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Archive for June 2015

6 Fun Backyard DIY Projects For the Summer

1. A Swing:  Whether you make the swing from an old chair or simple rope and wood, a swing is a great asset to any backyard! 2.  Colorful Chairs:  Everyone loves a good Summer BBQ, so why not make them even livelier by adding colorful seating!  All you need is a little paint and even…

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Creating the Perfect Guest Suite

Creating the perfect guest suite in your home can be very important to some families.  Now in todays economy, more and more kids are returning home after graduating college.  More families are moving their elderly parents into their homes as well.  Or perhaps you have family or friends who  frequently like to visit you.  Building a…

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You've Found Your Ideal Niblock Home, Now What?

You’ve found your ideal home, but still need to sell your existing one – and fast.  At Niblock Homes we are not only experts at building homes, but also at selling them.  Below you will find easy ways to make your home move-in ready, and to survive the process with less stress and more success.…

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Tips and Trick for Keeping Your Home (and Kids) Clean This Summer

Schools out, which means your home (and kids) might require some extra cleaning attention. Here is some kid friendly cleaning advice to clean up messes such as bubble gum, crayon marks, dirt and grime, and even lipstick stains. Chewing gum – Whether it’s stuck on the bottom of your shoe or in a pocket, leave item…

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3 Fancy and Easy Summer Recipes

Summer is the perfect time to host dinner parties.  Summer is also when you don’t want to spend a ton of time preparing and cooking for a dinner party.  Not to mention, dinner parties in general can be a lot of work!  To make hosting easier, we have put together 3 fancy and easy summer…

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Ashlyn Creek's Community Pool Now Open!!

We are so excited that our Ashlyn Creek community pool is finally open!  We know that all of the residents of Ashlyn Creek are just as excited as we are!  To kick of the beginning of summer, and the pool’s opening, we hosted a pool party this past Saturday.  It was a gorgeous day, and we enjoyed seeing…

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Summer Is Here!

This checklist will assure your home is ready for summer.  **Block the sun indoors by installing heat reflecting light colored curtains. **Adding window awnings outside will create shade and help keep rooms cool while maintaining a great view. **Change the direction of your ceiling fan blades to counter-clockwise to push air downward, which creates a…

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10 Ways to Add Backyard Appeal

1.)  Paint a seat: Paint is one of the most powerful agents of change.  A fresh coat of paint in a new color can transform your grandmothers dingy old garden chair into your backyards focal point.   2.) Add an arbor:  The appeal of an arbor comes from its ability to give you just the…

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Lawn and Gardening Checklist for June

Your lawn and garden will require more attention and care during the warmer months.  To make sure you are well prepared, we have created a few tips to help you along the way. With June being a much warmer month you want to make sure that you pay attention to your hanging baskets and containers…

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The Perfect Room For Your Pet!

For many of us, our pets are part of the family, so why not build a space that is designated just for them!  Our Pet Center is the perfect solution!  You not only get cabinet space to store their dog food, treats, medicine, etc., but your pet can also have their own shower!  Carrying a…

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Energy Star

ENERGY STAR is an energy efficiency program for new construction homes that combines efficiency, durability, comfort, and indoor air quality.  Every Niblock Home is ENERGY STAR certified and verified by a 3rd party.  There are several benefits of living in an ENERGY STAR home such as effective insulation, tighter construction, tighter ducts, and lower cost of ownership…

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Cleaning Tricks for the Neat Freaks

  1.  Vinegar:   Vinegar kills 99% of bacteria, 82% of mold, and 8% of viruses.  Click here for 50 uses for vinegar 2.  Natural residue remover:  Have a sticky mess?  Use 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 baking soda. 3.  How to make your house smell amazing:  Put 2 caps full of vanilla extract in a…

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