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4 Top Benefits of Buying a Home in the Winter
Posted on Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 10:15:00 AM  in Home buying tips
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Searching for a new home can be fun, but there can be a lot of drawbacks. This includes fierce competition, high asking prices, and costly mistakes that most new buyers make during the home-hunting process. The good news is that buying a home during the colder seasons can eliminate some of those problems and make the buying process more enjoyable for your family. Continue reading to learn about some of the benefits associated with buying a home during the winter.4 Top Benefits of Buying a Home in the Winter

 

Not as Busy

Fewer people are likely to be shopping for a home during the winter months, which is a significant benefit to you and your family. There is less competition amongst buyers in the colder seasons. Your sales representative can also devote more time to you if he has fewer clients searching for a home. This gives you more time to go through viewings without feeling rushed. Less competition also means you have better odds of negotiating a great deal. Lenders may be available more when it comes to processing your paperwork. This could speed up your closing time and get your family one step closer to moving into the perfect property. Overall, purchasing a home during the winter months could go quickly and be less challenging for serious buyers.

 

Weather Test

Searching for homes in harsh weather gives you a clearer picture of the property you intend to purchase. You get a better sense of what the upkeep will be like, from shoveling snow to energy expenses, and more. The cold temperatures and moisture could require durable insulation, which is something you need to ask about when attending viewings for the homes on your list. It is more challenging to determine how good the insulation is for a property during the warmer months. With serious problems being easier to notice during the winter season, you can save money on expensive repairs, or negotiate a better asking price.

 

Could Avoid an Increase in Mortgage Rates

Another benefit of purchasing a home during the winter months is the possible increase in mortgage rates for the following year. Once you sign the contracts and other agreements, you can lock in the price and avoid an increase and save extra money for personal expenses. To determine if interest rates will remain low or see a slight increase over the next few years, you should speak with an experienced sales representative. She can give more details about the financial climate that you are going to buy within. She can also provide you with information about low-interest rates, and the best timeframe to lock in your next purchase.

 

Better Price

Although homes are sold year-round, most sellers prefer to show their properties during the spring and summer months. Therefore, homes on the market during the winter could be out of necessity. The homeowner could be selling due to situations that are beyond their control, so they are looking for the best offer within a quick turnaround. Regardless if a seller has to move for employment reasons, or due to financial and family hardships, you could benefit from the necessity. The seller may offer a lower price, and you could close sooner during the winter months.

 

When it comes to purchasing a home, you can find excellent properties at any time of the year. However, you may have less competition when bidding on a house in the perfect location. It could prevent you from passing on all of the features that matter to you the most. Speak with an experienced sales representative who can help you narrow down your top-five list during the house-hunting process. While the weather may not be ideal, the benefits could make the winter months the perfect time for your family to purchase a new home!


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4 Factors that Help Buyers Determine How Many Bedrooms and Bathrooms are Enough
Posted on Sun, 15 Sep 2019, 10:00:00 AM  in Home buying tips
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An ideal purchase allows everyone in your home to have adequate spacing, regarding bedrooms, bathrooms, and private areas. However, in reality, your children may need to share a bedroom and bathroom, and your husband may need to give up his hopes of having a “man-cave.” These things are not always considered necessities when purchasing a home. Therefore, you need to create a budget to help determine how many extras rooms and features your family can have when choosing a new house. Below are some essential buying tips to use as you compile a list of what works for your family and what does not.4 Factors that Help Buyers Determine How Many Bedrooms and Bathrooms are Enough

 

More Closet Space

Even if you do not have children, the extra storage space could come in handy for you and your spouse. With more closet space, you do not have to toss out clothes and personal items that you wear or use regularly. Although it is a good idea to downsize, you do not need to get rid of useful items. For example, if you have lived in a cold area and move to a warmer climate, you may not need as many winter accessories; however, if you plan on making frequent trips to that area of locations with colder climates, you should keep a few items.

 

Cut Down on Wait Times

Getting children ready for school and preparing for your day at work could be a lot less challenging if there were more full bathrooms in the home. Therefore, you and your spouse need to determine if having separate bathrooms for your children is a necessity. Cutting down on wait times could lead to fewer accidents for smaller children, and prevent you from being late to work or other functions.

