7 Design Trends Destined to be Outdated

September 21st, 2021

You have a new home, or are about to update the interior of your existing home. You’ve been following the trends and can’t wait to dress your spaces in the current must-have looks. But wait!  Some of those trendy styles could soon be outdated. Virginia Brown, writing for The Washington Post, points out 7 home design trends that could go from Instagram-worthy to dated in just a few years Read More...

5 Easy Garden Upgrades

July 20th, 2021

Although it’s almost mid-summer, it’s not too  late to create a backyard garden space that’s as beautiful as it is relaxing. Check out this quick video from Beth Allen, owner of DIY Hip Chicks. She offers 5 ways to upgrade your backyard on a budget. Ideas include defining the spaces that are important to your family, like a grilling station, herb garden or seating, and creating a focal point or maybe a garden path Read More...

Home Décor Trends Right Now

April 22nd, 2021

Ready for a home freshen up?  This year’s spring décor trends may be right up your ally if you’re ready to tolls out the old dark decorations and replace them with neutral colors, wood and natural accents, textures, and maybe a bit of pottery. Hitchswitch gives you the specifics. According to their design experts, whites, creams and light colors are in, with deep brown favored as a bit of contrast Read More...

A Home in a Box!

October 12th, 2020

Image illustration by Boxabl The Sal Paone Builder team loves creating exciting new home designs. So, we’re always interested in what other forward-thinking professionals are dreaming up. Boxabl is something truly unique.  It’s a box that literally opens up into a home! Defined as an Accessory Dwelling Unit, the Boxable is a wonder of design ingenuity that’s delivered in the form of a box, then unfolded into a small living unit Read More...

Creative Study Spaces

October 7th, 2020

If your children’s online back-to-school experience has been a bust so far, maybe a creatively designed study center will make things easier. This Old House offers 27 Inspirational Homework Areas and Study Stations that can help students concentrate, feel comfortable and have everything they need within reach Read More...

Creating a Cook’s Kitchen

June 30th, 2020

For many of us, “stay at home” has evolved into “what’s cooking?” Everyone’s baking bread, trying new recipes and getting creative with all the forgotten ingredients at the back of the pantry. It’s a great time to think about making your kitchen experience better with upgrades that can create a real cook’s kitchen Read More...

Six Trends in Kitchen Design

March 17th, 2020

< As the most popular place in a home, kitchens  are always top of mind when it comes to what’s trending.  For  2020, it looks like neutral colors and engineered quartz will reign in kitchen remodels.  That’s according to the 2020 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study.  The study identified six of the most popular style and design preferences from among homeowner’s who had recently given their kitchens a new look Read More...

For Builders, Small is Big

March 3rd, 2020

Trends in home building are beginning to change as custom and production builders move away from the notion that bigger is better, turning instead to smaller, more efficient homes. This is just one of the 2020 trends highlighted in a recent Builder online article presenting the view of builders, remodelers, building material manufacturers and market watchers 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...

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...