We could all use a lot less junk in our lives. Some common New Year’s resolutions are about keeping healthier habits, but having a well-organized and cleaned home, workspace or room is a healthy step toward becoming less stressed and more available for enjoying life with your family. If you want to be more organized in your home this year, here are a few tips to get you started.
The mudroom is the place everyone first enters the house and where everything from backpacks mittens, scarves and purses to muddy shoes, lunch boxes and the science project of the day get dumped. Prevent everything from scattering all over the floor by designating a space for these things to go. Try a storage bench, baskets or a “drop zone table.” Here’s some inspiration.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — the holiday season! You’ll get to spend hours at home with family, enjoying time together, exchanging gifts, and, of course, cooking up a ton of delicious food! Thanks to Boone Homes’ stellar kitchen designs and reputation as a top custom home builder in Richmond, families will be delighted to prepare tasty dishes in their chef’s kitchen this year, instead of finding it stressful. Here are a few examples of the convenient, well-appointed, breathtaking chef’s kitchen our residents are loving.
As a home buyer, you often search for the perfect home design. A plan that will fit your individual needs and that will be customized to your personal style. While you can always find an impeccable home, it cannot always be in the ideal location. However, at Boone Homes, we build in planned communities that are convenient to where you live, play, shop and work. We strategically place our homes in the best locations throughout the Richmond area near Short Pump, such as Wyndham, Tarrington, Kinloch and now Bacova.
Located within easy distance of Richmond in the charming village of Manakin-Sabot, Kinloch Villas within Boone Homes’ Kinloch golf community offers residents main-level living designed to enhance their lifestyles while also providing maintenance provided living to the mix.
The Villas, selling now in Kinloch, will showcase 33 ranch and two-story homes that welcome active adults, growing families and anyone in between. The five stunning home plans feature comfortable, functional and breathtaking appointments including four-sides brick exteriors, covered front porches and entryways, first floor owner’s suites, open-concept kitchens and family rooms, main-level studies with the option of converting them to guest bedrooms, optional second-level expansion opportunities, optional sunrooms and anything that home owners can dream of. Homes include two-to-five bedrooms, two-to-four-and-a-half baths, two-car garages and are priced from the $490,000s to the low $500,000s.
A new phase to Boone Homes’ Manakin-Sabot community, the Coach Homes at Kinloch is now open. Already a hit with home buyers in the Richmond area, Kinloch Coach features beautiful, spacious homes with breathtaking natural surroundings and an ease of living with an unrivaled maintenance-free lifestyle. More chances to find your dream home at Kinloch are now available.
The new phase showcases more of the much-loved home designs featured in the community. Coach homes are priced from the low $600,000s to the high $700,000s with two-to-four bedrooms, two-to-five baths and two- or three-car garages. Offering expansive living space of 2,600 square feet to over 4,200 square feet, the homes are generous, comfortable and flexible for the use of every type of family.
If you’re looking for a new home that’s move-in ready before the holiday madness begins, we have two opportunities that you don’t want to miss! Currently, there are two quick delivery homes available in Dominion Park at Wyndham. Both floor plans are among the most popular in the community and include over 3,000 square feet, five bedrooms and two-car garages. Prices of these available units range from the $530,000s to the $580,000s.
Most holiday activities take place at the heart of the home. At Boone Homes, we want to make sure your new Richmond home has the holiday refresh that welcome friends and family with open arms. Changing the décor in your home doesn’t have to take a lot of work or money, and adding a few mouth-watering recipes to your dinner menu is sure to keep guests happy!
Bring in Hints of New Color
Popular colors for the Thanksgiving holiday include shades of red, orange and brown. Throw pillows, candlesticks, flowers, table accessories and rugs can all combine to create a neutral or contrasting base that will have your home feeling cozy and welcoming in no time.
With the holidays quickly approaching, there is still time to make Tarrington on the James Estates Homes your new destination. Situated on wooded home sites of a half-acre of more, Boone Homes has two move-in ready homes that are perfect for families looking for an amenity-filled community with stunning views of the James River Valley.
