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Posted by Yvonne McNamara on 11/26/2017

Do the walls of your home ever feel bland and uninviting? What you need for your home is to add depth to the walls. Everything from the colors of the walls to what you place on them helps to give your rooms a feeling of sophisticated complexity. 


Try Using Contrast On Your Walls


If you choose a dark color for your walls, you can use bright colors as a contrast to bring out the prominent features of the room. 


Use Texture On Your Walls


You don’t have to rely on paint to color your walls. It’s a good idea for you to use some tapestry or cloth and hang it on the walls to help add texture and depth to a room.


Reflect On The Room


Using mirrors can help to make any room appear bigger. Mirrors are deceiving in a way, but when placed strategically, they can really add a lot to a room. Allowing for reflections in the room also adds depth and a larger feeling to the space, 


Don‘t Make A Space Too Busy


Avoid using a lot of colors in a room. While contrasting colors add something special to a space, bright, mismatched colors will only make you dizzy. 


Make Use Of Tile


Particularly in kitchens and bathrooms, tile can help to add some depth to the space. Your kitchen can be painted a lovely color and finding tiles to match for a backsplash can really help the room to stand out. Even the color grout that you use can help add complexity to a room. If you have brick, wood, or any kind of stone present in a room, be sure to help those features stand out. The best way to approach design sometimes is to take what you see in nature and bring it into your space. From earth tones to highlighting the natural features in your home, you can really make your home feel well-rounded from the inside out. 


Try Painting The Walls Different Colors


There’s no rule that says you need to paint a room all one color. Often, you can add a lot to a room just by having that one accent wall. Putting the piece of furniture that will be the focal point of the room on the accent wall can really bring out the features of the room. If your color scheme is leaning towards blues and whites, for example, paint each wall white except for one. Choose an alluring shade of blue for the accent wall. Be sure that your furniture matches with whatever wall color scheme that you choose as well.                 

Whether you’re recreating a room completely, or simply re-purposing what you have, it’s easy to make your design work for you and provide complexity and depth.




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Posted by Yvonne McNamara on 11/19/2017

"Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home!" That saying (and old song) has been around for generations, but it's as true today as it was a century ago. Almost everyone would agree that your home should be a refuge from the calamity and dangers of the outside world.

A related saying which has been repeated for even longer is "A man's home is his castle." That age-old concept not only emphasizes that fact that we all deserve to be safe and secure in our own homes, but it's also the basis for certain legal principles. Unfortunately, the mere existence of our rights as homeowners does not prevent burglaries, break-ins, and criminal intrusions from happening, so it's necessary to take steps to help protect your home and family from crime.

The good news is that there are literally dozens of things you can do to make your home a safer, more secure place. While it can be costly (but often worth it) to implement an elaborate, high-tech home security system, there are plenty of inexpensive measures you can take to discourage burglars. Here are a few crime-prevention tactics which can greatly reduce the chances of a break-in or intrusion taking place at your home.

Be security minded: If you live in a low-crime area, it's easy to let your guard down and become complacent. When it comes to keeping your property, family, and possessions secure, though, it's much better to "err on the side of caution." One regrettable mistake many people make is to leave their doors unlocked when they go out to "run a few quick errands." Not only can errands take longer than originally planned, but experienced burglars can be in and out of your home in minutes. By being consistent with locking doors and securing your home before you leave, you'll significantly reduce the chances of becoming a crime statistic. Instilling that awareness and those habits in your children is also an important element of any effective home security strategy.

Simple security solutions: Although glass panels alongside a front door can be an attractive design touch, it can provide potential intruders with a glimpse of the inside of your home -- including its layout, a view of valuables left out in the open, and whether your security system is activated. There are several ways you can obscure the view people have of your home's interior, including frosting the glass using a special spray, temporarily attaching a decorative window film, or installing etched glass. Customized window blinds may also do the trick.

Innovative ideas: Burglars generally tend to target homes that appear vacant or unsecured. Half the battle is creating the impression that someone is home, even if you're not. While you've undoubtedly heard about the technique of hooking up timers to your lights to make them go on and off at designated times, here's an interesting variation on the theme: You can purchase a device for $20 or $30 that simulates the flickering light that a TV gives off when it's being watched. While this is not a standalone or foolproof technique, it can be a low-cost part of an overall home security strategy.





Posted by Yvonne McNamara on 11/12/2017

When spring rolls around our backyards come alive with birds, squirrels, rabbits, and other wildlife native to your area. They're soon followed by their young offspring who they're working tirelessly to feed and raise. Many a well-intentioned homeowner has stumbled upon a baby bird or squirrel in their yard and moved them in an attempt to rescue them. Unfortunately, this often does the animal more harm than good. Whether you've just come across a lone baby animal in your yard or you want to be prepared for when it happens, this article will tell you everything you need to know to make the right decision.

