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Kitchen Design Trends for 2020

Kitchen Design Trends for 2020

At Homes By Dickerson, we believe in the power of a really great kitchen, because what could be better than creating something delicious to share with the ones you love? Take a look at the top kitchen design trends that caught our eye and get inspired to design a beautiful gourmet kitchen in The Home of Your Life!

 

Kitchen.

Something Navy: While black and white reigns supreme as the most classic color scheme in home design, modern kitchens are craving a little something different. Is navy the new black? This timeless color reflects elegance, understated luxury, and style like none other and works great for your cabinets.

 

Pops of color in kitche.

Pops of Personality: Sometimes the simplest of touches make the biggest statements. If you enjoy a neutral-toned aesthetic but want to infuse your personality into your space, use bright pops of color in “unexpected places,” including your appliances and hoods. Of course, a lovely piece of decor for your island is always appreciated. 

 

Open shelving.

Curated Feel: With the popularity of open shelving, curated pieces in your home are now more in than ever. Display your all-time favorites pieces, from crocks to vases, and watch your kitchen come to life with a cozy, contemporary vibe. This design strategy brings your personality to light and keeps your kitchen timeless.

 

New Gadgets: In 2020, just about everything you can buy makes life easier and more enjoyable… and fun kitchen tools are no exception. Try a sleek salad chopper for 5-star quality side dishes, an egg timer for breakfast just the way you want it, or an avocado slicer to add delicious flair to breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

 

Colored backsplash.

Let There Be Color: If you are attracted to bright colors, don’t let the minimalist trend sway you. Brightly-colored tile backsplashes are now just as trendy in homes as whites and neutral colors and add so much cheer to your space. Play around with matching furniture and items and don’t be afraid to “color outside the lines.”

 

Kitchen - Plate Rack

Perfectly Plated: You already know that open shelving is having its moment, but did you know that plate racks are coming in hot as well? Whether on your countertop or mounted on a wall, a vintage plate rack is a classic addition that packs contemporary style. Display your beautiful plate ware proudly (and enjoy the convenience).

There’s something uniquely satisfying about introducing a new piece of decor or color into your Homes By Dickerson kitchen. In 2020 and beyond, dust off your interior design skills and get to work on something special for your new space! Cheers to a new year and new beginnings.

Meet Your Perfect Match at Homes By Dickerson

Meet Your Perfect Match at Homes By Dickerson

At Homes By Dickerson, you don’t have to wait another minute to find the home you truly love. After all, 2020 is about having everything you want at your fingertips, and your home should be no exception. Our team knows gorgeous homes and the beautiful Triangle area better than anyone else, so let us be your matchmaker… 

 

We currently have 4 eligible homes that are high end, comfortable, and filled with personality… talk about the whole package. Not to mention, they’re ready to be moved into now! This Valentine’s Day, it’s not just about the love of your life — it’s also about The Home of Your Life. Newly built and luxurious from top to bottom, these stunners are just as warm and welcoming as they are innovative and functional. 

 

Available Quick Move-In Homes

 

Wendell Falls home exterior.

1017 Groveview Wynd (Home Site 390)

3 Beds | 2 Baths | 2,405 Square Feet | $387,700
Community: Wendell Falls

Home Style: Cottage

 

Features: green certified, open kitchen, breakfast nook, and living area, main-floor study and laundry room, main-floor master suite with generous walk-in closet and spacious shower with bench, large recreation room with unfinished storage, green features include tankless water and sealed and condition crawl space, wood views and privacy

 

Sunset Bluffs home exterior.

2405 Plow Ridge Road (Home Site 250)

5 Beds | 5 Baths | 4,030 Square Feet | $595,000
Community: Sunset Bluffs

 

Features: Beautiful kitchen with professional series of appliances, huge family room, main-floor guest suite and formal dining room, second-floor master suite with spacious master bathroom and closet, 3 large guest bedrooms, enormous bonus room and 6th bedroom suite in finished basement

 

Wendell Falls home exterior.

1236 Elk Falls Drive (Home Site 659)

4 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,636 Square Feet | $412,900
Community: Wendell Falls

Home Style: Craftsman

 

Features: recreation room, home office, guest bedroom, and bathroom on main floor, formal dining room/study, open-concept kitchen with breakfast nook, custom finishes throughout, and access to screen porch, second-floor master suite, multipurpose recreation room, incredible laundry room, 2 additional bedrooms, wooded views out back

 

Traditions home exterior.

