Stay Cool for the Summer

Stay Cool for the Summer

Summertime is all about the sunny weather, cold drinks, and hanging by the pool! Many of our neighborhoods feature amenities including pools, clubhouses, and splash parks. Read more for some fun activities to do while you're at the pool this summer!

Posted on 6/20/2018 by Stanley Martin Homes
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The Perfect Summer Party Home

The Perfect Summer Party Home

Welcome sunshine, easy breeze, longer days, and warm, electric evenings. Spring and summer make the world come alive. It's time for graduation celebrations, outdoor holiday parties and family barbecues. Read more about this perfect summer party home design - The Travis!

Posted on 6/10/2018 by Stanley Martin Homes
The Loft in New Homes for Sale in Charlottesville

Take Your Terrace to New Heights

Take Your Terrace to New Heights

If you own a home with a terrace, you probably enjoy soaking up the sun during the day or viewing the stars at night. But are you truly getting the most out of this amazing space? We've come up with some practical and fun ideas to turn your terrace into the perfect spot to entertain, work, play, or relax. Read more!

Posted on 4/25/2018 by Stanley Martin Homes
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The Caterham at Welwood: A Super Home for the Super Bowl

The Caterham at Welwood: A Super Home for the Super Bowl

If there was ever a home built for a Super Bowl party, it would be the Caterham. The overall interior of this inviting home is expansive, with room for lots of people, lots of food and drink, and a big screen TV for all to see. Take a sneak peek at this beautiful model home!

Posted on 1/29/2018 by Stanley Martin Homes
The Loft in New Homes for Sale in Richmond

How to Survive Cabin Fever

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!

Posted on 1/11/2018 by Stanley Martin Homes
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Tips to Survive Your First Holiday Gathering in Your New Home

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.

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

The Jackson II: The Perfect Holiday Floorplan

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.

Posted on 12/11/2017 by Stanley Martin Homes
The Loft in New Homes For Sale in Raleigh, NC

Decorating Your Dining Room for the Holidays

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!

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

How to Make Sense of Your Lower Level, Literally

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.

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

Making a Pie - and Memories - in Your New Kitchen

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.

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

4 Emotions You Experience Getting Ready for Halloween

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!

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

Fall Decor, Inside and Out

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.

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

Top 4 Housewarming Gifts for Dog Lovers

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!

Posted on 10/3/2017 by Stanley Martin Homes
The Loft in New Homes For Sale in Raleigh, NC

Where Can Your Kids Get Their Homework Done?

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Painting Your Home: White Walls or Color?

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!

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

How to Create a Cheese Tray That's Not Cheesy

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!

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

Grilling Tips for Your Fourth of July Party

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.

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

Surviving the First Night in Your New Home

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!

Posted on 6/19/2017 by Stanley Martin Homes
The Loft in New Homes for Sale in Maryland