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Home Design Trends For 2021

Home Design Trends For 2021

There’s no better time than the beginning of a new year to give your home a “mini makeover.” As you look ahead to 2021, think about the areas of your home that you’d like to spruce up a little (or a lot)! From warm, earthy tones to house plants, there are so many fun trends to try out in your favorite spaces. Take a look at a few top design trends for 2021 that our designers recommend.

Interior Home Design Trends

 

House Plants: If you love the calming, natural vibe of house plants, situate them throughout your favorite spaces, like your kitchen, bedroom, or family room. This is an easy way to spruce up your home without having to make a big adjustment. Try herbs, peace lilies, English ivy, pothos, Chinese evergreens, and more to brighten up your rooms. You can also add pops of color and personality with unique planters.

Bedroom.

Statement Headboards: Nothing says “relaxation” quite like a beautifully designed bedroom. And nothing completes a well-rounded look than a statement headboard for the bed. This year, it’s all about vibrant, lively headboards that become a focal point in the room. From tufted and nailhead styles, to geometric patterns and bright colors, the options are endless. Plus, you can paint an accent wall behind it to complement the look!

Home office.

Home Office: If you’ve already designated a flexible space as an office, you’re ahead of the trend! We’re predicting that home offices are here to stay, which gives you countless opportunities to design and decorate your space, and change it up when you’re ready for something new. The most important thing is to create an office that you’re comfortable working in every day, whether that includes calming plants, accessories like photos and wall art, a soothing wall color, floating bookshelves, a trendy ladder, warm lighting, etc. 

Living room.

Warm, Earthy Tones: Now more than ever, we love the idea of a warm and comforting aura at home. That’s why earthy tones are the perfect colors to incorporate into your spaces, whether as wall colors, in furniture and accessories, throughout table displays and bedding, and more. The natural, earthy look can be created with browns, tans, yellows, warm grays, ivory, soft shades of green, and more — play around with these hues and see what feels best!

Flex Space.

Multipurpose Spaces: Now that you’re spending more time at home, it makes sense to maximize your flexible spaces. For example, if your kids are currently taking virtual classes, you can create a virtual classroom that doubles as a playroom or rec room for after school. For a cozy home office, add storage shelves, a desk, and a chair to your family room (or even your bedroom)! You can also use a flexible room as a home gym and hobby/crafts area, so you and your kids can both utilize the space.

Contemporary Style: No matter the style of your home, whether farmhouse or traditional, we love the look of contemporary touches here and there. Believe it or not, the “grandmillennial” trend is making a huge splash in homes — and it’s so much fun to get creative with! This up-and-coming style is all about comfort, and incorporating the “homey” decor pieces you might find in your grandparents’ home into modern spaces. The grandmillennial trend includes things like floral wallpaper, rattan coffee tables, antique paintings, scalloped lampshades, delicate china, crocheted throws, and more. Try it out and see what feels right!

 

From all of us at Homes By Dickerson, we hope you enjoy sprucing up your home in 2021!

Fun and Easy Ways to Shop For Your Home

Fun and Easy Ways to Shop For Your Home

This holiday season, shopping for your new home has never been easier (or more fun)! At Homes By Dickerson, we have different ways for you to explore our new homes, so you can choose the one you’re most comfortable with. Prefer to take a private tour with a team member? We have you covered. Rather explore from the comfort of your couch? You got it.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to 2020 and welcome the new year with the ultimate gift for you and your family — complete with all-new systems and appliances, an open-concept layout, flexible rooms, outdoor living, plenty of storage, high-end details, and so much more — our team can’t wait to make your holiday dreams come true!

 

Options for New Home Tours

 

Video Chat Tour: Your new home is just a click away. Browse our communities and give us a call to schedule a video chat tour with one of our agents! Get a one on one tour of our homes, communities, and design center all from your phone or computer. Our agents look forward to answering any questions you may have.

Private Tour: If you want to tour a home in person, you can schedule a private and safe tour that adheres to current guidelines. Everything will be sanitized regularly, and we ask that you wear a mask and maintain social distancing. 

The story of your family is bound by the special details; the laughter and secrets you share, the meals and messes you create. And it all happens right at home. In a brand new living space that’s expertly designed to today’s high standards of quality — and your high standards of comfort — you will begin the most rewarding chapters of your life. We can’t wait to get started!

For more information and to schedule a tour, please contact us at 919-205-3404.

