The Best Time of Year to Paint Your Home’s Exterior

So you’re looking to paint the exterior of your home. You finally have the color picked out and you’ve prepared every paintbrush. But now you’re left wondering, “When is the best time to paint the outside of your house? Luckily for you, our Executive Craftsman team is here to walk you through the ins and outs of the when you should paint your home’s exterior. Spoiler alert, there’s still time! 

Wait for Warm Weather 

Maybe you’re feeling a bit antsy about painting the outside of your home and you’re thinking about getting a head start on a sunny day in April. While it may be tempting to take advantage of warmer spring weather, April and May are still unpredictable and can bring days of below-freezing temperatures and rain, lots of rain, which could ruin your paint job. Instead, refrain from painting during the spring and wait for June to September to paint the outside of your home. Even in the middle of the night, temperatures are warm enough that you’ll get the best results. 

How Warm is Too Warm? 

The sun is shining and there’s not a cloud in the sky. It’s hot outside. Sounds like the perfect weather conditions to paint the exterior of your house, right? Think again. Though you should wait until June, painting your house’s exterior in temperatures above 90 degrees can prohibit your paint from binding properly and can cause cracking or peeling. Another helpful tip to remember is to work your way around your house when you’re painting so that you’re not painting on a side that’s being directly hit by the sun. Chances are the sunny surface is much hotter than the weather forecast. 

Avoid Rain and Humidity 

We all know the saying, April showers bring May flowers! But while your garden is blooming, the fresh coat of paint you just applied to the outside of your house isn’t drying properly because of the rain. Waiting until the summer to paint the outside of your house means you’ll have more dependable, sunny weather that’ll allow the paint to dry and last longer. Finally have a warm, cloudless day? Before you head outside with your paintbrush and ladder, make sure the day’s humidity levels fall between 40 and 70 percent for optimal drying. 

So it’s time to ask yourself, is it between June and September? Check. Is it a warm, sunny forecast? Absolutely. Looks like it’s time to give us at Executive Craftsman a call! We’ll provide you with a quality paint job on the outside of your house in no time. Want more ways to refresh the inside and outside of your home? Learn about what services we provide and check out our blog. 

The Open Vs Closed Floor Plan

So you’re renovating your home and your designer asks you a key question, “Do you want an open or closed floor plan?” Identifying the right choice for you can be a tricky task, however, our team at Executive Craftsman is here to help! With our many years of experience in both design and construction, we are with you every step of the way.

The Difference

The main difference between an open floor plan and a closed floor plan? The walls! By eliminating walls, you will instantly create a more customizable room division that can impact where people travel throughout the home to where you place furniture. If you are looking for a home with more privacy, then a closed floor plan is absolutely right for you and if you seek having conversations effortlessly, consider an open floor plan. Either way, when you reside in the home of your dreams, we are happy!

Deciding Design

Deciding on a floor plan for your home all starts in the design. What feel do you want for your house?

  • Closed floor plans are a more traditional option. They allow for private spaces and a true delineation of purpose from room to room. Closed offers more wall space for things like art, posters, and tapestries. It also means you can change the design or feel of each room individually, instead of feeling tied down to one.
  • Open floor plans are more modern and at the moment, highly sought after. Unique design options are available to both. Open allows not just for more furniture, but more options on furniture placement. They also have more natural light. Without walls blocking the paths from your windows, the entire space is easily illuminated.

Calculating Cost

Here’s the thing, walls are costly and so is the labor to put them up or tear them down. Taking down a load-bearing wall can be an expensive hassle for workmen and homeowners alike. Closed floor plans have a lower resale value than open ones. Open floor plans are currently trending on the housing market, but it may end up costing you elsewhere. The open space costs extra money to cool and heat monthly. The more space you’ve got, the harder it is to regulate the temperature and the more it’ll cost you. Truly, the financial pros and cons will vary on the project and your existing structure. If you still feel torn however, our team of experienced workers is here to help you find the best fit!

Pondering Practicality

At the end of the day, you need to consider the use of your space. Open floor plans are better for entertaining. With a large open space, it accommodates for more people to move around freely. It also promotes everyone to socialize with ease.

