Natick, MA:

This Multi-Family in Natick, MA recently sold for $525,000.

This property features 12 total rooms, 5 bedrooms, 0.47 acres, and was sold by
Kathy Foran – REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West

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If you are looking to increase the living space in your home, the answer might just be right under your feet. Remodeling your basement has the potential of uniquely transforming the look of your home. Although this has a unique set of challenges, with proper planning, it can be achieved. Here are some tips on how to remodel your basement into a functional living space.

Make a Family Room

The basement is a great place for casual social activities, a perfect spot where the entire family can get together and relax with a board game or a big screen television. Make it inviting and alluring, just like any other room in the home. Some new furniture, a great sound system and excellent lightening would be a great way to start.

Include a Bath and Bedroom

Adding a bedroom and a bath makes the basement an ideal suite for guests. The dimensions should be determined by who will use it. For a double bed, you will need a minimum of 125 square feet, for twin beds, 150 square feet will serve your needs. When adding a bedroom, be certain there is an emergency exit that leads directly outside.  A professional will need to be consulted in regards to adding a bathroom as specific regulations will apply.

Add a Kitchen

With a mini kitchen in the basement, entertainment gets easier. This would require access to hot and cold water, electrical outlets, exhaust vents, a small dish washer, under counter refrigerator and anything else that would allow for more comfortable living.

Design a Safe and Attractive Staircase

In most homes, there is a staircase leading to the basement. When remodeling, take the opportunity to improve the look of this entryway to your new living space. If it is not properly positioned, consider moving it to a better location. Consult with a designer or an architect for guidance on redesigning your stairway.

Add Windows

Adding windows is great for basements, but this task is better left to the professionals. If this is properly done, it will improve the ventilation, add light, and make it very comfortable. Adding windows may require digging a window well. A retaining wall made of masonry, limestone blocks, or treated landscape timbers should be added to the well. If properly done, it could also serve as an emergency exit.

Finish the Walls.

The walls of the foundation are usually made of poured concrete and reinforcement materials. Cover the walls with materials of your choice. Plywood, paneling or any material that would make the area more inviting.  For example, covering the walls in the living area with sheets of maple-veneer would add an arts and crafts feel to the room. There are many options and trained professionals that can help you achieve the look you want.

Finish The Ceilings

Basically, there are three options available to you when remodeling the basement ceilings, leave the pipes and duct work exposed, conceal it with a dry panel or hide everything with a suspended or drop ceiling.

Choose Comfortable Flooring

In most cases, basement floors are made of concrete, unless plywood sub-flooring has been installed. Concrete works with most floor finish choices like tile, carpet, vinyl and paint. For below grade installation, solid wood flooring is not recommended as it shrinks and expands causing gaps.   However, engineered wood flooring is recommended as it shrinks less.

 


Date: 07/20/2014 Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM  
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Magnificent sprawling Custom Contemporary Cape w/14+ rms, 5 brms, 3.5 bths & 5 car garage! Estate setting on almost 3 acres of land abutting Millwood golf course! Large 1st fl master suite w/huge walk in closet w/custom Closets By Design Organizing system, full bth, & slider to private deck! Huge family rm w/fireplace w/wood stove insert, 2 story ceiling & wall of windows w/slider to hot tub rm & slider to deck! Din rm w/Brazilian cherry fl, large e-in kitchen w/slider to huge sun rm addition w/2 skylts & French door to blue stone patio & French door to 37×12 Trex deck! Huge game room over 3 car garage w/vaulted ceiling, recessed lts, 2 skylights, walk in closet & French dr to deck! 6 sets of sliders, 3 sets of French doors, 8 skylights, central vacuum, security sys! Recently finished 3 car garage w/Garage Tek system! Wonderful mud rm area w/new half bth & lg laundry rm w/new tile fl! Wonderful Grove St Neighborhood location set back over 800 ft off the road down a long private drive!!

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Magnificent sprawling Custom Contemporary Cape w/14+ rms, 5 brms, 3.5 bths & 5 car garage! Estate setting on almost 3 acres of land abutting Millwood golf course! Large 1st fl master suite w/huge walk in closet w/custom Closets By Design Organizing system, full bth, & slider to private deck! Huge family rm w/fireplace w/wood stove insert, 2 story ceiling & wall of windows w/slider to hot tub rm & slider to deck! Din rm w/Brazilian cherry fl, large e-in kitchen w/slider to huge sun rm addition w/2 skylts & French door to blue stone patio & French door to 37×12 Trex deck! Huge game room over 3 car garage w/vaulted ceiling, recessed lts, 2 skylights, walk in closet & French dr to deck! 6 sets of sliders, 3 sets of French doors, 8 skylights, central vacuum, security sys! Recently finished 3 car garage w/Garage Tek system! Wonderful mud rm area w/new half bth & lg laundry rm w/new tile fl! Wonderful Grove St Neighborhood location set back over 800 ft off the road down a long private drive!!

This is a Cape/Contemporary style home and features 14 total rooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, 5 bedrooms, 2.83 Acres, and is currently available for $739,900.

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