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Posted by Diane Horrigan on 9/19/2018

Ready to transform an ordinary kitchen into a stellar one? With a kitchen cleaning checklist, any home seller can revamp a kitchen's look and feel.

Ultimately, there are several things to include in a kitchen cleaning checklist, such as:

1. Countertops

If you cook regularly, your kitchen countertops may become messy. Plus, if you store a wide range of items on your kitchen countertops, these items may collect dust over time.

Fortunately, it usually doesn't take long for a home seller to clean kitchen countertops and improve their overall appearance.

It may prove to be worthwhile to clean the kitchen countertops daily. Wiping down the countertops regularly ensures that dust and debris can be eliminated before they cause long-lasting damage.

Furthermore, don't forget to eliminate as much clutter as possible from your kitchen countertops. This will enable you to show off the true beauty of your kitchen countertops, thereby increasing the likelihood that potential homebuyers will be impressed by your home's kitchen.

2. Floors

If food particles fall onto the floor while you're cooking – and you fail to clean them up in a timely fashion – serious problems may arise in your kitchen. However, a diligent home seller will know how to keep the kitchen floors looking great at all times.

Cleaning the kitchen floors typically is a weekly task that may require just a few minutes to complete.

If you have tile floors in your kitchen, warm water can be used to wipe down the floors as needed. Also, sweeping or vacuuming tile floors will enable you to get rid of loose soil and grit.

Comparatively, if you have hardwood floors in your kitchen, boiling water may prove to be essential. Wash your kitchen's hardwood floors thoroughly, and you can enhance their appearance in no time at all.

3. Sink

Believe it or not, the kitchen sink can make a world of difference in the eyes of potential homebuyers. If you dedicate the necessary time and resources to clean the kitchen sink, you should have no trouble impressing homebuyers any time they check out your house's kitchen.

Using a general-purpose cleaner is all it takes to clean a kitchen sink. After you apply the cleaner, wipe the sink dry, and you're good to go.

Daily kitchen sink cleaning is paramount. If you spend even a few minutes each day cleaning the kitchen sink, you can maintain the sink's appearance both now and in the future.

If you need additional help with kitchen cleaning, don't hesitate to reach out to a home cleaning company for assistance. This business hires professionals who understand the ins and outs of cleaning a kitchen – as well as other areas of a home – and will help you revamp a house's appearance.

Lastly, feel free to contact a real estate agent for support throughout the home selling process. With an expert real estate agent at your side, you can boost your chances of getting the best price for your residence.





Posted by Diane Horrigan on 9/12/2018

You may think that building a fence on your property will be a great idea. Whether you have a dog and want them to be able to roam free in the yard, or are just looking to get some more privacy, there’s things you should have in place before you build a fence. 


Have An Idea Of What You Want


Once you know why you want to install the fence, you can decide what type of fence you’ll need. Do you want a basic chain link fence? Are there regulations on what type of fence you need to put up around your pool? Does your HOA require that you check with them before you install a fence? You’ll need to answer these questions and fill your own desires in order to get the type of fence that you want. 


Decide On What Material You Need


The material you buy for your fence will decide what kind of maintenance that you’ll have to do in the future. Wooden fences, for example, may need to be stained or painted from time to time. The wood can also warp over time due to rotting. Other materials that you may use for a fence include aluminum, steel, wrought iron and bamboo. Each of these materials has pros and cons including the amount of rusting, and the need for replacement and repairing. 


You Can Mix Fencing Materials


To save money, you can mix your fencing materials up a bit. In the front, you could do a picket fence that’s connected to a chain link fence in the back. Mixing the right fencing materials can look good and work with your finances.  


A Little Research Goes A Long Way


You can talk to people you know in order to find out what’s the best course of action in putting up a fence. Sometimes, even building codes can inhibit what type of fence you’re able to put up. Your friends and neighbors may also have some great advice for you as to what type of fence will be good for your property and needs. 


Use Planted Materials


If putting up a fence seems like a daunting process, you may want to try using bushes and other greenery to make borders on your property. 


Check With Your Neighbors


Be a good neighbor and let them know your plans to put up a fence. Nothing is worse than having a neighborly feud over a few inches of property line or the blocking of a view. You may even be able to go in on building a fence with your neighbor, just make sure that you have an agreement in writing.






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Categories: Home Improvements   fences  


Posted by Diane Horrigan on 9/11/2018


8 Meadowbrook Rd, Saugus, MA 01906

Single-Family

$465,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Nothing to do But Move Right In! Whether your Just Starting Out or Sizing Down This Ones For You! Open Concept Ranch Features Updated Windows, Roof, Electric, and Central Air! 2+ Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Fireplace Living Room and Custom Kitchen with Cherry Cabinets,and Granite Counters. PLUS Full Finished Lower Level Family Room all Tiled with Full Bath. More Features incl New Heated Sunroom off Kitchen, New Oil Tank, Front Walkway and Freshly Painted Interior. 1 Car Garage with Two Driveways, New Storage Room and Fenced in Yard on Quiet Side Street. Don't Miss Out...This One Wont Last!
Open House
Thursday
September 13 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
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Posted by Diane Horrigan on 9/11/2018


8 Meadowbrook Rd, Saugus, MA 01906

Single-Family

$465,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Nothing to do But Move Right In! Whether your Just Starting Out or Sizing Down This Ones For You! Open Concept Ranch Features Updated Windows, Roof, Electric, and Central Air! 2+ Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Fireplace Living Room and Custom Kitchen with Cherry Cabinets,and Granite Counters. PLUS Full Finished Lower Level Family Room all Tiled with Full Bath. More Features incl New Heated Sunroom off Kitchen, New Oil Tank, Front Walkway and Freshly Painted Interior. 1 Car Garage with Two Driveways, New Storage Room and Fenced in Yard on Quiet Side Street. Don't Miss Out...This One Wont Last!
Open House
Thursday
September 13 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 8 Meadowbrook Rd, Saugus, MA 01906    Get Directions

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Categories: Open House  


Posted by Diane Horrigan on 9/11/2018


8 Meadowbrook Rd, Saugus, MA 01906

Single-Family

$465,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Nothing to do But Move Right In! Whether your Just Starting Out or Sizing Down This Ones For You! Open Concept Ranch Features Updated Windows, Roof, Electric, and Central Air! 2+ Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Fireplace Living Room and Custom Kitchen with Cherry Cabinets,and Granite Counters. PLUS Full Finished Lower Level Family Room all Tiled with Full Bath. More Features incl New Heated Sunroom off Kitchen, New Oil Tank, Front Walkway and Freshly Painted Interior. 1 Car Garage with Two Driveways, New Storage Room and Fenced in Yard on Quiet Side Street. Don't Miss Out...This One Wont Last!
Open House
Thursday
September 13 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 8 Meadowbrook Rd, Saugus, MA 01906    Get Directions

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Categories: Open House