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Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 10/20/2017

Choosing the paint colors for your home is a daunting task. With so many options available, picking the right colors can take longer than the actual painting. But it's a good thing to spend time on choosing paint colors that you're happy with. The color of the room we're in has been shown to affect our moods in positive or negative ways. Your home is the place you should feel the most comfortable, and the colors of your walls should be an extension of that. Today we're going to give you some tips on choosing the right paint for your home that will fit your personal tastes but will also be appealing to just about any eye.

Take inventory

Before you head to the hardware store to start looking at color swatches, you're going to need to do some research in your own home. While you have the freedom to choose any color you want to paint your walls, it's advisable to take a look at the colors that are already in your home--not the colors on the walls, but the colors of your furniture, floors, ceilings, countertops, etc. If you have a living room furniture set that you love and a new carpet, odds are you don't plan on replacing these items just to fit the new color of your room. So, here's what to do. Take out your phone and snap some close-up photos (I mean really close up so that you can only see one color) of your sofa, chairs, and other furniture. Open up your photos and compare them next to one another. Do you notice a color trend in your furniture? If so, one of those colors could be a great place to start your palette.

Choosing a palette

There's no need to go to the store just to get a basic idea of the colors you want for your home. If you're reading this, odds are you have all the tools you need to start making a palette. There are numerous websites devoted to creating color palettes. But today we'll talk about two specific tools that will be the most useful.
Palette makers
The first thing you'll want is to put one color into a palette maker online (Google will present you with many). This color should be the one that you want to tie the whole house together with.
Color harmonies
Have you ever head of complimentary colors? The term might make you think back to middle school art class. Complimentary colors are a type of color harmony. There are websites that allow you to enter the color of your choosing (in this case the main color you chose above) and it will give you the color harmonies for that color.  

Tips to-go

  • Choosing various shades of the same color help build continuity in your home
  • Putting the darkest colors in your room near the floor and the lightest near the ceiling add a natural ambience to the room
  • Use bolder colors for "high energy rooms" like the kitchen, and quiet colors for lower energy rooms like the bedroom
 




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Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 10/18/2017


41 Jan Marie Dr., Plymouth, MA 02360

West Plymouth

Single-Family

$439,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Rare West Plymouth retreat lot! This beautiful colonial sets down a winding drive and sets amidst backdrop of towering trees. This extensively updated home is a must see. Upgrades include, newer kitchen with granite tops, stainless steel appliances, 2 brand new bathrooms, NEST thermostat ,Harvey windows, architectural shingle roof, skylights, Weil McClain Gold series NATURAL GAS heat, circuit breakers, gas fireplace, premium red cedar clapboards and so much more!! Interior was just completely repainted as well! Smooth top electric cooktop is also plumbed for gas.
Open House
Sunday
October 22 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 41 Jan Marie Dr., Plymouth, MA 02360    Get Directions

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Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 10/13/2017

This Land in Middleboro, MA recently sold for $135,000. This style home was sold by Larry Costa REALTOR® - CENTURY 21 Classic Gold.


Lot 2 Cedar St., Middleboro, MA 02346

Land

$149,900
Price
$135,000
Sale Price

2.92
Acres
Residential
Land Type
One of the nicest lots you'll find! This 2.92 Acre lot has towering pines and oaks on beautiful high dry land. In family for nearly 100 years! Build your dream home in the country! Rural area yet only about 4 miles from Route 44. Perfect estate lot!

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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 10/13/2017

If you recently moved to a new town or city, you might be feeling a little lost when it comes to finding your place in the community. In a time when many of us gather digitally rather than in-person, it can be particularly difficult to find ways to get to know your neighbors and become involved in local affairs.

In this article, we’ll talk about some ways you can discover and engage yourself in your local community.

Start online

Even if you’re interested in meeting your townsfolk in person, the internet is still a good place to start. You can use Facebook and MeetUp to find local groups and events. Trying looking up groups for things you’re interested in, such as a hiking or cycling meetup, a book club, or knitting group.

While you’re online, see if you can find your town’s website, including sites for the local library, museums, or historical societies. All of these sites probably have mailing lists or notification systems you can join to receive alerts for upcoming events and activities.

If you’d rather spontaneously meet some people in your area, check out some of the popular bars, cafes, and restaurants on Yelp to see where people like to hang out.

Get a library card

Public libraries are an amazing service that is offered free-of-charge. Where else can you go to get free books, movies, music, and games?

On top of that, libraries also tend to offer passes to local museums, another great way to meet people and learn about the area you moved to. Be sure to stay in the loop with upcoming events at the library, as they often play host to interesting presentations, classes, and meetings.

Classes offered through your local library are often free or highly affordable alternatives to those you might take at a private school or local college. Man libraries now even host yoga classes and “paint nights” so expect to find a lot more than books and readings on their calendar of events.

Start something new

If your town doesn’t have something that you’re interested in, why not start it yourself? One rising service in urban and suburban communities across the country is the community garden.

Community gardens are owned and operated by members of the community. You can rent a space in the garden or join up with others and share space.

A community garden is a great way to get outside, enjoy fresh produce, save money at the grocery store, and meet your neighbors at the same time.

A good way to bring up ideas like this is to attend your town meetings. You don’t want to seem too overbearing or industrious, so try to just sit-in on a meeting or two before bringing up any new ideas.

Say “hello” to the neighbors

One of the oldest and easiest ways to learn about your new neighborhood is to simply stop and talk with the people in your neighborhood. Aside from making friends, getting to know your neighbors can be beneficial. Neighbors watch out for each other’s houses when someone is away, and look out for each other’s well-being. It’s good to have a kind neighbor on your side.






Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 10/12/2017


37 Rhode Island Rd., Lakeville, MA 02347

Land

$159,900
Price

1.97
Acres
Residential
Land Type
Nice high dry retreat lot in Lakeville! Minutes to highways and MBTA stop. Lot has been perced at 2 mins and inch and septic design is complete but not submitted in case you may want changes. Driveway plan has been approved and recorded.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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