3 Important Features for a Bathroom Makeover

bathroom makeover

The average person spends almost 90 days in a bathroom over their lifetime. It’s no wonder bathroom styles and trends are a big deal for many homeowners looking to remodel. Because a bathroom is such a small, defined space, the little details go a long way. If you’re dreaming of renovating your bathroom, know your options. You can maximize space and incorporate fashionable, affordable conveniences just by considering these three features when planning your bathroom makeover:


From tile pattern to sink styles, each choice can drastically change the look and feel of your bathroom. The way you use space and accessorize your bathroom can make it feel small and confined, versus large and open. Simply replacing a shower curtain with a glass shower wall can open up your bathroom and make it feel more spacious. Elongated fixtures like floor-to-ceiling cabinets may make it seem taller. Subtle shapes are hidden in each bathroom fixture. You could choose rounded faucets for an elegant style or square shower heads and drains for a modern look. Low lighting creates a calming, warm ambience, while bright, white lighting could make your bathroom feel clean and crisp.


Functionality often goes hand in hand with design. Think about strategic storage, like cabinetry and shelving for towels and toiletries. What materials would require little maintenance? For example, you could purchase a glass shower door treated with water repellent that prevents soap scum or hard water deposit from sticking to the glass. That way, you don’t have to clean it as much.

Energy efficiency & technology

Technology may seem out of place in the bathroom, but some convenient features could save you money. If you choose the right appliances and fixtures, you can make your bathroom more energy efficient. Install LED lights, a high efficiency toilet, or a low-flow, water-saving showerhead. Some homeowners install a small fireplace, sound system, or water resistant television for their convenience and luxury.

Iverson Homes can fulfill all your bathroom remodeling needs. We are home building professionals with experience in budget management, design, and remodeling. View recent remodeling projects to see how we can add value and quality to your home. Contact us today to learn more.

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Custom Home Builder vs. National Home Builder

custom home builder vs national home builder

Building your own home can be a complicated and time-consuming project. The professionals you hire will be instrumental in the flow of the construction, as well as intricately involved in the design of the space that you will enjoy for years to come. Who should you trust to handle the details of your project and design a home that fits your lifestyle? We’ve outlined the main differences between a national home builder and a custom home builder:

The similarities and differences

A custom home builder constructs small-volume, single family homes with custom designs and details. A national home builder works on anything from residential homes to townhome developments and rental properties. A national home builder provides limited options of floor plans, exterior designs, and interior finishes. A custom home builder focuses on the high-end finishes, while a national home builder’s goal is to drive profits and produce homes efficiently for their bottom line. A national home builder is often referred to as a volume dealer or production home builder, and is most often associated with cookie-cutter homes and tract housing.

National Home Builders

National home builders build production homes on land they have purchased for a development. When you hire a national home builder, you’ll likely communicate with a realtor and project manager. The architect does not personally interact with you, as they are working with a specific set of pre-determined construction plans given by the building firm.
What does a national home builder do? A national home builder offers buyers a floor plan menu to choose from. Then, they present the buyer with a limited list of design choices or material selections, but the buyer has little negotiation power. A national home builder oversees the day-to-day operations by managing vendors and subcontractors and obtaining the necessary material and equipment, often in bulk as they construct multiple homes in one area.
Benefits of a national home builder. Having fewer options means that you don’t have to make as many decisions when choosing floor plans, light fixtures, and siding, but you’ll likely interface with multiple people who aren’t even on the construction site on a day-to-day basis—an impersonal alternative to a custom home builder.

Custom Home Builders

Custom home builders oversee the project from plan development to completion, working with the client and design team or architect. While a custom home builder is likely on-site every day, hammer and nails in hand, they may not have special licenses for mechanical work like plumbing, HVAC, and electrical. However, a custom home builder has trusted partners they hire to get the job done.

What does a custom home builder do?

