Back to school sales mark the beginning of the dog days of summer. Preparations for the last minute vacations are squeezed into schedules with the notion that school is coming. The lunch boxes are peeking out of storage reminding us of the inevitable routine awaiting us – if only the kitchen were functional enough to make the routine easy. Lunch box morning routine, juice box afternoon routine or even pre-dawn coffee routines can be interrupted by a dysfunctional kitchen.
Stairs. Sometimes it appears a staircase will never end. Never is a long time to spend on a staircase. For some of us, our knees begin to wobble at the sight of stairs. Fear sums up your experience with stairs. Fear of falling. Fear of climbing. Fear inside your own home is not a good sign. If you suffer from the fear of stairs, then I have good news. Boone Homes has designed entire neighborhoods around a concept intended to reduce steps. These communities of Richmond no maintenance homes are designed for a one-level lifestyle with a second floor for the occasional guest, family visit or holiday event. All the main desirable features of a home are located on the first floor. Spaces like a living room, dining room, study, owner’s suite, bathrooms, laundry rooms and spaces that can be formal or informal in nature.
A no maintenance neighborhood is intentionally designed to have no maintenance homes with one step or less on the entire first floor, such as Bellingham at Twin Hickory. Bellingham boasts a prime location in Richmond’s exclusive West End.
Have you been thinking of new homes in Richmond? Fall is upon us, and the thought of spending another winter in the drafty home has you worried about your energy bills, doesn’t it? Maybe you have been driving through neighborhoods checking for a lifestyle, but not ready to commit. Well it is time to take it one step farther. We invite you to get out of the car and walk into one of Boone Homes’ furnished model homes.
Why? There is so much life in each model. The décor accentuates each room, exposing ideas on how to furnish your new home. Textures are mixed and complement the finishes and features of the home. Family rooms become the heart of the home as furniture melds into the gourmet kitchen and relaxed nook. Rooms are planned and detailed with careful thought. Experience adorns each space, accentuating lifestyle.
Lazy summer days are best enjoyed on the low maintenance patio of your luxury homes in Richmond with an iPad, Kindle or other wireless reading devise. A gentle breeze can manipulate the senses as you read “The Count of Monte Cristo” and transform your yard into a high stakes duel with the ocean’s salt wind in your face. Sip a tangy fruit smoothie and catch up on the latest wireless version of “Food and Family” and find the best dessert recipe for the evening’s cookout. A patio is certainly the best place to spend lazy summer days – as long as you don’t have to consistently spend time maintaining it. You have more to do than spend time every year maintaining a wooden deck. Life is too short for unneeded maintenance.
Relaxation is exactly what you need to unwind from an intense work day, but where can you go to put up your feet and forget the troubles of your day? It’s a big question. What you may need is a Richmond maintenance free home that has an additional room to give you that extra solitude craved by your soul. This need was evident when Boone Homes’ award-winning architect designed this no maintenance home, the Moorcroft, with a loft. Shrouded with solitude, a loft cleanses all the intensity from the day and washes stress into the past with the fading light of day. It’s the perfect place to relax and read a book. Everyone needs a place of solitude to clean worries from each day.
Living rooms, like parlors, vestibules, and cupolas are a fading tradition in the architecture or Richmond new homes. Many builders no longer build new homes with living rooms, though if they did, most homeowners wouldn’t know how to garner the best possible use of the space. With little other than tradition to rely upon, living rooms have turned into museums, further leading them down the path to obsolescence.
However, all that can change with a little creativity. Instead of a boring furniture museum, why not creatively decorate the space into a multipurpose room that can be used as a home office? The conversion of the space from formal entertainment to include a place for business is not difficult. Merely a well-placed piece of furniture will transform the room.
If you have been waiting to settle into a beautiful and luxurious Richmond neighborhood, now is your chance. We now have a two-story move-in ready home at our Tarrington on the James community in Chesterfield County.
