5 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Spring is in the air, and it’s the perfect time to make sure your home is optimized to save energy before the summer heat begins. As a DFW homebuilder, Normandy Homes knows that energy efficiency is on every homebuyer’s mind. That’s why we’re sharing a few tips to make your home more energy efficient.

Normandy Homes’ Guide to Spring: Freshen Up Your Home Design

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The warm weather and lively colors of spring are upon us! All of the nature around our new homes in DFW is coming to life, but consider introducing fresh designs to the interior spaces as well. Normandy Homes is sharing a guide to the five major design elements you need to consider when updating your home for the new season. Light Let some sunshine in! To start things off, look at how light comes into your space. The more natural light you can have, the better. Our beautiful homes have open floor plans that allow the golden rays of the sun to shine throughout virtually any space! If you have a space that doesn’t have too many windows, simply use a stylish floor or table lamp with lightly colored shades.

Tips to a Festive St. Patrick’s Day at Home

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Saint Patrick’s Day is just a couple of weeks away! If you’re hosting a get-together, you’ll want to make sure everything is properly planned and goes off without a hitch. Normandy Homes’ new homes in DFW have open floor plans that make hosting a celebration easy and enjoyable. Here are just a few ideas for a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day at home! Make Irish Cuisine Jump in the kitchen and channel your inner Irish to make some tasty Irish cuisine. You don’t have to make anything fancy or complex. In fact, try this simple recipe for delicious slow cooker corned beef & cabbage sliders or really get in the spirit and make this hearty beef and Guinness stew.

How to Host a Baby Shower to Remember

When you’re expecting a new member of the family, it’s a very exciting time! There are so many fun things to look forward to; like the baby shower! However, hosting a baby shower can be a little cumbersome if you don’t have space. Thankfully, Normandy Homes’ open floor plans make hosting a baby shower a cakewalk. Here are a few tips on how to host a baby shower to remember!

Decorate Your New Home Like a Pro

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When building our new homes in DFW, Normandy Homes keeps your family’s lifestyle needs in mind. The open floor plans and beautiful architecture make our homes perfect for decorating and showing off. Here are a few tips on how to decorate your new home like a pro! While you want to make sure you have plenty of seating for guests, you don’t want to overcrowd the room with furniture. This makes your room seem smaller and more cluttered. The placement of furniture can make-or-break the functionality of a living room. Be sure to space out the furniture so the room looks open and guests can move about freely.

Host a Holiday Party That’s Guaranteed to be a Hit

Hosting a party can be difficult. There are so many things that the host needs to prepare, and it can be a little overwhelming at times. However, to make sure that your holiday party is a success, Normandy Homes is sharing a few tips to guarantee that the holiday parties you host in our modern homes are a holiday hit! Limit Your Guest List While our new homes in North Arlington, TX are plenty spacious for a rather large gathering, limiting your guest list to a small group is ideal for a party to run smoothly. Too many people will not only make your party feel crowded, but the ambient noise of the chattering people will be too loud. You should also consider whether you want to have a family-friendly party, or make the event adults-only.

DIY Holiday Décor Ideas

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Normandy Homes brings your dream home to life. With the variety of modern home designs available, there is no limit to your potential creativity in one of our new homes. Winter is less than twenty days away, and that means Christmas and New Years are right around the corner. Make sure that your home is ready for the upcoming season with these creative DIY holiday décor ideas from Normandy Homes!

Tasty Olympic-Themed Treats

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As DFW homebuilders, Normandy Homes uses modern home designs with open floor plans that are perfect for having guests over for an Olympics watch party! The only thing more enjoyable than the Olympics itself are all the tasty Olympic-themed treats you can make. Here are just a few delicious ideas.

Outdoor Games to Play at Your BBQ Party

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Nothing seems to bring people in Texas together better than barbeque. Your friends and family come over to your Normandy house, and you throw a few burgers and hot dogs on the grill. Maybe you even have a rack of ribs slowly cooking on the top shelf. While the food is getting ready, keep all your guests entertained with these fun outdoor games.

3 Creative Ways to Landscape Your Yard

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With the home designs from Normandy Homes, you’re able to perfectly landscape your yards. All you need to do is make it your own. Here are some ideas on how to landscape your front and backyard to make it a warm welcome or a luxurious getaway. Landscaping can be as simple as creating a walkway. Whether you’re creating a path to a backyard seating area or surrounding the perimeter of your front yard garden, adding pavers can give any yard an extra dimension. Rather than just a bland patch of grass, pavers give your yard a sense of flow and direction.