 

Privacy

When it comes to visitors, you may not want everyone to use your main bathrooms, which is why you should look for homes that have extra, full bathrooms throughout the property. The spare bathrooms are typically located further away from your room. In some instances, the areas could be downstairs or in the basement of the home. Another advantage is that it allows overnight guests to go in and out of the bathroom without feeling as though their every move is being watched. If your budget will enable you to purchase a home with an extra bathroom, the privacy factor alone could be worth the higher asking price.

 

Plan Ahead

If you do not have children now, but plan on having a larger family in the future, it may be a good idea to purchase a home with an extra bedroom or two. This will prevent you from needing to upgrade and move to another property before you are financially ready. You can use the additional bedrooms as a home office or storage area until you decide it is the right time to have children. Having the extra bedrooms and bathrooms could also be a smart investment if you choose to rent the property in the future, especially if the buyers you attract have small children or multiple roommates.

 

When it comes to choosing the number of bedrooms and bathrooms in a home, it will almost always come down to a buyer’s budget. The type of property your family is searching for, and the availability in the location of your choice will also be essential factors to consider. You should speak with a qualified sales representative to determine what is available within your budget, and what features you could give up to get more with your next purchase, in terms of bedrooms or bathrooms.


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Tips To Get You Through The First Night In Your New Home
Posted on Sat, 31 Aug 2019, 11:45:00 AM  in Home buying tips,  My services, etc.
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The first night in your new home is not always an easy experience. You are in a new environment that may not feel like home yet. However, it does not have to be a stressful night. Here are several tips to get you though the first night in your new home.Tips To Get You Through The First Night In Your New Home

 

Pack A First Night Bag

Start by packing a bag for getting through your first night in your new home. It should include clothing, bedding, toiletries, toothbrush, toothpaste and medication. You also want to pack the chargers for your phone and tablet. Everyone who is moving should pack a bag with essentials for getting through their first night. You also want to make sure you are packing a bag for your pets.

 

Pack A Home Essentials Box

You also want to pack a box of essentials for the entire house, such as bottled water, non-perishable food, snacks and disposable utensils. Your box should also include toilet paper, paper towels, bath towels and laundry detergent. Flashlights, batteries, light bulbs, trash bags and cleaning supplies should also be packed in your home essentials box. This way, you have the items you need to live comfortably until you are able to unpack everything else.

 

Unpack Your Bedding

You are not going to be able to unpack everything at once, but you should unpack your bedding for your first night. It gives you a bit of familiarity in your new surroundings. If you are sleeping on an air bed or a mattress on the floor, you still want to unpack and use your bedding. Your child is going to need their favourite stuffed animal, so be sure to unpack their nighttime essentials before bedtime. There is something about using your own bedding that can bring comfort on your first night.

 

Comfort Your Child

Moving is a huge experience for your baby or young child. You may have a long, sleepless night ahead of you, but there are ways to prepare for their first night in their new home. Start by making sure there is always a trusted adult nearby to offer comfort and support. You also want to create a zone with several toys and books to help them feel safe. When it is time for bed, consider a sleepover in the living room with your little one.

 

Create A Pet Zone

If you have a dog or cat, you are going to need to help them adapt to their new home. One idea is to create a pet zone with their bowls, bedding and toys. You want to try to keep the pet zone in the same area as their previous home. If their zone was in your old kitchen, try to keep their zone in your new kitchen. You also want to check on them and stay by their side whenever they need comfort.

 

Skip The Take Out

You have probably ordered take out several times within the last few weeks. It is a quick way to eat lunch or dinner when you are busy packing and moving. If possible, skip the take out on your first night in your new home. Use the appliances that are ready for use, and consider eating on the floor if the dining table has not been unpacked. Whether it is a frozen meal or sandwiches, you can make your new place feel like home by cooking your own dinner.

 

If this is your first time moving to a new place, you can always ask your REALTORŪ for tips to get through your first night. The key is to find a way to get back to your routine shortly after the move.


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Solo Sales: Buying a House on Your Own
Posted on Thu, 15 Aug 2019, 11:40:00 AM  in Home buying tips,  My services, etc.
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Buying a house is a big expenses, potentially even more so when you're doing it by yourself. Of course, this accomplishment is a laudable one. Before celebrating, however, you should know some basic information to ensure that the sale is exactly what you want and to keep your finances in good shape.Solo Sales Buying a House on Your Own

 

Review Your Work History

Perhaps you've recently graduated from college and have been working at your dream job, or maybe you finally entered into a career that you love after spending decades in a poorly paid position. The sudden influx of income can make you feel eager to buy a house right now. However, remember that work situations can change. You don't want to jump into such a big purchase when your job history is not established yet. Of course, the lenders will likely look at this element too when it comes time to obtain approval for a mortgage.

