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Why Move to Texas Hill Country?

Categories: Living in San Antonio TX | Posted: July 29, 2020

At Weston Dean Custom Homes, we take care to tailor every detail of your custom home to the unique needs of you and your family. In many ways, it’s the little things that set our homes apart. At the same time, one of the most important details of your dream home is the location. As a San Antonio custom home builder, we’re privileged to build one of a kind homes in Texas Hill Country. This unique and picturesque region of southern/central Texas is the perfect place to build a custom home.

Texas Hill Country is characterized by its signature rolling hills and centuries-old oak trees. For many, moving to Texas Hill Country means escaping the city and enjoying an older and often forgotten small-town way of life. The lots we build on are very diverse, but what many have in common is an abundance of open space, trees, and privacy. We’ve built custom homes in truly rural parts of the region, but there are also many great communities you can be a part of in Hill Country. There’s a rare balance you’ll find in Texas Hill Country, between the quiet peacefulness you crave, and the sense of community in town. You can enjoy a large, wooded lot, and still get to know your neighbors.

Texas Hill Country landscape

The beautiful nature and safety of Texas Hill Country attract many retirees every year, and Texas of course is a great state for retirees, financially speaking. More recently, Texas Hill Country has become more sought after among younger families and families raising children. Children can blossom here and their parents can feel confident in a friendly and safe environment. Sometimes it seems like a lost tradition, letting your kids explore the world around them in a carefree, curious, and adventurous way. Not in Texas Hill Country. The region is rich with untouched nature to explore, and it’s a great place to be a kiddo. The best part is that much of the wooded and brush-covered expanses of Texas Hill Country are protected land. If you build on a lot in a secluded, quiet area immersed in nature, you can expect it to stay that way.

Your new life in Texas Hill Country will feature some of the best of what small-town Texas has to offer, but at the same time, you’ll be within reach of big-city amenities. Many homeowners comfortably commute to work in San Antonio, and neighboring cities like New Braunfels and Boerne, TX. Working from home in Texas Hill Country would be a dream come true for many, and home offices are best executed with the touch and flexibility of a custom home builder. Access to the city via scenic drives on country roads make life in Texas Hill Country the best of both worlds.

The best way to get to know Texas Hill Country is to see it for yourself. Whether you’re looking to build on your lot, or you’re just starting to look for a lot, Weston Dean Custom Homes can guide you to your dream home. Give us a call to learn more about Texas Hill Country and to get started.

Keeping a Healthy Home

Categories: Homeowner Tips | Posted: July 14, 2020

It has never been more important to keep your home clean and free of germs. You very well know that if someone in your home gets sick it can easily get passed around and spread like wildfire in your house. Of course, the key is to keep illness away from everyone! Whether you live in a Weston Dean custom home or somewhere else, follow these tips to keep everyone in your house healthy.

 

Cancel the Cleaners?

Many people face the dilemma of whether to cancel their cleaning service during the COVID outbreak. The risk is that you invite people into your home that may themselves be carrying germs. Cleaning staff visit many peoples’ homes, so their risk of contracting an illness may be higher than average. 

However, COVID is typically not spread through surface contact, so the major risk would be person-to-person spread. To mitigate the risk, consider having both your family and the cleaning staff wear masks during the visit and practice social distancing. 

Of course, you can always take over your own cleaning, as well. Have every family member pitch in and take on a task.

 

Keeping Your Home Clean

Whether or not you have a cleaning service, you should make cleaning part of your routine. Disinfecting is the first vital task, and will help keep pathogens out of your home. If you cannot find any disinfectant spray to buy, you can make your own homemade disinfectant spray with several recipes available online if you prefer a more natural route. This will be your go-to item you will want to grab and use several a times day for the places any people have visited in your home. 

In addition to disinfecting your home, you also want to clean contaminants from surfaces. At least once a day, clean doorknobs, kitchen and bathroom counters, hard dining chairs, faucets, toilets, light switches, remotes, and any other surface or handle people in your house may have touched.

Towels and clothes are another place that people sometimes overlook as a way of spreading germs around the home. Wash your towels in hot water often to keep them germ-free. Anyone who has left the house may want to wash their clothes as soon as they return. Don’t neglect jackets, backpacks, and handbags. If you don’t want to wipe down your handbag, consider using a different bag for a few days. This will allow any germs carried in on the other bag to die.

Finally, wash your hands more frequently. Try to have clean hands before touching your nose and eyes, as that is the most common place germs tend to enter your body. If you have a custom home by Weston Dean, you probably don’t mind the extra personal grooming. Would you if any of these were your bathroom?

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