Winter Landscaping Ideas for Your Front Porch

It’s winter, and many of you are probably starting to plan out what you’re going to plant in your garden this spring, but have you thought about your front porch? A beautifully designed front porch is the first thing that will catch someone’s eye. Knowing this, Normandy Homes in The Village at Twin Creeks will have elegant front porches for future residents to decorate and landscape. Here are few front porch home design ideas that are sure to catch someone’s eye.

3 Ways to Do Front Porch Living

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A truly American architectural form, front porches have deep roots in every part of American culture. With many different styles across different regions of the country, front porches always provide character and elegance to a home. Many modern homes like Normandy Homes in The Village at Twin Creeks have a front porch to cultivate that community of yesteryear lifestyle that so many crave. So, here are three ways to do front porch living.

Home Improvement Projects for the New Year

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The New Year is almost here and there’s a lot to get done. Follow these home renovations tips from Realtor.com to make sure you make the smart investments and make the most of your investment. Hardwood Flooring Beats Carpet When it comes to the motivations of a typical homebuyer, hardwood floors are the way to go. So if you’re looking to make some major remodeling changes, consider increasing the value of your home by ditching the carpet. That’s especially true for common gathering areas of the home like living rooms and dining spaces.

5 Beautifully Simple Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and there’s a lot to get done before then. Get started by matching the elegant and timeless designs of Normandy Homes with stylish Thanksgiving table decorations that are guaranteed to be noticed by family and guests. From simple to extravagant, a centerpiece can really accentuate the table, complement the room and even set the mood for a delicious meal. Here are some Thanksgiving table decorations and centerpiece ideas collected from around the web that are sure to help you create the perfect atmosphere this Thanksgiving.

5 Interior Design Trends to Get Your New Home Ready For Fall

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Fall is a wonderful time of year. The leaves change and begin to flood the ground of Allen, Texas with marvelous colors. Let those bright and vibrant colors inspire you to do something amazing in your home as well. Fall is the perfect time to try something new, something creative, and something that will help your new home truly pop! Here are five interior design trends for the fall that we’ve notice are really growing. 1. Luxuriously Colorful Modernism The colors of fall are always mesmerizing, but why should fall get all the attention? Modernism is on the rise again, and it’s bringing bold colors with it. And with our spacious homes in Cypress Meadows, you’ll have room for all of your favorite pieces.

How Many of These 2015 Home Design Trends Have You Tried?

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Ever heard of the phrase, “out with the old, in with the new?” This couldn’t be more applicable to new home interior design trends. It seems that as quickly as something becomes a trend, it disappears into home décor oblivion. The following are the latest and greatest trends of 2015. Take these into consideration as you begin thinking about your new Normandy home and how to decorate it. 1. Gold fixtures Retro continues to make a comeback with this design. Look for bright gold with a sleek finish to ensure extra shine. In the past, the only options most homeowners were given was silver or stainless steel. Now, you can mix and match or make a bold statement by going strictly gold.

How To Throw A Fourth of July BBQ In Your New Carrollton Home

You’ve spent countless hours packing, moving and then unpacking. And now, you are finally settled into your new Carrollton home. What better way to get to know your new neighbors than by throwing your own Fourth of July BBQ next week? Normandy Homes would like to welcome you to the community by giving you a few tips on throwing an amazing BBQ to leave a lasting first impression.

5 Patio Decor Ideas For Your Mustang Park Home

Warmer weather, clear blue skies and sunny days are upon us! If you plan on spending any time at all on your patio, which you will in your new Mustang Park home, then your going to want to take a look at these décor ideas to help create an atmosphere you will love! 1. Tropical Add a touch of fun to your outdoor patio with some colorful accents. Incorporating vibrant colors like tangerine or fuchsia into your cushions will really make your space pop! Modern prints like strips or lively florals will also do the trick.

4 Spring Gardening Tips From Expert Neil Sperry

We know our Normandy Homes residents are excited to finally experience the warmer weather here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Now that winter is behind us, it is time to start thinking about all the things you can do with your garden. Who better to give spring gardening tips than the expert, Neil Sperry? Neil Sperry is a Texas gardening and horticulture expert, considered by many to be the definitive word in Texas horticulture. Neil is known for his books, magazine, radio program, and annual garden show.

NY NOW: The Latest Home & Lifestyle Trends

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Hosted twice a year, NY NOW features 2,800 exhibiting companies showcasing their very best home, lifestyle & gift lines for the world to see. This year, NY NOW was reorganized into three completely new sections, Home, Lifestyle, & Handmade, for attendees to experience each unique market collection. Because Normandy Homes is always staying on top of the latest home & lifestyle trends, here are some major NY NOW highlights that everyone is talking about. Accent on Design The area known as Accent on Design showcased the latest innovative trends from designers around the world. One in particular, is a young artist named Elyse Graham, who is known for producing one-of-a-kind pieces. Shaping plaster inside inflated balloons, she is able to create some stunning vases!