Tips For a Safe Thanksgiving

Tips For a Safe Thanksgiving

This year may look different than others, but you can still experience the fun and festive Thanksgiving you look forward to! With a few adjustments and safety precautions, this year’s holiday will feel just as warm and joyful as it always has. At Homes By Dickerson, we believe that connection is the key to a happier life — and we want you to share a happy (and safe) Thanksgiving with your loved ones from the comfort of your new home in North Carolina. Take a look at our helpful tips for making this year’s holiday just as special as the last.


Tips for a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving

 

Change Your Perspective: Change doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, if you look at the situation from a new perspective, you’ll be able to spot the silver linings, and most importantly, find time to relax and have a laugh. It may be hard to accept that a large gathering with family from out of town isn’t practical this year — but there are still so many fun and easy ways to safely connect with everyone while enjoying your normal traditions.

FamilyHost Dinner Outside: If you have family around your home in North Carolina, you may feel confident about the decision to have a small gathering. Get creative and have some fun serving dinner outside on your porch, patio, or deck. Space out chairs for added safety, and incorporate fun, mini hand sanitizers into your placemat displays. If you love a good DIY project, make family face masks!

Cook (Virtually) Together: Even if you can’t physically be together, you can still connect and cook with your loved ones. Set up a video call with your phone, computer, or iPad on your kitchen island, and prepare your meal as you normally would while enjoying the virtual company of family with your favorite music in the background. Once the meal’s ready, keep the video call going while you enjoy it!

thanksgiving table setting

Dive Into Decor: If you’re preparing to enjoy a quiet dinner at home, make plans to decorate your table as you typically would. This will make the holiday feel as “normal” as possible, while keeping you busy with something you enjoy doing. Plus, with fewer places at the table to set up, you can focus on a beautiful, intricate centerpiece that lets you get creative and do something different. 

Treat Yourself: Yes, this is just as important as anything else! Dealing with change is not always easy, even if it’s temporary. And we want you to know that you’ve done an incredible job adjusting to a new situation. This holiday, take the time to treat yourself, whether that means indulging in an extra slice of pumpkin pie or saving the dishes for later so you can cozy up on the couch to enjoy a Thanksgiving movie marathon. 

From all of us at Homes By Dickerson, we hope you have a happy and safe holiday!

Use Your Loft Space as a Home Office

Use Your Loft Space as a Home Office

At Homes By Dickerson, we believe the spaces in your home should be able to adapt to your changing wants and needs — today, tomorrow, and down the line. This means that if you need a home office at this point in time, you deserve a flexible space that can double as the exact room you’re looking for. 

That’s where a spacious loft comes in! Our second-floor lofts offer the private, extra space you need in your daily routine, so you don’t have to use one of the other rooms in your home as a “makeshift” office. After all, your kitchen table shouldn’t have to double as a desk… Study Loft

Are you ready to set up shop? “Home office” will become “home getaway” in a loft designed just the way you like it. Below are a few of our favorite tips to turn this space into a private, productive work area:

Home Office Tips

Calming Scents: Pleasant scents have the incredible power to positively impact your mood. Whether you opt for candles, a diffuser, a fragrancer, fresh flowers, etc., incorporating an aroma that you love into your space will have you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the work day. 

Standing Desk: You don’t need an official standing desk to reap the benefits of standing more while you work. Place your computer on an elevated surface that you can access from where you stand, and try some “standing exercises,” including hamstring curls and desk pushups, or simply move your body however you like.

Soothing Colors: Just like scents, certain colors affect how you feel. Orange and yellow hues typically stimulate energy or excitement, whereas greens and blues might evoke calmness. If there’s a color that makes you feel your best, integrate it into your space through accessories and flowers (or even by painting the walls)!

Stylish Storage: It’s easy to let your workspace pile up, but utilizing functional storage options that you actually enjoy looking at will help you keep everything in order. From your desk to shelves to filing cabinets and everything in between, there are so many trendy and useful options for your personal work needs. 

Warm Lighting: Gone are the days of harsh office lighting… Whether you prefer a soothing, subtle glow of a desk lamp, a bright, energizing floor lamp, or simply natural sunlight, the aesthetic of your home office is entirely up to you.Flex Space

Personal Decor: What would any office be without a little personalization? From bookshelves and plants to wall art and everything in between, don’t be afraid to insert a little personality in your home office. After all, you’ll be spending a lot of time here, and you should feel as cozy (and inspired) as can be. 

