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Keep Weeds at Bay - Homeowners - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Now that you've moved into the house you found among Wichita homes for sale, you've probably got big plans to improve your home's interior, as well as the landscaping. Since it's almost summer, we're guessing you've started on some outdoor projects, such as getting the lawn shipshape and maybe creating some flowerbeds front and back.

No doubt your mind is full of colorful banks of flowers and a lush expanse of lawn, some artfully trimmed shrubs, and graceful, shading trees. But it doesn't matter where you are; the reality is that you will have to deal with weeds. A beautiful landscape doesn't happen without addressing the presence of weeds and how to get rid of them.

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Composting Tips for Homeowners - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

The American family is thinking more and more seriously about living healthy lives, cooking at home, and doing their part to nurture the planet. More cooking means kitchen garbage just keeps growing. Instead of dumping it all into landfills, conscientious homeowners are diverting organic waste to their gardens to return precious nutrients to the soil. For those who have always just bought a bag of fertilizer from a home improvement store, our real estate agents offer a few tips to help you try something new.

  • Learn to Recognize Appropriate Materials
    You might think that you can just throw any garbage into a compost pile, but there's a little more to it than that. Some items are intuitive, such as vegetable peels, fruits, and coffee grounds. Some items you shouldn't include may surprise you, such as meat, dairy products, and fish, as they attract pests and even diseases. Several non-profit organizations offer extensive lists of dos and don'ts for your benefit.

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Galley Kitchen Tips - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

The last two years have brought many changes in the housing market, including the need for space. Buyers are prioritizing space for a home office or a home gym when viewing Wichita homes for sale, and they're willing to make a galley-style kitchen work. Our real estate agents can show you how.

  • Option One: Maximize Available Space
    First and foremost, use as much available space as possible. It's an easy concept but one that takes work. While ensuring you have floor-to-ceiling cabinets and the like might make sense, this can exacerbate the general claustrophobic feeling of a galley-style kitchen.

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Puppy-Proof Your Home - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Welcoming a new puppy into your home is an exciting time, but is your home puppy-roof? Some planning is necessary to get the house ready for your fluffy companion. Our real estate agents love puppies too, and they have compiled the guide below to prepare for your new pet.

  1. Contain Cords and Cables
    As you will soon discover, puppies love to chew. Your pet can get electrocuted if they chew on plugged-in cords, so you should keep them out of reach. Use cord concealers or spiral cable wrap to conceal cords from your puppy. Another tip is to attach rubber cable protectors to walls or skirting boards to keep your cords away from curious paws.

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Family Room Remodel - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

The family room of the 1950s was a place for a pool table or a large table for games and puzzles, and perhaps a television. But our real estate agents are well aware that today's families have very different needs. They know that versatility is the key to creating a pleasant space that offers multiple functions. Here are a few things to consider as you design your own recreation area.

  • Maximize Storage
    The last thing you want to do is turn your beautiful new space into a junk room, so it's important to incorporate plenty of storage space into your design. Consider shelf space in the form of built-in shelving or movable bookcases. Cabinets with solid doors will hide a world of unsightly items to maintain the comfortable atmosphere of the room. Coffee tables with drawers let you stow away chargers and those elusive remote controls. Cuddly blankets and throws can be tucked away in an ottoman that matches the couch.

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Home Emergencies - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

When you experience a home emergency, it's normal to freeze, especially if this is your first time dealing with a specific incident. Our real estate agents encourage homeowners to prepare for a home emergency before it happens. Follow these tips to stop a home emergency in its tracks. 

  1. Know the Location of Your Home's Water Shutoff Valves
    When you're dealing with a leak, burst pipe, or other plumbing-related emergencies, one of the first things you need to do is shut off the water to your home. This will prevent your home from flooding and minimize water-related damage.

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Home Improvement Trends for 2022 - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Once you're in the market for a new place to call your own, it won't take long before you realize that Wichita homes for sale have many exciting design elements and convenient amenities. What's even better is that the number of home improvement projects you can undertake is practically endless.

To give you an idea, our real estate agents have compiled some of our favorites that we expect will be trending in 2022 and beyond.

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Holiday Decor Storage - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

From October through December, the joys of the holidays are abundant. Unfortunately, so is the cleanup afterward. If your storage area is a nightmare full of boxes and bags, it's time to roll up your sleeves and organize so that all of your beautiful decorations are out of your way and ready for next year. But where should you begin? Our real estate agents have a few tips to help you get started.

  • Invest in matching storage containers
    This is not to make your garage look pretty, although it will be far nicer to look at than a pile of sagging, dirty boxes. Matching containers mean that you can stack them high to utilize all the vertical space available without creating a huge footprint. While you're at it, buy plenty of labels so that each container can be marked with its contents. That way, you won't have to search through Thanksgiving linens to look for the Halloween skeletons. Cardboard invites pests to investigate the contents, so opt for plastic containers. This is one time that biodegradable is not the best choice.

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Celebrate New Year's Eve at Home - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

While New Year's Eve is a big night for special parties, dancing, and champagne toasts, many people prefer to celebrate a quieter, more relaxing New Year's Eve at home with family and friends. If that appeals to you, our real estate agents have some great tips for a festive celebration in the comfort of your own home where friends and kids can join in the activities.

If you're looking for Wichita homes for sale, or you just moved into a new home, why not spend a relaxing New Year's Eve at home this year? Whether you spend the evening with your kids or a small group of friends, there are lots of ways to ring in a fun-filled New Year at home.

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Home Security - New Homeowners - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Congratulations! You've found the perfect house among Wichita homes for sale. While it may be the last thing on your mind as you move into your new home, it's important not to neglect security. In today's world, you never know what can happen. How secure is your new home? Here are a few tips to ensure it's protected.

  • Locks. The house is yours now, but the previous owner could still have copies of the keys. Likewise, who knows how many of their family and friends were given spare keys over the years? Any of them could enter your home freely at any time. That's why one of the first things to do when you buy a home is to replace all the locks, to make sure no one has access but you.

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