Can you believe it? It is finally time for crisp fall days, colored leaves, pumpkin patches, and football on TV all weekend long. Autumn is officially here, so we want to give you all the tips and tricks to best take care of your Fischer Home with the colder months ahead!
Home Maintenance TIPS
We all know that with how incredible the fall weather can be it means that the outdoor list of chores has just gotten longer, especially to prep for wintertime. Here is our list of things to remember to make sure you have the easiest winter possible.
1. Clean the Gutters
You will want to remember to do this even though we all know it isn't the most fun activity. However, it is something you are going to want to carve out time to do or it could create an issue with your drainage system. So get yourself a sturdy ladder, some gloves, put some music on, and get this out of the way!
2. Check the Seals on Your Windows and Door
Save yourself a couple of bucks by ensuring that the draft isn't letting all the hot air out. Let's keep our homes warm and cozy this fall season by making sure all of the windows and doors are closed when they are supposed to be.
3. Clean Out Your Dryer Vents
This is one of the number one causes of home fires, save yourself the anxiety and keep your clothes in perfect condition by taking a gander at this often overlooked home maintenance task.
4. Lawn Maintenance
Make sure to stay on top of lawn maintenance to ensure that your grass is perfectly green for springtime! Grab the whole family and make it a day of memories that will last a lifetime. If you aren't interested in dealing with outdoor maintenance but want the benefits of having a yard, check out our Paired Patio, Patio, and Midtown Collections of homes where low-maintenance living is just another luxurious aspect of building with Fischer Homes.
all the fall vibes You need
Snuggle up on your couch, and admire the view from your family room. Fischer Homes provides a variety of options, including the luxurious five-level living that includes two-story family rooms and a wall of windows, perfect for soaking in all of the fall vibes. We have created a list that includes tips and tricks for everything decor-wise inside and outside the home!
1. Warm Tones, Warm Tones, Warm Tones!
Adding in colors like warm browns, oranges, reds, deep emerald greens, and mushroom taupes are all very on-trend. They look great with natural finishes and pops of color like pink and yellow. For tables and counters, play with fall florals, like the red maple leaf, fall willow eucalyptus, and dried plume reed grass.
2. Outdoor Decor
The days of overdoing outdoor decor for seasons like fall and winter are out! Keep it minimalistic with mums and pumpkins to keep a fresh, modern look. Feel free to add festive pillows to outdoor furniture you plan on keeping out until colder months are upon us. Simple is the way to go, not only for the overall curb appeal but saving yourself time having to clean it up after the first snow of the season! Many of our floorplans offer a front porch perfect for these festive moments, click here to learn what collections we offer and discover what floorplan fits your needs best!
3. Fall Scents to Make Your Home Smell Scrumptious
Now, who doesn't love a little pumpkin spice moment? Okay, maybe some. That's why we have selected a few of our favorite scents for the season below.
cozy food that Will Warm up even the coldest of fall days
There really isn't anything that beats sitting crawled up on the couch on a crisp fall day, watching a movie for some 'you' time, or a football game with the family. We have selected our picks for food and beverages that will make this fall even better than normal. These are easy meals, that can be prepped ahead of time in your fabulous open concept kitchen. Through the Lifestyle Design Center, you are able to personalize your kitchen to fit all of your cooking and meal-prepping needs.
1. A Classic, Hearty Chili Recipe
This is the perfect meal for a cold fall day or to bring to a football tailgate. It is a quick and easy staple.
Cook ground beef in a large pot with an onion and garlic, drain excess grease
Combine tomato sauce, chili seasoning, beans (optional), tomatoes, water, and a dash of hot honey or sugar.
Bring to a boil and let simmer. Transfer to a crockpot to keep warm if traveling. Serve with your favorite toppings like sour cream, cheese, and chives.
2. A Decadent, Cheesy Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta
Nothing feels more like fall than a filling, warm plate of pasta. This just over a 30-minute meal is the perfect, hearty dish with an easy setup.
Roast your butternut squash, onion, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil, and bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes.
Prepare your choice of pasta, this can be any shape, but it suits rigatoni and penne the best. It also works great for those with dietary restrictions!
When the squash is done, add all of the items that have been roasting to a blender with veggie or bone broth, and blend until smooth.
Warm on the stove and combine with the done pasta. Add your favorite cheese, pecorino, parmesan, or vegan cheese! The world is your oyster with this! Add red pepper flake for a little spice, and you have a beautiful, cozy dish!
3. Warm and Fuzzy Apple Bourbon Smash
A variety of our floorplans offer a recreational room, that can serve as a great bar/entertainment area for gatherings. It is the perfect location to make this fabulously fall beverage that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy. Discover which floorplans offer this convenient feature here!
Combine 1/2 of a honey crisp apple, 2 teaspoons of honey, 4 oz of bourbon, 2 oz of lemon, grated nutmeg, a pinch of cinnamon, and then apple slices or cinnamon sticks for garnish.
4. Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, In a medium-sized bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and spices.
In a smaller bowl, stir pumpkin, milk, melted butter, and vanilla together to combine. Pour wet ingredients into dry. Pour into a small 8-inch casserole dish with high sides. Top with sugar, brown sugar, and pecan mixture. Pour hot water over without stirring. Bake for 40 mins or once the middle has set.
Serve with pecans and a little vanilla ice cream!
We hope these tips and tricks make you 'fall' even more in love with your Fischer Homes dream home!
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