Four New Ways to Keep Up with MW Designs Online

There are four new ways to stay connected with MW Designs when you are online.  The following social media avenues will help you keep up with the quality work that MW Designs does.

Four New Ways to Keep Up with MW Designs Online

Twitter

Throughout the week, MW Designs provides insights into living in and enjoying every aspect of your home.  Follow them 140 character at a time here.

Facebook

You can find posts from MW Designs about maximizing your home satisfaction every day on Facebook.  You can also read posts from MW Designs blog in the “Notes” section.  Join MW Designs conversation on Facebook here.

Pinterest

Pictures of past MW projects are included on Pinterest to spark your imagination.  MW’s Pinterest page also includes pictures of tasty treats and celebrities enjoying their homes.  If you prefer this online pinboard, follow MW Designs on Pinterest.

Houzz

MW’s Houzz site makes it possible for you to interact with an online community of design aficionados.  The Houzz site provides pictures of various quality MW projects. These images will serve as a launching point of conversation between you and the Houzz community.  You can join MW’s Houzz community here.

Thanks to MW Designs new online presence, you can easily keep up with everything MW is doing at your own convenience.  MW Designs is waiting to interact with you.

 

Use These Tips to Stress Proof Your Move

Use These Tips to Stress Proof Your Move

You’ve decided to build a new home with MW Design and Construction.  Soon you will be living in the home of your dreams.  However, there will be some stressful times as you move to your new residence.  Here are some tips to help make the road to your new home less rocky.

Give Yourself Time

If it is possible, allow yourself at least eight weeks to prepare for your move. This time frame gives time to take care of all the details you need to with a minimal amount of stress.

Clear Out the Clutter

This is a good step to get the moving process rolling.  It will give you some added momentum to know that you won’t be moving with items that you don’t need in your new location. In addition, this process helps you leave the past behind and move onto your future.

Get Organized

It will reduce the stress if you make a list of everything that needs to be done to prepare for the move.  Once your list is complete, plan a weekly schedule of which items you will do each week.

Ask For Help

It may be difficult to ask for assistance, but most people have been through the same process and understand what you are going through.  Ask friends and family if they can share a few hours of help.

Go With the Flow

No matter how organized and prepared you are, your moving train will inevitably go off the tracks at some point during your trip.  Take the unexpected in stride.  Allowing for some wiggle room will ensure that you can adjust and feel calm even when chaos abounds.

Be Prepared to Feel Uprooted

You will be living in chaos for a good part of the process.  When it becomes overwhelming, remember that you have done the work, and you will soon be in the home of your dreams.


Congratulations on your new home.  You will be living there before you know it.  Until then, relax and enjoy the ride.

Step-By-Step Your Dream Home will Materialize Before Your Eyes

Step-By-Step Your Dream Will Materialize Before Your Eyes

Seeing your custom-built home take shape from the ground up is a great experience.  Every week your dream house moves a step closer to being a reality.  Inevitably, anticipation grows as move in day approaches.

In case you would like to know what is coming next in the process, here is a timeline of the typical order of construction.  Please keep in mind that the exact order and timing can vary due to weather, supplies and other factors.

Planning

The ball gets rolling as the home site selection is made.  In addition, the home design commences, home pricing is set and the home building contract is signed.

Approvals

Until all the details are taken care of, there is no sense in breaking ground on your home.  These details include financing for your home, acquiring the proper permits, and obtaining homeowner association approval(if necessary).

Foundation and Frame

This is where your home starts to move off the paper.  The land is cleared.  The concrete is poured for the foundation.  The shell is created, and it actually begins to look like a house.

Building the Exterior

At this point, various crews will surrounding your home on a regular basis.  There is painting to be done, a roof to build and utility service to establish.

Making the Inside Just the Way you Want It

There is a long list of tasks to complete before you can move in to your new home.  From closet shelving to insulation to final inspections.  Your dream home is almost ready.

Completion

With every detail exactly the way you want it, there’s just one thing left to do.  Unlock the front door and move in.

 

Be prepared for plenty of excitement as you watch your custom home being built.  Step by step the place you have dreamed of will materialize right before your eyes.

 

Efficient and Long Lasting LED Bulbs Provide a Better Option

Light Emitting Diodes(LED) are more efficient and longer lasting sources of light than traditional incandescent bulbs.  In addition, they are more rugged and durable than their conventional counterparts.  As a result of these advantages, LED bulbs are now being used in every application imaginable from residential lighting to aerospace.

Up to 90% Less Energy Usage

Changing to LED lights can lead to a decrease in energy usage of up to 90%.  That level of efficiency is equivalent to changing the tires on a car and immediately being able to drive for a month on four gallons of gas instead of 40 gallons.

One key to the LED light’s efficiency is that it doesn’t waste energy heating its environment.  Up to 80% of the power used to run a conventional bulb is lost in heat generation.

100,000 Hours of Life

A typical diode or bulb has a life expectancy of approximately 100,000 hours. Doing the math, this means that If you use an LED bulb every day for eight hours day,  you will need to make a trip to your local hardware store to buy a replacement at some point. However, you won’t need to run that errand for about 20 years.

Built to Survive

LED lights are constructed with semiconductor material instead of fragile filaments and neon gas which are found in other types of lighting.  As a result, LED lights are much sturdier and able to withstand a much higher level of shock, vibration and exposure to extreme temperatures.  This increased durability makes it possible to use LED lights in environments where a traditional bulb would be unthinkable.

LED bulbs have many advantages when compared to traditional incandescent lighting solutions.

The level of efficiency and longevity and the promise of durability that these bulbs provide make them an excellent option to light your world.