3300 Fulbrook DriveLocated at 3300 Fulbrook Drive, sits one of our most popular designs, the Waterhaven. Priced at $799,995, this plan showcases five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a finished basement and a two-car garage. The entire first floor is hardwood and features a family room with a vented, gas fireplace and built-in bookcases, an open kitchen with granite counter tops, a deluxe island, double oven and walk-in pantry. A breakfast area opens to the kitchen with access to the deck. A formal dining room with coffered ceilings, columns and heavy trim is also presented on the first floor, along with a private study. The mudroom and laundry room boasts of ceramic-tile and built-in cubbies, perfect for organization.
Fall may be one of the most beautiful times of the year, but in October festivals and Halloween activities prevail in Richmond. As one of Virginia’s oldest cities, and one of the most haunted, Richmond is full of memorable fall festivals and Halloween experiences. Some of these Halloween experiences will be fun to share with the little ones, others will be a bit too scary.
In a town full of history and adventure, here are a few things in Richmond to include on your fall and Halloween bucket list:
Richmond Oktoberfest: October 20-21
This Friday and Saturday, join thousands of people at the Richmond International Raceway as the 49th annual Oktoberfest kicks off with authentic food, beer and dancing! With four kinds of German sausages; pork loin and roast chicken; sweet, spicy red cabbage and sauerkraut; potato salad; potato pancakes; pretzels and a truck load of German pastries, you cannot and will not leave hungry. Plus, with endless kegs of beer, both imported from Germany and domestic, leaving thirsty isn’t an option either.
According a study conducted this past summer; Richmond is second only to Virginia Beach as a millennial hotspot. To keep the trend expanding to the West End communities, Bacova and Kinloch are now becoming some of the best places for a range of people to call home. From first-time homebuyers to young families and empty-nesters, the excitement of this still flourishing area is attracting a diverse amount of people.
Homebuyers are attracted to the many things that both Bacova and Kinloch have to offer. With rolling hills, wide open spaces and quiet serenity, homes from the West End seem to call buyers names. Bacova boasts traditional neighborhoods zoned for an A+ educational system. By summer 2018, this community will be packed with amenities spread across three acres, such as a clubhouse with a pool, tennis court and other recreational facilities. Situated centrally between Charlottesville and Richmond, Kinloch brings charming communities and rural roots to the region. Not to mention, some of the best golf in Virginia can be played right in your backyard when you live in our award-winning Kinloch communities.
Featuring a beautifully designed first floor owner’s suite plan, the Hampworth model home also showcases a stunning brick exterior with gorgeous, maintenance free landscaping.
This home is professionally designed and decorated to display the many custom touches available at Boone Homes. Plus, it’s located in a community that fits perfect into the unique lifestyles of residents. As part of Tarrington on the James, the Courtyard Home’s are maintenance free and offers access to award-winning amenities, including tree-lined sidewalks, a 10-acre park, fitness center and clubhouse.
This home showcases the popular first floor owner’s suite Hampworth design with a private bath featuring a gorgeous shower and relaxing tub, plus two walk-in closets with plenty of shelving for organization. The family room and kitchen are open and airy, giving new homeowners the chance to enjoy the comfort of the family room while also engaging in conversation with the family while meals are being prepared. The designer kitchen features a beautiful island with extra storage space and room for dining, plus a breakfast nook surrounded by windows. Also on the main floor of this plan is a bright dining room with large, open windows, a butler’s pantry, laundry room and optional covered raised patio with a fireplace.
If there’s one routine that families dread as the school year begins, it’s the battle of nightly homework assignments. Convincing kids to sit still and concentrate on homework after being in class all day is a struggle, but it doesn’t have to be. Creating a space that is comfortable, functional and dedicated entirely to them can not only make homework bearable, but it can convey the message that homework is just as important as the school day itself.
Flex spaces are common in new homes, whether they’re in the form of a spare bedroom or a home office. With Boone Homes, we invite you to customize your plan to personalize your new home to fit your lifestyle. Here are just a few ideas we’ve gathered on how to create the perfect homework area for your kids:
Many of our home plans feature a spacious loft area with plenty of natural light and quiet areas for concentration. The loft pictured here in our Kinloch Coach Homes is the perfect example of a tucked-away location far away from the hustle and bustle of the main floor. Furnished with a desk, an abundance of light and a comfortable couch, it’s the perfect space for reading long chapters in a novel for English class.
