10 Ways to Get Your Backyard Summer Ready

Summer has arrived, so now is the time to spruce up your backyard. With family fun and guests on the seasonal schedule, you'll certainly want your backyard looking grand. Keep these 10 ideas in mind as you get the yard ready for pleasant summertime use.

Mosquito Control

Although the community takes pest control very seriously, those biting insects can still manage to lay in wait for you. Few things can ruin an evening of outdoor amusement as effectively as mosquito attacks. By hiring your own pest control service to set up a mosquito, tick and flea barrier around your yard, you can step outside with perfect confidence that uninvited biters won't torpedo your enjoyment of your yard.

Pool Preparation

It's time to remove the pool cover and fire up the pumps once again. If...

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How to Organize Your Closet This Summer

No matter how large the closet space is in your Viera home, organizing it may take some strategy and planning. Below are some tips for organizing your closet and creating space.

Take Everything Out and Start Over

The best way to decide what you want in your closet is to start all over by clearing everything out. By doing so, you can clear your mind of the clutter and decide what goes in and what doesn't. When clearing out your closet, organize everything according to specific categories. For instance, put all your shirts in one pile, shoes in another pile, suitcases or storage bins in their own section, etc. Categorizing your items will relieve you of the hassle of putting it all back. It will also help you decide which items will be...

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National Moving Month

May is National Moving Month.  The end of the school year and the approach of summer makes it an ideal time for new beginnings.  It’s estimated that 35 million people will relocate this year. That statistic is made up of individual people and families, each with their own needs and ideas about what constitutes a dream home. Finding not only the right home, but the right community, is the first of the many challenges of moving. Home Styles Individual preferences aren’t limited to the architectural style of a home, but to its surroundings as well. Some enjoy gardening, while others prefer living in a community that provides grounds maintenance.  For parents of young children, the quality of the local schools and access to safe parks is a prime consideration.  For older...

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Warranty: Drywall

Drywall is an often overlooked part of maintaining your home's appearance and its value. Although Viera Builders homes are built to withstand the test of time, drywall can take a beating during harsh weather conditions. If you have children, your walls can take a beating with the constant bumps and scrapes, which is demanding on any grade of drywall. Also, drywall cracks, plaster cracks or nail pops over time. The good news is you can fix these problems quickly with a little effort. Here are some useful tips to help you repair and preserve your drywall while sustaining your home's appeal and value.

Repairing Drywall Cracks and Nail Pops

As your new home starts to settle, the surface on your interior walls and ceilings may start to crack and the drywall filler...

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The Perfect Mother’s Day Dinner

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and if you have a mother-figure in your life, you know you will want to celebrate her in the best way possible. One of the best ways to prepare the perfect Mother's Day dinner is to cater your plans to her interests and enjoyment. For some, this might mean going out to dinner, for others, it might mean a dinner at home, and maybe the mother in your life would appreciate something different or unexpected. Going Out On The Town If you know the mother in your life would love a night on the town, then this is a night to do it. Consider dressing up and heading to her favorite restaurant where you can spend quality time together. Maybe she has a love...

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