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spring cleaning tips and suggestions for homeowners

Spring Cleaning Tips for Homeowners


As the new season arrives we wanted to share some Spring cleaning tips and suggestions that’ll help make your seasonal clean-up efforts more productive and efficient. For all current and future Sharp homeowners, we want to make sure that you’re enjoying life in a home that looks and feels at its best. Spring cleaning can be one of the last things you want to think about when the beautiful spring weather rolls in, so here are five suggestions to help make it easier.

Time Management

It goes without saying that time management is important. Breaking your cleaning down into daily or weekly plans can help you stay focused. Despite how driven you may be to get everything done and out of the way as quickly as possible, setting realistic goals that can be accomplished from week to week is much more manageable than trying to get everything over within a couple of days. Planning dedicated time on your calendar can help you prioritize projects to make your life a bit easier.

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Supply Check

Discovering that you’re low or out of cleaning supplies can be a disheartening interruption when you’re in the middle of your project. Now that you’ve planned how you’re going to deep-clean your house, we recommend that you take a full inventory of your cleaning supplies and figure out what you’ll need. The spring is when many stores have sales or offer seasonal coupons on cleaning products, so it shouldn’t be too hard to stock up as needed. Also, the internet is full of do-it-yourself recipes for folks that want to make their own household cleaning products. For example, distilled white vinegar, baking soda, and water combine to make an all-purpose cleaner that can take you a long way.

One at a Time

Cleaning out big rooms like a living room, garage, or master bedroom can seem overwhelming. It’s good to focus your energy on one room at a time rather than trying to conquer an entire household all at once. Separating rooms into smaller, more manageable sections or quadrants can help you stay positive and stress-free. If you still find yourself overwhelmed with the workload of cleaning a big room, take a break; reassess- maybe call a friend and see if they want to help.

Clearing the Clutter

Spring cleaning isn’t just about cleaning, it’s also about de-cluttering! Looking at all the things that can accumulate in your house over the course of a year can really sap your energy. But when any project -large and small- is approached with a plan, things get put into perspective. If there are items around your house that you want to get rid of instead of throwing them away consider having a garage sale or donating gently used items to a charity so you can make somebody’s spring season a bit brighter.

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Outdoor Appeal

Now that the harsh winter weather is over it’s a good time to give the outdoor features of your home some tender love and care. From the front porch to the backyard there’s always something you can do to the exterior of your house. Now is a great time to finally start that garden you’ve been dreaming about, or maybe you need to re-mulch the yard or touch up the front door with a fresh coat of paint. Whatever it is you find yourself doing outside, don’t forget to enjoy the beautiful spring weather that this season has to offer.

Springtime Fresh

Of course, you don’t have to begin the new season with a vigorous cleaning beforehand, but if you do, we hope you’ll remember and use our tips to make the chore of cleaning less stressful. Springtime delivers fresh air, beautiful new flowers, and warm weather for everyone to enjoy, so don’t forget to take time and experience what the new season has to offer. Of course, we’d be happy to show new homebuyers all the new homes and communities we’re building on this Spring as well.

 

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Beautiful New Homes in Cumming – LakeHaven Opens


Sharp Residential is proud to announce the Pre-Grand Opening of LakeHaven. Come and see the beautiful new homes in Cumming we’re building today. You will fall in love with the scenery available inside this brand new conservation community in Forsyth County. LakeHaven is located just north of Post Road, and Canton Hwy (GA 20) on Tribble Road. Just close enough to the access and convenience that GA 400 offers to commuters.

Conservation Communities

We have developed and designed LakeHaven to be another one of our new home communities committed to land conservation. The neighborhood will surround a 12-acre lake, which is sure to be the grand centerpiece for generations to come at Lakehaven. Our development goals for this conservation community is to minimize our impact on this beautiful piece of land while maintaining a focus on enhancing the natural integrity inside Lakehaven. In keeping with these goals, almost half of the community is filled with relaxing and lovely green spaces.

Amenities

Picture you and your family enjoying Sharp Residential’s resort style amenities throughout the year, as you take in the picturesque view across Lakehaven’s community lake. The amenitized lifestyle you’ll find here includes a junior Olympic swimming pool, quality neighborhood tennis courts, a children’s playground, plus plenty of walking & nature trails – all in addition to the lake itself.

