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Extend your living space with an Outdoor Fireplace!

Categories: Design Tips, Design Trends, Landscaping Tips, Uncategorized | Posted: January 25, 2013 | Comments Off on Extend your living space with an Outdoor Fireplace!

Enjoy your outside living areas year round with a cozy and beautiful outdoor fireplace!  This fabulous trend can be found in some of our new floor plans, including the Daffodil and the Snapdragon, but can be added to many of our other plans. Give us a call at 706-882-7773 for more information.

Read more about this lovely outside addition on Houzz:

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New Woman-Centric Homes in Autumn Ridge are now complete!

Categories: Auburn AL, Design Trends, New Homes, Opelika AL, Uncategorized, Women Centric Building | Posted: July 16, 2012 | Comments Off on New Woman-Centric Homes in Autumn Ridge are now complete!

These four new homes are now move-in-ready in Autumn Ridge, located off Highway 72 in Auburn, Alabama.

These homes feature Woman-Centric floor plans which have been designed for maximum use of space and all the features she will love!

Woman-Centric building focuses on four primary aspects that are important to women when selecting a floor plan: flexible living spaces; entertaining; storage; and de-stressing areas. At DanRic Homes, we believe all square footage is not created equal and inside our homes you’ll see that the square footage  is  functional and aesthetically pleasing. Because of the livability of Woman-Centric homes, the homes are popular with men too.

DanRic Homes is the exclusive builder of Woman-Centric Homes in Lee County, Alabama and Autumn Ridge is our first Woman-Centric community! Come take a look inside one of these new homes today to see how we’re proving that not all square feet are created equal! 

2082 Autumn Ridge Way: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths : MLS# 100320

2207 Autumn Ridge Way: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths : MLS# 100524

2211 Autumn Ridge Way: 4 bedrooms, 2 baths : MLS# 100526

2217 Autumn Ridge Way: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths : MLS# 100527

These craftsman-style homes feature charming exteriors and gorgeous interiors with hardwood flooring, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and ceramic tile flooring. Homes also include a security system, sprinkler system and a 10-year limited warranty! They are sure to sell quickly, so be sure to call Amy Dupont today at 706-883-3494! Remember to tour our furnished model home and check out our additional Woman-Centric floor plans!

Autumn Ridge is located in Auburn, Alabama – off County Road 72 / Farmville Road, across the street from The Preserve in Auburn. Click here for directions to Autumn Ridge!

DanRic Homes is now on Houzz and Pinterest!

Categories: Design Trends, Uncategorized | Posted: May 11, 2012 | Comments Off on DanRic Homes is now on Houzz and Pinterest!

Please follow us in both places for decorating ideas, floor plans, design we love and more!

http://pinterest.com/danrichomes/

http://www.houzz.com/pro/lovedanrichomes/danric-homes

And as always, you can connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.

Craftman style doors : a small feature adding tons of impact!

Categories: Design Tips, Design Trends, LaGrange GA, New Homes, Uncategorized | Posted: March 29, 2012 | Comments Off on Craftman style doors : a small feature adding tons of impact!

We have a special place in our hearts for the tiny details at DanRic Homes. That’s why we’re happy to be incorporating craftsman-style doors on many of our new homes currently under construction! This lovely housing trend delivers a modern twist on a charming feature previously only found on older homes.

Below is a photo of a craftsman style door that can be found on one of the new homes in our popular LaGrange, Georgia community of Creekside. Isn’t the little ledge under the three windows just the cutest? So warm and inviting!

Be sure to look out for more of these beauties in our brand new homes, now under construction!

Wedgwood Blue is making a color comeback!

Categories: Auburn AL, Design Tips, Design Trends, LaGrange GA, New Homes, Opelika AL | Posted: March 19, 2012 | Comments Off on Wedgwood Blue is making a color comeback!

This is a witty and fun article detailing the modern rebirth of this classic color in home decor.

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/1757958/_trid=a2RjYWluO3N0ZXBoYW5pZUBkYW5yaWMuY29t/list/Wedgwood-Blue-Returns

DanRic Homes has been paying attention to this trend, and we have a few Wedgwood blue homes and rooms in our repertoire.

For example, this new home located at 102 Legacy Court in LaGrange, Georgia (Cameron Pointe) is painted a lovely shade of Wedgwood blue.


Also, this dining room inside our model home at Autumn Ridge in Auburn, Alabama is painted a fresh shade of Wedgwood blue.

What do you think of this color comeback?

