June 26 2020

Must-have Features are Abundant at Thornbush by HQT Homes

by Erin

Thornbush Kitchen San Diego New Home Collection

Make the choice that will change the trajectory of your life for years to come when choosing a new home to establish roots in. When residing in a new San Diego home at Thornbush by HQT Homes, the decision makes itself. Quality construction, exemplary features and amenities, and the perfect atmosphere for bringing up growing families. Thornbush offers spacious two-story single-family detached homes positioned perfectly in San Marcos, CA.  Residents of San Marcos appreciate the sense of community and a wealth of access to major parks, lakes, and beaches year-round.


Explore the area guided by your taste buds with access to several eateries nearby such as Phil’s BBQ, Stone World Bistro, Sublime Ale House, The Bellows, and Fish House Vera Cruz. You can also find fan favorites such as Sonic Drive-in and Starbucks for a quick bite on the go. Take a quick trip to Legoland for a weekend of family fun, catch the latest featured film at Regal Cinemas Escondido Stadium 16 & IMAX or Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18, and visit the California Center for the Arts in your spare time. The sunny Southern California weather is the biggest perk of them all when making Thornbush your new home. Get in some recreational fun at the several parks in the area such as the Mission Sports Park, Sunset Park, and Double Peak Park and Trail. You can also play a few rounds of golf with your new neighbors at the Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club or Twin Oaks Golf Course only a few minutes away and be home just in time for dinner.


The Residence 1 and Residence 2 floor plan options offered at Thornbush include 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and span up to 2,704 square feet of living space. You will fall in love with the dual vanities, large walk-in closets, soaking tub and separate shower all featured in the master suite in Plan 1. Plan 2 includes a gourmet kitchen with a spacious center island and walk-in pantry as well as designer finishes that you are sure to appreciate. You can also discover granite countertops, Kitchen Aid appliances, and a Moen ½ horsepower garbage disposal. The exterior of each design at Thornbush displays beautiful designer selected color schemes with night illuminated address numbers, fixed shutters, decorative wrought iron detail, and nine-foot ceilings in the main living areas.


HQT Homes is a home builder based in Southern California created to craft residential communities with intown locations. They are dedicated to providing excellence in homebuilding and customer care. You can experience the abundance of handcrafted features, attention to detail, and the lavish lifestyle offered in new San Diego home by HQT Homes. Begin settling into your home sweet home at Thornbush starting in the low $700,000’s by contacting the sales office today to schedule a tour. You’ll be so glad you did.

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June 23 2020

Simpson Strong Tie Launches Their Build a Stronger Deck Series on YouTube

by racheal

Build a Better Deck Series Simpson Strong Tie

The world leader in structural product solutions, Simpson Strong-Tie, has recently launched a video series directed toward both homeowners and contractors on how to build a strong deck. This educational series is featured on YouTube and covers how to easily build a stronger, safer deck that will endure life’s everyday conditions.


Simpson Strong-Tie is best known for creating structural solutions and technology that assist people in constructing safer and stronger homes and buildings. They provide several useful products in the residential and commercial construction industry such as structural connectors, fasteners, fastening systems, lateral-force-resisting systems, anchors, software solutions, and product solutions for repairing, protecting, and strengthening concrete. In the last two decades, Simpson Strong-Tie has expanded with products for infrastructure, commercial, and industrial construction.


With more people at home during this time and more time on their hands to work on projects around the house, the Build a Stronger Deck video series is the perfect solution for those looking to complete their “honey-do-list.” This series goes over the appropriate options and standard solutions for safe post bases. The second episode in this exciting series covers deck ledger installation and is followed by a string of engaging content that reviews good to know tips such as how to install beams, joists, guard posts, stair stringers, and deck boards.  The last episode in Simpson Strong-Tie’s YouTube video series will discuss the selection process of choosing the best anchors and fasteners to attach hangers, joists, and angles to deck ledgers and railings. 


