Thursday, December 1st, 2011
Thursday, May 12th, 2011
We’re always looking for new and innovative ideas to share with you…these two design ideas offer fun for techies too:
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
I came across this video from a company that makes high tech glass, advertising how their products can be incorporated into all aspects of our lives.
With the continued explosion of technological advancements, being â€œconnected 24/7â€, and the blurring the lines between home and work I have had a real interest in recent years on how to better integrate technology into the design of homes. (more…)
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
We had a day packed full of interested prospects at The Enclave at Waverly Park â€“ all tours were FULL!
We received tons of positive feedback on our models and our visitors were pleasantly surprised our homes include solar and tankless water heaters.
The design studio also received a considerable amount of praise as the visitors were pleased and interested by the amount of offerings.
Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Yesterday, I was reminded that not everyone is familiar with what exactly a blog is.
Which brings us to – who reads the blog? Â (more…)
Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
The LA Times reports: Â When will housing come back in California? Five experts offer their views. Foreclosures in the state are still high. Sales of new homes are at historic lows. And millions of homeowners are underwater on their mortgages. So what’s the outlook for 2011 and beyond? -Â Well if this story is any indicator, the outlook ahead is still to be determined as five experts offer very different views. Â Part of the recovery does seem to be hinged on location, theÂ adageÂ location, location, location is more important now than ever. Â At SummerHill, we continue to be focused on the locations where we plan to build new communities.
Sarah Yaussi of Big Builder shares insight about changes made by a Southern California builder to boost customer care by adding value to home designs: Builders begin to apply customer care insights to home design. Â -Â This is something that we’re also doing at SummerHill, refining our designs based on customer feedback from GuildQuality surveys. Â How would you like to see home designs and features improved to make your homebuying experience better? (more…)
Thursday, November 18th, 2010
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we thought it would be great to share some ideas from recent magazines. Â Whether you are looking for a twist to your holiday meal decorating or some delicious recipes, look no further.
Although the weather this week has been a bit chilly, it can be warm at Thanksgiving and Sunset magazine serves up 20 wonderful ideas for bringing your entertaining outdoors with 20 tips for your best outdoor party (the article was calledÂ It’s different out here in the magazine). Â Plus they also shared some fun ideas for designing your own invitations or name cards with the Art of the Party.
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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
Just ask the residents at SummerHill’s latest sustainable living community – Satake Estates in Mountain View.Â Â Â Â Each home at the environmentally friendly Satake Estates showcases a beautiful Rain Garden in the front yard.Â Â ThisÂ is just one of the many features used to achieve the Build it Green’s GreenPoint Rating System.
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Thursday, June 24th, 2010
A few weeks ago, we got to attend the VikingÂ®Â Experience at The GSC. Â It was tremendous to check out all of the innovation in kitchen appliances. Â They have many distinct kitchens to show the array of design options available with Viking Appliances. Â I am still trying to pick my favorite kitchen. Â With over 23 color finishes to choose from, your can really customize your kitchen. Â Here’s a photo of the VikingÂ® representative showing us the finish options:
And, they offer Brunch dates for you to enjoy a product demonstration and a scrumptious brunch prepared by Kathryn, their culinary director. Â If you’re a SummerHill homebuyer, our design team can arrange a private appointment at theÂ VikingÂ®Â Experience at The GSC for you to learn about your new appliances available standard at Satake Estates and as options at some of our other communities.
Oh, there are a few more innovations in technology for your home that I couldn’t resist sharing…
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Thursday, April 29th, 2010
Summer is nearly upon us, which means it’s time to change out the winter clothes for the summer clothes. Â And with the bright and airy seasons of Spring and Summer, colors are more vibrant.
It is fun to brighten up our homes in addition to our wardrobes Â as the seasons change.
A simple yet elegant way to freshen up your living room for the new season is Â with some throw pillows.