PRICE REDUCED! Move right in! Charming 3 bedroom Colonial with many updates, meticulously cared for. Newer kitchen with plenty of cabinets, living and dining rooms are bright and open with gorgeous hardwood floors and coffered ceilings. Wide pine floors in 2 of 3 bedrooms, updated bath plus 2 additional heated rooms in walk-up third floor attic – possible office or playroom with extra storage closet. Newer roof and replacement windows, beautiful perennial filled yard, deck and fenced-in level lot in the back. Conveniently located near parks, shopping and highways.

This is a Colonial style home and features 6 total rooms, 1 full bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.11 Acres, and is currently available for $249,999.

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Did you know that sealing and insulating your home is one of the most cost-effective ways to make a home more comfortable and energy efficient? It is a project that is also easily done yourself. The heating and cooling of your home accounts for about 50 percent to 70 percent of the energy used. So unless your home was built as an energy-efficient home, adding insulation will probably reduce your utility bills. Even a small amount of insulation-if properly installed-can reduce energy costs dramatically.

Energy Star has created a comprehensive do-it-yourself guide to sealing and insulating your home. The guide provides step by step instructions and photos to:

1.Learn how to find and seal hidden attic and basement air leaks

2.Determine if your attic insulation is adequate, and learn how to add more

3.Make sure your improvements are done safely

4.Reduce energy bills and help protect the environment

Click here to download the guide.

Make sure to check your state and local codes before starting any project and follow all safety precautions.

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The kitchen sponge is one of the dirtiest things in the kitchen. They are used for washing dishes, cleaning kitchen appliances and wiping up food spills. Sponges can harbor harmful bacteria and when left unsantized can spread food-borne illnesses and bacteria all over your kitchen. In order to prevent contamination, you should sterilize your sponges weekly. Here is a simple way to clean your sponge and create a healthier kitchen environment:

Things You Will Need:

  • Cool water
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Microwave

1. Rinse the sponge with cool water and wring out any excess liquid.

2. Pour 1/2 cup of cool water in a microwave safe bowl.

3. Lay the sponge in the bowl of cool water.

4. Place the bowl in the microwave.

5. Microwave on the highest heat setting for 2 minutes.

6. Let the bowl cool completely before removing it from the microwave.

7. Do not remove the sponge from the bowl until the water has cooled thoroughly.

Note: If you don’t have a microwave you can substitute a dishwasher’s drying cycle for the two minutes in the microwave.

 

If you are looking to completely transform your space no need to call the contractor, you can change a room for a lot less hassle and money.  All you need is some paint and a little imagination to create a completely new look.

Here are a few tips on ways to add color to your space:

Add patterns to your walls with stripes or stencils. You can get the look of wallpaper without the mess and cost.

Update kitchen cabinets with a fresh coat of paint and updated knobs and pulls.

Restore old wood paneling by painting it a neutral color. This will give it a fresh, clean and modern look.

Transform dark spaces by painting the walls in light and bright colors. Colors with a high light reflectance value work best in dark room like in the basement.

Create an accent wall. This will create a bold statement in a room. Use the 60-30-10 color rule: 60% in the dominant color, 30% from a different color family and 10% in an accent color.

You can paint anything. Try painting accessories in bright colors too. Side chairs, tables, frames and more make great places for a pop of color.

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