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Your collectibles are important to you, but all too often they tend to be tucked away in a closet attic, or the basement. Why hide all of the things that you spent so much time and care collecting? Instead, find ways to incorporate them into your existing decor so that your house guests can see your amazing hobby, and you can enjoy your collectibles every day. Check out some of the tips below to help you get started.

Display Collectible Posters Like an Art Gallery

Turn the high traffic areas in your home into an art gallery by framing your collectible posters as art and displaying them on the walls. Hallways and stairwells make the perfect place to add in this decor without interfering with the other decoration in your various rooms.

Repurpose Your Collectibles

Does your passion extend to collecting tins, baskets, or maybe a small vintage wagon? These items can easily be given a new life and purpose by adding a potted plant or flowers to them. If your container is larger, you could also use it to hold blankets or other items you wish to keep off the floor and out of the way. 

Give Your Lamps New Height with Your Collectible Books

If you have some great old books that have that vintage look and smell, there is no reason to hide them on a bookshelf. Carefully stack them so that the spines are visible to guests and use them as a stand for a light fixture or other decorative item. Just make sure to avoid anything that might drip water, such as a plant, so you don't destroy the book. 

Use Heavier Collectibles for Bookends

For collectors that have heavier or metal items, you can easily swap out a traditional bookend on your shelf for your collectible piece. This will help keep it out f the way while allowing it to have an additional purpose, keeping your books in line. 

Frame Thinner Collectibles & Hang on Display

If you collect items such as stamps, matchbooks, or even rare albums, you can mount them into a frame and display them on the wall. This will allow you to show your guests your amazing collection while still proving it with protection against dust and dirt. If you have light-sensitive documents, such as old letters, you can find frame glass to help better keep them preserved. 

Don't let your collectibles waste away in a box or tub where no one can enjoy them. Follow the simple tips above to help you incorporate them into your decor, where they can be enjoyed by all. 



12 Boatwright's Loop, Plymouth, MA 02360

Pinehills

Single-Family

$599,900
Price

8
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Custom Build Windjammer home located in the Boatwright's Loop neighborhood in The Pinehills.~This home sits on a double private lot~ The open floor plan features a custom kitchen~ w/spacious island~custom maple and white ash cabinets~custom pull out draws~ granite counter tops,Bosh stainless appliances, gas range and pantry. The dining area has a sliding door with access to the rear and very spacious private yard for entertaining~ The great room has gas fireplace with custom veneer stonework ~ recessed lights and ceiling fan. A gracious master bedroom suite has hardwood floors, walk-in custom closet, bath with ceramic tile flooring, shower, & double vanities. A second bedroom, full bath complete the first floor~ Private laundry room with pocket door~ Second level has a spacious area great for office and media room~Custom finished lower level has game room, exercise area and spacious "3rd bedroom" with half bath & walkout ~ Walking distance to the Village Green~Restaurants~Shopping
Open House
Saturday
July 11 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 12 Boatwright's Loop, Plymouth, MA 02360    Get Directions

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12 Boatwright's Loop, Plymouth, MA 02360

Pinehills

Single-Family

$624,900
Price

8
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Custom Build Windjammer home located in the Boatwright's Loop neighborhood in The Pinehills.~This home sits on a double private lot~ The open floor plan features a custom kitchen~ w/spacious island~custom maple and white ash cabinets~custom pull out draws~ granite counter tops,Bosh stainless appliances, gas range and pantry. The dining area has a sliding door with access to the rear and very spacious private yard for entertaining~ The great room has gas fireplace with custom veneer stonework ~ recessed lights and ceiling fan. A gracious master bedroom suite has hardwood floors, walk-in custom closet, bath with ceramic tile flooring, shower, & double vanities. A second bedroom, full bath complete the first floor~ Private laundry room with pocket door~ Second level has a spacious area great for office and media room~Custom finished lower level has game room, exercise area and spacious "3rd bedroom" with half bath & walkout ~ Walking distance to the Village Green~Restaurants~Shopping
Open House
Saturday
July 11 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 12 Boatwright's Loop, Plymouth, MA 02360    Get Directions

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When prospective buyers stop by to see your house, they're going to be barraged by a variety of sights, sounds, and smells. Some of these sensations will immediately capture their attention, while others may register on a subconscious level.

The encouraging thing to keep in mind is that you can control many aspects of how visitors experience your home.

Here are a few quick tips for making your home as appealing as possible:

Flower arrangements can add a touch of freshness and eye appeal to both the interior and exterior of your home and property. They can also infuse the air with an appealing fragrance, which can make a positive impression on potential buyers. One cautionary note is that wilted or tired-looking floral displays are not going to have the same positive impact as fresh, vibrant ones. Also keep in mind that some flowers smell more appealing than others. Most people generally prefer subtle fragrances, rather than overpowering smells! If the season and your climate permit it, placing hanging baskets of colorful flowers on your front porch and other locations can add immensely to the visual appeal of your property.

Make sure all surfaces are sparklingly clean! Imagine a prospect reaching for a house flyer or information sheet about your home, and finding that the paper was stuck to the kitchen counter! You also don't want them feeling a sticky or wet sensation when they touch or lean their elbow on a counter, tabletop, or refrigerator handle! The same rule-of-thumb can be applied to floor surfaces. If there are sticky spots, stains, or visible spills on the floor, you can be sure that's going to negatively impact a prospect's opinion of your home. It's not easy to keep your home spotless when it's on the market (or at any other time), but if you prioritize areas like floor, countertops, and sinks, then you'll be much less likely to overlook common problem areas. Eliminating pet odors, laundry smells, mold, and mildew will also make your home a much more inviting and appealing place for house hunters, real estate agents, and other visitors.

Reduce household noises whenever possible. Noises, such as squeaky hinges, loud HVAC systems, or rumbling garage doors can imply several things to prospective home buyers -- all of which are undesirable! Low-cost, DIY solutions to these problems are often available, although in some cases, it might be necessary to call a repairman or service person to check out your operating systems and make needed adjustments.

There are a lot of things to be aware of when you sell your house, but if you approach different tasks in a systematic, methodical way, you'll be much more likely to remember the important stuff and avoid sticky situations that could undermine your chances for getting your house sold quickly!


This Single-Family in Plymouth, MA recently sold for $570,000. This Contemporary style home was sold by Cheryl Phelan - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Plymouth.


63 Forest Edge, Plymouth, MA 02360

Pinehills

Single-Family

$575,000
Price
$570,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
3
Baths
~Highly Desirable~Welcoming Forest Edge Neighborhood in the Pinehills~This home captivates you upon arrival with stunning wall of windows capturing natural sunlight~Open floor concept design w/ one level living in mind~Dramatic 11" ceilings in Great Room allow for brightness w/ custom built-ins~Gas fireplace~French door for exterior access to expansive mahogany deck overlooking the 1st fairway of the Jones course~designated dining area for formal flair~kitchen with breakfast bar for casual eating pleasure~ample counter space with pantry~1st floor laundry~Master bedroom suite w/ cathedral ceilings, 2 walk-in closets & full bath~FLEX ROOM could be used as office/sitting room/ den ~Guest bedroom & bath completes the 1st floor~Lower Level-Entertainers delight /family room w/ walk out and spacious yard~patio access to private paths that brings you to the Village Green & Golf Club~Covered front porch~2 car garage w/ key pad~Private Forest Edge pool~Short distance to amenities~THIS IS HOME!

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