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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:

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:

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
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


3340 Reserve Trail
Chesapeake, VA 23321
3 BED • 2.5 BATH • 2,470 SF
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


3328 Reserve Trail
Chesapeake, VA 23321
4 BED • 3.5 BATH • 3,136 SF
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





Top 10 Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Categories: Tips & Secrets | Posted: April 10, 2018

Although spring technically arrived on the calendar a couple of weeks ago, in true Virginia climate fashion, it surely hasn’t felt like it with colder temperatures and a lingering nor’easter or two.. However, it’s looking like actual springtime warmth is right around the corner! Have you prepared? Longer days and brighter sunshine are shedding light on what winter and early spring did to your home, and giving you more time to think about the maintenance required in the coming months. Many things in and around your home require attention in order to brighten up its curb appeal, ready it for rain and sun ahead, and extend its life by keeping it in top shape.

Fall Cleanup - Leaves in Gutter1. Clean and inspect your gutters. Many trees continue to drop leaves through the winter, so it’s definitely wise to check your gutters now like you did in the fall. Also, inspect gutters’ connections and downspouts to ensure there is nothing loose or leaky. Finally, make sure there is no debris at the bottom of the downspouts and water flows clearly away from your foundation.

2. Inspect and tune your AC. In case you forgot to change your filter (ideally should replace them once every month), do so now. Dirty filters cause the system to work harder than it should, which results in higher energy costs and could potentially shorten its lifespan. For about $100-200, have a reputable HVAC company inspect and tune up your entire AC system to manufacturer-rated efficiency. Doing this early in the spring means you aren’t caught off guard when the 90s roll in and you’re desperate for air conditioning!

3. Caulk the cracks. Inspect all windows and doors inside your home, and take a stroll along the outside as well. If you notice cracks between walls and trim, fill with caulk that matches your trim color. Creating a better barrier between the inside and the outside will save you money on air conditioning in the summer!

4. Look for rot or exposed wood. While you’re outside caulking cracks, also keep an eye on wood trim that may need attention. If paint has peeled and wood is exposed, it is best to scrape, sand, prime, and paint before damage occurs. If there is noticeable soft spots or rot, the wood will need to be replaced so the interior walls of your home are not damaged.

Repair your roof5. Inspect and repair your roof. Wind, ice, and snow may have damaged, loosened, or removed some of your roof’s shingles. If possible, use a pair of binoculars to really zoom in and look (and stay safe on firm ground). If you notice any issues or there are areas of the roof you can’t see, it is relatively inexpensive to hire a qualified handyman or roofer to climb ladders for you and replace shingles as necessary.

6. Pressure wash your home’s exterior. Give your home a fresh start to the spring and summer by removing any dirt, mold, or stains that may have accumulated since the fall. A pressure washer is only about $75 a day to rent, or you can hire a local pressure washing company to do it for you. In addition to siding, it is also good to pressure wash walkways and decks, however be careful not to damage your decking as pressure washers can have a lot of force behind their spray.

7. Repair concrete sidewalks and driveways. In addition to general settling and erosion, moisture in the soil that freezes in the winter can cause movement and damage to concrete surfaces. If you see cracks, chips, or flaking in your sidewalks or driveway, fill these imperfections with concrete filler or caulk. Many easy-to-follow tutorials can be found on YouTube. It is also important to reseal your concrete every 2-3 years to increase its longevity.

8. Check your decks. If you followed directions above and power washed your decking, follow up with this by resealing your deck’s surfaces with either clear sealer, stain, or semi-transparent stain. Check your deck’s supports to make sure there are no weak spots or rot.

9. Get ready to mow. Who doesn’t want a great looking lawn that is the envy of all friends and neighbors? Get a jumpstart on maintaining yours by making sure all lawn equipment is in tip top shape. Clean and tune all gas and electric powered lawn equipment, and sharpen your blades. A dull mower blade shreds rather than slices, which could could lead to damage from sun, insects, and disease.

10. Let the water flow. Turn on all exterior hose faucets that you (hopefully) shut down for the winter if you haven’t already. If you can block the flow of water of with your finger, you most likely have a burst pipe and it will need to be repaired. This is a common occurrence when we have winters as cold as this last one!


First Quarter Agent All Stars!

Categories: Announcements | Posted: April 6, 2018

A huge thank you goes out to all real estate agents who trusted in us to build their clients’ dream homes in the First Quarter of 2018. We look forward to building and making you and your clients very happy!