Part of what makes one of our living spaces the Home of Your Life is its ability to function exactly the way you need to. If you want a roomy home office, we have a spacious loft that can be turned into the ideal work area. Because at Homes By Dickerson, nothing matters more than creating a home that fits your lifestyle.

For more information about our new homes throughout North Carolina, please contact us at 919-205-4304.

Enjoy More Space in The Home of Your Life

Enjoy More Space in The Home of Your Life

Spread out, get comfortable, and enjoy the freedom of wide-open space. In a brand new Homes By Dickerson home, expertly built and stylishly designed, you have all the room you need to work from home, host dinner parties, relax, enjoy an entertainment room, designate a play area for your kids, and the list goes on… 

 

From your open-concept living area and screened porch to your luxurious owner’s suite and rec room, the spaces in your home are roomy enough to use them however you wish without ever feeling cramped. With the flexibility of these features, you can customize your new home to your heart’s content and live on your terms. 

 

If you want to…

 

Work space.

Work from home: 

Turn your study into an open, airy office.

 

Rec room.

Create a playroom for your kids: 

Accessorize your rec room with everything your kids love.

 

Revisit a hobby:

Use your guest room to house your art workshop, at-home gym, etc.

 

Outdoor space.

Relax and unwind:

Designate an area of your wide open bedroom or screened porch for yoga and meditation.

 

Living room.

Entertain friends and family:

Enjoy your open-concept living area, where each room flows seamlessly into the other.

As you look ahead to more space, more comfort, more everything, you can be sure that your flexible Homes By Dickerson living space gives you more out of life. For more information about our beautiful new homes in the Raleigh area, please contact us at 919-205-3404. We can’t wait to get started!

Create Your Custom Home: Riverside at Carolina Park and Nexton

Create Your Custom Home: Riverside at Carolina Park and Nexton

Picture this: you have your family over for holiday dinner. Everyone’s gathered around the kitchen island, grazing over leftovers and laughing. Children’s shoes are strewn across the floor, muddy from playing outside. The lighting overhead is soft, comforting, and familiar — the perfect complement to a special evening.

 

The details of your home, from your countertops to your flooring to your lighting, aren’t just details. They’re the accessories in your life’s best scenes, the backdrop of your happiest memories. At Homes By Dickerson, we want you to be the one to make these choices, because your personality is what makes your house a home. In our exclusive Design Center, you’ll finally get to create your custom home. This is the Home of Your Life. 

 

New Home Communities in Charleston

 

In two of our gorgeous communities in Charleston, Riverside at Carolina Park and Nexton, we’ll help you decide which rooms are needed or unnecessary and how much space you desire, as well as choose the perfect look and feel. There’s never been a better time to start fresh in a clean, untouched home in a community that provides the peace and privacy you want, with a close proximity to everything you love!

 

Carolina Park kitchen.

Riverside at Carolina Park

 

In the heart of Mount Pleasant, one of our estate-style, single-family homes will become your base, your sanctuary, and your greatest source of comfort. Starting at the $800’s, our plans provide the abundance of open space you’ve always wanted, along with the flexibility that makes every day easier and more enjoyable. 

 

Convenient to local highways, downtown Charleston, and South Carolina’s most beautiful beaches, you always have the world at your feet — both inside and outside of your home. From holiday dinners, birthdays, and backyard get-togethers in your home to celebrations in town, family beach days, and strolls along the water, your days in a Riverside at Carolina Park home are going to be the best of your life. 

 

Nexton living room.

Nexton

 

Starting at the $300’s, our 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom plans in Nexton are expertly built with modern design and luxury features to bring total flexibility into your daily routine. From your open-concept living room to your covered porch and every inch in between, a home in Nexton is where your wants and needs come first. 

 

Just 25 miles from Charleston and 5 miles from downtown Summerville, you’re connected to nearby businesses, schools, shops, and eateries by trails, parks, and the beauty of nature. So when you’re not enjoying the comfort of your open, airy living space, you have the magic of downtown just minutes away, as well as first-rate community amenities just outside your door, including a 25-meter competition pool, an interactive splash pad, a covered pavilion, multi-purpose lawn areas, a fire pit, paved paths, and so much more.

Are you ready for more space, more comfort, more everything? One of our beautiful homes is ready to give you more out of life… today, tomorrow, and every day after that. For more information about Riverside at Carolina Park and Nexton, please contact us at 843-466-4875. We can’t wait to get started!