 

Consider a Starter Home

A starter home is one that is typically smaller than a long-term house or a family house. While exploring the different options on the market, you may fall in love with a decadent home with many bedrooms and bathrooms. Ask yourself if you really need all of this space. Even when you can afford a larger home, consider whether or not you want to take care of all of it by yourself. With more rooms in a house, you have more space to clean and more areas where potential problems could arise. Unless a pressing need exists to purchase a large home for yourself, take into account the benefits of a starter home.

 

Prioritize Safety

You want to feel comfortable, safe and happy in your house. Still though, you should make safety a major priority when you are living alone. Criminal may set their sights on houses where they know only one person lives. For example, some criminals will case houses to figure out the schedules of the occupants. They will know the times when the house is unoccupied so that they can break in. Figuring out the schedule of one person is easier than determining when multiple residents are coming and going. Safety rankings and information for neighborhoods are readily available online, so you should be able to access this information with ease.

 

Have an Emergency Fund

Regardless of how many people are buying a house together, assembling an emergency fund is a smart decision. Appliances in a house can break. Plumbing systems and electrical systems can require upgrades. The pavement may be in need of smoothing. All of these expenses can come to rather costly sums. When you are purchasing a house by yourself, you won't have another person to turn to for help with the finances, which is why bulking up your emergency account for such repairs is a necessity before you become the owner of the home.

 

Factor in Proximity to Loved Ones

Living on your own can certainly bring you a great deal of freedom in terms of scheduling, decorating and more. However, living near your loved ones can be smart, especially if emergencies come into fruition. Even the mere fact of living so far away from all of the people whom you know can encourage you to purchase a house that is close to home. Remember that living on your own might be fun, but spending a great deal of your time in solitude might be quite the opposite.

 

On your journey to home ownership, do give yourself praise for buying the house without anyone else's help. Still though, remember these important factors too so that you make a smart move.


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Prepare For Your Move With Your Moving Checklist
Posted on Sun, 30 Jun 2019, 09:55:00 AM  in My services
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You have worked with your REALTORŪ to find the home of your dreams, and now it is time to start planning your move. The moving process can be overwhelming because there are so many tasks, but you can reduce the stress by creating a moving checklist.

 

Eight Weeks Before Your MovePrepare For Your Move With Your Moving Checklist

 

Hire Your Movers

 

You should start researching movers at least eight weeks before the move. This way, you have time to obtain quotes and book your movers.

 

Obtain School Records

 

If you have children, be sure to obtain their school records and transcripts. You want to be prepared when it is time to enroll them in a school.

 

Six Weeks Before Your Move

 

Gather Your Supplies

 

You want to gather your moving supplies six weeks before the move, as this gives you enough time to ensure you have everything you need. The last thing you want to do is run to the store for more supplies at the last minute.

 

Pack The Items You Use Less

 

Start packing seasonal items such as clothes and decor. You should also seal and label the boxes as you pack them. This gives you less to do when it is time to pack the rest of your house.

 

Create An Inventory List

 

Create an inventory list to help you keep track of your items. You also want to keep the inventory list with you for insurance purposes.

 

Four Weeks Before Your Move

 

Obtain Important Documents

 

Take some time to obtain all the documents for everyone moving with you. This includes health records, birth certificates, passports, social security cards and voter cards.

 

Switch Your Services

 

Start shopping around for cable, internet and other services in your new neighbourhood. Schedule the cancellation of your old services and installation of your new services.

 

Two Weeks Before Your Move

 

Change of Address

 

Fill out a change-of-address form at your local post office, and be sure to have your mail forwarded to your new address. Ask a close neighbour to check for mail even after you have moved, and check in with them often to find out if any mail arrived.

 

Transfer Your Utilities

 

Two weeks before the move, transfer utilities such as water, electric and natural gas. You want to have everything set up in your new home by moving day.

 

Week of Your Move

 

Redirect or Cancel Deliveries

 

If you have any scheduled deliveries, be sure to redirect them to your new address. You may also be able to cancel them and place another order after you move into your new home.

 

Empty Equipment and Machines

 

Empty the oil and gas from certain equipment and machines, such as your heater, grill, lawn mower and snow blower.

 

Night Before The Move

 

Unplug Refrigerator and Freezer

 

Unplug and defrost your refrigerator and freezer the night before moving day. You can lay a towel in front of your appliances to catch possible leaks.

