Front Door Décor Tips

Your front entryway should be the central focus to the exterior of your home. It’s probably the most commonly used door at your house and is often overlooked. Check out these front door décor tips to add curb appeal to your new home in St. George.

Even though it’s not the holiday season, add a wreath to your front door. Colors like pink, yellow and blue are perfect for the summer season. Don’t forget the bow for extra pizzazz.

Create symmetry to your front door with potted plants, flowers or trees. This is sure to add a welcoming appeal for you and your guests.

Speaking of guests, allow them to enter your new home in St. George to music. Hang wind chimes to the front door or door handle.

With a fresh coat of paint or repainting the door a bold color, you are sure to liven up you front door. Select a color that flows with the rest of the décor. You can complete the look by adding a welcome mat and a vintage doorknob or handle.

Enhance the front door by putting your family’s monogram on your doorknocker. It’s quick and easy but is a lovely addition to your front door décor.

We hope these tips will give you some ideas for front door décor. For more information on our new home in St. George communities or other properties, call us at 855-580-1900.

Kid friendly decorating

The décor of your custom or move-in ready new homes in St. George changes entirely when you add kids into the mix. Your decorating style turns into a goal of creating a safe and comfortable environment for your kids that won’t get easily messed up. Check out these ten kid friendly decorating tips.

  1. Kids love to be involved. Allow your children to assist you in the decorating process, especially for the kid zones.
  1. Repurpose old pieces of furniture by sanding it down and adding a fresh coat of paint to give it a new look.
  1. Store your China and glassware far out of reach of your child’s hands.
  1. Purchase machine-washable bedding to quickly clean up food or drink spills and other accidents.
  1. Buy furniture in colors and material that will hold up against playtime, spills and everyday use.
  1. Avoid creating a jungle, ocean, sports, space, dinosaurs, cars, princesses or movie character a themed room. Your kids may love it at first but lose interest and want to change the theme of their new homes in St. George bedroom a few months later. Bed linens, lamp shades and throw pillows are great ways to incorporate a themed decorative accessory without doing up the entire room. Choose neutral paint colors that’ll grow with your child as they get older.
  1. Use decorative containers and bins to help your kids stay organized. Make use of multi-purpose pieces such as coffee tables or ottomans with storage units. Beds with storage compartments are great for keeping linens or toys.
  1. Display your kid’s artwork around the home for décor and switch them out as they bring home newer arts and crafts projects.
  1. Opt for overhead lighting instead of table lamps because they can easily be knocked down.
  1. Whether it’s a section of the great room or a spare bedroom in your new homes in St. George, designate an area for your kid’s to play in. This will help to avoid having them use the entire home as their play area with their toys and other play items everywhere.

Summer Grilling Guide for your new home

With its picturesque setting, your new St. George Home’s backyard provides the perfect backdrop for barbecuing. Here’s your summer grilling guide.

Make sure your grill is far enough away from your home and keep a fire extinguisher close. To avoid over-charring and having your previous meal as an unwanted seasoning, clean your grill before turning it on. Clean the grates with a grill brush, empty out your grill pans and empty out the inside to get rid of debris. Apply non-stick spray to avoid food sticking to your grill before firing it up.

The more you check on your food the more the temperature goes down. Keep the grill covered to maintain optimal temperature. And don’t become the flip master because your meats only need to be flipped once.

Loin and round select cuts of meat are grilling friendly. Instead of prime grades of meat, go for select or choice grades of beef. Trim excess fat from your meats because it’s healthier and reduces grease from spraying and juices dripping into the grill causing it to smoke up.

A common grilling mistake is putting your food on too early. Allow your grill to warm up. It takes about 30 minutes when you’re using coal or wood. Though gas grills don’t take as long, make sure it’s warm enough. To ensure your meats will cook evenly, allow your meats to get to room temperature inside your home before putting it on the grill.

Grilled eggplant slices or Portobello mushrooms are great substitutes for burgers. Toast your buns and dress it up with roasted vegetables, caramelized onions, avocados and other toppings of your liking. Use a vegetable grilling basket or wrap your veggies in aluminum foil, venting just a tad for air to flow. Grilled fruits, like pineapples or tomatoes, go well with pork chops, chicken or salads. A heat thermometer is suggested to make sure your food isn’t undercooked or overcooked.

This guide should help you have a great grilling season. Happy barbecuing and have a wonderful summer.

Foyer design and decorating trends for new homes

Your foyer is the gateway to your home. It’s the first thing guests’ notice when they walk through your front doors and the last impression they have of you when they leave. Foyers should be inviting, reflect your personality and set the tone for the rest of your home. Get inspired to create a wonderful space by these foyer design and decorating trends for your new home in St. George, UT.

Transform your foyer into a welcoming place. Paint your foyer a warm color but select a different color from the surrounding rooms for contrast.