Picture this, you are hosting a party and want to converse with friends. Would you prefer to attempt to talk through walls or communicate freely without them? The choice is clear! Open floor plans are also good for people with young children or someone with mobility issues. With children, it allows parents to keep their kids within line of sight. They can play in the living room while you sit and work at the dining table. For those who are challenged with mobility, the open space allows for easier movement and access to necessary spaces!

Closed floor plans are better for privacy. If you need alone time to focus while you work or would much rather curl up with a book than have guests over, a closed floor plan may be a better option. Closed floor plans also help with noise control.

So, open or closed? Both floor plans have their strengths and weaknesses. It all comes down to your needs for the space, budget, and sense of design. Still debating? We would love to weigh in and help you decide! As a full-service construction company, our team at Executive Craftsman can help from plans to finished product. Simply give us a call to get started or read up on some of our other blogs for more design tips on crafting your perfect home.

The Newest Interior Design Trends For Spring 2019

Spring has finally arrived! After a long and wet winter, we can enjoy the fresh flowers and a warm breeze. You might want to get outside and enjoy the warm weather, but it’s also the perfect time to update the home. Why? Because the newest interior design trends are about to explode onto the market. No matter how outdoorsy you and your family are, a lot of time is spent in the home. Why wouldn’t you want an interior that screams spring as much as chirping birds and fresh greenier? Executive Craftsman has been working in home construction for a while and we’ve seen many trends come and go. We have never been this excited for new trends and know you will be too. Take your home to the next level by taking advantage of the latest developments in home interior design.

Maximizing Natural Lighting

One of the biggest trends that are taking over interior design is maximizing natural lighting. Nearly every aspect of interior design is changing to help homeowners make the most of the sun. With spring rolling in, this trend is about to break out in a huge way. This means mirrors, open space, and wrap around windows. Windows allow the light to come in, but its impact is minimized if a room is a dark color. The perfect colors to use for great natural lighting are those soft blues and greys. When the sun hits a room full of those colors just right, you’d think you’re outside. Keep those colors in mind for furniture as well. If you can’t find anything in either color you like, nothing lights up quite like white. On top of that, adding mirrors allows light to be reflected back into the room. Take some time to redesign your room to let the sunshine in.

Recycled Kitchen

Homeowners are becoming more and more interested in having sustainable and green-friendly materials and designs used in their house. This trend isn’t slowing down anytime soon and will become more important in the future. How is this going to impact interior design trends? In the kitchen of course! How do you design a kitchen to be eco-friendly? By combining the two, they don’t need to be separate. Research what kind of wood is being used in the gorgeous black cabinets that are currently in. On top of that, make sure your paint isn’t going to kill a small forest while it was being prepared. Refurbished and repurposed metals make for the perfect green solution for those currently awesome brass taps. If you are redesigning your kitchen this spring, use as much recycled goods as you can to be eco-friendly.

Open shelving

Have you ever seen the difference between open shelving and cabinets in a room? The contrast is mindblowing. Open shelving completely changes any room it’s used in. You transform a cluttered office space into an open study with this simple change. This minor tweak completely frees up an astonishing amount of extra space. The room might be the same size as before but it will look larger. On top of that, you can take your decorating to a new plateau. Open shelves allow for much more unique and interesting decor to be added to a room. Cabinets and shelves are clunky, often limiting space. However, you can go crazy with an open shelf. Really show off some of your favorite possessions or display your greatest achievements in style. Spring is in the air and so are open shelves.

The Newest Colors

One of the greatest aspects of spring is the explosion of colors outside. Greens, pinks, purples, blues all just seemingly come out of nowhere to give the world a fresh coat of paint. It’s also the perfect time to add some new color to your home. What are the newest colors that everyone is talking about this spring? Mustard, Forest Green, and Living coral. These three simple colors are going to explode onto the scene. Mustards make for the perfect interior color, providing a nice partner for those earthy shades you are so fond of. Living coral is a great choice for bathrooms or living rooms especially since it works well with both spring and summer decor. Last but not least is forest green. This simple color is going to be THE color of the year. It can be used inside the home or outside. In bedrooms, kitchens, finished basements, living rooms, anywhere in the house. Just tweaking your home with these great colors will give you an amazing new look for spring.