Your New Home Search with Homes By Dickerson

Your New Home Search with Homes By Dickerson

At Homes By Dickerson, home is the most safe and comforting place in the world. It is where your life is easiest. And we believe that the steps to finding this special place should be just as uncomplicated. That is why we have made sure our virtual buying process is simple, fun, and easy to follow because your journey home should be just as enjoyable as everything that comes next.

 

Kitchen.

If you are ready to find and customize the Home of Your Life throughout the Triangle or Charleston, SC, you have several easy-to-use tools at your disposal. With a few simple steps, you will be on your way to cooking delicious meals in a stunning gourmet kitchen, relaxing in a spa-like owner’s bathroom, lounging in the sunshine on a beautiful screened porch, and everything in between. 

Screened porch.

 

Here is what your new home search with us looks like:

 

    • Explore our communities throughout the best neighborhoods of Raleigh or Charleston
    • Browse our extensive photo gallery and explore virtual tours on your own time
    • Contact Whitney, our friendly online sales counselor, at 919-205-3404
    • Set up an appointment, meet with our preferred lender, and fill out paperwork

 

  • Congratulations, you have a new home!

 

 

Who knew finding The Home of Your Life could be so easy? We believe that nothing about your new home search should be difficult or confusing, so we made sure that our steps are as enjoyable as life in your new home will be. And of course, our team is right by your side to help with anything at all! We invite you to see for yourself just how easy finding your personal sanctuary can be. All of us at Homes By Dickerson cannot wait to get started!

Exciting News: Lowest Interest Rates!

Exciting News: Lowest Interest Rates!

Modern, stylish design. High-end features and finishes. Luxurious community amenities. There are so many reasons to choose a beautiful new home in Raleigh, and now you can add historically low interest rates to the list. You’ve got the buying power… and there’s no better time to use it.

 

Are you eager to lounge on a peaceful and covered porch? How about cook in a gorgeous, open kitchen? We have several move-in-ready homes available that are going to make your spring and summer seasons extraordinary! These homes value exactly what you do: luxury, relaxation, and total comfort.

 

Living room.

Today’s Home Mortgage Interest Rates

 

At this exact moment, you’re at an advantage in terms of what you can afford. With extremely low interest rates, you’d be able to purchase a higher-priced home (and by that, we mean the home that you really want). 

 

You already know that the interest rate on your mortgage plays a role in your experience as a homeowner. A lower interest rate offers peace of mind, and who can say no to that? Finally, you can pay off your mortgage without any of the added stress. Because The Home of Your Life should be nothing but extraordinary.

This spring season is looking beautiful in our new home communities, and we can’t wait for you to join in on all the fun. Your getaway home is waiting for you here all you have to do is choose the one you love the most, lock in a low interest rate, and whip out the champagne glasses…

Find Your New Home With Our Rendering House App

Find Your New Home With Our Rendering House App

At Homes By Dickerson, we want your initial home search to be as easy and convenient as possible.  Discover The Home of Your Life in one of our stunning new home communities throughout The Triangle and Charleston, SC.

 

With our intuitive Rendering House app, searching for and visualizing your perfect home has never been more convenient. Want to find your new home from the comfort of your sofa? No problem. Whether on your phone or your computer, our Rendering House app is your go-to for all things home and helping create The Home of Your Life. Let’s get started!

Exterior of homes.

 

Here’s how it works:

 

On our website, you can either hover overFind”, choose your desired location and then access the app by looking at the available communities in which we build, or hover over “Build,” and click “Buildable Floor Plans.” Then select your desired floor plan. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Elevations.” This will take you to our Rendering House app!

 

Step 1: Overview > Click “Next”

  • View # of bedrooms, bathrooms, and square feet, access photos.

 

Step 2: Design Floorplan > Click “Next”

  • Choose from custom floor plan options and alternate layouts when available 

 

Step 3: Design Exterior > Click “Next”

  • Click “Select Options” on the left and select your favorite color scheme.

 

Step 4: Select Homesite > Click “Next”

  • Select the homesite location you prefer the most.

 

Step 4: My Brochure > Click “Create Brochure”

  • View a full overview of your new home! You can download a PDF of this design, email it to yourself, or share it on Twitter and Facebook.

 

It’s as easy as that! The best part about our Rendering House app is that you can always go back to a previous step and make a change. Want to play around with different home plans in the community you love? Go right ahead. Want to add even more options to your home? The choice is entirely up to you. 

 

While you’re spending time inside, grab a cozy seat and start bringing your dream home to life — there’s truly nothing more easy and fun than that. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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.