Open house on 8/28/2016 at 60 Mill St Franklin, MA 02038

Date: 08/28/2016 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
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Nicely sited on a large, level lot, this home sits back from the road setting the stage for great curb appeal. Bright, airy, and spacious, this home offers the perfect balance of distinct usable rooms and the flow of an open floor plan. The cabinet filled, stainless kitchen opens comfortably to dining and family room areas. Fireside, inviting living space will be a favorite. There are two separate staircases to bedrooms on 2nd floor. You’ll find hardwood floors, generous closet space, central air, 2 full baths and replacement windows. Deck and patio overlook a private sunny back yard morning and afternoon. Love to garden? The raised beds are already in place. Full, large very finishable basement has high ceilings offers amazing storage space and two oil tanks for the economically minded. Conveniently located with less than 3 miles to commuter rail, highways, shopping. Franklin MA. Fantastic schools & community!

Open house on 8/28/2016 at 806 Franklin Crossing Franklin, MA 02038

Date: 08/28/2016 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
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RENTERS OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY AUG 28 FROM 11 -1. Sun filled 2 bedroom available for September occupancy at Franklin Crossng. Spacious rooms, Updated kitchen and bath. Master with walk in closet. Balcony overlooks wooded back yard. Central Air. Laundry available in the building. Pool, tennis, playground. Minutes to shopping, highway and commuter rail station. Good references and credit required. Showings start Aug 19.

Single-Family – 668 Franklin St Wrentham, MA 02093 now has a new price of $369,900!

FOR THE HOMEOWNER THAT IS LOOKING FOR PERFECTION! Gorgeous 4 bedroom village Colonial will steal your heart. Offering the charm and nostalgia of an antique BUT with updated systems that include a NEW HEATING SYSTEM, UPDATED ELECTRICAL, NEW ROOF, NEW WINDOWS, NEW KITCHEN AND BATHS. Gleaming wood floors, high ceilings and wide moldings. Stunning, fully applianced, granite kitchen. This home offers 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths and a first floor laundry. Situated on an acre lot with private back yard. Easy access to commuter rail and major commuting routes and shopping. Less than 1 mile to Sweat Beach on fully recreational Lake Pearl.

This is a Colonial style home and features 7 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 1.00 Acres, and is currently available for $369,900.

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Finishing Your Basement

If you are looking to increase the living space in your home, the answer might just be right under your feet. Remodeling your basement has the potential of uniquely transforming the look of your home. Although this has a unique set of challenges, with proper planning, it can be achieved. Here are some tips on how to remodel your basement into a functional living space.

Make a Family Room

The basement is a great place for casual social activities, a perfect spot where the entire family can get together and relax with a board game or a big screen television. Make it inviting and alluring, just like any other room in the home. Some new furniture, a great sound system and excellent lightening would be a great way to start.

Include a Bath and Bedroom

Adding a bedroom and a bath makes the basement an ideal suite for guests. The dimensions should be determined by who will use it. For a double bed, you will need a minimum of 125 square feet, for twin beds, 150 square feet will serve your needs. When adding a bedroom, be certain there is an emergency exit that leads directly outside.  A professional will need to be consulted in regards to adding a bathroom as specific regulations will apply.

Add a Kitchen

With a mini kitchen in the basement, entertainment gets easier. This would require access to hot and cold water, electrical outlets, exhaust vents, a small dish washer, under counter refrigerator and anything else that would allow for more comfortable living.

Design a Safe and Attractive Staircase

In most homes, there is a staircase leading to the basement. When remodeling, take the opportunity to improve the look of this entryway to your new living space. If it is not properly positioned, consider moving it to a better location. Consult with a designer or an architect for guidance on redesigning your stairway.

Add Windows

Adding windows is great for basements, but this task is better left to the professionals. If this is properly done, it will improve the ventilation, add light, and make it very comfortable. Adding windows may require digging a window well. A retaining wall made of masonry, limestone blocks, or treated landscape timbers should be added to the well. If properly done, it could also serve as an emergency exit.

Finish the Walls.

The walls of the foundation are usually made of poured concrete and reinforcement materials. Cover the walls with materials of your choice. Plywood, paneling or any material that would make the area more inviting.  For example, covering the walls in the living area with sheets of maple-veneer would add an arts and crafts feel to the room. There are many options and trained professionals that can help you achieve the look you want.

Finish The Ceilings

Basically, there are three options available to you when remodeling the basement ceilings, leave the pipes and duct work exposed, conceal it with a dry panel or hide everything with a suspended or drop ceiling.

Choose Comfortable Flooring

In most cases, basement floors are made of concrete, unless plywood sub-flooring has been installed. Concrete works with most floor finish choices like tile, carpet, vinyl and paint. For below grade installation, solid wood flooring is not recommended as it shrinks and expands causing gaps.   However, engineered wood flooring is recommended as it shrinks less.