Spring is one of the most magical times of the year and one of the best times to redesign the interior of your home. Maximizing your natural lighting, open shelving, using the latest colors and recycled materials will give you the house everyone is talking about. Incorporating just one of these trends will take your interior design to the next level but mixing them is epic. Don’t just give your home a good cleaning this spring, get it a whole new look. If you are interested in having any of these projects done to your home, give us a call.

We are the name in the home renovation and construction business. Our services include flooring, painting, remodeling, additions, and more. We also have some of the hardest working craftsmen around. A job for them combines high-quality results with efficient construction. Every project we do is treated as if it was done on our home. Let us help you transform your house into your dream today. To learn more about us and home construction, check out our blog.

How to Choose the Right Paint for Your Living Room

So the time has come to paint your living room. This is the final project that will complete the transformation of the house into your dream home. But how can you choose the right paint? There’s a lot of pressure on this project and it’s so easy to make a mistake. Don’t worry, the experts at Executive Craftsman are here to help! Painting your living room can be a painstaking process but we assure that you don’t need to over think this one. We promise that if you follow these awesome steps, you will never have a problem choosing the right paint color again. Let us guide you through picking the right paint for your living room.

What is the houses color theme

Before you even begin looking for paint for the living room, take a look around the house and see your color scheme. The last problem you want is having a color in the living room clash with the rest of the house. If you have a house that uses light blues and whites, would you want to have a living room that is a bold red? Just imagine what a shift that will be! Take some time to go through your home and take note of the colors you have previously used. The last thing you want is guests to come in and notice clashing colors. Take some time to analyze the color scheme of your home and let that guide you to the right choice. There must be a reason you went with that scheme through the house right?

Consider Your Furniture Color

What color is your couch? This is the biggest question you are going to have to ask yourself when picking out a color to paint your living room. The furniture in a room can either complete or throw off the coloring. Would a smooth brown recliner look good in a room that is seafoam green? What about an olive green living room with a teal couch set? The answer is a strong no. The furniture helps bring the room together so the last problem you want to have is to go through the painting process only to realize nothing matches. Take a few moments and find out the exact color of everything in the living and make sure they will match your paint. This easy step will save you a world of headaches down the line.

Make sure you love it

When you pick out a color, make sure that you don’t just go “that’s good enough,” you need to go with “I LOVE this shade.” You are going to be spending a lot of time in the living room for countless reasons. Holidays, entertaining guests, just hanging out, and more is all done in your favorite room of the house. You need to make sure the color you are going to see every day for however many years you are going to be in that house. Settle on a color that you adore and will be happy to see nearly every second you are home. You don’t want to have to go back and start the process of painting the living all over again after only 3 weeks. There is no such phrase as “good enough” when painting your home, the only one that matters is “I LOVE THIS SHADE”

Use the color wheel

So you have found the color of your dreams, what are you going to do next? Explore all the different shades, of course. You don’t just have to take it at face value especially when you have an entire color wheel to explore. Sure, you can go with that basic red but have you consider the various shades the color has? There is more to color than meets the eye, don’t be fooled into narrowing in on one basic choice. Exploring the various options your color choice offers is key to picking the right paint for your living room.

Painting the living room is likely something you will overthink but you don’t need too. Taking time to analyze the color theme of your home and living room furniture, using the color wheel, and making sure that you love the color you choose will give you amazing results. Don’t just settle on something that seems good, choose the correct color for your home. Nothing is more important, which is why the experts at Executive Craftsman are here to help. Let us guide you through the process and once you have chosen your color give us a call.

Our expert workmen are the best in the business and will execute your projects to perfection. We specialize in both interior and exterior projects including remodeling, custom built-ins, additions, and more. Nothing is more important to us than the client and we promise that no project is too difficult for us to execute. Let us help you make your house into your dream home. To learn more about Executive Craftsman and home construction, read our blog.

Vinyl siding vs Wood Siding; Which is Best for You?

