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Design Tips to Warm Up Your New Home as Temperatures Drop

Categories: Design Tips | Posted: February 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Design Tips to Warm Up Your New Home as Temperatures Drop

When winter weather brings frigid temps and snowy days (yes, even in Charlotte!), it’s a perfect time to appreciate the comfiness of your beautiful new home. But warmth doesn’t stop with insulation and thermostats. It goes beyond the way we build and construct our homes so they keep you warm. You can help contribute to the coziness of your home décor with these helpful tips!

  1. Lights are an obvious way to counteract the dark days of winter – whether it’s a chandelier with tons of bulbs, candles in the windows, or dramatic landscaping lights outside. They also help add some unique personality to your home.
  2. Pops of bright colors (cheery reds, springy greens, juicy oranges) can help chase the winter blahs away. Think pillows, throws or maybe an accent wall! Don’t be afraid to have fun with color. It’s an instant mood-lifter!
  3. Those Scandinavians are on to something! White doesn’t need to be a cool color… especially when paired with light woods and other rustic accents like brick or stone!
  4. Dress your home in layers! Velvety throw pillows & fuzzy blankets, fluffy rugs and glowing candles add tons of warmth. Think of how much warmer YOU feel when you layer sweaters and scarves and jackets… it’s the same with your home!
  5. Metallics like rose gold, copper and bronze help add the impression of warmth, especially if paired with pastels or earth tones.
  6. Natural wood floors and paneled walls create instant coziness. And natural accents, like potted plants, evergreens, pine cones and twigs, add warmth and a bit of the outdoors.   
  7. Textures are toasty. Look for knitted blankets, animal skin rugs, woven baskets, and squishy pillows. Anything that makes you feel soft and happy.
  8. Leather accents – a chair or an ottoman – add so much warmth to a room. Especially if tucked into a reading nook or quiet corner.

We hope these home decorating tips warm you up as we near the end of winter!

Evans Coghill Homes is a new home builder in the Charlotte, NC area, building new homes in RiverwalkCheval, and Springfield.  For more information, please visit www.evanscoghill.com.

Visit Evans Coghill’s Featured Home of the Month – The Crepe Myrtle at Riverwalk!

Categories: Buying a Home, Homeownership, Riverwalk | Posted: January 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Visit Evans Coghill’s Featured Home of the Month – The Crepe Myrtle at Riverwalk!

It doesn’t seem possible, but we’re getting ready to close out our final phase at Riverwalk! The move-in ready Crepe Myrtle at 1457 Riverwalk Parkway is one of your last chances to live in an Evans Coghill home in this incredible master planned community.

The Crepe Myrtle has everything you could want, including a great price and a February move-in date! With 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, and 2,734 square feet of living space, this home is ideal for families of all sizes. A classic 2-story home on a large homesite, the Crepe Myrtle has so many unique features – from the wrap-around front porch, to the sun-lit study with shiplap siding on the walls. As you enter the kitchen, the gleaming quartz counters and white cabinets will catch your eye, as will the large island and upgraded GE Café appliances. The adjacent dining room and family room, and the covered back porch, are ideal for entertaining and everyday family fun.

Just beyond the family room is the lovely master suite, featuring shiplap siding as well as a walk-in closet and luxurious bath with an enormous spa shower with body sprays. Talk about heaven! Upstairs, there is a spacious loft area – perfect for family game nights and movie screenings. There is also a cozy reading nook, three additional bedrooms, and another full bath.

The Crepe Myrtle features hardwood floors, a detached 2-car garage, and our signature trim details, as well as a superior location walking distance to the neighborhood swimming pool. The back porch overlooks a great backyard with lots of space! There is a heated storage room on the upper level, and the home is gigabit internet-ready. Due to be finished by February 1st, this unique new home is priced at $392,890.

Move in by spring and enjoy everything that Riverwalk has to offer, including the 3-mile Riverwalk trail that is part of the greater Carolina Thread Trail system and the Rock Hill Outdoor Center. Idyllically located on the peaceful banks of the Catawba River, this planned 1,008-acre village is a natural extension of the historic and revitalized City of Rock Hill. As part of the master plan, Riverwalk will include a YMCA and athletic fields, Town Center, River District, professional office space and residential, all thoughtfully connected and complemented by pedestrian and cycle friendly streetscapes and trails.

For more information on this home or living at Riverwalk, contact Forrest Ranson at 803.366.4588 or franson@evanscoghill.com.

Evans Coghill Homes is a new home builder in the Charlotte, NC area, building new homes in Riverwalk, Cheval, and Springfield.  For more information, please visit www.evanscoghill.com.

How to incorporate the 2018 Color of the Year into your home décor

Categories: Colors | Posted: January 12, 2018 | Comments Off on How to incorporate the 2018 Color of the Year into your home décor

Pantone has officially crowned Ultra Violet as the 2018 Color of the Year, and it’s certainly a bold choice! Here are some tips for integrating this fashion forward color into your Evans Coghill new home design:

  • Set a tone. Colors can range from soft pastels to rich jewel tones to bright, primary shades. The key to using color well is that it should flow, not be a patchwork of conflicting tones. Before you choose something as bold as Ultra Violet, decide how (or if) it meshes with your current color palette or decorating scheme.
  • Don’t be afraid. If you really love a bold shade, go ahead and use it. Just figure out how much of it you are comfortable with. What level of intensity do you want? A whole room? One wall? An area rug, curtains or pillows? Wouldn’t this bedroom look great with Ultra Violet accent pillows or even flower vases?
  • Think smaller. Powder rooms are a great place to experiment with a bold color like Ultra Violet. Create your own little jewel box of a room with intensely hued walls or towels or other accessories.
  • Keep your home’s exterior quiet. Painting your home an attention-grabbing color like purple could make you the neighborhood pariah. If you really love this vibrant color, try painting your front door or incorporating it in your pots and plantings.
  • Create balance. If you choose a provocative palette, remember to ground the vibrant colors and balance them by adding a rich chocolate, black or peacock blue.

Now that you have some expert decorating tips, it’s time to go Ultra Violet!

Evans Coghill Homes is a new home builder in the Charlotte, NC area, building new homes in RiverwalkSpringfield, and McLean.  For more information, please visit www.EvansCoghill.com.


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