Marianne Belanger - RE/MAX Vision


Did you know that your front door says a lot about you and your family’s personality? It can also affect how you feel about your home. After a long day of work, school and/or shuffling the kids around to practice what type of home would you like to come home to? Keep reading to learn what your current door says about you and which colors would better suit your family.

Blue

A blue front door represents a traditional, family-centered home. Your abode is a peaceful, serene place to return to after a day of work and feels like a place of refuge to visitors.  

Best for: South East, North facing front doors

White/Gray

A white front door represents a tidy and classic atmosphere within. Those who choose this door color are neat, minimalist and strongly value knowledge.

Best for: North West and West facing front doors

Red

A red front door can be found on a house whose inhabitants lean towards the elegant and charming. This is the home of a family that loves to entertain. Visitors will expect a vibrant, energetic, and exciting reception.

Best for: South, North East and South West facing front doors

Green

Homey and welcoming a green front door practically invites guests in itself. And when they come they’ll be ready for a social, warm home where they can be at ease.

Best for: South, East South, and South East facing front doors

Brown

A brown front door represents stability and warmth. Guests will feel like they are in a refuge from the chaotic world.

Best for: East and South East facing front doors

Yellow

Those with a yellow front door like to stand out from the crowd, but still, like to be a part of it. Always cheerful and happy go lucky visitors will never leave your home without a smile on their face.  

Best for: North East, North West, South and South West facing front doors

Pink

A pink front door is for hopeless romantics. Sophisticated yet eccentric the family in this home has big hearts and is always there with a tissue for a friend who is feeling down.

Best for: South, North East and South West facing front doors

Black

If black is your color of choice for your front door you’re calendar is packed with people to see and places to be. Chic and world wise you are always the center of a riveting conversation.

Best for: South East and North facing front doors

Turquoise

Laid back and relaxed is the name of the game for a family with this color for their front door. When inside their home you never feel as if you need a vacation from life.

Best for: North facing front doors

Orange

An orange front door isn’t for just anyone. This home is modern, sleek, and curated. Guests love visiting because of this family’s spontaneous nature.

Best for: South, North East and South West facing front doors

Whether you opt for a more classic color and a more offbeat one, the front door to your home is the first impression friends, family and neighbors have of your new home. Choosing a color, whether classic or quirky, that best aligns with the message you want to give to new visitors and the overall ambiance you want to create will guarantee a unique reception to your home.


This Single-Family in Shrewsbury, MA recently sold for $380,000. This Split Entry style home was sold by Marianne Belanger - RE/MAX Vision.


80 Washington Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Single-Family

$389,900
Price
$380,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Open floor plan with a newer kitchen that features granite counter tops and ceramic tile floor~~~Dining room with full size sliders that open to the year round sun room~~~Living room features a brick wood burning fireplace~~~Hardwood floors~~~Three bedrooms and a full updated bath~~~The finished lower level adds about 700+ square feet of living space with a bedroom or family room with a private full bath plus an office area~~~The rear yard is fenced...rear storage shed....open deck.... landscaped grounds with stone retaining wall and garden beds~~~Central Air....RECENT BUDERUS GAS FIRED BOILER~~~..1 car garage....

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209 Pleasant Street, Paxton, MA 01612

Single-Family

$479,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Vacation & entertain at home while enjoying the 18x36 ft heated-pool (complete w/solar & winter cover) fenced-in yard, stone patio w/firepit, shed & outdoor shower. Amazing, 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath home has been beautifully renovated to thoughtfully blend the character of the old w/the new design & must be seen to appreciate all that it has to offer! Enjoy an open floor plan & spacious bonus room that's perfect for a home office, man-cave or kid's playroom! The 1st floor features French doors, maple HW's, cherry kitchen w/island & breakfast bar, LR w/brick fireplace, DR w/built-in china cabinet, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, laundry room & foyer w/access to the 27x25 home office w/built-ins (has a separate FHA heat & A/C system) over the 2 car garage. The 2nd floor offers 2 bedrooms, a bath & den. The basement has an 8-10 person Sauna, 3/4 bath & Personal Gym. The sun porch has nostalgic, knotty pine walls & wide pine floors that lead out to a large Trex deck overlooking the fenced-in yard!
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Sunday
July 15 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Vacation at home while enjoying the 18x36 ft heated-pool, fenced-in yard, stone patio w/firepit, shed, outdoor shower & Sun Porch! 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath home has been beautifully renovated to thoughtfully blend the character of the old w/the new design. 1st floor has 2 bedrooms & bath, 2nd floor offers 2 bedrooms, a bath & den. Large room over 2 car garage with C/A was used as an office, can be a teen suite, man cave, craft room or possible in-law! Basement has a Sauna, 3/4 bath & Personal Gym.
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Commuters take note! 1 mile to Route 190! Cozy 3 bedroom ranch features hardwoods in the living room, dining room & bedrooms and newer ceramic tile in the kitchen & bath. Living room has a fireplace with a wood stove insert. There is an additional woodstove in the basement. Newer kitchen appliances, open floor plan, Trex style deck, 4-year-old roof, plenty of parking, just under an acre lot. House is priced low due to Title V failed (needs replacement vs. repair) Cash buyers or 203k loans only.

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