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Why Buy New?

Categories: Design, Neighborhood Feature, Ready Now Homes, Special Features | Posted: April 23, 2019

 

If you are in the market to find your new home, you may consider the differences and benefits of purchasing a new construction home v. an existing or previously-owned home.

Here are 5 reasons to consider buying new!

 

  1. Quality in Construction and Design

 

New homes today are built with state-of-the-art products, techniques, and materials that must meet the latest building codes enacted by states and localities. Regardless of your budget, your new home will typically include important safety features such as smoke detectors, ground-fault circuit breakers that reduce the risk of electrical shock, and lead-free paint. In addition, you will have assurance knowing that you have purchased a home with a new roof, furnace, air conditioning unit and more, which are all very costly to replace.

 

 

  1. Designed for You

 

At Regency Homebuilders we offer an array of floorplans, with plenty of additional structural and design options to spare! After selecting your floorplan, you will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with our Design Consultants to choose your remaining selections that make your house perfect for you and your family’s needs and preferences, instead of settling for the taste of previous owners. Today’s families require homes with flexibility to meet their lifestyle, so you will have the option to create spaces that make sense for you instead of having wasted spaces or a lack or storage.

 

  1. Energy Efficiency

 

Houses today are constructed from the beginning with features such as energy-efficient windows and more insulation, in addition to having energy saving appliances that can monitor and cut back on gas or electricity usage.  New furnaces, air conditioning systems, and heat pumps are far more efficient than heating and air conditioning systems from the past, helping you to have lower monthly utility bills.

 

  1. Re-sell Value

 

If you decide to move, you’ll be selling a home that meets more recent construction and energy-efficient standards and that offers more modern design elements (such as an open floor plan, higher ceilings, and extensive storage), rather than seeking to sell a home that was dated even before you bought it.

 

 

  1. Lower Maintenance Costs

 

The median age of a resale home is thirty-seven years and homes that have been around that long typically cost 21 percent more to operate than a new home. The cost savings from owning an energy-efficient new home with all new systems, appliances, and construction materials that won’t require repairs or renovation for years can easily offset any additional purchase price of the home. In addition, your new home will give you a piece of mind, knowing that you will be covered under your one-year builder warranty.

Designer Model Home for Sale in Germantown, TN: Somerset Community!

Categories: Design, Model Home, Outdoor Living, Ready Now Homes, Uncategorized | Posted: March 7, 2019

It’s all in the details in this professionally customized Designer Model Home!

 

Our Somerset Designer Model Home is for sale! This 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath home has over $142,000 in upgrades, making each space unique and breathtaking. Take a tour today at 7839 Sophie Lane– call 901.466.4040. For a video tour click HERE!

 

4,124 Square Feet
5 Bedrooms / 4.5 Bathrooms
2 Car Garage
$142,000+ in upgrades!

 

FEATURES

  • Chef ’s Kitchen equipped with stainless steel Jenn Air appliances, including a built-in refrigerator and custom-built sheetrock Ventahood
  • Custom built, designer cabinets with dovetail drawers, soft-close hardware, and 4.25-inch crown molding, with half inch overlay door styles.
  • Spa-like Master Retreat includes tile shower surround and floors, high-end Moen fixtures, seamless shower glass, and free-standing tub
  • Wet Bar in Media Room with sink
  • Custom built barn-doors
  • Wine Room with thin brick walls, wood shelving and iron doors
  • Office desk with granite countertop
  • Statement wooden Great Room beams
  • Outdoor living space with vaulted drywall ceiling
  • Integrated home wiring with advanced options such as centralized 4k HDTV distribution, surround sound streaming music throughout, and control of user systems via smartphone or tablet.
  • And MUCH more!!!

For more photos + info on this home: http://www.newregencyhomes.com/home_detail.php?com=116&inv=1131

 

 

Designer Tips from Waters of Hidden Springs Model Home

Categories: Design, Model Home, Special Features | Posted: February 7, 2019

We took a moment to chat with Regency Homebuilder’s in-house Designers, Cindy Carlson and Kristin Midgett, on their most recent project, the Designer Model Home of Waters of Hidden Springs in Oakland, TN. One can see that a great deal of care and consideration was used in planning and executing the fabulous and inspiring designs in each and every area of the house. One thing that was very important to the designers was accessibility, where “potential customers could walk in and feel as if they could move in tomorrow and feel right at home!”. They did this through choosing a mix of store-bought items, DIY pieces, and a combination of both, with repurposed and painted shelves in the “Game Room”.

