Showing posts from December, 2013

Ideas for Transforming Your Unused Basement

Is your family room or living area too crowded? Do the kids seem to be accumulating more stuff?  Is your finished basement in dire need of a facelift? If you said yes to any of these, the answer may lie right under your feet. As families grow, many homeowners find themselves needing extra living space. And while building an addition onto your home is an option, finishing the basement is often the easier, more cost effective choice.

Wilcox Customers Explain Why Their Home Designs Perfectly Suit a Carefree Lifestyle

Customers agree that Wilcox Communities offers exceptional floor plans and carefree, lifestyle-rich communities that are perfect for continuing life’s next chapter.

Wilcox Communities understands that a home is a reflection of the owner’s lifestyle. That’s why their goal is to help home buyers achieve all the personal touches they have dreamt would one day become a reality. They do this by designing stunning homes with elegant exterior finishes, stair free layouts, open living spaces, extended outdoor living rooms and many other convenient, amenity-rich features perfectly tailored for luxury, hassle-free living.

Wilcox Communities: New Models Coming to Crossings at Golden Pond

Luxurious Maintenance-free Ranch Villas Located Close to Parks, Shopping and Dining The Crossings at Golden Pond in Kent, Ohio presents new ranch models coming soon. Kent, located less than fifteen miles northeast of Akron and about 40 miles south of Cleveland, boasts an idyllic community for individuals of all ages whether you are a busy professional or someone looking to downsize. With a population of just under 30,000, the city of Kent offers a thriving downtown and Main Street community plus diverse dining and shopping venues.

Sea Pines New Models Offer Maintenance-Free Living Minutes From The Beach

Imagine living in a gorgeous villa near the beach and waking up every morning to the serene setting with sun-kissed views and the smell of saltwater in the air. Sea Pines at Bon Secour’s Ranch Villas can make this dream a reality thanks to their prime location in Foley, Alabama, just five miles from the emerald coast of Gulf Shores. When buyers choose Sea Pines at Bon Secour, they are not only choosing an exciting town offering exceptional amenities and fantastic shopping locations, but also maintenance-free living and an inclusive clubhouse community that is sure to exceed their every need.

Artificial vs. Natural Christmas Trees: Which is Greener?

A new study by the American Christmas Tree Association highlights the ways that both artificial Christmas trees and natural Christmas trees are environmentally friendly, taking into account factors including tree origin, tree miles traveled and length of time the tree will be kept. In truth, both trees have green benefits. This Christmas, dig deeper into the Christmas tree debate to determine whether your family is best served by a natural Christmas tree or an artificial tree.

3 Fun and Easy Christmas Traditions You Need to Start Now

What would the holidays be without traditions? Well, they would be boring and forgettable. Traditions are what you and your kids look forward to year after year. Traditions are what your children will remember when they have their own kids, and they may even carry them on. Suffice it to say, what you do with your family when December rolls around is very important because it will not soon be forgotten. Here are a few easy ideas you can implement in your family this year to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining

We all have a picture in our heads of what the perfect holiday should look like, and it usually contains an unrealistic amount of work, money and planning to pull it off. One thing all our holiday fantasies have in common is a smiling, stress-free host or hostess who is actually enjoying the fantastic get together they worked so hard to plan. Your holiday can be less stressful and more fun if you're willing to bring a little more reality into your holiday fantasy.

Creating the Perfect Holiday Planter for Your Porch

During the holiday season your home will likely see more visitors than usual. From dinner parties to cookie exchanges, your doormat is going to be getting a lot of foot traffic. While you are surely sprucing up your home's interior to impress, don’t forget that the exterior of your home is just as important. It is the first thing your guests will see and it will set the tone for what your guests can expect when they enter your home's threshold. Of course, there are many ways to decorate your porch for the season, but creating a festive holiday planter is one of the easiest and most fun.

4 Steps to Follow When Decorating Your Christmas Tree

No matter what other Christmas decorations you use, your tree is undoubtedly the focal point of your home. From the glowing lights to the stunning display of ornaments to the abundance of gifts underneath it, the tree just captures your attention, so you better make it look good. Obviously, there are several different ways to decorate your tree, but here are a few general tips to get you started.

Wilcox Communities Announces New Models Coming Soon to Villas at Wicklow in Nixa

Maintenance-Free Ranch Living in a Charming Clubhouse Community
Homebuyers looking to add a little variety in their life needn’t look any further than Villas at Wicklow in Nixa, Missouri. There, residents will not only enjoy their luxurious, maintenance-free home in suburban Nixa, but they will also have the opportunity of checking out all that the bustling city of Springfield has to offer. Villas at Wicklow is the perfect solution for anyone craving the excitement of city life without losing the comforts of a private community in a small town setting.

Ideas for Decorating Your Fireplace Mantel for the Holidays

A fireplace mantel is sure to be the room's focal point at any time of the year. But the grandeur of a mantel is impossible to ignore during the holiday season. It's a natural setting for an eye-catching display that may even rival the Christmas tree, if you do it right. Learn how to make a style statement and update the overall look of your holiday decor with these simple ideas.

New Ranch Models Now Under Construction at the Cottages at Pryse Farm in Farragut

Wilcox Communities presents buyers with maintenance-free lifestyle and a newly opened community clubhouse.
If you’re looking for maintenance-free, luxury living, then look no further than the Cottages at Pryse Farm, a distinctive residential community of stunning, ranch homes by Wilcox Communities—one of the country’s most celebrated homebuilders. From on-the-go career professionals to active adults, Cottages at Pryse Farm offers something for every type of homebuyer.

Tips for Choosing the Right Christmas Tree

If the great debate over real or artificial has already been decided wait just a minute before you head to the garage to find your ax. Enthusiasm without planning causes thousands of families to open presents outdoors on Christmas morning because their tree wouldn't fit through the door. Well maybe not, but it is the cause of many beautiful trees getting butchered in order to fit into their allotted spaces.

Woodstock Spreads the Holiday Cheer

We may have just finished celebrating Halloween, but it’s already time for the next two biggest holidays of the year! Fortunately, the town of Woodstock is more than prepared to get its residents in the holiday spirit. Make this year special by checking out Woodstock’s abundant list of festivals and events!

Tricks and Tips for Hanging Outdoor Holiday Lights

Once again it's time for that honored seasonal tradition of climbing up into the spider-web covered recesses of your attic or garage to retrieve dusty boxes of Christmas decorations. After several non-stop hours spent unsnarling an octopus of wires you're finally ready to take your life into your hands and ascend the rickety ladder to the rooftop to finish the job before Santa gets there. If this sounds like a familiar scenario --and one you'd like to avoid -- read on to learn the tricks and tips of hanging outdoor holiday lights that will save time (and possibly injury) and have your home looking festive.