PEX is Exciting. Really!

May 15th, 2018

Conversations about hot home products usually focuses on the glitz and glamour items:  Things like smart gadgets, high-end amenities and luxurious lifestyle features.  This article from Professional Builder highlights the Top 50 items homebuyers want in 2018.  But, for a builder focused on quality, what’s used in the construction of the home, and in the home’s various systems, is every bit as exciting Read More...

BOLD Colors are In!

February 7th, 2018

Feel like the white, gray and beige color trend is getting a bit boring? Then you’ll love the predictions for the most popular paint colors of 2018.  The palette is bold, moody and introspective. Think rich and warm shades from greenish blues to deep, dark hues, in choices that work for any style from traditional to contemporary Read More...

What Lies Beneath…

January 31st, 2018

One of the most important considerations in designing a new or renovated kitchen is what lies beneath everything else.  That’s the flooring – and there are many choices and considerations in choosing what’s right for you.  Houzz.com takes a look at the pros and cons of five popular kitchen flooring materials, including hardwood, tile, travertine, laminate and vinyl Read More...

Winter Comfort Foods

December 27th, 2017

When there’s a chill in the air, nothing warms the appetite and the heart like comfort foods. We’re talking hearty stews and chilies, gooey, cheesy pastas, pot roasts, and more. To make life easy, we found 50 favorite recipes that will fill your home with delicious aromas and tantalizing tastes Read More...

Countertop Color: What’s Right for You?

November 21st, 2017

Photo by Greater Dayton Building & Remodeling - More kitchen ideas 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 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...

Smart Homes = Smart Savings

August 15th, 2017

Smart homes are a growing trend – and that’s good news for people who also like to be smart about their money. That’s because many smart home technologies can also help reduce home costs related to energy and water. Smart thermostats are programmable, so they can be set to adjust the temperature when they sense your presence Read More...

Designer Tips: Picking Your Home’s Perfect Palette

July 13th, 2017

So, you’ve purchased a new home – and now you need to pick your color palette. That means wall colors, furniture, window treatments, accessories and more for each room. Don’t panic! HGTV.com writers H. Camille Smith and Kathy McCleary have pulled together 15 great designer tips to get you started Read More...

Got Questions? We Have Answers!

July 6th, 2017

Buying a home can be confusing – even a bit scary. The Sal Paone Builder team gets that. So, we do our best to make it easy, to explain everything simply, and to help guide you through the process of both buying a Paone home, and selling your existing home. First-time home buyer? We take special care of you Read More...

Best Burbs for Millennials

June 13th, 2017

Millennials are on the move – and they’re looking for the best places to buy their first homes. Many will not be putting down roots in the big city Instead they’re heading for the suburbs where homes are more affordable. But, while moving outside the city lines, this generation still looks for urban amenities that make life vibrant and convenient Read More...