Whether you go small and simple or big and bold, hanging lights on and around your home are a great way to celebrate the holidays. No two homes are alike; however, a few lighting tips will come in handy no matter how you choose to light up your neighborhood.
Take a picture of your house from the street. Consider the features of your home and create a plan to incorporate these highlights within your display. Consider your door, your windows and your landscaping. How can the lights best accentuate your favorite parts of the house?
Measure Twice, Hang Once
In order to make sure you have an adequate number of lights, take the time to get an accurate measurement of the areas you will be using for your display. It is better to spend a few extra minutes measuring and doing the math than spending a few extra hours making a return trip to buy more lights.
Plug It In
When hanging lights outside where they will be exposed to the elements, assuring proper electrical sources is essential. All outdoor lights should be plugged into a GFCI protected outlets. In addition, consider using conveniently spaced power stakes to avoid having cords strung all over your yard.
Hang Your Lights on Plastic
Hanging lights with hammer and nails can take a toll on your house. Use plastic clips, which will safely and efficiently secure your decorations in place.
Ask a Friend to Help
When the time comes to put up the lights, it’s best to have a friend there to help. Stay on the ground as much as possible. When you do climb a ladder, an extra set of hands will keep you safer and make the work go more quickly.
Big or small, a light display is a perfect way to share your holiday cheer with the neighbors. Embrace the opportunity and make your home part of the celebration.
If you want a new look for any part of your home, MW Designs can give you what you need. MW Designs provides quality remodels for any part of your house. From the front door to the back door, and everywhere in between, MW Designs will make your dreams a reality.
Store in Style
Whether you need them in your kitchen or bathroom or some where else, a new set of cabinets gives your home a fresh feel. MW Designs can create a storage space that is efficient and attractive. Every detail will be taken care of to make sure your new cabinets fit your home just right.
Make Your Counter the Tops
A new countertop in your kitchen is a double bonus. A custom countertop from MW Designs gives you the perfect spot to prepare meals just the way you like. After the preparations are done, that same countertop can also serve as an elegant setting from which you can serve your guests. Count on MW Designs to make your counter the top.
Add the Perfect Appliance
A new refrigerator adds the extra space you need for food storage. A new oven allows you to cook your favorite dishes with even more pizzazz A new washer and dryer makes keeping the clothes something to anticipate. Whatever appliances your home needs, MW Designs helps you select the right one. What’s more, MW Designs creates a setting for the new appliances so it fits right into your beautiful home.
Upgrade your Water Source
There’s something special about getting your water from a brand new faucet. Dishes get cleaner, showers are more refreshing, even a simple glass of water is better when it comes from a new faucet and sink installed by MW Designs. MW Designs is ready to help you upgrade your water.
MW Designs makes any part of your home better than new. Contact them today to start turning your dreams into reality.
Can a home from MW Designs be simultaneously dynamic, peaceful, exciting, grand and cozy?
Our Wickford project proves that the answer to this question is a resounding “Yes!”
This custom home, is full of surprises. Surprises which tell a tale of two houses. A tale of a public home for entertaining and a private one for daily living.
Guests enter the Wickford home through a six-foot wide pivoting stainless steel door. This impressive entry way ushers them into the main living area. This area includes coffered ceilings and vistas. In addition, this gathering area will impress your guests with its free standing horizontal fireplace and stone slab wall.
The living area also serves as a gateway into more of the home’s public area. A cozy covered terrace and lap pool and waterfalls await those who venture beyond the main living area.
Also awaiting guests at the Wickford project is the dining room, the heart of the home. Friends dine together here in a circular arrangement that provides cozy ambience and pleasing energy.
When the entertaining ends the private side of the home awaits. This part of the house provides not only a sanctuary for the residents. It also seems to be a second complete home.
For example, the family/media/library room is a quiet area accented with private art created by family members. The area also includes favorite keepsakes and books in a wall to wall built in library. Beyond this intimate space lies the gym and the family bedrooms.
The unique design of the Wickford Project gives its residents the best of both worlds. This custom home from MW Designs provides a public face for welcoming friends and family in a grand fashion. At the same time, the layout offers the family a place of respite and solitude when it is needed. Contact MW Designs to find out how they can plan a unique home that meets your needs as well.
For more than two decades, MW Designs has provided custom home building to the Houston community. Now, thanks to our new website, we bring the same quality and attention to detail that we put into our home projects to the online community.
WHAT HAVE WE DONE?
When you decide to build a custom home, you want to be able to see the work that the builder you are considering has done in the past. The new MW Designs website includes numerous examples of our work. The Portfolio page includes images of custom homes, commercial remodels and much more.
WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?
As its name implies, the Service page of the website tells you exactly what services MW Design offers. Whether you are looking for a remodel, new construction or green options for either one, this section fills you in on how MW can satisfy your needs.
WHO ARE WE?
The website also lets you meet the individuals who will be working on your project. On the Our Team page, read about the architects behind every MW project. We look forward to meeting you.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE
The site holds more helpful features for readers. You can read testimonials from satisfied MW customers. The What’s New page regularly brings you new information especially relevant to the custom home building process.
Visit our new website and contact MW when you are ready to start your project.
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.
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.
A Custom Home Fits You Like A Glove
A great home is one that fits its residents perfectly. Given the fact that no two people are exactly the same, it stands to reason that the perfect home is actually different for everyone and cannot be mass produced. If you are looking for a home that fits your unique personality, consider building a custom home.
It is Planned Around You
The planning for a custom home doesn’t begin until you enter the picture. Any ideas or special needs you have for your new residence can be included in the plan. If you want an elaborate flooring scheme or one more simple, the choice is yours. Custom planning can be adapted to the vision you have, whether it is energy efficiency or a unique flooring pattern or anything else your heart desires.
Going the Extra Mile
Each custom home is a unique project. As a result of this uniqueness, those involved in the building process approach it as a one of a kind endeavor rather than a run of the mill house that they put together many times a month. This perspective leads to a greater attention to detail and a higher quality product.
Your Home Sweet Home
It only makes sense for your home to be different from your neighbor’s home. While you need a giant room to host numerous parties, your neighbor may need a specially-lighted library to house his antique book collection. A custom home will help each of you accentuate your special interests and personalities.
With a custom home, you can tailor a residence to match your needs exactly, making it a place where you fit perfectly. If you are looking for a dream home like this, consider building a custom home with MW Designs.