Svetlana Sheinina


Posted by Svetlana Sheinina on 8/20/2019

If houses with unique architecture are at the top of your wish list while house hunting consider planning to renovate an attic space into an additional room. An attic room is truly one of a kind and will have all of your family and friends wanting to move in too. Youíll also maximize the space in your home and even increase the value of your home.

The first, and most important, step youíll want to take is to ensure that you can legally renovate your attic. Do some research on your local building codes and contact an inspector for a professional opinion. Itís important to make sure your home has the right support in place to support the added weight your renovations will add to its structure. I canít stress how critical this step is for both your familyís safety as well as your homeís value.

Okay, so youíre armed with building code knowledge and approval from an inspector. Now you just need a vision to start your planning. Part of what makes having usable attic space so appealing is its unexpectedness as well as the cozy atmosphere that can be created from its nooks and crannies.

A bedroom, either for yourself, a family member or guests, might be where your mind first turns to. Canít you just imagine waking up each morning to a magazine spread worthy room? You could also create a room dedicated to entertainment. Think a playroom, reading nook, home theater or game room. You could even simply design a better storage solution. 

When dreaming up your new room plan to make the most of itís one of a kind structure. Add dormers for both natural lighting and cozy nooks to tuck a chair or desk under. Create recessed storage in knee walls by adding cubbies and drawers. You may even want to design a seating solution that doubles as storage.

Another important task for your attic renovation is to ensure your attic has the proper insulation in place before becoming an inhabitable room. Attics are prone to both extreme heat and cold depending on where you live. Insulation not only helps maintain climate control but when added in the flooring it can help to reduce noise impact on the rooms below. Adding temperature controls to the room allows you to further maintain your ideal temp at all times. 

Attic spaces create a fun and uniquely structured room but can easily appear to be too small and dark. Create the illusion of more space and light by choosing paint colors such as creams, beiges, and shades of white. Opt for wall sconces, table lamps, and floor lamps when overhead lighting isnít an option. If your attic doesnít naturally have much natural lighting consider adding dormers for more windows and space or a few skylights.

For that classic attic room coziness look to beadboard or wood paneling to add along the ceiling. Additionally, when painted white both add a more clean, modern feel to a room. Decor with natural textures such as straw baskets, leather details, and woven textiles bring in a cozy warmth. However, attics tend to be small spaces so be mindful of decor and give each piece a purpose to add a personal touch without overcrowding.

Whether you bought a new home with plans to renovate or have room in your budget for something more than a quick weekend project turning your homeís attic into an additional room maximizes space and adds a unique touch. Youíll increase your homeís value and have all of your friends and family excited to visit to check out your latest addition. And while itís not a quick weekend project youíll have plenty of time to kick back and relax in your new room when all the hard work is done.




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Posted by Svetlana Sheinina on 8/18/2019

This Condo in Ayer, MA recently sold for $237,900. This Townhouse style home was sold by Svetlana Sheinina - eXp Realty.


55 Littleton Rd, Ayer, MA 01432

Ayer

Condo

$237,900
Price
$237,900
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Charming end unit at Nashoba Village! This well maintained townhome offers open concept living on the first floor leading to a newly created concrete patio area with privacy fencing for seasonal enjoyment. Sun flows through all the windows creating wonderful natural light. There are hardwood floors in the living room, dining room. An electric wall mounted fireplace adds ambiance on a cold winter night. Natural wood cabinetry & energy star appliances highlight the kitchen with desirable "gas" range cooking & breakfast bar. The 2nd level bedrooms are well sized with the master having direct access to the bath which is also entered from hallway. Ceiling fans in both rooms allow for less use of a/c on balmy summer nights. The unfinished LL houses the updated heating/AC system (2014), washer/dryer, wonderful storage space & opportunity for expansion. Complex has very high owner/tenant % and location near town center, rail, & Sandy Pond Beach. Offers reviewed by 12PM WED 7/17

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Posted by Svetlana Sheinina on 8/14/2019

Recently renovated contemporary home will delight all! This home sits in a wonderfully quiet neighborhood on a colorfully landscaped lot. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, and large windows bring the sunshine in! Living room has a spacious open feeling with shining hardwood floors, bay window and fireplace to enhance your winter evenings. A well designed kitchen boasts skylight and stainless steel appliances. Large glass doors lead from the dining room to the deck overlooking a beautiful private yard. All bedrooms are spacious and bright with lots of closet space. The lower level features a family room with wood stove, an additional bedroom and a full bath. LL Bonus: A complete kitchen to expand opportunity for your extended family. This younger home shows quality construction with lots of flair. Minutes to Rt. 3, Rt. 4, Rt 62 and I-95. Enjoy quality time and privacy in the beautiful town of Bedford. OH Sat., 08/17 and Sun. 08/18 12 to 2 pm

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Posted by Svetlana Sheinina on 8/14/2019


5 Autumn Dr, Bedford, MA 01730

Single-Family

$788,800
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Just painted and recently renovated contemporary home will delight all! This home sits in a wonderfully quiet neighborhood on a colorfully landscaped lot. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, and large windows bring the sunshine in! Living room has a spacious open feeling with shining hardwood floors, bay window and fireplace to enhance your winter evenings. A well designed kitchen boasts skylight and stainless steel appliances. Large glass doors lead from the dining room to the deck overlooking a beautiful private yard. All bedrooms are spacious and bright with lots of closet space. The lower level features a family room with wood stove, an additional bedroom and a full bath. LL Bonus: A complete kitchen to expand opportunity for your extended family. This younger home shows quality construction with lots of flair. Minutes to Rt. 3, Rt. 4, Rt 62 and I-95. Enjoy quality time and privacy in the beautiful town of Bedford. OH Sat., 08/17 and Sun. 08/18 12 to 2 pm
Open House
Saturday
August 17 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Svetlana Sheinina on 8/14/2019


5 Autumn Dr, Bedford, MA 01730

Single-Family

$788,800
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Just painted and recently renovated contemporary home will delight all! This home sits in a wonderfully quiet neighborhood on a colorfully landscaped lot. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, and large windows bring the sunshine in! Living room has a spacious open feeling with shining hardwood floors, bay window and fireplace to enhance your winter evenings. A well designed kitchen boasts skylight and stainless steel appliances. Large glass doors lead from the dining room to the deck overlooking a beautiful private yard. All bedrooms are spacious and bright with lots of closet space. The lower level features a family room with wood stove, an additional bedroom and a full bath. LL Bonus: A complete kitchen to expand opportunity for your extended family. This younger home shows quality construction with lots of flair. Minutes to Rt. 3, Rt. 4, Rt 62 and I-95. Enjoy quality time and privacy in the beautiful town of Bedford. OH Sat., 08/17 and Sun. 08/18 12 to 2 pm
Open House
Saturday
August 17 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 5 Autumn Dr, Bedford, MA 01730    Get Directions

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