Prevent winter damage and boost energy efficiency by ticking off this cold weather maintenance checklist before inclement weather hits.
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Fall is time to take care of big home repair projects before shorter days and bad weather make outdoor work too difficult. You can also take steps to improve energy efficiency throughout your home. Laura Gaskill with Houzz walks us through Your Fall Maintenance Checklist.
This simple modern farmhouse design gains curb appeal with a board-and-batten facade and decorative elements while front and rear porches prompt outdoor enjoyment. The foyer makes a grand impression with an art niche and a cathedral ceiling effortlessly blends the great room and dining space. The kitchen is spacious with a window above the sink and a pantry and mud room are only steps away. A split-bedroom design grants privacy to the impressive master suite and an optional bonus room is upstairs to meet the needs of the homeowner.
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This tiny modern farmhouse is ideal for a vacation home or a rental property. A metal roof and wooden columns highlight the front porch while a deck wraps around the side of the home with a bench railing. Inside, find a cathedral ceiling with skylights above the great room and master bedroom. Special features include a three-sided fireplace, kitchen island, pantry, and a washer/dryer closet. The bathroom enjoys a sun tunnel and a large shower.
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Check out these tips and tricks for taking the best photos of your Don Gardner home.
Tips for Exterior Photos:
Be aware of sun and where shadows are cast on the home. You want to take the photo when the facade is shown in the most flattering light, with few harsh shadows. Especially note if covered porches are dark – turning on the porch lights can make a huge difference in the shot.
Make sure you aren’t including extraneous items in the shot, such as cars in the driveway, trash bins, or a mailbox or tree branch that blocks the view of the home. Also – it’s best if there are not seasonal decorations visible on the home when you take the photo.
Don’t crop in too closely so that you cut off part of the house. Try to get the entire home into the frame with space around it on all sides whenever possible.
Landscaping is important – a photo during spring or summer when leaves are on the trees and the grass is green will generally be more appealing than when the grass is dormant and leaves have fallen.