Metrowest Area Homes Team - RE/MAX Executive Realty | Hopkinton MA Real Estate


There are a lot of reasons you may want to line your house with plants. Maybe you need curb appeal to attract buyers to your home. Perhaps you have a foundation you want to cover. You could just like the piece of mind that comes with taking care of living plants. Whatever your reasons, I have the plants for you. There are a few things to keep in mind when planting around your house. Remember you should leave at least two foot between the side of your house and your plants. This may mean a little maintenance to your garden beds. There are a few reasons for this. You do not want plants rubbing up against your house and bringing moisture, animals, bugs, and general wear and tear to your siding. Pick the right plant for your house. What style are you looking for here? Depending on the style of your home, you may want a plant that compliments this. Let’s talk about a few good options that will suit you, no matter what you are looking for.
  • Hydrangeas are a great pick for the front of your house. They attract the eye without being too ostentatious with their bell shaped pink and purple blooms. You will need three to five feet in height and spread to let them grow to their full potential. These are a great full plant to cover your plain or dare I say unsightly foundation.
  • Blue Angel Hostas love the shady spots of the yard, and are a great pick for the tree lined portions of your home. They like living in moist mulch as most shade plants do, and will need about 3 feet in height and 4 feet in spread. These hostas have big leaves and small stalk blooms. Hostas are perennials, which means they will come back each year and, bonus, they will continue to spread throughout the years. This may mean dividing the plant every few years. They make a great housewarming gifts for your friends and family at times like these.
  • Knockout Roses will last from the spring to the fall’s first frost--perfect for continuous beauty. These roses are very low maintenance and easy to maintain. Make sure to cut these roses back in the winter and this will give them a great chance to come back healthy each spring. Knockout roses will need four feet in height and three feet in spread. There are a great choice for any home.
I know creating curb appeal can seem very daunting. It doesn't have to be with a few great choices, no matter your reason for sprucing up your yard. Remember, with a little bit of maintenance any homeowner can be a successful gardener. If you are ready to list your home, I am here to help you. Even if you are just want some attractive plant beds for years to come, I am happy to help you!

As soon as someone walks through the door of your home they get a sense of how you have created the space. Making sure that your home feels inviting is important for when guests come over or people enter your home.

It’s also handy to understand how to make your home feel welcoming when it’s ready to be sold. The task of making your home feel welcoming, comfortable and stylish can seem daunting, especially if you’re in the  process of moving or starting over somewhere new. Even entertaining guests during busy times of the year can overshadow seeing the overall welcoming picture of your home. We have some tips for you to help you make sure that every person who walks through the doors of your home feels welcome and cozy inside its walls.

Start with the Entryway

The absolute first impression of your home that people get other than the outside appearance is that of the entryway. The minute people walk through the front door, they’re getting a sense of your home and property. There’s certain accessories that you can add for a simple touch that can make a big difference in the way your home is portrayed. Depending on how your entryway is set up, there are small pieces that you can use to give the entryway of your home an instant feeling of being inviting.

An example of an effective accessory would be a grandfather clock, which is stately and has a charming touch. A rug or succession of rugs also gives a sense of warmth and can add a lot to an entryway. This is particularly useful for homes in colder climates. It’s also important to make practical use of mirrors and lighting in your home’s entryway. If the entryway is a porch, a classic bench is a great piece to make visitors feel like they’re right at home.

Entice the Senses

Once visitors get inside your home, there are several small ways that make an impact on how guests feel inside of your home. Candles are a small touch that work quite well. Since our senses help us make associations, candles with the scent of flowers, cookies, or even cinnamon are a great way to help visitors feel welcome. These scents are very much associated with the feeling of “home.” Many times, it’s effective to burn these types of candles while an open house is going on. The small touch helps to further entice interested buyers.

Keep Delicate Items To A Minimum

When you’re in a museum or a china store, you often feel like you can’t walk around because you’re afraid of breaking something. While it’s certainly acceptable to have nice things in your home, you don’t want anyone walking around it to feel as if they’re in a museum. Part of developing a welcoming feeling in your home is making sure people actually feel comfortable there. These are some thoughts on how to give your home an inviting touch. Now, over to you- what makes you feel welcome in a home? 


This Single-Family in Hopkinton, MA recently sold for $591,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Metrowest Area Homes Team - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


1 Wild Rd, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$559,900
Price
$591,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This absolutely stunning home is located in a highly desirable neighborhood located very close to schools, playground, w easy access to major rtes, the commuter rail & bike trail. Barely 6 years old, this picture perfect ~ young home offers the amenities & open floor plan for today's lifestyle. The 1st flr has a great floor plan – the spacious/open kitchen w/ a center island, granite, Frigidaire Gallery SS appliances, hardwood & pendant lighting leads to the outdoor deck, the spacious living room w/ hardwoods & a beautiful dining room. The 2nd level has 3 nice sized bedrooms; the master bedrm is especially spacious w/ an incredible walk-in closet & fabulous master bathroom w/ double sinks, granite & whirlpool tub. All 3 bathrooms have nice hardware, lighting & mirrors. Amenities ~ wainscoting, hardwds, wood-style blinds & irrigation. The finished W/O lower level is a great family rm, playrm or exercise room! Very Nice!

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4 Downey St, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$579,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Fabulous Lake front home waiting for new owners to enjoy four seasons of fun on full recreation Lake Maspenock. Nicely wooded lot with circular drive flows down to lake and dock. Terrific White cabinet kitchen with Granite counters and Stainless appliances, Tile floor and built in hutch. Dining room and Living room with NEW wood floors, Fieldstone Fireplace and double sliders to huge deck. 1st floor guest room or office. Full Bath/ Laundry room combo. Second floor features a Cove ceiling master bedroom with bay window and 2 large closets, second bedroom and full white vanity bath with granite counter. Full finished walkout basement with double sliders to patio. Central AC.
Open House
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This Single-Family in Hopkinton, MA recently sold for $769,900. This Colonial style home was sold by Metrowest Area Homes Team - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


5 Daniel Shays Rd, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$769,900
Price
$769,900
Sale Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Terrific home nestled on wooded lot in sought after neighborhood, near Hopkinton CC. 9 ft Ceilings on 1st floor. 2 story foyer with turned staircase. Newer kitchen featuring detailed Alder wood cabinetry, Granite island with raised breakfast seating area, Wolf 5 burner cooktop, double ovens & Sub-Zero refrigerator. Cathedral ceiling family rm with built-ins, Gas FP, back staircase & new carpet. living room with walkout bay, wood floors & crown moldings. Formal Dining room with wood floor, walkout bay, chair rail and crown moldings. First floor office offers wood floors and built ins. second floor features spacious master suite with sitting area, walk-in closet with custom shelving system and cathedral ceiling master bath with atrium window, double sink corian counter vanity, Jacuzzi and shower. there are 3 additional bedrooms and a full bath w/ cathedral ceiling and skylight. Full finished walkout basement with full bath. Kitchen 2007, roof 2009, AC units 2013, lawn irrigation

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