So the time to add new siding to your home has come. As you do your research, you will find two types coming up over and over, vinyl and wood. Which should you choose? Obviously, both have their pros and cons, but surely, one must be better than the other! Luckily for you, Executive Craftsman is here to help you make the right choice. We have years of experience under our belt and have seen just about every situation people can find themselves in when working on their home. Let us walk you through the pros and cons of both of these great choices. Will you be making the choice of wood or vinyl?

Cost

The biggest factor for anyone regardless of the project being done on their home is cost. Obviously, you are going to need the residing of your home to fit into your budget especially when paying for the material and labor. Without a doubt, vinyl is much cheaper than wood. In some cases, wood can be 250% more expensive than a match quality vinyl! The average cost of a square foot of vinyl is usually $1.60 while wood tends to be more expensive, even when of lower stock. All around vinyl is the more cost-effective siding when compared to wood.

Durability

Of course, you are going to want a strong siding on your home. The last thing you want is for it to fail in the middle of a blizzard. Wood expands and compresses with the changing temperatures. Naturally, this leads to a lot of wear and tear over time resulting in damages and the eventual need to be replaced. Vinyl, on the other hand, does not have this problem being able to work the same in both hot and cold weather. That being said vinyl can be more easily damaged than wood. When you have damage to a vinyl siding you need to replace a whole section of it rather than just a small bit like you would with wood. Both present pros and cons in the durability test with neither having a clear advantage over the other. This means it’s completely up to you and based on what you feel is the better choice.

Energy Efficiency

No one likes getting high energy bills, which is why you need your siding to be as energy efficient as it can. Vinyl is a great choice since it can be paired with insulation siding giving you a perfect way to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This type is also extremely eco-friendly, giving your home the seal of approval from your neighborhood environmentalist. Don’t count wood out though, the natural siding is just as energy efficient as vinyl. Wood is a natural insulator, giving you a great way to help the energy of your home costs. It also is very environmentally friendly and biodegradable, giving it a green edge over vinyl. The best way to decide between these two when it comes to energy efficiency is to take into account how much you use seasonally. Do you have your AC going 24/7 in the dog days of summer? Do you prefer using blankets and sweatshirts to stay warm in the cold months of winter? It all comes down to you and your lifestyle.

Maintenance

No matter which way you slice it, vinyl is easier to maintain than wood. Once the wood is installed, it needs to be treated right away. If you want to paint it, you’ll need to do that as soon as it’s installation is finished. Vinyl however just needs to be installed and it’s ready to go. Wood needs regular maintenance while vinyl does not. However, vinyl does have its fair share of maintenance issues. It needs to be washed regularly with soap and water to make sure there is no build-up of grime, dust, and pollen. While vinyl will stay strong through most weather, wood will rot and twist along with the possibility of termites and mold growth. Your choice in siding will be determining how much time you spend outside taking care of it.

In the battle between wood and vinyl siding, each has some distinct advantages and disadvantages over each other. You need to take into account your style of home and lifestyle before deciding on which style siding to get. Factoring in maintenance, cost, durability, and energy efficiency will help give you the answer and ensure that you do what is best for you and your home. At the end of the day, you need to have a reliable siding and know that it won’t fail you in the worst of weather. When you decide to get your choice installed onto your home, contact us right away.

The expert workmen at Executive Craftsman will not rest until their job is masterfully executed. Our services range from exterior work to interior renovations. We’ve seen it all and done it all so you can be assured that you are getting the best in the business. Rest easy knowing your home project is in good hands. If you are interested in learning more about Executive Craftsman and home construction, check out our blog.

2019 Interior Design Trends

With just a few days until 2018, it is time to look ahead to 2019. This also means that it’s time to get your home ready for the latest and greatest design trends that are going to be a hit. Our Executive Craftsman team wants to make sure you know exactly what is going to be in style after midnight Dec 31st. There is no time like after the holidays to remodel your home, so why not start with the latest trends? Check out our picks for the best upcoming interior design trends for 2019.

Black Bathrooms

2019 is going to be the year for spa-inspired black bathrooms. This amazingly classy style is going to be the biggest it’s ever been, making it perfect for your home. When you use this type of decor know that you can never have too much black; that’s the point of the look! Go all out with black tiles, fixtures, and towels to complete the look. With some of the best spa hallmarks, this classy look will turn your bathroom from ordinary to a high-end relaxation center. Go black so you can kick back and relax.

