Titine Joyce - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Scituate



Posted by Titine Joyce on 6/27/2019

Whether youíre a young professional moving to an urban flat or an empty-nester looking to downsize, the challenge of living in a smaller space is sometimes daunting. The things you want (keepsakes, books, collections, specialty kitchen appliances) and the things you need (room for clothes, a home office, space for a guest) vie for the same square footage. How can you fit it all into your space without it being a cluttered mess? Find the hidden spaces in your home.

Of course, first up is getting rid of items you no longer use, want, or need. Once thatís done, take stock of what remains. Seasonal items should go on one list and everyday items on another.

Resourcefulness
Pass a critical eye over your furniture. Can you use space under, behind or above it? Will it do double duty?
  • A narrow bookshelf set behind your sofa provides storage for seasonal items and functions as a sofa table.
  • Stack vintage suitcases or trunks filled with blankets, seasonal clothing or keepsakes beside the bed or sofa as an end table.
  • Slide baskets under a coffee table for smaller items you use often. Or turn a cubby shelf into a coffee table for dual use.
  • Put storage bins under the bed for sweaters, blankets, or guest pillows.
  • Store sheets and extra blankets under your mattress.
  • Use a tall bookshelf behind your bed. It replaces the headboard and nightstands, then adds extra storage both above and behind the bed. Keep seasonal items on the lower shelves behind the mattress and items you use often in the exposed shelves above.
  • If you rarely bake, store pans in your oven. 
  • Typically eat take-out? Store extra dishes in that unused dishwasher.

Creativity
A little creative effort goes a long way when looking for space. Hack something you already own or an inexpensive purchase into multi-purpose storage.

  • Hang shower rings from a hanger to hold scarves, ties, or tank tops.
  • Install a towel bar to a closet wall below the hanging clothes and hang your heels over it, freeing up much-needed floor space. Or, use a peg rack or stick-on hooks to hang sports shoes and flats.
  • Use binder clips to hold computer and charging cords in place and off the floor.
  • If the space between your bed and the wall is too small for a side table or nightstand, hang a floating shelf to hold books, your cell-phone, and glasses.
  • Add cushions to the top of a low storage shelf to create extra seating.
  • Add stick-on hooks to the insides of cabinet doors to hold lids and cutting boards.

Ingenuity
Innovative storage is an industry all its own. Retailers such as West Elm, Pottery Barn, IKEA, Target, and several online-only outlets specialize in dual-purpose pieces to help get the most use from a small space. Here are some you may find useful:

  • Look for an ottoman that makes into a sleeper. Use it as your coffee table, then pop it open for casual overnight guests.
  • Buy a platform bed with drawers or one that lifts on hinges to access storage underneath.
  • Install a table that hangs on the wall and folds down when not in use.
  • Install modular shelving with a deeper shelf at desk height for a home office solution.

No matter how small the space, there are ways to maximize it. If your home is on the market, ask your real estate professional which items to leave out and which to find a hidden home to make the best impression on a buyer. 




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Posted by Titine Joyce on 6/20/2019

MINOT- RARE OPPORTUNITY: 2 beautiful Homes on one lot! A SEPARATE HOUSE IN THE REAR IS PART OF THIS SPECIAL PACKAGE. MAIN HOUSE: Wonderful Year-Round 9 room Home-one block from Minot Beach. Move-in condition. Has been enjoyed by the family for many years! Huge gorgeous wrap-around porches for summer gatherings & festivities. Updated fully applianced Kitchen & baths, fireplace in the welcoming Living Room, beautiful warm wood floors, beamed ceilings, 5 lovely bedrooms including the MBR w/ beamed vaulted ceiling. Central AC, enclosed outdoor shower. Bsmt. for storage. Lots of parking space. 2ND HOUSE: 1st Floor totally renovated. Large open LR w/ fp & bamboo floors, 2 spacious BR's, 1.5 baths. Beautiful park-like grounds, professionally landscaped, stone patio, underground sprinklers. Newly painted exteriors of both houses including porches. Come & discover the joy of living in this beautiful private enclave w/ the Atlantic Ocean & Minot Beach beckoning you & your expanded families.