Fun Thanksgiving Decorating Tips

Categories: Design Tips, Design Trends, LaGrange GA, Opelika AL, Special Occasions | Posted: November 15, 2011 | Comments Off on Fun Thanksgiving Decorating Tips

Thanksgiving is here! What a better time of year to gather friends and family around the table and celebrate with a feast. Settle your family into one of the new homes in LaGrange, GA in time for the Holidays and use these fun decorating ideas to impress your guest at dinner.

 

On the Table

For a rustic look, cluster berry branches and wooden twigs in a serving pitcher. Surround the pitcher with crabapples and tea lights for a warm, inviting center piece.

Spice up your place settings by using twine or ribbon to tie a sprig of sage, rosemary, or thyme around your napkin. Attach a simple hand-written note such as grateful, thankful, or family.

Gather your mismatched votive holders and glass jars then wrap with standing cinnamon sticks, leaves, or colored tissue paper and tie with twine or raffia. Insert a candle and enjoy the warm glow when clustered together.

Invite guest to snack on your center piece when you roll out a simple burlap runner covered with sliced bread loaves, bowls of mixed nuts, mounds of grapes, stalks of asparagus, fresh snap peas, and organic carrots with the leafy top attached.

Fill assorted glass vases with fresh cranberries or kumquats on the branch then add water. Clustered with votive candles, this will add a touch of natural elegance to any setting.

Take advantage of the seasonal gourds and transform them into something to talk about. Choose one of DanRic Homesnew homes in LaGrange, GA to call your own, then try these easy decorating tips to bring the harvest home!

Gourds Galore

Stack gourds in glass vases of varying heights and sizes and add to your mantle or book shelf. Add a length of silk pumpkin vine for an extra touch!

Pull out the cake plates, serving platters, bowls and pedestals and pile high the pumpkins, gourds and squash. The deep hues and bright colors will bring life to any table.

Cut the tops of miniature pumpkins and hollow out just enough to hold a tea light candle. Line them up on a tray surrounded by nuts or dry lentils or set them atop candlesticks for a harvest display.

White pumpkins can double as vases, just hollow them out and hide your glass vase inside filled with cattails and fall blossoms such as mums or sunflowers.

Create an elegant thanksgiving display by spray painting assorted gourds with a shimmering gold or silver. Place them a on a cake plate or inside a wooden bowl for a striking centerpiece.

If you haven’t had a chance to tour new homes in LaGrange, GA, we invite you to visit DanRic Homes. View the new homes we have available now in LaGrange, GA and call us toll free, 1-800-741-2512, to schedule a showing!

Chic Dining Room Designs and Styles

Categories: Auburn AL, DanRic News, Design Tips, Design Trends, DIY Tips & Tricks, Opelika AL | Posted: November 7, 2011 | Comments Off on Chic Dining Room Designs and Styles

Forget the days of your dining room being a space holder in your house. If you only use this space for occasional dinner guests or wrapping Christmas gifts, it’s time for transformation! Better yet, pack away that old dining room all together and unwrap your new style in one of Danric Homeshouses for sale in LaGrange, GA.

To create a chic dining room in your home consider updates and customization in four main categories; Walls, Lighting, Seating, and Décor. Here are a few tips on getting started:

Walls: You don’t have to paint your entire room, add a custom stencil in the middle of one wall, your ceiling or inside a frame. Use leftover paint from another room to add a horizontal stripe or an accent wall. If you are moving in one of our new houses for sale in LaGrange, GA, choose your paint colors in our Design Studio. Believe it or not, wallpaper is trendy again! Find wallpaper that reflects your personal style with damask print or unique graphics.

Lighting: This can be a one-step way to dramatically change the style in your room. Placing an eye-catching chandelier, adding modern, industrial style fixtures or simply attaching ribbon to an existing drum shade can transform your dining room from stagnant to stylish overnight! Consider this while touring houses for sale in LaGrange, GA. Newer homes may have the updated look you’re after without any additional work needed!

Seating: Here’s your chance to recreate the ambiance of your favorite café or classy bistro…and it doesn’t have to be expensive! Bring in that color or print you’ve been admiring with fabric by adding slip covers, accent pillows, or recovering seat cushions. Your chairs do not even need to match; paint mix and match seating with the same color, add a bench, or wingback chair. Eclectic, cozy seating can create a room you can’t wait to dine in!

Décor: The trend now ranges from larger-than-life to sleek and trim. That being said, you’ve got room to play! Try oversized prints, frames, and mirrors with sleeker center pieces like tea lights, votives, or miniature glass vases with single-stem flowers.  This is also a great opportunity to display things you love like your dishes, a treasured collection or original artwork. Display them in odd numbers like 3, 5, or 7. Turn empty shelves, bare buffets or vast wall space into the center of attention.