    • Designs custom built homes specifically for clients with close attention to detail and craft.
    • Acts as a go-between for you and your building inspectors, city and county offices, and design team.
    • Establishes a budget and monitors the cost and scope through the design and construction processes.
    • Works with the bank or mortgage company to track costs and process lien requests.
    • Helps you obtain your certificate of occupancy.
    • Inspects the home prior to completion and hires subcontractors for revisions.
    • Educates you on the maintenance, warranty, and operation of your new home.

Benefits of a custom home builder. A custom home builder does everything from start to finish. As the client, you would interact with one person who personally employs people to work on the job site.

A custom home builder:

  • Acts as an advocate for the homeowner.
  • Takes the work to heart because it reflects their craft.
  • May recommend ways to improve a design or save you money in the process, whereas a national home builder will look at the plan you choose and build it to specifications without question.
  • Offers information about the materials used to build your house.

Iverson Homes can fulfill all your custom residential construction needs. We are home building professionals with experience in real estate, land development, building standards, budget management, and architectural design. Contact us today to learn about our quality craftsmanship and custom built homes.

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Fall Parade of Homes 2018 – Iverson Homes Model #282

The Fall Parade of Homes is right around the corner. Stop in and visit our two-story elegant design with farmhouse touches. Stonegate at Rush Creek is an upscale neighborhood directly across from Rush Creek Golf Course in Maple Grove, MN.

Fall Parade of Homes Hours:

Saturday, September 8th – Sunday, September 30th
Thursday-Sunday 12-6pm

#282 – 7911 Shadyview Lane N, Maple Grove MN 55311

Build your custom home on our lot or yours. Be sure to add our Stonegate at Rush Creek Development in Maple Grove to your Parade Homes list of homes to view!
Check out our Parade of Homes Model HERE

Fall Parade of Homes 2018




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Fall Favorites 2017

Today feels like a fall day – crisp air, cloudy, and raining a bit. I would love nothing more than to curl up on my couch, light my pumpkin & apple scented candles, and binge on my latest Netflix series, BUT instead I’m here in the office thinking about all things Fall (and getting some work done).

Friday, September 22nd is the First Day of Fall – I can’t believe we’re here…It’s a little hard to accept every year – with our MN summers being so short. So, I’d like to embrace it with open arms and all things FALL! Here are a few of my favorite fall things:

The most popular scents of the season are my favorite year round! I love Woodwick Candles because they fill my ears with the sound of a cozy fire.

Nothing beats wrapping yourself up in the warmth of a (faux) fur blanket. It also helps that they’re beautiful.

Get in my belly. Whether it’s spaghetti, chili, or homemade chicken noodle soup, my soul (and stomach) craves these delicious meals in the Fall!

I always enjoy seeing my neighbor’s front porches change over the seasons, but especially in Fall. The warm colors & cute phrases are so inviting. You can really embrace the season throughout your home – inside & out!

While there are so many other reasons I love Fall (Football, Holidays, Pumpkin Carving, Halloween, Etc) these are some of my favorite! What are your favorite things about Fall? Share in the comments below!

– Iverson Homes Team –
Written By: Megan Schwartz, Office Manager/Client Services Coordinator

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Minnesota State Fair – New Foods 2017!

It’s that time of year again – the Minnesota State Fair is around the corner! Beginning Thursday, August 24th and running through Monday, September 4th. Every year the fair comes out with a list of their NEW FOODS for the season, and this year didn’t disappoint.

Here are the newbies:

