What’s Cookin?

January 14th, 2020

Winter is the perfect time to cook up a storm.  Whether your talents tend towards soups, stews, roasts, five-course gourmet dinners, delicious cakes and pies – or all of the above – a fabulous kitchen makes it all so much easier.

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis recently sold her $7 million dollar home, which included an amazing kitchen you may have seen on her cooking show “Giada at Home.”  Giada’s sleek modern kitchen includes an extra-long 24-foot island, a glass-cased wine room and a summer kitchen with a grill and sink, not to mention every conceivable gadget and amenity.  Take a peek here.  Assuming you don’t have millions to spend on a kitchen, you might simply enhance your space with what’s trending now.  That includes a move away from center islands, to traditional kitchen tables, some vintage, some new, but all designed to add a homey warmth to the kitchen.

Michelle Brunner, writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer, covers the trend here.  Of course, if you’re building a new home, you can create whatever you like – especially if you’re building a Paone home. Share your vision with us and we’ll cook up the perfect combination of style and functionality!

New Year, New Home?

January 7th, 2020

If you’ve resolved that 2020 will be your year to own a Paone, you’re in luck!  Plymouth Valley Estates, our newest single-family home community is just getting started in fabulous Plymouth Meeting.  That means if you act soon, you can have a great choice of premium lots, each ranging from Read More...

Trader Joe’s Increases Home Value

December 31st, 2019

If you need another reason to consider a move to Plymouth Valley Estates, Sal Paone’s newest Plymouth Meeting-area, single-home community, here’s a very tasty one.  A recent report by ATTOM Data, published by Bankrate.com,  looked at how home values were affected by proximity to different grocery stores Read More...

Would You Consider an Open Bathroom?

December 24th, 2019

Sal Paone Builders is always happy to work with our community home buyers to customize floor plans and amenities.  We also love the opportunity to build a completely custom home.  But, one thing we’ve never been asked to do is build an open bathroom -- meaning a loo without doors. One local real estate investor in West Philadelphia is marketing such a home, inspired by several luxury hotels around the world Read More...

Easy Holiday Decorating

December 17th, 2019

When it comes to the holidays, the best way to beat stress is by keeping it simple.  That’s especially true for decorating your home.  Simplicity can also help you keep costs down, especially when you rely on natural elements that you can pick or clip for free from your yard or a woodsy area in your neighborhood Read More...

Holidays are Jollier in Plymouth Meeting!

December 10th, 2019

When it comes to celebrating the holidays, few towns can match the spirit of Plymouth Meeting, where the township has created a month of activities for every member of the family.  Graham- cracker-house making, tree lightings, kids gift workshops, holiday wreath and ornament classes, and a trip to the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular are just the start of the merriment Read More...

What’s Best for Warmth?

November 26th, 2019

Sweater weather will soon turn to the season of snow and ice – and that means we’ll all be looking for extra warmth. A wood stove can make a real difference in keeping your home warm and cozy.  Which wood stove is best? There are many styles, but your first consideration should be what kind of fuel you will want to use Read More...

Switch Up Your Thanksgiving Menu

November 21st, 2019

If you’re tired of the same-old turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce on your Thanksgiving table, maybe this is your year to switch things up. Try something new like these menu ideas from Women’s Day. They include non-conventional recipes, as well as those that are perfect for a crowd, a few that require six ingredients or less, one that celebrates a medley of flavors, plus ideas for what to bring if you’re invited to a potluck turkey-day gathering Read More...

Goodbye Grey!

November 14th, 2019

After close to a decade of interior color schemes trending grey, new shades are about to make their debut.  A number of paint companies have revealed their 2020 Colors of the Year. In all but one case, the palette is going softer and more colorful.  Benjamin Moore’s choice is a rosy hue called First Light Read More...

Great Homes. Great Schools.

November 7th, 2019

Choosing a new home community is about more than home size and style. If you have kids, it’s also about school districts.  At Sal Paone’s newest community in Plymouth Meeting, you can enjoy the best of both. Plymouth Valley Estates will offer 11 gorgeous, single-family home models and the academic advantages of being located in the Colonial School District Read More...