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Your Chef’s Station and Eatery

Your Chef’s Station and Eatery

The smell of morning coffee, the scent of a summer meal, a new bottle of wine being uncorked… there’s no place as warm and welcoming as the heart of your home. With a large center island, pristine appliances, gorgeous cabinetry, and open, inviting space for all your dinner parties and cozy brunches alike, your chef’s station and eatery is the happiest place to be.

 

At Homes By Dickerson, we know beautiful kitchens like the backs of our hands. From top to bottom, the high-end features you have in your kitchen change the way you enjoy the experience of cooking and eating. (And relaxing, of course!) When it comes to The Home of Your Life, you deserve the kitchen of your life. Here’s how one of our kitchens gives you more of everything you love: 

 

Kitchen.

More Space: A wide open kitchen means even more comfort, and there’s truly nothing better than that. Whether you’re enjoying an early homemade breakfast, celebrating a holiday, or throwing a buffet-style luncheon with your friends, you have all the space you need to spread out and do what you do best.

 

Large Island: Do you love to share hors d’oeuvres? How about taste-test wine while preparing a gourmet meal? An extra large island adds extra large character to your kitchen, and provides something that’s just as chic and stylish as it is functional. With ample room for seating, cue the comfort (and glass-clinking).

 

Kitchen.

Beautiful Lighting: Whether you’re checking out a new recipe in a cookbook or plating your family’s favorite dinner, you need optimal lighting to guide the way. Our beautiful lighting adds that warm glow you’re looking for in the most special room of your home. Your kitchen is just as luminous as you’ve always dreamed…

 

New Appliances and Flooring: The aesthetic of your kitchen can make or break how you feel about it, which is why we include only the very best features. With sleek flooring and the brand new, contemporary appliances you deserve, you’re constantly surrounded by magazine-worthy beauty.

 

One of our kitchens is exactly where you want to be for all of those memorable moments at home, big and small. No matter how you love to use your space, your chef’s station and eatery combines everything you love about comfort, luxury, and flexibility. Browse our photo gallery for a closer look at our kitchens! 

 

P.S. Here are a few of our favorite summertime recipes to make right now!

 

Brunch

Easy Caprese Quiche: Turn your favorite light and tasty summer salad into an irresistible morning treat!

Bananas Foster French Toast Kebabs: This “portable” delicacy is perfect for any brunch party.

Melon and prosciutto.

 

Apps and Sides

Melon Prosciutto Skewers: Sophisticated and fun, these skewers are packed with the most incredible flavors.

Corn Salad: Nothing says summer quite like a classic corn salad mixed with your favorite add-ins.

 

Main Dish

Grilled Moroccan Steak and Carrots: Get your grilling skills ready to cook this delectable steak to perfection! 

Summer Squash, Mint, and Pecorino Pasta: Light and flavorful pasta is perfect for an at-home date night.

 

Blueberry drink.

Cocktails and Drinks

Blueberry Ginger Cooler Fresh, fruity, and sparkling, this mocktail tastes like beach days and sunshine!

Strawberry Jalapeno Mint Julep: Add a little heat to your favorite classic cocktail and enjoy the mix of flavors.

 

Dessert 

Cucumber Key Lime Pie: One forkful of this tangy and sweet pie and you’ll be in seventh heaven…

Gourmet S’mores: Bananas, peanut butter, strawberries, cinnamon marshmallows… need we say s’more?

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!

New vs. Used: The Advantages of The Home of Your Life

New vs. Used: The Advantages of The Home of Your Life

At Homes By Dickerson, we believe your home should reflect you inside and out. And while a used home has all the “pieces,” it doesn’t have the heart. With a squeaky clean new home as your canvas, you finally get to put your wants and needs first and make your home entirely your own.

 

From all-new systems and cleaner air quality to superior features and open-concept design, a beautiful new home in North Carolina makes life easier and more enjoyable every day. Take a look at the advantages of The Home of Your Life vs. any used home you’ve seen before:

 

Kitchen.

Used home…

Waste time and energy cooking meals with old, unreliable appliances

New home…

A spacious chef’s station and eatery with all-new appliances that work beautifully

 

Used home…

Miss the fun of hosting friends and family because of the cramped barrier of walls

New home…

A cleaner and greener deluxe family suite where each open room flows into the other

 

Outdoor space.

Used home…

Not enough room outside to fully enjoy each season

A new home…

Your own peaceful and private natural oasis that brings the beauty of nature to the comfort of home

 

Bathroom.

