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Is Vinyl Plank Flooring Luxurious?

In the world of Real Estate, the word “luxury” doesn’t generally precede the words “vinyl flooring.” For most people, these words instead allude to an inexpensive, albeit durable, shiny flooring material found in the kitchens and baths of most starter homes.
10/23/19
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McDowell Owner's Bath

Must Haves for Mom

As they say, home is where your Mom is! We truly believe all moms deserve a space they love and that’s perfect for their personalities. Let’s talk about Mom’s must-haves in a new home!
05/08/19
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Kitchen Island Design at Eastwood Homes

Kitchen Island Design – Bar Height or Counter Height?

Most new home floor plan designs include an eat-in kitchen. Browse the plan library of any new home builder and you are likely to find that the vast majority of the kitchens include countertop seating. Eastwood Homes is no different. Our homeowners love the functionality of built-in kitchen seating. With both peninsula-style seating and separate kitchen island seating, the surface may be counter height or bar height depending on the style and layout of the home. Both kitchen island heights have their own advantages!
04/09/19
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Eastwood Homes Awarded in Durham's Parade of Homes

The 2018 Durham Parade of Homes event took place throughout the month of October featuring homes from across the region. Parade of Homes is meant to show residents and visitors the beauty of living in the area. The homes are picked to showcase the latest designs, styles, and more. We are honored to say we won not one but two awards this year for our townhome designs.
10/30/18
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Decorated screened porch

Affordable Fresh Starts!

Whether you are in a new home, or a well-loved, well-lived-in home, there are always DIY projects that will give you a fresh start in your space. We’ve compiled some more affordable options for your spring’s fresh start that fall below $300.
04/02/18
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Feature Friday with the Cypress III

Can you believe it’s Friday already? That means we have another gorgeous home to feature! This week we’re featuring the Cypress III at Bluestone in Clemmons, NC.
03/30/18
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Feature Friday with the Rutherford

Another week means another Feature Friday and we definitely have a treat for you! If you’re looking for a new home in Johns Island, SC you’ll want to see all that the Rutherford plan has to offer! The Rutherford floorplan is one that is specifically designed with a low-country lifestyle in mind. Perfect for life in Charleston, SC!
03/15/18
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At home in Wynwood at Fox Creek Townhomes

Have you been looking for the perfect townhome in Chesterfield, VA? Well then look no further! Eastwood Homes is proud to build new townhomes that are versatile, spacious and located in the desirable Chesterfield, VA area!
03/06/18
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Feature Friday with the Raleigh

As Charlotte continues to grow and flourish, so does your options of places to live in and around the city! Whether you’re looking for new home builders in charlotte, or move-in-ready homes for sale in Charlotte, we’ve got it all!
03/01/18
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The Cypress at Parkview Estates in Concord

Feature Friday with the Cypress

This week, we would like to introduce you to our Cypress move-in ready home in our Concord, NC, community of Parkview Estates. The Cypress floorplan is Eastwood Home's most popular plan in all of our seven divisions.
02/22/18
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Feature Friday with the Charleston

What’s a better lead in to the weekend than highlighting one of our favorite move-in ready homes? We’ve recently completed a new home in Raleigh, NC in our stunning Kanata Mills community and it’s definitely worth mentioning! This eye catching 5 bed, 3 bath home is as move-in-ready as they come!
02/09/18
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Pantone Color Of The Year 2018

A new year means a new color and Pantone is making a daring splash in 2018! Pantone, Inc. took a big transformation from 2017’s bright green color they called “greenery” to a beautiful, deep purple called Pantone, Ultra Violet.
01/16/18
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At Home in Kinderton Village

Did you know that Bermuda Run, NC was listed as the #4 best place to buy a house in North Carolina? It’s no wonder it’s one of the top places to call home with its small-town feel, outstanding location, and local amenities such as parks, vineyards, fine dining, and more!
10/26/17
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5 Laundry Room Hacks That Are Gorgeous & Efficient