This stunning Maycroft home, priced at $719,950, offers families six bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and a full basement. Buyers will love the floor plan’s abundant amount of popular interior finishes including a formal dining room, mudroom and owner’s bath with jetted tub, tile shower and double vanities. The chef’s kitchen is any cook’s dream with stainless steel appliances, a double oven, stone backsplash, granite countertops and a spacious island.
Gold medals are being handed out at the Olympics to athletes who have stood above the crowd in their field. Runners, jumpers, swimmers and a bevy of other athletes have refined their skill over the last few years with the idea of competing. Every drop of sweat, every sore muscle, every move has been timed, analyzed and perfected to gain world class status. If one is to compete at the level of the Olympics, then a regimen must be followed – and Olympic Resolve. There is much in Common with the Olympics and new homes in Richmond.
New home builders in Richmond, where Boone Homes has been building new homes for more than 30 years, have a lot in common with the Olympics. Every day at Boone Homes we regimen our steps, refine our processes and focus our efforts to offering award winning designs and lifestyles. Though it doesn’t sound like an Olympic feat with a world record attached, at Boone Homes we can say the work doesn’t end after 4 years of training. After 30 years of building new homes in Richmond, we can sincerely say improvement never ends.
What do sidewalks contribute to a Richmond neighborhood? Is there a value to a sidewalk? As one of Richmond’s premier new home builders, we say yes and have several reasons we can share.
Sidewalks provide a community with a source for health. Being able to take a walk through the community without having to drive somewhere allows one to instantly reduce calories after a meal or spend energy prior to winding down for the evening.
What do you look for when shopping for Richmond real estate? A relaxing space to retreat to at the end of a long day? The picture seems to indicate a family room with décor for the relaxing moments and doubling as a space for entertainment. Imagination wanders as one thinks of late night television shows curled up on the couch while the buttery smell of popcorn flows through the room. The picture is deceiving. This is not a family room, but an extra room designed for the end-of-the-day wind down and attached to the owner’s suite. The picture actually shows the sitting room attached through a private hallway to the owner’s suite. At Boone Homes, we call the room the retreat.
What separates a good home builder of Richmond new homes from a great home builder? Details. Details, the little details are the ones that drive homeowners to madness. Each item, though small, carries weight and grows disproportionately in weight as time passes. Soon, the detail becomes a burden, a cross and eventually a homeowner crusade. New homes in Richmond are at their best when the details are tended and covered. Having built new homes in Richmond for more than 30 years, Boone Homes know this and has a process in place to ensure homes are delivered defect free. The process is clear, the procedure defined and the results are measurable. Because of our new home process, Boone Homes delivers 99.7 percent of all our homes defect free.
I’m sure the questions is, “How?” Easy. Our people are reliable and deliver. Notice in the above picture how Edward, Boone Homes VP of Production, is hands on ensuring the final details are covered as this home prepares for the settlement process. No detail is out of his purview or beyond his control. His careful eye watches each detail of the new home as he walks the halls of each home to inspect the details. Edward knows how important details are. Not only how important details are to Boone, but how important they details are to new homeowners.
Vacations from your new homes in Richmond bring about the perpetual “what if” question posed by the water heater. Ever heard the question? It goes something like this: What if the water heater tank bursts when I am 400 miles away enjoying (insert your vaction destination here)? Ever crossed your mind? I’m sure it has not. Only the fatalists usually think of this little destructive question – that is until it has happened to you or someone you know. The first little drops go undetected, the pin hole leak begins to show, the water level drops only to be filled again and soon you have a neighbor wondering why your home is leaking water through the front door.
Vacation is upon us and the office calendar countdown has begun. Big red “X” mark the days as the countdown ensues with coveted anticipation. Vacation. Whether you spend your coveted relaxation on the beach, in the mountains, on a cruise or remote island, all of us want to make sure our prized possession, our new homes in Richmond, is safe while we double down enjoying the fruits of justified relaxation.
