Jun 29, 2016

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Staying Cool in St. George Summer

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St. George is one of the best places in the world to live. That’s why S&S Homes builds here. However, that southern Utah heat can drive up air conditioning costs and even overpower an air conditioning unit. Our custom-built homes with backyard swimming pools can help keep you cool, but here are a few extra tips to beat the heat this summer.

Get a fan. A light breeze through the room can feel magical. Keep it on a low setting to

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Jun 20, 2016

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3 Steps to Best Plan for an Emergency

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Even with the highest quality custom homes from S&S Homes, emergencies can still happen. Especially in the hot, unpredictable southern Utah desert. We want to help you be as prepared as possible so you and your family can come out of an emergency situation just fine.

Natural disasters in southern Utah typically range from earthquakes and flooding, to landslides and fires, as well as unforeseen human incidents. Regardless of the disaster, here are a few main tips that will help

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Jun 11, 2016

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3 Rules for Keeping your House Clean

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At S&S Homes, we can build your dream home right at the heart of St. George, but there’s still the matter of unpacking and organizing that you have to take care of. You finally settle down on the couch once all the boxes are empty and the furniture is in perfect place. Then your kids and pets come running through and everything is back out on the carpet.

How on earth can you keep that clean, organized and brand new

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Jun 3, 2016

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Kitchen Decisions

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Home is where the heart is, and the heart almost always ends up in the kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of your home and family. This is where memories are made, where families eat together, and where you’ll probably end up spending most of your time.

When you’re building a new home, keep in mind that your kitchen will probably be the life of the party. We want to make sure you love every inch of it! Keep in

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May 28, 2016

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Color Psychology in Your New Home

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There are plenty of opinions when it comes to decorating your new home. Deciding on new wall paint colors can be quite the process as you try to match the perfect color to every piece of furniture. Whatever style you choose, you need to be sure the colors reflect your personality and preference.

Colors in the home can have a direct effect on mood, values, and work ethic. Neutral, long-standing wall colors suggest the need for stability. But there are

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May 20, 2016

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9 Best Hikes near St. George

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People love Utah for the amazing outdoor recreation. St. George has some of the very best. Here are 9 hikes in St. George that you’ll want to make a priority this summer.

Johnson Canyon Trail

Distance: 2 miles round trip

Difficulty: Easy

Located right at the mouth of Snow Canyon State Park, Johnson Canyon Trail takes you by a natural spring, red-rock cliffs, and a natural arch at the end. The trail has little elevation change, making this a nice, easy trail for you

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May 12, 2016

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How to Make Your House Feel Like Home

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Moving to a new place with a new home is stressful and often scary. It takes some time before the new house feels like home, but there are a few things you can do as soon as you move in to help.

Clean it While you hope that the previous owners left it spotless, you’ll still want to make sure there aren’t any crazy surprises before you get everything settled.

Make your bed Set up your bedding before anything else. You’ll make sure

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May 4, 2016

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Benefits of Building a New Home

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Building a new home can be stressful, but at S&S Homes we deliver the house you want with as little stress as possible for you.

Here are just a few of the key benefits to building your dream home:

Design your way

The most notable benefit to building your own home is just that: building a home that is meant just for you. You select the location, whether that’s in one of our communities or on your own lot elsewhere. You have the

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Apr 27, 2016

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Summer Adventures in St. George

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Everyone knows that St. George, Utah is one of the best places to have adventures. That’s why S&S Homes builds here, so you can be right at the center of the action. These are just a few of the amazing things you can be a part of this summer!

Recreation

St. George offers only the best when it comes to outdoor recreation. Zion National Park is just a short drive away. Several state parks and the famous Dixie Red Rock are also

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Apr 19, 2016

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Wood vs Gas vs Electric Fireplaces

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Before the invention of the television, the fireplace was the center of the home.  It kept your house warm and inviting and as well as a place to cook.  Today it may not be the center of your home but it can add value, help to lessen your utilities and provide a focal point in a room.  You can put a fireplace pretty much anywhere in your home and it would be an incredible addition.  But what type of fireplace

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