Category: Life at home

Once you close on your new home, the fun can begin! We’re sharing recipes, holiday ideas and more to help you get the most out of your living space.

  • Creative Ways to Use a Bonus Room

    Bonus room, flex room, rec room, multi-purpose room, loft… Whatever you choose to call it, an extra room in your house can come in handy—especially since we’re spending more time at home these days! See five creative ways to use these versatile spaces.

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  • Happy Holidays From The Richmond American Family!

    As we celebrate the holidays and prepare for the new year, we’d like to show our appreciation to everyone who has continued to read our blog. We take great pride in providing you with valuable information in various home-related topics, and we look forward to bringing you more useful articles in 2023.

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  • Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving

    Each year, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on who and what we’re most grateful for. For us, it’s you! Over the past 45 years, we’ve had the privilege and pleasure of helping individuals and families across the country attain the American Dream of homeownership. It is a true honor to help make your dream home a reality, and we’re incredibly thankful for each and every homebuyer that trusts us to do so.

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  • 10 Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren’t Pie

    Planning to bake a pie for Thanksgiving? Been there, done that. Why not wow your friends and family with a delicious dessert that they aren’t expecting this year? We’ve rounded up 10 tasty Thanksgiving desserts that aren’t pie because your holiday meal should be anything but ordinary. Give these sensational seasonal dessert recipes a try—your guests will be very thankful you did! Read more.

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  • Show Your Spirit with Halloween Porch Décor

    Halloween is right around the corner, but there’s still time dress up your front porch for the occasion! Whether you prefer eerie, neutral or cheerful Halloween porch décor, we’ve scared up some fun, festive and downright spooktacular ideas from around the Web. We hope that they help you set the scene for a chillingly chic All Hallows’ Eve! Read more.

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  • 10 Autumn Salad Recipes

    Summer may be coming to a close, but sensational salads are always in season! It’s time to trade in lighter ingredients, like berries, black beans and peaches, for hearty fall favorites, such as butternut squash, cranberries, pumpkins and sweet potatoes. We’ve gathered a variety of simple, flavorful autumn salad recipes that you’re sure to fall for in the coming months. So, grab your sweater and your pumpkin spiced latte and start planning your seasonal salad menu! Read more.

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  • Backyard Activities for the Whole Family

    Summer is winding down, which means now is the time to take advantage of your beautiful backyard while you can. When the last of the warm temps and blue skies beckon, you can bring on the family fun with these anything-but-basic backyard activities: Camping. You don’t need to travel far from home to enjoy a […]

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  • 4th of July Activities for Kids

    Independence Day is right around the corner and you’re searching for new and exciting ways to celebrate with your pint-sized patriots this year. From red, white and blue refreshments and the best USA-themed bike décor to backyard games the entire family will enjoy, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite 4th of July activities for kids from around the web. Read on for inspiration and ideas.

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  • Five Creative Menu Items for Grilling Season

    Grilling season is in full swing, and while you can never go wrong cooking burgers, hot dogs, chicken, steaks, etc. on your grill, your BBQ can do so much more. This post shares five creative menu items to try during grilling season, including breakfast grub, vegetarian fare, lighter options and everyone’s favorite Italian dish—pizza!

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  • Dinner Ideas for Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate your love for friends, family and/or that special someone in your life. What better way to do that than by cooking them a terrific and memorable meal? If you’re planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2022 in the comfort of your home, we have prepared a list of appetizers, main courses and desserts that can help make your holiday special… and delicious!

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  • Clear the Clutter with 5 Quick Wins

    The new year is here and you’re ready for a fresh start. What better way to reset than to clear the clutter from your home? The prospect of decluttering your entire home might seem a bit overwhelming, especially if it’s been a while since you last attempted such a feat. So, start off small by focusing on a few key areas that tend to accumulate unnecessary stuff. After you tackle these challenging spaces, organizing the remainder of your abode will likely seem less daunting. Read more.

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  • Pinterest-worthy Gingerbread Houses

    At Richmond American Homes, we’re all about building houses. So, it should come as no surprise that gingerbread houses are among our favorite holiday treats! Although baking and assembling gingerbread houses is a time-honored tradition for many, there is no rule stating that gingerbread houses have to be traditional. If you like to think outside the box, we’ve rounded up a variety of Pinterest-worthy gingerbread house ideas to help take your holiday to the next level. Read more.

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