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Life at Home

Vendor Spotlight: Sherwin-Williams®

August 28, 2019

Sherwin-Williams® has been our paint vendor for many years. When you purchase a Richmond American home, we’ll have a range of shades to choose from already color-matched with our flooring and tile selections. We recently had an opportunity to learn about paint trends from Sherwin-Williams Director of Product Information and Technical Services Rick Watson and Director of Color Marketing Sue Wadden. They are a wealth of knowledge of current trends and features. Check out how they answered the following questions: 1) Gray paint in various shades…

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Buying a Home

New Home Design 101: What’s a Color Studio?

August 16, 2019

When you walk into a room, the color palette has a huge impact. If it’s cohesive, the room feels inviting and spacious: if it isn’t, things might seem a bit chaotic and cluttered. Choosing the perfect colors for your home is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult one. At our Home Gallery™, an experienced design consultant will walk you through creating a coordinated color palette, so everything from your walls and countertops to your light fixtures and flooring complement each…

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How to Set up a Homework Station for Kids

August 6, 2019

Want to set your kids up for academic success this school year? A homework station can help! Follow these simple steps to create a dedicated homework area that’s so inviting, they’ll actually look forward to their next assignment! Choose a location. It can be tough to concentrate in noisy, heavily trafficked areas, so your kitchen table probably won’t make an ideal space for school work. Instead, find a private, well-lit area that is free of distractions. If you have more than one child, set up…

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Selling a Home

Lighting Tips to Help Sell Your Home

March 22, 2019
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You’ve found the right real estate agent. You’ve repaired or replaced everything that needed fixing. You’ve covered the three D’s of home staging—Decluttering, Depersonalization and Deep cleaning. Finally, it’s time to put your home on the market. But, wait! There’s one often-overlooked detail that could sabotage all your hard work: the lighting. In the game of First Impressions, a poorly lit home is at an automatic disadvantage. Darkness can make a home feel small, uninviting and dirty, even when it isn’t. Worse, a potential buyer…

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Buying a Home

Travelogue: 2019 Home Trends at KBIS

March 1, 2019

Our design team recently wrapped up their annual trip to IBS and KBIS, side-by-side showcases of some of the most innovative new products from the construction and kitchen-and-bath industries. This year, the combined events experienced an unexpected blast of snow in Las Vegas, but that didn’t stop hundreds of brands from turning out with their A-game. Check out a sample of what caught our eye as potential additions to our Home Gallery™ offerings (ask your design consultant for what selections are currently available in your…

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