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10 Tips To Get Your New Home Ready For Spring

Even though your home is new, there are a few things you can do to get your home ready for Spring and out of the Winter time look. These items are good to do every year, keeping your home looking beautiful and ready for another wonderful Spring!

  1. Clean Out The Garage. You’ve moved in within the year, boxes may still be in your garage from the move. Winter is ending and no matter how long you’ve been in a home, the garage gets cluttered in the this time of year. Pick a nice weekend and throw away all the junk in the garage. Clean the garage from top to bottom. Put things that you will keep back in its place and finish by sweeping and cleaning all the winter debris off your garage floor. Since you are already in the garage it’s a great time to clean your cars too. Inside and out. Get the winter grime off your car-whether that be salt from the streets in the snowy months, or mud from the rain and/or snow.
  2. Power-Wash The Driveway, Walkways, Decks, and Siding. The winter does a number on our home concrete, wood, and siding. Power-wash these outside items to have them looking clean and new again, like the day you moved in. Take the winter grime away! After you’ve power-washed these items it’s a perfect time to take your patio furniture out and clean them up-getting ready for use.
  3. Clean Yard and Inspect Drainage. It’s good to know how your yard drains, starting your first year in your new home. While cleaning debris from your yard that has accumulated this past winter look for low areas with poor drainage. If you find any drainage issues repair them to make sure you don’t have any standing water or run off issues during the spring rains.
  4. Inspect Roof For Damage. The winter storms and high winds can be hard on our roofs. Inspect the roof for any loose or missing shingles.
  5. Inspect and Clean Out Gutters and Downspouts. Check for signs of leaks or loose sections. Even with a new home, it is good to get into a habit of checking each year. Leaky gutters can cause water damage to your home.
  6. Inspect Widows and Doors. Check all weather stripping, seals, glass, and exterior caulking. Replace or repair any damaged areas your find. Re-caulk where needed. Doing this every year will help save money on heating and cooling in your home.
  7. Get Your Garden Ready. Start to plan what you want to plant and where. Start to prep the soil in the garden and put up your planters and trellises. You can also start sprouting your veggies and herbs in plastic cups inside under grow lights-getting a head start on your garden.
  8. Clean Out Your Refrigerator. Thinking of food…cleaning out your refrigerator is good to do every once in a while. Take everything off the shelves and wipe everything down. Look at your expiration dates and throw away all expired food and bottles.
  9. Thoroughly Clean and Air-Out The Home. Open your windows and let the fresh air come rushing in! The clean air in the home is nice after months of a closed home. Clean your rugs, carpets, curtains, and furniture to get rid of all the dust build-up that has accumulated all winter long.
  10. Change Your Home Décor. Even though you just moved in, changing the décor is nice at the beginning of a new season. While doing your spring cleaning, change the arrangement of your furniture, paint a room a new color, add some flowers or plants around the house. Your home will have a new automatic look for the new season.

By Green Haven Homes 1-31-2017

CATEGORIES: Home Improvement, Home Maintenance

Why Buy a New House-Green Haven

What’s the point of buying a new home when you can rent or buy a home that is on the market? Here are a few reasons why buying a new home could be a better option for you. The home is new, which means this home can be designed the way you want it. A new home can be the style you want it to be from move-in date and no extra money has to be used on fixing it up.

When you buy a new home, everything in that house is new so there were no previous owners, no old electrical issues, no dirty tile or carpet, and no weird stains! This home has brand new appliances and everything is up to code, with brand new warranties. Of course another benefit to a new home is that you can design it the way you would like it. Do you need an extra room on the second level? That can be done! Or would you like it to be a loft instead? No problem! There are many options YOU choose for YOUR home.

What kind of style are you into: a cozy home, a modern home, a country-like home? You can choose the style you are looking for. With old homes what you see is what you get. There are no choices to choose from to put your personal touch on the place you will call home, but with a new home you get to make your personal touch. This makes your home feel more like yours the moment you step into your home. Green Haven Homes is committed to designing your home with a style that reflects your personality so that it becomes your comfortable haven.

Of course another advantage is that you don’t have to put any extra money into it fixing the place up or getting it up to the state or national code. The moment you walk into a new home you know it’s yours and all is new. With an older home, money goes in to make it your home after you’ve already moved in—taking longer to feel like yours. There is just something about walking into a new home knowing you made the decisions to make it feel like yours. And how great it is to have the new home smell!

With Green Haven Homes not only do you get a new home but you get a fantastic quality home that promises to involve you during the critical steps of the building process. This makes you know that we want your home to be exactly the way you want it to be. Something you can’t get with an older home on the market. With Green Haven Homes, a family run company, we promise to exceed the standards for quality of materials, energy efficiency, and the value you receive for your money. Take a look at Green Haven Homes and find your perfect home today!

By Green Haven Homes 1-26-2017

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