At Boone Homes, we realize your need to escape the comfort of your castle periodically to detoxify from your heavy workload. Because of this need, we have tailored a few items in each Boone Home to allow for you to leave with peace of mind. One such detail which normally escapes the scrutiny is the location of our water shutoffs. Most builders locate their water shutoffs under the home, in a crawl space which can be difficult to access. Boone Homes, on the other hand, locates the shutoffs in the garage where they are easily accessible without having to crawl around. Also notice there are two shutoffs. This is specifically designed so you can turn off your house water, but leave the water spigots and programmable irrigation system running so you don’t come home to a yard that has suffered while you enjoyed a week of drinks with mini-umbrellas. It pays to buy a Boone Home.
We are merely one day away from fireworks celebrating our great country’s Independence Day and the freedom to choose our destiny, path and outcome. Choice. Each one of us has the ability to choose more than what we have for breakfast. We have the right to choose our schools, choose our leaders, choose our careers, choose where to live and more importantly choose how to live our lives with the freedom we have. Not a bad place to call home. All of us enjoy our freedom to choose.
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This testimonial is from our archives, but well worth resurrecting for all those considering the lifestyle of Richmond no maintenance homes. In this 6 minute plus video, we talk to a family who purchased a showcase inventory home in the Villas at Grey Oaks. We discuss the “why?” of how they came to the decision to purchase into this no maintenance lifestyle. Along the path of our conversation you may find a reason to trust Boone Homes with one of the largest purchases of your life.
While some builders in the Richmond real estate market may still be struggling, here at Boone Homes we’re happy to report that we’re seeing an increase in sales. In fact, we’ve enjoyed our best start in 4 years, and our new home sales are ahead of where they were last year.
The Richmond no maintenance homes at Bellingham at Twin Hickory are so popular that the home in this video was sold before we even had a chance to finish taping. Since we cannot keep finished inventory homes in stock in this community, it would be good to tell you the reasons why. Bellingham at Twin Hickory is a no maintenance community where the exterior of each home is meticulously maintained by the Association. All of the yards are cut and irrigated at the same time, homes are painted at the same time, gutters are cleaned at the same time and seasonal yard maintenance is performed at the same time. This allows the community to look pristine each and every time you come home. The benefit of this community maintenance program allows you to lock the property when leave without any care in the world while you enjoy the cruise or weekend getaway.
Want to tour Richmond no maintenance homes, but can’t seem to find the time? Well, here’s your chance! This lovely no maintenance home located in the Midlothian area along the Robious corridor is beautifully finished. Each detail of the home has been planned by award-winning architects and perfected by homeowner’s input. Each Courtyard Home in Tarrington on the James is designed for one-level living with the second floor for the occasional guest or holiday party goer.
The owner’s suite, located on the first floor, is designed to accommodate two closets, a dressing area and a luxurious bath with soaking tub and separate tile shower. The kitchen gently directs the flow of the family room while captivating the imagination of those sitting in the breakfast nook. Simple details fall into each other creating enduring class and beauty. Granite countertops rest upon the custom cabinet design and speak softly to the chef quietly carving potatoes for the next masterpiece. A Boone Home has spirit, voice and a fabulous design.
This brick home built by Boone Homes is ready for occupancy. There are plenty of reasons why you will want to take a look at this new home located in the Richmond neighborhood of Tarrington on the James. The first floor boasts an expansive family room with a gas log fire place turned down low for that late night show. The cozy breakfast area and designer kitchen with granite countertops augment the interior appeal of the home and provide the perfect gathering place for the party or holiday event. With all the first floor adorned with hardwood floors, there is little reason to shy away from hosting the party in the formal dining room. This expansive home can accommodate any family’s needs, and boasts six bedrooms and 5.5 baths.
Today is production day. Our Richmond neighborhood, Wescott at Grey Oaks, is swarming with people carrying equipment, holding lights, freshening wardrobe, rehearsing lines and catering food. Cars, trucks, vans, and catering trucks line the streets. Amazing smoothies accompanied by Swedish Fish candies, pistachios and feta filled queen olives adorn the snack table while the client and the crew focus, take, cut, start, stop and restart. Cables cross the floor about as many times as the assistant runs to freshen the wardrobe, accent the make-up or tuck the rebellious hair into proper placement.