Since 1991

At Sharp Residential, we’ve been building and developing new homes and luxurious home communities since 1991. Our homes and neighborhoods are widely known and considered to be the most beautiful homes and communities in the South. We continue to design and build highly sought after and proven floor plans which can also be personally fine-tuned and customized to meet the desires and vision of your luxury dream home. Contact us today and see the rest of our available new home communities. Make your plans now to come and see Lakehaven for yourself. We invite you to buy early and save during our pre-grand opening.

New Market Homes Available from Sharp Residential

New Market Homes Available in Cumming and Milton


In North Atlanta, we have new market homes available for homebuyers in our Cumming/Forsyth community of WestFall and also in the newest phase of Blue Valley in Milton. We’ve mentioned both of these communities before – WestFall was seen a few months back in our community spotlight feature and we shared news about the next phase of homes for sale in Blue Valley on our Facebook page.

Blue Valley in Milton

Blue Valley’s newest phase is selling well and the new luxury homes offered here remain in high demand. This neighborhood continues to be one of our most popular based on its North Atlanta location and proximity to downtown Alpharetta. Homebuyers shopping in this area should also check out the new phase that is now selling in Hearthstone.

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WestFall in Cumming

The very attractive community of WestFall in Cumming, Forsyth County is truly one of the best overall markets for new homes, in metro Atlanta and across the state of GA. Now selling from the $400s, these oversized home sites offer homebuyers features and designs that resemble estate-style homes available now. See the current and available market homes we have to offer here today.  On top of great homes and swim/ tennis clubhouse amenities WestFall delivers, the neighborhood’s location is convenient to quality North Atlanta shopping, area schools and dining.  If you’re home shopping near Cumming and Forsyth County, then you owe it to yourself and your family to tour WestFall.

Tour Today, Learn More

Between the new market homes available and the great amenities offered in these locations, it’s obvious to see why Blue Valley and WestFall are on the top of North Atlanta homebuyer’s communities to visit. If you’d like to learn more about the luxury living available in all Sharp Residential communities, then contact us today at 770-518-4896 for more information.

New Design Trends for the New Year


We hope your new year is off to a bright start and that you’re ready to learn more about the new design trends for 2017. While we’re happy to share these new design trends and suggestions we certainly don’t expect you to incorporate all of them into your home’s interior design and color palette. That said, we know most homebuyers and homeowners are interested in design guidance or ideas to help them make their homes special and unique. Below are some of our favorite trends to enjoy and use in your spaces.

Paint Colors – Warm, Traditional & Bold

Colors currently trending for residential interiors are covering the preferences of many versus the few, which is a good thing. Right now you can be bold w/ blues, reds, and greens or stay closer to traditional colors that fall into the earth tone palette. The folks at Pantone named a bright bold shade of green their color of the year. Once you start seeing “Greenery” used in both commercial and residential spaces you may find yourself considering ways to use it in your home. We like this color for indoor/outdoor rooms or for an accent wall color choice. Besides this bold choice, soft pastels in blues, pinks, and yellows are available for those looking for whimsy or an easier first step into accent wall colors. Last but not least, the popular gray remains in 2017 even though you may keep hearing about its passing. It pairs well w/ many other colors, so expect to see it in more shades than last year.

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Pattern Mixing is Personal

This new design trend was most recently seen on the runways at Fall Fashion Week in New York and is forecasted to enjoy a return to popularity for home decor selections. Look for it this Spring and throughout the year. Discover new ways to make bold personal statements w/ color and pattern work together in your rooms. For example, bold Tropical Prints are projected to be big for designer fabrics and wallpaper but we suggest that you start w/ some accent pillows first. Talk to our Design Center team for more guidance on pattern mixing in your new home.

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Find Time for Texture

Look for texture in almost everything this year. Adding and layering textures into your home interiors will make them feel more welcoming and comfortable. This falls in line with pattern mixing as well which will be on the rise, as noted above. Expect to see a variety of textures offered for every room from furniture, to lighting, to fabrics and wall coverings. Start testing this trend for yourself with some current pieces you may already have and do some shopping for it as well as needed. We think you’ll love this look and how adding more of it into your new home will make it feel even more luxurious.

