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Best Time to Buy a New Home? Try Late Summer!

Buying a home, for most people, is one of the biggest – and most exciting – investments they will ever make. And when it comes to getting a sweet deal on your dream home, timing is everything. So how do you get the most bang for your buck without making sacrifices? There are many variables that come into play: your own cash flow, interest rates, housing inventory, and the time of the year you make your purchase.

According to real estate database Zillow, prospective home buyers should start shopping in late summer, when active listings are in abundance. That’s right: August and September are prime months for would-be home buyers, and there’s ample selection with Montchanin Builders’ beautiful move-in ready homes in Delaware.

Bigger housing selection, more deals to be found

An analysis of residential property listings and price points shows that patience pays off when it comes to house hunting. Sure, Springtime is flooded with new home listings, but many of these sell at the initial price (or slightly above). In fact, Zillow had more active listings in August of last year than in June, and September fared about the same. This means there are more properties to choose from. This is a win-win situation for new homebuyers in Delaware, especially young families who want to move into their new house before Labor Day and get their children ready for school.

While a lucky few home buyers can strike a great deal during other months, the data shows that late summer is ideal for saving cash and finding that perfect combination of location, amenities, and space.

If you’re keen on living in New Castle County and are looking for a newly built townhome equipped with all the modern conveniences, you’ve come to the right place! Montchanin Builders has many available properties and great financing deals.

Move-in ready townhomes and condos

Inventory swells give potential buyers a leg-up in Delaware this summer. Enjoy less competition and the possibility of lower price points on the floorplan of your dreams. At the master-planned community of Darley Green, each condo and townhouse boasts a state-of-the-art kitchen, spacious bedrooms, and upgraded finishes, with up to 2,500 square feet. Take a tour of the luxury townhomes at The Overlook at Rockford Falls. These 3-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath-homes feature up to 4,000 square feet of living space and are less than two miles from downtown Wilmington.

Get pre-approved for one of our new construction homes in New Castle County Delaware! Call Montchanin Builders today.

Additional Resources for New Home Buyers:

  1. Zillow, What’s the Best Time of Year for Home Buyers? https://www.zillow.com/research/strategy-best-time-to-buy-15066/
  2. USA Today, Real estate: 3 challenges facing first-time homebuyers, https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/05/02/real-estate-market-how-buy-home-spring/3563380002/

5 Easy Home Staging Tips

If you have outgrown your starter home, or you’re just ready for an upgrade or a new location, you’ll undoubtedly want to get the highest possible price when selling your home. It’s always a good idea to do a thorough evaluation of your home and to perform any recommended repairs. Once your home is in tip-top shape, you can use the following home staging tips to make your house more appealing to buyers.

Know where to focus your efforts

It can be expensive and time-consuming to completely stage all of the rooms in your home. Fortunately, you don’t have to. Put the most amount of effort into staging the living room, kitchen, and master bedroom, as these rooms are most important for buyers. If you have time to spare, go back and stage the other rooms afterward.

De-personalize the house

Every room in the house should be de-personalized as much as possible. In other words, the items you use for staging the house should be stylish or charming, but they shouldn’t seem like personal items. This allows potential buyers to envision themselves in the space. Use the following tips for de-personalizing the space:

  • Take family photos off the wall, mantel, and shelves.
  • Remove pictures, magnets, and other items from the surface of the fridge.
  • Clear the bathroom counters of all personal items.
  • Remove artwork that doesn’t have widespread appeal.

You should also remove as much clutter from your home as possible. Consider renting a portable storage unit and stowing your belongings in there until the home is sold. This is a better solution than simply storing belongings out of sight, as buyers will be opening closets and cupboards to check out the storage space.

Select neutral colors

Choosing your own paint colors is one of the many perks of owning your own home, rather than renting. However, if you’ve indulged in bright, vibrant wall colors, you’ll likely need to repaint before you put your home on the market. Paint over brightly colored walls with neutral shades of white, taupe, or light gray.

Add fresh touches

Ahead of your open house weekend, it’s a good idea to add some fresh touches to the rooms. Place a bowl of fresh citrus fruits in the kitchen. Add a couple of potted plants to the living room and place a vase of flowers in the foyer.

Brighten the rooms

Another last-minute touch before your open house event is to let in as much light as possible. Open all the blinds and curtains. Turn on all the lights, even if your showing is during the day. If the closets have lights, turn those on too. You don’t want prospective buyers fumbling around to find the right switch.

