Neutral Colors


Posted on 12th February 2018 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

Sometimes less is more when using neutral colors such as beige, grey, white, pastel blues and pinks. These colors can create a calm and welcoming atmosphere as well as making the space look bigger and open.


Model Home Update


Posted on 5th February 2018 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

As many of you may know, we are opening many new communities this year. Trending now is #ModelMonday for our new model homes. Here is a peek of what has been completed recently and what you have to look forward too in our new upcoming communities.

Estates of Pleasant Valley – Grand Estate / 5,018 sq.ft
Sachse, TX

4412 Aiken Trail _ 02 4412 Aiken Trail _ 09 4412 Aiken Trail _ 21 4412 Aiken Trail _ 23


Savannah Lifestyle – Grand Savannah / 2,778 sq.ft
Savannah, TX

916 Marietta Ln _ 01 916 Marietta Ln _ 10 916 Marietta Ln _ 22 916 Marietta Ln _ 19

Westminster at Craig Ranch – Grand Alexandria / 3,498 sq.ft
McKinney, TX

5313 Squeezepenny Ln _ 025313 Squeezepenny Ln _ 08 5313 Squeezepenny Ln _ 11 5313 Squeezepenny Ln _ 15

Model Homes coming soon!

Lake Forest – McKinney, TX
Whitestone Estates – Parker, TX
Tour at Craig Ranch – McKinney, TX
Rivercrest Park – Allen, TX

Farmhouse Inspiration


Posted on 29th January 2018 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

Buying a new home can be new and exciting, but customizing your home with new decor can make your home complete. Continue scrolling for Farmhouse Inspired decor that will introduce a new style (or introduce new pieces), and won’t break the bank.

Purchase: Addison Cream Open Face Clock / $60 @ Kirkland’s (30in)
Clocks are with roman numerals can act as large statement pieces in any room


Purchase: Whitewashed Wood Pallet Letter Wall Decor / $20 @ Hobby Lobby
Complete your home with something simple as a monogram decor that can also be sentimental


Purchase: Round Kaboo Basket / $40 @ Target
Stuff this basket full of pillows and blankets as an easy storage option


Purchase: Mason Jars with Metal Basket / $9 @ Michael’s
Make these jars a DIY project, could be used to hold kitchen utensils, toothbrushes, or pens


Purchase: Decorative Crate Basket / $20 @ Target
Create your own flower pot; store your mini garden outside on the porch, window sill or shelf


All inspirational items are via Pinterest

Home Organizational Tips


Posted on 22nd January 2018 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

Many of you have your own “organized mess” and know exactly where everything is, which is nice, but when you can’t find something or remember that important event… here are a few helpful ways to stay organized in a “neat” way.

Label Everything
adding a label can help you remember where an item is, and the spot it returns too.
for additional organization, alphabetize items

Label everything

Color Code Tasks
Prioritize chores, errands, to-do lists by color to help meet deadlines

Color Code

Use a Chalk board
Meal planning throughout the week can help save time and money

Family Chalkboard Menu


Keep a Calendar 
Write down important dates and upcoming events- visualization can help you keep track


Storage Bins
Whether they be in the closet or out in the living room,
storage bins help keep items together in one place so they don’t get lost.


2018 Color of the Year Revealed


Posted on 17th January 2018 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

Sherwin-Williams, a Nationally known Fortune 500 company in the general building industry recently revealed their 2018 Color of the Year, Oceanside SW 6496. Oceanside is a bold blue, with hints of green “that offers a sense of the familiar and the unknown”, much like the ocean.

SW Oceansidefrom

Families can use the “marine-inspired” color to create a inviting statement in their home, such as a front door, accent wall or accent pieces. The harmonious balance between blue and green are perceived as calming, mysterious and honest.

15525 Sweetpine Ln _ 17

15529 Sweetpine Ln _ 09

So Fresh & So Clean; Part 2


Posted on 15th January 2018 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

If you decided your bathroom needed more than just a color pop, here are a few options when needing a full bathroom make over on a budget.