Bacon Fluffernutter at The Sandwich Shop

Bacon Fluffernutter at The Sandwich Shop

Bacon Up Pup at Granny's Kitchen Fudge Puppies

Bacon Up Pup at Granny’s Kitchen Fudge Puppies

Deviation Stout

Deviation Stout Steak Taco Naan at San Felipe Tacos


Bowl O'Dough at Blue Moon Dine-In Theater

Bowl O’Dough at Blue Moon Dine-In Theater

Breakfast Buddy Bowl at Lulu's Public House

Breakfast Buddy Bowl at Lulu’s Public House


Brown Ale & Onion-Gouda Tipsy Pie at Sara's Tipsy Pies

Brown Ale & Onion-Gouda Tipsy Pie at Sara’s Tipsy Pies

Cheesy Nacho Corn on the Cob at Texas Steak Out

Cheesy Nacho Corn on the Cob at Texas Steak Out

Cherry Bombs at Vegie Fries

Cherry Bombs at Vegie Fries

Chocolate Popover with Peanut Butter Spread at Lulu's Public House

Chocolate Popover with Peanut Butter Spread at Lulu’s Public House

Cranberry Wild Rice Meatballs at Hamline Church Dining Hall

Cranberry Wild Rice Meatballs at Hamline Church Dining Hall


Deep Fried Avocado at O'Gara's at the Fair

Deep Fried Avocado at O’Gara’s at the Fair


Double Dose of Pork Belly at RC's BBQ

Double Dose of Pork Belly at RC’s BBQ


Duck Bacon Wontons at Giggles Campfire Grill

Duck Bacon Wontons at Giggles Campfire Grill

Fall Guy Breakfast Panini at The Hideaway Speakeasy

Fall Guy Breakfast Panini at The Hideaway Speakeasy


Honey Puffs at Dino's Gyros

Honey Puffs at Dino’s Gyros

Italian Bomba Sandwich at Mancini's al Fresco

Italian Bomba Sandwich at Mancini’s al Fresco


Memphis Tachos at Snack House

Memphis Tachos at Snack House


Mini Sconuts at French Meadow Bakery & Cafe

Mini Sconuts at French Meadow Bakery & Cafe


Mobster's Caviar at The Hideaway Speakeasy

Mobster’s Caviar at The Hideaway Speakeasy


Pie'n the Sky Malt & Sundae at Dairy Goodness Bar

Pie’n the Sky Malt & Sundae at Dairy Goodness Bar

Pizzarito at Green Mill

Pizzarito at Green Mill


Slow Roasted Pork Mole Tamale at Tejas Express

Slow Roasted Pork Mole Tamale at Tejas Express


Sonoran Sausage at Sausage Sister & Me

Sonoran Sausage at Sausage Sister & Me

Spicy Thai Noodles at Oodles of Noodles

Spicy Thai Noodles at Oodles of Noodles

Sweet Corn Blueberry Eclair at Farmer's Union Coffee Shop

Sweet Corn Blueberry Eclair at Farmer’s Union Coffee Shop


Sweety's Churro's at Potato Man and Sweety

Sweety’s Churro’s at Potato Man and Sweety


Swine & Spuds at Swine & Spuds

Swine & Spuds at Swine & Spuds


Swing Dancer Sandwich at The Hideaway Speakeasy

Swing Dancer Sandwich at The Hideaway Speakeasy


Triple Truffle Totters at The Blue Barn

Triple Truffle Totters at The Blue Barn

Wild Bill's Breakfast Bake at The Blue Barn

Wild Bill’s Breakfast Bake at The Blue Barn

Some of these sound delicious! Others, not so much… I’m looking forward to trying Swine & Spuds and the Honey Puffs at Dino’s Gyros! What are you most looking forward to trying?  Leave a comment below!

– Iverson Homes Team –
Written By: Megan Schwartz, Client Services Coordinator

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Myth Busters – Design Trends for 2017

MYTH 1: Hardwood vs. Laminate vs. Engineered flooring
For a long time it’s been all about hardwood flooring for buyers and sellers of homes, but with the eco-living and green movements, has this changed, or no? Are buyers still looking for hardwood floors, or are laminate or engineered flooring starting to take over? 

While engineered, laminate, and pre-finished floors are very popular right now, on-site finish hardwood flooring is still in the mix. There are pros and cons to all types of flooring, but at the end of the day it truly depends on what space you put it in, and how you live your life. Hardwood on-site finish flooring is a timeless option that is perfect for any home. This flooring can be fully refinished over the years, and withstands lifetimes. Engineered or Pre-finished flooring has some amazing finishes and color selections that you just can’t get in an on-site hardwood floor unless you’re willing to pay top-dollar. Tiles have become the ultimate masters of disguise. The look of wood in tiles is becoming a whole-house staple, including kitchens, bathroom, bar areas, living rooms, and more. Tile is a durable flooring option and combining that durability with the look of natural hardwood is a combination hard to beat.

