Mon, 30 Apr 2012 by Sadler Homes
Sadler Homes, the greater Hampton Roads residential builder, suggests you consider these four top-flooring trends for 2012 to beautify your fully custom new homes for sale in Virginia Beach, VA.
Though commonly found in cabins, the weathered look is quite popular. Scratches, scuff marks and stains add personality to your floor and would like great in your study or family room.
Consider green flooring to go along with your new homes for sale in Virginia Beach, VA Energy Star appliances. There are plenty of eco-friendly flooring options, from bamboo flooring, recycled carpeting or reclaimed wood, to live a green lifestyle.
Porcelain tile floors are popular as well. They are sturdy, require low maintenance and come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes.
Your ceramic tile or hardwood floors look great on their own. But, adding a rug can give the room more pizzazz and help your home décor stand out more.
We hope you’ve gotten some great flooring ideas with this year’s top trends. Select flooring that works well for each room and fits your personality. Sadler Homes builds new homes for sale in Virginia Beach, VA that you and your family will love and enjoy for years to come. Consult with our staff to start on our new home today.
Mon, 23 Apr 2012 by Sadler Homes
Earth Day is on the 22nd of this month. As you prepare for this green holiday, try to make an effort to make a difference on the environment. Here are some ways to reduce your carbon footprint in and around your new homes for sale in Virginia Beach, VA.
- Think of alternative methods of transportation. With the rise in gas prices, consider biking, walking or even carpooling. Driving less will help to cut back on air pollution and cut down on your fuel costs.
- Choose a direct flight over one with multiple stops when flying.
- Use cold water to rinse clothes while doing laundry at your new homes for sale in Virginia Beach, VA because more energy is used when you use hot water.
- Take more showers over baths because less water is used when you shower compared the amount of water you’ll need to fill up your tub. A water-efficient showerhead will help save you money and water.
- When walking your dog around your Sadler Homes neighborhood, scoop up your dog’s waste. This will help to reduce the hazardous pet waste that can wash down the storm drain and into your local water system.
- Continue to use your Energy Star appliances for reduced utility bills.
- Don’t throw your old electronics (cell phone, DVD player, Blu-ray player, gaming console, laptop or computer) away but bring them to an electronic recycling center.
- Instead of having your monthly billing statements sent to your new homes for sale in Virginia Beach, VA residence, sign up for e-billing or paperless statements through your respective carriers.
- Recycle your aluminum, paper and plastic products.
- Only fill up your gas tank in the morning or evening when the temperature is cooler during hot weather.
Hopefully these ten tips will help you be well on your way to reducing your carbon footprint to have a safer and cleaner environment for you and your neighbors to live in on Earth Day and beyond.
Mon, 16 Apr 2012 by Sadler Homes
Move over appetizers, there’s a new app in town. That’s right, I’m talking about applications for your cell phone or iPad devices. Sadler Homes suggests you check out these fun apps for Apple and Android users to help with spring gardening or landscaping around your new home in Virginia Beach.
- Rain Harvest – April showers bring May flowers, so why not use the Rain Harvest app to estimate how much rain will fall on your roof during a rainstorm? You can play a guessing game to see how much rain will fall and also gather the fallen rain to use for your garden. On top of that, this app is absolutely free for Apple users and $1.00 for Android users.
- Garden Snob – Yes, you heard right. This app is free and for gardening connoisseurs who are looking for fun and cool gardening tricks, tips and ideas on how to keep your new home in Virginia Beach garden growing, green and healthy.
- Vegetable Gardening Guide – This app was featured in the New York Times “Home & Garden” section back in May 2010 and is only $2.99 for Apple users and $1.99 for Android users. It’s great for both rookie and veteran gardeners interested in knowing all there is for growing, canning and preserving your veggies. It’s easy to navigate with step-by-step instructions, hyper-linked info, a glossary of terms, illustrations and bulleted lists.
- Landscaper’s Companion – Priced at $5.99 for Apple users and just $4.99 for Android users, this app is for everyone and is a reference guide for growing and tending to your shrubs, trees, annuals, perennials and other plants. The Landscaper’s Companion has everything from over 15,000 plants in 16 categories to general info and extensive search capabilities for you to use for landscaping your new home in Virginia Beach. You can find cool and useful information for do-it-yourself projects or as a tool to consult with professional landscapers.