Are you are the entertaining type who loves long face-to-face talks with family and friends? Then make your living room conducive for conversations. There are many ways to make your living room work for you and your loved ones while being a beautiful space that makes you want to stay in it for long periods. Learn more tips on living room layouts with this new and helpful infographic from Furnished Up, makes of fine furniture and home decor, today.


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At Nilson Homes we do our best to build the most energy efficient home for you. We recycle our building materials and try to reduce our environmental impact as much as possible. Most of the Nilson Homes are Energy Star certified but what does that mean?

What does it take to build an Energy Star Certified home? Read this short description from EnergyStar.gov to find out.

To earn the ENERGY STAR certification, a new home must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Homes achieve this level of performance through a complete package of building science measures including:

  • A Complete Thermal Enclosure System – Comprehensive air sealing, properly installed insulation, and high-performance windows work together to enhance comfort, improve durability, reduce maintenance costs, and lower monthly utility bills.
  • A Complete Heating and Cooling System – High-efficiency systems that are engineered and installed to deliver more comfort, better moisture control, improved indoor air quality, and quieter operation.
  • A Complete Water Management System – A comprehensive package of best building practices and materials protects roofs, walls and foundations from water damage, provides added protection, and reduces the risk of indoor air quality problems.
  • Energy-Efficient Lighting and Appliances – ENERGY STAR certified lighting, appliances, and fans are commonly installed throughout ENERGY STAR certified homes, helping to reduce monthly utility bills, while providing high-quality performance.

To ensure that a home meets ENERGY STAR guidelines, third–party verification by a certified Home Energy Rater (or equivalent) is required. This Rater works closely with the builder throughout the construction process to help determine the needed energy–saving equipment and construction techniques and conduct required on–site diagnostic testing and inspections to document that the home is eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR label.

To learn more about how a home becomes Energy Star Certified please visit Energy Star.gov


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Why should you choose engineered hardwood flooring for your home? This option offers greater versatility and stability than solid wood or laminate floors. Discover other advantages of this option by reading through this Houston hardwood floors infographic from Express Flooring.

 

All About Engineered Hardwood Flooring

 


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This gorgeous home is move in ready! The interior and exterior of this home are both  absolutely gorgeous and with 3,425 sq. ft. of living space you’re sure to find a way to keep your home and life organized. This home is located in the prime location of North Ogden Utah. You’ll be surrounded by numerous activity possibilities and have easy access to  shopping centers, schools, a fantastic church, and much more!

To view a showing of this home be sure to contact DustinMorgan at dustin@nilsonhomes.com or call at 801-695-6098

Community: Country Boy – N. Ogden
Price: $314,900
Beds: 6
Baths: 3
Total Sq. Ft: 3425
Finished Sq. Ft: 3425
Contact: Dustin Morgan
dustin@nilsonhomes.com – 801.695.6098

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Outside of compensation and job security, your office space is officially among one of the five most important factors in feeling professionally happy and productive (the other four are your schedule,work relationships, task choices and learning opportunities). Believe it or not, clutter, lighting, colors and spatial organization all play a significant role in how productive you are each day. For maximum productivity, here are 12 easy steps you can take right now to create a better work environment, whether you’re reporting form a home office or company cubicle.

The following infographic from LifeScoop will hopefully give you some great ideas for your own home office. Many of our homes here at Nilson Homes come with a den that would be  perfect to create your own work space in. Click here to check out some of our available homes.

How Office Decor Affects Productivity

 


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NAHB, 2014 - Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose four points in to reach a level of 49 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. It remains one point shy of the threshold for what is considered good building conditions.

“After several months of little fluctuation, a four-point uptick in builder sentiment is a welcome sign and shows some renewed confidence in the industry,” said NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly, a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del. “However, builders are facing strong headwinds, including the limited availability of labor.”

“Consumers are still hesitant, and are waiting for clear signals of full-fledged economic recovery before making a home purchase,” said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “Builders are reacting accordingly, and are moving cautiously in adding inventory.”

