Posted by Betsy Graziano on 7/23/2018

When you have a small yard, you may feel like thereís not much you can do with your landscaping scheme. The good news is that there is plenty that you can do to perk up your yard and give it some character. Read on for tips for your small yard. 


A Yard With A View


First, you should create a focal point in your yard. You want a place that your eyes are drawn to each time you enter your yard. This focal point could be a fountain, a pergola, a tree, or even some outdoor artwork.


Create An Intimate Spot


Even though your backyard might be small, having a spot for intimate conversation and entertaining can be a nice touch to your yard. When there is a space that exists for reading, relaxing, eating, or whatever you like to do outside, it becomes more inviting. This is landscaping with a purpose.   



Use Color To Your Advantage


Make bold colors pop in your yard. Attention will be detracted from the size of your yard and the focus will switch to the beautiful blends and colors that are in the space. Placing bright colors strategically will even make your yard appear larger. 



Trick Imagery


By creating a focal point and allowing your yard to form in long, clean lines, the perspective of the outdoor space will change from small to just right. One trick is to use fences to define your yard. If you have a garden, you can use a small fence to define this area. Define the boundaries of your backyard with a fence as well. Repeating rows of flowers or bushes is another way to create those straight, defining lines. 


Use Vertical Features


When space is limited, just as you would in the inside of your house, donít be afraid to go up! You can plant things that grow on a vine and can be tamed with a trellis or pergola. This creates and elegant effect in your home. 


No Lawn No Problem


If your yard is small enough that you may not even have much grass, donít fret. Any kind of greenery can help you to enjoy nature. Whether you live in a rural area or a large cityscape, thereís always room for plant life and green natural accents.      


Donít Forget To Add What You Love


If you have an admiration for sitting by the fire, you certainly should install a fire pit. If you want a fountain, you should install it. No matter what the size of your yard, itís a place that you love and should serve you and your needs. No yard is too small for enjoyment. The key is that your outdoor space allows you to bask in the glory of your own little piece of natural heaven.    


 





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Posted by Betsy Graziano on 7/18/2018


14 Brookside Lane, Norfolk, MA 02056

Single-Family

$664,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
First O/H Sat. 11-1PM : This stunning & expansive Colonial is in a cul de sac neighborhood near the Medfield line. Huge gourmet high end kitchen with custom cabinets, induction range, granite counter tops, SS appliances, SS hood vent, desk area & buffet/pantry (renov. 2009). Open floor plan with hardwoods throughout the first floor. Crown molding in many rooms and a wonderful flow for entertaining from the lovely interior out to the open deck and screen porch which overlook a private back yard. Cathedral ceiling family rm with floor to ceiling field stone FP. Upstairs this pretty home offers 4 large bedrooms with great closet space. Spacious master bdrm with ensuite bath with double sink vanity & separate tub. Walk up attic waiting to be finished. This updated, beautiful home is a rare find! Roof 2008; Furnace 2012; Hot water heater 2012; Central air 2011. Close to restaurants, commuter rail. Just move in!
Open House
Saturday
July 21 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
First open house for this beautiful home at the end of a popular Norfolk cul de sac. Medfield side of town. Don't miss it !
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Posted by Betsy Graziano on 7/17/2018


14 Brookside Lane, Norfolk, MA 02056

Single-Family

$664,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This house has it ALL! This stunning & expansive Colonial is in a cul de sac neighborhood near the Medfield line. Huge gourmet high end kitchen with custom cabinets, induction range, granite counter tops, SS appliances, SS hood vent, desk area & buffet/pantry (renov. 2009). Open floor plan with hardwoods throughout the first floor. Crown molding in many rooms and a wonderful flow for entertaining from the lovely interior out to the open deck and screen porch which overlook a private back yard. Cathedral ceiling family rm with floor to ceiling field stone FP. Upstairs this pretty home offers 4 large bedrooms with ample closet space. Spacious master bdrm with ensuite bath with double sink vanity & separate tub. Walk up attic waiting to be finished. This updated, beautiful home is a rare find! Roof 2008; Furnace 2012; Hot water heater 2012; Central air 2011. Close to restaurants, commuter rail.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Betsy Graziano on 7/16/2018

Moving can be fun, exciting, and stressful all at the same time. With so many things happening and so much to keep track of, it can be easy to get overwhelmed.

 When youíre stressed and trying to multitask, thereís also an increased risk of personal injury and damaged belongings.

 While it may seem worth it to overlook safety in order to save time or money on moving day, itís important to remember that you and your familyís health and well-being is much more important than saving a few minutes or dollars.

 In this article, weíre going to give you a few simple moving day tips that will help keep you and your belongings safe so you can rest easy on the first night in your new home.

 Ask for help

Many moving day injuries result from one person attempting to lift, carry, or move items that really require more hands. Itís easy to see how this mistake is made. Everyone is busy with their own tasks, whether theyíre packing boxes or cleaning.

To avoid injury when lifting items, know your limits and always ask for help. If you donít feel comfortable moving heavy items, now is no time to push yourself--youíll be needed throughout the day, so depend on your family or hired movers.

Plan your route

Many damages and injuries occur when we havenít properly prepared. Know the terrain of the place youíll be carrying your items to. Plan ahead for the size of staircases, dangerous hills, or ruts in the ground. Put safety cones down in dangerous areas so no one is hurt or drops fragile items.

Load your truck wisely

Whether youíre moving far away or just a few blocks, a lot can go wrong once the truck starts moving. However, even if you donít have many fragile items inside, thereís the risk of boxes toppling on you and your family when unloading the truck if the boxes havenít been stacked wisely.

First, try to keep boxes lighter than what youíre comfortable carrying. Itís easier to move more boxes than to struggle with one particularly heavy one.

For heavier items, utilize equipment like dollies, hand trucks, and furniture sliders to protect you and your belongings.

Finally, practice smart loading and unloading techniques in your moving truck. Load the heaviest items (like appliances) first, and put lighter boxes on top of them. Think of loading like a game of Tetris--always aim for a strong foundation to stack on top of to avoid boxes falling on you or each other.

Take breaks

On moving day you may be on various deadlines, whether itís moving trucks or getting things unloaded before sunset. However, itís important that you take several breaks while loading and unloading, especially if youíre moving on a hot day.

First aid

Sometimes, even if you do everything right, mistakes can happen. Itís important to be prepared for when they do. Make sure you have a first aid kit in your moving truck that contains unexpired first aid supplies.

Be sure to have your cell phone handy and know the location of the nearest hospital in case of an emergency.

If you follow these tips, you should be on your way to having a successful, injury-free moving day.




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Posted by Betsy Graziano on 7/13/2018

This Single-Family in Franklin, MA recently sold for $405,000. This Cape style home was sold by Betsy Graziano - William Raveis Delta Realtors.


15 Lee Street, Franklin, MA 02038

Single-Family

$399,900
Price
$405,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Are you looking for that one of a kind older but updated Cape that shouts charming and cute as a button? Look no more!! This home has great curb appeal which you will feel as you drive up to the nice corner lot in quaint neighborhood with a lovely brick exterior just inviting you inside! Home has good flow with kitchen open to dining room, first floor office and bedroom, and a large front to back living room with fireplace. Kitchen is updated with quartz countertops, stainless appliances, under cabinet lighting, and new flooring. Upstairs you will find a front to back master bedroom and a third bedroom with a walk-in cedar closet! Outdoors off kitchen is an oversized deck and large patio space leading to detached garage and fenced backyard with many plantings. All this is so close to town, commuter rail, shopping and 495 highway access. This home will sell quickly!

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