1212 Reservoir View Lane (Home Site 36)

4 Beds | 3.5 Baths | 3,403 Square Feet | $613,900

Community: Traditions at Wake Forest

Home Style: Traditional

Features: open kitchen and family room, private study, formal dining room, main-floor master suite with a large walk-in closet and luxury bathroom with a free-standing tub, 3 guest bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a bonus room on the second floor, ample walk-in storage, site-finished hardwoods, tankless water, and sealed crawl

In all of these modern communities, you and your family have the peace and privacy you love, as well as easy access to downtown, nearby cities, and roadways. In a beautiful home nestled into the charming expanse of the Triangle area, where recreation, cultural attractions, and gorgeous scenery await, your life becomes the love story for which you always hoped.

Whatever you’re looking for — we have your match right here. Our Homes By Dickerson team cannot wait for 2020 to be the year your dreams come true… let’s make it happen! For more information about how you can own The Home of Your Life, contact Whitney at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com.

Date Night in The Triangle

Date Night in The Triangle

Trendy, intimate restaurants and cocktail bars. Vibrants arts and culture. Hidden gems around every corner. No part of North Carolina says romance quite like the Triangle area around Raleigh! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there are so many downtown hotspots close to your new home to celebrate with your sweetheart.

 

Whether you love to enjoy a gourmet meal or indulge in a new experience, you’re bound to find something special just minutes from your custom new home in the Triangle. Take a look at our winter 2020 recommendations for romantic fun around the beautiful Triangle area in North Carolina:

 

Couple at bar.

Eat & Imbibe

 

Garland: Get your taste buds ready — this Triangle treasure serves authentically delicious Indian and Asian cuisine in a fun and funky atmosphere. After dinner, head downstairs for a cocktail in the subterranean bar.

 

Crawford and Son: You can expect a top-notch meal at this sleek yet cozy eatery, with dishes like crispy catfish, hamachi crudo, chicken confit, and more. Just make sure to save room for desserts like the orange creamsicle.

 

Brewery Bhavana: Tucked into the historic Moore Square Park, this high-end dim sum restaurant (plus flower shop, bookstore, and brewery) has been named the #10 best new restaurant in the country… come see why!

 

Watts & Ward: Slink into this vintage-inspired basement cocktail bar and taste-test the city’s most delectable cocktails. You’ll come for the cool ambiance and vibe and stay for the happy moments with the one you love.

 

Couple in the city.

Enjoy the Experience

 

Videri Chocolate Factory: Satisfy your sweet tooth with your sweetheart at this candy lover’s oasis. Take a tour and shop your favorite chocolates to bring back for a “night cap” in your Homes By Dickerson home. 

 

The Cary Theater: Quaint, charming, and as cool as can be, this old-fashioned theater offers indie films, music, and live performances including comedy and improv. Revel in the romance of your favorite entertainment.

 

Triangle Rock Club: Who knew breaking a sweat could melt your heart? If you both love a little adventure, this vibrant gym is the spot for you. From rock climbing to yoga, you’ll get your hearts pumping in no time.

 

Irregardless Cafe: There’s something undeniably romantic about live music — especially at a venue as sweet as this. Enjoy a band you’ve never seen before in a small, intimate setting with food, cocktails, and more.

From all of us at Homes By Dickerson, we hope you enjoy a lovely Valentine’s Day!

The Advantages of Buying a New Home

The Advantages of Buying a New Home

At Homes By Dickerson, we believe your home should reflect you inside and out — your style, your personality, your needs… that’s why we call it The Home of Your Life. With a custom, high-performance home as your canvas, you can make your space entirely yours without sacrificing the choices that are most important to you.

 

A beautiful new home in The Triangle offers unbeatable benefits that make everyday life sweeter than ever. Best of all, during the building process, we ensure to educate you, support you, and make this process as easy as we can. Take a look at the advantages of a new Homes By Dickerson home:

 

Easier To Maintain: 

 

  • Used: Old, antiquated systems that require repairs, causing code concerns and maintenance issues
  • New: New plumbing, electric, heating, and cooling systems that run efficiently and prevent maintenance and replacements that can cost thousands

Living room.