Lighting is essential for any foyer but you don’t want to overdue it by making it too bright. You can add flair to your foyer by putting in a chandelier. Just make sure you leave enough headroom for those tall family members and guests.

A classic foyer design has always been hanging a wall mirror above a table. A current trend is leaning a long mirror against the wall. A mirror comes in handy for checking out your appearances before you step outside, reflects the surrounding features and adds to the décor of your foyer.

Next, add seating. Make sure it’s conducive to the space in your new home in St. George, UT by size and proportion. Seating is multifunctional and can be used as a place guest’s wait, as a seat to remove footwear and outerwear or event o place the mail, magazines or newspapers. Good seating options include an ottoman, bench or accent chairs.

After you’ve selected your seating, designate a place for footwear. Even if you don’t require shoes to be removed before entering the rest of the house, some guests may prefer doing so. A shoe rack or rug may be a great place to put the shoes and comes in handy during inclement weather.

Don’t forget to add a personal statement to your new home in St. George, UT foyer. This can be anything from seasonal flowers in a vase, to family portraits, a collection, artwork or sculpture. It’s a great way to tell your guests a little bit about you and is a great conversation starter.

Stocking a first aid kit for your new home

You’ve just moved into your new home and have it looking the way you want. But your new home in St. George, UT humble abode is not complete without a first aid kit. First aid kits help prepare you for those emergency situations around your home. They should be easily accessible and in a place everyone knows about to avoid having to search for it when those uh oh moments happen. Your first aid kit should include the following items:

  1. Tweezers
  2. Scissors
  3. Safety pins
  4. Sewing needle
  5. Aspirin for adults only
  6. Acetaminophen and ibuprofen in both child and adult dosages
  7. Oral thermometer
  8. Q-tips
  9. Cotton balls or swabs
  10. Surgical gloves
  11. Non-latex gloves
  12. Adhesive bandages in various sizes
  13. Latex-free bandages
  14. Sterile gauge pads
  15. Ace bandage
  16. Rubbing alcohol
  17. Aloe vera gel
  18. Calamine lotion
  19. Hand sanitizer and a bar of soap
  20. Hydrocortisone
  21. Saline eye drops
  22. Eyedropper
  23. Packets of sugar in case of low blood sugar
  24. Cold pack
  25. Sunscreen
  26. Flashlight
  27. Wipes
  28. Candles and matches
  29. Batteries
  30. Plastic bags to dispose contaminated materials

Take into account your family’s needs, such as personal medicines, medical conditions and allergies, after buying or assembling your own kit. An EpiPen or Twinject is great to include for those who suffer from severe allergies and have been prescribed by your doctor. Don’t forget to include information on each family member with their birth dates, medical history, medical consent forms, medications and allergies as well as emergency contact information for your family physician and pediatrician, poison control and nearest hospital and clinic to your new home in St. George, UT.

Check your kit about every three months, restock it after you use items and check the dates on medicines to ensure nothing has expired. It’s also a good idea to keep one handy in your car and boat in addition to keeping a well-stocked first aid in your new home in St. George, UT.

Maximize the storage space at your new home

Congratulations on purchasing your new homes in St. George, UT humble abode. Now is the best time to get organized and to stay organized. Maximizing your home’s available space will help you do so. Here are six pointers to help you get the most out of the storage space at your new home.

  1. Keep your home clutter free. Ger rid of unnecessary items that you no longer need. Maximize your floor space by keeping your belongings off of the floor.
  2. Add a workbench and or built-in shelves for your tools in your garage. Conserve space in your garage by adding a storage shed to your backyard to stow lawnmowers and rakes.
  3. Use organized shelving units to store your shoes, coats, backpacks in your new homes in St. George, UT foyer.
  4. Utilize hidden storage spaces that you may have overlooked. Hang pots and pans on a wall rack or hooks in your kitchen and to store items under your beds.
  5. Transform an ordinary wall into a wall with floor to ceiling storage.
  6. Purchase multifunctional furniture that can also be used for storing items in your new homes in St. George, UT.

3 Apps to Bring Spring Colors to Your New Home in St. George, UT

Spring officially begins on March 20, so why not bring the colors of the season inside? Decorate your new home in St. George, like Ence Move-In Ready Homes, with hot new colors this season inspired by beautiful spring flowers. Popular colors this season include bright, bold colors that really make a statement. Try dark peacock blues, apricot, tangerine orange, fuchsia, and vibrant green for your new home. Warm yellows and rich, dark browns are also making a comeback this season. If you need help choosing the perfect hues for your new home, here are 3 color finding apps to help you enjoy the colors of the season when decorating for Spring.