 

 

Here’s a few design tips and insights from the pros!

What was the overall design theme of this home?

“We jokingly called our theme for this home casual awesome. We wanted to home to be casual and comfortable, yet beautiful and inviting. We wanted potential customers to walk in and feel as if they could move in tomorrow and feel right at home. We considered the neighborhood and families that might want to live there, and plan the rooms accordingly. We also planned with a budget in mind, choosing pieces that were affordable and classic. We didn’t do anything too trendy or an extreme style (farmhouse, modern, traditional, etc…)”

Where did you go for inspiration?

“We use all kinds of inspiration! We use Pinterest, Houzz, Instagram, magazines, furniture catalogs and retailers. Once we find something that really catches our eye, we build the room around that. For example, we found a picture of a tent reading nook hanging from the ceiling in a picture on Instagram. We decided to do our own take on that and build a little girl’s room around this feature. We also found a fabric we loved at Premier Fabric, so we had euros made and found complementary bedding.”

What was your favorite feature or room in the home?

“Our favorite feature is the master barn doors, along with the master bath window treatment. We found pictures online and had the trim carpenter build the barn doors. We loved how the design of the doors was different from other standard designs we had used in the past.  The master bath window treatment was based off a photo from Pinterest, and we really were thrilled by how the two features flowed together and created a “wow” moment in the Master Retreat!”

What advice would you give to anyone looking to do a design overhaul in their home? Where should they start?

“We would advise going online or in magazines/catalogs and finding pictures that they love. When you have an idea of what you are wanting to do, and what you are looking for…shopping for all of the parts isn’t so overwhelming. We also keeps lots of pictures in our phones, organized by albums to keep each room/house straight, and a bag of fabric/bedding/pillows samples in our cars to use when shopping and making selections.”

What our your favorite local shops for furniture, antiques, etc?

“Warehouse 67, Sheffield’s Antique Mall, Something Special, Johnson’s Fabrics, Premier Fabrics, Homegoods, Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, Pier One…and many more!”

Can you share any DIY tricks that were used in this home design?

“Master bath window treatments: Our husbands had access to an old barn, and they literally went and cut the piece of wood off the barn and then cut it to our measurements. They were going to stain it, but it looked great with the barn doors as is! We ordered inexpensive tie-top panels from Wayfair and measured where we needed the hooks (which we got a Lowe’s.) Our builder installed the hooks and hung the board over the window. We tied the knots ,and it turned out beautifully!”

“For the shelves in the Game Room, we used shelves from an older model, but they weren’t the right color metal. So we removed the wood and spray painted them black to give the look of iron.”

Check out this beautiful Designer Model Home at 20 Chestnut Ridge Drive (For GPS – 12579 Hwy 194)!

 

 

 

More information at www.NewRegencyHomes.com/Waters-of-Hidden-Springs

 

 

Spotlight on Chadwick and Parkview: Collierville’s Premier Feature Neighborhoods

Categories: Model Home, Neighborhood Feature, Special Features, Uncategorized | Posted: January 30, 2019

Voted #1 in the Best Places to Live in the Memphis Area by Niche.com, Collierville is a wonderful place to call home! Known for its historic downtown, beautiful parks, top-rated schools and more; Collierville is definitely a favorite for families.

Regency builds in several communities in Collierville, including Chadwick and Parkview. Homes in these neighborhoods include Premier Features, adding that “wow” factor into every room!

 Here’s a “sneak peak” of some of the Premiere Features offered!