Dull, boring, and cluttered laundry rooms are a thing of the past! Have you ever walked into a friend’s home and been completely jealous of their forward-thinking layout and beautifully designed laundry room? Well, we’re here to help! These 5 easy tips are sure to make your laundry room go from drag to fab.
08/04/17
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Floorplans

Back to the Drawing Board

Our floor plans are ever changing! Whether we hear it directly from you, or from our division presidents, we are constantly looking for ways to give our homebuyers their dream home. In the third part of our blog series, we show you just how many people are involved in creating what we hope becomes a home sweet home!
07/15/16
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Eastwood celebrates 15000 closing.

Eastwood Homes Celebrates 15,000 Closings!

You've probably heard that we are celebrating a huge milestone at Eastwood Homes. After all, we've been shouting it from our Eastwood Homes rooftops! We have proudly reached 15,000 closings! And you probably know that we are celebrating this milestone by recognizing a new homeowner in each division to represent our 15,000th customer! We have one more family we'd like to introduce to you!
04/01/16
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Time for New Year

Embrace the New Year with a new interior design

The celebration of the New Year often adds pressure to have a new look, so why not toast off the New Year with a freshly decorated home? Its always fun to learn what's hot and what's not. Do you know what the upcoming design trends are for interior decorating? Read more to find out!
12/31/15
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Relaxing Owner's Suite

Staycation With a Relaxing Owner Suite

No matter how crazy life gets, our Eastwood homeowners always have a sanctuary - a retreat from all that life throws at us – an owner’s suite. These master bedroom spaces have plenty of room for a king size bed that will make you feel like royalty and a walk-in closet fit for a queen. They come with en suite bathrooms that parents can mark as kid-free zones (hopefully) and keep the fancy bath salts and bubble baths away from the youngsters. Some even have calming sitting rooms for the end-all-be-all owner suite spaces.
09/04/15
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Artwork on a wall

If These Blank Walls Could Speak, They would Ask For Wall Art!

Once a new homeowner moves in to their new home, they often find themselves with blank, bare walls. For some, the idea of picking artwork is a challenge. We've compiled some tips and resources that will help make that decision process a bit easier and help our homeowners create a space they are proud of!
08/28/15
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Design Center in Charlotte

Designing your new Eastwood home

Once our homebuyers contract on their new Eastwood home, we will schedule their design center visit. Often considered one of the most exciting parts of the homebuilding experience, our future homeowners work with our team to choose finishes for the inside and outside of their home, as well as finalize some behind-the-wall wiring options.
08/19/15
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Kids closet

Home is where the homework happens

It's back to school time! We’ve scoured the internet for some practical, implementable back-to-school organization hacks that will make the mornings and evenings easier in your home. From school binders to homework stations, hopefully these household tips will help your family ace the new school year.
08/07/15
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Vintage suitcase

Keeping kid spaces clutter free!

Whether it be the random (and painful) Lego on the floor, the endless Barbie accessories found around the house, or markers, crayons and glue sticks found in between couch cushions and under the dining room table, parents know that toys are everywhere! We highlight a few of our toy-tested organization tips that will help keep parents and kits clutter-free!
07/24/15
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Silestone countertops

Choosing Countertops

Many options in our kitchen are primarily aesthetic in nature, but our countertop choices can affect the way we work in this space. There are pros and cons to each different countertop surface option. If you are considering changing out your countertops, it really is a decision that is worth researching because this surface must stand up to your lifestyle and needs.
07/17/15
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The Charleston Office

Wow Your Work Space

Home offices are at the top of must-have lists when considering a new home. When it comes to decorating these spaces, the practicality and necessity of the space often overpowers the design. Sometimes, the office makeover involves a coat of paint, and nothing more. Yet, in reality, this is the space where the professional magic happens, and it should be as inspiring as possible.
07/10/15
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A dog house under the stairs

Canine and Feline Design!