Simpson Strong-Tie is airing brand new episodes of the Build a Stronger Deck series on their YouTube channel throughout the summer. With the tips and tools you receive from tuning in to these detailed videos, you’ll have your new deck up just in time to fire up the grill this summer and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You can also take a look at deck center on their website for more in-depth information and content such as ideas and inspiration, the planning and building process, and safety and maintenance to ensure that not only your deck looks aesthetically pleasing, but that you have taken all of the necessary precautions to ensure that it is safe and sturdy.

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June 13 2020

Customize an Amenity Rich New Home in Riverside at Mira by Pardee Homes

by Erin

Living Room in Mira New Home Community in Riverside County

Experience a quality collection of new construction homes built specifically for the 55 and over active adult community. Pardee Homes has crafted the Mira collection seamlessly located in Beaumont, CA which offers 3 single-story floor plan options that feature between 2 to 3 bedrooms, a 2 bay garage, and up to 2,724 square feet of living space. Select plans also include the option for a Gen Smart Suite that features a fireplace in the living room.


Residing at Mira brings you near all of your everyday conveniences such as Walmart Supercenter, Marshalls, Ross Dress for Less, Hobby Lobby, Kohl’s, and Bed Bath & Beyond. Enjoy a weekend movie night with the family at Starlight Movie Nights drive-in theater. Get a few rounds in at the Oak Valley Golf Club. Enjoy plenty of outdoor fun by rock climbing at Joshua Tree, taking a walk at Noble Creek Park, or paddleboarding at Paddles and Pedals.


The architecture featured here is unique and creates a sense of curbside eye candy. There is a long entryway into the homes at Mira that feature stylish pillars and archways. You can also find a zero-threshold door between the garage and the entry to the homes. Fall in love with the slider connecting the owner’s bedroom to the outdoor space so you never feel too far from nature’s beauty. Each floor plan is an open floor plan that allows plenty of natural light. The Residence 1 floor plan features two covered patios, a flex room near the spacious kitchen, and an optional second-floor bonus room. The Residence 2 design offers the option to customize the second floor with a den, loft, bonus room, or third bathroom. This plan also features extra storage space and a drop zone near the garage. 


Create long-lasting memories when you purchase a new Riverside home for sale at Mira by Pardee Homes. Priced from the high $300,000’s, you are sure to find everything you’re looking for in your next home from spacious floor plan options to a convenient location. Give the sales office at Pardee Homes a call today to begin the process of becoming a new homeowner.

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June 1 2020

Design Your New Floor Without Leaving Your Home with AHF Products

by Erin

Visualizer on mobile device

AHF Products is the leading manufacturer of high-quality, hardwood flooring. They have recently launched a floor Visualizer that assists its customers with bringing their flooring visions to life. Customers can now use this digital tool to view the latest flooring styles before purchasing their new home.


Consumers can take the guesswork out of designing their next new home from the palm of their hand. The Visualizer tool is an online platform that is easy to use on any device such as a tablet, laptop computer, or mobile phone. Options for color, style, and several different room options are available as well as the option to upload images of the actual space for better visualization of the final product. 


The Visualizer tool works with a simple four-step process:


Choose a room: In this stage of the process, consumers will upload a photo of the space in their home they are looking to design or select one of the options available on the website.


Select Flooring: Consumers will take a look at the vast selection of flooring options available and choose the one that fits best with their design preferences. 


Visualize it: At this point, consumers can now view their newly designed space online with the option to zoom in and out or rotate the floor for a better view of the possible end result. 


Save, Share, or Find a Store: Once all of the previous steps are completed, all there is left to do is to save the image, share with others to get their opinions, or find a retailer nearby to make the vision come to life. 


The Visualizer tool by AHF Products is the perfect tool to help consumers speed along their design process with as little stress as possible. This tool even informs them of where they can purchase the options that they selected. The goal here is to first help the customer and to also increase sales and profitability all around for AHF Products and other retailers.   

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