Laminate Flooring in Lower Level Exercise Area

Laminate Flooring in Lower Level Exercise Area


MYTH 2: Wallpaper is outdated
In earlier decades, you couldn’t find a room without at least some form of creative paper covering at least a portion of the wall. But in recent years, you’d be hard-pressed to find a new or remodeled home that has any at all. Is wallpaper truly dead, or is there a rebirth that’s happening now and it just isn’t widespread yet? Or do you see it returning in the future?

There has been a ton of new innovation in the design and creation of wallpaper, that the negative association has been lifted. Wallpaper is making a serious comeback and is proving to be a popular choice amongst homeowners and designers. Use full wall wallpaper sparingly – it looks best used as an accent wall or in a room you want to POP.  Border wallpaper on the other hand, is a serious “no-no”.


MYTH 3: Shiplap is only for farmhouses
Using shiplap in homes has been increasing in popularity in recent years, but there is a belief that it should be reserved for farmhouses. In this true in your experience, or is it finding its way into all styles of homes?

Shiplap & Barn wood has become a favorite of Minnesotans. It brings touches of rustic to elegant spaces and can make your cozy space feel even cozier. While it goes great with farmhouse designs, it can be used to pop any area of the home – in any style. We see this trend sticking around in our area for quite a while.


Barnwood Wall Feature at Iverson Home's Recent Model Home

Barnwood Wall Feature at Iverson Home’s Recent Model Home

MYTH 4: Gold is out of style
For a long time, brass and gold were the top dogs and metals of choice when it came to faucets, frames, fixtures, etc. In recent years, however, chrome, brushed nickel and other metals have dominated. So, is gold really dead? Did it ever leave? Or is it on the verge of a comeback?

Gold is back, but tread lightly when using it. While it’s back in trend, it may not be the best choice for everyone. With prices of Gold finish hardware and plumbing jumping over the now “standard” Brushed Nickel, Chrome, and Oil Rubbed Bronze, it may not fit in everyone’s budget. On trend now, doesn’t mean it will be on trend in 5 years, so if you’re going to take the leap, do so with caution and be ready to swap it out for the next “trend” in coming years. 


MYTH 5: Formal dining rooms are a thing of the past
With the trend leaning toward open floor plans in recent years, formal dining rooms have sort of become a distant memory. Is this still the case, or are more and more home buyers wanting to return to the days of formal dining rooms?

Homebuyers are wanting to get back to their roots…the “Good Ole Days”, where you’d sit down every night with your family for a delicious home-made dinner, or host your seasonal family gatherings. With social media, cell phones, and television playing such a large part in our daily lives, people are looking for that space that brings them back to “reality”. While Formal Dining Rooms are making a comeback, they are still being incorporated into Open floorplan living. Using separation in space with architectural details to make the space feel formal, but still having an open-feel for optimal entertaining. Butlers pantries are also a high-end touch to the “new” formal dining room. Why not have a space to prep your meals before they make their big debut? Home price points have been dictating when formal dining rooms are present. Typically if people have the budget for the now considered “extra” or “bonus” square footage, they may incorporate a formal dining room (and butler’s pantry). Otherwise, they may be left out of the mix.


Formal Dining Room with Open Concept by Iverson Homes

Formal Dining Room with Open Concept by Iverson Homes

MYTH 6: All metal and wood tones should match
Everything should match, right? Maybe not. In your experience, are you still seeing a lot of color matching, or are homeowners taking more chances with pops of color than they used to? How do people touring a home react when they see everything that matches, and how do they react to pops of color and mismatching in areas you wouldn’t expect?

“Matchy-matchy” is a thing of the past. Done in moderation and in consideration of home style and design as a whole – mixing metals and woods is completely ok! Make sure to keep a cohesive feel with other items in the home, or use similar wood color tones throughout. The goal is to have it look seamless, and not have certain items stick out like a sore thumb. If done thoughtfully, mixing metals and colors tones can make your space YOU-nique!