 

Pack Items For The First Week

 

Everyone should pack a box or bag to get them through the first week in their new home. The items may include medication, toiletries and several outfits.

 

Moving Day

 

Withdraw Cash

 

Head to the bank to withdraw cash for tipping your movers. You may also want to withdraw cash for pit stops during the drive to your new home.

 

Last Walk-Through

 

Do one last walk-through to ensure you are not leaving anything behind. Be sure to lock the doors and windows before hitting the road to your new home.

 

There are many tasks to take care of during the moving process, but a moving checklist can help you stay on track and get everything done.


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Renovating Your Home is the Solution for a Summer Sale
Posted on Sat, 15 Jun 2019, 09:40:00 AM  in Home selling tips,  My services, etc.
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The summer season is upon us and it's time to sell your home. Whether you're striking out for the coast or simply moving down the road, one thing is clear. You've got to make sure that you get the highest possible profit from the sale of your property. What steps can you take to ensure that you get your money's worth and more?

As it turns out, one of the very best things you can do to increase the value of your home is also one of the simplest. A few quick and easy renovations will add a considerable percentage of profit to your final sale price. We're about to prove to you why this is a course of action that comes highly recommended by industry experts.

 

Your Lawn Needs to Make the Best Possible Impression on a VisitorRenovating Your Home is the Solution for a Summer Sale

It should go without saying that your lawn needs to look good. This is the first thing that a potential buyer will see as they step out of their car. Even before they enter your home, they'll be making snap judgments as to the size, quality, and general appearance of your front yard.

Make sure that your lawn is freshly mowed and trimmed. If there are any bare or patchy areas, get them taken care of. A clean, healthy green lawn is a definite plus that will add considerable appeal to your property. And the fact that you have obviously taken the time to keep your front lawn in presentable shape is a good omen that bodes well for their impression of the rest of your house.

 

A Few Simple Kitchen Repairs Will Put Money in Your Pocket

You don't need to even think about spending a million bucks on your next course of home renovations. You may not even need to break a hundred dollar bill. If your kitchen paint is getting a bit dull or the wallpaper is out of fashion, replace it. A quick and easy paint job will do wonders to brighten up the place.

How are the fixtures looking? Has that same fridge been there since the 1990s? It may be time to replace it with a newer model. Failing that, you can at least give the sinks and faucets a nice shine. Get rid of rusty taps that are missing their tops. And if the tile is musty, grout it up all nice and neat. These are simple weekend jobs that will do wonders for the look of your kitchen and are bound to add to its appeal.

 

Make Sure Your Bathroom is in the Very Best Possible Condition

Another area that may need a bit of attention will be your bathroom. This is an area that a potential customer will definitely want to be sure about before they commit to the purchase of your home. Replace that torn and frayed shower curtain and redo the paint on the walls. If the tiles need work, get it done. If the taps in the sink and the shower itself need replacing, spend a few bucks on this simple task.

 

These are all quick and easy repairs that probably won't add up to more than a hundred dollars in total. This just proves our point that you don't need to break your budget to make your home look neat, clean, and eminently sell-able. The sooner you embark on this simple course of home renovations, the sooner you will be able to sell your home for a tidy profit. The time for you to get started is now.


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How to Spot a Great Space for a Library When Searching for Your New Home
Posted on Fri, 31 May 2019, 03:00:00 PM  in Home buying tips
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Creating a space for a library in a home is a new trend that is taking off in many areas. While books have always been around, most homes don't tend to have built-in libraries. Finding a home with a good space for a library will allow you to use some creativity and custom make your own area for books and relaxing.How to Spot a Great Space for a Library When Searching for Your New Home

 

A Wall of Books

Turning a whole wall into bookshelves is part of the current trends. If you find a place with tall ceilings, this is a dramatic way to integrate your love for books into your daily living. Custom shelving can be traditional or a little different than the standard shelves and match your other furnishings.

 

A Window in the Middle

A wall that has a window in the middle is a perfect area for a reading nook. A bed with a cushion and storage can have shelves built around it and framing it. This creates a sunny space that is great for lounging or sleeping. Building around the window is a good way to keep maximum sunlight in your room and have fresh air on those hot evenings.

 

Thinking Outside the House

A library shed or yurt for reading is a great way to give kids space and keep them interested in books. You can line short walls with small bookshelves and use beanbags for seating. If there is space for a loft, this can be a great area for bedtime stories and guests. Adults enjoy these backyard spaces because they are like an office outside of the home or an additional room.

