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125 Peach Orchard Road, Waterbury, CT 06706  

Residential
$148,000
Price
4
Total Rooms
2
Bedrooms
1
Baths
Move right into this remodeled 2 Bedroom Colonial in the desirable East Mountain area of Waterbury! Both entry doors have been replaced & have screen doors with storm windows. The Kitchen has been completely remodeled & includes new backsplash, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, including dishwasher & very large microwave over the gas range so you have lots of room on the abundant counter space to put other exciting kitchen tools!, you'll also find an over-sized counter that could be used as a breakfast bar, tile flooring & basement & garage access round out the kitchen area. The Dining/Living Room combo finds a brand new front window, all redone hardwood flooring w/a cozy fireplace for those cold winter nights. The 2nd floor has 2 very nice sized Bedrooms & a remodeled Full Bath w/tub & shower, beautiful new vanity with backsplash & granite countertop finished off with upscale finishes on the sink faucet and shower/tub. The MBR offers 2 large closets, for his & her! The driveway was widened and can accommodate 4 cars w/o including the 1 car garage, plan your parties without concern for parking!! The enclosed side porch with 2 screen doors gives you access to the level backyard from the house. Very nice flat & level concrete patio will make your summer cookouts easy! Other updates include exterior lighting, new 30yr Architectural Roof, all in one gas furnace/water heater by Navien & freshly painted interior. You won't want to miss this gem of a remodeled home!


Have you ever put on a favorite outfit and the perfect makeup, then walked into a different room and just hated the effect? The same thing can happen with your paint choices. The play of light in your rooms can significantly affect how your color choices look. Natural light and artificial light reflecting around the room at different times of day creates a different visual dynamic. As you're preparing your house for sale, you want to keep that play of light in mind when choosing your paints.

Getting Started

It's probably been a long while but think back to prisms in grade school. Remember how each band of light in the rainbow reflects a light ray of a different length bouncing off of the water in the air? The same applies to paint. Your entire visual experience is determined by how the light reflects off the items around you, and how your eye interprets that light. Interpretation can be very different between people since humans have a wide variety of color blindness. As many as seven to ten percent of men are somewhat or entirely color blind in the red-green spectrum and an additional, those lesser, number of people are affected by blue-yellow color blindness. This color perception means that even without the changing light, a neutral color with a green or red undertone could appear different to different people. Combine that with the different light at different times of day or seasons and each person coming to view your home will have a different experience. 

Direction Matters

Throughout North America, the most consistent light both day- and year-round comes from southern exposure windows. That light will intensify whatever colors you choose, so pay attention. South-facing morning rooms and those where you want to be awake and active should have bright colors, while south-facing rooms where you want to relax or calm down at the end of the day should have calmer and cooler colors. Eastern exposure rooms will be brighter in the morning and darker in the evening, so you may want to complement that with blue or green undertones for balance. West-facing rooms will be the opposite: darker in the morning and brighter at night. For bedrooms especially, this can be important, since a warm color scheme can make it easier to get up and to go in the darker room. Afternoon sunshine has blue tones which can wash out your paint colors. That means stick to brighter choices with yellow undertones for rooms meant mostly for midday use. You can also complement, enhance or even override the natural light in a place by your artificial light choices. Keep the sun's light in mind when picking your bulb types and placement and watch what it does to your color choices throughout the day.

How to Choose?!

First, start by getting your color swatches. Visit your local paint, DIY, or home improvement store to get swatches in the colors and finishes that interest you. Get multiples so you can hang them up in different places along your walls to see how the light works with them. Check them through the day and with different artificial lights and window coverings to get the broadest idea of how the colors will look. Once you get down to just a couple of hues, get small samples of them and paint some swaths across the wall. Now, repeat the process of watching throughout the day and trying out different lighting as it will give you an even more in-depth understanding of how the colors will look. Once you make a choice, remember to use a primer to cover over your temporary swatches before doing the final paint job, or you could end up with sections that are slightly different colors.

Unsure about which colors are best for your home? Talk to your real estate professional about picking the right neutral tones to show your home at its best.



This listing recently sold for $272,900.

67 Hard Rock Road, Watertown, CT 06795  

Residential
$279,900
Price
$272,900
Sale Price
5
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
How's this for privacy?? This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Contemporary Split Level Ranch is setback from the street on a cul-de-sac, nestled on over 3 acres surrounded by Crestbrook Golf Course & Black Rock State Park. Inside you'll find an open floor plan with 9+ foot ceilings & skylights that adorn the living room and kitchen/dining room that allow the natural light to flow in. The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops along with a breakfast bar! The dining area off the kitchen has sliders out to your back deck. You'll be able to sit in your comfy living room and look out onto the wonderfully landscaped garden area in the spring & summer! Upgrades to the kitchen include granite counters, backsplash, garbage disposal, stainless steel appliances & new lighting. Both bathrooms have been updated with granite counter, tile flooring & new lighting, the MasterBath has an upgraded tile & glass shower. Also added was Central Air! All this and more will be waiting for you when you move into this turnkey home! Don't wait, make your private appointment today!


32 Lynnrich Drive West, Thomaston, CT 06787  

Residential
$339,900
Price
9
Total Rooms
4
Bedrooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Stop searching!! You've just found your forever home! You'll find hardwood flooring throughout the main floor of this lovingly maintained 2700 sq ft Colonial nestled on a lightly wooded, .92 acre bucolic, level lot on a tranquil cul-de-sac. For the golf enthusiast, you can practice your wedge shot from the backyard w/o going into your neighbor's yard! Continuing on the main floor, you have a choice of hanging out in the Living Room, Family Room with wood burning fireplace, Office/Den (could be a main floor bedroom w/your own vision) or the Formal Dining Room w/2 built-in hutches. There's also a spectacular remodeled kitchen that includes granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, gorgeous island & dining area w/sliders to the deck, a half bath rounds out main floor. The 2nd story brings you to 3 Bedrooms, Full Bath & Master Suite w/Full Bath, walk-in closet w/dressing area & walk-in access to the attic, for a total of 4 Bedrooms!! The 2nd story features wall-to-wall carpeting, 6 panel doors on all the doors & closets. The generously sized fully finished, heated lower level features plenty of storage space with hatchway & interior access. The 2 car attached garage has it's own walk-out if you want to head out to the backyard to your firepit without accessing the interior. Enjoy summers on your deck while looking out into your secluded, private backyard! Only 1/2 mile to Nystroms Park, an absolutely terrific commuter location!!
Open House
Saturday
January 19 at 12:00PM to 2:00PM
Location: 32 Lynnrich Drive West, Thomaston, CT 06787   



This listing recently sold for $92,000.

133 Arden Road, Waterbury, CT 06708  

Residential
$99,900
Price
$92,000
Sale Price
5
Total Rooms
2
Bedrooms
1
Baths
This 2 BR Cape is a great starter home located in the Robinwood area of Waterbury. On the main level you have the living room, eat-in-kitchen, one bedroom, dining room/den and bright enclosed porch off the kitchen to enjoy your morning coffee. The second floor has a second bedroom and a walk-in attic with plenty of storage. The roof, siding, windows, gutters and furnace were all done 15 years ago. One car garage. Conveniently located for easy access to the highway and shopping.




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