Kathy Foran - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West



Posted by Kathy Foran on 8/2/2020

Anyone whoís ever been in an outdated house or hotel room can tell you that the way we decorate can have an effect on our mood. Certain colors, lack of lighting, and cluttered rooms are all things that, whether we realize it or not, can have a negative effect on our mood and productivity.

These concepts arenít recent realizations. In ancient China and India, concepts of architecture and decorating have been teaching proper design techniques for thousands of years. Today, these schools of thought are often lumped into the field of environmental psychology.

In todayís post, Iím going to talk about a few design techniques that will help you and your houseguests feel more welcome in your home and create a tone that matches your desires, whether thatís relaxed or energized.

The effects of color

With a quick Google search, youíll find hundreds of articles discussing the psychological effects of colors. What many fail to mention is the way these effects are based on things like the culture and time period we grow up in.

However, you may find that guests to your home will feel more comfortable in light, neutral- colored rooms than they will in a room thatís painted bold colors.

On a room-by-room basis, there tend to be certain colors that Americans associate with the ďrightĒ colors for the occasion.

However, this is often influenced by the architectural style of the house more than an internalized idea about specific colors.

How much is too much?

Itís easy to accumulate home decor and find your walls and surface becoming a little too cluttered. However, bare walls and sparsely decorated rooms can feel a bit too sterile and unlivable. Is there a balance between the two?

Oftentimes the best solution is to follow one simple decorating principle:

Rather than using several small items to decorate a room, choose just a few larger items. This will prevent the room from appearing cluttered but still give it a sense of character.

Taking advantage of the full area of a room

So far, weíve been talking about how colors and decor can make a room feel more spacious and welcoming. But, even if you have a small room, you can still often achieve this effect.

One solution is to add brighter lighting to the room. Increasing the light makes to room feel more open. And, if possible, natural lighting is the best option, as it can reduce any feelings of claustrophobia.

If better lighting or windows arenít an option, many homeowners turn to mirrors to make a room feel larger. Larger, wall-hanging mirrors are an excellent way to give the illusion of spaciousness in a small room.


Using the psychology behind these three decorating principles, youíll be able to make you and your houseguests feel more at ease within your home.





Posted by Kathy Foran on 7/31/2020

This Single-Family in Framingham, MA recently sold for $476,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Kathy Foran - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.


80 Cherry St, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$429,900
Price
$476,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
You won't want to miss out on this beautifully maintained North Framingham home. This bright and airy ranch has 3 nice sized bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths (half bath off the master), a bonus family/playroom and lovely enclosed porch that is perfect for entertaining on a summer night. In the kitchen you will find white cabinets, quartz countertops and updated stainless appliances. Other updates include new windows and laminate flooring through out the home, new oil tank, Mass Save blown-in insulation in attic and garage and updated electrical. Outside enjoy a completely fenced in yard, a gorgeous 18x36 in-ground pool that also has new safety fencing around the pool and a new sand filter. Great commuter location. This home could be your oasis!

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 7/30/2020


30 Larnis Road, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Move right into this lovely expanded 3/4 brm, 2.5 bth Ranch w/oversized 1 car att heated garage! Beautiful updated eat in kit w/granite counters, chair rail, skylight, recessed lighting, under cabinet lighting, filtered instant hot & cold water & bamboo wood flr! Elegant formal dining rm w/lg box window! Fireplaced family rm w/recessed lts, surround sound speakers, wood flr, skylight, window seat & wet bar! Office or 4th brm w/recessed lts, surround sound speakers & dbl closet! Sitting rm w/wood flr! Master brm w/dbl closet & updated half bth w/tile flr! 2 additional bedrms w/dbl closets! Laundry rm w/tile flr & full bth w/tile flr! Central Air! Security sys, Architectural roof, In Direct hot water heater & 5 zone heating sys in 2014 w/3 WiFi thermostats! Mass Save in 2013! 200 amp elec w/sub panel & generator connection w/transfer switch! Lg 23x15 deck overlooking beautiful private 1/2 acre+ lot w/irrigation sys abutting the aqueduct! Walk to schools & mins to shops & all major rts!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 7/30/2020


46 Lohnes Road, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$549,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Lovely, expanded 8 rm, 4 brm, 3.5 bath Colonial w/2,900+ sf in wonderful neighborhood location! Huge family rm w/newer carpet, vaulted ceiling, 2 fans, 3 skylts, bay window & office area w/recessed lts! Updated maple kit w/tile fl, huge pantry & recessed lts opens to dining area w/tile fl! Lg living rm w/fan, newer carpet & oversized slider to gorgeous 25x12 sun rm addition(2004) w/cathedral ceiling, fan & 2 sliders to fenced back yard! Huge 1st fl master suite re-done in 2008 w/lg dbl closet & updated full bth w/tiled shower & tile fl! 2nd fl addition in 2000 includes 2nd master suite w/newer carpet, fan, walk in closet & full bth w/dbl sinks & linen closet! Oversized laundry rm! 2 additional lg bdrms w/lg dbl closets, fans & wood look laminate flrs! 200 amp electric! Solar panels in 2014! New boiler in 2016 & supplemental hot water tank in 2017! Huge attic w/flooring for loads of storage! Gorgeous private fenced back yard w/lg paver patio & shed! Great location, close to everything!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 7/30/2020

This Single-Family in Framingham, MA recently sold for $556,000. This Contemporary,Split Entry style home was sold by Kathy Foran - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.


54 Joyce Road, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$519,900
Price
$556,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Move right into this lovely, updated & expanded 9 rm, 4 brm, 2.5 bth Split in wonderful cul de sac neighborhood! Fireplaced living rm w/cathedral ceiling, hardwood flr & bow window! Formal dining rm w/hardwood flr, cathedral ceiling & arched opening to beautiful 23x16 family rm addition w/cathedral ceiling, 2 skylts, Vermont Casting gas stove, hardwood flr, custom built cabinet w/granite, 2 sliders & French door to 2 tiered deck! Updated Cherry Kit w/gas cooking, rec lts & granite breakfast bar opening to family rm! Main level has 3 bdrms all w/hardwood flrs under carpet! Master brm w/updated 1/2 bath! Lower level has 4th bedrm w/fireplace & loads of closets, Full bath & office! Extra storage & workshop in unfinished space! Updates include gas heat in 2012, gas water heater in 2016, skylts in 2015, Metal roof in 2016 w/transferable warranty, Central air in 2017 & more! Gorgeous private 1/2 acre lot abutting Town field! Great location, walk to schools & mins to all major rts & shopping!

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