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When you've been in the same home for a while, it is common to get an itch to switch things up a little bit. For many homeowners, this means renovating the kitchen. Renovation is a great way to not only add a little bit of style but also increase the value of the home at the same time. There are a few great ideas to think about when it comes to kitchen renovations.

Add a Backsplash

One of the most popular kitchen renovations is to install a backsplash. This is a great way to upgrade and personalize the food prep area. Furthermore, a backsplash is easy to clean, functional and durable. There are plenty of ideas that people can use to make their kitchen backsplash unique. Consider neutral stone tile with colored or patterned pieces randomly interspersed, a pressed metal design or colorful glass tiles.

Open Up The Area

Consider opening up additional space in and around your kitchen. This can be accomplished with the removal of upper cabinets, introducing a window or skylight or, for a larger-scale project, removing walls to connect with other rooms. If you can't change the floorplan of your room, swapping in glass-front cabinets or open shelving for your upper cabinets can create more visual space.

Add Flair to the Counters

Counters are a common target for kitchen renovations. Styles change and, over the years, you may find the need for additional space. One solution is to add a kitchen island. This adds both storage space and workspace for your kitchen. Don't be afraid to go with unique countertop materials like concrete or wood.

Upgrade the Appliances

Finally, consider upgrading appliances to incorporate new technology and conveniences. Newer appliances not only come with new features like convertible compartments and touch screens but are also more energy-efficient than older models. This means you might also be able to save additional money over time with this investment.



142 Washington St, Gardner, MA 01440

Multi-Family

$289,900
Price

3
Units
3,403
Approx. GLA
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a move in ready three family home. Perfect for investors looking for a low maintenance addition to their portfolio or owner occupants looking for a place to call home. Each level offers old world charm with modern updates. The main level features an open concept living room and kitchen with many updates including the kitchen! The other two units are also well maintained and spacious. All of the apartments are filled with natural light and have access to laundry hook ups. Updated heating systems, electrical, roof and more! Each apartment also has dedicated parking. There is even a small but private backyard.
Open House
Sunday
November 08 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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263-265 Main St, Gardner, MA 01440

Multi-Family

$269,900
Price

3
Units
2,632
Approx. GLA
Carefully maintained three family home great for investors or owner occupants! A true turn key building! Each apartment is bright, clean and updated. The layouts are functional with nice kitchens and baths on every level. All units have two nicely sized bedrooms plus a finished mudroom which makes a great work from home office. The basement has potential for coin op laundry. Updated porches are low maintenance and offer an outdoor area for each tenant. The oversized parking lot is easy to plow and offers overflow parking. There is even a two car garage for added storage or more rental income!
Open House
Sunday
November 08 at 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Please wear a mask per Covid guidelines
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 263-265 Main St, Gardner, MA 01440    Get Directions

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263-265 Main St, Gardner, MA 01440

Multi-Family

$269,900
Price

3
Units
2,632
Approx. GLA
Carefully maintained three family home great for investors or owner occupants! A true turn key building! Each apartment is bright, clean and updated. The layouts are functional with nice kitchens and baths on every level. All units have two nicely sized bedrooms plus a finished mudroom which makes a great work from home office. The basement has potential for coin op laundry. Updated porches are low maintenance and offer an outdoor area for each tenant. The oversized parking lot is easy to plow and offers overflow parking. There is even a two car garage for added storage or more rental income!
Open House
Sunday
November 08 at 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Please wear a mask per Covid guidelines
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 263-265 Main St, Gardner, MA 01440    Get Directions

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More and more communities are creating spaces for both individual homes and multifamily townhomes. Both styles offer lots of space, comfortable living and access to a neighborhood's amenities -- but there are some key differences that might make one style more suitable for you than another. Learning more about the differences between these styles of home can help you make the best possible decision for your family and needs. 

Luxury Townhomes vs. Single Family Homes -- What's the Difference? 

When luxury homes and townhomes are in the same neighborhood, they often have similar design styles, interiors and access to amenities, but there are some key differences to be aware of. Consider the following when you choose your next home. 

Your family size: How much space do you need, both now and in the future? A growing family may find that a bedroom is needed for each child and that more living space is better -- or will be in the future. Singles or retirees may need a guestroom and space to entertain, but not a lot of extra bedrooms or living space, so a smaller, more compact townhome may be the best bet. 

How much maintenance will you do? Do you love to garden, enjoy caring for the yard and the exterior of your home? If so, then a single family home will give you the space you need without being burdensome when it comes to maintenance. If you prefer to enjoy landscaping, hardscaping and even external maintenance and features that are cared for by someone else, then a townhome is likely a better option. 

How do you feel about stairs? It may not matter now, but there may be a day in the future that a single level home serves you better than a home with stairs. Many, but not all townhomes are multilevel, so be sure you are comfortable with steps (or have space to make accommodations later). SIngle family homes are often (but not always) on a single level, making the entire home accessible. 

Will you resell the home? If you expect to move again in a few years, then consider the resale value of the property. Your realtor is the best source of information here and can help you determine if one type of home moves more swiftly in your current location. Some markets can't keep up with demand for low-maintenance townhomes, while others have a huge demand for family homes. Knowing the preferences in your own area can help you determine how easy it will be to sell if you need to. 

Which Home is Right for You? 

Consider both your current needs and any potential future changes when you choose between these models. If you know you will have kids and want a big yard in the future, then a single family home is likely your best bet, even if you are not expecting right now. If you are enjoying your golden years, there may come a time that a big property and the care it needs may be too much for you -- investing in a stunning and comfortable townhome now will ensure you are comfortable later. 




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