Life at Home

How to Get This Designer Kitchen Look

May 24, 2015
Beautiful kitchen design

It’s easy to fall in love with a model home kitchen, and not just because the sink is dish-free! Here, we explain the basic design elements used in our elegant Lauren model home in Tucson. Finishes & fixtures More than any other room in the home—except, perhaps, the bathroom—a kitchen’s ambiance is at the mercy of features that aren’t easy to change. The cabinets, countertops, backsplash and flooring you choose establish a large part of its character. The genius in this kitchen’s design is its high-contrast…

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Packing & Moving

Ultimate Moving Pack

May 19, 2015

A lot goes into organizing a move—from picking out the home you want to sealing the deal at the closing table and (finally!) preparing a moving day checklist. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a resource that could help streamline this exciting journey? Well, there is! Our Ultimate Moving Pack is chock-full of invaluable tips on how to stay organized and make your next move like a pro. What you’ll find in the guide: Neighborhood shopping checklist Budget worksheet Borrower’s checklist What to bring…

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Local Stories

Day in the Life: Moving to Fredericksburg, VA

May 12, 2015

If you’re looking for historic charm and a wide range of amenities, buying a new home in Fredericksburg, Virginia might be just the ticket for you. But before you call your real estate agent, you might want to spend a day there, see the sights and get a feel for what it’s like to call Fredericksburg home. Here’s a quick look at a day in the life of a Fredericksburg homeowner. 8:00 A.M. MORNING LATTE The cozy corner location of Hyperion Espresso has become a…

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Life at Home

Designing a Bedroom to Grow With Your Child

May 5, 2015
bedroom decorating-painting

It’s difficult to picture it when your child is an infant, but he or she will grow fast and bedroom needs will change just as quickly. Making smart choices when it comes to kids’ room décor will save you money and make transitions easier as your child ages. Keep the walls neutral Perhaps the best way to set up a child’s room for transitioning through the years is to paint the walls a versatile, neutral color. Although it may be tempting to paint the walls…

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7 Design Refresh Ideas for Spring

April 28, 2015

As the days grow longer and flowers bloom again, you can just feel the excitement in the air. Spring is here! This year, why not make a special point to bring the freshness of the season into your home? Whether you’ve just moved in or have been in your place for years, consider these seven ways to give your home a lift for the warmer weather. Spring for colorful plants and flowers: Spider plants and ivy are great year round, but when you introduce color into…

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