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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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Curved tile and wood flooring look

Modern Design Trends for 2018

In today’s blog, we’re leaning towards the funky and focusing on some cutting edge trends that tend to be more modern, but can be incorporated into any design!
02/02/18
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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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Holiday Decorating Safety Tips!

Whether you’ve already decorated weeks ago, or are waiting till the last minute, safety is important. Here’s our top 5 tips for you to follow:
12/06/17
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Charleston model in Richmond

Gray is the new brown

Gray has taken the entire home by storm, effectively replacing beige as the neutral of choice. With our gray cabinet choices that are now available in all divisions, homeowners can opt for a kitchen that not only offers plenty of upgrades and all the space they need, but one that is also on track with the latest trends in kitchen design!
08/01/16
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Home Gym

Turn Square Footage Into Sweat Footage!

There’s nothing like kicking off a New Year with New Year’s Resolutions that include fitness! Instead of going out to the gym, many people opt to bring the gym home. A home gym helps to save money over the long term, and provides much needed flexibility for busy homeowners. Knowing how to organize a home gym can seem daunting. We have tips on how to begin!
01/15/16
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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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Fall photo contest

WIN $250 in our Fallin' for Front Porches photo contest!

CONTEST CLOSED. We are celebrating fall with our Fallin' for Front Porches photo contest! The grand prize winner will receive $250, while the first 10 people submitting photos will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card! Enter now and show us your seasonal decor!
10/26/15
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Painted pumpkins

We Fancy Fall

It makes sense that, being in the business of “home sweet home,” we would appreciate the fall season. This is the time when we decorate our front stoops and porches with pumpkins, wreaths of orange and red, and a few dried corn stalks to welcome our guests. This is the time of year when we start baking hearty soups and cuddle up on the couch on a Saturday afternoon to watch our favorite college football team. Now that we’ve escaped the sweltering heat, we can now invite our friends over for a fire in our built-in outdoor living area. This is the season where we invite our entire family and maybe even some close friends to give thanks in our home while we feast on turkey and mashed potatoes. We love fall.
09/23/15
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Master Bathroom

Beautify Your Bathroom With These DIY Projects!

Don't ignore your bathroom space. Give it some TLC with some easy and inexpensive DIY projects that will turn a boring space into a beautiful space!
09/11/15
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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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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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Cypress Kitchen

Let It Go!

With Eastwood Homes, you can let go of all those features of your home that are outdated (think: popcorn ceilings) and embrace the new must-haves that you've been eyeing for years! All at a great value today without having to fill your weekends for the next two years chipping away at a long to-do list!
06/23/15
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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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Outdoor Living Area

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance and celebrations

Memorial Day is a national holiday for remembering those who have died while serving our country. Originally known as Decoration Day, it’s a time when families, individuals and organizations take time to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice of our troops. In addition to parades in honor of the historical meaning of Memorial Day, people are also celebrating the seasonal significance of this holiday. This weekend has become synonymous with the kick-off to summer! Picnics, cook-outs, and get-togethers with friends and loved ones are currently being planned in homes across the country.
05/22/15
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Pineapple welcome mat

Home Sweet Pineapple

The images of pineapples are symbolic of welcome. But just how did the sweet fruit become an icon for hospitality in our homes and our architecture?
04/10/15
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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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O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree...

Designers, decorators, Suzy Homemakers, and Feng-Shui enthusiasts all agree that the placement of the Christmas tree can greatly enhance one’s holiday décor. Serving as the epitome of all things Christmas, the Christmas tree is a symbol of happiness, warmth, and holiday cheer
12/04/14
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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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Why I Need a Mudroom in My Life

Author discusses the importance of the mudroom in her home. More and more people both young and old, with and without children, are looking for a flexible space to stash the unsightly necessities of everyday life. Eastwood Homes offers dozens of floor plans with a mud room space separating the garage entrance from the rest of the home.
10/23/14
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Fall New Home Decorating

Fabulous Fall Decorating Ideas

Eastwood Homes builds in the South, and we LOVE Southern Living Magazine! We also LOVE fall! And this month, Southern Living is featuring “72 Fabulous Fall Decorating Ideas.” You can check out the whole list at their website. We summarize our favorites from the list for your enjoyment.
09/30/14
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Decorating with Vintage Distressed, or Shiny and New?

With the explosive popularity of Pinterest, the social media landscape has been introduced to the design styles of pinners across the nation and around the world. Trends tend to go viral in no time at all. At the same time, many of the trends, are not-so-trendy at all, but focus more on re-purposing existing pieces.
06/05/14
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Energy, Optimism, and Innovation at NAHB International Builders’ Show

I was fortunate enough to attend the annual NAHB International Builders’ Show last week on behalf of Eastwood Homes. What an exhilarating experience! This was not my first trip to the three-day expo and training event, but it was my first high-energy, motivating, feel-good experience. I attended two years ago when the event was held...
02/11/14
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Sherwin Williams Releases 2014 “Color of the Year!”

Here at Eastwood Homes, we’re a huge fan of Sherwin Williams! Recently, we were pleased to see the announcement from the company regarding their 2014 Color of the Year! Last February, we featured the 2013 Color of the Year, Aloe (SW6464) on our blog. We’re excited to do the same this year. Drumroll, please...
12/19/13
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