tips: 5 Chores To Do Before Fall - 09/17/10 06:37 AM
With fall officially starting in just a couple of weeks, it’s time to start preparing our homes for the next season. By starting now and taking care of these 5 chores, you’ll get a great start on getting your home ready. From organizing your garage and home office to packing up your backyard and cultivating your garden, this article has some helpful and quick solutions for you.  [Read this article] … (0 comments)

tips: Proper Ceiling Fan Settings Can Equal Lower Energy Costs - 08/09/10 06:47 AM
Are your ceiling fans set properly in your Lennar home? From season to season, ceiling fans need a bit of attention to ensure that the blades are rotating in the correct direction. The minimal amount of time it takes to make these adjustments can save you money on your energy costs.
Ceiling fans provide great air circulation and you can optimize these benefits by ensuring the rotation of the blades is correct for circulating warm air or a cooling breeze.
During the hot summer weather when you are running the air conditioner, blades should rotate in a ‘reverse’ counter-clockwise motion. The air movement has the … (6 comments)

tips: Tips for Storing and Organizing Craft Supplies - 06/18/10 03:04 AM
With the kids out of school for the summer, storing and organizing craft supplies might be at the top of your to-do list. With the fun and freedom of creativity comes the responsibility of cleaning up and organizing – a great summertime lesson for kids. Our Lennar team searched the web and found a couple of helpful articles with some handy tips for keeping your craft supplies neat and tidy.
For some truly unique and special ideas to get your kids involved, check out Organizing Kids’ Art and Craft Supplies. There are some really innovative ideas for using recycled items to keep your space … (2 comments)

tips: Garbage Disposal Jams - 06/08/10 03:15 AM
Garbage disposals can come in extremely handy, but have you ever had the experience of turning on the switch and hearing silence in place of whirring blades? Before you run out and buy a new garbage disposal, make sure that yours is not just jammed. Our Lennar team has put together a how-to on dealing with this situation, as well as some other tips on caring for this small appliance.
Garbage disposals can be very sensitive and sometimes, pieces of food or other items can cause them to jam. The garbage disposal is not meant to be used with large amounts of leftover … (3 comments)

tips: Caring For Your Countertops - 04/16/10 06:32 AM
Caring for your countertops is something you do practically every day - it's likely second nature to you. Whether the countertops in your Lennar home are made of natural or synthetic products, there are a few things to be aware of.
While synthetic products will generally have a very uniform appearance, part of the beauty of natural products, like granite, comes from the fact that each piece has its own special traits. Some pieces will have lines or scratches, others will have a greater color variation, and they will each have a slightly individual texture. These distinctions are natural and should … (0 comments)

tips: Maintenance Tips For Your Windows and Doors - 03/26/10 06:51 AM
Now that the seasons are changing, it’s a great time to do some important inspections on the exterior of your Lennar home. These helpful maintenance tips we have provided will assist you in determining where and how to best spend your time maintaining your home. Home maintenance is an important contributor to the longevity and continued top performance of your Lennar home.
Two items that are often overlooked are your doors and windows – very ironic, since they are some of the most frequently used parts of our homes. Important maintenance tips for doors and windows include keeping the tracks free of … (2 comments)

tips: Maintaining Your Dryer Vent - 03/26/10 05:59 AM
Regular home maintenance is an extremely important part of keeping your home in tip-top shape. Although we use them almost daily, appliances can sometimes be overlooked when planning our home maintenance routine. However, this neglect can lead to problems and sometimes even serious safety hazards.
One appliance that requires regular care is the clothes dryer. It is recommended to clean the lint trap each time you use the dryer, a fairly simple task to complete regularly. In addition to this, though, you should clean your dryer vent on a yearly basis, or even more often depending on use. Common signs that … (2 comments)

tips: Checklist and Tips for a Successful Move - 11/16/09 04:57 AM

Moving into a new home is often one of the most thrilling times of your life. It can also be very stressful, but with proper planning, can be fun and exciting.  As you know, there are many responsibilities that accompany the moving process, and overlooking even the simplest of those may cause unexpected setbacks for you. We want your entire home buying experience to be as enjoyable as possible - to help achieve that, we have compiled the following moving tips and checklist to help facilitate your move. We hope they will help you and your family make a smooth transition … (15 comments)

tips: Tips to Declutter Your Home - 11/11/09 04:47 AM
If you've ever been stressed about too much stuff in your home, it may feel like decluttering is an insurmountable task. Well, we searched the web and found a website with some great tips on taking control of the clutter - in a fun way that helps you feel like you're spending minimal time doing so.
This great article shares 5 Tips to Declutter in 15 Minutes a Day, starting with the 27-Fling Boogie. So, set your timer and start making a positive change in your home today!


tips: Winterizing Your Home - 11/03/09 03:39 AM
If you live in a climate where freezing temperatures occur, you will need to perform certain maintenance tasks in order to keep your home in top operating condition.
Here are some tips on how to prepare your home for winter conditions - and avoid some of the common mistakes made:

Sump Pumps
If you have a sump pump, we recommend installing a battery back-up sump pump, especially if your basement is finished. The battery back-up pumps beep when they are in use, alerting you that there is a problem with your pump. To prevent freeze ups or damage to your sump … (7 comments)

tips: Five Quick Ways to Spruce Up Your Bathroom - 09/30/09 03:12 AM
You've moved into your new Lennar home, now what? How about spending a bit of time to decorate your bathroom? The bathroom can be one of the easiest and least expensive rooms to decorate. By following the tips below, you can create a relaxing space for yourself and for a relatively small investment of time and money.
Before you get started, decide on a design or color scheme. Doing so will help you determine exactly what you need to buy to complete your décor.
1) Paint. Adding a coat of paint can make a big impact. Deep color makes walls look … (0 comments)

tips: 100+ Ways To Conserve Water - 09/23/09 08:01 AM
When you save water, you save money. It's just that simple. And we've collected more than a hundred important and easy water-saving tips for you to tap into. So don't just go with the flow, discover all there is to know, and start saving some H2O!
GENERAL TIPS1. Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help you discover leaks.
2. Know where your master water shut-off valve is located. This could save water and prevent damage to your home.
3. Insulate hot water pipes for more immediate hot water at the … (1 comments)

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