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Become an Expert Holiday Host with these Easy-to-Follow Tips

Categories: Articles | Posted: November 17, 2018

 

Getting ready to host a holiday party in your new home? Preparing for a large gathering can be a bit overwhelming but we’re here to help. First tip, don’t try to tackle everything at once. Take the preparation in easy-to-manage tasks so you can enjoy the process and get ready for a lovely holiday bash.

Use these pieces of advice to help you get started on your holiday party prep.

Decorate with a Purpose

If you’re purchasing new decor items, make sure you’re investing in pieces that can be used over and over again. For example, instead of real flowers, try using silk flowers instead. Even ones that aren’t holiday specific, so you can leave them out for months to come.

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Welcome to Suffolk

Categories: Articles, New Homes Suffolk VA | Posted: November 8, 2018

Things to Do Around Your New Home: Suffolk, VA

Welcome to The Cove and Kings Fork Village! As you’re getting to know your new neighborhood, we wanted to help by putting together a few suggestions of various places to explore, including restaurants, nature preserves and the arts. The city of Suffolk, and its surrounding areas, offers up an inviting small town feel with plenty of amenities.

And as the area continues to grow and develop, more and more places will pop up on the scene for you to check out.

Top Restaurants in Suffolk

Looking for a place to grab a bite in your new neighborhood? Here are some of the highest rated restaurants and quick eats destinations in the area.

Decoys

Take in waterfront views, fresh seafood and craft beer at a local favorite. They also offer up live music every week featuring local bands and top artists from the surrounding areas.

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VA Loans: Understanding the Benefits and Facts

Categories: Articles | Posted: October 24, 2018

As someone who has served in the military ranks, you’re eligible to receive exclusive financial benefits when purchasing a home. You and your family can apply for a VA loan for access to better rates and lower costs than traditional, conventional mortgages.

What is a VA Loan

According to Investopedia, this type of loan is a mortgage loan available through a program established by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Those eligible include active service members, veterans, and eligible surviving spouses that are not remarried. The VA sets the qualifying standards, dictates the terms of the mortgages offered and guarantees a portion of the loan. VA home loans are provided by private lenders such as banks and mortgage companies.

Facts about VA Loans

You may have heard some myths about VA loans. Maybe you’ve been told some restrictive factors, but those may not be accurate. Here are a few facts to know when considering this type of loan for your future home purchase.

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The History of Countryside Estates in Moyock, NC

Categories: Articles, New Homes Moyock | Posted: October 10, 2018

The Countryside Estates property may appear to be a typical piece of pastural and scenic Moyock, NC land, but it actually has an interesting story behind it.

In the early 1900s, greyhound racing was a local form of entertainment in Norfolk County, until the 1930s when Virginia officials shut down the Cavalier Kennel Club. The CKC moved their operations to a location a quarter mile south of the VA/NC border, to none other than the Countryside Estates property.

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Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas

Categories: Articles | Posted: October 3, 2018

7 Outdoor Decor Tips for a Festive Fall Home

Now that your indoors are ready for Autumn, it’s time to spread that festive feeling to your home’s exterior. In this post, we’ve gathered a few ideas to help you get started and get your home completely ready for the fall season. Let’s get started!

Outdoor Fall Decor Tip #1: Hang Garland

Fall leaves are changing colors and these beautiful pieces of nature are the perfect addition to your entryway. Pro tip: Magnolia leaves are always a classic.

Credit: michelle.ladino.7

Outdoor Fall Decor Tip #2: Add Pops of Color

Make simple updates to your front porch by repurposing vintage wicker chairs with bright yellow paint. You can also add colorful floor mats, pillows. and potted plants also help liven up a space with bright pops of color.

Credit: plush_market

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Indoor Fall Decor Ideas

Categories: Articles | Posted: September 26, 2018

7 Indoor Fall Decor Ideas to Get You Ready for the Season

Fall is here! It’s time to get the interior of your home ready with cozy, festive and spooky decorations. If you need some inspiration for bringing the season into your abode, use these tips as a way to get started.

