Lori Gordon was presented a Sales Award by Fine Line Homes founder and company president, George Parmer. Lori completed her 9th year in 2012 as a Housing Consultant in the Hazleton office. Congratulations and thanks Lori to you and the entire team of dedicated employees that provide excellent customer service.
More and more people are recognizing the advantages of flat screen TVs that are wall mounted. They have a lot to offer your home in terms of aesthetic appeal, extra space in your viewing room, and most importantly comfort. Watching TV can put undue pressure on your neck and back, but when it is mounted on the wall at the correct height and good angle, it is wonderful.
A very popular place to put a wall mounted TV is above a fireplace. It really allows for good use of the space above the mantle and one can bask in the glow of the fireplace and watch TV at the same time!
I made this change in my household last Christmas and it allowed me to add an extra overstuffed chair to the room. I never had enough space for all of the family to sit around and watch a football game before. Now we enjoy the TV and all the company as well!
Spring is upon us and the weather is improving every day. I know I’m really looking forward to being able to spend more time outside entertaining either on the deck or around the fire pit with friends.
This is another area for you to consider while planning your new home. Fine Line Homes offer many different options: Concrete Patio, Covered Concrete Patio, Pressure Treated or Composite Deck, Covered Pressure Treated or Composite Deck, Screened Patio or Deck.
Depending on your lifestyle and needs one of these options or a combination thereof would be a great addition to your new home.
Stop in and speak with your one of our Housing Consultants for further details.
Remember the commercial a few years ago that suggested performing car maintenance now would save on costly repairs later. Well a house is much like a car in that regard.
It looks like spring has finally arrived. This would be a good time to take a minute and walk around the exterior of your home and check for any damage during the winter such as missing shingles or siding.
The exterior is more susceptible to damage during the freezing weather months when these items are cold and brittle. If not repaired in a timely manner, this could cause interior damage from water leaking into the home and end up costing more in the end.
On March 22, Lloyd Troutman retired from Fine Line Homes after nearly 37 years of service. Lloyd was a Crew Leader on the electric crew for many years and more recently worked as a Trimmer for the Lewisburg office. Lloyd exemplifies one of Fine Line’s most cherished assets, that being long time dedicated and loyal employees.
We thank Lloyd for his excellent service and commitment to quality work and wish him the best as he begins retirement.
Dan Johnson had outstanding performance in Sales and Customer service for the month of April 2013. CONGRATULATIONS DAN!
By: Joseph D’Agnese
Low-VOC paints are kind to your health, and they won’t break the bank, either. Learn more about these eco-friendly ways to brighten a room.
VOCs health hazards
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are solids and liquids that convert easily to gas or vapor at room temperature. VOCs are contained in many paint products and have been linked to a variety of health problems–watery eyes, headaches, asthma, respiratory diseases and cancer.
Common paint VOCs
Common VOCs in paint include ethylene glycol (the same chemical compound found in antifreeze), formaldehyde, benzene, and a variety of other flammable or toxic chemicals. The paint’s materials safety data sheet (MSDS) lists the hazardous materials the product contains. Laminated MSDS sheets are usually displayed in paint stores, or you can download them from a paint manufacturer’s website.
Current EPA regulations limit VOCs to 250 grams/liter in latex paint, and 380 grams/liter in oil-based paint. Low-VOC paints, now available from most major manufacturers, clock in at less than 50 grams/liter in flat paints, and 150 grams/liter in gloss paints. Some go even lower, hitting 25- or even 10-gram/liter benchmarks.
A paint that has 5 grams or less/liter can claim “zero-VOC” status.
Joseph D’Agnese is a journalist and book author who has written numerous articles on home improvement. He lives in North Carolina.
Maiden Creek, is a jewel of a neighborhood in suburban Harrisburg located in Lower Paxton Township. The “boutique” size development allows homeowners to feel at home, without getting lost in a mass of homes & a maze of streets.
Maiden Creek is located in the Central Dauphin School District and is near the many amenities and services that make Lower Paxton Township a convenient place to live.
The layout of the neighborhood provides the benefit of seclusion & privacy without through traffic. There is still a variety of available home sites and with the stabilizing economy and low interest rates, now is a great time to build.
The neighborhood is located on Lyters Lane, just east of its intersection with 67th Street. Just look for the attractively landscaped Maiden Creek entrance signage and tree lined boulevard. We hope you will visit when you are in the area.