Dec 8, 2015

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Holiday Scents for your Home

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Potpourri recipes that are easy to do and make your home smell wonderful for the holidays. Just add these ingredients to boiling water and let the aroma fill your home.

1 orange slice

1 lemon slice

4 bay leaves

4 cinnamon sticks

2 tbsp whole cloves

½ cup cranberries

 

1 apple

6-8 cinnamon sticks

1 handful of cloves

1 dash of nutmeg

the juice of an orange

splash of vanilla

 

2 apples

3 pine cones

3 cinnamon sticks

 

1 cup dried lavender

1 tsp anise

1 tbsp nutmeg

1 tbsp whole cloves

1 cinnamon stick
These recipes are just guidelines and

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Nov 23, 2015

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5 Tips for Hosting the Holidays

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This time of year is special for so many reasons. The weather is getting colder, Christmas lights are finally up, and holidays are around every corner. There’s nothing like being home for the holidays. But what if it’s your home that everyone is coming home to? Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas day, New Year’s Eve. These all could draw big crowds if your family loves to get together for these special occasions. Or what about simply hosting a holiday party? Aren’t the

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Nov 16, 2015

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Creative Ways to Paint Your Bedroom

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Creative Ways to Paint Your Bedroom

The bedroom is a place of relaxation, where we start our day and where we rejuvenate when the day is done. The way you choose to paint your bedroom can have a profound effect on your mood and enjoyment of the space. Here are some creative ideas for bedroom painting to help you get inspired:

Molding

http://interiorsbykenz.com/masterbedroom_update_reveal/

http://ext.homedepot.com/community/blog/moulding-meet-the-material/

http://freshome.com/bedroom-paint-ideas/

 

Patterns

http://www.stylenorth.ca/blog/2009/02/diy-painted-patterns-two-ways/

http://www.decoist.com/2014-02-03/bedroom-accent-walls/

http://fancyfrugallife.com/herringbone-pattern-painted-accent-wall-using-tape/

 

Paint the Ceiling

http://www.decorationarticle.com/design-ideas/ceiling-styles-paint-suggestions-for-a-unique-home-interior/

http://www.homedit.com/tips-ideas-successful-striped-ceiling-design/

http://www.kidspacestuff.com/blog/2012/10/painted-perfection-kids-room-ceilings/

Stripes

http://www.livelovediy.com/2012/05/gray-white-striped-guest-bedroom-reveal.html

http://www.lushome.com/vertical-stripes-modern-interior-design-25-room-decorating-ideas/138141

 

As home builders in St. George, Utah, we love helping people create a home, not only by constructing the physical house,

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Nov 2, 2015

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6 Tips to Feel Safer in Your New Home

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Now that the paperwork has been signed and the keys are in your hand, there can still be a great deal of work to be done before you move in. As you decide what rooms need to be repainted and what repairs must be done, consider a few simple security updates to also tackle. Put your mind at ease and truly enjoy the comfort and safety of your new home.

Doors and Locks

There are many ways to improve your security by

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Oct 28, 2015

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How to Celebrate Your New Home

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You searched high and low for your dream home, you saved and planned, you took the plunge, and now that dream home is yours. Congratulations! Buying a house is no small feat and it should be celebrated. Don’t let the excitement of this new life chapter get lost in a hectic wave of unpacking. Make a conscious effort to do something to commemorate your new home.

Here are some ideas:

 

Have a House-Warming Party

Invite your friends and family over to see your

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Oct 21, 2015

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How To Bring Fall Into Your Home

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It’s starting to cool down here in St. George now that summer is over and fall is here! Who doesn’t love this time of year? Sweaters, colorful leaves, cooler nights, farmer’s markets, and pumpkin flavored everything! And with the change of seasons it also might be a good time to change up the look of your home.

Changing up the color tones and adding a few small decorations can really get your home in the fall spirit and ready for

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Sep 14, 2015

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Benefits of Homeowner’s Associations

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First off, we know and understand that a Homeowner’s Association is not for everyone. That’s why here at S&S Homes we work with you to build the home of your dreams whether it’s on one of our lots or yours. So while we provide “ready to build” and “ready to move in” homes within our communities and neighborhoods, we also build custom homes anywhere in Washington county. But for those of you who want to live within a community that

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Jul 24, 2015

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Choosing Kitchen Countertop Material

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“The kitchen is the heart of every home.” -Debi Mazar

If you’ve been thinking about building a new home in St. George, then you’ve probably given some thought to how you’d design your new kitchen. A beautiful kitchen enriches the home and beautiful counters enrich the kitchen. With this simple guide, find out what kitchen countertop materials are our favorite and which might work best in your future kitchen.

*Prices are per square foot

Granite

Copyright 2004 Michelle Pelberg & Eric Fairchild

Price: $30

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Jul 10, 2015

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What to Look for in a Neighborhood

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If you’re looking to build a new home in St. George, you may know a lot about the sort of house you want, but what about the area around it? The location you choose can have a huge impact on your quality of living, affecting you or your family’s social, recreational, and educational life among many other things. So what should you look for in a neighborhood or area? Here is a helpful list of the top things to look

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Jul 2, 2015

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Happy 4th of July!

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Those of us at S&S Homes would like to wish you all a very happy Independence Day. We hope you enjoy your barbecues, fireworks, family time or any other way you choose to celebrate. Stay safe and have a great weekend!