Top 10 Home Trends for the 55+ Market

Top 10 Home Trends for the 55+ Market by Kelly Godbey   1. Open Floor Plan This is not a new trend by any stretch, but it’s one that is now found everywhere. The kitchen opens into the great room. 2. Disappearing Formal Dining Home size is not necessarily changing. But, formal dining space is…

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Cutting Edge Florida Home Design

Re-posted from March 26, 2015 Minto on the Cutting Edge of Home Design By Nancy Gross Minto Communities is one of North America’s leading builders offering a wide array of award-winning new homes and resort-style master-planned communities in warm, sunny Florida. It’s no surprise that Minto is at the vanguard of building homes with the…

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Today’s Energy-Efficient Home

By Andy Sinclair. Previously published in the 2016 Winter Issue. Whether Tudor, Colonial, log cabin, Cape Cod, bungalow, Craftsman, A-frame, ranch, Pueblo, bi-level, split level, farmhouse, townhouse, cottage, Adirondack, rammed earth, or geodesic, today’s home can (must) be energy-efficient. In today’s economy, you literally cannot afford to have an energy-inefficient home. What exactly is an…

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Listening Leads to Innovative Design

Listening Leads to Innovative Design It is often said the best things come to those who wait. While often overlooked, the same holds true for those who listen. After eight years of extensive research, planning, innovative design, and most importantly, listening to consumer needs, Stanaland Stewart Company is proud to announce a most innovative multi-family…

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A Master Makeover: Rejuvenate Your Master Bedroom

Your busy schedule doesn’t stop at home. Where will you go to rest, relax and rejuvenate? Is there an uplifting spot set aside just for you? Thankfully, such a refuge already exists: your master bedroom. It is easy and fun to transform your bedroom from a mere square on your floorplan into a restful and inspiring sanctuary. Below we chronicle the transformation of a master bedroom into a tranquil sanctuary for the homeowner.

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Color Trends

What have Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore and Haymes come up with this year? It’s a pretty well known fact that one of the best and most economical methods to refresh your home is by changing your paint colors.

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Timeless Roof Colors

According to national color expert Kate Smith, the most timeless roofing colors used on American homes include black, gray and cedar. And, colors that are gaining popularity in “shaking up” today’s roofs include shades of green, clay and terracotta.

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Biowalls – The Vertical Garden

Biowalls – The Vertical Garden Green walls (also known as biowalls, vertical gardens or vertical vegetated complex walls) are wall structures partly composed of or filled in with growing plant matter. More than just easy on the eyes, green walls work like green roofs by filtering air and water, soaking up carbon dioxide and helping…

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