A blog at the intersection of home, community and life well-lived.
It's in the news almost daily: the housing market across the country is booming. And Colorado Springs is no different. A recent report from Realtor.com showed our town remains one of the top ten markets, nationwide (source). While it's great for our local economy and homeowners alike, it can feel overwhelming to jump in if you're in the market for a new home. Here's why it's worth taking the plunge now - and why buying new is the smart choice.
Planting (and maintaining) shrubs, flowers and trees can be challenging in our climate, so we sought expert advice on the topic to compile a "short list" of Colorado-friendly favorites.
From retro-inspired furnishings at West Elm to the Mad Men craze, we're all head over heels for a taste of this refined aesthetic... but what is Mid Century Modern design exactly? We set out on a mission to find out.
Shortly after you've decided to build a new home with us, we'll invite you to our award-winning Design Studio for a truly special experience. Here's what you can expect from, how to prepare for and what comes after your New Home Color Selection.
Is there anything better than summertime in this town? Here are just a few of the events and activities we're looking forward to this season.
From pots to window boxes, hanging baskets to wall gardens, here are a few tips for planting your best container garden yet. Let's get planting!
The only thing better than exploring the incredible array of outdoor destinations and activities across our state? Stepping right out your back door and into your own patio paradise. If you're working on your own space, here are five summer trends worth trying.
Our complimentary Design Studio Preview is a great way to learn how the selection process works, what options are really available, and what it'll all cost, before you even sign on the dotted line. Read on to learn more.
We’re delighted to announce that our newest community, Cumbre Vista will make it’s big debut later this year. In anticipation, we chatted with two members of our Keller Homes sales team, Tom and Rachel, to find out what makes this community so special and anticipated. Here’s what we learned.
Xeriscaped lawns can be spectacularly colorful, lush, layered and interesting... but they don't happen by accident. It takes research, planning and design. Here are a few tips on how to get started.
If your goal is to sell your home for top dollar, you'll want to appeal to the broadest set of prospective buyers. Follow these ten steps to preparing your home for sale and you'll be signing on the dotted line in no time.
Five reasons we hear most often that our customers not only build with us, but refer us to their friends and family and then come back to build with us again.
From ways to add pops of color and pattern, to new takes on classic fabrics; here are five trends worth trying.
From stainless steel kitchen sinks to acrylic tubs, chrome faucets to toilets - here are our top tips and recommendations for taking care of the plumbing fixtures in your home.
If there's something not to love about Cordera, well... we don't know what it is. Here are 8 reasons to love Cordera.
Cabinets are the silent workhorses of kitchens and baths alike. With minimal care and maintenance, you can ensure your cabinets remain beautiful and functional for years to come.
Mixing patterns can be intimidating. The good news? It's not as difficult as it seems; these three guidelines will help you execute a beautifully layered, professionally-designed look.
Whether your family is growing or you're about to become empty nesters, living in a home that's the appropriate size for your needs - be it big, small, or in between - is a smart idea. Here's how to determine what's right for you.
La Bellezza is truly a special way of living in Colorado Springs. Here are the ten reasons we love this low-maintenance community and know you will, too.
Not quite sure how to start your design project? Or what your style is? These four steps will help you do navigate the whole process and end up with a space in which you really feel at home.
We may seem a little biased, considering we've been building in master planned communities for over thirty years. But they really are great. Here's why.
It's a fundamental part of the interior design process that can save you time and money; however, many people skip over it. Here are our favorite tools, resources, tips and tricks to aid you in creating your own space plan.
Selecting the right homesite when there are a multitude of options and many factors to consider can be overwhelming. Here are key livability factors for the most common homesite scenarios and tradeoffs for each.
Building a better quality home also means building a more energy efficient home. Here are five ways we go the extra mile.
This winter, shake off the cabin fever and try out a few of our favorite local family-friendly experiences.
Choosing the right location and community will ensure you enjoy more than just being home but the daily to-and-from too. Here are five things to consider when choosing your new community.
The new year and new trends are upon us! If you've just clad your home in 2016's trends (copper, marble and neutrals), however, don't fear.
Tile floors, countertops and walls are attractive, stylish and durable. They're also easy to care for and maintain with a few easy tips and tricks.
Paying closer attention to your water consumption will not only help you "go green," it'll save you some "green," too. Here are the six easiest ways to conserve every day.