70s Chic

It might be a new year, but the ’70s are coming back with a vengeance. Now you might be wondering, what from the 70s is just around the corner? The answer might surprise you. What is going to be back in style is velvet furnishings, abstract silhouettes, and warm palettes. These are perfect for any home, giving a fashionable yet retro vibe. If you are looking for a way to step up your home’s interior game, you can do no wrong by taking a walk down 70s chic lane.

The New Color of the year, Nightwatch Green

As with every year, a new color is coming in to define interior designs. For 2019, it is going to be the gorgeous and versatile Nightwatch Green. This color gives an elegant vibe to any room it’s used in. It can be incorporated into the living room for a classy look or in the kitchen for a comfy home feel. Best of all, it can be used on the exterior of your home as well! This is one color that you will definitely want to include in your decorating going forward. There are near limitless ways to use it!

Curved Furnishings

If you are looking for some new furnishings in 2019, you are going to want something that is stylishly curved. When you see any kind of curved furniture, you’re most likely reminded of the popular styles in the 60s, but recent adjustments in decorating have brought it back. A curved couch or winding table will add a trendy flair to your living room. The curves of the 60s are going to explode in popularity in the new year, so why not replace that old couch with a majestically curved one?

Bucket Sinks

The old-school look of the bucket sink will be back in a big way. These large fixtures give a retro feel to any bathroom they are part of, but don’t mistake it for being outdated. When properly placed in a room, this will bring it all together. Don’t worry about it looking too old, that’s the point! Pick out a bucket sink you love and get it installed today to be ahead of the design curve.

Many designs are on their way out with 2018, but some truly gorgeous ones are going to be in with 2019. Black bathrooms, 70s chic, bucket sinks, and the fantastic Nightwatch green are going to define the new year. A new year gives you a fresh start and a way to make the old become the new, so why not start the year by using some of these amazing trends in your home?

At Executive Craftsman, quality is our top priority. We offer some of the best services in the business and are experts in work in the business. We won’t stop until your home has been transformed into your dream home and can promise you will love the results. Contact us today and let us make your home your dream one together. Be sure to look at our blogs to learn about home design and renovation.

Decorating Your Dining Room for the Holidays​

 

It’s the time of year to spread some holiday cheer! Decorating for the holidays can seem daunting at first, but don’t worry. Our Executive Craftsman team has just the right tips and tricks for decorating your ideal holiday dining room. 

 

Consider centerpieces

 

The Dining Room is where friends and family gather and celebrate during the holiday season. Conversations are held, meals are enjoyed, and memories are made. So why not make sure your centerpieces are just as joyous? You can incorporate a variety of different centerpieces to make your dining room look perfect for your guests. Try tying together a pretty pile of presents with a red ribbon. This will get everyone excited to open up gifts – it’s a great addition! Or what about an elegant glow? Mix and match different candlesticks in the middle of the table to enjoy a festive candlelit meal. Whatever you choose to put at the center of your dining room table, be sure that it isn’t too big or bulky. No one wants to have a conversation with a giant snowflake in front of their face. 

 

Create your holiday color palette 

 

If you’re unsure what to do when it comes to decorating your dining room table for the holidays, stick to this simple holiday color palette: red, gold and green. These classic holiday colors will bring cheer to any room!

 

 Dress it up 

 

When in doubt, dress it up! Take a regular chair for instance. Simply tie a ribbon around the chair and turn it into a seat fit for a King or Queen! Or invest in some fancy napkin holders to add just the right touch to your place setting. 

 

Give it a theme 

 

Want to go the extra mile? Give your dining room a unique theme! Create a winter wonderland following a light blue and silver color palette. You can incorporate fake snow and icicles at the center of the table to make it even better. Or if you have wood floors you can go for a more rustic, cozy theme. Use candles, pine garland greenery, and flowers to give the room a festive, lively feel.

 

Get Creative – and Personal

 

If you really want to wow your guests, get a little bit more personal by making place cards. A roll of brown kraft paper makes for a fun and disposable table runner. You can write the name of each guest on the paper next to their plate and encourage doodling during the meal as well!