Throughout your entire plan, we encourage you to mix and match patterns, like plaid, with faux fur and, as always, incorporate your personal style into the entire theme.

Fall Decor Tip #1: Gourds, Gourds, and More Gourds

These inexpensive, and ultra chic, fall vegetables look great on every surface. From the dining room table to the stairwell, place a mix of various squashes, gourds, and pumpkins around the house. We find that when you mix sizes, shapes, and colors together, you get the best aesthetic result!

Photo credit: operationtudorrevival

Fall Decor Tip #2: Bring Fall Flowers Indoors

Find a rustic vase and place beautiful fall foliage inside to create instant centerpieces and bouquets. We suggest using sunflowers, dahlias, ranunculus, and foraged clippings from your yard to create stunning pieces that will make you smile throughout the entire season.

Photo credit: weddingbellsmag

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Fall Maintenance Tips

Categories: Articles | Posted: September 24, 2018

8 Tips to Get Your Entire Home Ready for Colder Months

Fall is officially here and aside from visiting the pumpkin patch and sipping on hot cider, you should also start preparing your home for the winter months. To help you get started, we’ve put together a few tips that will get you in gear for a full cleanup, both inside and outside your house. 

Get Started with the Outdoors

Fertilize Your Lawn

Don’t let all the hard work on your lawn go to waste. According to experts, fertilizing your lawn in the fall helps to protect it during the winter. Mindful preparation can also help it get greener, faster in the spring. Fertilization is especially important in areas with hot and dry summers since grass tends to stop growing under extreme temps. 

Plant Bulbs Now for Beauty in the Spring

Another way to ensure that your landscaping looks fresh come springtime is by planting bulbs in October. Once the soil has cooled down, this creates the perfect environment for roots to start developing and gorgeous flowers to bloom around April and May. 

If you need advice on how to plant bulbs in the fall, check out this article from the Farmer’s Almanac. 

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Two Model Homes for Sale in Chesapeake VA

Categories: New Homes Chesapeake | Posted: May 8, 2018

Napolitano Homes has not one but TWO professionally decorated model homes available now for sale!

Upgrades galore and designer-chosen window/wall treatments. Live in luxury in one of these two incredible neighborhoods!

Hanbury Manor in Great Bridge, The Waterford: http://bit.ly/2ruq76I

This stunning Waterford is professionally designed and includes decorative trim work, custom paint and wallpaper, and plantation shutters and all window treatments. Luxurious handscraped hardwood extend through the entire first and second floors.

The upgraded gourmet Kitchen is one of the main highlights in this new home, offering quartz countertops, built in wine cooler, wall mounted oven, gas cooktop, and custom wine rack. Abundent top-level painted cabinets have more than enough storage for even the most demanding chefs.

The first floor of the home also includes a Bedroom and Full Bath, an Office, and an open concept that connects the Dining Room, Family Room, Breakfast Area, Kitchen, and Sunroom. The dramatic 2 story ceilings from the Family Room and 2nd Floor ties this modern plan together.

The second floor features an open Loft, 2 secondary Bedrooms, a full Bath, and an incredible Master Suite with extended closet and cathedral ceilings.

Fieldstone on Elbow Road Chesapeake, The Siena: http://bit.ly/2Ip0BJG

The luxurious sales model is NOW AVAILABLE! Featuring incredible upgrades throughout the home, including:

• Professionally designed wall and window decorations
• Hardwood flooring on the first AND second floor
• Multigen Suite featuring Living Room, Bedroom, Full Bath, and Kitchenette
• 2-sided gas fireplace between Family Room and Screen Porch
• Gourmet Kitchen featuring HUGE 8 foot island, quartz countertops, and painted cabinets
• Shiplap walls in Keeping Room
• Loft/Game Room
• Privacy fence

Call or text 757-347-0600 for any questions or to set up a viewing.

What is a Flex Room?

