Muirfield Villas at Harmony Place #308

MLS #1241301

muirf

Soon to be under construction is our model floor plan Muirfield. This home will be located at 2295 W. 525 S. – Layton, UT 84041 in the fabulous Villas at Harmony Place community.

This home will be priced to sell at a mere $274,900. At 2,833 square feet this home is sure to help organize your life. It has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, laundry room and two car garage.

One of the bedrooms is the master suite which features a large bedroom as well as a huge walk-in closet and a grand master bath. The grand master bath features a double vanity, shower, and soaking tub whereas the regular master bath features a single vanity and soaking tub.

The first floor of the home includes the great room, kitchen, and dining room as well as the laundry room, two bedrooms, and the master suite. The basement of the home has two additional bedrooms, a bathroom, and a large rec room.

The kitchen has plenty of cupboard space, as plenty of counter space on the gorgeous granite counter tops. The kitchen is open to the dining room and the great room which creates and open feeling. The large windows add to this effect as well as allow for natural lighting to shine through during the day.

If you have any questions about this home, feel free to contact Kelly Billings at kelly@nilsonhomes.com or call her at 801-698-2735

Lancaster Bridgeway Island #436

MLS #1198495

lancaster

Currently under construction is our model floor plan Lancaster located at 1364 S. 4350 W. – Syracuse, UT 84075 in the lovely Bridgeway Island community.

With 3,359 square feet of finished living space, six bedrooms, three bathrooms, a finished basement, upgraded cabinets, and granite counter tops this home is a steal at only $330,990.

The outside of this home features a hardiboard exterior, a covered porch in the front, and a large patio in the back. Walking into the home through the covered porch you will come into an entryway which is large enough to store coats, shoes, backpacks, etc after a long day. From the entry way you can either go downstairs or remain on the top level.

The main floor of this home includes a large kitchen with a walk-in pantry. The kitchen has upgraded cabinets, granite counter tops, and a center island. This home is perfect for any family that likes to entertain guests. The kitchen is open to the dining room as well as the great room to allow for an open feeling throughout the home.

Also on the main floor is the laundry room, two bedrooms and the master suite. The master suite of this home includes a large bedroom, walk-in closet, and master bath.

The basement level of this home has a large rec room, three additional bedrooms, a bathroom, and multiple spaces for storage. With all of the storage space, you’re sure to be able to organize your life in this home.

If you have any questions about this home, feel free to contact Holly Williams at holly@nilsonhomes.com or call her at 801-628-1226

 


4 Comments | Category: News

In an attempt to make the home building process a little bit easier, we’ve started our Tips and Tricks for Building and Designing a Quality Home series. In this series of blog posts you’ll learn about important design qualities, tricks, tips, and more about building a new home. Today’s post is about creating a home that not only works for your family now, but also works for your family in the future. That office may seem like a great idea now, but if you have another family member move in and need to convert that office into another bedroom, it’s best if that office already had a closet and window.

Tips and Tricks for Building and Designing a Quality Home Important Design Element – Flexible Living

Flexible living areas allow your home to adjust as your life evolves or changes. Children moving out of your home, temporary visitors, crafts or hobbies and a home based business necessitate rooms to serve dual purpose for temporary periods of time.

Here are some areas of the home that are commonly build without flexibility that you may want to reconsider;

Main Floor

  • Flex room: A ‘flex room’ is a room with no set purpose and is often used as an office. If you design this room with a closet and egress window it can be used as a spare bedroom, toy room, office, bedroom, music room, crafts room, or even a formal dining room during the holidays! By adding the closet and window you’ve nearly doubled the possibilities. You can also consider adding a reading nook the the spare room or even a exercise/yoga area.
  • Pantry: With the right amount of space, shelving, and electrical a storage pantry can become so much more! With these simple additions, your pantry can turn into a work-in pantry which allows for room for a counter top height shelf, and enables you to store appliances and prepare food. If you have enough room you can even add a vegetable sink, this means that the mess you make preparing a meal can be hidden away behind a closed door when you’re entertaining.

Upper/lower level

  • Lofts: Lofts have amazing flexibility in the home. It can be an area for quiet reading, a tv room, an office, or even a spare bedroom! A loft generally is set by the furniture that you place into it.
  • Basement rooms with no windows: The basement is an extremely cost efficient space and has a multitude of options! The additional space can be used as a storage room, exercise room, toy room, theater room, craft area, and more. The great part about these rooms is that you can simply shut the door and the mess will have magically disappeared.

