How To Choose a Color Palatte For Your New Home

Building a new home is a very exciting time! However some new homeowners can become overwhelmed with all the choices they need to make. Today we are going to tackle the color palate of your home and how to make choices you will love for many years to come.

  1. Stick to 3-5 colors through out the home
  2. Use colors you love
  3. Decide if you want your home to be a place that energizes you or a place of relaxation
  4. Choose one color for doors and trim and carry it throughout the house. (standard shades of whites and creams are most common however if you are looking for a dramatic look think black, dark grey or chocolate brown)
  5. Build your homes palette around things you love. (Nature, travel, the beach, etc. ) For instance if you are a nature lover choose neutral colors you find in nature, tans, creams, beige with pops of greens, orange and yellow.
  6. Pay attention to lighting in the different rooms with in your home, how many windows and what type of artificial lighting you have. Paint colors will look different depending on whether there is a lot of natural light or limited natural light in a particulate room.
  7. When in doubt stick to neutral colors. You can always add color with throw pillows, art work, area rugs and other decor.

Clean The Gutters

Dirty and clogged gutters can lead to big problems.

Poor drainage can cause damage to any number of areas in and around your home, even the home foundation. Piles of leaves rotting in the gutters attract pests. The weight of debris can eventually separate the gutters from the home.

Clean your gutters! Twice a year and after major storms.

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Maintain Your Air Conditioner

Many people move to Florida for the warm climate and great weather. While the Florida climate is pleasant most of the year, the summers can be hard on your air conditioner.

Taking a pro-active approach to maintaining your air conditioner can save you money and hassle over the long term. A poorly maintained air conditioner will cost you more in power bills and repair costs.

The best way to ensure your AC keeps your family cool all summer is to buy a service plan from a reputable HVAC company. Many companies offer service plans. Prices range from $100-$200/year for an annual agreement that typically includes a tune-up or two as well as discounted labor rates if and when your AC needs a repair.

Don’t take risks with your family’s comfort! Put some fore-thought into maintaining your AC.