Myth 7: Stainless steel appliances are a must
Stainless steel has long been the king when it comes to appliances. But are other finishes such as copper ready to knock them off the No. 1 spot? Or is stainless steel still thriving as the champion in the world of appliances in your experience?

Stainless continues to be the leading appliance finish, and we don’t see that changing anytime soon. Because it is the most popular (massed produced), it’s the most affordable finish on the market! Copper, black stainless, and slate colors are great features to add into your kitchen if you want to make a statement. But, keep in mind these are trends (which come and go). If one appliance breaks after the trendy color is discontinued, you’ll be replacing your entire kitchen vs. one appliance ($$). We see Stainless staying in that #1 spot for a long time – and why shouldn’t it? It goes with everything!


Iverson Homes, Inc.

Iverson Homes, Inc.

Myth 8: Living room vs. a great room
Sectioned rooms were a mainstay in the homes of yesteryear. There was a designated living room, family room, “den,” etc. And then came along the open floor plan, and a lot of people loved the idea of every room of the house flowing together seamlessly. Is this still the case? In your experience, are great rooms still favored over a traditional living room?

Open floorplans are here to stay. While people want to keep the open-flow, they are also looking for more separation of space. Builders are incorporating architectural details & paint colors/accents to help define spaces. This helps keep the open-floorplan, but feel a sense of “space” in a home.


Myth 9: Subway tile backsplash
Using subway tiles for a backsplash is as much of a classic as homemade apple pie, right? It is the go-to material. Is this true? Or are you seeing more and more people opting for other materials and patterns such as tin, glass or marble?

Subway tiles are a design staple and we see them sticking around. They work with most styles whether it be contemporary or traditional. While classic subway tiles are being used frequently, we’re also seeing different materials and patterns coming into the industry – such as; marble, copper,  glass tiles, hexagon shapes, smaller subway tiles, fleur de lis, & matte finishes . Taking a classic 3×6 subway tile on a kitchen backsplash, and adding a fleur de lis detail above the stove is one way to incorporate the trend without going over-the-top. Subway tiles are here to stay.


White Gloss Subway Tile with Herringbone feature over Range Top by Iverson Homes, Inc.

White Gloss Subway Tile with Herringbone feature over Range Top by Iverson Homes, Inc.

Myth 10: Granite countertops are the must-have
“Granite, granite, granite, there is no other choice when it comes to materials for countertops.” This is a sentiment that has been—and still is—felt by a large number of people. But is it still true? Or are people opting for different materials such as quartz and even cement in your experience?

Granite has been a popular countertop surface for YEARS, and has become very affordable depending on what selection you go with. Granite will always be in the running, but Quartz products & Marble are moving up the popularity ladder. Each product has their pros-and-cons depending on how you live in your space, but each product does have affordable options. We don’t suggest Cement countertops (sorry Fixer Upper fans) – because they are difficult to install, incredibly heavy (you need to make sure your cabinets and floor joists can support the weight), and are very hard to remove if you ever wanted to change. Cement (just like your driveways or patios) will crack over time – so if this is the route you want to go, make sure you do ALL of your research before taking the plunge.

 In Closing:

Whether we’re watching HGTV, reading a magazine, or chatting with friends- we’re constantly bombarded with design trends. Rather than focusing on current trends, we suggest investing in classic details, quality finishes, and most importantly things you love.  This combination will withstand the test of time. “TRENDS SCHMENDS”. Live with what you love.

– Iverson Homes & Iverson Real Estate Group Team –
Written By: Megan Schwartz & Amanda Doub (questions from Kyle Smelter with Greenspring Media)

Megan Schwartz, Iverson Homes, Inc.

Megan Schwartz, Iverson Homes, Inc.

