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Is Your Townhouse Ready for Summer?

Is Your Townhouse Ready for Summer?

At Preston Wood & Associates of Houston, TX, we provide some of the most beautiful and affordable townhouse floor plans available. We offer a large selections of luxury townhouse floor plans that you purchase as few as one or as many as you need.

As summer quickly approaches, it's important to get your townhouse ready for a season of getting together with friends and family, days filled with activity and nights perfect for stargazing. 

If you live in a new townhouse there's probably not much you need to do prepare your home mechanically for the season. Checking the air conditioning and making sure it's running smoothly is about all you'll need to do. If you're home is older you'll probably have more items to check off your Honey Do List. Here are just a few of the things you'll need to do to make your Townhouse ready for summer.

Is Your Townhouse Ready for Summer?

Porches and Decks - If your townhouse has a porch or deck you'll want to make sure it's sturdy and ready for company. Check around the base and make sure the support beams are free from rot or decay. Remove any debris such as wet leaves or soil from around wooden supports. If you have a screen porch check screens for any holes where bugs and other small creepy-crawlies can find their way into your party. Patch and replace screens as necessary to make your outdoor living space as free from bugs as possible.

Roof Decks - At Preston Wood & Associates, we sell townhouse floor plans that often include a roof deck. These are great spaces for star gazing, hanging out with friends or just chilling in the evening. Roof Decks are also used to house A/C units so check around the unit, or have a professional check, for any signs of critters getting into the unit. Make sure any railings are secure.

Main Level - In most of our townhouse floor plans, the main level includes the garage and a bedroom suite. These suites include private bedroom and bathroom away from the rest of the home making them excellent for guest rooms, mother-in-law quarters or perfect for live in help. There should be no signs of water leakage if the townhouse is built to code, but if there is call in a professional to tend to any water damage as soon as possible. Fixing water damage and it's cause is a job for the professionals, this is not a DIY project for the weekend handy person. 

Exterior - As most townhomes are part of associations there's probably little you need to do with regard to the exterior of your home. That said, it's good to take stock of the condition of your home's exterior at least once a year. Be on the lookout for signs of erosion around the foundation of your home. If there is any, call it to the attention of your HOA as soon as possible. Likewise, look for peeling paint, siding that's come away from the structure, or damage from hail or nearby trees. Let your association know about any damage so it can be repaired before further damage is incurred.

Windows - Check to make sure windows are free from any cracks or breaks in them. If an older home it might be time to consider replacing older windows with new, more efficient models. Caulk any gaps and repair broken glass to maintain the integrity of the window, and to keep them looking good.

That's really all there is to getting your townhouse ready for summer, now all you have to do is set up the grill for all the BBQs you plan on hosting this summer.

Click here to see the townhouse floor plan pictured above.

Things to do in Houston this June

Things to do in Houston this June

Summer is here in Houston and that means it’s time for great food and even better music. Festival season is in full swing. If you’re looking for family friendly things to do in Houston, this is the list. Grab the kids, and even the pooch, for many of these great events in Houston.

Things to do in Houston this June

Bayou City Jazz Series 2019 – Eric Darius & Jeff Lorber

When: June 2nd, 2019

Where: Wortham Theater Center

501 Texas Avenue

Houston, TX

The Bayou City Jazz Series is excited to bring Eric Darius and Jeff Lorber. Saxophonist, composer, producer Eric Darius likes to play by his own rules. The scintillating sounds of his saxophone will surely mesmerize you. Considered by his peers one of the most exciting musicians on the contemporary jazz scene, Darius packs a punch on stage. Known for his smooth style, weaving together elements of funk, R&B, rock and electric jazz, keyboardist Jeff Lorber helped pioneer the post fusion sound of contemporary jazz. Born in Philadelphia, Lorber is electric. Don't miss this epic night of smooth jazz ...

Wine & Food Week 2019

When: June 3rd, 2019

Where: Woodlands Wateway Marriot

1601 Lake Robbins Drive

The Woodlands, TX

If you love wine and food this is the place to be! Food & Wine Week is in its 15thyear of celebrating all things wine, food and culinary. Multiple events will thrill the wine connoisseur as well as introduce the beginner wine enthusiast to some delicious choices. Must be 21 to attend.

Sonic Playground

When: Now through October 1st, 2019

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

Sonic Playground: Yuri Suzuki aims to surprise and delight visitors to Discovery Green’s temporary playground on the Sarofim Picnic Lawn. Consisting of several objects that twist, modify, and transmit sound in unusual and playful ways, Sonic Playground allows for serendipitous audible experiences with other visitors to create a sense of community and play.

Sonic Playground was created by Yuri Suzuki (Japanese, born 1980), a sound artist, designer, and electronic musician whose work blurs the borders between design, technology, and sound. He established Yuri Suzuki Design Studio, based in London, in 2013. Sonic Playground: Yuri Suzuki is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

Thursday Concerts Presented by University of Houston – Downtown

When: June 6th, 2019

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

Featuring Marshall Crenshaw (Smart Pop & Roots Rock)

These free, family-friendly concerts showcase the best music of the Gulf Coast. Performers, times, dates, and other schedule changes may occur. Blankets, pets (on leashes), and picnics are welcome and encouraged. Lawn chairs are allowed on the north side of the hill. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase at The Lake House; glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the park. 

