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Posted by George P. Goulas on 5/22/2019

Tile work can be a beautiful way to revamp a space in your home. The design or color of the tile can accent an area. Designing an eye-catching layout of tiles may also be a way to create a statement throughout a room. Many different materials comprise the term "tile."

Pick the Perfect Fit 

Tiles may be ceramic, stone, porcelain, or glass. Those are just a few of the options you can readily find on the market. Not all materials will be appropriate for every project. When researching what tiles to use, pay attention to the environment for the tile project. Bathrooms, for instance, will need tiles rated for exposure to high levels of moisture. Entryway and kitchen floors will need to be very durable in those high-traffic areas. Tile work that is more decorative as in a backsplash or alcove may be less about function and more about design. Some materials can be glazed or sealed to help with durability. Others are only decorative in nature and useful just in places where somewhat protected. 

Inspired Creativity

Choosing the size and shape of the tile may be fun and exciting with so many unique and creative tiles on the market. Research current design ideas that may appeal to your style. Many new-construction model homes can give you great inspiration. Home improvement stores have design centers where you can look, touch, and ask your questions about any tile project you have in mind. Remember, however, that if you are not living in your forever-home, a final product that is too unique may be a detraction when putting your home on the market.

Holding it all 

Together The grout that holds your tiles in place is another thing to research. Grout comes in many colors, and so you should include it as part of the design element. Most of the grout you see will be visually neutral to the overall tiling project. Most of the time you will see a grey or white grouting. Other color grout options add a more unique, creative finished product. Or check out some of the new groutless tile projects available. 

Take your Time

Planning a tile project takes careful measurements. You may want to sketch it out on graph paper a couple of different times to triple check measurements and math calculations. These types of projects are a significant investment, and incorrect measurements can cause costly mistakes. Tiling projects will require patience and time.




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Posted by George P. Goulas on 5/18/2019

This Land in Dudley, MA recently sold for $53,000. This style home was sold by George P. Goulas - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY.


Lot 32-1 Old Southbridge Rd, Dudley, MA 01571

Quinebaug

Land

$55,900
Price
$53,000
Sale Price

1.00
Acres
Residential
Land Type
HAVE YOU BEEN THINKING OF BUILDING YOUR DREAM HOME ON A BEAUTIFUL LOT IN A DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOOD & IN THE WONDERFUL TOWN OF DUDLEY? WELL, HERE IT IS. DON'T WALK, RUN TO YOUR CAR & COME TO SEE THIS MAGNIFICENT PROPERTY. THIS IS 1 OF 4 LOTS AVAILABLE FROM WHAT USED TO BE A FAMILY FARM, WHICH HAS BEEN SUBDIVIDED INTO BUILDABLE LOTS. THIS DESIRABLE LOT IS EXACTLY 1 ACRE, HAS 150 FEET OF ROAD FRONTAGE ON OLD SOUTHBRIDGE RD & GOES BACK ABOUT 350 FEET. THE LOT IS FLAT & DRY AND COMES WITH A PERC TEST & A FULLY-APPROVED SEPTIC DESIGN. NEW HOME IS BEING BUILT RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET. YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IN A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD WITH BIG, BEAUTIFUL HOMES. LOT IS LOCATED BETWEEN 83 & 93 OLD SOUTHBRIDGE RD IN DUDLEY. THE NEW HOUSE NUMBER WOULD PROBABLY BE 87 OLD SOUTHBRIDGE RD. MUST SEE! PRICED FOR A QUICK SALE. DO YOU HAVE A HOUSE TO SELL? WE CAN HELP YOU MAKE THE TRANSITION FROM YOUR CURRENT HOME TO YOUR NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME. CALL NOW FOR DETAILS!






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Posted by George P. Goulas on 5/15/2019

This Single-Family in Charlton, MA recently sold for $375,312. This Colonial,Multi-Level style home was sold by George P. Goulas - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY.


13 Meadow Lane, Charlton, MA 01507

Single-Family

$391,000
Price
$375,312
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Net Selling Price: $368,312. Selling Price: $375,312 less $7,000 for Buyer's Closing Cost Credit. Incredible home in a great neighborhood. Are you looking for a HUGE home with enough square footage to accommodate your family and extended family? This is the one you've been looking for with over 4,300 sq.ft. of living space on all 4 levels, it is the best value in town at approx. $90 per sq.ft. In today's market, you can't build this for less than $600K in such a great neighborhood. The bright & sunny walk-out basement has full-size windows and a door that walks out to the private & flat back yard that abuts open space conservation land. Original owner has meticulously maintained this wonderful home in excellent condition and recently remodeled the master bathroom with granite counter, reglazed jet-tub & shower, installed a new boiler, new Mitsubishi A/C & Heating Units and so much more. This solid home was built to last with high-end features like solid-core wood doors.

