Marsha Charles' Blog

Posted on 08/22/2021
New Build Kitchen Ideas
Photo by Skitterphoto via Pexels Purchasing new construction offers a chance to design a kitchen that suits your needs and fulfills your preferences in terms of style. When you’re coming up with ideas for your kitchen, keep function and aesthetics in mind. Your kitchen should provide a practical place to handle everyday tasks while also adding visual appeal...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Average Costs for Remodeling a Home with Major Upgrades
Making major upgrades to your home can allow you to design the home you’ve always wanted in terms of its style and functionality. Since these projects are larger in scope compared to minor upgrades, you should have some idea of how much they’ll end up costing you. Knowing rough figures for major upgrades can help you create a...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
4 Living Room Renovation Ideas
There are many things to consider when planning a home renovation, from the smallest projects to complete overhauls. In particular, if you’re thinking about renovating your living room it might seem like the possibilities are endless. Depending on whether your priority is adding more space or changing up the style, here are some ideas to get you started....
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Posted on 08/04/2021
Another Property Sold - 58 Lakeview Avenue #10, New Canaan, CT 06840
Pristine private townhouse with full bath on first floor, attached garage, spacious kitchen and breakfast area with bay window. The Formal dining room opens to living room with fireplace, Den/office with skylights and fireplace has French Doors leading to terrace, garden and lawn, There is also an updated full first floor bathroom, and a second floor with three spacious bedrooms including master bedroom with full bath and walk-in closet plus loft/sitting room. The lower level family room adds an additional 588 square feet of living space and has a half bath, plenty of closets and terrific storage. Looks and lives like a single family home...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Plant Care Hacks: Watering & Fertilizing Secrets to Try
Even for experienced gardeners, keeping multiple houseplants happy and thriving can be overwhelming. With all the watering, fertilizing, checking for pests and adequate sunlight, it might seem like you’re spending all of your time on the minute tasks. Luckily, there are lots of ways to make your plant care easier. Here are three simple hacks for taking better...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
A Beginner's Guide to Funding Your House-Flipping Business
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels Having the cash-on-hand to buy a dilapidated house and renovate it into a profit-generating dream home takes much of the financial strain off a house flipper's shoulders. But what about that hard-working person who possesses the skills and expertise but lacks money? Does the mere fact someone doesn't have the cushion of...
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Posted on 07/20/2021
Another Property Sold - 1 Echo Hill Road, New Canaan, CT 06840
The exceptional property of One Echo Hill is a 1710 masterfully renovated 5 bedroom estate set on 5.01 picturesque acres blending historic elegance & luxurious living. The bespoke kitchen designed & built by Smallbone /Peacock was imported from England & handcrafted to experience the optimal comforts of home. The great room boasts a massive fieldstone fireplace w/ reclaimed mantle, exposed beams, & original 20 inch wide plank floors. A spacious master suite includes sitting room w/fireplace, wet bar, heated travertine bathroom floors, custom copper whirlpool tub, steam shower, & walk-in closets. Additional amenities...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
How to Keep Clutter at Bay when Selling
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock It’s easy for a home to get out of hand with all the things that come through the door every week. Here are a few tips for keeping up with the never-ending clutter that enters your home. Create a Shoe Station Set up a location at each entry door for family...
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Posted on 07/13/2021
Another Property Sold - 235 Canoe Hill Road, New Canaan, CT 06840
Return to another era in this solidly built and grand structure awaiting its next owner to transform it into their own story book home. Located in a two acre zone with almost 5 rolling acres and a tennis/sport court, this private retreat is only minutes from town. The great room is magnificent and perfect for entertaining or game room/recreation. There is an entire suite of rooms on the third floor. Wide hallways, leaded glass windows, French doors with brass hardware and a host of other amenities and details including a spacious master suite with sitting room,, bath and walk in closet. A true opportunity at an affordable price for the...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Home Maintenance: Waterproofing
Photo by Martinelle via Pixabay One of the things that people may not think about when buying a house is waterproofing the crawlspace or basement. However, this is one of the biggest home maintenance items to address. You may not think of it because waterproofing is usually done when the house is built. However, it is important to...
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Posted on 07/08/2021
Another Property Sold - 10 Parish Lane, New Canaan, CT 06840
Gracefully situated on a convenient cul-de-sac only one mile from the train station, this updated and expanded shingle style home offers an open floor plan with plenty of windows and doors opening to terraces and balcony. The soaring foyer flows into spacious LR or banquet sized DR perfect for entertaining. An oversized custom kitchen with vaulted ceiling, eating island, breakfast room and built in window seat has French Doors leading to terraces and level property. An expansive master suite w/walk-in closets, gas fireplace, sitting area, large balcony, the luxurious master bath has heated floors. Spectacular Tower room is perfect for yoga/...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Work With a Pro on These Home Maintenance Tasks
Ensuring that your home is well-maintained is critical and gives you the best chance at a solid resale price in the future. There are many maintenance tasks that can easily be handled on your own and, for those who consider themselves handy around the house, there are quite a few tasks that can be done yourself. But even...
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