For many of us, our pets are our best friends. Some of us even consider them our kids. They are most certainly part of the family. And, as such, we think they should have their special place in our home, just like the rest of the family! Fortunately, with the help of Pinterest, we’ve got several ideas for how your pets can be living large!
07/03/15
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Sitting around fire pit

His home is his castle

Are there certain spaces in your home that remind you of your father? Perhaps his man-cave or outside on the patio by the grill? Like Mom, we know that dad needs his own personal space. At Eastwood Homes, we design spaces perfect for each type of dad whether it’s for the outdoors man, the sports fanatic, or the foodie.
06/18/15
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Next Stop: Decorating

So you’ve purchased a new home…Yay! Next Stop: Decorating! Styles are different, tastes vary, and just like your fingerprint, your home is something that is uniquely your own.
06/11/15
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Rivewood model

Choose paint colors for an open floor plan

We love open floorplans at Eastwood Homes, and we have completely embraced this concept. But even though these desirable floorplans are so highly sought after by new homeowners, they also pose a challenge: How does one decorate and paint an open concept living area?
06/05/15
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Davidson Floor Plan

Numbers Can Lie When Choosing a Floor Plan

After choosing a builder, homebuyers need to start thinking about a perfect floor plan for their needs. There are many options from which to choose, including single-story, two-story, and three-story homes. But sometimes, homebuyers get caught up in the numbers of square footages and bedrooms when they should be focusing on livability!
05/01/15
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Wrench coat hanger

Man Caves: From Baseballs to Brewskies

When we think of design inspired rooms, we most often think of living rooms and bedrooms with color coordinating throw pillows and eye-pleasing wall art. We don’t usually think about baseball bats on the wall, or used tires doubling as a coffee table. Wrenches certainly never play into a design scheme.
01/30/15
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NAHB International Builders Show

IBS: Big Names, New designs, Innovative Products

The NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas is to the homebuilding industry what the Superbowl is to football fans. It’s a huge event full of excitement, anticipation, fanfare and all the biggest names in construction and design. All of this took place this week, and members of our Eastwood team had the opportunity to attend once again.
01/23/15
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New year, new you, new interior design, too!

As designers ring in the New Year with the trendy must-have design features for 2015, you may be surprised to learn what’s hot, and what’s not. Instead of exploring new design territory, the trends for 2015 are recycled trends from years past!
01/09/15
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Sherwin Williams Announces 2015 Color of the Year!

Every year around this time, social media is taken by storm with Facebook posts, tweets, retweets, and pins on Pinterest sharing the big news. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick! Instead, ‘tis the Season for Sherwin Williams to announce its favorite color for the New Year!
12/19/14
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Create an Inviting Guest Room for the Holidays!

Are you going to be welcoming overnight guests to your home during the holiday season? Here are a few tips to make your guests feel especially welcome during any time of the year!
11/25/14
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Are All Square Feet Created Equal?

Building or purchasing a new home is a whirlwind of excitement! In today’s market, homebuyers have a plethora of flexible floor plans and homes to choose from! With almost unlimited options, buyers are often confronted with difficult decisions begging questions such as, “How many square feet are in this home?”, “How large is this floor plan?”, and worse, “What is the price per square foot?” Rather than focusing on the functional use of the home, many home searchers turn the hunt into a numbers game letting the size and square feet dictate their home buying decision. Often, buyers even let the square footage measurements outweigh the value of the home design itself!
08/01/14
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Eastwood Homes Welcomes First Buyers to Patriots Landing in the Richmond Division!

Eastwood Homes welcomed its first two buyers to their newest Richmond-area community, Patriots Landing, last weekend. Now that they have selected their homesites, they will customize their homes during a design meeting with an experienced Eastwood Homes professional. Actual construction will begin in early August, and their homes will be move-in-ready in time for the holidays!
07/18/14
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