Tana Rose – ERA Real Estate Professionals
Donna Poplin – Coldwell Banker Professional
Dee Gavin – Century 21 Top Producers
Chandal Jackson – Empower Group VA
Mike Hoover – 1st Class Real Estate
Chris Dennis – Va Beach Realty
Jamaal Hill – Keffer Realty

Also a shoutout goes to Jennifer Castello with Signature Realty Select. She toured Western Branch Reserve in Chesapeake with her clients and won a special Wawa gift card!

Happy Easter from Napolitano Homes!

Categories: Announcements | Posted: March 28, 2018

Napolitano Homes wishes you and yours a very happy Easter Weekend! In observance of the holiday, our model homes will be closed on Sunday.

Spring Fling at The Cove at Bennett’s Creek Square

Categories: Announcements, Events | Posted: March 21, 2018

Napolitano Homes Hosts:
Spring Fling at The Cove


Saturday 3/24 3 – 6PM

The neighborhood Park/Playground at The Cove

Please contact Diana Jordan
[email protected]


RAIN OR SHINE! Alternate location is the furnished sales model. Ask Diana for details!

The Cove at Bennett’s Creek Square
102 Meridian Place
Suffolk, VA 23435

March 2018 Newsletter

Categories: Newsletter | Posted: March 14, 2018


From new communities opening soon to old favorites nearing their completion, we have many exciting announcements for new homes in Chesapeake, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Moyock NC!


Napolitano Homes is NOW SELLING in two new communities: Countryside Estates in Moyock, NC and Point Chesapeake on the Bay in Virginia Beach.

Countryside Estates

LOW $300s. Large 1/2 acre homesites, lower taxes, and easy access to all cities in Hampton Roads are just a few of the myriad reasons to live in Countryside Estates in Moyock, NC. Napolitano Homes will build 62 homes in this new neighborhood that is located approximately 1/4 mile from the Virginia/North Carolina border on Route 168. LEARN MORE

Point Chesapeake on the Bay

Point Chesapeake is a much anticipated luxury mid-rise condominium community overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Located on the site of the former Duck-In Restaurant where the Lynnhaven River meets the Chesapeake Bay, these new homes in Virginia Beach offer spectacular views of sunrises and sunsets over the water. LEARN MORE


Sykes Farm

Sykes Farm is coming to Johnstown Road in late 2018. It is a new homes neighborhood in the Great Bridge School District of Chesapeake, VA. Napolitano Homes will offer 12 single family floor plans from which to choose, with prices starting from the high $300s.

Village Point

“Drive a little, save a lot!”

Located in Chuckatuck, Village Point will offer new homes in Suffolk from the MID $200s. The best value in Hampton Roads, these floor plans are efficiently designed to be a smaller footprint, yet hold the same renowned craftsmanship one would expect from any single family home built by Napolitano Homes. Coming late 2018.

Kings Fork Village

Coming in late 2018, single family homes in Kings Fork Village will start in the high $200s. This neighborhood is convenient to Kings Fork Middle and High Schools, the Kings Fork Recreation Center, and downtown Suffolk.

Be the First

To be the first in line, first to get the news, and first to hear about special promotions for these upcoming neighborhoods, please join our VIP List Today!


Don’t have time to build? Napolitano Homes has several 100% complete move-in ready homes located throughout Hampton Roads. Here are 2 featured homes, but to see a complete list please visit our Quick Delivery page, including 3 homes in Hanbury Manor in Great Bridge and 1 in Fieldstone near the Virginia Beach line on Elbow Road!

3327 Reserve Trail
Chesapeake, VA 23321
The Waterford
4 Bed • 2.5 Bath • 3,034 sf

• 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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210 Markham Street
Suffolk, VA 23435
The Byron II
4 Bed • 2.5 Bath • 2,414 sf

• Upgrades throughout
• Gourmet Kitchen w/ Wall Oven
• Formal Dining Area
• Sunroom
• Hardwood flooring through first floor

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You’ve made it this far in the newsletter, how about being rewarded with baby photos?

Fred Napolitano III, Site Builder at Western Branch Reserve, and his wife Kate recently welcomed their daughter Lucy Copeland at the beginning of March! Congrats!

Dylan Hawkins, Napolitano Homes’ Marketing Director, and his wife Emily had a daughter in late fall of 2017. Margot Quinn is loving life with her parents and two dogs Linus and Birdie.

Contact us today to learn more about new homes in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, and Moyock NC

(757) 347-0600
[email protected]


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