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Archive for July 2015

Limited Counter Space? No Problem!

Counter space is a precious commodity in your home.  You not only need room to cook, but you need extra counter space for storage, everyday cooking tools, and to lay out ingredients.  Here are a few tips on how to use every inch of your counter space while looking stylish too! 1.  Choose pretty canisters: …

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Featured Home of the Week

This weeks featured home is our Aspen plan located in our Kensington Forest Community at 4225 Abernathy Place, Harrisburg NC. This move-in ready home features 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms.  This home was customized to accommodate 5 bedrooms, your 5th bedroom being located off the bonus room, instead of the standard 4 bedrooms.  This 5th bedroom would be the…

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Home Repairs You Should Make This Summer

To keep your home looking and functioning properly, yearly maintenance is always necessary.  Here are a few things that you should look for this Summer. 1.) Dislodged Siding Things to look for:  Vines and other greenery near your home which can attract squirrels and other rodents.  The vines can also cause reduced air circulation, resulting in mold. …

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Easy Tips to Make your Bedroom Look and Feel More Expensive

Your master bedroom is the one room in your home where you can go to escape the clutter of your kids toys, the mess in your kitchen from lunch that day, or even your husbands messy office.  Here are a few tips on how to make your bedroom feel luxurious and expensive without spending a…

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What Defines Niblock as Custom

Niblock will customize any plan.  We build each home with its own set of unique plans.  Because this is how we have always done business, and the fact that we have built over 3,000 homes, we know how to provide you cost savings and shorten build time not associated with custom building. Throughout the process…

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Lawn Maintenance Tips for the Hot Humid Summer

The hot humid days can take a toll on your lawn and flowers.  Here are a few tips to help keep you from being that neighbor with the brown yard. Water –  pay attention to hanging baskets and containers, because they dry out more quickly with the warmer temperatures.  Irrigate plants at dawn and dusk…

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6 Foolproof Decorating Tips

1.)  Set the tone at the front door.  What better way to make a great first impression then with the front door.  Screen doors feel dated, get rid of them or replace them with a storm door with full length glass! 2.)  Keep wall colors light and neutral.  Sticking with light wall colors will help…

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Featured Home of the Week

Our featured home of the week is our move-in ready Stratford plan featuring 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and a bonus room.  This home is ideally located in our Mooresville Community, Ashlyn Creek where you will find a brand new community swimming pool and pool house. The dining room, conveniently located at the front of the…

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9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean

1.)  They put away their clothes every night: It’s easy to fall into the habit of tossing our clothes on the floor or chair.  It only takes a few seconds to put your clothes away, and you will be thankful later when you don’t have to spend an extra 15 minutes sorting through the pile…

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How to Strike a Note With Paint

Most of us would shy away from a room painted entirely black, however, what if you only painted the window frames , the doors,  or the shelving black?  Today we are going to take it a step further and discuss how to transform your home without having to paint an entire room. 1.)  Highlight Framing: An all…

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We Are Moving!!

Niblock Homes office is moving!  We will now be conveniently located in the same shopping center as our Design  Studio!  Being so close to our Design Studio will be not only beneficial for our team, but for our customers as well!  We are very excited and look forward to settling into our new office space!…

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4 Tips to Keep Your Home Cleaner Longer

Giving your home that fresh clean feeling can take time and lots of effort.  Hopefully these ideas will make it easier to fight those dirty jobs faster and less often. 1.)  Defy Dust: You can combat dust by adjusting your homes humidity level.  Low humidity levels cause static electricity, which attracts dust, makes it stick,…

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