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Sep 15 2014

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Preparing your Home and Yard for Fall

Fall LeavesThe official start of fall is fast approaching and winter won’t be too far behind. Get your home and yard ready for fall and winter with this handy checklist:

  • Hire a professional to inspect your furnace and make sure your heating system is working properly.
  • Inspect you chimney for cracks and any debris that may have accumulated in the flue.
  • Clean and covered or store patio furniture.
  • Fertilize the lawn and winterize your lawn mower.
  • Rake leaves.
  • Clean gutters and clear them of debris before winter weather arrives.
  • Hang holiday lights. It is easier to do and more enjoyable while the weather is still nice.
  • Harvest the rest of the produce from your vegetable garden.
  • Plant/move trees and shrubs.
  • Mulch trees and shrubs to protect them from harsh winter weather.
  • Drain and store hoses. Turn off outdoor faucets.

Buy winter supplies such as snow shovels, ice melt, and ice scrapers.

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Sep 08 2014

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Unique and Luxurious European Home Design

European House Plan 043H-0236A house plan this grand might be mistaken for Downton Abbey, but rest assured it would make a fabulous home anywhere. If you are planning to build on a scale like this, you are without a doubt studying the many luxurious features very carefully. There is certainly nothing plain or simple here from the shapes of the rooms to the placement of the stairs. But please notice even in all its lavishness, it delivers a great house plan that is user friendly especially in the small details. Just off the kitchen lies a family gathering hall, away from the formality of the reception hall and grand foyer. Outside the kitchen, an herb garden provides the freshest ingredients for family meals. Upstairs the student’s retreat provides peaceful privacy for a developing mind. Imagine yourself walking through the rooms of this opulent home and notice that you are never very far from one of the eight bathrooms, even if you are at the pool or in the garage. This European-styled, two-story design certainly exhibits extravagance with purpose.

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