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Home Repairs to Make Before You Sell

Categories: Home Maintenace Tips | Posted: June 27, 2017

If you are planning to sell your home soon or within the next year and you have the extra time this weekend with the holiday around the corner, there are some definite home repairs that should be on your To-Do List.

Essential operating systems like HVAC, plumbing and electrical, etc. should all be evaluated by professionals and major repairs complete before selling your home.

The list below includes all around maintenance items that most people can take care of on their own to keep your home looking great.  Staying on top of these types of repairs and maintenance will be helpful anytime – not just when you may be eager to sell.

Power Wash – Pressure wash your driveway and home exterior.  Repair any cracks or stains on your pavement.

Landscaping – Replace patches of your lawn that aren’t green, trim back any overgrown trees, freshen up flower beds.

Roof and Gutters – Replace any missing shingles, repair or realign gutters – and make sure they are clean.

Front Door – Repair any chips or cracks and give it a fresh coat of paint – a nice vibrant color!

Mailbox – If it isn’t in good condition, replace it with a new one.

Walls and Baseboards – Repair any damages from decor or wall art; freshen up with a neutral coat of paint.   Freshening up those baseboards and other trim will really make your home feel like new!

Ceilings – It’s worth it to have the popcorn ceiling scraped off – if you have it – and repaint.

Doors – Check to make sure doors aren’t sticking or squeaking; hardware should be operating.  Repaint if needed.

 

Contact one of Richmond’s leading homebuilders, CraftMaster Homes, when you are ready to design your next new home. CraftMaster builds new homes in Chesterfield, Midlothian, Henrico, Hanover, and Dinwiddie.

 

Paint Perfection – Neutrals

Categories: Building a New Home, Chesterfield New Homes, Hanover New Homes, Paint Colors, Uncategorized | Posted: June 20, 2017

Our Favorite Paint Colors

When meeting with our clients for their new home selections, we find many are seeking the perfect neutral.  Of course greige is all the rage, but there are other neutrals that hint at green and blue.  Many of the popular grays, beiges and whites actually have other colors as their base.  Think – purply gray, bluish gray.  Once it goes up on the wall, you will notice the undertones and sometimes if you don’t do a little research – that perfect color might not be what you thought!   

After deciding which neutral feel we want in our models (warm or cool), one trick our designers use to find the right neutral is to pick a color on the swatch and then move all the way down to the darkest hue.  That dark hue will be the undertone your neutral emit.  If the darkest hue looks purple, your gray will have a hint of purple behind it.

Click on our favorite Porter Paints (PPG) neutrals below, to see them in our model homes.  

PPG1025-3                PPG1010-2

 PPG1029-3              PPG1002-2

  PPG14-07                PPG1010-1

When personalizing your new home with CraftMaster Homes, our Design Consultant can assist you with choosing elements that express who you are.  Paint color is the base of your home design.  If you are searching for that perfect neutral, pick a few that you like, then check the undertone – that darkest hue on the swatch and you’ll know right away if that’s the one for you! 

Contact one of Richmond’s leading homebuilders, CraftMaster Homes, to get started on your design today. CraftMaster builds new homes in Chesterfield, Midlothian, Henrico, Hanover, and Dinwiddie.

CraftMaster Homes in Collington

Categories: Chesterfield New Homes, Midlothian New Homes, Neighborhoods | Posted: June 13, 2017

Nature’s best with Chesterfield’s finest

The community of Collington in Chesterfield is surrounded by 1,000 acres of wooded preserve.  This master-planned community has all the resort-style amenities one could want nestled in a setting that gives residents easy access to nature trails and open spaces.  Great recreation and gathering spaces make getting to know and meet up with your neighbors part of the lifestyle at Collington.   Convenient to downtown Richmond and area shopping hubs, Collington is just 20-25 minutes away.

CraftMaster Homes and Collington are  a match made for you!    We have several floor plans available to meet the needs of your family – whether your family is growing or you are choosing to downsize a bit.   Our home plans feature Craftsman Designed Elevations, Open Concept First Floors, Lofts and Media Rooms, Custom Built-Ins and Trim.  Our Furnished Model is open daily 12 noon -6 p.m.  10000 Paddock Wood Terrace.

Contact a member of our Sales Team to set up an appointment with one of our New Home Advisors – learn more about available homes in Collington!

Contact one of Richmond’s leading homebuilders, CraftMaster Homes, to get started on your design today. CraftMaster builds new homes in Chesterfield, Midlothian, Henrico, Hanover, and Dinwiddie.

 

Backyard and Outdoor Living Ideas

Categories: Chesterfield New Homes, Richmond Area New Home Builder, Unique Features | Posted: June 6, 2017

The long days of summer are on the horizon…

Backyards are perking up for recreation and relaxation.   There are lots of simple ways to dress up your porch and patio this summer!  Think – pallets, pavers, reclaimed wood and paint!

