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Every month, we will be asking the Highland Woods builders various questions about their homes and life in Highland Woods and Elgin. This month, we were curious which homes were offered that were most suitable for families with young children. Highland Woods is a great place for kids to grow up—it offers plenty of opportunities for recreation and fun. The community includes an Owners Club with a fitness center, water park, and tennis, basketball, and sand volleyball courts. Central Community Unit School District 301’s new Country Trails Elementary School is located within the community. So what about the homes? Check out some of the builder’s responses to our monthly question.
What is the best floorplan you offer for families with young children?
Our favorite floor plan for a family with young children is our Richmond model. This home boasts of over 3000 square feet with an affordable base price of $322,800. This …
As summer heats up, many are coordinating their housing décor to warm up as well. Often in the winter, homes become bland and “wintery.” Let the light in with some of these easy ways from the Chicago Tribune to “summerize” your home!
Use Lots of colors. Turquoise and yellow are two great colors for summer, especially when paired with gray or brown.
Change your throw pillows. Simply switching your throw pillows as you would your wardrobe is an easy way to liven up a room. Consider using both background pillows and punctuation pillows with more patterns to them.
Rearrange. Moving your furniture around will help keep your home looking fresh. Not only is it a great opportunity …
When decorating your home, one important place to keep in mind is your home’s high spaces. The extra space that is above tall bookcases, kitchen cabinets, and built-in ledges are often overlooked; however, these high spaces, if decorated properly, can add additional warmth and dimension to your home. We’ve summarized this article from tampabay.com to help you do the most with those hard to reach nooks.
Layering. One way to add visual interest to your home’s decor is to use the layering technique. Above furniture like bookcases, secretaries, hutches, and armoires, layer a couple of pieces of artwork of varying sizes. Start by leaning the largest piece of art against the wall, and then layering the rest of the art forward.
Use Seasonal Décor. Another idea is to utilize seasonal decor, placing it in those empty spaces. Find a great bowl or basket, then arrange seasonal accents inside and rest on top …