Categories: Articles | Posted: May 1, 2018

What is a Flex Room?

A flex room is essentially an area in your house that can be customized and used for a number of different functions. At Napolitano Homes, we typically refer to these multi-purpose rooms as “Flex Spaces.” Flex spaces can be entire rooms or an area in your home that can be utilized in different ways throughout your time and life there. We build these flex spaces into our floorplans so that homeowners can customize their living space to better fit their different interests, lifestyles and evolving life stages. From extended patios to second master suites and game rooms to reading nooks, incorporating a flex space into the layout of your new home will allow you to further customize your Napolitano Home to fit your family’s needs and interests.
5 Examples of Flex Space Rooms
One of the many benefits of having a flex space or flex room is that you can update and transform the space to fit your stage of life and lifestyle. Here are some ways that Napolitano homeowners can use their flex rooms.

1. A Hobby Room

You can finally have a space dedicated purely to your passion. Whether you are an artist, a fitness enthusiast, or a collector, flex rooms provide a special area in your home that is soley dedicated to your favorite hobby.

2. An Office or Study Area

Let’s face it, no one truly leaves all of their work at the office. By turning a flex space into a home office or library, you will have a place where you can focus when you need to work late to meet a deadline, or decide to work from home for the day. When you are not using it, the kids can use the space as a study area!

3. An Entertainment Room

Turn your flex room into a space dedicated to having fun! Make your home the perfect place for entertaining by creating your own billiards room, or a private movie theater. By having a separate entertainment space, you won’t have to worry about disturbing the rest of the family when you break during a game of pool, or when you want to watch an action movie late at night. On top of that, your home will quickly become the gathering place for all your friends!

4. A Reading Nook

Flex rooms do not have to be a place to be loud, they can also be a place for peace and quiet. Whether you dedicate a whole room or just a section of a room, create that personal relaxing space where you can go to unwind with a good book.

5. An Extra Living Room or Bedroom

Flex rooms can also help ease the stress of having several people living under your roof. Millennials who are living with extra roommates can use the space as a bedroom. Multi-generational families, those who have grandparents or their adult children living with them, can use the space as an extra living room or lounge to escape to when the main living room is too crowded. No matter what stage of life, flex rooms allow you to be surrounded by the people you love, while giving you extra space.

 

Ready to start personalizing your dream home? Start exploring our different communities or contact one of our sales representatives to learn more about a specific home’s floorplan.

3 Move In Ready New Homes in Chesapeake

Categories: New Homes Chesapeake | Posted: April 18, 2018

100% Complete, Ready for YOU!

Western Branch Reserve has Move In Ready homes! On a tight schedule and can’t wait for build time? Our move in ready homes come with all the great upgrades, incentives and builder warranties! Please call for details!

Contact us today!
Kelly Moran and Gene Grady
(757) 240-8680


3327 Reserve Trail
Chesapeake, VA 23321
4 BED • 2.5 BATH • 3,034 SF
$444,435
Homesite 56 Waterford

• 5” Hardwood throughout first floor
• Gourmet Kitchen with Butler’s Pantry
• Deluxe Master Bath
• Extended Master Bedroom Closet
• Sunroom
• First Floor Study with French Doors
• Privacy Fence
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3340 Reserve Trail
Chesapeake, VA 23321
3 BED • 2.5 BATH • 2,470 SF
$392,200
Homesite 49 Tuscan

• Open and modern layout
• HUGE Kitchen
• Sunroom
• Flex Room and Media/Rec Room
• Upgraded Master Bath w/ceramic tile • 5” hardwood thru first floor
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3328 Reserve Trail
Chesapeake, VA 23321
4 BED • 3.5 BATH • 3,136 SF
$444,405
Homesite 52 Waterford

1st Floor Bed/Full Bath
Gourmet Kitchen w/ wall oven, wine cooler, and quartz countertops
• Sunroom
• Extented Master Closet
• Deluxe Master Bath w/ extended ceramic tile shower & quartz counters
• Loft

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