 

Merry Christmas Atlanta from Sharp Residential

Merry Christmas Atlanta from Sharp Residential


Merry Christmas Atlanta! We absolutely love Christmas and we’re so happy it’s almost here. We’ve been thinking about all the special moments that make up Christmas and the Winter holiday season – things like sending Christmas cards to loved ones, decorating your home and holiday tree for the season, the joy of giving to others, sharing delicious food, drinks, desserts and so much more.

Christmas Thoughts to Share

Before holiday arrives, we wanted to share 7 thoughtful Christmas season quotes to consider as you spend your time celebrating the big day with family and friends. We hope they help keep you in the Christmas spirit all day long and for the new year to come. We wish you a Merry Christmas Atlanta and a Happy New Year!

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” – Burton Hills

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”Laura Ingalls Wilder

“I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.”Charles Dickens

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly Merry Christmas.” – Peg Bracken

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”Calvin Coolidge

“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.”Dale Evans

WestFall in an incredible community

WestFall is an Incredible New Community


WestFall is an incredible new community just north of Atlanta, that you have to see. Luxury homes in this new Sharp community, now offering 136 oversized homesites, range from the $400 to $600’s. Many of the homes are available with private wooded lots and estate style side entry garages. New homebuyers looking in Cumming GA and Forsyth County should look no further because WestFall from Sharp Residential is now selling. Stop by and see the new model home open and available for tours today.

Forsyth County, Best in Georgia

WestFall’s location in Forsyth County is truly one of the best overall markets for new homes, not only in greater metro Atlanta area but all across the state. Forsyth was ranked the best county in Georgia to raise a family and 4th best GA county to live in by Niche.com.  Conveniently located on Campground Road, the community of WestFall is well positioned one mile off Highway 9, the Atlanta Highway in Cumming, GA.

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Come see our beautifully, new decorated model home with its magnificent, elegant entry and tasteful options on display, that we believe you will fall in love with when you arrive. WestFall features premium neighborhood amenities, including a large swimming pool and cabana, tennis courts, and picturesque sidewalks throughout. We have 12 outstanding floor plans for homebuyers to select from with multiple options available in all of them. The Signature Sharp elevations offered in WestFall deliver timeless, classic architecture combined with Sharp Residential’s well-known high-quality reputation since 1991. Learn more about this incredible new home community in Cumming and make plans now to see all the new homes and luxury options available in WestFall.

Get in Touch Today

At Sharp Residential, we’re here to help you and your family find your new dream home in North Atlanta. Our team is prepared and ready to assist you and answer your questions every step of the way. For more information about WestFall or any of our other new home communities, please let us know how we can be of service. Get in touch with us today at 770-518-4896.

 

Happy Thanksgiving from Sharp Residential

Happy Thanksgiving from Sharp Residential


We know that Thanksgiving and the holiday season are often thought of as sharing meals with family and friends while enjoying delicious food and quality time together. These holidays also provide us with time to think back upon the year and consider the important lessons we’ve learned along the way.

A Day Filled with Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is a good day to take some time and be thankful for all the wonderful memories, happiness, and great people we have in our lives. Happy Thanksgiving from Sharp Residential and Season’s greetings to all, from our family to yours. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

Happy Thanksgiving from Sharp Residential

 

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Fall Design Trends for New Homebuyers


Fall is here and that means cooler weather and shorter days are upon us. We have until November the 6th before we fall back but that will likely be here before you know it so we wanted to share some of the latest Fall design trends for new homebuyers today. Autumn is that time of year when many of us naturally begin to transition our living spaces into cozier (staying warm indoors) environments. At the same time, striving to include noticeable touches of elegance and luxury so that our interior designs remain stylish.

Natural Decor

Fall is the time of year we often find ourselves bringing more natural decorative elements into our homes. Think of the seasonal wreaths, pumpkin arrangements, fresh cut wood, the scents of pine and spice in the air, dried flower arrangements, and other earthy elements like wooden sticks and polished stones. Not to mention all the nature filled, crafty DIY projects that we do for decorative tablescapes and home decor for visiting guests to enjoy.

