Floor Plan Friday- Landis by Drees Custom Homes

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Happy Friday! Let’s take a look at the gorgeous Landis floor plan by Drees Custom Homes. This 3,123 square foot home has 4 bedrooms, with option of adding 5th, and 3 full baths. You notice immediately that this home is a one story floor plan with an awesome split 3 car garage. The focus of this floor plan is that it has so much space on a single floor, spread out with so many great upgrade and options you can customize. An additional option includes an enclosed courtyard entrance which is just beautiful! Walking into this home you notice the spacious rooms with a secluded master suite. Upstairs game room and 5th bedroom option or you can make one of the secondary bedrooms a game room or sun room, as you prefer.  The options are endless! The open living, dining, and kitchen are great for entertaining. This floor plan is a must-see!! 
 
The Landis is currently being built in Windsong Ranch, which is located in Prosper and Prosper ISD. A master-planning community with tons of amenities including a community cafe’, welcome center, two-acre lake, pool and much more!! Call us today at 214-620-0411 for a tour of Windsong Ranch and to see this beautiful floor plan, you don’t want to miss out! 
 

Decorating your Home for the Holidays

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The Holidays are meant to be a time to enjoy precious moments spent with family and friends, but all too often we find ourselves rushing to decorate our homes perfectly. The good news is a few garlands of evergreens, a colorful wreath in the window, or an arrangement of simple candles flickering on the mantel can create an abundance of cheer. Here are some quick and easy ways to make your home festive this Holiday season:

Develop a Theme!

Something as simple as an unique container filled with ornaments can tie a room’s theme together. Decide which palette you want as far as colors. This helps when decorating tree and placing decorations throughout house that makes the theme flow throughout. Pinterest has great DIY projects to create decoration pieces that go along with any theme. Choose a couple colors and go from there….easy start to making your home festive.

Garland, Garland, Everywhere!

It’s difficult to overdo it on that classic winter decoration, the garland of evergreen. Add some visual interest by weaving in lights, pine cones, strips of thick ribbon, or bright seasonal berries. Whether hung over doorways, draped between shelves, or wrapped around a dining table centerpiece, there’s space for this fragrant favorite anywhere.

Lights! 

Whether outdoors, strung along your bushes, or wound around your staircase, lights add a soft glow and create a comfortable atmosphere. White or color lights….let them shine bright. ‘Tis the season for lighting anywhere you want it to be! 

 
Keep it simple…and don’t forget the tree!

We sometimes feel overwhelmed thinking we need more Holiday decorations when in fact sometimes simple is best. Adding pops of color with a lighted JOY sign or Santa will draw that Holiday feel without cluttering the shelf with several decoration pieces. Spread out the bulbs on the tree and add more ribbon for the full yet simple look.

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There are many ways to make the inside and outside of your home cozy, inviting and a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Turn on that Holiday music and include the entire family….happy decorating!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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From our families to yours, we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! May your heart be filled with gladness and your home be filled with joy today and always! 

Floor Plan Friday- Bandera by Beazer Homes

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Our featured floor plan is a MUST SEE in the quiet community of Erwin Farms in McKinney, The Bandera floor plan is a beautiful one-story home featuring 3 bedrooms, a study, and 2-1/2 baths. This spread out floor plan offers all of the elegant features that Beazer Homes builds.  You are welcomed into an open foyer down a gallery hall and into a spacious, open living area. The kitchen overlooks the gorgeous family room that offers a fireplace with optional cabinets. Perfect for entertaining! The large, secluded master suite is tucked at the back of the home with the other 2 bedrooms and study towards the front. This home offers many great options and upgrade to customize and make your own. 
 
Erwin Farms is in North McKinney and is located in McKinney ISD. Future amenity center with pool and splash park, this community is one to see in person! Give us a call at 214-620-0411 for VIP tour of this floor plan or any other floor plan you want to see! Happy Friday! 
 

Thanksgiving Hosting Tips

When hosting, each year you try to make this Thanksgiving easier than the last, and every year you end up spending more time running around the house than enjoying your guests.We want to help change that so here are some tips to help you prepare in advance to help you de-stress when your guests arrive!  Whether you are entertaining multiple families or you are having a small intimate gathering, Thanksgiving is to be enjoyed by the host, too. Here are some tips to help you prepare your home, and your meal for a Thanksgiving that will be remembered for years to come.

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  1. Invite your guests now! While you may want to try to have an ‘open door’ policy that anyone who wants to drop by on Thanksgiving is welcome, this tens to make for an uncertainty in planning. Inviting guests now allows you ample time to invite a few more guests if you’d like. This will help you budget for food, time, chairs…and your nerves!
  2. Choose your menu well in advance! Consider going through family traditional recipes in your cookbooks, or visiting your favorite food blogs, or websites for ideas. If choosing a potluck, plan out a list of what type of food you’d like guests to bring and advise them once they accept the invitation. 
  3. Plan your holiday table! Whether you prefer a formal dining experience or you will go with a casual dinner, plan table linen, dinnerware, seats, and serving ware now. Add a pop of color when picking the table linen or place a few pumpkins around for decor. Planning in advance helps lessen the stress the morning of.
  4. Prep your kitchen! After you have planned the meal, make sure to prep your kitchen with plenty of serving utensils, and plan where the food will be served. This will help you when preparing food and for the ease of serving. This also will help guests find what they need easily without asking you where items are!
  5. Enjoy your guests! While this step isn’t about preparation, it is the most important step! The holidays only come around once a year, and Thanksgiving is a time to cherish those around you, and give thanks for having loved ones near. 

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We hope you find these tips helpful when preparing for your Thanksgiving holiday meal and home. Remember to keep an open mind and be flexible when planning, to help lessen the stress that comes when hosting. Every detail doesn’t have to be thought out and your guests will be thankful for you opening up your home to have them over to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday together! 

Floor Plan Friday- Baypoint by Megatel Homes

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Our featured floor plan is a MUST SEE in the quiet community of Saddlecreek in Prosper. The Baypoint floor plan by Megatel Homes is a gorgeous 3,578 square foot home with so much personality to offer! It features 4 bedrooms and 2-1/2 bathrooms with more options to add or change up. With the majority of the living space on the first floor, you can spread out with separate bedrooms with a unique walk through study. Oversized kitchen with butler pantry option features great entertaining space including a large kitchen island. This floor plan in this community also has split 3rd car garage. 
 
Saddlecreek is a quiet community tucked away in Prosper but also close to all retail and located in Prosper ISD. Saddlecreek also has several lakes, hike and bike trails as well as beautiful outdoor spaces for the entire family. Call us today at 214-620-0411 to see this floor plan and community with all it has to offer!
 

Floor Plan Friday: 1826 Plan with Darling Homes

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The 1826 Plan with Darling homes offers the colonial style with spacious layout! This featured floor plan offers 2,595 square with 4 bedrooms and 3 bath. You are welcomed into this home through a beautiful front covered porch option. Unlike many of the floor plans you see with other builders, Darling has placed the spacious master suite at the front of the house along with a guest suite on the first floor. The option for an outdoor living space between house and separate garage is a must-see! So many great features and upgrade options available including a 3rd fireplace! The front porch option has curb appeal that is perfect for those cool mornings watching the sun rise with a cup of coffee!

Darling Homes is currently building this floor plan in Tucker Hill in McKinney, located in Prosper ISD! Tucker Hill is a sought after community that has many great amenities as well as personality in homes throughout the community. Definitely one you want to see in person, call us today at 214-620-0411 and we can take you there!

 

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