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Travelogue: Home Trends at KBIS

February 9, 2017

Last month, our talented design team traveled to sunny Orlando to attend KBIS, where hundreds of influential brands come together each year to share and discuss innovative new products and trends in the kitchen and bath industry. Here’s a glimpse at what caught our eye, and what might catch yours at one of our Home Gallery™ design centers! Black finishes are heating up Want to shake up the traditional stainless-steel look? Look for the emergence of stainless-steel appliances available with sleek black finishes, like these…

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Life at Home

Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Home

February 6, 2017
Valentine's Day gifts

Chocolates, flowers, jewelry…  Your loved one is sure to appreciate any of these popular Valentine’s Day gifts. But as you’ve probably heard, home is where the heart is. So this year, why not surprise your Valentine with a truly unique gift that will brighten and enhance the home? Following are some thoughtful suggestions to win hearts and outfit abodes this Valentine’s Day: Chenille Throw. Strategically placed throw blankets make a stylish and functional statement in any home. Plus, being wrapped in this silky, soft chenille…

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Check Out These Hot California Communities

January 31, 2017
Chaparral at The Ranch

With fertile farmlands, lush forests, majestic mountains and over 800 miles of pristine coastline—not to mention cutting-edge cuisine, a rich arts scene (hello, Hollywood!) and a thriving tech industry—California is among the most desirable places in the country to live. If you’re searching for a new home in The Golden State, consider these hot California communities! Northern California Bella Strada in Elk Grove New homes from the mid $400s • 4 to 6 bedrooms • Approx. 2,250 to 3,100 sq. ft. Located near Sacramento, Bella…

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Buying a Home

How to Save for a Down Payment on a House

January 26, 2017
Couple saving money

There is no way around it; buying a home is a big deal! It’s an exciting opportunity to build new memories in a space that is truly your own. Part of embarking on the path toward homeownership is saving for the down payment. Luckily, there are straightforward techniques you can use to save for the down payment on your new home. Here are some of our favorite ideas:   Decide how much your future home is going to cost. While having an exact amount in…

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Dining and Shopping Options in St. Johns Town Center Getting a Makeover

January 24, 2017
Jacksonville skyline

Homeowners in Jacksonville enjoy a number of luxury amenities with even more on the horizon. Many unique restaurant and shopping options are coming to the St. Johns Town Center this year. Dining Current Favorites: Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails: This locally owned and operated restaurant features local, sustainable ingredients. They even used recycled and reclaimed content for much of the building process. Don’t forget to try the cheddar biscuit tots and handmade gnocchi. The Loop: The Loop boasts quick, high-quality menu options. This restaurant can only…

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