 

The Home of Your Life: 

 

  • Used: Design choices that reflect another family from another time
  • New: Personalized materials and special features that reflect your personal style, so you’ll move in knowing that you already love the features in your home (and won’t have to spend thousands making design changes and additions down the road)

 

Energy Efficiency: 

 

  • Used: Missing many of the green and smart home features that you’re looking for today
  • New: Energy Star Certified, crafted to the National Green Building Standard, and voluntarily built to the NC HERO Code, which decreases your utility bills and keeps your family comfortable year-round

 

Living room.

Floor Plan: 

 

  • Used: A layout that’s completely out of your hands (and not in sync with your lifestyle)
  • New: A contemporary, award-winning floor plan chosen and customized by you, with the help of our in-house architect, to fit your specific style and preferences

 

Amenities.

Amenities: 

 

  • Used: An unfamiliar location, lot, or community that you didn’t necessarily want or choose
  • New: A beautiful planned community with the contemporary amenities you love, like parks and community spaces, that’s close to the conveniences you need, like schools and transit

 

Warranty: 

 

  • Used: Depending on its age, the home and everything in it are likely past warranty coverage, so no warranties mean large repair bills
  • New: Invaluable peace of mind with our customer care program for the next year and beyond

 

At Homes By Dickerson, we strive to be good stewards of your money, building custom designs which are not only aesthetically beautiful but built to the highest energy-efficiency standards. Our award-winning plans will save you money on your monthly utility bills, increase your comfort, and give you peace of mind that your home is built with the highest quality materials in some of the best locations in The Triangle.

 

For more information about how you can own The Home of Your Life, contact Whitney at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com.

Declutter The Home of Your Life in the New Year

Declutter The Home of Your Life in the New Year

You may have heard about the recent “home decluttering” trend, but have you put a plan of your own into motion? If 2019 brought an abundance of extra items into your living space, then 2020 is all about getting rid of what you don’t need — and keeping the things that serve a purpose in your life.

 

At Homes By Dickerson, we believe that 2020 is your year to enjoy the little moments without the stress of unnecessary clutter. With a new home in Raleigh, NC and Charleston, SC that’s as organized as you need it to be, you can sit back, relax, and take in the best things that life has to offer. Take a look at our favorite tips and tricks to declutter your stuff.

 

How To Declutter Your Home

 

Decide What To Store: Before you start, it’s a good idea to “assess your mess” and make a smart decision about how much storage you may want to buy. Go through each room and envision the bins you’ll need to keep everything clean and tidy, whether it’s fabric bins for your rec room or plastic bins for food storage.

 

Hanging organizer.

Use Your Doors: Don’t underestimate the versatility of doors! The back of a door can be a life-saver. For instance, a great idea in one of your guest suites or bonus rooms is to use an over-the-door organizer, shoe rack, or hook rack will free up space while storing everything from shoes and jackets to hats, belts, scarves, and anything else you need.

 

Master closet.

Clean Your Closet: First things first, ask yourself: “Do I really need it?” Donate items you don’t wear or don’t make you feel great, and keep the ones you love. You’ll be amazed at how much easier (and more enjoyable) it is to step into a clean and organized walk-in closet that only holds the things you truly enjoy.  

 

Tupperware.

Free Up Your Fridge: It’s so easy for a refrigerator to become cluttered with food, no matter the size of your family. Because boxes, containers, and bags that hold leftovers take up so much space, make it a habit to put your food in your own Tupperware once you get home and label them with the date. Pro tip: do the same with bulk foods, snacks, etc. in your kitchen’s custom-built pantry to free up even more space.

 

Ladder shelf.

Stay Trendy: A beautiful storage ottoman is not only a comfortable seat in your master bedroom, it’s a great way to keep items off the floor. Similarly, functional and stylish ladder shelves are perfect for picture frames, candles, succulents, watches and jewelry, books, and so much more.

 

Recipe Box.

Organize Recipes: We all grow attached to our favorite recipes, but that doesn’t mean we need the whole cookbook. One way to free up extra space in your open, gourmet kitchen is to scan the recipes you use and love from cookbooks, cut out your favorites from magazines, and organize them into clear pages in a binder.

 

Living room.