Maybe you are looking at houses for sale in LaGrange, GA or perhaps you are just staring into your own abandoned dining room. Either way, the tips above will help you create the perfect, chic room you’ll return to time and again. Come visit our homes and see what new design features Danric Homes has to offer.

Gadgets That Can Help You Keep Your Home Clean

Categories: Auburn AL, Design Tips, Design Trends, DIY Tips & Tricks, Opelika AL | Posted: October 15, 2011 | Comments Off on Gadgets That Can Help You Keep Your Home Clean

Most people find the chore of keeping their houses for sale in LaGrange, GA clean a time consuming task but luckily for us, we live in an age where technology can help do a good portion of the cleaning for you. Here are some new inventions that can save you hours a week cleaning so you don’t have to:

Nearly a decade ago, iRobot released a glorious invention: the Roomba. These 8 pound robots vacuum your home during the day, avoiding furniture and obstacles around houses for sale in LaGrange, GA. It takes itself to a docking station to charge, so the only thing you have to do is empty the dust tray. The Mint is another floor cleaning robot designed for cleaning hard floors, so you can put them both to work on your floor.

Cleaning the shower has always been one of the most unpleasant chores to keep up with regularly. Scrubbing tile on hands and knees to keep the mildew away can now be avoided entirely with an Mr. Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner that sprays down your entire shower while you’re away, preventing mildew and soap scum buildup.

As everyone knows, cats are much more self-reliant pets than dogs. They need much less attention and they don’t need walks, but they do come with a very big responsibility: litter boxes. Luckily for us, Littermaid makes an automatic litter box that cleans the cat box every time your kitty uses it using special motion detectors. It helps reduce smell in your houses for sale in LaGrange, GA and it makes changing the litter regularly infinitely easier. Welcome to the age of technology.

Simple Ways to Organize your Laundry Room

Categories: Auburn AL, Design Tips, Design Trends, DIY Tips & Tricks, Montgomery AL | Posted: October 3, 2011 | Comments Off on Simple Ways to Organize your Laundry Room

As we all know, washing machines are notorious for eating spare socks and gloves. Where did the matching one go? Do they go to an alternate lonely universe of lint? Who can really say. However, having a sock that doesn’t have a brother anymore can make your mornings a mess. Go through your clothes and remove all of your worn or mismatched clothes. If you prefer, you can even cut them up and turn them into rags to use for housecleaning later.

If your laundry room has the space, adding cabinets or countertops can help optimize your space. Having your home builder in Opelika, AL install shelving can maximize your wall space for functional use. Even if your wall studs can’t support wood shelving, installing wire wall racks to store your detergents, dryer sheets, or fabric softener can help save precious space and keep things organized. You can even keep all of your cleaning supplies, like dusters, spray bottles, and in the same place.

White and color hampers can help you and your family separate colors during the week so laundry can be done whenever you accumulate a full load in either basket to keep your chores running as efficiently as possible. Using a hanger on your laundry room door can help you separate delicates or dry cleaning clothes from your usual laundry so it’s harder for you and other family members to accidentally ruin or shrink clothes. If your home builder in Opelika, AL is clever, they might already have some amenities like counter space for laundry folding, or shelving already in place.

Pets and children are seemingly magnetic to messes, especially after playing outside. Placing a pegboard can help you keep jackets off the floor and keep leashes in one place, and at the end of the day, you can throw them in the wash when they get too filthy. Have your home builder in Opelika, AL install a cubby or basket for shoes or rain boots, which can also help keep things organized daily.

Kitchen Design Trends

Categories: Design Trends | Posted: March 23, 2011 | Comments Off on Kitchen Design Trends

Kitchens come in all different shapes and sizes. Looking through numerous floor plans and décor, you can find the perfect kitchen if you’re looking for homes for sale in LaGrange, GA.

Granite styled counters are one of the more elegant kitchen trends today.  Tile and mosaic backsplashes are a beautiful and refined way to decorate your kitchen and increase its longevity. Many newer homes have full tile backsplashes that run from the countertops to the bottom of the cabinets while others only extend a few inches. The lighting in your kitchen can really help set a mood when entertaining or aid in functionality. There are plenty of homes for sale in LaGrange, GA built with the proper lighting in mind. Features like pendant lights or flush mounts can give your kitchen the optimal light you need in your space while adding a chic edge.

If your cabinets aren’t finished wood, painting or staining them can really help brighten up your living space. Lighter colors will make a room feel brighter and larger, so if your kitchen seems cozy already, make sure you don’t go with a color scheme that’s too dark.

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