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October 2022: Winter Planning

Pumpkins on the grass in front of a haystack, leaves on the ground in the fall.

We’re edging closer to winter, but there’s still time to tackle those outdoor chores. Raking the leaves might take a lot of your spare time, but if you need something else to stay busy, here are a few ideas:

  • Make sure gutters and downspouts are clear.
  • Clean your fireplace and have it inspected.
  • Aerate and fertilize your lawn.
  • Clean and protect your lawn furniture before you put it away for the winter.
  • Trim dead branches and tree limbs, as they’re more likely to fall during winter storms.
  • Put fallen leaves on garden beds to add nutrients for next year. They work great as mulch — if you don’t like the look, shred them up in a garbage can using a string trimmer first.
  • Prepare for heater season by cleaning and vacuuming vents and grates.
  • Clean out your dryer vent.
  • Start your fall cleaning by washing windows and window treatments.

Remodelers Advantage Summit

Fall brings the annual Remodelers Advantage Summit, this year held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Fort Washington, MD. This is an educational event for remodeling professionals from across the country who can take advantage of the many sessions and speakers.

This year, our own Rick Willet and Jason Willet were asked to speak on Transitioning a Family Business to the Next Generation, something they’ve been living for the past few years. Jeremy Carpenter also attended this year, gleaning information from other production managers from across the country.

Willet Construction at remodelers summit.             Willet Construction at remodelers summit, four panelists sitting on chairs on a stage.

Planning Ahead 

Our calendar is filling up! Have you been putting off a remodeling project, thinking, “maybe next year?” We’re starting to book into spring, so now is the time to contact us. An investment in your home is often better than the stock market, so put your money where it will benefit you most — in your home!

Featured Project 

Check out our portfolio for more inspiring projects.

Deck rebuild on two-story green home.

Design Corner 

Powder baths give us a unique opportunity to make bolder choices than other rooms in the house. They’re typically small areas, allowing for bold experimentation in design. It might be in the choice of wallpaper, tile, vanity, sink, countertop, or paint.

Something bold could be overwhelming in a larger space, but tucked into a small room can be unexpected and dramatic. Since the area is small, an expensive treatment won’t break the bank.

Remodeled bathroom sink with unique stone countertop.        Remodeled small bathroom with modern white tile wall and modern faucet on pedestal sink.

Fun Fact

Squirrel with mouth open as if surprised.

If you lose power this month, it might be due to a squirrel. Squirrels are the most frequent cause of power outages in the U.S. The American Public Power Association (APPA) developed a data tracker called “The Squirrel Index” that analyzes the patterns and timing of the impact squirrels have on the electrical power system.

The peak times of the year for attacks are from May to June and October to November. It might be fair to say that electricity is a major cause of death in squirrels. 

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