Start Small: If you’re ever feeling overwhelmed, a great way to destress is to do simple tasks like making your bed. A few quick ways to clear your home (and your head) are to fluff up and organize the pillows on your couch, straighten up your rugs, dust off counters and windows, and wipe down tables.

At Homes By Dickerson, we have a good feeling that 2020 is going to be your best year yet. With a little decluttering in your spacious and comfortable home, you have the chance to start off every day with a breath of fresh air. For more information about our custom, high-performance homes in The Triangle or Charleston, please call 919-205-3404.

Briar Chapel hosts Holiday Sip and Shop!

Briar Chapel hosts Holiday Sip and Shop!

Join us for some Holiday Cheer while checking off a few of your Christmas gift items as Briar Chapel hosts Holiday Sip and Shop! On December 8th, Newland Communities will host a Holiday Sip and Shop in Briar Chapel where you can tour beautiful model homes, enjoy delicious holiday treats, and browse through the wares of local vendors.  Homes By Dickerson is excited to participate in this progressive event and cannot wait for you to visit our new Sales and Design Center on the tour!

First, stop by our brand new Sales and Design Center (1342 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill) to sample charcuterie, cheese and wine!  You will also get the chance to see beautiful masterpieces from local artists, all provided from Color By Creation.  We are still putting the finishing touches on this renovated space but know you will love the changes we have made thus far.

Once you have had your fill of tasty delicacies, we encourage you to tour the rest of this award-winning community including The Briar Club, any of the 20 parks and playgrounds, 900-acres of open space, fantastic walking trails, and of course, our move-in ready homesHomes By Dickerson has several custom options for you whether you are looking to move in right away or experience the building journey with our team.

Did we mention the sports courts, the wooded views, and the convenience to local dining and shopping?  Just minutes from fabulous Chapel Hill, Briar Chapel offers the best of all worlds and just think, you could enjoy these worlds in your very own custom, high-performance design from Homes By Dickerson!

For more information on attending the Sip and Shop or on any of our Homes By Dickerson homes in Briar Chapel, please contact Whitney at 919-646-8771 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com.  We would love to help you find The Home of Your Life while you Sip and Shop!

Wendell Falls hosts annual Sip and Shop!

Wendell Falls hosts annual Sip and Shop!

Join us for some Holiday Cheer and check off a few of your Christmas gift items at the same time as Wendell Falls hosts annual Sip and Shop! On December 7th, Newland Communities will host its annual Sip and Shop in Wendell Falls where you can tour beautiful model homes, enjoy delicious holiday treats, and browse through the wares of local vendors.  Homes By Dickerson is excited to participate in this progressive event and cannot wait for you to visit our two decorated model homes on the tour!

First, stop by our Concord model (416 Vintage Point Lane) to sample holiday punch and peppermint bark as well as check out delicacies from Bailey Lane Baking Company and The Flourish Market.   Take in the custom details, gorgeous trim, barn doors, and vaulted ceilings in this almost 3000 square foot Parade of Homes Gold Winner!

Next, you will want not want to miss our Grayson model home (736 Daniel Ridge Road) featuring Christmas cookies, hot chocolate and beautiful products from Sawyer Creek Candle.   This incredible home boasts an open floor plan, pet-friendly mudroom, rear load garage, breezeway, separate casita, and so much more!

Of course, a true Wendell Falls experience is not complete without walking up to The Farmhouse and Farmhouse Cafe.  Delicious coffee, a blazing fire, comfy couches and a gorgeous view await you to round off your holiday evening!

For more information on the Wendell Falls Sip and Shop, our Concord or Grayson model homes or any of our move-in ready homes in this award-winning community, please contact Whitney at Whitney@HomesByDickerson or 919-495-4977

South Carolina Division recognized at 2019 PRISM Awards!

South Carolina Division recognized at 2019 PRISM Awards!

Congratulations to our South Carolina Division for receiving a ”Best Single-Family Home” award at the 2019 PRISM Awards on November 1st!  The PRISM awards, hosted by The Charleston Home Builder’s Association recognizes “excellence in the field of sales, marketing, construction, and the promotion of new homes.”

We are excited for our Magnolia design to be named as one of the best built homes in the Charleston area.

