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How to control the germs in your house when someone is sick

Categories: Home Owner Tips, New Homes in Raleigh | Posted: October 25, 2019

 

As the temperatures cool and we get closer to the holiday season, many people are already getting their flu shots for the impending flu season this year. For many, the flu can become very scary and all families very well know that if someone in your home gets sick it can easily get passed around and spread like wildfire in your house. Although it may seem inevitable that if one person gets sick more people are doomed to follow, it doesn’t have to be that way. Mattamy Homes, a premier homebuilder for new homes in Raleigh, shares how you can control the germs in your house when someone gets sick to keep them from spreading.

One of the first things you will want to have handy in your house before anyone even gets sick, is a disinfectant spray. You can purchase these at the store or even make your own homemade disinfectant spray with a number of 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 times  day for the places any sick people have visited in your home. Bathroom handles, sink handles, the lever on the toilet, and any other surface or handle the sick one in your house may have touched.

Toothbrushes and hairbrushes are another common germ spreading ground you will want to watch. Keep anyone in your family who is sick toothbrush far from the toothbrushes of other family members. A week or so after the illness has passed, be sure to throw that toothbrush away and get a new one or better yet, use throw away toothbrushes up to two weeks after the illness has passed. You can also boil the toothbrush to kill germs as another alternative.

Towels and clothes are another common place that people sometimes overlook as a way of spreading germs around the home. Clean your towels in hot water once a week or more to keep them germ free. Also be sure that anyone infected with an illness has their own hand, face and body towels to use that are not the same as the ones the rest of the family is using. Even better, just stick to paper towel when it comes to hand towels during this period of time.

Toy bins are something that are a breeding ground for germs outside of the home in public places, but also inside of your home if you have little ones sharing common toys. While you can’t tell your little ones their toys are off limits, try to keep the sharing of toys apart for this period of time and if you can’t keep them apart be sure to disinfect them after use.

You can run toys through the dishwasher as well for another way to disinfect them, just be sure to check that they are dishwasher safe first.

And the age-old saying of washing your hands in warm soapy water still applies and is something your family should be sure to do more frequently when there is a sick one in the house. Be sure to especially have clean hands before touching your nose and eyes, as that is the most common place germs tend to enter your body.

 

 

 

Mattamy Homes is a new home builder in Raleigh and Fayetteville, North Carolina. For additional information about Royal Oaks building your Raleigh new home, please call (888) 677-1502.

What Colors Work Best For Your New Home?

Categories: New Homes in Raleigh | Posted: October 18, 2019

Have you ever stopped to think, what draws people to certain things?  Why do they pick a certain outfit, picture, or home for that matter?  Does color play a role in any of these decisions?   If you look at the psychology behind color, it will help you understand the reason behind some of the choices that you make. The same thoughts and practices come into play when it comes to a homes color palette. Certain colors fit certain rooms better, while others are best to avoid in your new home in Raleigh. Mattamy Homes, formerly Royal Oaks Homes, takes a deeper dive into how color can affect your new home design and choices.

If you looked online at some of the Mattamy Homes available, did you feel drawn to any one model? Consider the color of the clothes that you are wearing, or the color of car that you are driving.  Do you see any similarities?  There is a lot of validity to the psychological effects created by the colors used in a room.  Some personality descriptions are based on color preferences.  It might be fun to consider some of the colors below and if it’s your color of choice, what it might say about you.

Red:  You are outspoken, intense and want to be part of the action.  In a crowd you are dynamic and noticeable.  This color is a good choice for a dining room or kitchen since it can stimulate the appetite.  Not a good choice for a bedroom (especially a child’s room) since it is a color that stimulates.

Yellow:  You are intellectual and drawn toward the new and modern.  High spirited, cheerful, and idealistic best describes your personality.  You live by high standards and give sound advice.  This is another good color for a kitchen, dining room, or living room.  If you are selling a house, it is the color that is said to sell the best.

Blue:  If are drawn to blue, you are cautious, conservative and sensitive to the needs of others.  You are loyal and trustworthy friend.  Blue is the color you want to choose for bedrooms.  It is a soothing, relaxing color that promotes rest.

Brown:  If you like brown, you are likely to be seen as stable and unchanging.  You are warm, comfortable, and accepting.  This is a great color for floors, tile or things that can’t be changed easily.

Black:  This color means you are sophisticated, mysterious, and dramatic.  By adding a little black to a room you can add interest.  It doesn’t hurt to have this color somewhere in a room.

White:  If you like white, you expect to be happy most of the time.  Your personality is light, good, and pure.  Here is a color that can be great for cabinets or trim, but if you use too much, it can become lifeless.  If your home is all white and you don’t add color in the room it will always feel cold or that something is missing.  People do not feel warm and comfortable in an all white room.

 

Hopefully this helps as you make the best color choices to suit your personality and will fit your new Mattamy Home well.  It might shed light on why you are drawn to something and not another.  When we surround ourselves with colors that we enjoy, we are more likely to feel comfortable in that space.

 

 

Mattamy Homes is a new home builder in Raleigh and Fayetteville, North Carolina. For additional information about Mattamy Homes building your Raleigh new home, please call (888) 677-1502.

 

 

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