Storage or the lack thereof is becoming an all too common problem in our homes today. If you are in the midst of planning to build a new home or even to remodel your current home, this is the perfect time to look at your storage needs and plan accordingly. Having ample storage helps you to not only stay organized and tidy but also saves space. There are many ways to store items, whether you want them to be on display or out of sight. Having built-in bookcases or shelves is a great way to store items that you want to be seen. Built-ins can be decorative and add character to your home while being useful. You can store anything from books to pictures to trophies. You may prefer to have a built-in with doors to store such items as your TV and media devices so they are not seen. Storage cabinets built in under the stairs are another area to contain items that you may want to keep under wraps. Adding furniture that doubles as storage such as buffets, tables, and ottomans are functional decorative furnishings. Either option would be a great addition to any living area.
There are several opportunities to gain storage in your kitchen and bath. One way is by having kitchen cabinets that go all the way to your ceiling. The top shelves are a good place to store small appliances or items that are not used frequently. Adding open shelving to your kitchen or bath can look good while providing storage. Having your drawers deeper in your kitchen and bathrooms will also give you more usable space. It’s also helpful to add cabinets to your laundry area, or organizers with shelves and drawers to your closets.
At Moore Development we can help you maximize storage in your home through careful planning and attention to detail.
I am so happy to report that the beautiful Fall is here! Fall is a great time to do some annual inspections on your home while the weather is nice.
So Here’s your Honey-Do List!
Check smoke detectors and fire extinguishers – Testing and replacing batteries in your smoke detectors should be done every year. Be sure you have a fire extinguisher (most homes have 2 or 3 depending on square footage and layout). Check the pressure, seal, expiration date and overall condition annually.
Inspect and clean your fireplace and chimney – Inspection of your fireplace and chimney should also be done annually. This is something you can do on your own or hire a professional. Keeping a clean and functioning fireplace can save you from possible smoke and fire damage to your home.
Inspect your heating and air system – Doing a spring and fall inspection of your heating and air system can eliminate problems in the summer and winter. You will want a professional to take care of this for you.
Check Windows – Check your windows for gaps which can be resolved by applying weather stripping around the frames of your windows to keep heat in and the cold out of your home this winter.
Check roof and shingles – Inspecting your roof annually will help you avoid problems in the future. Look for any shingles that may be buckling, curling, missing or broken. A quick overall look for any issues can be a lot easier than repairs later.
Clean and repair gutters – While you are up there looking at your roof is a good time to clean and repair any gutter problems.
Draining and winterizing your outdoor faucets and irrigation system is another task better done in the fall before cold weather starts to set in.
Most of these routine chores can be done by you or you can call a professional to help out. Moore Development is here to point you in the right direction. Don’t forget to call us with any questions and don’t forget to enjoy the fall season!
Moore Development is located in Oak Island, NC. Southport-Oak Island Area is the Home of the North Carolina 4th of July Festival. Southport is #5 of the top 10 small town 4th of July celebrations in the United States according to Yahoo Travel. If you have never been here during the festival you are truly missing out. Visit http://www.nc4thofjuly.com/ for more info and an events calendar.
Today is Beach Day at Oak Island NC including a Fireworks Display at 9:00 pm. This is a day next to the beach with everything from Sand Sculpture Contests to Shag Contests and other fun activities. Come for a visit to see what a nice, relaxing and fun area Oak Island is. While you’re here check in with us here at Moore Development to discuss your building options in such a desirable community.
Welcome to the first entry of Moore Development’s New Construction Blog! We are a full service general contracting firm. Contractor, Craig Moore has 20+ years of experience in new construction, remodeling, residential and commercial construction. Construction is thriving right now in Oak Island. This blog is being implemented to keep you up to date on development in our area and information on our current and upcoming projects. We hope you will come back to our blog often to see what’s happening in new construction and development in the community of Oak Island located in Brunswick County, NC. Don’t forget to comment on our blogs with any opinions, questions or observations you may have.