Windows are like the eyes of your home. They come in different sizes, styles and colors.Install the right windows and you could make your house look bigger. Quality windows could also improve your mood, help you to enjoy deeper sleep and inspire you to be more alert during the day, especially if you work out of a home office.
Beautiful window options that make your house look bigger
A low cost option that gives your rooms a larger look and feel are windows with thin or only a single pane. These types of windows may go from the ceiling to the floor. They also come in short, long designs. If you doubt that these windows can make a room appear larger, visit a business.
Many large companies have only one large pane. Museums are another facility with windows with thin or single glass panes. Notice how large the room feels. These windows can also make your house look bigger.
- Bay windows (These windows not only make your house look bigger, they also add personality to your house, from the inside and out).
- Forget dark, heavy drapes (The more well lit your house is, the larger the interior of your house may appear. Great natural light streaming into your house also lifts your mood.)
- Tall, clear windows (Again, opt for thin or single pane windows. Tall, clear windows work whether they are glass or plexi-glass.)
- Decorate horizontal edges of window panes with a line of beige, tan, light green or another pastel color
- Install windows so that you can look out at your yard
- Put your widescreen television close to a window,just make sure that there is no glare
- Install windows near cathedral ceilings. Wide windows work well near cathedral ceilings.
- Place your sofa near a window (The more outdoors you bring into your home, even it’s only by putting great outdoor landscapes within each reach of your windows, the larger your house may feel.)
- Windows in the ceiling (Don’t stop with installing regular windows. Install windows in your ceiling too.)
- Long mirrors (Intersperse long mirrors between windows. It also works to place long mirrors next to glass shower doors.)
- Exterior wood shutters (can make your house look smaller, especially if the shutter doors don’t open fully)
- Efficient, insulated windows help lower utility bills
Neutral colors on your house walls work like light colored drapes. They offer a brighter, more vibrant look and feel to a room. Lighter, neutral colors can also make a room appear larger. When you combine colors and window treatment textures with window sizes, shapes and designs, you can enjoy greater benefits of your work. You might even decide that your current house does, in fact, meet all of your space needs. Removing clutter from your house is another easy fix to a larger house. So too is getting and staying organized.
WOW!!!! THIS IS READY TO GO! NEWER CARPETING THROUGHOUT THIS FIRST FLOOR UNIT. ENJOY THE BRIGHT & SUNNY LIVING ROOM AS YOU LOOK OUT YOUR GLASS SLIDING DOORS TO YOUR PATIO! YOU’LL LOVE THE NEW SLIDERS WITH THE BUILT IN BLINDS! EVEN THE DOORS HAVE BEEN UPGRADED TO SOLID WOOD 6 PANEL DOORS & HARDWARE! THE KITCHEN OFFERS A GOOD AMOUNT OF SPACE WITH CLOSET THAT COULD BE USED AS PRIVATE LAUNDRY BUT WITH THE LAUNDRY ROOM OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR WHY NOT HAVE A PANTRY! BATHROOM IS ALL TILED WITH UPGRADED COUNTER, HARDWARE & TOILET!! THERE IS NOTHING TO DO HERE BUT MOVE IN BEFORE SUMMER SO YOU CAN ENJOY THE POOL! POOL IS LOCATED RIGHT OUT SIDE YOUR SLIDERS JUST A SHORT STRAIGHT WALK BACK. ENJOY THE PATIO WITH SOME TABLES, CHAIRS AND A GRILL! THIS IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR EMPTY NESTERS OR A YOUNG FAMILY JUST STARTING OUT, NO STAIRS REQUIRED HERE!!! HURRY AT THIS PRICE THIS WON’T LAST LONG! APPLIANCES ARE NEWER AND STAY WITH THE UNIT INCLUDING THE NEW AIR CONDITIONING UNIT!!!
This Single-Family in Southbridge, MA recently sold for $165,000.
This is a Colonial style home and features 5 total rooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.80 acres, and was sold by
Kim D’Elia – EXIT Realty Partners
Buying a home can be a daunting and nerve-wracking experience, especially if it’s your first time. Many first time homebuyers go into the process with little preparation other than financial planning. One great tool to have if you’re entering the housing market for the first time is a timeline to owning your first home.
Why you need a timeline
There are innumerable benefits to having a timeline for buying a home. There’s are several steps and a lot of information to remember during the buying process. Having a timeline will make sure you stay on top of those steps.
Knowing that you’re keeping up with your end of the deal will help you feel more relaxed and confident as you enter into this important step of your life. It will relieve anxieties that you are forgetting something or that you are overwhelmed and behind on the process.
Before you start…
There are a number of helpful tools to making a timeline. If you’re the type who is constantly on your laptop or smartphone, you can keep your timeline in a document or spreadsheet there and make sure it’s synced up between your devices so you can refer to it when needed.
If you’re more of an App kind of person, there are several apps on the market for helping you keep on schedule. They’ll give you updates periodically and remind you when an upcoming task is due.
Do you still keep a hard copy planner and carry it in your bag wherever you go? If so, consider drawing up a physical timeline that you can refer to. Just make sure you write it in pencil because you will invariably need to update it now and then.
Dates for your timeline
Here are some items you should strongly consider putting on your home buying timeline. Everyone’s timeline is different because each person has their own requirements when it comes to how soon they want to move. Give yourself realistic dates and look ahead on the calendar to make sure your items don’t conflict with holidays or upcoming vacations.
- Consider more than finances. Before contacting realtors or even before browsing listings online think about your own goals. If you’re moving with another person think about your futures and where your careers may take you. The first date on your timeline should be a long discussion about the future and what you would like it to look like.
- Crunch the numbers. Consider your savings, expenses, current income, and projected income. As a general rule, don’t look into buying homes over 2-3 times your income.
- Research lenders. Odds are you’ll have a mortgage for quite some time, therefore you’ll want to make sure your relationship with your lender is ideal. Read reviews, speak with several lenders, and talk to your friends and family about their experiences.
- Research insurance. The sooner you know how much you’ll be paying in insurance the better.
- Get pre-approved. Doing this early tells home sellers that you are a qualified buyer.
- House hunt. This is the fun part. Give yourself plenty of time to consider options.
- Make an offer. Consider the features of the home, the cost of he homes in the neighborhood, and the seller’s disposition toward the home (whether they need to sell it quickly or are just testing the water).
- Double check your contracts. Re-read all of your paperwork and make copies/back it up.