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Posted by Titine Joyce on 6/20/2019


30 / 30R Ocean Avenue, Scituate, MA 02066

Single-Family

$1,349,900
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
MINOT- RARE OPPORTUNITY: 2 beautiful Homes on one lot! A SEPARATE HOUSE IN THE REAR IS PART OF THIS SPECIAL PACKAGE. MAIN HOUSE: Wonderful Year-Round 9 room Home-one block from Minot Beach. Move-in condition. Has been enjoyed by the family for many years! Huge gorgeous wrap-around porches for summer gatherings & festivities. Updated fully applianced Kitchen & baths, fireplace in the welcoming Living Room, beautiful warm wood floors, beamed ceilings, 5 lovely bedrooms including the MBR w/ beamed vaulted ceiling. Central AC, enclosed outdoor shower. Bsmt. for storage. Lots of parking space. 2ND HOUSE: 1st Floor totally renovated. Large open LR w/ fp & bamboo floors, 2 spacious BR's, 1.5 baths. Beautiful park-like grounds, professionally landscaped, stone patio, underground sprinklers. Newly painted exteriors of both houses including porches. Come & discover the joy of living in this beautiful private enclave w/ the Atlantic Ocean & Minot Beach beckoning you & your expanded families.
Open House
Saturday
June 22 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Come see this MINOT GEM with 2 beautiful houses on the property! One block from Minot Beach!
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Posted by Titine Joyce on 6/20/2019


30 /30R Ocean Avenue, Scituate, MA 02066

Single-Family

$1,349,900
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
MINOT- RARE OPPORTUNITY: 2 beautiful Homes on one lot! A SEPARATE HOUSE IN THE REAR IS PART OF THIS SPECIAL PACKAGE. MAIN HOUSE: Wonderful Year-Round 9 room Home-one block from Minot Beach. Move-in condition. Has been enjoyed by the family for many years! Huge gorgeous wrap-around porches for summer gatherings & festivities. Updated fully applianced Kitchen & baths, fireplace in the welcoming Living Room, beautiful warm wood floors, beamed ceilings, 5 lovely bedrooms including the MBR w/ beamed vaulted ceiling. Central AC, enclosed outdoor shower. Bsmt. for storage. Lots of parking space. 2ND HOUSE: 1st Floor totally renovated. Large open LR w/ fp & bamboo floors, 2 spacious BR's, 1.5 baths. Beautiful park-like grounds, professionally landscaped, stone patio, underground sprinklers. Newly painted exteriors of both houses including porches. Come & discover the joy of living in this beautiful private enclave w/ the Atlantic Ocean & Minot Beach beckoning you & your expanded families.
Open House
Saturday
June 22 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Come see this MINOT GEM with 2 beautiful houses on the property! One block from Minot Beach!
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 30 /30R Ocean Avenue, Scituate, MA 02066    Get Directions

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Posted by Titine Joyce on 6/20/2019


30 /30R Ocean Avenue, Scituate, MA 02066

Single-Family

$1,349,900
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
MINOT- RARE OPPORTUNITY: 2 beautiful Homes on one lot! A SEPARATE HOUSE IN THE REAR IS PART OF THIS SPECIAL PACKAGE. MAIN HOUSE: Wonderful Year-Round 9 room Home-one block from Minot Beach. Move-in condition. Has been enjoyed by the family for many years! Huge gorgeous wrap-around porches for summer gatherings & festivities. Updated fully applianced Kitchen & baths, fireplace in the welcoming Living Room, beautiful warm wood floors, beamed ceilings, 5 lovely bedrooms including the MBR w/ beamed vaulted ceiling. Central AC, enclosed outdoor shower. Bsmt. for storage. Lots of parking space. 2ND HOUSE: 1st Floor totally renovated. Large open LR w/ fp & bamboo floors, 2 spacious BR's, 1.5 baths. Beautiful park-like grounds, professionally landscaped, stone patio, underground sprinklers. Newly painted exteriors of both houses including porches. Come & discover the joy of living in this beautiful private enclave w/ the Atlantic Ocean & Minot Beach beckoning you & your expanded families.
Open House
Saturday
June 22 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Come see this MINOT GEM with 2 beautiful houses on the property! One block from Minot Beach!
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 30 /30R Ocean Avenue, Scituate, MA 02066    Get Directions

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