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Posted by George P. Goulas on 6/10/2020

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If you’re looking to light up your house or yard using a quick and easy DIY method, a variety of solar lights fit the bill.  You can choose from many elegant styles, with no extension cords required.  Solar lights can be mounted, placed into the ground on stakes, hang as lanterns or on strings, or set on a flat surface as a votive.  Generally, they last about 4 years, and the solar batteries can be replaced to extend their life.  Going solar with your outdoor lighting makes a perfect way for renters to illuminate their porches and yards; besides being easy to install, they are just as easy to remove and take with you when you leave, with no value lost.  

Your Home

Lighting that illuminates the vertical surface of your house at night, or uplighting, adds security as well as a polished look.  Uplighting beautifully highlights your house siding and porch at night.  This can be easily achieved with solar lights on the brighter end of the spectrum mounted on stakes.  Look for individual lights without top shades to place in the ground near the base of your siding so that light will be directed upward along the face of the house.  

Your Garden

Any type of garden, from a rock garden with succulents to a less-manicured country garden, can benefit from standout flowers and greenery being lit from below.  Smaller lights placed down in between the leaves of plants and directed upward give them a soft glow, or set them beside or between plants if you want to feature the light itself.  You can use the mini covered lamps on stakes or the candle-like cylinders. 

Solar lights are also available in a holiday-like spray of tiny lights.  You can style these in mini-sprays among plants, yard ornaments, around pools or outdoor kitchens, across fences, or cover your tree trunks to highlight trees all year long. 

Pathways and Driveways

Staggered lighting from in-ground stake or cylinder lights look great along stepping stone walkways or driveways.  Lights with a metal shade on top lining paths give a classy, finished look.  Candle-like lights can sit on top of short posts along walkways or near plants, or secure them by drilling a large hole through the center of your posts to insert staked solar lights.

Predator Deterrent

Particularly if you live in a rural area and want to keep pets safe by discouraging predators from entering your yard, the more well-lit your yard is at night, the better.  Your best bet might be a motion-detector spotlight facing out in the direction where you would expect wildlife to come from.  A bright light shining suddenly on them startles and disorients predators, and they will likely decide that encroaching this far into human territory isn’t worth it.  Find a spot to post your spotlight so it will point at and expose oncoming wild animals. Mount the attached solar panel at an angle that will allow it to soak up the most overhead sunlight during the day.




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Posted by George P. Goulas on 6/7/2020

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN REMODELED WITH ALL NEW ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, ROOF, HEATING SYSTEM, INSULATION, WELL & WATER SOFTENING SYSTEM & MORE WITH TOP-QUALITY MATERIALS. YOU WILL LOVE THE NEW KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTERTOP & ALL NEW STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES THAT IS OPEN TO THE DINING ROOM. HARDWOOD FLOORS IN THE DINING ROOM, LIVING ROOM & ALL THE BEDROOMS. BATHROOM HAS GRANITE VANITY, DECORATIVE TILE WALL AROUND THE BATHTUB & CERAMIC TILE FLOOR. THE GARAGE HAS BEEN REINFORCED, VINIL-SIDED & UPDATED WITH NEW ROOF, ELECTRIC PANEL & AN EXTRA MAN DOOR ON THE SIDE. IDEAL PROPERTY FOR ANYONE LOOKING FOR ONE-LEVEL LIVING WITH HOME OFFICE EXPOSURE OR THINKING OF STARTING A NEW BUSINESS OUT OF THEIR HOME. LOCATED ON WEST MAIN ST (RT.197) IN FRONT OF YUMMY'S RESTAURANT, WHICH IS NEAR THE CONNECTICUT STATE LINE & ONE MILE TO NICHOLS COLLEGE. ENJOY THE OUTDOORS & THE SOUND OF THE BABBLING BROOK ON THE BIG CONCRETE PATIO IN YOUR BACK YARD NEXT TO THE GARAGE. WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN? CALL NOW

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Posted by George P. Goulas on 6/6/2020