Looking for new homes in northern Delaware?

After investing time and energy into fixing up and staging your old home, the last thing you’ll want to do is buy a fixer-upper that needs lots of work. Instead, check out the collection of move-in ready homes available from Montchanin Builders. Our new construction homes in New Castle County, Delaware are built with exquisite attention to detail. Give us a call today at 302.472.7212 to schedule a viewing in our walkable neighborhoods of Darley Green or The Overlook at Rockford Falls.

Additional resources for home buyers and sellers:

Why Buying a Move-In Ready Home Can Save You a Ton of Money

Some people like the idea of buying a fixer-upper, but often the renovations are more of a headache than the homeowners had bargained for—and they’re usually more expensive too. Instead of buying a fixer-upper, consider the many benefits of checking out the beautiful, move-in ready homes in Delaware available from Montchanin Builders.

Home renovations will always cost more than initially thought

Budgeting is one of the most important aspects of planning a major home renovation project. Unfortunately, remodeling projects have a way of wreaking havoc on budgets. If you’ve ever seen an episode of one of the many house flipping shows on TV, then you already know how unexpected problems always crop up. You might think that a wall only needs a coat of paint, only to find that the electrical system needs to be totally ripped out and redone. And that wooden floor that you thought only needed to be sanded and stained? It’ll turn out to be sloped, indicating major foundation problems. All of those extra problems mean more money out of your wallet.

Home renovations will always take longer than initially thought

No matter what the contractor tells you, plan on the remodeling project taking longer than what was quoted. Additional problems will likely crop up that need to be addressed before moving forward. Those fancy fixtures you ordered may get lost in transit. Subcontractors will come down with the flu. Mistakes will likely be made that need to be corrected. You name it, it’ll probably happen.

A remodeling project that drags on longer than initially thought isn’t just a headache and an inconvenience; it’s also more expensive. If you’re remodeling your kitchen, for instance, you can count on eating expensive restaurant meals for weeks longer than you’d budgeted for. If you have pets, you may need to shell out cash for pet-friendly daycare for a longer period of time to keep them safe from the power tools. And of course, you may find yourself using up your sick leave and vacation time because you have to keep running home to deal with the contractors.

It’s far more affordable and much less of a hassle to simply buy a home that you love as is!

“Where can I find move-in ready homes for sale near me?”

Montchanin Builders is known for building beautiful homes within masterfully planned communities. Tour our friendly, walkable neighborhoods of Darley Green or The Overlook at Rockford Falls, and view our thoughtfully designed move-in ready homes near you! These architectural gems were built especially to suit the needs of everyone!

Give us a call at (302) 472-7212 to request a viewing and inquire about our special financing offers.

Additional resources for home buyers:

  1. Investopedia, Top House-Hunting Mistakes, https://www.investopedia.com/articles/mortgage-real-estate/09/buy-house-emotion-free.asp
  2. Investopedia, Are You Ready to Buy a House? https://www.investopedia.com/articles/mortgages-real-estate/10/ready-to-buy-house.asp
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3 Reasons to Buy a Home in Northern Delaware

Delaware may be a small state, but there are some big reasons to move there. Northern Delaware is a welcoming setting for couples, families, individuals, and retirees. From the friendly people to the abundant shorelines, there’s much to love about this beautiful state. If you’re hunting around for new homes in northern Delaware, you can look forward to the following.

Tax-free shopping

No one enjoys paying more money for something than they really have to. Lucky for Delaware residents, the entire state is sales tax-free! It’s a fantastic break for retirees and others on a fixed income, as well as growing families. Plus, there are plenty of options for making your dollar stretch farther. Northern Delaware boasts the Christiana Mall, which is jam-packed with top-name stores like Nordstrom, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley, and Apple. You’ll also find plenty of choices in the coastal areas, like the Tanger Outlet Centers. And be sure to check out the cute little boutique shops that line Rehoboth Beach!

So much to do and see!

Northern Delaware has no shortage of fun things to do and see. If you’re in the Wilmington, DE area, be sure to spend some time exploring the Christina River. It was a central figure in Wilmington’s rise as a ship building and industrial center during the 19th century. These days, the area is home to all sorts of wildlife.

The river is also a great place to get some exercise. Go for a stroll or a bike ride on the Riverwalk, or stop by one of the mini golf facilities.