Greenyard.us has some great ideas for the green space outside your home.  Whether it is your lawn, garden, porch or patio areas, we found some great ideas to add interest and beauty to your home – all without busting your budget.  Some of our favorites are:

If you are looking to add a little more to add a little more zazz to your outdoor space, at Outdoor Kitchen Creations in Rockville, VA you can find a great variety of products for your outdoor spaces.  James River Nurseries‘ new Hardscape Division provides design and installation of beautiful paver patios.

At CraftMaster Homes, we offer a variety of plans and features that incorporate outdoor living areas into your home.  Brick and country wooden porches, screened porches, paver and concrete patios bring value to your home and added space for family living.

 

Contact one of Richmond’s leading homebuilders, CraftMaster Homes, to get started on your design today. CraftMaster builds new homes in Chesterfield, Midlothian, Henrico, Hanover, and Dinwiddie.

 

Quick Move In ~ Harpers Mill

Categories: Chesterfield New Homes, Midlothian New Homes, Richmond Area New Home Builder | Posted: May 30, 2017

Winchester Available in Timberstone – Harpers Mill

CraftMaster Homes‘ award winning Winchester plan in Harpers Mill at 8601 Corsica Drive is available for move in early this summer!

This beautiful Farmhouse elevation is on a corner lot with side load garage. The Craftsman style trim, wainscoting, crown molding, doors, speed base, custom drop zone, stair rails and pickets ALL create a beautifully detailed, quality Craftsman design.

The Kitchen is open and airy – with Whirlpool stainless appliances, white shaker style cabinets, granite counters with HUGE island, recessed lighting, gas cooking, ceramic back splash, and double sided walk in pantry.

A study on the first floor could be your home office or kids’ play room. Hardwoods carry throughout the first floor showing off a fireplace with Craftsman style mantle in the Family Room.

Four bedrooms and a loft fill out the second floor, as well as the Laundry room.  The Master Bedroom is complete with dual walk in closets, and Luxurious Master Spa bath. Triple vanity, soaker tub, frosted garden window, ceramic shower with built in seat and glass surround.

Our Sales Team would love to meet with you for a tour of this move-in ready home.   You can also visit our Model Home in Harpers Mill at 8507 Beyer Road or call 804-310-5952.

Contact one of Richmond’s leading homebuilders, CraftMaster Homes, to get started on your design today. CraftMaster builds new homes in Chesterfield, Midlothian, Henrico, Hanover, and Dinwiddie.

Harpers Mill in Chesterfield

Categories: Chesterfield New Homes, Midlothian New Homes, Richmond Area New Home Builder | Posted: May 23, 2017

The community of Harpers Mill in Chesterfield is one of the area’s most vibrant new home communities and was awarded 2016 Community of the Year (for over 1000 homesites) from HBAR.  With acres of open spaces for for recreation, resort style pool and clubhouse as well as great schools there is something for everyone in this master-planned community.

The vast open recreation spaces – over 240 acres of preserved area – parks, playgrounds, trails, pool and clubhouse make this community more than a neighborhood.  It’s a place to live and live well!  There are four main parks with several pocket parks throughout.  A beautiful new resort style pool and clubhouse create a central gathering place for numerous community sponsored events.  Lots of great events planned to kick off their summer fun – Food Trucks on Memorial Day and a End of School Party on June 16th!   Over 25 miles of sidewalks connect all of these amenities to the surrounding sections of the neighborhood.

CraftMaster Homes is a preferred builder in Harpers Mill.  We offer a variety of floor plans to meet the needs of growing families or those looking to downsize.  Our Design Coordinator will work with you to help customize your new home to make it your own.   Our 2500+ sq. ft. homes in Timberstone and Hartridge sections begin in the low $300,000s.

Contact a member of our Sales Team today or visit our fully decorated model at 8507 Beyer Road.

 

Contact one of Richmond’s leading homebuilders, CraftMaster Homes, to get started on your design today. CraftMaster builds new homes in Chesterfield, Midlothian, Henrico, Hanover, and Dinwiddie.

 

The Burgess

Categories: Chesterfield New Homes, Midlothian New Homes, Richmond Area New Home Builder | Posted: May 16, 2017

Modern Craftsman

Our 2017 Richmond Homearama house, The Burgess, has seen a lot of visitors these first weekends of the show.  New Market Estates has been a great host to this year’s showcase of gorgeous designer homes.  We have enjoyed greeting guests and welcoming them into this almost 4000 square foot home that has amazing outdoor spaces!

Come Inside and Stay A While

Open, bright and airy – the Great Room with kitchen, eating and areas for entertaining and gathering – are what make this home a great place for families.  Everyone has a space in this open first floor.  The Keeping Room off the kitchen is a great space tucked away but close to where the action is – the Kitchen and Family Rooms.

First Floor Master Living

The Owner’s Suite, located on the first floor, is dreamy.   Beautiful craftsman trim, ceramic tile and cozy slipper tub – create a gorgeous palette for this oasis.  A private veranda off the bedroom is a great place for morning coffee or evening wind down.  The master closet is custom built and boasts its own laundry for convenience!

Step Outside

What makes this home so appealing are the Outdoor Living Spaces.  We worked with James River Nurseries to create an outdoor patio that is functional to family living and serves as a great space to welcome friends and neighbors for entertaining.   We designed a garden space just a step off the stairs for herbs and small vegetables.  This “potager” or kitchen garden is much like a raised bed but is incorporated into the design of the patio.

