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When you're designing a home, it's easy to get caught up in the fray. Cabinet colors, flooring options and bathroom designs often take center stage. But sometimes you just need to zoom out a little and consider your big-picture goals for your home. What kind of culture do you want to create within those walls? What are your priorities as a family, and how can you encourage conversation, cooperation and time together?

1. Embrace the Open Floor Plan  

This might seem like a given during a time when open floor plans are all the rage, but it's worth a mention. For families with kids of any ages, a kitchen open to both dining and living spaces can be a game-changer. Homework, homeschool or study nooks adjoining the family space can be a boon for larger families, while kitchens with a line of sight to family hangout areas ensure that whoever cooks in your household isn't isolated during nightly dinner prep.

Even for families without children, open floor plans allow the free circulation of guests and/or housemates, making these spaces perfect for entertaining and connecting throughout the evening. 

2. Create Family Spaces No One Will Want to Leave

The most welcoming family rooms offer far more comfortable seating than strictly necessary. Don't skimp on hangout space in the family room or den; this is the time to go for the large sectional, allowing everyone to spread out and get comfortable without retreating to a bedroom. Cozy armchairs with a place to set a drink and/or book nearby will encourage family members and housemates to settle in and relax. Group furniture together to facilitate conversation, rather than just to face a television set.

For some families, a well-placed desk in an out-of-the-way part of the family area is the perfect spot to sit down and do homework, balance a checkbook, jot a thank-you note or complete some other task. Design these spaces for comfort and accessibility, even if it means opting for the cushy sofa instead of the more streamlined Nordic version.

3. Make Room for Outdoor Living Spaces

Don't overlook the outdoors when thinking about ways to facilitate conversation and connection at home. French or sliding doors opening from the great room to a deck or patio can be an incredible asset. Craft an outdoor living space with a focal point, like a fire pit or chiminea. Encircle it with comfortable patio furniture, cozy lighting and maybe even a pergola cover or extendable shade from the hottest part of the day.

For those who love to grill, an outdoor kitchen can be well worth the expense. These outdoor spaces typically foster even more connection than indoor versions, where individuals have a greater tendency to gravitate toward smartphones or televisions. An outdoor stereo system, welcoming lights and comfortable seating will invite family and friends to enjoy each other's company with ease. 

Of course, your home's occupants' culture and priorities should shape your home's design in fundamental ways. For some, a home theater would offer more opportunity to connect with each other than an outdoor kitchen. For others, a basement with a bar or game room would offer the best opportunity to spend time together. No matter what your preferences look like, you can bend over backwards to design your home in a way that brings people together.


This Condo in Burlington, MA recently sold for $690,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Paul Conti - Paul Conti Real Estate.


74 Villagewood Dr, Burlington, MA 01803

Condo

$649,900
Price
$690,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/2
Full/Half Baths
Immaculate sun-filed end unit at desirable Maple Ridge beautifully maintained inside & out. Featuring 4 tastefully finished levels of flexible living space offering 3 BR, 2.5 BA. The first level offers an eat-in kitchen w/granite, newer cabinets/SS appliances, open concept formal DR/LR w/access to a beautifully private deck, 1/2 bath and convenient pantry/storage. The second level offers 2 spacious bedrooms, one w/walk-in the other w/double closets, vaulted ceilings plus California bath. The bright & open loft offers vaulted ceilings, skylights and works as a home office, sitting rm or potential bedroom if you need 4. The lower level is a wonderfully private bdrm suite w/sliders to the exterior, 3/4 bath, 2 closets and large storage area. This 22'x22' space could also be a great family/media room. Ideally located near public transportation, Town Center, Lahey yet nested in a private setting. Parking for 2 cars including a detached garage and private parking space, plus visitor parking.

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This Land in Burlington, MA recently sold for $416,700. This style home was sold by Paul Conti - Paul Conti Real Estate.


68 Wilmington Rd, Burlington, MA 01803

Land

$425,000
Price
$416,700
Sale Price

0.46
Acres
Residential
Land Type
Great opportunity to build your custom house. You can pick everything even the builder, or we can refer one. The hard part is done...the lot has been approved and the foundation has been started, now it's up to the buyer. This location offers a wonderfully private setback on convenient Wilmington Road. You really get the best of both worlds here. A quiet private lot neatly tucked back offering instant access to the commuter rail and the Burlington T and amenities. A short drive to 128 and rte. 3, the mall, 3rd ave, the district and more!





14 Hallmark Gdns, Burlington, MA 01803

Condo

$285,900
Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Opportunity knocks to enjoy carefree condo living or invest in the desirable Hallmark Gardens Complex with a convenient & highly sought-after Burlington location. Ideally located only a short distance to the Burlington Mall and the popular Third Ave, Lahey Health, The District, etc. Commuters will love the easy access to Routes 3 and 95. Just steps from public transportation (including the B-line) yet nestled in a quiet neighborhood, this spacious one-bedroom offers a comfortable open concept layout w/walk-in closet, full bath, large living room plus dining w/immaculate common areas plus impeccable landscaping. Additional storage closet for unit in hallway. Laundry in building. Condo fee includes heat, hot water, sewer, landscaping, snow removal, exterior maintenance, road maintenance, pool, tennis courts, refuse removal and master insurance policy.
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July 25 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
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14 Hallmark Gdns, Burlington, MA 01803

Condo

$285,900
Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Opportunity knocks to enjoy carefree condo living or invest in the desirable Hallmark Gardens Complex with a convenient & highly sought-after Burlington location. Ideally located only a short distance to the Burlington Mall and the popular Third Ave, Lahey Health, The District, etc. Commuters will love the easy access to Routes 3 and 95. Just steps from public transportation (including the B-line) yet nestled in a quiet neighborhood, this spacious one-bedroom offers a comfortable open concept layout w/walk-in closet, full bath, large living room plus dining w/immaculate common areas plus impeccable landscaping. Additional storage closet for unit in hallway. Laundry in building. Condo fee includes heat, hot water, sewer, landscaping, snow removal, exterior maintenance, road maintenance, pool, tennis courts, refuse removal and master insurance policy.
Open House
Sunday
July 25 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 14 Hallmark Gdns, Burlington, MA 01803    Get Directions

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