 

The Dining Room

If you find an older place with a large dining room, using the wall space to add bookshelves can help give your dining room a unique appeal. You also have the benefit of a large study area with a table when you are not serving meals.

 

Unfinished Areas

If there is an unfinished basement or attic in the home you are viewing as a possible buyer, these are spaces that you can completely customize. Turn these areas into the perfect library for your books and add a desk and some seating. These larger areas can look like grand libraries with all of the walls lined with books. Create unique seating around windows and the natural curves in the architecture.

While large spaces are ideal, you can also convert smaller spaces into a cute library that works well for one. Under the stairs, a closet, a narrow loft, and a wide hallway are spaces that you can create a small but personalized library area.

If you have a large collection of books or want to start collecting books, try to envision using spaces in the homes you visit to display your books. You may have to hire a furniture builder, contractor, or build custom shelving to convert spaces into exactly what you want.

 

Using different materials for shelves can change the look of a library into something unique and bring your personality into your own space. Using metal, bamboo, different colours, and unique textures will create an area that guests will admire.


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How to Enjoy a Garden Year-Round!
Posted on Wed, 15 May 2019, 02:55:00 PM  in Marketing strategies,  My services, etc.
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If you are looking for a new home in Canada, but you can't find one with garden space, consider growing your garden inside. Not only will this give you the benefits of homegrown food year-round, but you will be able to maintain your plants easier when they aren't out in the elements. Whether you want to build a greenhouse off of your kitchen or turn a balcony into a garden, there are plenty of ways to produce vegetables and herb without the traditional raised beds in a yard.How to Enjoy a Garden Year-Round

 

A Kitchen Garden

While they are smaller, kitchen gardens are stylish and great for one or two people. You can create a potted garden on a rack with grow lights or a garden in a large bay window. Herbs and smaller vegetables are great for kitchen gardens. They grow all year and transform your kitchen into a space that looks fresh.

 

A Walk-Out Basement

If you are considering an indoor garden, looking for a home with a basement will give you the space to grow a large garden. You can hang grow lights and turn it into a garden that produced a lot of food. Choose plants that do well in containers and make a sketch of what you'd like your basement to look like with mature plants. Some smaller fruit trees even do well potted and in an indoor environment.

 

An Extra Room

If you are looking for garden space indoors, a spare room may give you the space to grow all year. A variety of potted plants and stands can give the space the feel of a greenhouse.

 

Small Spaces

If your space is small, consider integrating your garden into your home decor. Hanging your plants off of a garment rack or using shelving on your walls can transform your home into a bright area that creates fresh food.

 

Using carts for your planters or to gather potted plants on makes it easy to move them from room to room. You can even push your carts to the outdoors once the weather is perfect for growing.

 

Shoe holders that hang over the bedroom door are great for herbs and small plants. Hang one on a wall and put small potted plants in each of the pockets. You'll be amazed at how a standard shoe storage item can transform into a miniature wall garden.

 

You can utilize any space you have to be creative and find a spot that holds a planter or pots. While you may have to get creative and build some things that hold your plant, you will have a unique space that let people know exactly what you enjoy.

 

Get Some Advice

 

If you are interested in indoor gardening in Canada, don't hesitate to have a conversation with your REALTORŪ when you are looking at potential homes. They may be able to give you advice on the spaces that would work well for your garden in each home you visit.

 

Indoor gardening is just as much fun as outdoor gardening. Having fresh food all year and a great reminder of spring and summer during the cold winter months are perfect reasons to create an indoor garden space for your enjoyment.


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Helpful Hints When Planning to Buy A New Home
Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2019, 10:40:00 AM  in Home buying tips
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When you start browsing the market for new homes for the first time, it is vital for you to prepare for the process. This means taking the time to not only research your available home options, but also prepare for any potential contingencies that you may encounter. If you are interested in entering the market for the first time, it can be a good idea for you to plan ahead according to your needs. Think about some of these tips, and see how they can help you plan.

 

Pay Off Your Debt

One of the most important things for you to do to get started is to pay off all of your debt. Owning a house is often described as one of the most expensive experiences in a person's life, and knowing that you will have monthly house payments to pay on top of your existing debt may cause problems for you in the future. Add on maintenance and potential upkeep costs, and you may find yourself struggling. Do all of the math as early as possible before shopping.

