Evelyn Rockas
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Posted by Evelyn Rockas on 8/19/2019

Many homes, new and old, do not have a ton of storage. More modern open floor plan spaces leave a great blank canvas for you to work with, but require you to bring in your own shelving, hutch, dressers, etc. If you're looking for additional storage options in your home and are either working with a smaller space, or desire to keep your area open and free of heavy furniture, consider what vertical storage solutions might work for your home.

Shelving

Take a look at your space and think about what shelving additions might help you. Installing a shelf up high around the ceiling of a room might give you great space for displaying home décor and knick-knacks without cluttering up coffee tables and nightstands. A narrow floor-to-ceiling bookshelf creates a ton of space in an office or living room without taking away your floor space.

Built-in Furniture Storage

When purchasing new furniture pieces for your home look for opportunities to use these pieces as storage solutions. A bed with drawers underneath or built-in headboard shelving and coffee tables with shelves, drawers or hidden compartments are easy to find in different styles and prices. Hollow ottomans are wonderful for housing blankets and other linens. Try office solutions with desks that mount on the wall and have built-in drawers and shelving. 

Hooks

Hooks are affordable, easy to install and can be used in a variety of places throughout your home to create storage. If you are dealing with a small closet or don't have a coat closet in your entryway, you can install hooks on the back of your closet or bedroom door. Try installing hooks or a combination shelf with hooks piece in your entryway or your bedroom for coats and purses. Small hooks placed on a wall or attached to a decorative board can replace the need for a vanity or large jewelry armoire. Use a combination of hooks and nails to hang all your tools and reduce space (and cost) used by a large toolbox.

Not all solutions are beautiful and fit seamlessly with your décor, but if you're in a pinch, there are some quick and affordable things you can do. Hang a plastic shoe-rack on your closet or bedroom door. Hang towel and bath-robe hooks on the back of your bathroom door. Install basic wire racks and drawers in your laundry room, above your machines, to use the vertical space instead of using floor bins and baskets. Whatever your space there is an upright storage solution for you, from pre-fab pieces you can buy to DIY solutions you can put together next weekend. 

 If you're starting your home search and built-in storage is a feature you'd like, speak with your real estate professional before you start house hunting. Work together to find a home with the features you desire, or to find a space that allows for seemingly built-in storage solutions to add before you move in.





Posted by Evelyn Rockas on 8/15/2019


29 Locksley Road, Lynnfield, MA 01940

Single-Family

$649,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Sherwood Forest Location! Pride of ownership in this 8+ Rm Cape Style home close to park, schools, major routes, dining, shopping & Lynnfield Market Street. This home makes everyday living easy. The mudroom connecting the garage, front and back yards to the main home is perfect for all seasons. Entertain guests in the cozy living room. Enjoy the lovely wooded view from the dining room and kitchen with access to the backyard patio for summer grilling and enjoyment. Either room with closets on the first level would be perfect for a bedroom, while the other could be used as an office/den/playroom. The second level with large front to back bedrooms featuring skylights, built-in drawers, multiple closets and a bookcase have so many more uses. The lower level finished game/play/family room features linoleum floor and counter/cabinet storage. New septic, new roof (2018), 2 zone Central Air, whole house ceiling fan, updated windows, Gas Boiler, garage, plenty of storage, 2 full baths and more!
Open House
Saturday
August 17 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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Posted by Evelyn Rockas on 8/15/2019


29 Locksley Road, Lynnfield, MA 01940

Single-Family

$649,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Sherwood Forest Location! Pride of ownership in this 8+ Rm Cape Style home close to park, schools, major routes, dining, shopping & Lynnfield Market Street. This home makes everyday living easy. The mudroom connecting the garage, front and back yards to the main home is perfect for all seasons. Entertain guests in the cozy living room. Enjoy the lovely wooded view from the dining room and kitchen with access to the backyard patio for summer grilling and enjoyment. Either room with closets on the first level would be perfect for a bedroom, while the other could be used as an office/den/playroom. The second level with large front to back bedrooms featuring skylights, built-in drawers, multiple closets and a bookcase have so many more uses. The lower level finished game/play/family room features linoleum floor and counter/cabinet storage. New septic, new roof (2018), 2 zone Central Air, whole house ceiling fan, updated windows, Gas Boiler, garage, plenty of storage, 2 full baths and more!
Open House
Saturday
August 17 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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Posted by Evelyn Rockas on 8/15/2019


29 Locksley Road, Lynnfield, MA 01940

Single-Family

$649,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Sherwood Forest Location! Pride of ownership in this 8+ Rm Cape Style home close to park, schools, major routes, dining, shopping & Lynnfield Market Street. This home makes everyday living easy. The mudroom connecting the garage, front and back yards to the main home is perfect for all seasons. Entertain guests in the cozy living room. Enjoy the lovely wooded view from the dining room and kitchen with access to the backyard patio for summer grilling and enjoyment. Either room with closets on the first level would be perfect for a bedroom, while the other could be used as an office/den/playroom. The second level with large front to back bedrooms featuring skylights, built-in drawers, multiple closets and a bookcase have so many more uses. The lower level finished game/play/family room features linoleum floor and counter/cabinet storage. New septic, new roof (2018), 2 zone Central Air, whole house ceiling fan, updated windows, Gas Boiler, garage, plenty of storage, 2 full baths and more!
Open House
Saturday
August 17 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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Posted by Evelyn Rockas on 8/13/2019


2 Thwing Road, Lynnfield, MA 01940

Single-Family

$679,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Come home in time to enjoy the remaining season of perennials and beautiful landscaping in this 9 Room 4 Bedroom Gambrel Dutch Colonial home on a level fenced corner lot featuring garden views from the breezeway and deck. Have fun with family and friends in the open concept family room and granite kitchen. Enjoy the holidays by the fire in the cozy living room and adjacent dining room. Retreat to the second level featuring Master Bedroom with walk-in closet and three spacious bedrooms. Another working fireplace is featured in the lower level bonus/family/game/play room with additional space for an office and built-ins with storage. Laundry and work room complete the lower level. Newer roof and furnace, Andersen replacement windows, hardwood throughout, irrigation, newly painted interior and exterior, plenty of storage and more. Near major routes and Lynnfield Center. Don't miss out on desirable schools, nearby shopping, dining and Market Street. Make this your forever home!
Open House
Thursday
August 15 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
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