Thursday, September 25, 2014

How to Paint a Home

The colors around your home can affect your psychology more than you realize. Different paint and accent colors are better suited to different rooms in the house, although you want to be careful not to overuse certain tones. If you’re looking for home decor tips, the following infographic from HouseHunt is a great guide on how to paint a room to boost mood and enhance each individual room. 
How to Paint a Home

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

2015 International Builders’ Show Registration Opens

NAHB, 2014 - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) officially opened online registration today for the 2015 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), the largest annual light construction tradeshow in the world. 

The 2015 show, to be held in Las Vegas, Jan. 20-22, is part of the second annual Design & Construction Week,™ a co-location with the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), hosted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), and the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE). New this year, two other shows will also join the event, including The International Surface Event (TISE) and the Las Vegas Market. While the shows will remain separate and distinct, all registrants will have access to the exhibits of all five shows held during Design & Construction Week. 

The IBS show floor will feature more than 1,000 of the industry’s top manufacturers and suppliers showcasing the latest and most innovative products. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn new techniques and explore emerging trends in the more than 100 education sessions offered throughout the show. Additional special events, speakers, awards competitions and networking opportunities are among the other major highlights for attendees. 

Another of the many draws of IBS is The New American Home® (TNAH) 2015, a one-of-a-kind green show home that is being built in a nearby neighborhood and will be open to attendees to tour during IBS. The state-of-the-art home incorporates builders’ best practices in energy efficiency, indoor-air quality, safety, convenience and aesthetics.

“Industry professionals representing nearly all facets of the housing industry both nationally and internationally flock to the International Builders’ Show because it is the industry event of the year,” said NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly, a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del. “With its expansive show floor, and unbeatable education and networking opportunities, plus the additional four shows available to attendees during Design & Construction Week, the 2015 show is not one to be missed.”

During September, IBS registrants can take advantage of several discounts and incentives, including: 

• Free Expo Pass for all NAHB members or a $100 discount for NAHB members on early full conference registration, which includes access to 100+ education sessions in addition to the expo floors of all five shows.

• A $50 Expo Pass for nonmembers ($100 beginning Oct. 1), or save $100 off the early full registration fee of $475.

• Free spouse registration for NAHB members and nonmembers. Beginning Oct. 1, the price will be $25.

The NAHB International Builders’ Show is not open to the general public. Building industry professionals and their affiliates are invited to register by visiting the show’s website at

[Editor’s Note: Complimentary registration is available to credentialed members of the working press. for more information or to register.]

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Simple Staging Guide for Home Décor

Whether you are preparing your home for sale, or getting your home ready for out of town relative, these tips from The Picket Fence will have your home looking beautiful, polished, and inviting for any occasion. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ice Cream Social Party

You're Invited!

Please join us a the Ice Cream Social Party and sleep on it ! 

  • See AND spend the night at our Magnolia model
  • Ice cream, Ice cream, Ice cream!
  • "Test drive" the home and community for yourself!
  • Enjoy a complimentary dinner on us at a local restaurant
  • A resident of Southern Meadows will act as your personal liaison and fill you in on all the details of what it's like to live in the community

WHEN: Wednesday, September 17th FROM 2:00 PM TO 5:00 PM

To reserve your spot and confirm the date of your visit, simply fill out the form on this page. 

Need more information? Contact Christine Stewart at 302-677-0800 or by email

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Ultimate Granite Buyer’s Guide

Granite has become one of the most popular materials for household counter tops, and it’s easy to see why: a wide variety of colors and patterns ensures granite can complement any décor, and meanwhile, it’s becoming more affordable than ever.

The granite experts at Fox Granite Countertops answer the top homeowner’s questions about buying granite counter tops in the following infographic. 

The Ultimate Granite Buyer