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Some spring cleaning tips to keep your Belclaire home in tip-top shape

Categories: Available Homes, Belclaire Communities, Castle Hills, Emerald Heights, General Posts, McKinney Homes, Prosper Homes, Windsong Ranch | Posted: March 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Some spring cleaning tips to keep your Belclaire home in tip-top shape

 

The home is where we spend more time than anywhere else, especially when it’s a Belclaire home built just for you and your family. So, why not do some seasonal cleaning to keep it in tip-top shape for the coming warmer months? Real Simple has some tips and tricks that will help you tackle your cleaning to-do list as quickly and efficiently as possible. We summarized them but you can read the full article here.

  • Break cleaning down into 10-minute chunks
    Sometimes spring cleaning is like a marathon, but it doesn’t have to be. Break it down into short, highly productive chunks. A few things you can clean in the next 10 minutes:Dust: brush a dust wand over all open surfaces

    Clean doors and switch plates: remove fingerprints, smudges and germs from light switch plates with a damp microfiber cloth.

    Dust ceiling fans: place a pillowcase over the fan blade and pull it toward you to collect the dust, then use a cloth dipped in warm, soapy water to clean each blade.

    Baseboards: use a microfiber mop to clear dust and debris from your baseboards

  • Adapt to your cleaning personality
    Some people are stress cleaners while others are procrastinators. Identifying your cleaning personality is the first step to coming up with a plan that works for you. For example, if you’re an angry cleaner, let your emotion motivate you to tackle tough cleaning tasks like scrubbing grout.
  • Mix up your own all-natural cleanser
    Whether you’re trying to use less chemicals or you just want some backup for when you run out of your usual cleanser, it’s good to know how to make your own cleaning solution using ingredients you probably already have. This recipe can be used on quartz, granite and marble counters, plus appliances and sinks:
    ¾ cup water
    ¾ cup rubbing alcohol
    5-10 drops peppermint, lemon or orange essential oil
    1 squirt natural dish soap
    Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray onto surfaces and wipe clean with a cloth. Voila!
  • De-stink your gym clothes
    For many people, warmer weather doesn’t just signal us to spring clean, but also to recommit to working out. To deodorize your gym clothes, try soaking them in one part white vinegar to four parts cold water. If that doesn’t work, try switching to cotton blend workout clothes.
  • Make your trash smell better
    Help your kitchen trash smell a little more pleasant by placing a couple dryer sheets on the bottom of the can – used ones work great!
  • Use baking soda to refresh stained coffee mugs
    Even the Statue of Liberty was cleaned with baking soda on its centennial. To clean off stained coffee mugs, fill the mug with one part baking soda and two parts water. Let them soak overnight and rub clean with a sponge.
  • Clear gunk off your oven door
    If the inside of your oven door is caked with splatters and baked-on food, try wetting a pumice stone, scrubbing and wiping clean with a wet microfiber cloth.
  • Make shower cleaning second nature
    One tip is to keep a squeegee in your shower so it’s easy to remember to wipe down the walls, but some people like to keep a dish wand filled with dish soap and vinegar in the shower so you can scrub while you’re in it!

Your home is a place that reflects you. Learn more about building a Belclaire home to suit your family in Windsong Ranch in Prosper, Emerald Heights in McKinney and Castle Hills in Lewisville. At the moment, our model homes in these communities can be viewed by appointment only, however, you can see some of our available homes here.

 

Live in an award-winning community with Belclaire Homes at Windsong Ranch

Categories: Awards, Belclaire Communities, General Posts, Prosper Homes, Recognitions, Windsong Ranch | Posted: February 12, 2020 | Comments Off on Live in an award-winning community with Belclaire Homes at Windsong Ranch

Prosper’s Windsong Ranch received great recognition at the 2020 Nationals Awards presented by the National Association of Home Builders. The community received Silver Award honors for Master Planned Community of the Year, Lifestyle Program of the Year and Best Community Signage. 2020 is the second consecutive year that the Windsong Ranch has won a silver award for Master Planned Community of the Year and the community continues to set a high bar for master-planned communities across the country.

Belclaire Homes builds in luxury communities like Windsong Ranch, where residents enjoy premium amenities like the new tropical oasis, THE LAGOON, and The Commons, a community center featuring tennis courts, a fitness center, Windsong Ranch Café and more. Here Belclaire builds semi-custom homes within The Peninsula, the community’s private enclave of estate-like home sites. Floor plans range between 3,041 and 5,600 square feet, are built on 90-foot lots and begin in the $700s. Plan your visit to The Peninsula at Windsong Ranch and read more about the community with the legendary lifestyle here!

