If you moved into your new construction dream home during the spring or summer and have school-aged children, odds are that they are a bit nervous about starting at their new school. A positive attitude and some organization will help the transition go more smoothly. Here are six steps to help your children adjust to their new school.
1. Punch up your positive attitude. Kids have wild imaginations which can sometimes cause them to focus on everything that could go wrong. Starting at a new school can cause anxiety for children, however by reinforcing that other kids have the same feelings, hopes and expectations, you can help them feel more comfortable. Focus on the fact that they will soon meet many new friends and learn lots of new things to help minimize their fears.
Choosing to build your new construction home is a major decision. Here are three mistakes to avoid should you decide to make your dream home a reality. new homes for sale
Is a 5,000 square foot home really better? Probably not, especially since maintenance, utilities and other costs are commensurate with the home’s total square footage. The median size of a new single-family home sold in 2015 was 2,520 square feet. According to the National Association of Home Builders, a home costs an average of $105 per square foot to build. By eliminating even 500 square feet in a home, you’ll save over $50,000.” Asses your needs to determine if it’s better to select a layout that is perhaps between 2,000 to 3,000 feet so as not to build too big.
Before the kids return to school, pack in family fun this Labor Day weekend! Here are our top five picks for Labor Day events in Southeast Michigan.
1. Saline Community Fair is a week-long event on the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds that kicks off on Monday, Aug. 29th and runs through Labor Day. This year’s theme is, ‘Proud of the Past, Poised for the Future,’ which means you and your family can enjoy traditional fair events like the car and tractor show; live animals on display and draft horse pulling as well as new activities like the Healthy Kids Fair and Ice Cream with a Hero. View a schedule of events. On Thursday, Sept. 1st, military and law enforcement members receive discounts on admission, and women and seniors receive a discount on Friday.
Today’s trending wallpaper is much different than what you may remember from your grandparents’ home or an outdated, tacky hotel. According to the most recent trend forecast from Zillow Digs, which is a compilation of interior design experts’ survey responses and a home improvement database analysis, “2016 will bring a fresh modern vibe that beautifully mixes simplicity with bold accents reminiscent of the roaring 20’s.”
As you decorate your dream home, consider these four reasons to WOW any room with wallpaper.
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