Interested in a Coney Island-like experience? Head over to the Rehoboth Beach and Boardwalk, where you can enjoy the sand and surf during the day, and afterwards explore the happening nightlife scene.

Have kids in tow? Take them to the Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge and check out the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Or visit the permanent dinosaur exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. This museum also features a scavenger hunt for older kids and a Nature Nook for the younger ones.

Centrally located

As you can see, Delaware is a prime destination for folks interested in enjoying the good life. There’s a lot to enjoy right here in northern Delaware, but if you need to go farther afield, this region is also centrally located. Most major cities in the region, such as Philadelphia, are just a short drive away or accessible with a quick, relaxing train ride.

Ready to move to Delaware yet?

Once you move to northern Delaware, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. And with the great deals from Montchanin Builders, you can take your pick of new construction homes in New Castle County, Delaware. Montchanin Builders is the region’s premier home and community builder, with a portfolio that includes the walkable neighborhoods of Darley Green  and The Overlook at Rockford Falls.

Schedule a tour of our modern, move-in ready homes today and be sure to ask us about our special financing offers! Call or send us a quick email via the contact form on our website.

Additional resources for northern Delaware house hunters:

  1. Visit Delaware, Shop Tax-Free at Delaware Malls and Outlet Centers, https://www.visitdelaware.com/things-to-do/shopping/malls-outlet-centers/
  2. Movoto, 30 Things To Know About Delaware Before Moving There, https://www.movoto.com/guide/de/moving-to-delaware/

Color Therapy: What Colors Should You Paint Your Home?

If you rented an apartment or duplex for a long time, you probably dreamt of the day when you could paint the walls any color you wanted or install a custom, built-in entertainment center. Now that you’re finally a homeowner, you can make those dreams a reality. However, the decision of which color to paint your home can be a difficult one. While you’re comparing paint chip cards, consider factors like color psychology to choose an overall palette and the individual colors for each room.

Using color psychology in your home

Color psychology is based on the theory that color can affect your mood and emotions. Of course, some people react differently to various colors, but in general, the following colors may encourage positive emotions:

  • Blue: Blue is an exceptionally calming, therapeutic color. It works well in the bedroom or a living room. It’s best to avoid blue walls in the kitchen and dining room, however, as blue can be an unappetizing color for some.
  • Yellow: Yellow is an eternally optimistic color that symbolizes summer and happiness. Strong yellow may feel overwhelming at times, but pale yellow is pleasingly sunny.
  • Purple: Bright and dark purples signify creativity and luxury. Pale lilacs can be soothing. Purple is best used as an accent color, since it’s rare in the natural world and may seem “forced” if used extensively.
  • Green: Green is considered very visually restful, particularly the darker shades. Light green can be refreshing.
  • Red: Red is an energetic and stimulating color. It works well in areas where you’ll be entertaining guests, such as the dining room.

How to use a color wheel

You should be able to find color wheels at your local home improvement store, or you can find one online. The color wheel should ideally show color relationships so that you can see which colors will complement each other. If you choose any color, its complementary color lies opposite it on the wheel. For best results, pick one of the two to be the dominant color. For example, pair a dark violet with a light, mild yellow.

Work backwards from a focal point

It’s customary to choose an overall color palette first, and then paint the walls and choose finishing touches (like couch pillows and throw rugs) that conform to that palette. However, you could also work backwards. Select a focal point for the room first. In your bedroom, it might be a brightly colored bedspread. In the living room, it might be a stunning piece of art or your favorite sofa. Use the colors in that focal point to provide inspiration for your wall colors.

New houses for sale in Wilmington, DE

If you’re house hunting around the Wilmington, Delaware area, we invite you to check out the beautiful new construction houses available from Montchanin Builders. Nestled within the walkable communities of Darley Green and The Overlook at Rockford Falls, these move-in ready homes feature modern floor plans and luxurious features—all at affordable price points. Get in touch today to learn more about our new houses for sale in Wilmington DE, or to schedule a viewing. Don’t forget to ask us about our special financing incentives!

Additional resources on home décor:

  1. The Spruce, Tips for Choosing Interior Paint Colors, https://www.thespruce.com/choosing-interior-paint-colors-4011484
  2. This Old House, Choose Paint Colors With a Color Wheel, https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/choose-paint-colors-color-wheel

3 Things To Do in Your First Month as a Homeowner

While the days and weeks leading up to a finalized home purchase can be demanding, the day you turn the key to walk into your new house is often one of the most rewarding days of your life. Once the last box is off the truck and you’ve finally settled into the new environment, there are a few simple steps you can take to get yourself off to the best possible start as a new homeowner.

