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Life at Home

4 Nursery Room Themes for 2017

April 4, 2017
Baby in a crib

We’ve got you covered, baby! Your baby will spend a lot of time in his or her nursery—and so will you. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that the space is equal parts comfort, function and beauty. Here, we’ve identified four nursery room themes for 2017 to help you design a kid-and-parent-friendly space that’s warm, inviting and totally on trend. Big, Bold Blooms Flowers are always in vogue, but this year, the blooms are bigger and better than ever! We’re talking lively, oversized floral…

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Life at Home

Floor Plan Spotlight: The Game Room

March 26, 2017

Game room, bonus room, rec room, loft—whatever you choose to call it, an extra room in your house can come in handy. Here are five creative ways to use these spaces. Home Office: As working from home has grown in popularity, the demand for home office space has risen with it. Some houses (especially new homes) offer a study or a den that’s well suited for this purpose, but others require a little more creativity. Before you sacrifice a dining room or bedroom, explore your…

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Buying a Home

Design Center Success: How to Go Home Happy

March 22, 2017
Couple choosing colors at design center

The most exciting part of building a new home is the freedom you have to personalize it. But how do you get from bare drywall to home at first sight? A lot will hinge on the options your homebuilder offers and the design assistance they provide. Some builders offer only a handful of stock cabinet, countertop and flooring options. Others, like Richmond American, allow you to select even the smallest details—from the backsplash tile to the knob on your front door—with the help of a…

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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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Selling a Home

Lighting Tips to Help Sell Your Home

January 2, 2017
Unique light fixture

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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