Countertop Color: What’s Right for You?

November 21st, 2017

Designing your kitchen is something you just need to get right. After all, cabinets and countertops are not something you can change easily once installed. Material is important, but what’s even more critical to your design aesthetic is the color.

According to this article from Houzz, crisp, modern whites can make small spaces look bigger, or help create a clean, fresh look. Use wood if you want a style that’s warm and approachable. Prefer something more modern? Dark or black colors are the perfect complement to the smoky, mirrored backsplashes trending in condos and modern homes. For an industrial look, consider grays that have a look similar to concrete.

To see photos and learn more about choosing countertop colors, read these tips from Houzz contributor, Yanic Simard. Remember, if you’re building a new home with Sal Paone Builders, our designers will be happy to help you choose a color you’ll love for years to come.

Floorplans Made for Friends and Family

November 14th, 2017

If you love to entertain, or if you just enjoy being connected to the ones you love, a home with an open floor plan is the perfect style. At Whitemarsh Station, a Sal Paone Builder community of single family homes in Plymouth Meeting, our Providence model floorplan is built to be beautifully open Read More...

Free Family Fun!

November 7th, 2017

Some of the best things in life are free – and that’s especially true in beautiful Montgomery County, home to many Sal Paone new-home communities. With autumn in full leaf-peeping splendor, now’s a perfect time to get out and enjoy nature’s free show, on miles of free trails, on free bikes! Montgomery County has more than 90 miles of trails, winding through gorgeous wooded areas, along rivers and streams, over hills and through golden meadows Read More...

Fall into a Beautiful Spring

October 19th, 2017

Summer is over and you’re probably loving the idea of putting the lawn mower away for the season. The trees are turning and your thoughts are drifting to football, Halloween or other autumn fun. Time to forget about the yard and garden? Not just yet (sorry!). Fall is the perfect time to prepare your lawn, shrubs and plants to look fantastic in the spring and summer Read More...

How Much House Can You Afford?

October 12th, 2017

It’s fun to imagine your dream home. It’s even more exciting to visit model homes and open houses. But, it’s also a good idea to be aware of what you can really afford so your visions can be based on your financial realities. This excellent article from the New York Times can help you get started Read More...

Which Home Style is Right for You?

October 5th, 2017

When you decide to buy a home, the choices can be overwhelming. But, one of the most basic is deciding whether you prefer a single-family home or an “attached” home, meaning a condo or townhome that shares walls with other units. Both offer pros and cons. Love gardening or need a space for the kids to play? A single-family home is more likely to have a bigger yard Read More...

From Basement to Bonus Room!

September 28th, 2017

The basement is no longer that dark, barren, empty space downstairs. Today, it’s the bonus room – an extra space just waiting to be transformed into the coolest space in your home. It’s the one place where you can express yourself, without being concerned about how it coordinates with your home’s upstairs décor Read More...

Family is Everything

September 21st, 2017

A family business that has been successfully passed from one generation to the next is truly something special. For the Paone family, it’s everything. The Paone history began in the 1940s, with a stonemason who enjoyed his craft, and taught his son the value of hard work. That son, Sal Paone, Sr Read More...

Windows 101

September 14th, 2017

Every home has windows. The question is, are the windows in your home right for your lifestyle and aesthetic preferences. From providing light, to enhancing energy efficiency, to adding personality and style, the right window choices can make a real difference in your enjoyment of your home, in the time you spend on maintenance, and in heating and cooling costs Read More...

How to Shed the Clutter

September 7th, 2017

A shed, garage or outbuilding is a great thing to have – as long as it’s organized so you can actually enjoy using it. For many homeowners, that’s just not the case. Instead, the place turns into a dumping ground for the stuff you can’t store anywhere else – and it can quickly become a cluttered, dirty, space more suited to mice than men (or the lady of the house) Read More...