In addition to paying off your debt, consider building up an emergency fund as well. The emergency fund should consist of roughly three to six months of planned expenses. This type of fund is vital because it can provide you with a degree of comfort against potential issues that may arise. With the fund, you will know that you are covered in the event of an emergency, and any number of things may happen during the home ownership process.

 

Determine Your Actual House Expenses

It can be easy to fall in love with a house and not know how to proceed. In order to plan ahead as best as you can, it can be a good idea to sit down and determine how much you can actually afford for your home. Check your monthly budgets and how much money you have saved up. Make sure that you plan for the long-term as far ahead as you can, as there are numerous additional monthly housing costs that you may not be aware of. These include things such as HOA fees, insurance, taxes, and more.

Speak with a professional to learn more about your options. One rule of thumb is to think about how much you bring home a month and focus a quarter of that towards monthly house payments. If you do not have many other payments that you make, you may actually consider expanding on this number. Every individual's situation is unique, so be sure to plan accordingly.

 

Save for Down Payments and Closing Costs

It can be difficult to plan for your down payment, but always strive to have at least 20 percent of the home's payment covered as a down payment. This will not only help you with your loan from the bank, but it can also allow you to cover a significant portion of the home's costs in the first place. This will allow you to plan for your monthly payments in a much more efficient way.

Planning for closing costs can be tricky as well. This is particularly difficult for first-time homeowners because you need to plan for at least three to four percent of the home's final price. Closing costs will entail a number of different considerations. You will need to have an appraisal done, a home inspection, and a credit report.

 

Though all of these things may seem difficult to keep track of, it can be easy with the help of a realtor. A capable professional will be able to keep you focused and help you transition from one step of the buying process to the next.

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Eight Ideas for Using Your Backyard During the Summer
Posted on Mon, 15 Apr 2019, 10:40:00 AM  in My services
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After enduring a long winter in Canada, it is time to enjoy your home and its lawns throughout the spring and the summer. You can spend more time at your home enjoying the beautiful weather rather than traveling to local parks or going away on a vacation. Use these ideas to have fun at home throughout the summer.Eight Ideas for Using Your Backyard During the Summer

 

Build a Deck

Adding a deck to your home makes it easier to have a place for resting after work or for entertaining outside. You can build a deck on your own, or alternatively, you can hire an expert. With a deck, you will have a place for outdoor furniture such as chaises or picnic tables along with having a place for a barbecue grill to cook meals outside. If you have lights and an outdoor heater on your patio, then you can use the space during the evening.

 

Plant a Garden

Planting a garden is a great way to have fresh vegetables or herbs for your meals, and you can also grow flowers that will add beauty to your lawns. Working in a garden is a relaxing activity that can soothe your mind after a busy day at work, but it is also a physical activity that exercises your muscles and helps you to lose weight.

 

Play Areas for Children or Grandchildren

If you have children or grandchildren, then create fun play areas for them in your backyard. You can have swing sets, monkey bars or playhouses so that children can play outside safely to get more exercise and fresh air. Don’t forget to build a sandbox under a tree where your children can build castles from the sand.

 

Create a Bird Sanctuary

The population of wild birds is declining, but you can create a bird sanctuary in your backyard to help these creatures survive and thrive. Having birdhouses is a great way to attract robins, blue jays or cardinals to your backyard, but you should also have feeders that hold birdseed or other foods for the birds.

 

Add a Swimming Pool

Adding a swimming pool to your backyard is easy when you use a ready-made pool that is delivered to your home. These swimming pools are available in different sizes or shapes, and you can add ladders or decks to the items for more enjoyment.

 

Play Croquet on the Weekends

Croquet is an easy game to play outside, and it is suitable for every age group. Look for the mallets, wooden balls and wickets at a store that offers sporting goods. The goal of this game is to hit the wooden balls with the mallets through the wickets that are scattered throughout the lawns of your home.

 

Do You Have a Fire Pit?

When you have a fire pit at your home, you can sit around it outside to cook foods on sticks such as hot dogs or marshmallows. When it is a cooler spring evening, the fire from the pit will provide warmth while you talk to your friends.

 

Buy a Hammock

If you love reading books, then you can buy a hammock to hang from the trees in your backyard. When you don’t have trees that are strong enough to support a hammock, you can use a special metal stand or posts to hold the item. With a hammock, you can enjoy a nap outside, or you can bring your stack of library books outside to read the items all day.


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