At Haven Ridge, our Lehigh Valley homes are all about the kitchen. We love to work with our homeowners on designing the best, brightest and most efficient kitchen layouts and styles. But that planning doesn’t have to stop when construction is complete. You can continue to optimize your kitchen by making the most of every cabinet, countertop, and seemingly empty space. Read on for tips on maximizing your kitchen.
Many people enjoy having a stove that features a double glass oven door. However, such appliances must be cleaned properly to keep them in top condition. Follow some of these helpful tips on how to properly clean an oven door. [Read more…]
Cleaning the house on a regular basis is important as it helps to eliminate bacteria, allergens, mold, dust and other impurities that may cause diseases. Furthermore, these impurities can contaminate air inside the house, potentially causing respiratory illnesses. Unfortunately, the cleaning solutions currently available in the market contain harmful chemicals that are much more dangerous than the impurities homeowners may be trying to get rid off. There is therefore need for all-natural cleaning solutions to keep your home not only clean, but also safe to live in. The following are cleaning tips for the average homeowner. [Read more…]
This time of year, we can’t get enough of all things “new.” New grass is growing, new flowers blooming, and we want our homes to look and feel as fresh as the springy outdoors. You can make your home feel like new simply by casting fresh eyes on what you already have – you never know what might strike you. [Read more…]
Hardwood floors may vary in size and color, but one thing that remains the same in any home is their clean, polished finish. Months of cold winter temperatures can often lead to skuzzy floors, and with the arrival of spring, now is the time to clean them.
Frequent cleaning will help protect your hardwood floors and keep them looking like new. The trick is knowing the best ways to clean them. While there are a variety of methods, it all comes down to three simple steps:
There’s nothing like a new washer and dryer to help your clothes feel their freshest. After some time, however, they can start to show their age. Luckily, there are steps you can take before, during and after you use you washer and dryer each time to help keep them clean and running like new. Check out these tips from Porch.com.
A high-quality machine will do a heavy amount of spinning to make sure every inch of your clothes are cleaned properly. The downside to such an efficient wash? Rogue coins, wrappers, receipts or other debris left in pockets will come loose in the wash and can get caught in the machine’s filter.
Check all your pockets before throwing in a load of laundry – but just in case, check your filter once a month for anything left behind. [Read more…]
Once you are handed the keys to your new home, it’s time for the second most important purchase: a toolbox.
From hanging frames to making minor repairs, having the essential tools at your disposal will make customizing your home a faster and easier process. Just like finding the right home, you want to make sure you find all the right tools and supplies for your toolbox. Here are some of the essentials as you build your kit (and your home)! [Read more…]