Summer Home Maintenance Checklist for New Cincinnati Homes

Summer Home Maintenance Checklist for New Cincinnati Homes

Sunshine is here and summer is around the corner. Vacation plans are in full swing as are the daily plans for park visits, playtime at the pool and barbecues outside. Now is also the time to consider summer home maintenance as part of getting ready for warmer temps. Follow these simple tips and tricks for getting your space ready for all those guests.

Use Your Friends (Wisely)

Even if you are hosting, that doesn’t mean you should shoulder all the work. Set a casual tone by doing things like a potluck. It might seem like a good idea to ask friends to pitch in with lugging the garden gnomes out and repainting, but be sure to offer them some thanks in the form of ice cold lemonade and cookies.

Be Prepared

Summer home maintenance is all about the preparation. Thinking ahead to the jam-packed summer, you can do yourself a favor and start early. Getting your space ready for summer is more than just making it ready to host friends and family for parties, it is about making sure you dust the cobwebs out and get it safe and ready for use.

Inspect the A/C

The last thing anybody wants to deal with on a hot day is a broken air conditioning unit. Coming home on a steamy day to an even steamier home is not only unpleasant, it also can be dangerous. A little preventative maintenance can help ensure you don’t find yourself in this predicament. Be sure to check the filter every three months and check the HVAC system for a tune-up.

Prep Windows

Warmer weather means we crawl from the cave of winter into spring and finally arrive on the doorstep of sunshine and life abundant. Opening windows can feel good, but it helps to check out what is around those windows like curtains. Lighter fabrics take advantage of added daylight and brighten a room. Be sure to inspect screens for any holes and repair before opening windows.

Test All Detectors

It is never a bad idea to check all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in the home while performing routine summer maintenance. A few minutes spent on checking batteries can save more than just money and time.

Try a Clothesline

Why not take advantage of summer air and save on your energy bill. Back in the day nearly everyone line dried clothes. There are a variety of styles and prices to choose from when looking at ways to install a clothesline. Be sure to check with your HOA or neighborhood association to make sure it is okay to hang a clothesline on your property prior to installation.

 

If you’re ready to build a custom home of your dreams, call Brookstone Homes. We will disclose all the information you need to make the best decision before and during the home building process. Call us to find out how to get started.

5 Things that Come with a Brand New Home (Besides the House)

5 Things that Come with a Brand New Home (Besides the House)

5 Things that Come with a Brand New Home (Besides the House)

The keys to a brand new home are now in your hands and you are ready to move in. Finally, all that hard work has paid off and you can live in the dream home. There is so much more about owning a new home that should make you feel pretty good about your purchase.

Peace of Mind

New homes come with builder warranties, safety features, and the chance to have a third-party inspector help spot check any issues prior to move-in. New homes give an owner peace of mind. If you buy an old house, you take the risk of moving into a space that needs costly repairs. Repairing a roof can set you back several thousand dollars. Enjoy the peace that comes with owning a brand new home and rest knowing there is less to worry about.

Community

The foundation of a community are families who live on the street. Wide, tree-lined streets, events, and amenities make it easy to meet new neighbors. Children can build lasting friendships in school or on the playground. Builders spend lots of time designing new home communities that encourage a welcoming and active lifestyle for families that live there. That brand new home is an invitation to jump in and enjoy community.

Free Time

Even if you are dedicated to fixing up and doing it yourself, it can cost lots of time and money which may be better spent elsewhere. A new home is designed for your lifestyle and personality. You will not have to learn how to remove wallpaper or repaint. The free time can be used getting to know the neighbors and deciding what new accessories to buy for your new home.

Lower Utility Bills

A new home is around 30 percent more efficient than homes built only 10 years ago. Modern building practices, better insulation, and energy-saving appliances can help reduce your monthly utility bill.

Great Schools

One of the best features for families who purchase a brand new home is the nearby schools. Since you have control over where you live, you can decide which schools children attend and which school district in which to live. This will help make it easy to set up children for success.

Building a brand new home is a huge investment of time and money but you will not regret it when you realize all the benefits it has to offer you and your family now and in the future.

 

If you’re ready to build a custom home of your dreams, call Brookstone Homes. We will disclose all the information you need to make the best decision before and during the home building process. Our goal is to leave you a satisfied customer. Call us to find out how to get started.