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Posted by Mark Warden on 1/3/2018

Maximizing space in a smaller bedroom and making that room look and feel larger isnít impossible. These tips wont break the bank or drain months of your time.Here are a few tips to make your small bedroom feel larger:

Paint: Use paint colors to your advantage. Light, cool colors and light, cool toned colors are the best for making your room look larger. Use vertical stripes to make your room feel tall. Paint your ceiling a dark color to enhance its larger, taller feel.

Furniture: Some pieces of furniture can make your room feel small. Avoid bulky bed frames and instead choose smaller, more delicate looking frames that will take up less space in your room. For added perception of extra square footage, leave a few inches of space between your furniture and the wall. It will create the illusion of spaciousness as it makes the room look more open.

Wall-Mounted Nightstand: Instead of having bedside tables on each side of the bed, use floating shelves or wall mounted nightstands. It will make the room feel and look more open since more floor space will be seen.

Multipurpose Furniture: Storage beds work wonders by creating additional storage without adding any additional furniture. There are storage beds with under the bed storage and headboard storage.

Mirrors: Mirrors create the illusion of more space. This could be just by having a larger wall-mounted mirror in the room or adding floor to ceiling mirrors, which will dramatically increase the perception of a larger space.

Wall-Mounted Lighting: Having wall-mounted lighting aids in avoiding the issue of clutter on tables and shelves. It will draw the eye up instead of down at cluttered areas.

With just a few simple updates and some new furniture you can create the illusion of a larger bedroom. If you are looking to make some smaller updates then start with the cosmetic tips and move onto the larger ones when the time comes. Implementing just one tip will get you on your way to a bedroom with a grander feel.




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Posted by Mark Warden on 11/21/2017

This Single-Family in Barnstead, NH recently sold for $269,000. This Saltbox style home was sold by Mark Warden - Porcupine Real Estate.


333 Pitman Road, Barnstead, NH 03225

Single-Family

$269,000
Price
$269,000
Sale Price

3
Bedrooms
9
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Peace and tranquility on 7 acres, waiting just for you. As you enter the winding driveway, you'll feel your worries melt away. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has been thoughtfully updated and is move-in ready. From the comfortable floor plan and exposed beams throughout, to the remodeled kitchen with granite counters, you'll love all the little extras this home affords. The open concept style is perfect for entertaining, and your guests will love spending summer nights out on the screened porch. Having a big get-together? There is plenty of room in the finished basement and finished attic; that's four floors of space for you and your family & friends. The upstairs bathroom boasts custom tile work and a soaking tub. If guests want a space of their own, the finished basement is perfect for an in-law suite, with its own kitchen sink/cabinets, bathroom, and a wood stove. With 7 acres of privacy, you're surrounded by nature. There is a small barn (which also functions great as a workshop). Welcome home!






Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Mark Warden on 11/20/2017

This Single-Family in Weare, NH recently sold for $289,750. This Contemporary style home was sold by Mark Warden - Porcupine Real Estate.


206 Quaker Street, Weare, NH 03281

Single-Family

$294,000
Price
$289,750
Sale Price

4
Bedrooms
8
Rooms
3
Baths
You'll be impressed with this contemporary-style home on private 2 acres. From the moment you drive on to the winding driveway, you'll fall in love with all this home has to offer: 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, cathedral ceilings, open concept and so much more. Enjoy cooking for family & friends in the spacious kitchen, complete with island. Spend some time on your deck, overlooking the lovely yard (complete with a hot tub!), surrounded by nature. In the winter, you can still enjoy the view while sitting in the sunny solarium. Curl up in front of the fireplace. Relax at the end of the day in the master en-suite's soaking tub. So many things to love about this property... welcome home! The basement is dry and has plenty of space for a workshop and storage. Please do not drive up the driveway without an appointment.






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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Mark Warden on 10/20/2017

When Joshua and Kat were considering moving from Iowa to the Northeast, their decision was between Vermont and New Hampshire. New Hampshire finally won in the end, due to its natural beauty, proximity to family & work, and its more favorable political environment.†

Starting their search from afar, Josh & Kat contacted Porcupine Real Estate about a year prior to their actual home purchase. "Mark and Constance were supremely patient and easy to work with, that made the whole experience far easier than it otherwise has been in the past. Everyone we worked with was fantastic - from the financing folks to the people who kept us informed of of state of the process. Pretty much made it as easy as it could be, given our circumstances."†

Choosing a town in which to settle wasn't so difficult. Josh & Kat found a house they fell in love with, and everything else fell into place. Now that they are here, they like that Newport has everything they need, from good food to a variety of shopping options and, of course, that quintessential New England vibe.†

Josh & Kat were looking for a property with a large amount of land that had both open and wooded spaces, abundant privacy, a modern house and mountain views. As Josh explains, "The property had the special something that you know when you see it." The couple plans to raise animals and food for themselves and the property has the space to build their homestead as they envision it instead of adapting someone else's vision. "We looked at many other properties - we almost made an offer on another - and then we saw this one and it clicked for both of us. I can't really point to any one factor outweighing the others, it was that certain ineffable, holistic sense of it just being right for us."†

Perhaps most important is that Josh & Kat know that New Hampshire was the right place to settle. "It's got everything we want and need; mountains, beaches, low taxes, a rather spread out population, and actual seasons. Whatever we want to do we are generally no more than a two hour drive to it - want a seafood dinner overlooking the ocean? Got it. Want to go hiking to the top of a tall peak? Check. Want to go skiing/snowboarding? Yep, that too. Like antiquing? It's here. Feel like a night out on the town? It can be had."†

Welcome home!




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Categories: Client Profiles  


Posted by Mark Warden on 10/19/2017

Curb appeal may very well be one of the most important aspects of a home to spruce up when selling. Why is that? Quite simply, it's all about first impressions. Whether it be an open house or an individual showing, the outside of a house is the first thing a homebuyer physically sees. And itís their first impression of your home.

First impressions set the pace of a showing. If the landscaping is lacking or nonexistent and the homebuyer is not excited to be viewing your home then it could leave them with a less than favorable impression, all before they step foot inside. If the house is exuding appeal the homebuyer will be excited and eager to see more.

This is not to say that the homebuyer will purchase solely because of the curb appeal. The rest of the home should reflect what made that potential homeowner as excited as when they first pulled up and laid eyes on the house and accompanying land.

Here are a few tips to maximize curb appeal:
Paint: A fresh paint job lays the foundation of curb appeal. Painting or siding an entire home can be expensive, but painting the front door, porch and stairs can be fairly inexpensive and take only a day or two. Try adding a pop of color to the front door to really make your home stand out from the rest.
Mulch: Is there anything better than freshly laid mulch? The smell alone can set the tone at a showing, but itís the color that brings it home. Try choosing dark colored mulch with a light colored home to really make it stand out.
Flowers & Bushes: Who doesnít like flowers? Itís best to choose low maintenance flowers and bushes just in case the next homeowner isnít looking for extensive yard work. The added color from the flowers and bushes only enhances the amazing curb appeal you will have when youíre done.
Lawn & Yard: Maintaining a healthy lawn and clean yard is essential. Burnt or patches of missing grass make the yard look unkempt and not cared for. To ensure bright, green grass invest in a spring clean up of the yard (many landscaping companies offer this service), which includes raking, fertilizing, mowing, etc. Seeding may also be necessary in areas of missing grass. Continue to water and mow throughout the spring, summer and fall for maximum beauty.†

Curb appeal is not only important when selling a home but also maintaining the value of a home. A house is an investment so make sure to take care of it. Creating and maintaining curb appeal is just one way of caring for your home. Now get to it and good luck!