Visit the Richmond Homearama this weekend – the final weekend for the show!  Gates re-open Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday through Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

If you would prefer a private tour of the home, please contact Carolyn Rogers for an appointment.

 

Contact one of Richmond’s leading homebuilders, CraftMaster Homes, to get started on your design today. CraftMaster builds new homes in Chesterfield, Midlothian, Henrico, Hanover, and Dinwiddie.

 

Move In Ready in Magnolia Green

Categories: Chesterfield New Homes, Midlothian New Homes, Richmond Area New Home Builder | Posted: May 9, 2017

Magnolia Green is home to one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Chesterfield County. Championship golf, walking trails, playgrounds and the NEW Aquatics Center planned to open this summer, as well as excellent area schools and fast friendships make this one of the area’s most desired new home communities.

CraftMaster Homes is proud to be a long established builder in Magnolia Green.  In the section of Sycamore Woods, we have a gorgeous 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath home that is ready for your family just in time for summer fun!  Our Bancroft plan boasts a spacious open concept first floor, Dining Room with Butler’s pantry, and first floor owner’s suite.  Oak stairs carry you to the loft on the second floor where 3 Bedrooms, with walk in closets complete the home.   Side entry garage, cul-de-sac lot with great screened in porch off the back of the home! Click on the photo below to see more info on this home.  Contact Carolyn Rogers for a private tour of this home.  Hurry!

 

Contact one of Richmond’s leading homebuilders, CraftMaster Homes, to get started on your design today. CraftMaster builds new homes in Chesterfield, Midlothian, Henrico, Hanover, and Dinwiddie.

Our Client’s Homebuilding Experience

Categories: Building a New Home, Chesterfield New Homes, Richmond Area New Home Builder | Posted: May 3, 2017

Building Quality Homes and Relationships

CraftMaster Experience

Customer relationships are important to everyone here at CraftMaster Homes.  Our desire is to build a quality home for your family.  It is equally important for us to build a relationship with you so that you are assured that you are part of the team!  This begins with our Sales Team and continues with our Selections and Design Coordinator and throughout the building process with our Field Superintendents.

Hear what one of our recent homeowners shared with us about her experience with CraftMaster Homes:

“Our building process with CraftMaster has been an easy and enjoyable experience!  Our first encounter was with Eileen, who listened to our needs and directed us to Harpers Mill and the Winchester model. Upon arriving at the Winchester model, we were greeted with a friendly smile from Carolyn and then Carolyn and Eileen worked through a floor plan listening to our needs.”  

“Terry and Betsy were more than accommodating.  Todd and I felt like we were part of the building process because Terry would text us and let us know what was going to happen with each step.  He would greet our family with a smile every time we showed up to check on the progress of our home.  He truly seemed glad to see us and was more than willing to sit down and talk with us any time we had a need.  Betsy was always sure to check in with me concerning options to make sure that Todd and I were pleased with what we had picked out every step of the way.”  

“I am thankful for the friendships we have formed.  Thank you so much for a well-built beautiful home and the amazing customer service!  Because of all the efforts of your staff we truly feel like we are part of the CraftMaster family!” 

Shea Garrett

Contact one of Richmond’s leading homebuilders, CraftMaster Homes, to get started on your design today. CraftMaster builds new homes in Chesterfield, Midlothian, Henrico, Hanover, and Dinwiddie.

Available Homes Rountrey Graythorne

Categories: Chesterfield New Homes, Midlothian New Homes, Neighborhoods, Richmond Area New Home Builder | Posted: April 25, 2017

Last week we told you all about Midlothian’s great community, Rountrey Graythorne.

CraftMaster Homes has two great homes – available now – in this fast growing neighborhood.

 

The Townsend IV

15066 Endstone Trail

This home packs value!  One of our best-selling Dual Master Bedroom floor plans that that we’ve made even better. The addition of a 5th bedroom and Full bathroom on the second floor while maintaining space for a loft as well, makes this floor plan even more appealing for homes with growing families or those looking for more space for work or play on the 2nd Floor.   There’s a gorgeous first floor Owner’s Suite with spa bath and ceramic tile.  The open concept floor plan on the first floor boasts a bright airy kitchen with shaker style cabinets and granite counters.  The rear of the home includes a beautiful porch with skylights.

The Maddison III

 

 

 

 

 

 

15001 Litton Place

Another one of our more popular plans made even more appealing with additional space for comfortable family living.  This 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath with Loft also includes a side entry 2-car garage, Craftsman Trim and hardwood floors throughout, stone accents on the front of the home and country porch.  The Gourmet kitchen features upgraded granite countertops, gas cooktop and beautiful white cabinetry.  Home Office on the first floor provides a great space for work from home professionals.  All this on a beautiful cul-de-sac lot!

Visit our Furnished Model at 3907 Graythorne Drive.

Contact Carolyn Rogers 804-310-5952  crogers@craftmaster-homes.com for more information or to tour one of these fantastic homes!

 

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