Take a Break from Your Day Job

The first few weeks in your new home are likely to be a whirlwind of phone calls, repairs, unboxing, deliveries, and arranging for services such as power and Internet to be transferred to the address. Organizing all these essential tasks around your work hours makes the move-in much more difficult and stressful, as typical jobs take up the bulk of business hours and severely limit your flexibility for getting everything in place.

For these reasons, you should strongly consider taking a few days off from your daily routine in order to focus on all the small details that make turning a house into a home. You’ll rest easier knowing that your new home will be up and running sooner, and you can return to work fully refreshed after your break.

Perform Essential Repairs

Regardless of whether you plan to tackle the tasks yourself or seek out the help of a professional, it’s always easier to perform some repairs before you are fully unpacked. Interior painting, plastering, and refinishing hardwood floors are all much less troublesome without furniture and other items taking up space, and improvements such as upgraded wiring or replacing rusted pipes will be easier as well.

Locate Shut-off Valves

Small, everyday issues with the utilities of your home are bound to crop up within the first few months of living there, and so confirming the location to emergency shut-off valves is another essential first step to moving in.

First, find the local shut off valves for smaller issues such as a leaking sink or overflowing toilet, which are usually positioned around where the pipes meet the wall. For homes that use natural gas as a heating source, there should also a gas shut-off valve near the stove and the dryer, and you should familiarize yourself with their locations as well.

Next, you should look for the main shut-off valves that control the flow of gas and water into your home from public sources, which are most often found in the basement or utility room. Knowing where the shut-off valves are can save you an enormous headache in the case of more substantial issues such as burst water pipes and major gas leaks.

You should also learn which switches control which rooms in the circuit breaker box as soon as possible.

Move-in ready homes in Wilmington, Delaware

A new house is a new start, and making the right preparations as you move in can help ensure it is a successful one. Of course, not every new home requires substantial improvements or fixes. Schedule a tour to see the beautiful new move-in ready homes available from Montchanin Builders. When you move in to one of our new houses for sale in Wilmington DE, you have the peace of mind of knowing that no fixes or repairs are needed. Are you a Wilmington Delaware first time home buyer? Ask about our industry-leading financing options!

Is Spring the Best Time of Year to Buy a Home?

There are lots of factors that determine when the best time to buy a house is. Interest rates are one example. It’s never a bad idea to take a look at the interest rates before you buy, but don’t let it completely determine your decision. Another factor to consider is the season. In general, buying a house earlier in the year is ideal, and spring certainly qualifies!

There are typically more properties available in the spring

If you enjoy the process of shopping around, you’ll love house hunting in the springtime. There are generally more homes available on the market during the early months of the year. One reason for this is that sellers prefer to show their houses after the snow has melted when the flowers start to bloom. It’s easier to get a sense of what the neighborhood is like when it isn’t covered in snow.

Summer is a great time to move

Many individuals find that spring is a convenient time to purchase a new home. This is because summer is right around the corner. By the time the sale moves forward and the parties close on the house, individuals can take advantage of the summer vacation to plan the big move. They can take on age-appropriate organizing and packing responsibilities.

Summer is a particularly advantageous time to move if the children will be changing to a new school district. It can be tough to switch schools in the middle of a school year. Kids often feel more awkward and have a harder time finding new friends when they must switch schools during the school year. But if you move during the summer, you will have some time to adjust to the new town. Kids won’t feel quite so awkward when starting at the new school in the fall.

Even for those without kids, summer can be a great time to move. It’s far removed from the stressful, hectic frenzy of the winter holiday season. Home buyers can furnish their new homes without being stressed out about credit card bills from the winter holidays. Plus, they’ll have plenty of time to get their new home ready to entertain friends and family during the winter holiday season.

Are you a first-time home buyer in Wilmington, Delaware?

You’re in luck! Montchanin Builders has a selection of exquisitely designed, move-in ready homes for sale in Wilmington, Delaware. Our architects and master craftsmen focus on quality, designing homes that are ideal for the needs of modern homeowners. But our properties are going fast, so get in touch with us today!  Schedule an appointment to tour our homes in Darley Green and The Overlook at Rockford Falls.

