This Single-Family in North Hampton, NH recently sold for $560,500.
This is a Colonial style home and features 9 total rooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 1.62 acres, and was sold by
Steven Sawyer (Central NH) – Exit Realty Group
When people hear the term “modular” a few things come to mind. Standardized, easy to assemble, minimalist, and modern. When you hear the words “modular furniture” there’s probably only one thing that comes to mind: Ikea.
There are, however, a wide selection of stores (online and brick & mortar) that offer furniture to fit your minimalist lifestyle.
Form follows function. This statement should be as true in the world of decorating as it is throughout the sciences. However, many times we buy items that are large and bulky; mistaking quantity for quality. In the world of modular furniture, form is everything. Here are some reasons you may want to start buying minimal furniture:
Since modular furniture is an up-and-coming industry, there are a number of stores to choose from, some even with brick & mortal locations. Here are some of our favorites.
Not much needs to be said about IKEA. They started with one man in Sweden and now have locations in over 40 countries. IKEA is the standard by which all other modern furniture stores are weighed against.
Vitsoe keeps it simple with three basic modular “systems.” Chairs, tables, and shelves. One of each system could easily fill a room. Their designs are minimalist and space-saving, which is evident by the “nesting” tables which fit into one another.
If you’re looking for simple, lightweight and affordable storage and shelving, Way Basics is where you should start your search. They specialize in storage cubes and they take the humanitarian and environmentalist approach to doing business.
They may seem like a strange addition to this list, but Urban Outfitters–the paragon of urban hipsterdom–has a surprisingly great selection of modular furniture items in their online shop. They do an excellent job of fusing vintage style with modern function.
Beautifully maintained colonial on 4.5 acres! This Colonial has been freshly painted inside and out, waiting for its new owners. Refinished hardwood floors, Newer kitchen, 5 bedrooms with large closets, full bath on the main level, 3/4 bath on the 2nd level, The kitchen has plenty of cabinets, granite counters, dining room off kitchen. More than enough room for entertaining family and friends. The basement is partially finished and has plenty of storage space. Subject is conveniently close to all restaurants, Tanger Outlets, Silver Lake, Winnisquam and Winnipesaukee. Close to Ex. 20 I93 but is far away enough to still enjoy the peace and quiet. Large 28X26 2 car detached garage, two detached sheds and an attached garden shed. Large 4.5 acre lot marked by stone walls. Large grassy areas for the children to play, soccer, whiffle ball, etc..
Everyone uses a slightly different set of guidelines when it comes to food safety, but some people’s standards are a bit more “flexible” than others. The perfect example is the so-called “five second rule.” If you’re not familiar with it, that “rule” states that if you drop food on the floor (or ground) and pick it up within five seconds, then it’s safe to eat!
In some cases, you can wash and safely eat food that has fallen on the floor, but it depends on the condition of the floor and what type of food you’re dropping. While some mothers may jokingly say, “My kitchen floor is so clean you could eat off it,” eating food that has fallen on the floor can be somewhat risky.
Although the 5-second-rule has its humorous side, food safety is a very serious subject. Making sure that perishable food is properly prepared, cooked, and refrigerated is one way to help keep your family healthy. There’s also a psychological benefit to being careful with food safety: When you and your family know that your food is fresh, safely stored, and properly prepared, it helps give you peace of mind and makes mealtime more of a pleasurable experience.
Basic Food Safety Tips
One way to keep track of food freshness is to pay attention to expiration dates and other information printed on food labels. Another step involves putting your own labels on perishable foods and leftover food containers. “When in doubt, throw it out,” is also a good policy to consider.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DOH) offers a number of helpful food safety guidelines to keep in mind and discuss with your family. To reduce the chances of cross-contamination and harmful bacteria growing on food, the agency recommends the following practices:
While there are a lot of safeguards to be aware of when preparing, handling, and storing food, the DOH breaks it down into four easy-to-remember categories: “clean, separate, cook, and chill.” A couple related topics worth researching and keeping in mind are minimum cooking temperatures for meat and recommended refrigerator storage times for perishable food (often three to five days).
As an afterthought, the other advantage of putting dates on your food packages and leftover containers is that you avoid wasting food by throwing it away prematurely.
Healthy food preparation and storage does involve heightened awareness and sometimes creating new habits, but preventing food poisoning and other digestive ailments in your family is well worth the effort!