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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 8/15/2018

Fireplaces can serve as a focal point in a room, provide a source of heat and add to the comfort of your home. They can also help you to save on energy costs. Thereís so many different kinds of fireplaces that you can either install or find in a home. If youíre shopping for a home, you may want a home with a built-in fireplace. You donít necessarily need one to get all of the benefits that a fireplace can provide. Thereís different types of fireplaces that are made to suit the many different needs of homeowners. Here, weíll show you some different kinds of fireplaces along with their pros and cons. 


Wood Fireplaces 


The most commonly thought of fireplace is the wood-burning fireplace. This will be built-in to your home, or you can install them in your home to use as a heat source. You may even install a wood stove in the upstairs part of your home and another in the downstairs in order to keep an even heat throughout the home. In some homes, however, just one wood stove is enough to heat the entire house! 


This type of fireplace requires maintaining from time-to-time including cleaning the chimney. Youíll also need to clean out ash from the inside of the fireplace. The material thatís being burned- wood, needs to be stored somewhere. Rain and inclement weather can cause a problem, as youíll need to dry the wood some before it can be burned effectively. Youíll need a screen to protect you and your family from the ash and embers that may be blown around form the inside of the fireplace while itís burning wood. These fireplaces are advantageous for a classic look and feel but can often be a pain to clean.   


Gas Fireplaces 


If your home is fitted with a gas fireplace, youíre lucky because these types of fireplaces are cleaner and provide a more even heat source. Gas fireplaces, true to their name, burn gas instead of wood. A vented gas fireplace will look very similar to that of a wood- burning fireplace. There is a firebox present in the chimney that allows for ventilation with these types of heating sources. You can use a variety of things to give the appearance that you are ďburningĒ them in a gas fireplace. This includes beads that will bring flames up and ceramic logs that appear just like the logs that would be present in a wood-burning fireplace. You can even easily convert a gas burning fireplace to a wood burning one. This is, if you seem miss cleaning up all of the ash that they create!   


Direct Vent Fireplaces


These fireplaces donít require a chimney. They draw in outside air and feed off a gas line thatís attached through the wall. The flame of these fireplaces is secured behind a piece of glass. The big advantage to these kinds of fireplaces is that they emit a large amount of heat and donít lose much heat in the process, since thereís no chimney to lose air through.  


Faux Fireplaces

If you choose, thereís a variety of options that you have in getting a fireplace that doesnít actually create a flame at all. These fireplaces are typically run on electricity and give the same effect of a fireplace but are much easier to install anywhere in your home. Consider these if you really would like a fireplace without the hassle!





Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 8/8/2018

In the warm weather months is there anything better than enjoying your backyard with friends and family? If placing a bid on a home that is almost perfect but lacking an up to par backyard create room in your budget to design the space into a place worth coming home to. Create a complete experience for guests and become everybody's favorite host with these four must-have upscale upgrades for your home.

Landscaping may not seem like it would be the most important aspect of creating a luxe patio experience however it is what completes the area. Properly designed landscaping brings the different zones of your backyard together into one cohesive space. When youíre ready to begin seeking out a company to design your home's landscaping look for those with plenty of experience working on luxury homes and have examples of work that align with your style preferences.

Most landscaping companies also offer hardscaping services as well. Create a one of a kind patio with unique stone pattern designs that flow with the landscaping of your yard. Add visual interest and style with raised flower beds, stone walls, and walkways. A well-versed expert will know how to take your lifestyle and typical gathering size into account to create the perfect design for you.

A must for any host is an outdoor cooking area. Go beyond the typical grill and patio table set up for a full kitchen setup with an island for guest seating. This another area of expertise for an experienced landscape designer and an extension of your hardscaping design. Many will also have appliances on offer for you to choose from as a part of your package. Create a seamless outdoor kitchen with a built-in grill, full sink and plenty of counter space for food prep. Another popular edition is a small fridge to keep necessities at hand eliminating the need to trek back to the kitchen.

Create a private pool area to relax and enjoy without being in full view from your neighbor's kitchen window. A current favorite luxe option for many homeowners at the moment is installing a natural stone waterfall. This features benefits are twofold - it can create both visual and noise privacy. Another option with dual benefits is adding tall shrubs and/or trees. These can allow for visual privacy and create shade for hot, sunny days.   

Investing the time and resources into developing a one of a kind backyard and patio will bring you years of vacation-worthy relaxation and a welcoming space to entertain friends and family. Look for a landscaping contractor with the skill and know-how to create a stunning, well-designed space. Many also offer maintenance services to keep your gorgeous new landscaping well maintained.




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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 8/3/2018


12 Thomas St, Walpole, MA 02081

Single-Family

$519,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
NEW PRICE...OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, August 5th 12:00-2:00! Welcome Home! This vinyl clad ranch style home has been updated inside and out. Situated on a large corner lot in the OPR/Bird Middle School district, it offers a large fenced in yard perfect for entertaining, along with a deck and screened in porch. Hardwood floors throughout. Sun-filled living room with fireplace leads to the open kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. The proper dining room has a built in china cabinet. There are two nice size bedrooms and a full tiled bath. The master suite offers a master bath complete with walk in shower and stackable laundry. Basement is unfinished and waiting to be converted to whatever you need; playroom, home office, exercise room. Short distance to the commuter rail, 95 and Patriot Place.
Open House
Sunday
August 05 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 8/3/2018


12 Thomas St, Walpole, MA 02081

Single-Family

$519,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
NEW PRICE...OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, August 5th 12:00-2:00! Welcome Home! This vinyl clad ranch style home has been updated inside and out. Situated on a large corner lot in the OPR/Bird Middle School district, it offers a large fenced in yard perfect for entertaining, along with a deck and screened in porch. Hardwood floors throughout. Sun-filled living room with fireplace leads to the open kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. The proper dining room has a built in china cabinet. There are two nice size bedrooms and a full tiled bath. The master suite offers a master bath complete with walk in shower and stackable laundry. Basement is unfinished and waiting to be converted to whatever you need; playroom, home office, exercise room. Short distance to the commuter rail, 95 and Patriot Place.
Open House
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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 8/1/2018

This Condo in Boston, MA recently sold for $450,000. This 2/3 Family style home was sold by - Donahue Real Estate Company.


240 Kittredge St, Boston, MA 02131

Roslindale

Condo

$419,000
Price
$450,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Bright and renovated Roslindale condo that checks off all of the boxes. Close to Roslindale Village shops, restaurants, Farmer's Market, Arboretum, commuter rail/buses, playgrounds and more. Open concept kitchen/dining area with SS appliances, granite counters, breakfast bar and pantry. Hardwood floors and replacement windows throughout. Spacious, partially covered deck overlooks a lush, level yard, ideal for entertaining. Washer/dryer and storage in basement. Garage, driveway parking and storage shed. Welcome home!

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