The FOMO Factory

When: June 7th, 2019

Where: The Houston Galleria

5085 Westheimer Road

Houston, TX

Leave adulthood behind and return to childhood in this limited-time, immersive art pop up. Journey through 17 rooms capturing iconic moments from the playground to the school dance. Along the way you'll discover tastes, sounds, and even smells that bring you back to the best days of your life.

More than just a series of photo backdrops, The FOMO Factory is designed to truly transport you to another time, to introduce you to your inner child, and to allow people to engage in the healing process of play.

Texas Tacos, Tequila, and Music Festival

When: June 8th, 2019

Where: Preservation Park

130 Spring School Road

Spring, TX

Two stages of non-stop jams • 30 of the best taco vendors in Texas • Frozen, rocks, and hand crafted margaritas • Tequila shots and tastings • Boutique and artisan vendors • Lucha Libre live wrestling • Mariachis and street entertainers • Micheladas and Pineapple Margaritas • VIP with private shaded areas and TONS of perks • Photo areas and live art • A free kids zone with inflatables and games • Best taco contest

Party in the Park Concert & Indie Artist Showcase

When: June 8th, 2019

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX 

Summer Celebration is the largest African American consumer tradeshow and festival in the south. The annual event attracts 20,000 attendees from Texas and surrounding areas as well as over 200 vendors and scores of corporate sponsors. The 4-day experience includes a lineup of top celebrity entertainers, influential speakers, business development seminars, health and wellness exhibits, hair shows, women’s forums, concert performances and more.

For 16 years, this landmark event has been produced by Texas Black Expo, Inc. – a non-profit organization that aims to stimulate growth and development within urban communities by strengthening businesses, inspiring youth, and building better lives.

Juneteenth Celebration at Emancipation Park

When: June 15th, 2019

Where: Emancipation Park

3018 Emancipation Avenue

Houston, TX

Join us in celebrating Juneteenth on June 15th from 10a-5p at Emancipation Park. Our theme this year is 'Celebrating Our Legacy, Bridging Future Generations"

Enjoy fun activities for the whole family including kids zone, stage performance, fun park tours, food, games and much more!

Blacksmithing Sample Class

When: June 15th, 2019

Where: George Ranch Historical Park

10215 FM 762 Road

Richmond, TX 

Looking to get your feet wet with some basic blacksmithing skills? This introductory class is geared toward beginners and is a shorter take on our 7-hour class. We will cover fire-building and maintenance, shop safety, tools, equipment and hammer control. Students will get hands-on experience while working on a small project they will be able to take home.

Participants must wear cotton or wool clothing (no synthetic materials) and closed-toe shoes. Students also must bring their own eye and ear protection. Costs of materials are included in the cost of class.

An Evening with John Cusack & Screening of Say Anything

When: June 16th, 2019

Where: Jones Hall

615 Louisiana Street

Houston, TX 

The 1989 comedy/drama “Say Anything” brought popular culture the love story of Lloyd Dobler (actor John Cusack) and Diane Court (actress Ione Skye). An eternal optimist seeks the heart of a “brain trapped in the body of a game show hostess.” Ranked by Entertainment Weekly as one of the greatest modern movie romances (and #11 on the list of 50 best high-school movies), “Say Anything” made a star out of John Cusack who went on to success in multiple films including “High Fidelity,” “Grosse Point Blank,” and “Being John Malkovich,” among others.

Now, join John Cusack for a screening of “Say Anything” followed by a LIVE conversation regarding his career and the making of “Say Anything.” Roger Ebert called the movie “one of the best films of the year” when it was released. Fans will now get the opportunity to experience a moderated discussion, with John answering audience questions as well.

Rainbow on the Green

When: June 21, 2019

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

Land Rover Houston Central's 10th Annual Rainbow on the Green® presented by Legacy Community Health - Montrose returns Friday, June 21 for this FREE annual city-wide LGBT celebration at Discovery Green with electrifying entertainment by Chad Michaels and OneUp, along with some of Houston’s best drag performers.

Chad Michaels rose to the top of RuPaul's Drag Race in 2012, and was the first person to be inducted into the "Drag Queen Hall of Fame" after dedicating 20 years to the exciting art of celebrity impersonation. His famous tribute to Cher has earned him international acclaim.

OneUp is made up of Adam Bastien and Jerome Bell. After showing off their vocals during an audition on The Voice, they competed for Kelly Clarkson's team.

Love, celebrate and dance at Discovery Green! Music by DJ Joe Ross. Derrick Shore, co-host of Houston Life at KPRC will emcee. Be sure to arrive early, you don't want to miss any of the opening acts!

Pride Houston

When: June 22nd, 2019

Where: Downtown Houston

901 Bagby Street

Houston, TX 

For more than 40 years, Pride Houston has been a central part of the local LGBT community in Houston. 

Our core mission is to strengthen equality and increase awareness around issues important to our community such as health, safety and marriage equality. Pride Houston celebrates the individuality and diversity of every person as we all strive for acceptance from parents, friends and society-at-large.

From annual charity events to aiding LGBTQIA support and counseling networks, its activities continue to promote social awareness and enrich the diversity that helps the Houston community thrive.