Buying a Home

From the FAQ File: Interior Paint Colors, Appliances & Faucets

May 24, 2012

Curious about what goes into a Richmond American home? You’re not alone! Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. In the future, we’ll post more questions and answers under the FAQ tag. Q: What brand of appliances does Richmond American use? A: GE is our national appliance vendor of choice. Contact your local Home Gallery to learn more about the specific product lines, finishes or features available for your particular home. Q: What interior paint do you use? A: Your Design…

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How to Organize a Garage in 4 Simple Steps

May 15, 2012

When you first move into a new home, the garage is a wide open space full of potential, but it doesn’t often stay that way for long. If you’re having trouble finding a parking space in your own garage, it may be time to kick the clutter to the curb. Give your cars some breathing room today with these garage organization tips. 1. Decide what can go. The first step to organizing your garage is to stop thinking of it as a catch-all storage area.…

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Easy Entertaining Ideas: Host an Outdoor Party

May 3, 2012

As the weather gets warmer and the sun shines brighter, it’s only natural to look for entertaining opportunities beyond the walls of your home. Hosting an outdoor party is a great way to take advantage of lovely spring weather. Friends will be eager to mingle after a winter of hibernating, and with no major holidays on the calendar, coordinating schedules should be a breeze. The key to any successful party? Preparation. Use the following timeline to organize a spring soirée that will blossom with laughter…

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Building Your Dream Home: How to Find the Right Floor Plan for You

April 30, 2012

Building a home from the ground up gives you the freedom to choose a floor plan that fits your lifestyle. But with so many options to choose from, where do you start? Make a wish list. How many bedrooms do you need? Should any of them be on the first floor for easier access? Is a gourmet kitchen important to you? What about space for a home office or a playroom? By making a list of the features you want, you can focus on what’s…

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Easy Home Decorating Ideas to Welcome Spring in Style

April 24, 2012

The new year is in full swing and the long winter is beginning to thaw around the edges. It’s time to propel your home into the next season, too! Just by switching out some old things and bringing in the new, you can use these home decorating tips to get your home blooming for spring: Living room decorating ideas Brighten up your neutral sofa or loveseat by adding some colorful pillows or buying couch covers in bold statement fabrics. Change out heavy or dark draperies…

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