 

Belclaire Homes in Windsong Ranch are designed to enhance your lifestyle

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Outstanding Amenities, Outstanding Schools, Prosper Homes, Windsong Ranch | Posted: October 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Belclaire Homes in Windsong Ranch are designed to enhance your lifestyle

Master-planned community of the year, Windsong Ranch, is purposefully designed to provide a luxurious atmosphere and an extraordinary lifestyle. At 2,000 acres, Windsong Ranch is one of North Texas’ largest communities, located in Prosper. Residents here are at home among parks, trails, lakes and state-of-the-art facilities. The long list of premium amenities is at the core of the Windsong lifestyle and Belclaire Homes is perfectly aligned with that theme.

When you live at Windsong Ranch, you are at home in an environment that others only experience during vacation. The Commons is the community’s amenity center, hosting the community café, resort-style pools, a fitness center, tennis courts, a two-acre lake and dock, and an event lawn for neighborhood get-togethers. Windsong’s new centerpiece, THE LAGOON, is like paradise with its white sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters – Imagine your ideal seaside retreat in your own backyard! The five-acre tropical oasis provides a variety of activities like swimming, kayaking, paddle-boarding and windsurfing. Windsong Ranch is located just close enough to DFW’s top shopping and entertainment districts without giving up its small-town charm. To boot, students attend nationally-acclaimed schools in Prosper ISD.

Here Belclaire builds semi-custom homes within The Peninsula, the community’s private enclave of estate-like home sites. Floor plans range between 3,041 and 5,600 square feet, are built on 90-foot lots and begin in the $700s. Plan your visit to The Peninsula at Windsong Ranch and read more about the community with the legendary lifestyle here!

Enjoy The Lagoon with Belclaire Homes at Windsong Ranch

Categories: Crystal Lagoon, Outstanding Amenities, Prosper Homes, Windsong Ranch | Posted: July 2, 2019 | Comments Off on Enjoy The Lagoon with Belclaire Homes at Windsong Ranch

Owning a Belclaire home at Windsong Ranch comes with a long list of impressive amenities: a community café, fitness center, tennis courts, an outdoor living area with an over-sized fireplace, a two-acre lake and an event lawn. With the opening of The Lagoon, that list just got longer! With the help of Crystal Lagoons technology, the community will have year-round access to The Lagoon, a five-star, five-acre, tropical oasis.

With sandy beaches and crystal-clear fresh water, the neighborhood pool isn’t just for swimming anymore. The Lagoon is so much more than a pool, offering activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing or simply sunbathing on the beach. Plus, the state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly lagoon uses 100 times less chemicals than a traditional swimming pool and consumes only 2% of the energy of a traditional pool filtration system. With its incredible versatility and sustainability, residents will be able to enjoy their own little piece of paradise in their backyards.

Belclaire builds on 86-foot lots at Windsong Ranch. Semi-custom homes here are surrounded by natural beauty and green space, as well as an extensive trail system. Floor plans range from 3,014 to 5,600 square feet and start the $700s. Schedule a time to visit this weekend to check out The Lagoon and all that Belclaire has to offer families in this community!

 

Expand Mind, Body and Soul with Belclaire at Windsong Ranch

Categories: Prosper Homes, Windsong Ranch | Posted: April 27, 2019 | Comments Off on Expand Mind, Body and Soul with Belclaire at Windsong Ranch

Bliss Fest, hosted by Windsong Ranch, has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 27, noon to 4 p.m. at 1001 Windsong Parkway South in Prosper. The event offers fitness and meditation demonstrations, works from local artists, motivational speakers, live music, culinary classes, and even goat yoga. Take a crack at paddleboard yoga and, for those 21 and older, enjoy organic cocktails. Read more about the event and local artists here. And sign up for goat yoga ($25) here.

Belclaire Homes at Windsong Ranch offers families a long list of amenities such as a community café, resort-style pools, a fitness center, tennis courts, a two-acre lake and dock, and an event lawn, which is the perfect setting for community events. Semi-custom homes here are built on sprawling 90-foot homesites and offer a number of flexible floor plans. Read more about the community here.

For more information on Windsong Ranch, click here.