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How to make a new school exciting for your kids

Categories: Boerne Custom Homes Builders, Custom Home Builders In San Antonio, Homeowner Tips | Posted: October 12, 2016


If you have recently moved this summer or recently this fall and face the challenge of your kids starting a new school this year, there may be some hesitation and anxiety among your kids as they venture off to a new school. Weston Dean Custom Homes, a premier Boerne custom builder, shares some tips on how to make going to a new school exciting for your kids and something for them to look forward too.

Moving into a new home in a good school district with good schools is every parents dream when it comes to having to move and relocate. Having that be one of the top factors of your new home search list can ease a lot of anxiety in the first place when it comes to uprooting your kids to new schools.

If you are juggling many responsibilities and the start of a new school is bearing down on you, it can be hard to make difficult decisions when you have just moved and have to sign your kids up at their new school or figure out what school is best for them in a short period of time. The best thing you can do for yourself is to take a deep breath and make a list of your priorities. If you make a list of things that need to get done from most immediate first to lesser immediate, then you can begin talking everything in an organized matter.

Keeping your kids involved and the line of communication open is a great way to allow their start at a new school to come with as little stress and anxiety, and even make them look forward to this new chapter in your family’s life.

A good idea to make the experience of moving and getting set in a new home and new schools, is to make your kids be a part of the experience. Be sure to talk to your children about the move and the new school that they will be going too. When you keep your kids involved in the moving process, it allows you to keep them in the loop and listen for any thoughts or concerns they might have about going to a new school, living in a new neighborhood and making new friends. Keeping an open dialogue and not allowing them to be in the dark is a great way to ease any anxiety they may have.

Having your kids be involved in not only the move, but the process of starting a new school will help them feel more prepared when they walk through the doors on their first day.



Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder.  For more information call (210) 408-9107.


4 Simple ways to make your new house feel like home

Categories: Boerne Custom Homes Builders, Custom Home Builders In San Antonio, Home Decor | Posted: September 1, 2016


Making your house a home

Making your house a home

If you are getting ready to move into your new Weston Dean Custom Home or are currently on the search for a Boerne custom home builder to build your new home, turning your new house into a home is always key once you finally move in. A recent article in the Huffington Post shares 4 simple tips on how to turn your new house into your new home.

The first way to turn your new house into your new home is to figure out how you can customize the space you have, and optimize it at the same time. Builders do their best to construct homes to have the most livable floor plan that makes sense for everyday life, but until you are actually living in the home it can be hard to determine what works and what doesn’t.

Changing aspects of your home to suit your day to day live doesn’t have to mean renovation projects on your brand new home. It can be as simply as changing the color in a room to a brighter shade to help a room out that doesn’t have much natural light. Or if might be nice to divide up your open concept spaces with well-placed shelving that can also add an additional layer or storage or display to your new home.

Another great tip to give your house the “homey” feel that you’re after is to incorporate some plants into your home to give it that relaxed and alive feel. If it is hard to keep plants alive in your home, try just adding a nice floral arrangement to the centerpiece of the table to still give off that warm vibe.

The third tip to help turn your house into a home is to add some art to your home. Adding artwork to your new house will allow your personality and taste to shine through and immediately give your home another touch of who you are. Different ideas of art to bring in can be paintings, drawings, sculptures, even antique pieces or furniture or accessories that might have been passed down or have importance to you are another great option to add to your home.

Lastly and probably the easiest and quickest way to make your house feel like home is to represent your family in the home. Displaying photos of your family and loved ones throughout the home automatically give it the feeling of being yours. You can check out places like Pinterest for ideas on how you can create a gallery wall in your home. This has become a recent trend that incorporates family photos with other décor to add more interest and design appeal.

These 4 simple ideas will quickly turn your new house into a home.



Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder.  For more information call (210) 408-9107.