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How to Beat This Mississippi Heat!!

Categories: Lifestyle Homes, Uncategorized | Posted: July 18, 2016

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I think we all know what this is like right about now!  With the temperatures rising this week we wanted to let everyone know our favorite ways to stay cool!

 

1. First and foremost, we LOVE staying in one of our energy efficient homes!  Not only do they save you money on utilities, but they keep you nice and cool when it is just to hot to be outside.

 

2. Drink more water

We all know hydration is important all year, but in this heat it is crucial that you drink enough water.  The CDC gives us a great example of why this is important.

When your body temperature gets hotter than normal — 98.6 degrees — your brain sends out a distress signal that causes you to sweat, which cools you down. Think of it this way — your body, like an air conditioner, has an internal thermostat that helps control its temperature. Whenever your body heats up from physical activity or the hot weather outside, your internal air conditioner turns on and you begin to sweat. And remember, now that your air conditioner is using its coolant (your sweat), it is important to refill the tank — by drinking lots of H2O.

3. Try to keep excessive sweating minimized

A few tricks are to put on antiperspirant at night and wearing breathable clothes.  Wearing cotton or sweat wicking materials in the summer will pull sweat away from your skin and let in more air.  It is also helpful to wear light colors and loose fitting clothing.

Did you know that there are more sweat glands per inch in our feet than anywhere else on our bodies?   With 250,000 sweat glands wearing shoes that accommodate the heat is important too.

4. Avoid cooking

Yes you read that right.  Cooking can heat up the house and yourself standing over a hot oven or grill.  Eating cold foods in the summer really can help to keep you cool.  Raw foods such as salads, fruits, and vegetables are great options.  Not only are they super healthy, but they are easier for your body to process.  When your body has to digest a hamburger for example it takes a lot more energy and heats up your body.

If you do want to cook. Try cooking several meals at once so that you do not have to do it later in the week.

5. Switch up your exercise routine

Try to get your workout in early in the morning or late in the evening so it’s not in the hottest part of the day.  Swimming is also a great alternative.  Not only does it keep you cool, but you get a tan in the process.

We would love to hear your favorite ways of keeping cool this summer!

Energy Efficient Lifestyle Homes

Categories: Energy Efficient, Lifestyle Homes, Uncategorized | Posted: May 28, 2015

Here at Lifestyle Homes we pride ourselves on building energy efficient homes to keep your cost down! Check out our website to see some of the things we do to make your home energy efficient.

If you are looking for more ways to save energy this summer we have put together a list of our favorite ways.

  • Do not leave doors open.
  • Turn off all of your lights and unplug electronics when they are not being used.  If you get a power strip you can turn off several items at one time!
  • Program your programable thermostat.
  • Close the blinds and shades.  Not only does it keep the sun from heating the house, but keeps you from needing sunglasses inside.
  • Change your light bulbs to energy efficient bulbs.  You will save money and not have to replace them as often.
  • Change your air filters often.  A dirty filter will make your system work harder increasing cost.  Your allergies might even get better with a new filter.
  • Turn your air conditioner up or off when you leave the house for the day.
  • Decide what you want to eat Before you open the refrigerator.  We let out so much cold air when we stand there with the door open deciding what to eat.  Also, let food cool before putting it in the fridge.
  • Use different methods of cooking.  An outside grill or the microwave are great options for the warm months because they do not heat the house.
  • Hang dry your laundry.  Using the drying uses more energy and heats the house.  You can’t beat free energy and non-shrunken clothes!
  • Take a cooler and shorter shower.
  • Have your air conditioner serviced and cleaned to maintain proper functioning and keep your system working for years.
  • Enjoy the weather!  The more time you spend outside the less energy you will use inside.
  • Make sure your air vents are not blocked by drapes or furniture.
  • Use ceiling fans when in a room. Just the air movement can help you feel cooler. They don’t cool the room though, just you, so be sure to turn them off when you leave.
  • Use the dishwasher (only when it is full).  Did you know the dishwasher uses less water than washing dishes by hand.

We hope you find our tips helpful!

 

New Construction in Villages of Brambles in Southaven, MS!

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: June 11, 2014

We have completely redesigned the Villages of Brambles in Southaven, MS to offer only our 2 most popular floor plans!  We are excited to announce that our active adult community for 55+ will now be even greater.  With a starting price of only $129,900 and the convenience you simply can not beat it.

Models open daily from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Construction has begun on a new building come check us out! 

VOB 1518-2

Villages of Brambles plan 1518-2 is 2 bedrooms 2 baths with the option of adding the 3rd bedroom upstairs.

Villages of Brambles plan 1106-1 is 2 bedrooms 2 baths.

Villages of Brambles plan 1106-1 is 2 bedrooms 2 baths.


Convenience…

Located off Getwell Road  just south of Church Road in the Brambles subdivision

  • only 5 minutes from I-55
  • Baptist Desoto Hospital and Doctors’ offices are 10 minutes away
  • many churches are in the area
  • shopping is just minutes away
  • Grocery store is only 5 minutes away
  • Walgreens and CVS are both just a minutes away
  • only minutes to Casinos, downtown Memphis, or hunting and fishing

Standard Features

  • security system
  • 9 ft minimum ceilings downstairs, some vaulted ceilings
  • appliances (stove, dishwasher, disposal, and microwave vent-a-hood)
  • salon bath in master with whirlpool tub and walk-in shower
  • fireplace with gas logs
  • cabinets – like club house cabinets (select colors)
  • choice of flooring (from builders selections)
  • paint (same as club house)
  • brick exterior with vinyl siding
  • rear loading double garage
  • gas water heater
  • club house with 2 exercise rooms, complete kitchen, and banquet room
  • covered breezeways
  • privacy fenced patio areas
  • pull-down attic
  • ceiling fans in the den and the master bedroom
  • termite contract included in the HOA dues
  • Homes Owner Association with protective covenants
  • professionally maintained lawns included in HOA dues

Southaven offers the Forever Young program with many different activities for senior adults.  Please visit the Forever Young website for more information about the program.

 

Some of our agents enjoyed visiting the Forever Young luncheon in April!

Some of our agents enjoyed visiting the Forever Young luncheon in April!

 

Please visit our contact us page to receive more information on Villages of Brambles or any of our other developments.