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Three new releases in The Cottages at Fieldstone

Categories: Auburn AL, Opelika AL | Posted: November 5, 2013 | Comments Off on Three new releases in The Cottages at Fieldstone

Just announced – three new homes starting construction immediately in The Cottages at Fieldstone (Opelika, Alabama)! 

 

“The Berkshire”
2301 Cobblestone Drive

3 bedrooms, 2 baths
1461 heated square feet

“The Daffodil”
2320 Jewels Way

4 bedrooms, 2 baths
1490 heated square feet

“The Wilder”
2310 Jewels Way

3 bedrooms, 2 baths
1507 heated square feet

Please contact Michy Aja (904) 553-8251 or Matt Willis (334) 663-2950 of three sixty for additional information!

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!

New homes at Autumn Ridge to be featured in 2012 Lee County Tour of Homes!

Categories: Auburn AL, DanRic News, New Homes, Opelika AL, Open Houses, Special Occasions, Things to Do | Posted: May 18, 2012 | Comments Off on New homes at Autumn Ridge to be featured in 2012 Lee County Tour of Homes!

The brand new homes at Autumn Ridge in Opelika, AL are now complete and ready to be showcased at the 2012 Lee County Tour of Homes! The tour of homes is a fundraiser sponsored by the East Alabama Chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS and DanRic Homes is looking forward to participating this year!

The new homes at Autumn Ridge by DanRic Homes were also featured in the 2008 Lee County Tour of Homes, where we won several awards including four Gold Awards for our home located at 2139 Redtail Lane! This year we will have two new homes presented on the tour.

The first home we will present is our furnished model home “The Orchid” located at 2102 Red Tail Lane. This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is gorgeously customized  – – it even includes a delightful shower in the garage that is sure to please Fido!

The second home we will feature is a brand new floor plan which we call “The Williams”, located at 2207 Autumn Ridge Way. This absolutely charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home showcases a new product we are now offering at Autumn Ridge – the cottages! From its craftsman rocking chair front porch to it’s rear entry garage, this one is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

The tour is scheduled for the weekends of June 16-17 and June 23-24.

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.

Top 5 Reasons Opelika is One of the Best Places to Live In the U.S.A

Categories: Community Events, Opelika AL, Special Occasions, Things to Do | Posted: October 29, 2011 | Comments Off on Top 5 Reasons Opelika is One of the Best Places to Live In the U.S.A

According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, Lee County, Alabama is one of the most affordable places to live. As it turns out, Auburn or Opelika, AL new homes may be the best value. Here’s why:

1) Less than 29% of people in this area spend a third of their income on housing, leaving them more room to spend on improving and enjoying their quality of life. Experts say this is one of the essential life hacks to avoiding debt and living comfortably.

2) Even though most of the country is still recovering from a recession, Opelika’s unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the country standing at 8.3%. With more jobs in the area, Opelika, AL new homes may offer the best nearby employment options.

3 )Nearly a third of all residents in Opelika hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. As studies have shown, places with an educated populous not only support more local and corporate businesses with higher paying salaries, but communities with lower crime rates.

4) Opelika is home to the East Alabama Medical Center, a massive campus supporting many employees. For those of you who live in Opelika, AL new homes, the East Alabama Medical Center offers the area’s only level I trauma center in all of Lee County. Renowned for their outstanding Cardiology and Heart Surgery, East Alabama Medical Center also offers some of the best doctors and surgeons in the state.

5) Auburn University, the state’s largest employer, offers great education opportunities for local high school graduates, but it also hosts amazing employment options and a nationally recognized football team.

Decorate for Halloween

Categories: Auburn AL, Community Events, Holidays, Montgomery AL, Opelika AL, Special Occasions | Posted: October 24, 2011 | Comments Off on Decorate for Halloween

Fall is easily one of the coziest seasons of the year. The air is crisp, and so are the leaves. With Halloween approaching, celebrating autumn has never been easier. Here are some fantastic ways to make your LaGrange GA homes for sale frightfully spooky this Halloween!

Take an afternoon and pick out a few squash, dried Indian corn, and pumpkins. Squash make a fantastic table centerpiece, and Indian corn can help fall. When you go to pick up pumpkins, find a variety of sizes and colors. Instead of carving your pumpkins, you can paint them instead. Especially if you picked up some white pumpkins, you can paint faces on them to make them look simply ghostly.

When carving pumpkins, try to make yourself a paper stencil or template first and trace it onto your pumpkin. This way, when you’re cutting with a blade or exacto knife, you know exactly where you’ll be cutting. Be sure to mark which areas should be cut out and which must remain intact for very detailed designs.

Seasonal throw pillows are also an easy way to dress up your LaGrange GA homes for sale for Halloween. Buy or make yourself some felt pillows. Then, cut out some bats or other spooky designs and sew or glue them onto the pillows. If you want, you could instead glue Velcro on the backs of your designs and change them out for each season so you always have the perfect decorations out for each season!

Fall wreaths or garlands are also incredibly easy ways to spruce up your home for the season! Pick out felt in your favorite fall colors. Beautiful golden yellows, reds, and oranges, and cut them into different leaf shapes. Using twine and hay, you can weave yourself a colorful wreath or garland and then glue the “stems” of your leaves into the mix for a beautiful autumn spread. With protective spray, you can weatherproof the wreaths for outside use if you choose to hang them outside of your LaGrange GA homes for sale.

Pumpkin flesh can also be etched to give your pumpkin a luminescent look when it comes time to light a candle inside. As long as your pumpkin is properly vented to give the flame enough air and the flame isn’t burning the inside of the pumpkin, you can make pumpkin luminaries as well as jackolanterns.

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.

Creating Easy Centerpieces for Dinner Parties

Categories: Design Tips, Home Buying FAQ, Opelika AL, Open Houses, What to do this Weekend | Posted: August 17, 2011 | Comments Off on Creating Easy Centerpieces for Dinner Parties

As everyone knows, one of the best ways to show off your new homes in Opelika, AL is to, of course, host a dinner party for your closest friends and family. Here are some affordable and creative ways to aid the air of sophistication to your table:

For a fragrant and vibrant centerpiece, another trick includes taking a cubed vase an filling it with ¼ inch-thick lime slices so that they layer the outside of the vase. To keep the colorful insides of the lime visible, stand them up on top of each other and keep them pressed against the wall of the glass by fitting a slightly smaller vase in the middle. In the smaller vase, choose your favorite flowers, and enjoy the scents for the next two to three days.

Take a 1-2ft  narrow garden sconce or pedestal, and arrange some red, white, or pink flowers and some creeping Jenny in an urn for an elegant centerpiece. To really catch the eye of your dinner guests when they come to visit your new homes in Opelika, AL, use silver candlesticks to both sides of the arrangement, and pair with red and white flatware. Red is an imperial color, and will command the attention of your guests.

If au natural is more your style, grab two shorter and stouter vases, and one slightly larger and wider vase. In the middle, fill the largest vase with water  playful daises or whatever flowers you may have growing wild outside your new homes in Opelika, AL, and in the two smaller vases, fill them with water and fill with floating candles. You can use reindeer moss around the base of the center vase to create a playful and earthy theme for your tablescape.

For a simple, yet dramatic flair, take a hurricane vase and fill it with tall seasonal flowers, and arrange several spears of colorful stalks. Fill your vase with water and add a few small oranges to the vase to create vibrant contrast. A long and slender centerpiece can not only add the dramatic flair you’re looking for, but it also won’t obstruct the view of the other side of the table.