5 Ways to Enjoy Your Patio This Spring

With spring peeking around the corner in western Pennsylvania, there’s no better place to enjoy the warmer weather than in the backyard of your gorgeous new Weaver home. With patios included in each floor plan and styles ranging from cozy to grand, you can dress these spaces up (or down) to reflect your lifestyle and share the best moments this spring with family and friends outdoors.

Here are five ways to enjoy your patio and make the most of the beautiful spring weather!

1) Turn your patio into an outdoor living room

Enjoy after-dinner drinks or long afternoons reading outside by going for the ultimate in comfort. Select a few plush couches or settees, a soft outdoor rug, pillows for lounging, and lots of warm blankets to get cozy after the sun goes down. This time of year, we promise your outdoor living room will get just as much use as your indoor space!

2) Enjoy s’mores with an outdoor fireplace

A back patio is the perfect spot for an outdoor fire pit or fireplace. You can find them in an array of sizes and materials to match your home’s style. Your grandkids will LOVE making s’mores, and you’ll love making sweet memories, around the fire in the comfort and safety of your own yard. What was once only an occasional camping experience can be an everyday treat at home.

3) Create an outdoor movie theatre

Your spacious yard is the perfect place for family movie night! Purchase a screen and projector, or get creative with a white sheet, and set up blankets, pillows, low chairs, and of course, a fully-loaded snack and beverage bar on the patio to enjoy your favorite films under the stars.

4) Let the light shine

Lighting can make or break interior design, but did you know you can use light to completely transform your outdoor space, too? Use string lights, fairy curtain lights, or paper lanterns to instantly create ambiance and make your patio cozier and more welcoming. When you add a pair of comfortable, cushioned chairs and your favorite beverage, you’ll never want to leave. 

5) Dine outdoors in elegance

The most elegant meals can take place right in your own gorgeous backyard. Create an unforgettable dining experience with formal dinnerware, candles, and a gorgeous tablescape. For ultimate luxury, have a catering company take care of all the cooking and cleaning up.

However you choose to dress up your outdoor space, it’s sure to be a highlight of your new home in Western PA. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy the great outdoors than right in your own backyard. For more information, please contact us at 724-609-5261.

7 Tips for a Stress-Free Moving Day

Once you’ve closed on your beautiful new home in Pittsburgh North, it’s time to start planning move-in day! We believe this day should be celebrated instead of stressed, and with a bit of planning, it can be an exciting, memorable event for the whole family. After all, you only move into your dream home every so often…

Even if you’ve got the big tasks squared away, the little things can add up quickly – and can determine how well moving day goes. From disconnecting your services to securing transportation for your pet, here are a few last-minute tasks to complete to make sure move-in day as easy as possible! 

Tips for Moving Day

1) Make Calls: A few simple calls will go a long way in the first few weeks and months after you move in. Notify your medical providers that you’re moving, cancel your subscriptions, alert utility companies to disconnect your services, and notify employers and insurance providers of your new address. See here for a full, comprehensive list. 

2) Begin Packing Early: Don’t wait a week before moving day to start packing. Begin packing items you know you won’t use over the next month – like kitchen appliances, decor, and clothing – well in advance to help ease the stress. Set a timer to pack for 30 minutes every day over the next month and this task won’t feel so overwhelming!

3) Take the Time to Organize: When packing, it’s important to clearly label each box for a smoother move. Group the contents of each box with similar items, and add large, bold labels so that they are easy to read. To go the extra mile, add a color coded system for kitchen supplies, bathroom supplies, etc. to avoid any frantic searching!

4) Pet Transportation: You know your furry friends better than anyone, so whether they’ll be more comfortable with you or a family member taking them to their new home, make sure to secure their ride to avoid any issues. In your new home, designate a space just for them and fill it with their favorite things – blankets, toys, and treats. They’ll feel right at home in no time!

5) Overnight Bag: Pack a separate overnight bag with a change of clothes and toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste, toilet paper, deodorant, hair brush, etc.), plus medications, towels, and washcloths for every member of the family. You’ll be glad to have quick access to these items that you may not be thinking about as you’re getting settled in.

6) Furniture/Trash Pick Up: If you’re rightsizing and getting rid of furniture or old televisions that are in your current house, make sure to contact your town’s trash department and/or large item removal companies first. Most trash companies cannot handle the large capacity of the trash that might come from moving out of a home, and require separate pick-ups.

7) Stock Up: Stock up on snacks like fruit, nuts, crackers, and granola bars, since they require no refrigeration and no preparation. You can easily snack on these throughout the day to stay energized and full. Don’t forget bottled water and juice!

As you gear up to move into your new home, keep this checklist handy so that you’re all squared away on the big day. For more information on Weaver Homes’ new homes in West PA and communities near Pittsburgh, or for a private showing, please call us at 385-297-8216.

Benefits of Buying a To-Be-Built Home

You’re looking for a new home, and reviewing your options: Resale or new? Move-in-ready or to-be-built? 

Let’s talk about the benefits of buying a to-be-built home with Weaver Homes. 

  • Personalization: In our Design Studio, you can personalize your home’s features & finishes to fit your family. Inside and out, from the roof to the floors, it’s all yours. This is what makes your new Weaver house feel like your home. 
  • No bidding wars: When you choose a brand new Weaver home, there’s no risk of losing out on what you want or having to pay thousands of dollars over asking price in this competitive market. No stress, more fun!
  • Select your homesite: Enjoy the best of both worlds with a to-be-built home. A brand new home, personalized to your taste, on the exact homesite you want. Choose the perfect spot for your dream home in one of our amazing communities throughout Greater Pittsburgh.

Building with Weaver Homes

Oh, and did we mention how much fun it is to build with Weaver Homes? Our team of experts is ready to make your new home journey an experience you’ll love from beginning to end. 

We build detached and attached patio homes specifically designed for active adults. These homes are spacious and elegantly designed, featuring one-level living for easy mobility and entertaining, ample natural light that brings the outdoors in, and courtyards and patios that create an “outdoor living” space that is an extension of the living room. 

We also build luxury single-family homes for move-up buyers. They include our specialty features, open concept floorplans, first floor owner suite options, and plenty of square footage that can be personalized to make each one truly unique. 

Why settle for someone else’s home when you can have a home that’s brand new and all you? For more information about building with Weaver Homes, visit weaverhomelive.wpengine.com or call 724-609-5261.