Used home…

No way to feel pampered and relaxed, especially at the end of a long day

New home…

A spa-like sanctuary with a soaking tub, walk-in shower, and walk-in closet

 

Used home…

Not up to speed with what you need today and down the line

New home…

Brand new and expertly built to provide everyday paradise with comfort, luxury, and flexibility

As you compare new construction vs. resale, be sure to consider just how much a high-performance, certified-green home will enhance your daily routine. Aside from saving you money in the long run, The Home of Your Life in North Carolina lets you live the happier, healthier lifestyle you want and deserve. This summer, we’re saying “out with the old, in with the new”… there’s no better way to live your life.

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!

Featured Community: Henderson Place

Featured Community: Henderson Place

At Henderson Place, you finally get to enjoy life a little bit differently. When you settle into a new home here, you wake up to the tranquil sounds of the countryside, cook your meals in a gorgeous, gourmet kitchen with wide open space, and relax on a picturesque screened porch, where the beauty of nature meets the comfort of home.

Surrounded by lush trees and the enchanting charm of Fearrington Village, Henderson Place is an oasis unlike any other. If you’re ready for more space, more luxury, more everything, then you’ve come to the right place. Take a sneak peek into what’s waiting for you in this spectacular new home community: 

 

Open Layout.

New Home and Community Features

We know that you have high standards for your new home, which is why we ensure our living spaces provide you with everything you need. From high-end, stylish design to today’s best energy-efficient home features, you can expect nothing less than the absolute best. 

Gone are the days of feeling cramped, dealing with old appliances, and wishing for something far better. A new Henderson Place home is truly The Home of Your Life… which means you can finally sit back, relax, and experience your happiest days in a community that loves you right back. 

 

Fearington Silo.

The Beauty of Fearrington Village

Peaceful, private, and characterized by timeless southern charm, there’s no better place to live than scenic Fearrington Village. A great town has the amenities you love, but a hometown also has the heart and soul that you’ve dreamed about. Just take a stroll through this ethereal village… from the charming, locally owned boutiques and restaurants to rolling pastures that seem to never end, it feels too good to be true. But the good news is that this magical place is real — and you can call it home. 

 

Living room.

The Home of Your Life

Our contemporary homes offer 3 to 4 spacious bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and range from 2,902 to 3,606 square feet. Priced from the $740s to the $830s, you can choose the home that fits you perfectly. 

Don’t want to wait any longer to start your new lifestyle? We currently have 3 stunning homes that are ready to be moved into now! Located at 4227 Henderson Place, 4231 Henderson Place, and 4249 Henderson Place, these homes are situated on wooded acreage, and come complete with remarkable details like full basements, large lofts, coffered ceilings, screened porches and decks, and so much more.

You deserve to have it all — don’t miss out on your best memories in The Home of Your Life. To schedule a virtual appointment and tour our beautiful homes, please contact Whitney at 919-205-3404. All of us at Homes By Dickerson can’t wait to get started!

Fresh Start: Move-in-Ready Homes Available!

Fresh Start: Move-in-Ready Homes Available!

If you’re dreaming of wide open living space, cooking in a brand new, gourmet kitchen, and lounging under the sun on a beautiful screened porch, you’ve come to the right place. Homes By Dickerson currently has five custom homes, located throughout the award-winning North Carolina communities in which we build, that are move-in ready!  What this means for you is that you do not have to wait another minute to experience a living space that you truly love.  

 

Wendell Falls Wendell Falls

416 Liberty Star Road

416 Liberty Star Road

3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,732 Sq. Ft. 

Price: $450,000

Home Site: 1040

 

Sunset Bluffs Fuquay-Varina

2213 Plowridge Road

2213 Plowridge Rd

3 Beds, 3.5 Baths, 3,312 Sq. Ft.

Price: $575,000

Home Site: 258

 

751 South Durham

1023 Tannin Drive.

1023 Tannin Drive 

3 Beds, 2.5 Baths, 2,169 Sq. Ft.

Price: $459,000

Home Site: 317

 

Briar Chapel Chapel Hill

70 Bluffwood Drive

70 Bluffwood Ave

3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,596 Sq. Ft.

Price: $436,900

Home Site: 1882

 

Convenient New Home Communities

Surrounded by scenic views, these gorgeous communities provide the lifestyle you are looking for including all of your favorite downtown amenities just a short drive away. Enjoy the convenience and ease of a stylish, custom home that is encompassed by wide open space to roam — after you finish your morning coffee on your porch, take a stroll through a winding walking trail and soak up the sunshine.

Spring is looking beautiful here… and you do not have to miss another minute of it. Gone are the days of feeling cramped, dealing with old appliances, and missing out on relaxing outside. It is your time to come home to everything you want in The Home of Your Life.  For more information, or to schedule a virtual appointment with our Online Sales Counselor-Whitney-please call 919-205-3404.

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.

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.