Derived from a monthly survey that NAHB has been conducting for 30 years, the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months as “good,” “fair” or “poor.” The survey also asks builders to rate traffic of prospective buyers as “high to very high,” “average” or “low to very low.” Scores for each component are then used to calculate a seasonally adjusted index where any number over 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good than poor.

All three index components posted gains in June. Most notably, the component gauging current sales conditions increased six points to 54. The component gauging sales expectations in the next six months rose three points to 59 and the component measuring buyer traffic increased by three to 36.

Looking at the three-month moving averages for regional HMI scores, the South and Northeast each edged up one point to 49 and 34, respectively, while the West held steady at 47. The Midwest fell a single point to 46.

Editor’s Note: The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index is strictly the product of NAHB Economics, and is not seen or influenced by any outside party prior to being released to the public. HMI tables can be found at nahb.org/hmi. More information on housing statistics is also available at housingeconomics.com.

 

 

 


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Everyone here at Nilson Homes would like to wish you a safe and happy 4th of July.


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The featured home plan this week is the 3 bed 2.5 bath Town Home in Aspen Meadows.

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This gorgeous town home has a two car garage, which has access to the inside of your home. Walking in through the garage or the front door you end up in the same place, the entry way. The entry way is a long hall with a closet for storing coats and shoes. Walking into the home you’ll notice right away the large great room with optional fireplace. The great room, kitchen and dining room are connected by a lack of walls. This open floor plan allows for a large amount of natural lighting and open feeling throughout. If you’re spending most of your time downstairs there is no need to walk up and down the stairway when you need to use the restroom. There is a convenient half bath on the first floor.

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The second floor has a huge master suite with master bath and giant walk in closet! There are two additional bedrooms on the opposite side of the second floor, as well as a shared bath. Across from the bathroom is the laundry room. An upstairs laundry room is the most convenient place for this town home, as all of the bedrooms are on this floor. There will be no need to walk up and down stairs carrying heavy laundry baskets.

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For more information be sure to give us a call at 801-337-3902.

 


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Many of our homes come with a den, you also have the option of converting one of the extra rooms into a ‘den’. Converting your den or  spare room into a home office requires a bit of  forethought.

Maintaining a certain level professionalism at home is beneficial and can really help individuals progress with their work – you need to make sure your home office meets your needs. You can get the most out of your working space by following our four steps for setting up the ultimate home office.

 

The Definitive Guide To Decking Out Your Home Office

Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

 


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Please join us for the 20th Annual Parade of Homes! JUNE 20TH – JULY 6TH The 2014 NWHBA Parade of Homes covers three weekends (Only two weekends remaining!) with a wide array of beautiful homes on display. The two week, three weekend schedule is designed to allow you the utmost flexibility in viewing all of the Parade homes at your convenience!

Our Parade home is located at 2223 W. Field Stone Way in Layton in our Villas at Harmony Place community. Go and view this 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with an open, spacious floor plan, covered front porch and fully finished basement.

Also make sure you visit the Fixed Site at Kennington Parkway in Layton. You won’t want to miss all of the homes scattered from Salt Lake City to North Ogden including Ogden Canyon and Willard. There is a home close to you no matter where you live. These are truly fabulous homes! If you’re looking for the latest in design and features, or innovative and artistic interior decorating ideas – this is the place!

Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays: 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturdays: 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sundays: 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM (selected builders)
OPEN ON THE 4TH OF JULY FROM NOON TO 5:00 PM

Tickets are regularly $12.00, children under 5 are free. Use this online link and enter the coupon code NILSON for $2.00 off!

*Please remember the phone number and email you use when purchasing your ticket online. You will receive a receipt via email after your online purchase but this is NOT REQUIRED to redeem your ticket at your first Parade home. You may also purchase full fare tickets at any Parade home. Click on link for Parade Home map>>


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