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5 Home Maintenance Projects to Do This Fall

Archival Designs | Floor Plans | House Plans

When leaves start changing colors it’s a good reminder to start thinking about how to prepare your home for the upcoming change of seasons.

It may seem too early to focus on fall maintenance projects, but being proactive and preparing for cooler weather will enhance and protect one of your biggest investments: your home. The best part is that many of these projects can be done at little or no cost, and they can help you save money on your energy bills.

Here are five projects to tackle before the leaves start to fall:

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Lawn Maintenance to Enhance Your Home’s Value

Now that you’ve finished building your new home plan design, maintaining a healthy lawn can be a challenge during the summer months, but ignoring that challenge can diminish your home’s “curb appeal” and even its value.

Summer’s heat, drought, and high humidity can dehydrate grass and lead to desertification, while a host of fungal diseases, like brown patch, can lead to dead turf. Protecting against these maladies can save home owners money on landscaping and yard maintenance and will help enhance the home’s value over the long term.

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How to Infuse Universal Design Into Any Home

Universal Floor Plans | Archival Designs | Luxury House Plans

Like it or not, our physical abilities change as we age. Vision begins to blur and joints begin to ache. Once-simple tasks like taking out the garbage, emptying the dishwasher or even taking a shower can become increasingly arduous.

However, not everyone living in the same home is likely to have the same needs, especially those in multi-generational households. These are the homes that can benefit the most from “universal design.”

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Builders: How to Assess Online Reviews

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If you visited a dozen websites and read hundreds of reviews just to decide on which new television to purchase, then how about when it comes time to select a home builder? That builder will be doing a significant amount of work to your biggest investment: your home. So choosing the right one is a paramount decision.

If you are like most home owners, you will likely do a significant amount of online research to find the builder who is best suited for you and your home plan design. But with all of that collective “wisdom” available online, it can be hard to tell which reviews are the most accurate, or at the very least, which ones are legitimate.

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