Quality Built for Better Living
Cooler temperatures are just around the corner, which means it is time to start thinking about getting your home ready for fall weather.
The experts list cleaning gutters and downspouts and inspecting your roof and chimney for cracks and damage as among the top tasks for fall maintenance.
Raking leaves and disposing them is, of course, a seasonal chore but so should be removing your garden hose from spigots and draining the hose so it can be stored inside. And make sure the spigot is tightly shut.
Make sure your windows are tight and storm windows are in place and store outdoor furniture for the winter. If you have a snow blower, get it serviced.
Inside the house, don’t forget to replace the batteries on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when you set your clocks back. Replace your furnace filters and perhaps get the furnace inspected and serviced, if necessary.
Remember drive-in theaters? Watching movies outside? It was fun, and a great tradition to bring back to your own home.
One of the hottest trends in outdoor living and entertainment this year is setting up a theater in your own backyard. Find a large screen, some nice speakers, a projector and there you go, says home expert Bob Vila. You can even find the complete sets for such a project all ready to just set up and enjoy, if you don’t mind spending a few dollars to get the experience.
Another hot trend is what people are calling “foodscaping.” Sorry, but that’s just a fancy term for gardening. Whatever you want to call it, growing your own vegetables in a space set aside in your yard is in again this year.
Also hot, or cool if you prefer, is the outdoor shower. Imagine coming home from a workout and being able to step into a refreshing shower before going in the house. You can even find kits for these at many DIY stores. As refreshing and less expensive than a pool!
Because it’s easy to find nice-looking patio furniture in all-weather material, why not turn your outdoor space into another room of your house? Bob Vila says the trend is bringing the indoors out, rather than the opposite.
Homeway Homes is not like the typical home builder that depends on good weather to get the job done. That’s because we build your home indoors, in our Construction Facility in Deer Creek, Illinois.
That’s right! We build each home in a step-by-step process, from the floor boards to the roofing shingles and everything in between. We use only top quality materials, the most energy-efficient, Energy Strength Spray Foam Insulation you can find and have the best builders around doing the job – no matter what the weather is doing outside.
Doing it our way can save months of construction time compared with site-built homes. Consider this summer, for example. All the rain we had in April and May delayed a lot of builders from even getting started, whereas those who bought from us were ready to move in their custom home before summer.
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Take a look at our Featured Floorplan for August: The Boston.
This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2222 Sq.Ft. two-story floorplan is a wonderful example of lifestyle living. Some of its special features include:
• A Master Suite With Walk-in Closet
• Flexible Room For Music, Home Office, or Den
• Spacious Lower Level Layout &
• A Rear Foyer With Drop Zone
For more on this plan and many others, visit www.homewayhomes.com
Earlier this month, ground was broken at Aten Acres in Princeville. We are proud to say, the first built home in this subdivision is a custom-designed custom-built Homeway Home!
If you are looking to build your own home, our professionals at Homeway will guide you through the process, from the time you choose your customizable floor plan to the day we hand you the keys to your new home.
For more information about the village and Aten Acres subdivision visit www.princeville.org.