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Unique Painting Projects - Homeowners - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

If you want to revamp your home's style and appearance, a coat or two of paint is a fast, easy way to give any room in your home an upgrade. While most homeowners know that painting a room instantly overhauls the space, you have several options for utilizing paint in your home. Our real estate agents suggest trying one of the following projects.

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No-Demo Reno Tips for Homeowners - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

There are plenty of ways to renovate your home that don't involve tearing down walls or spending a small fortune. "No-demo" renovations can improve your comfort and update your home via small steps that make a big impact. Our real estate agents can attest that the following smaller projects can significantly transform the home and add considerable value to the property.

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Trick-or-Treat Safety for Homeowners - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

The best thing about Halloween is handing out yummy goodies to those little trick-or-treaters dressed up in adorable costumes. Before there's a knock on your front door, our real estate agents suggest you focus on some Halloween home safety tips that will ensure a fun-filled night.

Ghosts, goblins, pirates, and witches are a welcome sight on Halloween Eve, but injuries are not on the welcome list. If you're planning for trick-or-treaters in your Wichita homes for sale, it's important to follow safety measures to prevent unwanted falls, burns, fires, dog bites, and theft.

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Mosquito-Free Outdoor Entertaining - Homeowners - J.P. Weigand

You're trying to enjoy a balmy summer evening, but mosquitoes have decided to crash your fun. Don't let these annoying pests ruin your summer activities. Instead, our real estate agents recommend following these tips to keep your patio or deck free of mosquitos. 

  • Add Fans to Your Outside Spaces
    Mosquitoes are small and not particularly strong. Setting up a few oscillating fans can help keep your deck or patio free of pests by literally blowing the mosquitos away. They also supply your guests with a refreshing breeze.

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Backyard Barbecue - Homeowners - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Nothing says summer like the backyard barbecue. Whether you're making a fancy presentation from your sleek backyard kitchen and patio or just firing up the little old charcoal grill for the folks sitting around in lawn chairs, the backyard barbecue is front and center when it comes to summertime entertaining. 

Our real estate agents want you to know that there are generally two bright stars in the barbecue firmament, so pay particular attention to the grilled meats and delicious libations. If you've never done a barbecue, or haven't had much practice, or maybe things at your last effort didn't go exactly the way you'd hoped—practice makes perfect. You can also benefit from tips from those who've gone before you. So as you plan your big summertime fete for friends and relatives in your new home from among Wichita homes for sale, let's look at how to make your barbecue the best with these suggestions.

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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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