Shades, Prints, Textures

Gray remains popular in the designer’s color palette but turns a bit darker or cooler as shades of blue, deep reds and purple are added into the mix for the seasonal shift. If some of these deeper jewel tone colors are too dark for your wall color tastes then may we recommend you consider picking up a few accent pillows or throws in these seasonal shades.  They will still go along well with lighter tones or softer hues of these cool colors for Fall. In particular, look for the darker blue shades such as navy, indigo, sapphire, and deep blue ocean to be seen everywhere. Also, keep your decorative eyes open for more natural, organic textural patterns such as the return of Shagreen, and the bolder prints available on a wide variety of surfaces and decorative accessories. Seasonal colors in distinctive patterns will be showing on pillows, throw blankets, rugs, wallpaper, bedding, and more.

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See Our Designs

We invite all of our potential new homebuyers to come by and visit our Design Center. Chat with our design team about the latest trends and classic looks appearing in our new homes. If you haven’t visited some of our latest decorated model homes then contact us now to schedule a tour so we can help you locate and decorate the Sharp Residential luxury home of your dreams.

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Back to School Time for North Atlanta Communities


It’s here! Back to school time for North Atlanta communities of students and parents has arrived. The summer vacation period has ended and existing residents and new home buyers are ready to send their children back to school as classes begin this month. We hope your kids are prepared for the daily changes and they get adjusted to their school year routines, sooner than later.

Parent Tips, Student Stuff

Here’s a list of stuff and tips for parents and students to remember as the school year gets going this month. As the saying goes, time flies.

Check your supply lists and requirements that your child receives from their teacher asap. Don’t let that special something they have to have a few months from now sneak up on you when you least expect it. Remain aware.

Connect with your child’s new teacher at the beginning of the year so there is a mutual opportunity for understanding and respect between you, your child, and your child’s teacher.

Strive for a consistent and routine schedule for your student. This is easier when kids are young and becomes more challenging to keep them on track as they get older with expanding course loads and more after-school activities to join.

Get everyone on the same calendar. Digital calendars are good but often a simple to use, large squared paper calendar works better. Decide on a system that works best for your family and stick to it.

Set yourself and your household up to remain organized. Make a list of chores for the kids to help keep the house clean. Create weekly dinner menus to save time. Stay in the know with what’s happening in your child’s life at school. Keeping things more organized helps create stability for students.

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New Homes, New Schools

If you recently moved into a new Sharp Residential home this summer or plan to soon then we hope you are enjoying your new North Atlanta luxury home design. As families and students adjust to their new surroundings they may also be attending a new and different school this year. The North Atlanta schools available to the children of our new homebuyers and current community residents are among the best in the metro Atlanta area, including schools in Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell, Forsyth, and Cherokee county as well.

Happy 4th of July from Sharp Residential

Happy 4th of July from Sharp Residential


 
Happy 4th of July from Sharp Residential! On this highly patriotic holiday weekend be sure and remember what is being honored. We celebrate the Declaration of Independence for two reasons. It represents an official severing of ties between the original 13 colonies and the rule of Great Britain. But it also represents the core of our beliefs, the very makeup of our identity as citizens of the U.S. Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, combined a rich a history of ideas and eloquently presented them to the then King of Great Britain along with a list of grievances.

At certain times, the concept of what it means to be a citizen of the United States of America may seem unclear. While many citizens are very passionate about our country, there are others who cannot accept patriotism as a wholesale, no-strings-attached concept. For those who already deeply love the United States, and for those who are struggling with the idea, the Declaration of Independence can be a guidepost. It is an unassailable document that embodies what it means to be an American, and everything we hold dear.

Although written in a different time with different social norms and commonly accepted philosophies, the U.S. has made consistent strides to truly embody the words, “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” This idea has emboldened us to forge our own paths as individuals and as a nation. At great risk have Americans stood up to many forms of tyranny and oppression, and however long it takes, liberty prevails. Although the times are always changing, there will never be a day when this document does not hold immense importance to the United States or its people.

Happy 4th of July from Sharp Residential

 

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