Knowing when to interfere

The most important takeaway from this article is that just because a baby animal is alone does not mean they need your help. The parents of these animals have a hard job. They're trying to feed and rear their offspring while modeling behavior that will help them eventually care for themselves. If you take a baby bird or other animal from its home and attempt to care for it there are several things that could go wrong.
  1. It could die. We are not adept at raising baby animals who sometimes require very specific diets and feeding times that humans cannot provide for.
  2. It might become dependent upon you. This isn't usually a good thing. Wild, undomesticated animals aren't meant to be kept as pets. Furthermore they'll develop trust of humans which can harm them later on.
  3. It will miss out on important lessons from its mother. Birds and other animals learn through imprinting. Without gaining this vital survival knowledge from its parents a baby animal won't survive on its own for long.

When to help

There are certain instances when it is okay to interfere. Again, finding an animal alone is not sufficient cause for concern. Its mother might be away gathering food or is hiding nearby waiting for you to go away before it returns to its young. If you happen upon a baby animal alone leave it be but keep an eye on the situation from afar. If several hours pass by and the baby is still alone it might be time to step in. Depending upon the animal, babies can be alone for a range of time per how often they need to feed or drink.   In some situations it is absolutely okay to step in. Some such scenarios include:
  • the animal is bleeding
  • the animal has an obvious broken limb
  • you find the animal's parent dead nearby
  • the animal has been crying and wandering for hours
  • a featherless baby bird is on the ground alone for several minutes
  • your cat or dog brings the baby animal to you

How to help

Once you've determined that the baby animal is truly in need, it's time to carefully tend to it. Put on gloves and gently place the animal into a safe, warm, and ventilated container. Now that the animal is in a safe place, call your local animal hospital for further instruction. If they are closed, research a reputable website online that can tell you how to care for the specific species until the animal hospital opens the next day.  




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Posted by Yvonne McNamara on 11/9/2017


163 East St, Mansfield, MA 02048

Single-Family

$419,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Priced to Move... Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Own This Conventional Mansfield Home Located Near the School Complex and Downtown. This Wonderful Home has 4 Bedrooms; 2 Bathrooms; Large Kitchen with a Double Wall Oven, 5 Burner Cook-top, Dishwasher, Lots of Cabinets and an 8 ft Island. Spacious Family Room has Vaulted Ceiling, a Pellet Stove and has Access to the Patio with Sizable Backyard. Central Air will Keep You Cool in the Summer and the Gas Heat and Pellet Stove will Keep You Warm in the Winter. 1 Car Garage has Electrical Panel with Back-Up Generator. Close Distance to Downtown, Schools and Park, less than 1.5 Miles to the Commuter Rail and Just Minutes to Routes 95 and 495. Listing Agent is Owner. Seller's Disclosure, Lead Paint Notification, Mortgage Pre-Approval must accompany all offers. See YOU Soon.
Open House
Saturday
November 11 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday Open House at 163 East St, Mansfield. This home has a great 1.5 acre yard, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, over 2200 sq ft of living space and a 1 car garage. Come visit and see if this works for you. If you are unable to make the Open, Please call me for your private showing, Yvonne McNamara 508-858-8044
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Posted by Yvonne McNamara on 11/8/2017


163 East St, Mansfield, MA 02048

Single-Family

$434,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Own This Conventional Mansfield Home Located Near the School Complex and Downtown. This Wonderful Home has 4 Bedrooms; 2 Bathrooms; Large Kitchen with a Double Wall Oven, 5 Burner Cook-top, Dishwasher, Lots of Cabinets and an 8 ft Island. Spacious Family Room has Vaulted Ceiling, a Pellet Stove and has Access to the Patio with Sizable Backyard. Central Air will Keep You Cool in the Summer and the Gas Heat and Pellet Stove will Keep You Warm in the Winter. 1 Car Garage has Electrical Panel with Back-Up Generator. Close Distance to Downtown, Schools and Park, less than 1.5 Miles to the Commuter Rail, and Just Minutes to Routes 95 and 495. Listing Agent is Owner. Seller's Disclosure, Lead Paint Notification, Mortgage Pre-Approval must accompany all offers. See YOU Soon.
Open House
Saturday
November 11 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday Open House at 163 East St, Mansfield. This home has a great 1.5 acre yard, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, over 2200 sq ft of living space and a 1 car garage. Come visit and see if this works for you. If you are unable to make the Open, Please call me for your private showing, Yvonne McNamara 508-858-8044
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Location: 163 East St, Mansfield, MA 02048    Get Directions

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