If you’d like to learn about more ‘Tips and Tricks for Building and Designing a Quality Home’, check back at our blog every now and then, or if you’d like more info now, sign up for our FREE planning guide where you can find this information and more! Secrets to Building a Quality Home.


4 Comments | Category: News

Here at Nilson Homes of Utah, we understand that the home building process can be a frustrating endeavor. In an attempt to make the process a little bit easier we’ve started our Tips and Tricks for Building and Designing a Quality Home series. In this series of blog posts you’ll learn about important design qualities, tricks, tips, and more about building a new home. Today’s post is about storage, but if you’d like to learn about more, check back at our blog every now and then, or if you’d like more info now, sign up for our FREE planning guide where you can find this information and more! Secrets to Building a Quality Home.

Tips and Tricks for Building and Designing a Quality Home Important Design Element – Storage

If a home is designed with a lack of storage, or storage in inconvenient places, it can be a shining example of bad home design. While extra storage space isn’t exactly on the top of a home buyers most wanted list, the lack thereof can certainly make an impact on the desirability of the home.

Here are some tips on how you can plan a home with plenty of storage space;

Main Floor Storage Space

Garage – A little extra space in the garage can go a long way. There are plethora of garage storage systems on the market that can make garage organization a breeze with little additional building space required. You can consider adding simple shelving, a more elaborate storage system, or even attic trusses with a pulldown ladder. Whichever route you chose, additional storage space is a must.

Rear Foyer – The rear foyer is where the family will be entering the home most of the time, and as such, storage elements for coats, backpacks, shoes, purses, phones, keys, and such are needed here more so than even the front door. The storage space in this area could be cubbies and drawers, or a full walk-in closet, whichever the space allows for.

Pantry – A walk-in pantry is a great example of storage done right. Additional storage space in the kitchen is always needed and a walk-in pantry will add a lot of value to the kitchen at minimal cost.

Laundry – At minimum a laundry room should have a shelf lining the walls, but if you’re willing to go the extra mile, you can add base cabinets and a countertop for folding.

 

Bedroom Areas Linens – A framed linen closet with shelving can hold a lot more than a simple cabinet. Most homeowners, especially any with teenagers, will appreciate any additional bathroom storage space. Additionally a simple framed linen closet with shelving will often be lower in cost compared to other types of linen closets.

Bedroom Closets – In general when designing storage space for the bedrooms, the idea is to keep the secondary bedroom closets relatively simple with double shelving where possible in order to save the budget for a more elaborate closet for the master suite.

 


No Comments | Category: News

Nilson Homes has put together this list of fun and interesting activities to keep you busy through the month of January! Most of the events are in or near Ogden, so that you won’t have to drive too far to get to any of the events!

Wild Wednesdays – Snow Tracks: What’s the Trick to Tracking?

When: Wednesday January 7th, 2015
Where: Ogden Nature Center
966 West 12th Street
Ogden, UT 84404
 

This Wednesday you’ll have the opportunity to walk the trails with an Ogden Nature Center naturalist and learn how to identify local animal species and their tracks. Dress for the weather and meet in the Visitor Center.

 

HOF GermanFest

When: January 16th at 11am
Where: Golden Spike Event Center, Exhibit Hall
1000 North 1200 West Ogden, Utah

 Friday January 16th German bands flown in from Hof, Germany, will perform on stage in Ogden, Utah! Some of the bands include Schnitz and Baggerla, Euroherz Musikanten, and Salzberger Echo. Along with the fantastic music will be authentic German food by Siegfried’s Sausages, Memorable Nut Roasters, Vossen’s Paradise Bakery, and more. Authentic craft booths by local and out of state vendors will be showing their wares at the festival, the Weber State University Institute Folk Dancers will add to the entertainment, and yodeling lessons will be available. This German Fest is sure to be a blast, don’t miss it!

 

Rocky Mountain Professional Rodeo Association Winter Rodeo Series

When: January 17th 7:30pm
Where: Golden Spike Event Center, Exhibit Hall
1000 North 1200 West Ogden, Utah

 

Standard Examiner Spring 2015 Bridal Gathering

When: January 23 – 24 2015
Friday 3-8pm
Saturday 11am – 7pm
Where: HUB 801 Events
3525 Riverdale Road Ogden, Utah 84405
Contact: 801-625-4557
http://events.standard.net/2015-bridal-gathering/

 

International Builders ShowLas Vegas January 20 – 22

When: January 20th – 22nd
Where: Las Vegas

 The annual NAHB International Builders’ Show is back this January to offer the most up-to-date knowledge and education that the industry has to offer. There will be over 100 education seminars taught by renowned building industry experts from across the country. Topics will range greatly and you’re sure to find something you’re interested in.

