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5 Cottage St, Billerica, MA 01821

Single-Family

$599,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
New Construction Gambrel!! This open concept home features 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, eat-in kitchen with center island, pantry closet, recessed lighting and granite countertops, dining room, living room, hardwood floors, hardwood stairs, central A/C, master bedroom with walk in closet and master bath, 1st floor laundry, 1 car garage and more! High efficiency furnace and tankless hot water heater. Professionally landscaped yard, composite deck overlooking level back yard, perfect for entertaining! Great location close to major routes, shopping, restaurants, etc. 1 year builders warranty included!
Open House
Sunday
May 31 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 5 Cottage St, Billerica, MA 01821    Get Directions

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This Single-Family in Lowell, MA recently sold for $280,500. This Colonial style home was sold by Office Billerica - RE/MAX Triumph Realty.


Lowell, MA 01852

Single-Family

$285,000
Price
$280,500
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
As you enter this well maintained home your are greeted by a beautiful dining room with lots of natural light. The living room has a built in for storage and a fireplace to keep cozy. Kitchen has a large center island with seating and ample storage underneath. Three bedrooms are located on second floor with all hardwood flooring. Off the kitchen is a breezeway that takes you out onto the deck to enjoy your own backyard oasis! This yard holds a 2 car garage, in-ground swimming pool, and a hot tub. Plenty of storage space in the basement as well as washer and dryer. You do not want to miss this home!

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Tewksbury, MA 01876

Single-Family

$439,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Newly updated ranch in Tewksbury neighborhood setting! New electrical, plumbing, and high efficiency heating with super storage system in the past 4 years. Gleaming wood floors throughout first floor. Fenced in yard with large storage shed and lots of parking. Home is wired for a full house generator. Basement framed out and ready for new owner to finish the space. Come make this home your own!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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234 Nashua Road, Billerica, MA 01821

Single-Family

$699,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Rock Solid New Construction with over 2,500 Sq Ft of living space featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 full Bathrooms, 2 half Bathrooms, finished Basement and a two car garage. b With beautifully architecturally landscaped stone retaining walls with granite steps this homes features include an eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops, under cabinet lighting, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, central air-conditioning, master bedroom with master bathroom including granite counter tops with double vanity sinks, Junior suite with bathroom including granite counter tops and double vanity sinks, finished basement with a bathroom, tile flooring in all baths, LED lighting throughout, car charging plug in the garage, brick faced front steps, composite decking on the porch, and a paved driveway with plenty of parking spaces. Just minutes from all major commuter highways. Open House Sunday 5/31 from 11:00 to 1:00.
Open House
Sunday
May 31 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 234 Nashua Road, Billerica, MA 01821    Get Directions

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Forty years ago every house had some paneling. Some more than others. Paneling can bring the look of natural wood and the great outdoors into a home. But unless your home is a cabin in the woods, chances are that's not what you're going for. Just like many home trends, paneling has fallen out of favor. And you're ready to replace it. 

Removing it is the easy part. What to do next is where many get stuck. We're here to help with how to prepare your wall in the four most common wall condition scenarios.

How to Prepare a Wall for Painting After a Clean Removal

If you were lucky, when you removed the wood paneling, you found that you have drywall back there. And they nailed the paneling to it rather than gluing it, so you could quickly get it off.

If the drywall is in good shape, you're ready to:

  1. Purchase supplies (primer, paint, brushes, rollers, plastic, paint pans, putty knife, spackling paste for nail holes, safety goggles).
  2. Lay down plastic to protect your floors.
  3. Remove baseboards or use painter's take to protect them if you don't want to paint them.
  4. Sand the surface.
  5.  Apply spackle to fill nail holes or other damage and allow it to dry. Apply a second coat if needed. 
  6. Sand the spackled area again to smooth it.
  7. Prime your wall.

And you're ready to paint.

*Note* If you find dark paint like black, hunter green or cranberry, you'll need a special primer to prime over it.

How to Prepare a Wall for Painting After Glued Panel Removal

If the panels were glued, you have a little more to do here. The paper face of the drywall may have come off, sometimes in chunks.

You might be able to salvage it. But you'll probably be much happier is you just skin it. That means you'll hang a very thin (1/4") drywall over the existing drywall.

  1. Purchase or gather 1/4" drywall, screws, safety glasses, drywall knife, drill, drywall tape, drywall taping knife, setting-type joint compound, hammer as well as the items listed above.
  2. Remove baseboards, outlet covers, door frames, etc..
  3. Measure and cut drywall if needed.
  4. Screw the drywall to the studs. Screws should be flush but not sunken. Drag a putty knife over the screws to feel if any are protruding.
  5. Use your drywall knife to cut around outlets, etc.
  6. Apply drywall tape over the seams.
  7. Apply compound, smooth and sand.
  8. Apply painter's tape.
  9. Prime the wall for painting.

How to Prepare a Wall for Painting When the Wall is in Rough Shape

If you find nasty wallpaper or hard-to-peel paint back there, your best bet is to skin the wall just like we did for glued panels. Follow the instructions above. 

How to Prepare a Wall if the Paneling was Nailed Directly into the Studs

In rare instances, you may have started pulling paneling and there's no drywall back there. In this case, you have a larger drywall project and may want to defer to professionals.

For more home projects you can DIY to improve the look and feel of your home, follow our blog.

 

 




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