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Tour of the Harrison Ranch Home from KLM Builders

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The Harrison floor plan appeals to all types of buyers seeking an open, single-level design in a highly desirable community. The new model features 1,937 square feet of well-designed living space, three bedrooms, two baths and an attached two-car garage. The highly functional kitchen is perfect for entertaining with a sophisticated island that opens to the home’s great room and breakfast bay area. A large master suite offers ample closet space and an oversized bathroom with dual vanities. Homebuyers will enjoy the abundance of storage and quality finishing touches throughout the home, including a full basement, an inviting foyer and a den that can be converted to a formal dining area.

Marvelous Mudrooms

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Along with fall weather comes more outer wear - rain boots, umbrellas, jackets, etc.  Keeping all of your outdoor apparel and accessories organized can be a challenge.  Mudrooms are multi-purpose entryways that can be at the front or back of the home.  They are great spaces to help keep things organized and tucked away.   Take a look at some great mudroom designs:  

Fantastic Fire Pits and Outdoor Fireplaces

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Fall is here!  It's a beautiful and wonderful time of year.  For many of us, we want to be outside as much as possible before winter hits.  Fire pits and outdoor fireplaces help extend the use of your outdoor living space. They add both warmth and ambiance.  So get the s'mores fixings ready and check out these great features!

Fall Front Porch Ideas

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Fall is officially here!  Welcome this beautiful time of year by warming up your home with fall decor.  Where to begin?  The front porch, of course!  Your front porch is the first impression people will have of your home.  Not to mention, a warm and inviting front porch lends to great curb appeal.  Take a look at these great fall front porch ideas:  

Master Bedroom Design Ideas

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The master bedrooms should be your private retreat from the outside world.  Whether it is large and spacious with a sitting area or  more compact with lovely attention to detail, it is your personal oasis.  What's on your master bedroom wishlist?  Watch our video for master bedroom design inspiration.

Pet Ideas for the Home

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Pets are very important members of the family.  They bring us joy, comfort and unconditional love.  There is an increasing desire for homes to be pet-friendly.  As a result, more  people are building, decorating and remodeling with their pets needs in mind.  Check out these wonderful ideas for a pet-friendly home:

Master Bathroom Designs Video

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Master bathrooms can be anything from simple to extravagant. Many have the feel of a spa-like retreat with features like luxury showers with multiple shower heads, deep soaking and whirlpool tubs, heated flooring and even a spot for the television! What are your must-haves for your master bathroom?  Take a look at our video for master bathroom design inspiration.

4 Questions You Need to Ask Before Closing Down Your Patio for the Season

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With summer winding down and school getting back in session, it's time to start thinking about what you are going to do with your patio. Unless you live somewhere with year-round warmness, before you know it the cold weather will be wreaking havoc on your outdoor furniture. And since you clearly don't want that, you need to evaluate your inventory, figure out what you want to change, and store it properly so it stays looking new. To get started, you need to ask yourself these four questions: 

Wonderful Water Features

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Water features add a certain ambiance to your backyard escape.  They evoke a sense of peace and tranquility.  The sound of a fountain or waterfall is calming.  A water feature does not need to be large or extravagant.  Simply incorporating a fountain in your garden can do the trick.  If you want more, consider a pond, stream or pondless waterfall.  Enjoy the following water feature photos!

Kitchen Designs Video

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The kitchen is the heart of the home. It's the place where family and friends gather everyday and for special occasions.  It's where the kids do homework and crafts.  It's the room where many memories are made. So, what does your dream kitchen look like?  When designing your kitchen there are many elements to consider: function, style, finishes, lighting, appliances and more. The options are endless!  Take a look at this video for some kitchen design inspiration.  

Fall Garden Maintenance Tips

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With fall coming soon, it's a wonderful time to prepare your garden for the cooler weather and the growing season beyond. Use these fall garden maintenance tips to clean your garden, prepare it for spring growth, and make your plants and your lawn healthy.

Great Room Designs Video

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A great room is simply a large room in the home that combines the features and functions of a couple of rooms - living room, family room, dining room and/or a study.  It is usually located in the center of the home and has volume ceilings.  See our video of these big and beautiful rooms.

The Pros and Cons of a Brick Paver Patio

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If you're stressing about which material is best for your patio, don't. There is no one-size-fits-all 
"best" choice. The placement and usage of your patio and the style of your home or landscaping should all be considered when deciding on the winner. Brick pavers are a popular choice, but even they're not perfect. Be aware that though both are made from clay, brick pavers are different from regular bricks; they're heavier and larger. Here's a quick look at some pros and cons of using brick pavers for your patio:


The Sonoma Ranch Home Tour by KLM Builders

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The Sonoma at Thousand Oaks in Spring Grove features over 2,450 square feet with a total of three bedrooms plus den; two full and one half baths; and a 3-car garage. The Sonoma also offers a full, partially finished daylight basement. Prices for The Sonoma model start in the $390's, including a 1-acre wooded lot.

Concrete Patio Pros and Cons

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For decades, poured concrete was the go-to material for the backyard patio. Today there are a variety of options available to create hardscaping around your property, and many of them are DIY-friendly. Is concrete still king? This tried-and-true mixture of sand and cement is still the favorite choice for many homeowners, but several factors should be weighed before making the final decision. The style of your home, your budget, usage and environment are all points to consider. Knowing the pros and cons of concrete may help you make the right decision.