We’re excited to announce that pre-sales are now available at our brand-new Kinloch Villas community! Featuring 33 maintenance-free homes, Kinloch Villas is part of the exclusive Kinloch golf community, which offers a private, ideal escape from the city while still being convenient to the Richmond metropolitan area.
Kinloch Villas is a community that accepts residents from all walks of life at any time in their life, whether you’re a growing family or a retiree. With five luxurious new home plans, this community will feature ranch and two-story homes that range in size from 1,800 to more than 3,000 square feet. These homes include two to five bedroom options with up to four-and-a-half bathrooms.
Labor Day is a time to celebrate the unofficial end of summer with friends and family whether it’s poolside, grilling or doing activities around town. If you’re looking for fun around town, here are some events to consider:
1. If you want to “Catch The Fun” and engage in some quality family time, the 104th Chesterfield County Fair is in full swing until September 2. While most people do go for the delicious food, there are tons of other activities such as arts and crafts, rodeos, parades, and rides.
2. The roads may be cluttered on Labor Day weekend, so why not try taking the trails. Jump on the Virginia Capital Trail for a mile or 50. Riders can cruise the trails all the way to the Jamestown Settlement from Richmond.
3. Spend the weekend, or even just a day-trip, visiting free historic sites are the area. Take a walk back in time to the battlefields and churches to see and first-hand about the places our country has grown on.
As Richmond’s premier luxury home builder for 30 years, Boone Homes has obtained a solid reputation within the community and homebuilding industry. Our reputation of building homes with quality, timeless architecture and customization, as well as communities offering privacy and proximity to building near town centers such as Short Pump continues as we get ready to open our newest community. For months, our customers have heard teasers about the brand-new Hawksgate at Bacova. Now, we’re excited to announce that pre-sales have begun in this community!
Summertime shouldn’t be spent behind the lawnmower or tending to ever-demanding landscaping projects. At Boone Homes, we build in planned communities that are convenient to where you live, play, shop and work. We want you to live in the best locations, but we also want you to enjoy those locations. Our homeowners have some of the finest amenities at their fingertips; they don’t want to spend their time dealing with maintenance issues. That’s why we offer maintenance-free living in three of our Richmond-area communities: Coach Homes of Kinloch, The Courtyard Homes at Tarrington on the James and the up-and-coming Kinloch Villas.
The newest pop-culture fads are always hard to track. With music, TV shows, clothes and technology, the millennial generation moves at light speed when bouncing from trend to trend. Now, a new study by the Urban Land Institute proves that the unpredictability of millennials’ preferences carries over to their choice of where to live.
According to this study, Richmond, Virginia is second only to Virginia Beach as a millennial hotspot. Taking a look around Richmond can reveal why it’s so popular with this set. Richmond offers a lively college –town vibe with an abundance of restaurants, bars and meeting spots. The city also features a low unemployment rate and a relatively high annual salary for the millennial age group, two realities that appeal to young professionals because they indicate a reasonably affordable housing market.
The Kinloch Coach community by Boone Homes creates an idyllic woodland atmosphere surrounded by lakes, golf courses and access to some of the best activities in the Richmond area. Because the beautifully planned community of just 91 homes is maintenance-free, active adults and busy professionals can ditch the worry and enjoy their surroundings.
Our Tarrington on the James Courtyard and Estate homes provide the homeowner with an upscale living experience with plenty of privacy. These beautiful single-family homes give your family the space it needs to grow while still receiving the benefits of living in a sidewalk community. Each neighborhood offers an exceptionally unique experience.
When you think of a sidewalk community, you might not think of the great outdoors. Suburban sprawl and concrete dominate the imagination when it comes to residential areas. However, Wyndham, a planned community with smaller communities inside, is different. Wyndham offers access to the outdoors that many people think they have to relinquish by choosing to live in a traditional subdivision.
At Wyndham, outdoor trails wind through the area, providing residents opportunities to reconnect with nature. These elevated paths are pedestrian and bike friendly. The trails offer the perfect escape for some fresh air and exercise. They also connect all of the communities, which make it fun and easy for residents to walk or ride a bike to included amenities.