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Posted by George P. Goulas on 5/15/2019

Buying a home with an in-law suite provides many families with peace of mind for years to come. Whether or not your parents donít get around as well as they used to or youíre planning ahead for the years ahead, youíll always be a stone's throw away from them. And while this isnít a topic most like to think or plan for, it's never one youíll wish you were less informed on.

When shopping around for homes with an in-law suite look for those that are a single story and open floor plan. Come crutches, walker or wheelchair this layout guarantees its inhabitants full access to every room. No chairlift required.

Some things that are especially beneficial when youíre feeling the effects of age are helpful to those at any age. 

Consider these home upgrades first:

Switch out all door knobs for handles. The twisting action of a doorknob is hard and sometimes even impossible for arthritic hands. But it also makes for easier access to any room if youíre hands are full with a laundry basket, groceries or toddler.

A grab bar should be installed in every bathtub. Everyone is susceptible to the slippery surface of the tub. However, as we age our balance and coordination begins to become compromised. A horizontal bar along the length of the tub can multitask as a grab bar and place to keep shampoo bottles and facecloths. This placement is also more subtle than a bunch of horizontal and vertically placed bars.

Another feature every home should have? A motion-sense light outside. Our eyes are no more immune to age than the rest of our body. This makes getting around in the dark much more difficult. Coupled with balance could cause a very severe accident. If your new home doesnít already have a motion sense lamp this is one upgrade that is best made ASAP.

Once you have the basics in place consider these upgrades your loved ones will really appreciate:

A hand-held shower head with the option of a waist height wall mount. For when movement is limited and especially for those who need to sit while bathing.

A built-in shower bench. This upgrade is really just a nice touch especially compared to the white metal chairs that feel more like an afterthought.

Textured flooring. Tile can get slippery especially when wet. Installing textured flooring can help avoid that infamous ďhelp Iíve fallen and I canít get upĒ scene from playing out.

Railing along the stairs; ideally along both sides. Stairs can be a dangerous place for anyone especially if we are in a hurry or not paying attention. Having a railing to hold on to will help your loved ones keep their balance.





Posted by George P. Goulas on 5/14/2019


231 North Sturbridge Rd, Charlton, MA 01507

Charlton Depot

Single-Family

$310,000
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MAY 19th (12-1) OWNER'S PRIDE SHINES THROUGH THIS MAGNIFICENT CAPE THAT HAS BEEN UPDATED & METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. HERE'S YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY THE COUNTRY LIVING IN THIS BIG, BEAUTIFUL HOME WITH ALL THE FABULOUS FEATURES YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, NEW HIGH-END ARMSTRONG FLOORING THAT IS WATERPROOF & SHATTERPROOF, REMODELLED BATHS WITH GRANITE COUNTERTOPS & GRANITE-FAUX SHOWER WALL THAT LOOKS TOTALLY INCREDIBLE. HARDWOOD FLRS IN THE LIVING ROOM, DINING AREA & 1ST-FL BEDROOM. HUGE 2-CAR GARAGE UNDER, ANOTHER 3rd GARAGE THAT IS DETACHED FROM THE HOUSE & HAS PLENTY OF ROOM FOR STORAGE. FINISHED WALK-OUT BASEMENT WITH PLENTY OF STORAGE THAT WOULD MAKE A GREAT EXERCISE ROOF OR PLAYROOM FOR THE KIDS. YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS WILL ENJOY THE HUGE 24x12 DECK OVERLOOKING THE BIG, PRIVATE BACK YARD & THE 36x5 COVERED FRONT PORCH WHERE YOU CAN RELAX & ENJOY THE TRANQUILITY OF THE BABBLING BROOK IN YOUR FRONT YARD.
Open House
Sunday
May 19 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MAY 19th (12-1) OWNER'S PRIDE SHINES THROUGH THIS MAGNIFICENT CAPE THAT HAS BEEN UPDATED & METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. HERE'S YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY THE COUNTRY LIVING IN THIS BIG, BEAUTIFUL HOME WITH ALL THE FABULOUS FEATURES YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, NEW HIGH-END ARMSTRONG FLOORING THAT IS WATERPROOF & SHATTERPROOF, REMODELLED BATHS WITH GRANITE COUNTERTOPS & GRANITE-FAUX SHOWER WALL THAT LOOKS TOTALLY INCREDIBLE.
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