By: Hannah Davis, Warranty Coordinator, Huntsville Division
Something you may not be aware of is your windows and screens are not a warranty item. It is a homeowner’s responsibility to maintain there windows and window screen (ex. Re-caulking). When you are in your new home orientation walkthrough if you notice any scratches or imperfection you need to report it to your builder for it to be repaired/fixed, not after closing on your new home.
The best way to clean your windows is with either a commercial glass cleaner or a cup of vinegar mixed with a gallon of warm water. You should use either a sponge or lint-free cloth to clean the windows. To dry the windows you can use a paper towel but my best advice is to purchase a rubber squeegee it works the best at speeding up the drying time and it will also help eliminate streaking.
By: Hannah Davis
Warranty Tip # 1: If you want to protect your ceramic tile grout against discoloration from spills and stains, it’s a great idea to apply grout sealer to your ceramic tile.
Warranty Tip # 2: An important step once you have moved into your NEW Adams Home is to locate the main circuit breaker in the electric panel box. Helpful Tip: Take this step the extra mile and show family members how to turn OFF the main circuit breaker in case of an emergency.
Warranty Tip # 3: It’s always a great idea to purchase a general purpose fire extinguisher for each floor in your home. Helpful Tip: Purchasing a small kitchen extinguisher in case of a grease fire is a great way to take this Warranty Tip a step further.
Warranty Tip # 4: When it comes to your flooring and protecting it from being damaged by furniture a good idea to consider is to purchase and attach furniture protectors underneath your furniture legs. It’s a great way to keep your floors looking like new.
Warranty Tip # 5: It is important to locate the main water line shut-off valve and don’t forget to locate the shut-off valves on all your individual plumbing fixtures as well. Helpful Tip: A great way to stay one step ahead of the game is to show all your family members how to close off the shut-off valves to all your plumbing fixtures and main water line. You never know when you’re going to have a plumbing emergency. It’s a good idea to always be prepared for whatever situation may occur.
The popularity of granite as a choice for kitchen countertops in the home has increased tremendously over the last decade. This trend is due to several factors, beginning with the stone's natural beauty and uniqueness. Since it is not man-made, granite's patterns and colors are never completely consistent, which, in a way, makes an individual piece of granite like a work of art.
Aside from its aesthetic appeal, granite's primary claim to fame is its unmatched durability, making it the most practical surface for preparing food. It will not chip or crack easily and is harder than a stainless steel knife blade. Granite can also withstand high temperatures. Finally, granite is easy to clean and maintain because of its solid, smooth surface.
Proper granite care can keep your granite or marble countertop new-looking for years. Stone is one of the easiest surfaces to maintain. And granite, being 7 on the Mohs hardness scale of 1 to 10, is virtually unscratchable. (A stainless steel knife blade is a 6 on the scale.)
There is an endless selection of carpets out there. Whether your setting is formal or informal, quiet or high-traffic, an empty nest or a house full of kids, there is a carpet style for you.
The following are the main carpet categories—texture, twist, loop, and pattern—one of which is sure to add spice to your space:
• Texture—The velvety look and feel of smoothly cut yarns. May be deeply or lightly textured to create a fresh, easy-care surface.
• Twist—The twist is back in this lighthearted carpet trend. It’s relaxed but elegant and sumptuous to the touch.
• Loop—Modern interpretation of handcrafted styling. For active areas, where you want sass and sophistication without worry.
• Pattern—Almost an art form. Cut and uncut loops form distinctive designs, for decorating with originality and flair.
What does your pantry look like at home?? I'm some-what ashamed to share mine, but the finished product came out looking pretty good so I'm pleased to share it now. I have a really nice size pantry in my house and I really wanted to make it multi-purpose. I wanted to not only store food in the pantry, but I wanted to utilize it to store my applicances that are not used very frequently and some serving dishes that are rarely used as well. This meant that I needed to consolodate the food in my pantry and organize it better so that I would have the space for these items.
You can see in the before pictures below that things were pretty disorganized and could use some tidying up!