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Having a beautiful home is wonderful, but having a beautiful home with an elegant and functional kitchen is fantastic. Updated kitchen décor and finishes are an on-trend way to create a warm gathering place for friends and family. A real wood countertop is a top option for perfecting the natural kitchen décor motif.

Wooden Countertop Styles

There are distinctive styles of wooden countertop materials available, and each serves a different purpose and esthetic.

  • Butcher Block Countertops: For countertop that allows you to slice and cut directly on the surface, the butcher block is your best choice. The wood is two to three inches thick of alternating species and can withstand damage from chopping and dicing with proper care. Available in various wood mixtures as end-grain and edge-grain, its hardness and color options make it easier to choose the one that fits into your kitchen theme.

  • Reclaimed Wood Countertops: For people who appreciate the rustic look, a repurposed wood countertop is a great option. Currently among the trending countertops, reclaimed wood is relatively simple to find and source locally. Most reclaimed wood countertops come from recycled or discarded wood.

  • Live Edge Wood Countertops: Made from planed but not trimmed raw wood, a live edge countertop retains the original shape of the tree. The unique thing about this countertop is its rustic and uncommon look; it curves inward in some areas and rounds out in others, giving your kitchen or bar area a beautiful and unique look. 

  • Solid Wood Countertops: The solid wood countertop option works well with all kitchen designs, creating a timeless and traditional look for your kitchen. Thick planks of mahogany, walnut, knotty alder, or other hardwoods waterproofed with acrylic polyurethane come in flat, dull, satin, and semi-gloss finishes for an elegant addition to your countertops.

Your Choice of Wood

Ensure that the design, grain, and finish of the wooden countertop you choose is appropriate for its purpose. Hardwood like maple, teak, oak, chestnut, and mahogany make great countertop material, especially if you intend to chop and slice directly on the counter surface. For a more sustainable option, bamboo, while not technically wood, is an attractive and durable choice. 

Your kitchen countertop has a significant impact on the look and feel of your room. For best results, consult with or hire a professional contractor who is knowledgeable about the installation process for these unique surfaces.



17 Blueberry Hill Lane, Melrose, MA 02176

Condo

$850,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to the highly anticipated Blueberry Hill Lane Estates: An exceptional & unique Brand New Community of 19 exquisitely designed, masterfully crafted Luxury Townhomes. Built by a Master Craftsman who brought his uncompromising vision of elegance & taste to create 2 distinct styles of Townhomes, each with 3 levels, generous room dimensions, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, plus fine features & luxury amenities++ to delight even today’s most discerning homebuyer. Ideal suburban location: less than 10 miles from Boston, tucked away against a tranquil, verdant backdrop that abuts Pine Banks, a reserve with approx.107 acres of wooded trails under perpetual conservation easement. Offers direct access to trails for beautiful walks or runs and is close to many Melrose assets: vibrant downtown, shops & restaurants, parks, major routes & 2 Commuter Rail stops. Luxe Living on the Hill awaits. Create a lifestyle in Blueberry Hill Estates, where you’ll find the best suburban living has to offer.
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Thursday
July 23 at 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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17 Blueberry Hill Lane, Melrose, MA 02176

Condo

$850,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to the highly anticipated Blueberry Hill Lane Estates: An exceptional & unique Brand New Community of 19 exquisitely designed, masterfully crafted Luxury Townhomes. Built by a Master Craftsman who brought his uncompromising vision of elegance & taste to create 2 distinct styles of Townhomes, each with 3 levels, generous room dimensions, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, plus fine features & luxury amenities++ to delight even today’s most discerning homebuyer. Ideal suburban location: less than 10 miles from Boston, tucked away against a tranquil, verdant backdrop that abuts Pine Banks, a reserve with approx.107 acres of wooded trails under perpetual conservation easement. Offers direct access to trails for beautiful walks or runs and is close to many Melrose assets: vibrant downtown, shops & restaurants, parks, major routes & 2 Commuter Rail stops. Luxe Living on the Hill awaits. Create a lifestyle in Blueberry Hill Estates, where you’ll find the best suburban living has to offer.
Open House
Thursday
July 23 at 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Please wear a mask. Thank You.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 17 Blueberry Hill Lane, Melrose, MA 02176    Get Directions

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Smart home devices are becoming increasingly popular among U.S. property owners. Yet deciding which smart house gadgets – if any – are right for you may prove to be difficult. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to determine if a smart home device is a must-have, such as:

1. Consider a Smart Home Device's Purpose

A smart home device that works well for one homeowner might fail to meet the needs of another property owner. If you assess a smart home device's purpose closely, you can determine if a particular gadget matches your expectations.

For example, if you are searching for a quick, easy way to keep your home's floors dirt- and debris-free, a smart robot vacuum may be ideal. This vacuum will take the guesswork out of cleaning your house's floors. Best of all, this device will allow you to speed up the process of vacuuming your house.

On the other hand, if you are on the lookout for energy-efficient lighting, smart light bulbs could provide viable investments. These light bulbs are simple to install throughout a house. Furthermore, smart light bulbs will continue to perform for an extended period of time.

2. Evaluate Your Finances

Your budget may dictate your smart home device investments. If you analyze your finances, you can establish smart home device priorities. Then, you can gradually integrate smart home devices into your residence.

It usually is a good idea to take a slow, steady approach to smart home device purchases. If you try to do too much at once, you risk spending beyond your means to acquire and install smart home devices across your residence.

3. Shop Around

There is no shortage of state-of-the-art smart home devices available at both online and brick-and-mortar retailers. Thus, if you conduct an in-depth search for smart house gadgets, you may find quality devices that won't force you to exceed your budget.

Of course, if you shop around for smart home devices, you can differentiate between average gadgets and best-in-class ones. You also can use online tools and resources to learn about different smart home devices and select gadgets that will perform consistently.

4. Keep Things Simple

Investing in smart home devices should be a fun, exciting experience – not a stressful one. If you feel overwhelmed as you search for smart home gadgets, take a step back and review your options. This may help you alleviate your worries and re-start your search for smart house gadgets with a fresh perspective.

Lastly, it sometimes helps to collaborate with family members and friends as you shop for smart home devices. Family members and friends can help you weigh the pros and cons associated with smart house gadgets. With the support of family members and friends, you could boost the likelihood of making an informed smart home device purchase.

Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you could pick up a wide range of smart home devices that will help you transform your ordinary house into a spectacular residence.



17 Blueberry Hill Lane, Melrose, MA 02176

Condo

$850,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to the highly anticipated Blueberry Hill Lane Estates: An exceptional & unique Brand New Community of 19 exquisitely designed, masterfully crafted Luxury Townhomes. Built by a Master Craftsman who brought his uncompromising vision of elegance & taste to create 2 distinct styles of Townhomes, each with 3 levels, generous room dimensions, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, plus fine features & luxury amenities++ to delight even today’s most discerning homebuyer. Ideal suburban location: less than 10 miles from Boston, tucked away against a tranquil, verdant backdrop that abuts Pine Banks, a reserve with approx.107 acres of wooded trails under perpetual conservation easement. Offers direct access to trails for beautiful walks or runs and is close to many Melrose assets: vibrant downtown, shops & restaurants, parks, major routes & 2 Commuter Rail stops. Luxe Living on the Hill awaits. Create a lifestyle in Blueberry Hill Estates, where you’ll find the best suburban living has to offer.
Open House
Friday
July 17 at 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Comments: Please wear a mask and meet in Model unit first which is unit 19. Thank You.
More Open Houses
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Location: 17 Blueberry Hill Lane, Melrose, MA 02176    Get Directions

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