Amanda Doub, RE/MAX Results

Amanda Doub, RE/MAX Results

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Minnesota Cabin Style

Summer is around the corner, and being a Minnesotan – all I can think about is heading to the cabin to relax and play with family & friends! While cabins offer a place of fun & relaxation, they also offer another place to design & decorate! Cabin style is a Minnesota staple – from log siding to stone fireplaces – some of the most beautiful cabins can be found in our state.

Here are some of the latest trends in Cabin Style:

This exterior features gorgeous landscaping with paves, retaining block, and flagstone. It showcases this home’s stunning architectural design & is perfect for entertaining!

Bunks are a great way to fit in more sleeping space & they are super cozy for the kiddos!

The heart of the home is the great room – this one showcases a beautiful rustic fireplace & vaulted ceilings! What a great place to host a family holiday or cozy up by the fire and read a good book!

The little details can make such a large difference. Bring the outdoors in with touches of nature in your own home! These balusters made of wood are unique and make a statement!

Cabin style doesn’t have to be deep colored woods – brighten things up with white paneling, lighter floors, and natural touches!

Prefer a more modern look? Bring in the clean lines with cable railing & modern light fixtures while still keeping the rustic touches. How cozy does this loft look?

Cabins are a place for relaxation, family time, and the great outdoors – so make it what is most efficient for your families needs and lifestyle (and taste)!

Which is your favorite room above? Share in the comments below!

Thank you!
– Iverson Homes Team –
Written By: Megan Schwartz – Client Services Coordinator & Office Manager

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New Stonegate at Rush Creek Model – Sneak Peek!

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This past week I spent a lot of time making selections for our newest Stonegate at Rush Creek Model Home! While I love every aspect of my job, making the selections for our models may be one of my favorite things to do!

The HGTV Show “Fixer Upper” is very popular right now – and for good reason. Joanna Gaines, the lead designer/star of the show, has an amazing eye for detail and is a pro at mixing farmhouse style with contemporary touches. Many of my friends and family members are self-proclaimed “Fixer Upper Addicts”, and I’ve had many clients mention the show throughout their selection process.

Being that the style of this show hits close to home (I’m a fan of comfortable & functional style), and is very popular in Minnesota, I figured this was the best route to take when making the selections for our latest Model Home. I wanted to share a sneak peek with all of you at some of the selections I have made!

Keep in mind these selections are just small pieces to the puzzle (whilst showing my husband, he said “TOO WHITE”). Incorporating everything from lighting, to paint colors, will really tie the home together… “Your home is your canvas, and the items you put in it are the artwork”. I always try to keep the “canvas” neutral, and add some flare with lighting and décor!


The above are just a FEW of the selections in this home, but we hope you can see the “light at the end of the tunnel”. In this home we’ll also be featuring barn doors, custom cabinetry (as always), oil rubbed bronze lighting & plumbing fixtures, enameled main & upper level interior doors and millwork, and stunning light fixtures throughout.

Our goal at Iverson Homes is to keep the style transitional and long-lasting, while still staying on trend, using top quality materials, providing excellent finishing work, and a very personalized experience to our clients.

What do you think of the new model selections? Can you see the “vision”?

To learn more about the Stonegate at Rush Creek Development, CLICK HERE.
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Thanks for looking!

Megan Schwartz
Office Manager/Client Services Coordinator
Iverson Homes, Inc.

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Spring Cleaning List!


Spring is HERE, and this always means Spring Cleaning is HERE!

While this daunting task can seem a bit, well – daunting, it doesn’t have to be! We’ve found a great list to help keep your spring cleaning organized, upbeat, and efficient!

Here’s a link to Download a Printable Version of the list below: Spring Cleaning List.


