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What is Multi-Generational Living?

December 1, 2022

Multi-generational living is a wonderful option for the entire family! We are proud to be one of the few multi-generational builders in Northern Virginia.


5 Ways to Prepare Your Kitchen for the Holidays

November 22, 2022

It’s finally here-the best time of the year. Celebrations abound and time is spent with family and loved ones. Of course, one of the most important parts of the holidays is food. Sharing a meal with loved ones can bring back fond memories of previous holidays, childhood memories, or love for those passed on. Food is so integral to our traditions and culture and taking the time to make these items is a simple way to bring families together. You’ll spend a lot of time in your kitchen during the holidays, so it is important to start with a clean slate. Here are a few ideas to get you started.  


How to Design the Perfect Powder Room

November 17, 2022

Powder rooms are small and fierce, but what exactly is a powder room? It’s a bathroom without a shower or tub that’s intended for guest use only. Since little ones won’t be splashing around here and leaving their bath toys behind, you can really dress up this room and add design features to your heart’s content. Here are some of our favorite powder rooms and what makes them unique. Consider adding some of these features to the powder room you’re going to build in your dream home.  


Welcome to the Ashland

November 10, 2022

Living in a multigenerational household can bring so much joy into the lives of all who live in the home. Grandparents build relationships with their grandchildren, parents can care for their parents while simultaneously care for their children, and children have ample opportunities to learn from their more experienced loved ones. This floorplan is a great option for families who see this lifestyle as a benefit.  


How to Winterize Your Home: Hygge Style

October 20, 2022

Fall and winter are the perfect times to turn your home into a cozy haven. Scandinavian culture has mastered the art of cozy with hygge (pronounced Hoo-gah), meaning “to comfort.” The idea of this lifestyle is to create a comforting and cozy atmosphere in your home that allows you to truly rest and unwind while you are spending time at home. Here are a few things you can do to create a hygge environment in your home.  


Make Your Home Work For You pt.1

September 1, 2022

You are the sum of all your decisions and making compromises on something seemingly insignificant can truly impact the quality of your life. You need to prioritize what matters to you in the long run. If any of these goals resonate with you, consider building them in the home of your dreams. Don’t compromise on your goals due to lack of space in your current home. Build a home that is going to work for you.


Back to School Tips

August 18, 2022

Long summer days are almost over, and school is almost in session. No matter what the school year looks like for you, start the year right. Here are a few tips that will give you the best first day of school yet! 


How to make the perfect charcuterie board 

July 21, 2022

Now that you've finished building your dream home it's time to build one more thing before your guests arrive-a charcuterie board! This serves as a great appetizer(or main course depending on how much you'd like to spend on supplies) for guests of all ages. Here's our guide to creating the perfect board to wow your guests! Not only will they love your home, they'll love your snack board too.


Summer Entertaining Tips 

July 14, 2022

Now that you've finished building your dream home it's time to party! Use the season to your advantage and host a fantastic evening for your loved ones. They supported you during your build, now it's time to thank them for that support and show off your dream home as a treat. Here are five tips to get you started.


How to Create a Peaceful Atmosphere in the Home

June 30, 2022

Home is where the heart is, and if your heart is constantly running around and feeling stressed, it is time to take care of the home. There are plenty of small things you can add to your home that will make it a peaceful environment where you can truly rest at the end of the day. 


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