Brinkhill 36in Vanity Cabinet – in Cream /$345 / Home Depot
4 Color options


37in Stone Effects Vanity Top – in Winter Mist / $239 / Home Depot
6 color options


Allen + Roth 24x30in Bathroom Mirror – in Brush Nickel / $89 / Lowes
3 color options


Venturi 8in Widespread 2-Handle Bathroom Faucet – in Polished Chrome / $119 / Home Depot


3-Light Chrome Vanity Light – $90 / Home Depot



Total Renovation = ~$900

Items chosen include other finishes and color options

Consider other light fixtures, bathroom hardware and colors

Check back next week for organizational tips!



So Fresh & So Clean


Posted on 8th January 2018 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

Have a bathroom that needs updating or a simple change of colors? This color pallet may help.

Blues and grays are neutral enough to create a light and airy space, making it seem much bigger, but also adding that pop of color needed.

Marlo Organic Shower Curtain – Pottery Barn / $31
other colors available

Shower Curtain

Chevron Sculpted Towels – Pottery Barn / $18-27
Hand Towel-$18, Bath Towel-$26


Micro Plush Memory Foam Bath Mat – Bed and Bath / $20
17 x 24 in – other colors available
Absorb extra water with a memory foam mat


White Wood Hooks – Kirklands / $50
Replace Towel Bar with hooks that reflect your style

Bathroom hooks

Mason Jars – Hobby Lobby /$1.14-1.34
Assorted sizes- Pint $1.14, Quart $1.34
Holds tooth brush, cotton balls, q-tips etc.

Mason Jar

Other color options are available to achieve your desired result. Check back next week for Part 2 of Updated Bathroom.

New Year, New Bedroom


Posted on 3rd January 2018 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

Many changes and goals come with the new year. We all want to accomplish something we hadn’t the year before, or make it a priority to tackle a new project.

If one of your goals is to freshen up your bedroom or create a guest room in your home, here are a few trendy ideas that can help.

Upholstered Bed – West Elm/ $1,500- King

-goes great with any color pallet
-no box spring required


Crate Accent Table – Kirklands/ $70

-good in small spaces
-store books and other decor inside
-industrial / can mix and match


Relaxed Duvet Cover – Anthropologie / $198- Queen /multiple color options

-soft duvet with shams
-machine wash
-brighten up the space with pop of color or stay clean with white


Woven Area Rug – World Market/ $50-$400 depending on size

-rooms need floor decor too
-place under bed to add style


Decorative Knit Throw– Target/ $21

-fold on bed to add accents


Full Length Mirror – Wayfair/ $280

-hang or lean against wall for decoration and use



Check back next week for updated bathroom ideas!

Gift Ideas Under $5


Posted on 18th December 2017 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

Last minute shopping or stuck on stocking stuffers? Here are a few gift ideas your friends and family will love this Christmas without breaking the bank.

DJ Style Headphones – $5.00 ea/ 3 colors


Christmas Cozy Socks -$2.00 ea / 3 styles


Eye Shadow Palette – $5.00 ea


Cotton Throw Blanket -$5.00 ea / 2 colors


Assorted Phone Cases -$5.00 ea

Phone Cases

Design Your Own Travel Mug -$1.00 ea


Adult Coloring Books -$1.00 ea


Bluetooth Speaker -$5.00 ea / 3 colors


Cable Knit Scarf – $3.00 ea / 3 colors


2 Pack- Beanie -$5.00 ea


Cookies in a Jar – Up to $9.00



Christmas Decor


Posted on 11th December 2017 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

It is almost Christmastime and many of us have already begun decorating.

Here are a few products to festive up your fireplace mantle and home this holiday season.

Personalized Stockings – Pottery Barn


Pre-Lit Garland – Kirkland’s


Pre-Lit Wreath – Kohls


Decorative Christmas Pillows – Target


Light up Presents – Big Lots


Festive Door Mat – Crate&Barrel


Decorative Throw Blanket – Walmart


Happy Holidays from Grand Homes!


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