How to Survive Cabin Fever

You know how it goes: You've been putting off cleaning that messy pantry, overflowing walk-in closet, or dirty mudroom for months, saying "I'll leave that for the winter, when the weather is colder." Well, it's sweater weather now and Cabin Fever is a direct threat. Do you have a plan to avoid the symptoms and turmoil of this dreaded malady? Read more for our help!

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 1/11/2018 Posted in New Homes for Sale in Maryland
Category: The Loft


Tips to Survive Your First Holiday Gathering in Your New Home

You've got a new home and you're ready to make the most of your double ovens, sit-down kitchen island, butler's pantry-and the many architectural upgrades, like the loft, rec room, and fireplace that you dreamed about when your home was being built. Well, read on, because we've got some great tips to get you through your first holiday gathering in your new home, trouble-free.

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 12/17/2017 Posted in New Homes for Sale in Northern Virginia
Category: The Loft


The Jackson II: The Perfect Holiday Floorplan

When you open your doors for the holidays as the owner of The Jackson II in Raleigh, you can be confident there will be enough room for all your guests to stretch out in this sprawling, open-architecture home. Read more for a sneak peek of this gorgeous, one-of-a-kind model home.

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 12/11/2017 Posted in New Homes for Sale in Raleigh
Category: The Loft


Decorating Your Dining Room for the Holidays

Colors, candles, and a little bit of sparkle add the perfect touch to make your dining room fun and inviting for the holidays! With multiple celebrations in December, what better place to gather in your home than the dining room? There's food, family, friends... and the wine is usually flowing, too. Read more for fun decorating ideas!

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 12/7/2017 Posted in New Homes for Sale in Richmond
Category: The Loft


How to Make Sense of Your Lower Level, Literally

One search on Google for the phrase "basement decorating ideas" yields more than 9 million results. While this may be a good way to initially brainstorm for basement decorating designs, the sheer number of results will quickly overwhelm you. Read more for ideas on how to decorate your lower level.

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 11/23/2017 Posted in New Homes for Sale in Maryland
Category: The Loft


Making a Pie - and Memories - in Your New Kitchen

As a Stanley Martin homeowner, you'll love making memories with family and friends in your brand-new kitchen whether you're just hanging out, sharing a meal, or cooking together. When you upgrade to a gourmet kitchen, one of the amenities you'll enjoy is a double-wall oven. Read more for the perfect Pumpkin Pie recipe for your Thanksgiving in your new home.

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 11/1/2017 Posted in New Homes for Sale in Northern Virginia
Category: The Loft


4 Emotions You Experience Getting Ready for Halloween

If Halloween is your favorite holiday, then you probably experience several emotions during this spooky season. From anticipation to exhaustion, we've identified four emotions most Halloween-lovers experience every year. Read more!

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 10/23/2017 Posted in New Homes for Sale in Charlottesville
Category: The Loft


Fall Decor, Inside and Out

The change of seasons is always exciting. For many, autumn is all about hay rides with friends, heading to the local pumpkin patch to stock up on pumpkins, drinking hot chocolate in front of the fireplace, or baking pumpkin seeds. For others, it's an opportunity to deck out their home with colorful fall decorations inside and out. We've come up with a few idea starters to help you get off on the right foot when it comes to decorating your home with a festive fall flair.

Written by Stanley Martin Homes   
Submitted on 10/10/2017 Posted in New Homes for Sale in Charlottesville
Category: The Loft


Top 4 Housewarming Gifts for Dog Lovers

When someone moves into a new home, it's customary for friends and family to bring a housewarming gift. If you know someone who has a dog or two and just bought a new home, and you want to give them something other than the usual potted plant, a dog-themed housewarming gift is a great idea! Read more for some great ideas!

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 10/3/2017 Posted in New Homes for Sale in Raleigh
Category: The Loft


Where Can Your Kids Get Their Homework Done?

Having a designated spot and plenty of supplies available will help you get through the day-to-day homework requirements and survive those last-minute races to the finish line to complete forgotten assignments. Read more for some ideas to help you make it through the school year with your sanity intact.

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 8/31/2017 Posted in New Homes for Sale in Richmond
Category: The Loft


It's That Time of Year Again: Back to School

What isn't new are the mixed emotions that you feel every year when the summer is over, and everything is so, well ... NEW! We can all relate to how we feel about getting ready for the school year.

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 8/24/2017 Posted in New Homes for Sale in Charlottesville
Category: The Loft


Riverdale Park Station - The Lifestyle You've Always Dreamed Of

If you've ever lived in a big city, or even a mid-sized one, chances are you could walk out of your home and take a leisurely stroll to your favorite restaurant, coffee joint, or pub. Grocery stores were nearby, too. In fact, everything you needed was just a short walk away, like it is at Riverdale Park Station - read more.

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 8/22/2017 Posted in New Homes for Sale in Maryland
Category: The Loft


Painting Your Home: White Walls or Color?

If you just moved into your home, you may be contemplating painting some of the walls. Read more to find out whether you should or not!

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 8/11/2017 Posted in New Homes for Sale in Northern Virginia
Category: The Loft


How to Create a Cheese Tray That's Not Cheesy

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. Owning the cheese tray is crucial and we're here to help - read more!

Written by Stanley Martin Homes  
Submitted on 8/3/2017 Posted in New Homes for Sale in Richmond
Category: The Loft


Grilling Tips for Your Fourth of July Party

The Fourth of July is a little weird this year - it's on a Tuesday. So that means most of us will be going to work on Monday, then taking the day off. What do most people do for the Fourth? They grill! Here are some things to know before you dive deep into being a grill master at your Fourth of July party.

Written by Stanley Martin Homes   
Submitted on 6/30/2017 Posted in New Homes for Sale in Northern Virginia
Category: The Loft


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 New Homes for Sale 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 New Homes for Sale 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 New Homes for Sale 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 New Homes for Sale 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 New Homes for Sale in Raleigh
Category: The Loft