Overall Spring Cleaning Chores

  • Dust crown molding and baseboards
  • Dust ceiling corners
  • Dust baseboards and clean scuff marks
  • Dust/wash light fixtures and lamps
  • Dust ceiling fans
  • Wash doors (look for scuff marks)
  • Wash walls
  • Touch up paint
  • Vacuum or wash window curtains
  • Wash window blinds
  • Clean windows
  • Dust bookcases
  • Polish wood furniture
  • Wipe down and vacuum furniture (clean the base and under cushions)
  • Condition leather furniture
  • Remove stains from upholstered furniture
  • Vacuum and wash lampshades
  • Deep clean hardwood, tile, linoleum, and carpet flooring
  • Shampoo carpet (DIY or schedule a professional)
  • Remove rugs to shake out, then vacuum, then clean under them
  • Vacuum all flooring, including corners and edges
  • Clean air vents
  • Dust around mirrors, picture frames, and wall hangings
  • Replace light bulbs
  • Change air/furnace filter
  • Replace batteries in smoke detector
  • Replace batteries in carbon monoxide detector
  • Schedule chimney sweep
  • Schedule termite or pest control maintenance

Spring Clean the Kitchen

  • Remove anything from the kitchen that doesn’t belong
  • Clean and disinfect the trash can
  • Clean the microwave
  • Deep clean the dishwasher
  • Clean and organize the refrigerator
  • Clean and organize the freezer
  • Replace refrigerator water filter
  • Vacuum refrigerator coils
  • Clean the oven
  • Clean the hood vent and change filter if needed
  • Clean stove top burners
  • Clean and disinfect the garbage disposal
  • Clean and organize plasticware and storage containers
  • Reorganize kitchen cabinets and drawers
  • Clean and organize kitchen drawers
  • Straighten cups, mugs, and glass cabinet and eliminate the unnecessary
  • Straighten plates, bowls, and other dishes and eliminate the unnecessary
  • Deep clean pots, pans, and bakeware
  • Organize the pantry
  • Sanitize cutting boards and sharpen knives
  • Clean  and disinfect coffee maker
  • Clean and disinfect small appliances
  • Clean and disinfect high chairs
  • Clean the pot rack
  • Check the freshness of your herbs and spices
  • Clean under the sink and eliminate the unnecessary
  • Deep clean and polish cabinet doors
  • Clean tile and touch up paint on walls
  • Deep clean floors
  • Disinfect door knobs, light fixtures and pulls
  • Set up a meal plan
  • Determine if you need new kitchen supplies

Spring Clean the Dining Room

  • Eliminate unnecessary items
  • Dust crown molding, wall corners, and floor molding
  • Scrub walls
  • Clean and disinfect light switches and outlets
  • Dust and polish wood cabinets
  • Dust and clean windows, inside and out
  • Clean and declutter hutch cabinets and drawers
  • Wash table linens
  • Wash table cushions
  • Clean light fixtures and wash globes
  • Disinfect table and wipe down all chairs, including legs and underneath
  • Remove rug, shake, vacuum and clean floor before replacing rug

Spring Clean the Bathrooms

  • Clean air vents
  • Clean and disinfect light switches and fixtures
  • Clean and disinfect toothbrush holders
  • Clean and refill soap dish and/or pump
  • Clean light fixtures and wash globe(s)
  • Clean make-up brushes
  • Clean mirror
  • Clean shower caddy
  • Clean shower curtain and liner
  • Clean shower door frame
  • Clean shower glass (here’s a great way to prevent soap scum from building up on shower glass doors in the future
  • Clean plastic strip at the bottom of a glass shower door
  • Disinfect countertops
  • Dust and clean windows, inside and out
  • Polish faucets
  • Mop and hand scrub floors (pay attention to special grout lines, corners, and moldings)
  • Scrub and disinfect toilet, including around base, under seat and around hinges
  • Scrub the bathtub and/or shower
  • Scrub walls
  • Unclog and refill lotion dispensers
  • Wash bathroom cup
  • Wash floor mat
  • Wash hand/guess towels
  • Wash trash can (inside and out)
  • Wipe down cabinets, knobs, towel racks and toilet paper holder
  • Remove rust from toilet seat screws
  • Tighten toilet seat hinges
  • Clean bathroom exhaust fan
  • Clean shower head
  • Polish wood cabinets
  • Caulk around bathtub
  • Re-seal tile and grout
  • Unclog drains (the use this tip to prevent clogged drains in the future)
  • Toss beauty products not used over the past year
  • Toss expired make-up
  • Clean, organize and de-clutter cabinets and drawers
  • Clean, organize and de-clutter bathroom closet