This stunning floor plan boasts almost 2400 square feet of beautiful trim details including elongated wainscoting in the dining room, custom-built lockers, and wood shelving in the spacious master closet.  The master up configuration features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a formal dining room, screened porch, flex/rec space and a 2-car garage!  However, its special features are what makes it truly stand out from the pond and “natural space” views, eco-select green features (The Magnolia has a 55 HERS Score offering your family the opportunity for lower utility bills and better indoor air quality), open stairway detail with large windows allowing for natural light, and an over-sized slider leading to the screened porch.   All entries were judged on curb appeal, functionality of floor plan, exterior and interior design, use of interior space, special design features, and construction technique/materials.

Click here to view this award-winning home!

Almost two years ago, Homes By Dickerson decided to venture into the Charleston area, a completely new market for this high-performance, custom home builder.  Partnering with the developer Newland Communities, Homes By Dickerson introduced its custom-designed plans to the thriving Nexton neighborhood and has been diligently working on promoting its quality of materials chosen, craftsmanship, exceptional customer service and attention to detail.  We are honored by this award and look forward to many more years of building and growing in the Charleston market.

For more information on how you can find The Home of Your Life by Homes By Dickerson in Nexton, please contact Whitney White at 843-466-4875 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com

Greet The Season at our next Realtor Social!

Greet The Season at our next Realtor Social!

Realtors, let us help you get ready for the holidays when you Greet The Season at our next Realtor Social in Wendell Falls!  First, visit our Grayson model home where you can enjoy Thanksgiving-inspired delicacies and drinks.  Then stop by our Concord model for holiday desserts and decorating tips for the upcoming season.  We will have live demonstrations with our award-winning designers and events to stir your holiday imagination.  Do not forget to hop into one of our available golf carts and tour our move-in ready homes-grab a punch card, get it punched at each stop along the way and enter to win an exciting gift card!  You can expect a few more surprises in our model homes as well!

Please join us on Tuesday, November 19th from 11:30am-1:30pm in the beautiful Wendell Falls:

The Grayson at Griffin Square
736 Daniel Ridge Road, Wendell

Most importantly we want your clients to experience the sights and sounds of the holiday season in The Home of Their Life by Homes By Dickerson!  Whether they want to bake in their gourmet kitchen, relax in their luxurious master bath, or entertain friends and family in their living spaces, we have a custom home to meet their needs.

We hope that you will be able to Greet The Season with The Homes By Dickerson Team in Wendell Falls!  Come learn more about this new home community with its fantastic amenities, our beautiful custom homes and how you can your find your clients The Home of Their Life!

For more information, please contact Whitney at Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com or 919-495-4977.

Please RSVP to Anna at Anna@HomesByDickerson.com or 984-239-4159

Homes By Dickerson Creates Company Newsletter!

Homes By Dickerson Creates Company Newsletter!

Homes By Dickerson is excited to announce the launch of its first ever newsletter sharing “Inspiration for The Home of Your Life!”

Months ago we tasked ourselves with creating a newsletter which would convey The Homes By Dickerson brand through lifestyle articles, photos, updates, and helpful tips.  Our goal being to connect with those who are still dreaming of a custom home, encourage those who are starting the process, and remain in touch with those who are already part of The Homes By Dickerson family.  Now it is time to launch our newest endeavor and we could not be more excited!

Click here to view the Autumn 2019 edition of our newsletter!

While contemplating when to debut our company newsletter, we immediately thought of Autumn.  There is something incredibly inspiring about the sights, sounds, and fragrances of this season that highlights the spaces in a home.  Outside, leaves are turning deep reds and burnished golds.  Front porches and outdoor living spaces are being graced with flickering lanterns and fall decor.  Kitchens are filled with rich and aromatic spices while family room fireplaces start to blaze and crackle.  Autumn also happens to be when we reveal our custom-built Parade Homes, a line up of nine unique designs which has challenged and pushed our team all year long.  It just made sense that our newsletter would come to life at the same time.

In this issue, our Design Team shares how we are inspired to create the homes we display on Parade.  The reality is that, as a custom builder, our goal is to treat every home as a Parade Home because we are committed to building you The Home of Your Life.  The rooms and spaces that we design are to hold your life in all seasons

Whether you are still in the dreaming phase, looking for a new home, or already a Homes By Dickerson homeowner, we hope that these pages will provide Inspiration for The Home of Your Life!

The Homes By Dickerson Team