If you’re ready for the wearing of the green and to celebrate the luck of the Irish, then you’re in the right place. The Richmond area is filled with tons of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations from traditional Irish feasts to parades and more. Here’s a quick round-up of some of the area’s best things to do throughout the region to celebrate everyone’s favorite Irish holiday.
Kitchen backsplashes are finally getting the attention they deserve. For decades, the backsplash has been an important part of every kitchen. In addition to protecting the walls above a work area, it complements the countertops. Through time, backsplashes have undergone many changes. Today we have the luxury of installing a variety of materials like natural stone, glass, mirror, metal, brick and wood. Below, are the 2018 trends predicted to gain popularity in backsplash designs.
Hawksgate at Bacova is a family-friendly neighborhood in Henrico County that boasts of one-half acre home sites with options for walk-out basements. But the customization doesn’t end there. There are also options for main level guest suites, sunrooms and more. Construction is progressing quickly in this luxurious neighborhood, and there is still time to personalize your new home!
If you’re looking to kick off the New Year with a new home, then Boone Homes’ quick-delivery homes in the Richmond suburbs are ready to be selected as your next dream home. These homes are spacious, thoughtfully designed and make living, entertaining, relaxing, working and exploring Richmond a breeze.
Love is in the air, and areas around Richmond are filling up fast for Valentine’s Day retreats! We’ve got you covered with our list of local things to do on Valentine’s Day. From super-sweet gestures at your new Boone home to fun suggestions and delicious restaurants. Here are some of the best suggestions we’ve found in the area
You have been hearing about it for months, and now the time has finally arrived. We’re excited to announce that ground has been broken and Kinloch Villas is officially under construction!
There are two quick-delivery homes under construction, as well as our model home. Our model will feature the new Ashmont plan, designed exclusively for Kinloch Villas. The Ashmont is a two-story brick home with a covered front porch and two-car garage. With three bedrooms and two and a half baths, plus bonus space and room to expand, this model showcases phenomenal options that are available to homes in this community.
The beginning of the year is frequently cold and gray, which means it’s a great time to add some color and beautiful accent punches to your home. Top paint companies and the Pantone Color Institute have released their chosen Color of the Year, so take some inspiration from these gorgeous shades, whatever your tastes in color may be.
Blue-greens are taking the top spots this year, according to Dunn-Edwards, Sherwin-Williams and Behr, whose colors of 2018 are The Green Hour, Oceanside and In the Moment. The Green Hour is a light blue-green with grayish tints, In the Moment is a pale blue-green and Oceanside is a deep blue-green. The blue-greens, as the most productive and most peaceful colors, are excellent ways to create a beautiful setting for unwinding. The shades “harmonize[s] with other diverse color groups,” said Sherwin-Williams.
The highly anticipated community, Hawksgate at Bacova is now selling and has two new homes under construction. Hawksgate will feature just 24 oversized home sites of one-half acre, including those with walk-out basement options. The first two floor plans to be built in this luxurious community are the popular Waterhaven and custom Bainworth. Buyers have a range of options to choose from, and there’s still time to personalize both homes to fit your families individual needs!
2319 Liesfeld Farm Drive
Featuring one of our most popular plans, the Waterhaven, this stunning home in Glen Allen offers six bedrooms, five baths and an oversized two-car garage. With 4,143 square feet of living space, this stunning home features an exceptional owner’s suite with an extended sitting room, two walk-in closets, a re-designed bathroom with separate vanities, a private water closet, a large tile shower with surrounding glass and a free standing tub. The owner’s suite isn’t the only jaw-dropping feature. There is an expansive first-floor guest bedroom with a full bath and seated shower, plus every bedroom has access to an attached full bath; perfect for multi-generational families.
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.