Lisa Westerman - ReMax Professional Associates


Your living room is one of the most used rooms of the house. It’s where the family gathers and company comes to chat. If the furniture in your living room is not arranged comfortably, then you may not enjoy the space as much as you should. Heed the tips below in order to get the furniture in the living room is arranged for comfort and practicality.  


See How Conversations Will Play Out


You want your living room to be a place where face-to-face conversation actually thrives. Even in the age of the smartphone, people still like a certain kind of connection with one another. Make sure that food and drinks will be in easy reach and that the seating is arranged in a way that allows everyone to be involved with a conversation. 


Use Dividing Factors


If you have a large living room, you’ll need to divide the space with either a room separation apparatus or a piece of furniture. Using furniture actually keeps the room cozy and free from feeling stuffy. If the living room bleeds into another room with an open floor plan, this becomes especially important. Use a sofa, and allow it to face away from the dining area in order to divide the conversation spaces and keep your home’s interior design flowing. 


Use A Focal Point


Most living rooms have a TV or a fireplace, or both. You can keep both on the same wall, or create separate spaces for both activities in order to have some division in the room. There are many different strategies that can be used in order to keep both the fireplace and the television in the same space without making a dizzying focal point.


Think Outside The Box


By arranging your furniture at a diagonal, or different angle than simple straight lines, you’ll be able to give your living room some flavor. First, set the sofa and the coffee table, then create the rest of the space around these establishing angles. This will make the room feel bigger and give it a sense of symmetry with flavor.          


Matching Furniture Gives Flow


By getting matching sofas, chairs, and side tables, you’ll be able to create a sense of symmetry in the room. The way you arrange the furniture ultimately depends on your needs and tastes, but you’ll have a few anchoring pieces to work with that will allow you to make the living room your canvas and your furniture your subjects. Have fun playing with the layout and design of the room. There’s really no right or wrong answers, just simply what will make you happy and what looks good in the space.


This Single-Family in Worcester, MA recently sold for $213,800. This Bungalow style home was sold by Lisa Westerman - RE/MAX Prof Associates.


22 Pelican Ave, Worcester, MA 01605

Single-Family

$199,900
Price
$213,800
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Charming 2 bedroom home in a lovely neighborhood setting with newly paved roads! This home has been well cared for and has many updates while maintaining its period charm with built in hutch, convenient pantry, beautifully preserved hardwood flooring, solid wood doors, woodwork & staircase. A heated, enclosed sun room, offers many possiblities, office, den, or just sit and enjoy your morning coffee in the sun. Heated inground pool on side yard does not take away from your back yard for recreation or gardening space, Minutes from shops, restaurants and highway access. Most windows are replacement, home is vinyl sided. Bathroom and kitchen floor recently updated. Cedar closet, fully applianced. Come see!

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It doesn't matter whether it is for boiling corn outside, grabbing a soda from the fridge or even having a place to dispose of your trash neatly, outdoor kitchen appliances will make sure that you don't need to stress when relaxing outside your home. Here are major outdoor kitchen appliances that you should have:

The grill

A grill is an appliance that every homeowner should have. It is the most important for making your yard meetups fun and well catered. There are different kinds of grills. It all depends on what features you want, how much you want to spend, and how frequently you will grill.

Power burner

A power burner is a high-intensity burner that can boil your pot of water in a matter of seconds. This is mostly used for cooking corn or clams outside while the grilling meat close by. Power gives off much heat, so make sure you set it up somewhere that is well aerated and close to the grill.

Smoker

Having a wood smoker in the yard will add a nice dimension to your cookouts and barbecue. You might need to include a big green egg or any other type of smoker as one of your outdoor kitchen appliances. This is often built on a countertop, to have more working space to prep the meat.

Pizza Oven

For pizza lovers, this is one outdoor appliance you won't want to miss. With this, you can hang out with your friends and family and make their favorite pizza. This oven is over 36 inches in diameter with enough cooking space for at least, three medium-size pizzas. 

Outdoor refrigerator

Instead of running into the house on a hot day to grab a cold soda, you can actually grab one from your outdoor fridge. This is one of the outdoor appliances that most homeowners have on their wish list. If your budget can't cover for a refrigerator, a freezer is always an option to consider.

Trash Receptacle

There is no need to face an eyesore trash can or big garbage bags. With a trash receptacle, you can relax and rest assured that your trash has a place without having to be on display. You can add a recycling bin, which offers more spot for waste.

There are many other outdoor kitchen appliances which can make life easier and more fun. You know your needs better than anyone, make a checklist and tick appliances you need for your backyard.


This Condo in Fitchburg, MA recently sold for $243,500. This Townhouse style home was sold by Lisa Westerman - RE/MAX Prof Associates.


61 Green Briar Rd, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Condo

$236,900
Price
$243,500
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
**ABSOLUTELY METICULOUS** townhouse with approximately 1,581 square feet of living area. This end unit offers an open concept kitchen, living rm, and dining rm w/ gleaming hardwood floors throughout & gas log fireplace. Upgraded kitchen w/cherry cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances & floating island. Bright windows w/ sliding door to deck overlooking lush peaceful woods. Master bdrm offers large closet, slider, private deck. Two zone heat & a/c control w/ prog. thermostats, jetted soaking tub, double vanity & 2nd floor laundry. Located 3 minutes from the Wachusett Commuter Rail Station and Rt 2. **TRULY A RARE FIND**

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There are plenty of ways to make your home more organized. Whether you have a large house or some problems with cramped spaces, your home has plenty of room to give. The key is that you just need to know how to use it. Read on for some tips on how to make the most of the space your home has to offer. 


Make Everything Easy To Find


The more accessible the things in your home are, the easier it will be to stay organized. If you have kids, this accessibility will be even more critical. Make sure that the items everyone uses daily have a place. Toy boxes, dressers for clothes, and places for coats and shoes are crucial for smooth organization. 


Find The Right Storage Container


You need to make sure that you have the right containers for the right things. Without these tools, organization becomes increasingly difficult. Shop around and do some research before you decide on exactly what you want to use to store things in. 


Organization Doesn’t Have To Be Ugly


It’s much easier to stay organized if you don’t mind looking at your home. The whole reason you want to stay organized is that the less chaos there is, the less stressed you feel. Organizers don’t need to be cold and regimented. Make sure that any organizing units match your color scheme and themes. 


Electronics Get In The Way


All of the gadgets we have these days can overtake our homes. Cords, phones, chargers, video game systems, and more can really take up space in a home. Anything that you frequently use should be in open top containers, so everything can be easily spotted. Anything that you use less often can be hidden behind closed doors or in a drawer. 


Think By Function


The easiest way to organize anything is to think about the functionality of items. If you make coffee every morning, for example, you may want to keep a coffee corner. You can keep coffee in the cabinet along with sugar or other essentials. In the drawer below where the coffee pot is placed on the counter, you can keep filters, stirrers, and more coffee essentials. If things are functional and flowing in your home, you’re getting close to organization nirvana!  


Declutter Often


If you have a daily routine to put things back where they came from, clutter will never overtake you! Simple things can help you to stay ahead of a big mess. Some idea for your routine can include:


Straightening furniture

Clearing countertops

Throwing away junk mail

Putting away shoes


All of these quick tasks can make a big difference on a daily basis over time!