Spring Clean Laundry/Utility Room

  • Clean dryer vent
  • Clean inside washing machine
  • Empty washing machine drain pump
  • Dust crown molding, wall corners, and floor molding
  • Dust behind and underneath washer and dryer
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Reseal tile grout
  • Wash walls
  • Clean and organize contents on shelving
  • Eliminate unnecessary cleaning products
  • Install organizers to hold cleaning products
  • Disinfect door knobs and light switch plates

Spring Clean Living Room/Family Areas

  • Take anything that doesn’t belong in the room and put it in the correct location
  • Dust crown molding, wall corners, and floor molding
  • Vacuum and shampoo carpet
  • Vacuum under furniture and in between cushions
  • Condition leather furniture
  • Dust ceiling fans
  • Switch ceiling fans to spin clockwise
  • Clean lights and wash light globes
  • Dust lamps
  • Vacuum lamp shades
  • Declutter
  • Dust and polish furniture and bookshelves
  • Dust edges of wall hangings, mirrors, and pictures
  • Clean windows and window sills
  • Remove scuff marks from doors and moldings
  • Disinfect door knobs and light switch plates
  • Dust electronics
  • Organize electronics and accessories
  • Disinfect remote controls and gaming devices

Spring Clean Bedrooms

  • Take anything that doesn’t belong in the bedroom and put it in the correct location
  • Dust ceiling, corners, and upper and lower crown moldings
  • Dust baseboards and window sills
  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Dust edges of wall hangings, mirrors, and pictures
  • Clean glass and mirrors
  • Dust lamps
  • Vacuum lamp shades
  • Polish wood furniture
  • Picked up, folded laundry and remove everything that doesn’t belong
  • Dust ceiling fan
  • Clean light fixtures and light globes
  • Organize your closet
  • Switch seasonal clothing and donate unneeded items
  • Clean and organize your dresser
  • Clean and organized your nightstand(s)
  • Flip and rotate your mattress (here’s how to remember which way to flip)
  • Clean your mattress
  • Clean under your bed
  • Wash bedsheets
  • Wash pillows
  • Clean windows and window sills
  • Vacuum carpet, including edges and under furniture
  • Shampoo carpet
  • Remove scuff marks from doors and moldings
  • Disinfect door knobs and light switch plates

Spring Clean Kid Stuff

  • Sort and categorize kid toys
  • Clean and scrub toys, gaming systems, and stuffed animals
  • Clean and organize clothing they’ve outgrown
  • Clean bath toys

Spring Clean Office/Command Center

  • Spring clean your paperwork
  • Clean out files and shred unneeded documents
  • Update home inventory documents
  • Review insurance policies
  • Check credit report
  • Spring clean your computer, keyboard, and mouse
  • Clean and organize desk drawers
  • Dust and polish wood furniture
  • Dust bookshelves

Spring Clean Miscellaneous Items

  • Spring clean your purse or bag
  • Clean cell phones and other devices
  • Clean remote controls
  • Clean keys
  • Clean pet feeding dishes
  • Clean out expired medications and vitamins

Spring Clean Outside

  • Sweep deck
  • Power wash deck
  • Stain deck
  • Power spray siding
  • Touch up paint trim, wood, doors, and shutters
  • Power wash garage door
  • Clean outside door frames
  • Wipe away cobwebs
  • Shake out entry mat
  • Clean grill
  • Clean and repair gutters
  • Replace broken bricks, wood, or stone
  • Clean outdoor light fixtures
  • Wash outside windows
  • Clean outside patio furniture
  • Trim trees, bushes and shrubbery
  • Check and repair sprinklers
  • Inspect roof shingles
  • Wipe away cobwebs
  • Plant flowers
  • Plant garden
  • Add mulch
  • Clean outdoor trash cans
  • Clean out garage
  • Wash and wax vehicles

Happy Cleaning!

-Iverson Homes Team-
Written By: Megan Schwartz, Client Services Coordinator

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