 

+Level 3 Designer Lighting Package

+Level 3 Designer Lighting Package

+Stained Oak Treads on all stairs

+Built-in wood shelving in master closet and pantry

+Designer style painted cabinets in kitchen and laundry room

+Soft-closing hinges and whisper gliding drawers in the kitchen

+GE® Stainless steel appliances, including: 36” Pro-Style GasRange with six burners, quiet-wash dishwasher with hidden electronic controls, built-in microwave, and 1/2 horsepower disposal

+Seamless shower glass in master shower enclosure

+5 – hour complete Design Studio appointment with personal Design Consultant to customize all interior & exterior selections

 

Stay tuned for our newest Designer Model Home in Parkview!

Contact us at 901-466-4040 to hear more about the available features and floorplans in these highly desirable communities!

Arlington is the Perfect Place to Call Home!

Categories: Neighborhood Feature, Special Events | Posted: January 23, 2019

Arlington, Tennessee was ranked in The 5 Best Memphis Suburbs for Families by Movoto in 2018, and we can see why! With historical attractions, beautiful parks, great schools, and a growing restaurant scene, Arlington is a wonderful place to raise a family.

Check out a few of our favorite places to visit in Arlington below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restaurants:

The Grapevine Tea Room

Baby Jack’s BBQ

Sling Shot Charlie’s

 

Parks:

Arlington Sports Complex

Dixon Robinson Neighborhood Park

Playground of Dreams

 

Other Attractions:

Historic Depot Square

Delta Blues Winery

 

5 Reasons We Love Quartz

Categories: Design, Model Home, Special Features, Uncategorized | Posted: January 21, 2019

Quartz is an engineered stone that provides many benefits in both form and function. Here’s a few of the reasons why we love using this material in our kitchens and bathrooms!

 

  1. The wide array of colors and textures

 As quartz counters are engineered, many colors can be brought in through pigmentation. Textures and dimension can be created through adding in glass and stone, providing the natural looks of marble or granite, without the unpredictability.

 

  1. Quartz is Nonporous

Natural stones are all porous to a degree; however, since quartz is a manufactured material it will not let in liquids or stains. This will keep cleaning a breeze, and you will feel a real peace of mind knowing that harmful bacteria or viruses or harbored in your countertops.

 

  1. Durability

 Quartz is incredibly strong, resisting chips and cracks, as well as corrosion from cleaning materials and oils.

 

  1. Low maintenance

Another benefit of quartz is that you do not need to seal your countertops! However, it will benefit from using stone-safe cleaners to look its best.

 

  1. It can make your home look like this….   

How to “Kondo” Your Kitchen

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: January 16, 2019

The New Year is a great time to get focused and tidy!!

Here are 5 tips from organizational pro, Marie Kondo’s book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” that will help you to love your kitchen!

 

Focus on ease of cleaning vs. ease of use!

Take it from the professionals…chefs! Cooking becomes much more of a pleasurable activity when a splatter or spill occurs and you are able to wipe it up with ease vs. removing décor and unnecessary clutter.

Keep your refrigerator 30% empty!

You will be able to see the actual contents of your refrigerator, allowing you to only have fresh and unexpired foods, sauces, and condiments that you will actually use.

It’s ok to have lots of kitchen stuff if you use and love them!

If you enjoy fresh juices, spiralized zucchini, or making your own fresh pasta…go for it! However, if you never use the bulky appliance given to you as a wedding present many years ago, get rid of it. You will enjoy having the space to find what you are looking for in your kitchen with ease.

Keep your counters as clean and clear as possible!

Have you heard the phrase “out of sight, out of mind”? This will help you to work on other New Year’s goals as well. If you are wanting to cut down on bread or cookies, keeping them ready and available on the counter is not setting you up for success with your goals. In addition, a happy and clean kitchen will give you a nice peace of mind!

Toss anything past its prime!

Obviously you will want to discard foods that are past their expiration date. However, you may be holding on to a decadent but never used hot sauce that has been sitting in the back of your refrigerator for months. Kondo recommends keeping 2-3 items per category, like jams, hot sauces, or vinegars; and using a sharpie to mark the date on spices and tossing them on their first anniversaries.

These tips will help you to “spark joy” in the kitchen!

Mississippi Model Homes

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: December 4, 2018

Winter is Coming…

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: November 13, 2018

HO HO HOME Promotion

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: November 9, 2018