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The Best New Home Design Trends for First-Time Homebuyers

While it’s fun to browse Pinterest for design inspiration and fantasize about your dream home, first-time homeowners have some real decisions to make. Check out the best interior design trends of 2018 that we’ve hand-picked for first-time homebuyers
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November 2018   By Rachel Kinbar

A remarkable kitchen design with cabinets, refrigerator and center table with three chairs arranged to create ample walking space.

Decisions, Decisions: 8 Tips for Selecting Options and Upgrades from Your Builder

When you build a new home, you get to choose options and upgrades to help customize your home. Here are some things to consider before you visit your builder’s design center.
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June 2017   By Robyn A. Friedman

Three different sizes of plain figures of houses lying on a green grass with a magnifying glass on the biggest.

10 Common Green Features in New-Construction Homes

Newly built homes are up to 30 percent more efficient than even homes built just 10 years ago. Save money and the planet thanks to these common green features in new-construction homes.
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September 2017   By Sanda Brown

View from above of the interior of a house. There is a dining room to the right while the sitting room gas sofas and a little wooden table in the center.

New Home Options That Will Maximize Resale Value

With so many options out there, it’s often hard to know which upgrades will give you the most bang for your buck and add value to your home. Here are the top new home options that will maximize your home’s resale value.
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June 2017   By Jennifer Segelke

The kitchen in the Francesco IV Plan by Taylor Morrison has a plethora of black slab cabinets, a tan subway tile backsplash, a stainless steel range hood and a large kitchen island with seating for five. At Legacy Estates at Esplanade on Palmer Ranch in Sarasota, Fla.

Tips for Choosing Kitchen Cabinets for Your New Home

You can design the kitchen of your dreams, so what type of kitchen cabinets will you choose? The right ones can make a difference in your storage options, as well as tying your kitchen together. Here are some tips for choosing kitchen cabinets that will work in your new kitchen for years to come.
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February 2018   By Danielle Small

A stunning architectural home design made exclusively of wood is at its completion stage.

What You Need to Know About What Your Home is Made Of

Do you know what your new home will be made of? Your choice of exterior material not only determines how our home will look; it influences your home’s quality, energy efficiency, sustainability and durability. Here's what to know about what your home is made of.
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June 2017   By Michele Lerner

A typical plan of a house with detailed and intricate illustrations.

Open Floor Plans: The Way We Live Today

Open floor plans reflect the way we live today. A good floor plan offers well-planned sight lines and traffic patterns. The flow of rooms balances privacy and togetherness and the placement of windows enhances views. Here's how to select the best plan for your new home.
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June 2017   By Jay McKenzie

Living room of Exhilaration floor plan by Clayton Homes in El Reno, OK

A Home Designer’s Easy Guide to Traditional Design

This timeless design style is calm, comforting and even a bit predictable – but in a good way. If you need some interior design tips for your new home, this guide may be perfect for you.
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November 2018   By Rebecca Rosenberg

A home office in the Beech plan by Meritage Homes is full of natural light, due to the plethora of windows in the space. A desk sits diagonally behind two leather wing back chairs. At the Hills at Legacy – Woodland Series in Prosper, Texas.

Want to Be More Productive? Use These Tips to Design Your Home Office

If you’re one of the 4 million Americans that work from home, don’t forget about one of the most valuable parts of your new home: the home office. Here are tips to designing a home office that will inspire more productivity.
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February 2018   By Danielle Small

A brown dog lying on a fluffy white cotton with its head resting on a doll.

How to Pet Proof Your New Home

A new-home transition isn’t always easy on your pets. Check out these tips on how to pet proof your new home to make it better for them.
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June 2017   By Drew Knight