Sep 5, 2018

Opening and Closing Your Second Home


Categories: Asheville Design Studio

Opening and Closing Your Second Home

enjoying the beautiful view from the deck


Summers by the lake or in the mountains are filled with moments that you and your family will remember forever. Enjoying a picnic on the beach at Lake Lanier, exploring the vibrant town of Asheville and its nearby mountains, and relishing the simple things while fishing on Lake Norman are what life is all about. 

In a spacious and cozy Brown Haven vacation home, your days are wide open to be filled with the activities that you love the most. Although it’s difficult to say goodbye to the summer season, closing your home the right way will make your return in the winter or next summer that much sweeter. Check out our checklist for closing your summer home and opening it next season: 

Closing Your Home
It’s not “goodbye,” it’s “see you later!”

Thoroughly clean appliances (dishwasher, toaster oven, etc.) and then unplug them
Wash towels and linens, fold, and keep them stored
Throw away all of the perishable items in your refrigerator and pantry
Replace the batteries in fire alarms, thermostats, security systems, etc. and turn on the alarm
Cover the drains in your sinks and baths with a stopper
Pause utility services while you are away
Remove porch furniture and store in your garage or home
Arrange for a trusted neighbor to check in on your home periodically

Opening Your Home 
Welcome back! There’s no place like home.

Turn utilities and appliances back on
Set up outdoor furniture
Clean the bathrooms and run linens and towels through the wash
Stock your fridge and pantry (who doesn’t love this step?)
Change/clean the filter in your A/C unit
Have a blast!

Whether you love chasing thrills with water sports, going hiking and taking in spectacular views, or simply enjoying the peace and serenity of a lake, Lake Lanier, Asheville, and Lake Norman provide a seasonal vacation unlike any other. 

Escape to these destinations to experience the best of the best that life has to offer — beauty, comfort, and fun with your family and friends. A Brown Haven home is the place you’ll miss the most when you’re away, and the place you’ll always love to return to.

For more information on our Brown Haven homes, please give us a call at 706-970-2456. We can’t wait to help you find your dream vacation home! 


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