Take a walking tour of our communities, enjoy the wide-open spaces, lush greenery, and friendly neighbors. Be sure to ask us about special financing incentive —including up to $15,000 towards closing costs. Call (302) 655-2600 to learn more!

Additional resources for home buyers

  1. Money Under 30, How Do You Know When You’re Ready To Buy A Home? https://www.moneyunder30.com/how-do-you-know-youre-ready-to-buy-a-home
  2. Money Crashers, Should I Buy a House Now or Wait? – 6 Factors to Consider, https://www.moneycrashers.com/should-buy-house-now/
moving boxes

Best-Practice Tips for Packing Your Moving Boxes

Congratulations on finding your new home — but your work is not done! Make your moving process as stress-free, efficient and economical as possible with these five best practices for organizing your moving boxes. Remember, if you’re not careful with the packing, a lot of your possessions can become lost or damaged by the time they arrive at your new home. Consider these tips for making your move smooth and hassle-free!

1. Fill the Boxes

Leave as little empty space as possible in every box. Excess empty space allows items to shift, thus increasing chances of them breaking. Homeowners have a tendency to pack all the clothing and other fabrics into their own boxes. However, consider using your clothing and towels as space fillers for the boxes. This saves you the cost of bubble wrap or packing peanuts.

2. Label the Boxes

Your moving supplies should also include an ample supply of permanent markers. Label every box so you know what’s inside without having to open them. Instead of a generic label like “dishes” or “shoes,” list every item like this:

  1. Nick’s running shoes
  2. Anna’s flipflops
  3. Mom’s rainboots
  4. Dad’s dress shoes

If there’s too many items to list on the box, then keep inventory on a separate notebook or keep a digital record on your mobile device.

3. Heavy Items in Small Boxes

It’s natural to think heavy items go in large boxes and light items go in small ones. When it comes to moving, the opposite is true. Heavy items like books and photo frames should go in smaller boxes. Lighter items like fabrics go in the jumbo boxes. Why? Cardboard boxes don’t have a great weight capacity. It’s easy to put too many heavy items in larger boxes, causing them to give out from the bottom.

4. Improvise Your Moving Boxes

Not every moving box has to be a typical cardboard box. If you have travel luggage, use them as supplementary boxes. The same goes for similar items you may have, such as portable storage drawers and Rubbermaid bins. Many of these are actually sturdier than cardboard boxes; plus, you contribute to the environment by cutting down on cardboard use.

5. Don’t Overfill

The first tip was not to leave too much empty space. By the same token, you should also not overfill. As a general rule, a typical cardboard moving box should not exceed 30-pounds. If the box requires two people to carry, then it’s too full. If the items extend beyond the opening and you have to force the lid shut, then it’s also too full.

Have You Found a New Home Yet?

Now that you know the best way to pack, the next step is searching for your new dream home! Consider new homes for sale in Wilmington, Delaware at the master-planned communities of Montchanin Builders. Schedule a tour of our available properties today! If you’re a Wilmington Delaware first-time home buyer, make sure to ask about our industry-leading financing options!

Additional resources:

  1. Moving Waldo, How to Pack Your House Strategically, https://www.movingwaldo.ca/moving-tips/moving-boxes-how-to-pack-your-house-strategically/
  2. Uhaul, How to Effectively Pack Your Moving Boxes, https://www.uhaul.com/Articles/Tips/24/How-To-Effectively-Pack-Your-Moving-Boxes/
couple moving into new home

3 Ways to Save Money on Your Move

Purchasing a new home in northern Delaware is a major investment! New homeowners are often so focused on the price tag of the new house that they neglect to consider the cost of moving itself. The expenses can add up quickly, especially if you’re moving to Delaware from another state. Fortunately, it only takes a little extra planning to cut costs and save money on your move.

Lighten the load

The first step in preparing for any move is to reduce the amount of stuff you have to move. By reducing the amount of stuff you’ll have to move, you’ll save on movers’ fees. The good news is that it can be easier to let go of old furniture when you’re moving into a new house compared to moving into another apartment. When you buy a new construction home, you can look forward to decorating it in your own style. This will likely require buying new furniture. Decide which pieces of furniture you’re going to keep and what you’ll donate or discard.

Then, ask every family member to sort through their belongings and decide what they can donate or discard. If you have kids who have trouble letting go of old possessions, you could motivate them by setting up a garage sale. Tell them they can keep the profits from any of their own possessions they sell.

