Karen Russo - Worcester MA Real Estate, Holden MA Real Estate, Rutland MA Real Estate


One decorating principle that’s a huge help for any homeowner is that of layered lighting. This is the different aspects of lighting that you’ll use in different rooms of your home to complete your lighting needs. The layers of light create a basis for the design of the room. These three main aspects of lighting also have a practical purpose which is nice as well. Below, you’ll learn more about the three main components of lighting for any room of the house and how to best use them. 


Ambient Lighting


Ambient lighting is often the base of where people start with their lighting design in a room. This type of lighting allows you to get the overall feel for a space. The brightness level should be good enough for anyone to walk through the room without walking into things. The illumination may not be bright enough for activities that require a lot of focus like reading or chopping vegetables.


Accent Lighting 


If you think of a retail store and how the shiniest things have the brightest lights focused on them, you’ll discover that you can use this type of lighting right in your home. Think of a chandelier hanging over a massive dining table. Accent lighting is usually for decorative purposes. The lumens that are given off are typically not enough for any other purpose than to attract attention to the item the light is shining on. This type of lighting is best used for things like display cabinets, statues, and china closets. The bottom line is that the accent light will add some drama without actually adding much practical use. 


Task Lighting


This type of lighting is important because it’s what ensures that you won’t chop your hand off while you’re chopping up vegetables in the kitchen. Task lighting varies widely from room to room and can be anything from a desk lamp to a reading lamp to lights on the vanity for shaving and putting on makeup. Task lighting is all about being functional. When you’re trying to decide where to put your task lights think of everything from safety to convenience. The last thing you should worry about with task lighting is the look. While these lights are great under cabinets, for example, so the more creative you get with where to place your task lighting the better the look will be.  


Using this simple yet useful design principle can help you to light your entire home correctly. The right lighting can truly transform a space and give it the depth that it needs.            



This Single-Family in Sterling, MA recently sold for $655,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Karen Russo - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


1 Trebor Lane, Sterling, MA 01564

Single-Family

$650,000
Price
$655,000
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Welcome to this Stunning Custom Built 4 bed 3 bath Colonial situated on pristine 4.42 acre private lot at the end of cul-de-sac neighborhood. With over 3100 Sq. Ft. of living space, this property has gorgeous open concept kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances, granite counters,spacious island, custom built ins and breakfast area. 1st floor also features envy worthy mudroom, laundry & full bath, warm & inviting family room w/ propane fireplace, formal dining room, home office & living room. Master Suite has walk-in closet, spacious sitting area, spa like bath with soaking tub & double sink vanity. 2nd floor boasts 3 additional bedrooms & additional full bath. Finished lower level has 1400 Sq. Ft. Complete w/ media room, exercise area & sauna. Your beautiful backyard Oasis awaits you w/ gorgeous in-ground salt water pool & covered Arbor. Enjoy wooded backyard complete w/ hiking trails abutting DCR land & Mass Rail Trail. This magnificent property is waiting for you to call it Home!

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This Single-Family in Spencer, MA recently sold for $143,000. This Cape,Antique style home was sold by Karen Russo - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


7 Greenville Street, Spencer, MA 01562

Single-Family

$135,000
Price
$143,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
ALL OFFERS DUE BY TUESDAY FEB 25 AT NOON. Attention Builders, Contractors, Flippers or anyone who is willing to roll up their sleeves to bring this home back to life! Tons of potential and set on a nice lot not far from the center of town. Turn this 3 Bedroom 1 bath home into the beauty it deserves to be! Nice level yard. Cash or Rehab Loans only due to condition of property. BEING SOLD AS IS, WHERE IS.

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This Single-Family in Holden, MA recently sold for $349,000. This Multi-Level style home was sold by Karen Russo - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


44 Cranbrook Drive, Holden, MA 01520

Single-Family

$349,000
Price
$349,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Fabulous Multi-level Home w/4 levels of Living Space in Sought After Cranbrook Neighborhood! This home offers TONS of Updates/Renovations.- Nothing much to do but MOVE IN! Wonderful space w/3 Bedrms all w/Hardwood Floors. Gracious Living Room w/ Gas Fireplace & Picture Window. Beautiful Updated Kitchen (2008) w/Granite Counters, Tile Backsplash, Stainless Appliances, Cherry Cabinets, Recessed Lighting & Tile Floor. Renovated Family Room/Playroom w/Direct Access to rear Patio & Yard. There is more space in the fully finished lower level currently used as a Home Office w/View of Yard . Other Updates: Hardwood Floors refinished (2008); Granite & Tile Bathroom w/Young Cabinets (2008); Furnace (2008); Whole House Fan (2008); Updated 2nd Bath (2008); Shed (2010) w/Newer Door; Replacement Windows (2016); Architectural Shingle Roof (2020) and More! Nice private level yard! Close to highways access, near Center of Town and the Worcester line - easy commuting location! DON'T MISS!

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NO CONDO FEES! Nicely Maintained Half Duplex is set in a Wonderful Neighborhood Setting and offers good sized Living Room w/newer Laminate Flooring (2013), Large Updated Eat-in Kitchen (2013) w/Stainless Appliances (newer GAS Stove), Tile Flooring & Nice White Cabinetry; Dining Area that fits a good size table to seat 4-6; Updated Half Bath w/Tile Flooring, newer Fixtures, Vanity w/Granite Counters (2013) . Second Floor offers a Full Bath and 2 sizeable Bedrooms w/Lots of Closet Space & Young Wall to Wall Carpet (2017). There is still more! The partially finished Lower Level has many uses: Den, Game Room, Exercise Rm, Hang out Space - gives you approximately 250-300 sq ft more of space not including the unfinished area which is great for storage! Roof (approx 2006), Water Tank (2013), Gas Heat, Shed and a cute Rear Deck to Relax on! Convenient Location to Airport, Shopping, Parks, etc! Won't last

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