 

The holidays are meant to be a fun time of the year where friends and family, can kick back, relax, and genuinely enjoy each other’s company. At Executive Craftsman, we adore having the opportunity to create these spaces where you can truly feel at home. For any questions or tips you may need to elevate the beauty of your home during the holiday season or remaining portion of the year, we are here!​

How to Create Your Perfect Kitchen​

When remodeling or designing a home, one of the most important rooms that you need to be happy with is the kitchen. The average American spends about 27 minutes a day in this space preparing meals. Whether you are looking at colors or what kind of cabinets would look best on your walls, making sure that yours is perfect for you is key. Our family at Executive Craftsman has seen it all and done it all when it comes to kitchens, so here are our professional tips for making sure that the kitchen of dreams looks just as good in reality.

Match Your home

Before you even choose a theme for your kitchen, one thing you should take into account is the already existing theme of your home. Do you have a brightly lit home with a beach house vibe or do you have a more western farm-style home? Take some time to get the theme of your home down and then use it as a basis for your kitchen remodeling.

Choose a Theme

One of the most important things to consider when designing your dream kitchen is to decide on a theme. Whether you want a rustic farm-themed kitchen or a sleek and modern look, you should choose a kitchen theme that you will be happy with. Don’t forget, over the course of your life you will be spending a lot of time in the kitchen, which is why it is important to pick a theme that you love.

Finding the Perfect Color

One of the single most important things about designing your kitchen is choosing the correct color. The color of your kitchen will have an impact on everyone that spends time there, which is why the color is so important. Some of the best colors to paint a kitchen include a warm red due to the fact that it will stimulate a person appetite and a white which will brighten up the room and bring in more light. Selecting the right color can be a tricky task, so we are here to help in any way possible to make sure you come across one that will always put a smile on your face.

Appliances Impact on Theme

A kitchen must have appliances such as a fridge, stove, oven, and so on in order to really be a kitchen. It is also important that you keep these in mind when you are deciding to on the look of your kitchen. For example, a polished and modern steel refrigerator would be out of place in a rustic farm-style kitchen that puts emphasis on dark earthy colors and wooden cabinets.

The Importance of Decor

Decorations go a long way in setting the mood of a room! Maybe you would like to put up a stylish and charming poster or art piece in your kitchen, perhaps you would prefer a cute statue as well. Either way, the decor in any given room reflects you, so put some in your kitchen accordingly.

Advice like this has proven time and time again to lead to the best results for those interested in elevating the look of their kitchens. Contact us today at Executive Craftsman to ensure that the work done on your kitchen is by professionals with years of experience. Be sure to check out our blogs for more tips for your home!

Take Your Fall Decorations To The Next Level​

 

Fall is here and that means it’s time to switch up your home’s decorations. Gone is the fun in the sun summer style, loaded with beach chairs, umbrellas, and bright colors. Fall means it’s time to bring in a new look for the home. Prime fall is September to October, which gives you the best window to get ahead of the curve. Luckily, our team at is here with some fall decorating tips guaranteed to make your house the talk of the town.

 

Fall Colors

 

Every season has colors to match it. Christmas has green and red, Summer has lots of bright blues and yellows. Fall is no exception to this rule and has many colors associated with it. These dark red, orange, red brown’s, forest green, and more earthy colors. Using this will really “fall up” your home. Don’t be afraid to get creative with how you use them. Incorporate some dark red furniture into some rooms around your home, add some orange decor to brighten things up and dark red always look nice on the walls. Run wild and get creative with the fall colors in order to give your home the fall look you’ve always wanted.

 

Choose something that stays through the holidays

 

Fall is a lucky season since two big holidays are in it. We get Halloween and Thanksgiving within about a month of each other. While it is tempting to go wild for Halloween and then do the same for Thanksgiving ask yourself first, do you want to go through all that effort? You get all the spiders, vampires, web, and monsters out for October 31st and then you are going to replace them with turkeys and pilgrims. A simple and easy solution is to go with a decorating scheme that stays through the holidays. Keep a simple yet fall theme that looks good in October and November. This still gives you room to have loads of fun decorating for the holidays and gives you some breathing room between the two.