THIS PRIVATE, ESTATE LOT WITH 5+ ACRES IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR. THE SELLER HAS COMPLETED ALL THE ENGINEERING ON THIS BIG RESIDENTIAL LOT & IS NOW READY FOR YOUR NEW DREAM HOME. BRING YOUR FAMILY TO THIS BEAUTIFUL SPOT & ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF COUNTRY LIVING & PLAYING. LOT IS NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF OSGOOD RD WHERE YOU WILL FIND MANY NEW, HIGH-END HOMES. LOT IS LEVEL IN THE FRONT & HAS A GENTLE SLOPE UPWARDS IN THE BACK, WHICH IS PERFECT FOR ANYONE LOOKING TO BUILD A HOME OFF THE ROAD FOR COMPLETE PRIVACY. CALL NOW FOR A COPY OF THE SURVEY & ALL THE DETAILS. LOCAL BUILDERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR BUILT-TO-SUITE HOUSE PLANS OF YOUR CHOICE OR YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM A LIST OF HOUSE PLANS. LOT IS NEAR THE CENTER OF TOWN, JUST MINUTES TO MAJOR HIGHWAYS (RT.20, MASS PIKE & I-84). EXCELLENT SCHOOL SYSTEM & STORES NEARBY IN STURBRIDGE. YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE INSTANTLY WITH THIS MAGNIFICENT LOT HAS BEEN PRICED FOR A QUICK SALE. MUST SEE TO FULLY APPRECIATE. CALL NOW!

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Posted by George P. Goulas on 6/4/2020

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 6/7/20 From 11am-12noon. THIS GORGEOUS HOME HAS BEEN REMODELED WITH ALL NEW ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, ROOF, HEATING SYSTEM, INSULATION, WELL & WATER SOFTENING SYSTEM & MORE WITH TOP-QUALITY MATERIALS. YOU WILL LOVE YOUR NEW KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTERTOP & ALL NEW STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES THAT IS OPEN TO THE DINING ROOM. HARDWOOD FLOORS IN THE DINING ROOM, LIVING ROOM & ALL THE BEDROOMS. BATHROOM HAS GRANITE VANITY, DECORATIVE TILE WALL AROUND THE BATHTUB & CERAMIC TILE FLOOR. THE GARAGE HAS BEEN REINFORCED, VINIL-SIDED & UPDATED WITH NEW ROOF, ELECTRIC PANEL & AN EXTRA MAN DOOR ON THE SIDE. IDEAL HOME FOR ANYONE LOOKING FOR ONE-LEVEL LIVING OR THINKING OF STARTING A HOME BUSINESS. LOCATED ON WEST MAIN ST (RT.197) IN FRONT OF YUMMY'S RESTAURANT, WHICH IS NEAR THE CONNECTICUT STATE LINE & ONE MILE TO NICHOLS COLLEGE. ENJOY THE OUTDOORS & THE SOUND OF THE BABBLING BROOK ON YOUR BIG CONCRETE PATIO IN YOUR BACK YARD NEXT TO THE GARAGE. WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN? CALL NOW

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Posted by George P. Goulas on 6/3/2020

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 6/7/20 From 1-2 pm. MUST SEE THIS INCREDIBLE NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME WITH ALL THE EXTRAS ON YOUR WISH LIST. OPEN FLOOR PLAN, GRANITE KITCHEN, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, HARDWOOD FLOORS, GAS FIREPLACE, CENTRAL AIR, MAINTENANCE-FREE TREX DECKING, & BIG ROOMS. THE MASTER SUITE HAS PRIVATE FULL-BATH & HUGE WALK-IN CLOSET. BEAUTIFULLY FINISHED LOWER LEVEL WITH FULL WINDOWS FOR NATURAL SUNLIGHT & FULL BATH FOR POTENTIAL HOME BUSINESS OR SEPARATE INLAW SPACE. YOU WILL LOVE THE ACRE LOT WITH PLENTY OF ROOM FOR YOUR FAMILY TO PLAY & ENJOY. BACK YARD IS SO BIG & FLAT YOU COULD INSTAL AN OLYMPIC-SIZED SWIMMING POOL OR GROW YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN. YOU MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE THIS BRIGHT & SUNNY HOME THAT WAS BUILT TO LAST BY A REPUTABLE BUILDER WHO HAS BUILT HUNDREDS OF HOMES IN THE CHARLTON AREA. THIS OVERSIZED SPLIT IS PERFECT FOR A GROWING FAMILY LOOKING FOR A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY WITH AN EXCELLENT SCHOOL SYSTEM. EASY ACCESS TO RT.20 & I-395, 20 MINUTES TO WORCESTER.

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