Kimberly McGrath - Janice Mitchell Real Estate, Inc



Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 6/13/2019

Is there anything more classic and charming than an old house? One aspect of older homes that make them so cozy is all the built-in shelves, drawers and other nooks and crannies that make each house one of a kind. While houses that have been more recently built usually lack these features, it doesnít mean you canít add them yourself.

Today I have six custom cabinetry ideas for you to create your own charming abode, even if itís builder-grade.

When creating faux cabinetry the only limit is your imagination. Search home magazines and Pinterest boards for inspiration. Save ideas you love to a gallery on your phone or print out in one document. With inspiration in hand head out to your local home improvement store to find millwork options that match your vision.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Install floor to ceiling bookshelves with a bench tucked in between to create a cozy reading nook. Add molding and other decorative millwork to take this D.I.Y. to a true polished built-in look.

Capitalize on any empty corners by adding corner shelves or a corner cabinet. Adding beadboard before installing the shelves and finishing off with molding. There are also many corner cabinetry options on the market to choose from today. Choose one that fits the height of your room in a color that matches the molding in your home.


For cabinetry with drawers and doors add charm by replacing with reproduction brackets, knobs and pulls. Or if you love the thrill of the hunt check out your local yard sales and flea markets for vintage sets. Sites like Ebay and Etsy are another great way to find matching sets of vintage finds.


Add personality with splashes of bold color. Blues, greens, and yellows are popular hues for a pop of color while maintaining classic old home character. Paint on of your new custom pieces a charming shade to bring a room to life. Alternatively, installing cabinetry with glass front doors allows you to put bright decor on display without committing to one particular color. Add vintage books, glassware, and small paintings to shelves for smaller doses of color.

For a luxurious touch, stained glass windows look stunning in a bathroom and allow for privacy while still allowing light shine through. Adding custom sized stained glass windows to the upper portion of a wide doorway works well in homes with higher ceilings and will have guests in awe.  

When house shopping sometimes we have to make compromises when it comes to our wants to prioritize our needs. But that doesnít have to mean you canít have your cake and eat it too. With a little bit of creativity and a few D.I.Y. projects, you can add a dose of old home charm to any house to make a cozy, welcoming home.




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Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 6/12/2019


14 Summer Hill Dr, Rutland, MA 01543

Single-Family

$365,000
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful 4 bedroom 3.5 bath colonial! Main floor features fully applianced eat-in kitchen, front to back living room with fireplace and formal dining room both with hardwood flooring and half bath. Second floor features 4 spacious bedrooms all with hardwood floors including master suite with walk-in closet and private bath. Lower level features in-law potential with kitchenette, family room with built-ins waiting for your finishing touches and a 3rd full bath! Other features include neighborhood setting near Holden line, public utilities, 2 car attached garage and gorgeous private landscaped backyard!
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Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 6/12/2019


246 Main St, Spencer, MA 01562

Commercial

$279,900
Price

1
Buildings
Commercial
Type of Comm.
13,299.00
Lot Size
Unbelievable value! Beautifully updated Victorian gem with studio and modern 3 car attached garage/workshop. Main house features fully applianced kitchen with custom birch cabinets and Corian counters, den, formal sitting room, dining room and living room, first floor laundry and mud room. Second floor of main house has 3 spacious bedrooms including master with private bath, second full bath, storage closet and mini-loft to back staircase. Studio features fully applianced kitchenette with island, full bath, recessed lights and small private deck. Back yard is fully fenced and features a 6 person hot-tub, patio and fire-pit. Property has been beautifully maintained with new 30 year architectural shingle roof, exterior paint, driveway, slider, windows (except decorative) and much more. So many possibilities for extended family, car hobbyist, commercial zoning and more!
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Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 6/12/2019


246 Main St, Spencer, MA 01562

Multi-Family

$279,900
Price

2
Units
2,571
Approx. GLA
Unbelievable value! Beautifully updated Victorian gem with studio and modern 3 car attached garage/workshop. Main house features fully applianced kitchen with custom birch cabinets and Corian counters, den, formal sitting room, dining room and living room, first floor laundry and mud room. Second floor of main house has 3 spacious bedrooms including master with private bath, second full bath, storage closet and mini-loft to back staircase. Studio features fully applianced kitchenette with island, full bath, recessed lights and small private deck. Back yard is fully fenced and features a 6 person hot-tub, patio and fire-pit. Property has been beautifully maintained with new 30 year architectural shingle roof, exterior paint, driveway, slider, windows (except decorative) and much more. So many possibilities for extended family, car hobbyist, commercial zoning and more!
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Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 6/12/2019


246 Main St, Spencer, MA 01562

Single-Family

$279,900
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Unbelievable value! Beautifully updated Victorian gem with studio and modern 3 car attached garage/workshop. Main house features fully applianced kitchen with custom birch cabinets and Corian counters, den, formal sitting room, dining room and living room, first floor laundry and mud room. Second floor of main house has 3 spacious bedrooms including master with private bath, second full bath, storage closet and mini-loft to back staircase. Studio features fully applianced kitchenette with island, full bath, recessed lights and small private deck. Back yard is fully fenced and features a 6 person hot-tub, patio and fire-pit. Property has been beautifully maintained with new 30 year architectural shingle roof, exterior paint, driveway, slider, windows (except decorative) and much more. So many possibilities for extended family, car hobbyist, commercial zoning and more!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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