Sherwin Williams ColorSnap app is available for both Apple and Android mobile products, including phones and tablets. With this free app, you can take a photo with your phone and tap on a color in in the photo to find a matching Sherwin William’s paint color for a room in your new home in St. George. You can save colors to your favorites, update them, and even post them to your social media. The app will even allow you to compile a color palate and locate the nearest store with your color schemes.

Painting Walls Pro app is available for Apple products only. For $2.99, you can take a picture of the room you are thinking of painting and open the picture with the app. From here you can pick Spring colors and see what the room will look like when you are finished painting. Swap out colors to find the one that suits your home décor the best. You can save your final picture and share it on your social media sites too for feedback from friends and family.

Behr Color Smart app is available for both Apple and Android mobile products. This app allows you to browse the Behr color catalog as well as designer color palettes. You can also take a picture and find the matching Behr color by tapping on the color you are interested in. This app also allows you to paint a picture of the room with the color you have chosen. When you are done designing your room, the app will calculate the amount of paint you will need for the job and help you find the store nearest your new home in St. George with available paint.

Benefits of Ence Green Building

Ence Homes is invested in building quality and energy efficient new homes for sale in St. George, UT. There are many benefits to choosing a Green Home by Ence.

More money

Investing in an energy efficient home will leave you with more money in your piggy bank. Your home will use less energy from your hot water heating, cooling and heating systems subsequently saving homeowners around $200 to $400 per year on your utility bills.

Healthy family

Green Homes are intended to leave your family healthier. They improve the air quality and decrease chemical toxins in your home such as dust, dust mites, pollen, dirt and mold. By living in an Ence Home you’ll be able to spend more time enjoying your new homes for sale in St. George, UT rather than recovering from a cold.

Cozy living

Your custom or move-in-ready home will be more comfortable to live in because of the properly installed insulation in your floors and walls. This will keep the noise out and provide even temperatures throughout your home.

Better environment

With less energy you’re new homes for sale in St. George, UT will emit less pollution creating a better environment.

Durable home

An Ence Home will last longer and will require less maintenance due its quality construction. Your high-performance windows will keep your furniture, flooring and accessories vibrant in color from less sun damage and the properly sealed ducts will help to eradicate bugs, drafts and moisture.

These are just some of the amazing benefits onEnceGreenBuilding. Consult a representative to learn more.

Energy Saving Tips for Winter Months

Here are ten energy saving tips that you can use during these winter months at your St. George new home.

  • Maintain your heating system by cleaning it and getting it inspected yearly. You should also clean or change your furnace filters once a month. Doing these things help your units run more efficiently and can help save you money on your heating bill.
  • Set your thermostat to 68 degrees when you are at your Ence Homes and to about 60 degrees when you’re sleeping or gone for the day. Wear a sweater or use throw blankets to keep warm as well.
  • Allow the sunshine to radiate your St. George new home by opening your curtains and shades. Remember to close them at night to keep the heat in.
  • Position your furniture and drapes away from your vents so your rooms are being heated to the fullest.
  • Turn off the bath fan to make certain the heat doesn’t get sucked out of your residence after you’ve taking a bath or a shower.
  • Install in a low-flow showerhead to save your heated water. You may also want to cut back on your shower time.
  • Turn down your water heater to 120 degrees to save money on your energy bill.
  • Plug your electronics into a power strip and turn the switch off on your power strip when those electronics aren’t in use.
  • Install motion sensors, dimmers and automatic times in your home to help conserve energy.
  • Close the doors in your home to ensure you aren’t heating unoccupied rooms.

Hopefully by following these energy saving tips you’ll be able to save money, stay warm and enjoy the winter months at your St. George new home.


New Home Kitchen Trends

The kitchen is the core of your home and is essential to your living experience. It’s the place where you eat, do homework, share memories, have family discussion and entertain your visitors and guests. Ence Homes offers these new home kitchen trends for your St. George, NV homes.Have you thought about remodeling your kitchen? 2011 is the year for dark finishes with a rise in deep reddish-brown, espresso and ebony finishes for floors and cabinets whereas white, medium and glazed color finishes are on the decline.

The kitchen table is also making a comeback with families eating dinner at the table creating quality time and great moments for your and your family in your St. George, NV homes.

Kitchen recycling centers, trash pullouts and trash compactors are catching steam as well.

Lighting has always been a necessity in your home and is also a way to express your personality. Adding pendant, monorail or billiard lighting fixtures, chandeliers or contemporary drum shades to your kitchen can spruce it up. Energy efficient LED cool and warm lights can also enhance your kitchen décor.

Bright colors in your kitchen are also popular. Consider adding colorful appliances and accessories to infuse your St. George, NV homes kitchen. A vibrant accented wall can give your kitchen some extra splash.

Using one or all of these trends is a way to enhance your kitchen. After all, when you spend some much time in a particular room, why not make it comfortable, aesthetically pleasing and functional.