Get multiple quotes

It’s always a good idea to shop around before selecting a moving company. You have two main options: Hire actual movers or rent a moving container. If you rent a moving container, it will be delivered to your current residence. You’ll fill it at your leisure and then have it shipped to your new home. Bear in mind that the longer you take to fill the container, the higher the fee will be—so try to pack quickly.

Peak moving season is from May through August. If you’ll be moving during that time, you’ll need to book a moving company as far in advance as possible. If you can delay your move until after August, you can typically get lower rates.

Deduct your moving expenses

One less commonly known way to save money on your move is to deduct your moving expenses on your tax return. Bear in mind that not everyone is eligible, so you may want to consult an accountant. The deduction requirements are outlined in IRS Publication 521. Remember to save your receipts!

Save money on your new construction home

Budget-savvy home buyers know the importance of shopping around. After comparing their options, many of them decide to purchase properties in one of Montchanin Builders’ beautifully designed communities. Our new construction homes in New Castle County, Delaware are placed in friendly neighborhoods and are designed with the needs of modern families in mind. Get in touch with us today to find out about our special financing deals, including $15,000 toward your purchase price! Call today to schedule a viewing at Darley Green or The Overlook at Rockford Falls – 302-472-7212.

Additional resources for new homeowners

  1. Bankrate.com, 7 ways to save on moving costs, https://www.bankrate.com/personal-finance/smart-money/7-ways-to-save-on-moving-costs/#slide=1
  2. U.S. News & World Report, How to Save on Moving Costs, https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/articles/how-to-save-on-moving-costs
Mature Friends Enjoying Outdoor Summer Barbeque In Garden

4 Easy Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

One of the exciting aspects of buying a new home in northern Delaware is the beautiful scenery. Your new home is the perfect backdrop for hosting an outdoor get-together for friends and family. Whether you’re planning a formal gathering or a casual get-together, use the following suggestions to get started with the planning process.

Select a theme

It isn’t strictly necessary to choose a theme for a party, but it can be a helpful way to pull the event together and get everyone on the same page. If you do choose a theme, it’s best to send out invitations for the event that explains the theme and offers general recommendations for attire. Look beyond the time-tested Hawaiian-themed parties.

For example, you could throw a Prohibition-era party that borrows from elements of speakeasies. Encourage guests to choose clothing reminiscent of the 1920s. Hold the party in the evening under outdoor lighting. Play jazz or blues, serve cocktails, and play music in the background. You could even use invitations that look like speakeasy membership cards.

Host a potluck

If you’d rather plan an informal outdoor party, consider hosting a potluck. Potlucks are much beloved by hosts everywhere because having the guests do some of the work means the hosts can socialize freely during the party. To ensure that your buffet table isn’t overly burdened with desserts and appetizers, you could circulate a “To Bring” signup list via email.

Plan activities to keep the kids busy

Unless you’re planning an adults-only party, you’ll need a way to keep the kids busy and out of trouble. It’s best to select child-friendly activities that don’t require much adult assistance. Set up crafts stations that are simple enough that the kids don’t need directions, such as a bubble blowing station. If you’re expecting a few toddlers, purchase a set of ball-pit balls and dump them into a dry kiddie pool. And don’t forget to serve some child-friendly food!

Have a backup plan

Even the most carefully planned outdoor party can be derailed by an unfavorable weather forecast. It’s always a good idea to have a backup plan. If you’re inviting too many people to comfortably fit into your living room or dining room, you’ll need to temporarily add on to your living space. Purchase or rent an outdoor canopy to give your deck or porch a roof. Throw open the door so your guests can freely mingle in or out of the house.

Looking for new houses for sale in Wilmington, DE?

You’re in luck! Montchanin Builders still has new homes for sale in our beautifully designed communities of Darley Green and The Overlook at Rockford Falls! These home sites are perfect for folks who love to entertain. Both communities feature plenty of open spaces and lots of greenery. The Overlook at Rockford Falls offers views of Alapocas State Park and is near the Brandwine Creek —an ideal setting for backyard parties. If you’re looking for new homes in northern Delaware, schedule a viewing today!

Additional resources for outdoor living:

  1. Real Simple, 24 Tips for Easy Outdoor Entertaining, https://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/entertaining/seasonal-events/easy-outdoor-entertaining
  2. Better Homes & Gardens, Easy Outdoor Entertaining Tips and Ideas, https://www.bhg.com/party/birthday/themes/easy-outdoor-entertaining-tips/