 

Also be sure to mark your calendars for; 

 

**Utah Valley Home and Garden Expo

When: February 27 – 28
Where: UVU in the UCCU Center, Orem, Utah

Tickets are $6 at the door ($3 online with promo code homefun15)

If you’re looking for fantastic home ideas, knowledge about the latest technologies, and fantastic -home show only- pricing and deals, be sure to visit the Utah Valley Home and Garden Expo. There will be nearly 200 businesses and 1000’s of great home and garden ideas.

 

**Home and Garden Festival March 6th – 8th 

When: March 6th – 8th
Friday noon – 10pm
Saturday 10am – 10pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm
Where: South Towne Expo Center
9575 S. State Street
Sandy, Utah 84070

http://www.saltlaketribunehomeandgardenfestival.com/SLHGF/EventsHome.aspx

Tickets: Adults online $9, Adults at the door $11, Seniors $8, Children under age 12 Free

Hundreds of experts will be at the home and garden festival giving practical advice, new ideas, and the latest know-how in the business. From window and flooring to cabinets and landscaping you’re sure to learn plenty at this event. Vendors will be selling innovative products related to home improvement, remodeling, and gardening at great deals for 3 days only!


2 Comments | Category: News

New Year 2015

Christmas… is not an external event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart. – Freya Stark

From everyone here at Nilson Homes of Omaha, Happy New Year! We hope 2015 will be a great year for you. 


6 Comments | Category: News

Adamson Door’s has put together this infographic featuring design trends to keep an eye out for in 2015. Now’s your chance to get ahead of the curve when it comes to home decor!

The design trends you should look out for are;

  • Watery patterns and aquatic themes
  • Warm metals, and mixed metals
  • Figurines
  • Pink Tinted Glass
  • Bold Prints 
  • Rustic Furniture
  • And bringing the outdoors inside

interior-design-trends-2015_541c303bde154_w1500

 


1 Comment | Category: News

Merry Christmas

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. – Calvin Coolidge

From everyone here at Nilson Homes of Utah, Merry Christmas!


2 Comments | Category: News

sized

Currently Under Construction! 

We’re currently in the process of building a 6 bedroom 3 bath home at 1364 S. 4350 W. – Syracuse, UT 84075

This home has an extended 3 car garage, perfect for families with multiple cars, who need the extra storage space, or need an extra space as a workshop. 

A finished basement is perfect for use as a exercise room, theater room, bar, and a variety of other uses depending on what your family needs.

The kitchen features upgraded cabinets and granite counter tops. This home’s 3 tone paint scheme creates a better aesthetic throughout the home.

For more information contact Holly Williams
holly@nilsonhomes.com 801-628-1226

1364 S. 4350 W. – Syracuse, UT 84075

Community: Bridgeway Island
Price: $330,990
Beds: 6
Baths: 3
Total Sq. Ft: 3359
Finished Sq. Ft: 3359
Contact: Holly Williams
holly@nilsonhomes.com – 801-628-1226nil

3 Comments | Category: News

The following infographic by Air & Water shows you how to save some money by making sure your home is retaining as much heat as possible. Your home could be losing heat in places you never thought of!

Where is your home losing heat?

  • 35% of heat loss is caused by air leakage
  • 10% ceilings
  • 12-14% walls
  • 15-18% floors and below grade space
  • 18-20% windows and doors

 

Reasons why your home is losing heat.

  • Recessed lighting
  • Door and window frames
  • Electrical outlets and switches
  • Dropped ceilings
  • Plumbing and utility access
  • Water and furnace flues

Solutions to retain heat in your home.

  • Keep south facing windows covered with drapes
  • Keep other drapes open in the day to absorb natural sunlight
  • Check for proper insulation
  • Repair holes and cracks to reduce cold airflow 
  • Close fireplace dampers when not in use

avoid-heat-loss--save-money_50291177837de_w1500


1 Comment | Category: News

We want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy NEW Year from all of us @Nilsonhomes.
Enjoy a little humor and a relay fun production of  “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke More.


5 Comments | Category: News