 

Farm Decor is in

 

Fall doesn’t have to be just pumpkins and orange, it also is the season to get into the farm decor style. Farm decor is light in color and heavy emphasis on rustic wood furniture, all of which can easily be transitioned into a fall style. Rather than going with the traditionally light colors, you can swap them with some of the gorgeous fall colors. On top of that, you can also throw in some of the more traditional fall decorations giving it that lovely fall feel. There is no shortage of you can incorporate farm decor into your home so go crazy and get creative.

 

 

 

Pumpkins

 

The pumpkin is perhaps one of the most, if not the, most iconic image of fall. When you see a pumpkin you just automatically think of the fall. The pumpkin makes for a perfect decorating piece for in and outside, real or artificial, it doesn’t matter. Due to it being the time for pumpkins, they will be readily available at nearly every street corner and shop you will visit. Pumpkins scream fall and look good for the holidays as well with them being a famous icon of Halloween but also looking comfortable in a picture of an absolutely delicious looking Thanksgiving dinner. A Pumpkin makes for the perfect fall centerpiece. Not only that but pumpkins can be used for a of creative and classic decorations.

 

Send in the Leaves

 

Fall gets its name for the falling leaves. The falling of the leaves plays an as the fallen leaves fertilize the ground and the loss of the leaves prevents freezing and us of fewer resources for the trees. It’s nearly impossible to count how many leaves fall every year but there will be an endless amount of them which means that these leaves are perfect for decoration. Whether it’s a huge pile or a single leaf, real or artificial, a gorgeous fall leaf gives endless possibilities for decoration. Take a few artificial leaves and neatly set them around and on various furniture in your house for a dramatic effect. Add some outdoor leaves to your arts and crafts box, they provide plenty of to cute nick-nacks to your home for the season. There are just about as many ideas you can do with the leaves as there are leaves that are gonna fall this year!

 

Fall is here, so why not add some fall colors, pumpkins, and leaves to your home? Your home can use some nice fall decor after the summer heat and a little change to the interior is always good for the soul. Be sure to have fun and get creative with these tips, they are sure to leave you with an impressive fall set up that will make your neighbors talk. For more info on taking care of your home be sure to check out our other blogs.

 

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How to Protect Your Home from a Summer Storm​

 

The dog days of summer are here and that not only bring tons of that gorgeous weather we love but also those massive, damaging storms. While you might be rushing to seek shelter inside and save the food on the grill from nature’s wrath, you are probably ignoring the damage your home may incur. What’s worse is you can be left with a hefty bill which can sometimes tally up to over $5,000! To make sure your house is secured and ready to endure any storm summer can throw, at it here are some tips from our team at Executive Craftsman to protect it and your family!

 

Receive weather alerts

 

Nothing can protect your home from a storm like knowing it is coming. Luckily, in this day and age, there are ways to know what type of weather is coming your way before you even walk out the door in the morning! Be sure to sign up to receive weather alerts so you can take the necessary precautions to protect your home before the storm arrives.

 

Tie it all down

 

Tie down all loose items around your home. Whether it be an umbrella, lawn furniture, or a trampoline, nothing can ruin your day like something crashing through a window or damaging your home. Be sure to tie it all down and make sure it’s secured to save yourself a world of trouble. What sounds easier to you, tying down all your outside furniture during a light rain or costly damages to your home due to an umbrella blowing through a window?

 

Remember your gutters

 

Don’t forget to clean out your gutters, they are some of the most important aspects of your home! Properly cleaned gutters will keep your home safe in a storm, but clogged ones can lead to numerous problems such as leaks, roof damage, and fallen gutters that will leave you with a steep bill. You can never underestimate just how important cleaning those gutters can be.

 

Storm Shutters

 

Storm shutters are the perfect way to protect your windows. Whether they are made of steel or wood, a storm shutter properly secured will keep your windows damage free and help protect your home and your wallet. It may seem like a needless purchase or maybe a bit of a paranoid mindset but never underestimate how important the proper precautions can be to keeping your home damage free.

 

Don’t let summer storms tear through your home or bank account, use these tips to ensure a successful and damage free summer at your home! In case something does go wrong be sure to contact Executive Craftsman to take care of all your home repair needs!