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April 2023: Spring Cleaning

Close-up of a tree branch with budding pink flowers.

Greetings! It’s officially spring and starting to turn green. While you’re outside enjoying the fresh air and sunshine, inspect the paint on the outside of your home, especially around doors and windows. If you see cracked or peeling paint, get a fresh coat put on. It improves your home’s curb appeal while protecting it from the elements.

Once we’re clear of frost, test your sprinkler system. Schedule any maintenance so your yard and garden will be ready when the heat sets in.

In the garage, shift winter tools and equipment to the back and summer essentials to the front. Now is also a good time to add any storage systems needed to keep things organized. While moving things around, give the garage a good sweep to make it feel fresh. Get the patio furniture washed off so it’s ready to enjoy.

As part of your spring cleaning, organize your towels and linens. Get rid of old, worn-out items. Check with a local shelter to see if they can use what you don’t need. Pack away winter blankets you don’t use during warmer months.

Finally, go through each room to get rid of clutter. Put winter throws away, and stash those coats, gloves, and hats. Trade the snow boots for the rain boots for those April showers. Dig out the umbrella, so it’s handy when you need it. Giving ceiling fans and windowsills a good wipe-down will help minimize allergens. Washing curtains and rugs can lower the dust mite population, letting you breathe easier.

Coming up at the end of this month is the annual Tour of Remodeled Homes, April 29 and 30. We have a project you won’t want to miss!

If you’re on Facebook, you’ve seen some progress photos of this primary suite, which includes a wet room. But we shouldn’t give away too much.

Tickets can be purchased at any of the homes for $5 (children under 12 are free).

Two people in the JLC showroom looking back

Recently, Rick, Thom, and Mike, three of our project managers, traveled to Rhode Island for JLC Live, an annual trade event for residential construction.

There are live building clinics, demonstrations of new and innovative building products and procedures, and classroom-style sessions, all geared to help tradespeople become better informed about tools and products to help them become more efficient in their work.


Featured Project: Trinity Oaks Basement

Remodeled basement kitchen with recessed lighting, a large island with pendant lighting overhead, and wooden cabinetry with a white backsplash.


Trinity Oaks Basement was remodeled to increase functionality and bring outdated features into this century. Spark inspiration from our additional projects by exploring our portfolio.

Design Corner 

Butler pantries are making a comeback as part of the kitchen or tucked away nearby. One reason is the extended time people are spending in their kitchens. They want to have extra appliances and clutter off the counters but easy to access.

During a recent remodel, we built a pantry that hides behind what appears to be a cabinet door.

Remodeled kitchen with white cabinetry and hidden storage

Fun Fact

A large black rabbit and a baby goat

The largest rabbit breed is the Flemish Giant. These can weigh up to 18 pounds, grow to 4 feet long, and have a calm nature. Rabbits generally make good pets as they are social and can be litter trained. The photo is of a newborn goat next to a Flemish Giant rabbit.

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