Surviving the First Night in Your New Home

When you dream about spending nights in your new home, you may be thinking of cozy evenings by the fire, stories at the dinner table or beloved guests coming by for a visit. The first night however, is usually not so ideal. Here is how you survive the first night in your new home!

Written by Stanley Martin Homes   
Submitted on 6/19/2017 Posted in Maryland
Category: The Loft


Weird Jobs Employees at Stanley Martin Have Had

Most of us need jobs to put food on the table and the majority of us have been working since we were teenagers. Slaving away, putting long hours in, missing out on the fun of growing up, BUT it must be done! We asked our employees some of the weirdest jobs they've ever had and here is what they had to say...

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 6/5/2017 Posted in Charlottesville
Category: The Loft


Tips to Help Make your Guests Feel Right at Home

If you have ever been on the receiving end of a negative experience of staying with someone, then you know how much the minor details matter. Whether it is arriving to a dark house feeling intrusive or simply crawling into bed after an exhausting day to then discover that the bed you're in is obviously the family pet's preferred place to sleep, it's the details that can make the experience for your guests amazing. Here are some helpful tips to help make your guests feel right at home.

Written by Anthony Ascolese  
Submitted on 5/30/2017 Posted in Raleigh
Category: The Loft


The Perfect Scents for Every Season

Whether you just moved into your new Stanley Martin home or you've been living there for quite some time, you'll want friends and family to walk into a home that smells heavenly. Read more to get an idea of the perfect scents for every season.

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 5/23/2017 Posted in Richmond
Category: The Loft


5 Stages of Packing Your Home

There's almost nothing more satisfying than moving into a new home. The excitement of making a space that you've fallen in love with all your own can almost overshadow the work that lies ahead. Almost, but not quite. While new beginnings are around the corner, you still need to wrap things up at your old home and one of the most daunting tasks of all is packing...

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 5/19/2017 Posted in Raleigh
Category: The Loft


Brick Accent Walls Are Here to Stay

Are brick accent walls a thing? Read more to find out!

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 5/11/2017 Posted in Maryland
Category: The Loft


5 Tips for the Perfect Dinner Party

Whether you've been in your home for years or you're excited to have guests for the first time, a dinner party is a great way to interact with friends in an intimate setting. While dinner and companions are the main components of the evening, a night to remember involves intricate planning and a bit of strategy. Prepare your mind and your kitchen for the perfect dinner party long before the doorbell rings. Read more!

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 4/13/2017 Posted in Northern Virginia
Category: The Loft


Welcome to the Island - No Jimmy Buffet, the KITCHEN Island.

Ever feel like you could run the world from your kitchen island? Well, maybe not THE world, but most certainly your own world. It's not just an island, it's the family command center and we're here to celebrate it. Read more!

Written by Stanley  Martin Homes  
Submitted on 3/16/2017 Posted in Charlottesville
Category: The Loft


Pin It - Pinning Your Dream Home with Stanley Martin Homes

Pinterest. Dear, fabulous, inspiring, wildly-creative Pinterest. What did we do before you?! Read more to see how we can help you pin your dream home!

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 3/10/2017 Posted in Richmond
Category: The Loft


Thoughts You Have While Planning a Super Bowl Party

Breaking up the brutal monotony of winter comes the country's biggest game on the first Sunday in February. It's Super Bowl season and to keep in line with that resolution to be more social this year, you're considering hosting festivities at your home. But it doesn't matter how many snack recipes you collect, you know there's more to it than those beer commercials would want you to believe. Before settling in for kickoff, there are a few things to consider.

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 1/30/2017 Posted in Maryland
Category: The Loft


6 Emotional Stages of Buying a Home When You're a Millennial

Securing a place to live is perhaps the most tangible stage of adulting. Putting down roots for yourself - and possibly a significant other, children or pets - is a lot more complicated when you want an address to be more permanent than a lease. Expect to feel all aspects of the six stages of home buying.

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 1/26/2017 Posted in Charlottesville
Category: The Loft


What is the perfect house for you?

Buying a new home and not sure which one to choose? We have many amazing new home designs to choose from so we wanted to help you out with your decision. Take our quiz to find out what your dream home is!

Written by Stanley Martin Companies  
Submitted on 1/19/2017 Posted in Northern Virginia
Category: The Loft


7 Tips for Keeping Your Home Pet Friendly

Dogs are more than just pets, they are family, too. They are loyal, loving, and a great addition to the family whether you adopt from a shelter or buy a purebred. When buying a new home it is important to keep in mind the anxieties that may come along with it...from your pet.

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 1/12/2017 Posted in Richmond
Category: The Loft


(Un) Deck the Halls

When the most wonderful time of the year has passed, you might find it a little hard to deal. Post-holiday blues are real and they can be caused by varying factors.

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 1/3/2017 Posted in Northern Virginia
Category: The Loft


How It Feels To Get Your Home Ready For the Holidays

This time of year stirs up a lot of different feelings. There's anxiety over shopping, comfort found in the food and happiness surrounding heading home for the holidays. Emotions are elevated to new heights when your home is the one to which everyone is traveling. This is probably how you feel handling several personalities while trying to orchestrate the event of the year.

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 12/19/2016 Posted in Maryland
Category: The Loft


Must Haves to Help You Survive Winter

As temperatures plummet and the sun makes itself scarcer, you'll quickly realize that winter is upon you. Don't get snowed in without the right supplies. A few essential winter buys can mean the difference between cabin fever and a nature-induced staycation. Equip your home with everything you'll need to make this winter the coziest one yet.

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 12/6/2016 Posted in Northern Virginia
Category: The Loft


So Much to Be Thankful For... Such as an Open Floorplan

The holidays are great for spending time with family. When it comes to Thanksgiving however, this can become quite the challenge.

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 11/23/2016 Posted in Northern Virginia
Category: The Loft