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Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 8/14/2020

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Making your home a little more green won’t take much time or effort, but the results will pay off for years to come. You’ll consume fewer products, be exposed to fewer chemicals and even spend less money every month. Incorporate one or more of these easy green ideas into your home routine to see just how easy it is to live in an eco-friendly way.

  • Buy local: When it comes to food, items that are in season or produced near your home not only cost less, they don’t have to be trucked a long way to get to you. Less gasoline is consumed and your food is fresher, too, when you buy local produce, eggs and meat.
  • Swap out light bulbs: Swapping your conventional light bulbs for LED or smart bulbs can cut your energy consumption and the amount of bulbs you use. You don’t have to do this all at once, simply replace bulbs with more energy efficient models as they burn out.
  • Check for leaks: Faucets, outdoor hoses and toilets that run or leak are wasting water, and probably generating higher bills each month. Track down and repair leaks to conserve water and save.
  • Lower your water temperature: Lower the temperature on your water heater and you’ll save money. You’ll also make your home safer for kids or elderly family members, since overly hot water can lead to burns.
  • Green Clean: You can buy home cleaners that are made with fewer chemicals – or even make your own. Switch out over time, as you run out of conventional cleaners, and you’ll end up with a greener, healthier home.
  • Choose cloth over paper: It’s not always feasible, but using cloth napkins and towels in place of paper ones will cut your consumption. Save the disposable ones for bad spills and messes, and use cloth for everything else. You’ll use much less paper and see a dip in your spending, too.

Any of these ideas can help you go green at home, without much effort or expense. Choose one to start with and incorporate it into your routine – even small steps make a difference when you are opting for a greener lifestyle and home.

 




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Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 1/10/2020

One decorating principle thatís a huge help for any homeowner is that of layered lighting. This is the different aspects of lighting that youíll use in different rooms of your home to complete your lighting needs. The layers of light create a basis for the design of the room. These three main aspects of lighting also have a practical purpose which is nice as well. Below, youíll learn more about the three main components of lighting for any room of the house and how to best use them. 


Ambient Lighting


Ambient lighting is often the base of where people start with their lighting design in a room. This type of lighting allows you to get the overall feel for a space. The brightness level should be good enough for anyone to walk through the room without walking into things. The illumination may not be bright enough for activities that require a lot of focus like reading or chopping vegetables.


Accent Lighting 


If you think of a retail store and how the shiniest things have the brightest lights focused on them, youíll discover that you can use this type of lighting right in your home. Think of a chandelier hanging over a massive dining table. Accent lighting is usually for decorative purposes. The lumens that are given off are typically not enough for any other purpose than to attract attention to the item the light is shining on. This type of lighting is best used for things like display cabinets, statues, and china closets. The bottom line is that the accent light will add some drama without actually adding much practical use. 


Task Lighting


This type of lighting is important because itís what ensures that you wonít chop your hand off while youíre chopping up vegetables in the kitchen. Task lighting varies widely from room to room and can be anything from a desk lamp to a reading lamp to lights on the vanity for shaving and putting on makeup. Task lighting is all about being functional. When youíre trying to decide where to put your task lights think of everything from safety to convenience. The last thing you should worry about with task lighting is the look. While these lights are great under cabinets, for example, so the more creative you get with where to place your task lighting the better the look will be.  


Using this simple yet useful design principle can help you to light your entire home correctly. The right lighting can truly transform a space and give it the depth that it needs.            





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Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 4/11/2018


8 Thomas Morgan Ln, Salisbury, MA 01952

Single-Family

$435,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
NORTHPOINTE VILLAGE perfection! If you're looking for a better than new house, with the ease of condo living but the benefits of having your own single family residence, this is the community for you! Built for easy living, low maintenance and energy efficiency, this 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home is situated beautifully on a corner lot and provides an open concept floor plan, fireplaced living room, chef's kitchen with warm granite countertops and gorgeous cabinetry, wonderful Master bedroom suite with cathedral ceilings and walk-in closet, finished basement family room, 1 car attached garage, central AC and so much more! Centrally located minutes to the beaches, downtown Newburyport, and Routes 95, 495 and Route 1. Salisbury's affordable tax rate also makes this a smart buy for anyone considering a move to the Seacoast area. This special offering will not last!
Open House
Saturday
April 14 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 4/11/2018


424 Maple St, Danvers, MA 01923

Single-Family

$469,000
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
DANVERS perfection! This pristine Cape located near St. John's Prep has been lovingly improved by it's current owners and makes the perfect home for those buyers just starting out or for those looking to downsize! The floor plan is open, airy and full of light.Newly renovated kitchen features custom stainless countertops, white crisp cabinetry & stainless steel appliances and opens to the living/dining area. 3 spacious bedrooms, gorgeous full bath & mudroom (which connects to the 1 car garage) round out the 1st floor. The lower level has also been improved with a wonderful family room and office. A large level fenced in yard with patio area & shed provides plenty of room for all to play. Recent improvements include new kitchen, bath, windows, 200 amp electrical service and so much more. Centrally located with easy access to highways, commuter routes, St Johns Prep, shopping. This gem will not last! 1st showings at Commuter open house THUR, 4/12 5-6:30 pm and SUN 4/15 11-1pm
Open House
Thursday
April 12 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
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Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 4/11/2018


424 Maple St, Danvers, MA 01923

Single-Family

$469,000
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
DANVERS perfection! This pristine Cape located near St. John's Prep has been lovingly improved by it's current owners and makes the perfect home for those buyers just starting out or for those looking to downsize! The floor plan is open, airy and full of light.Newly renovated kitchen features custom stainless countertops, white crisp cabinetry & stainless steel appliances and opens to the living/dining area. 3 spacious bedrooms, gorgeous full bath & mudroom (which connects to the 1 car garage) round out the 1st floor. The lower level has also been improved with a wonderful family room and office. A large level fenced in yard with patio area & shed provides plenty of room for all to play. Recent improvements include new kitchen, bath, windows, 200 amp electrical service and so much more. Centrally located with easy access to highways, commuter routes, St Johns Prep, shopping. This gem will not last! 1st showings at Commuter open house THUR, 4/12 5-6:30 pm and SUN 4/15 11-1pm
Open House
Thursday
April 12 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 424 Maple St, Danvers, MA 01923    Get Directions

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