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.  Industry professionals noted that right-sized homes have been trending up as families become increasingly aware of the wasted space in many homes. Open floor plans and great rooms remain must-haves, while spaces like a front room off the entryway that never gets used are seen as a waste of square footage.

At Sal Paone Builders, we’ve been ahead of the curve in designing homes that deliver maximum livability.  Our floor plans are designed to provide exactly what today’s buyers want, with every inch being a perfect balance of spaciousness, exciting amenities, beauty and functionality.  To see exactly what we mean, check out our newest community, Plymouth Valley Estates in Plymouth Meeting.  With 11 gorgeous models to consider, it’s the perfect way to experience home building that right in tune with the trends.

4 Questions to Ask Your Plumber

February 25th, 2020

Before phoning a plumber, make sure he’s a pro! That’s the advice from HomeAdvisor, and it’s a good idea to consider as we move into winter’s coldest months. After all, you don’t want your frozen pipes, water heater issue, or septic tank problem to turn into something worse. This article, pennsylvania winter four questions ask your plumber offers 4 tips for making sure the plumber you call will do a great job Read More...

8 Winter Black-Thumb Mistakes

February 18th, 2020

It would seem that keeping plants flourishing indoors over the winter should be easy. After all, you don’t need to contend with rain, drought, deer pillaging and other outdoor challenges. So, why do so many people have trouble keeping their indoor plants healthy?  This article from Realtor Read More...

Everybody into the Pool!

February 11th, 2020

Sal Paone Builder’s newest community in Plymouth Meeting is the perfect place to fight the winter doldrums – with a lap, splash, walk or dip in the pool. That’s because owners of a new home at Plymouth Valley Estates can take advantage of the incredible Plymouth Township Aquatics Center. The center offers two amazing indoor pools, one for laps and adult exercise, and another with slides and fun features for kids Read More...

Paying Too Much for Homeowners Insurance?

February 7th, 2020

Homeowner’s insurance is a necessity, but understanding coverages and costs is not always easy.  That’s why it’s hard to really know if you’re paying too much. A recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer highlighted Delaware Valley Consumers’ Checkbook, is a local nonprofit consumer group that can help you feel more confident in the price you pay Read More...

7 Ways to Prepare for a Fire

January 28th, 2020

It’s fireplace and woodstove season – and there’s no better time to be sure your family is prepared in the event of a home fire.  The American Red Cross offers 7 Ways to Prepare for a Home Fire, starting with installing the right number of smoke alarms.  They suggest teaching children what a smoke alarm sounds like, and what to do when they hear one Read More...

Should You Buy a Vacation Home?

January 21st, 2020

Many people dream of owning a vacation home. That’s especially true during the long winters when thoughts turn to escaping the cold and retreating to a home in a warm, sunny location.  But is buying a vacation home a good idea?  Kate Ashford, writing for, offers nine things you should consider before buying one Read More...

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 Read More...

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,  looked at how home values were affected by proximity to different grocery stores Read More...