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Bring Nature Inside Your Home

2012 Design Ideas – Bringing the Outdoors In One of our favorite compliments ever: a homeowner at our Preserve neighborhood loves how her home brings the outdoors in throughout the year. She loves her floor to ceiling windows in the winter, because she and her daughter can sit on the floor and still see outside – making it feel like they’re playing outdoors even when it’s too cold!

Foyer Style Ideas from the Veranda Parade Home

2012 Design Ideas – Making ‘Room’ in the Foyer Regardless of your decorating style, your foyer or entryway can make a dramatic “opening statement” about your home when you and your guests enter.

Fourth of July Outdoor Decorating Ideas

Patriotic Outdoor Decorating Ideas for the Fourth of July Fun Ideas for Decorating Outdoors this Independence Day As Independence Day weekend approaches, check out these fun ideas to make your home’s outdoor space patriotic! For Memorial Day, we shared how to use red, white and blue flowers, American flags and bunting, and even a patriotic bird house to decorate your front porch.

Conservatory at the Veranda Parade Home – Two Rooms in One!

2012 Design Ideas – Repurposing a Space to Create Multiple Rooms One of the favorite rooms of visitors to our Veranda Parade Home was the Conservatory. Many of our gentleman visitors enjoyed the innovative Brewmaster Fan, while the ladies often loved the abundance of natural light.

Veranda Parade Home: Interior Design Inspiration – and Paint Colors!

Design Inspiration from our Veranda Parade Home The 2011 Veranda Parade Home won best in show at the Lancaster Parade of Homes. To celebrate, we’re taking you on a special tour of the home – complete with design inspiration, paint colors and insider tips! As we designed the interior of this home, we were inspired by the subtle power of neutral colors.

Home of the Week: 40 Summer Lane, Walden

Walden “Manning” Home Ready Now Update: SOLD! Visit our Walden neighborhood or call us at 800-325-3030 to find out about more available homes at Walden. Today we’ll be taking you on a private tour of a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home in the hottest neighborhood on Harrisburg’s West Shore: Walden. Welcome to 40 Summer Lane!

2011 Lancaster Parade of Homes – Final Weekend!

Don’t miss out – come see our Veranda Parade Home this weekend! The Central PA Parade of Homes is entering its final weekend! Stop by and see our Best in Show Veranda Parade Home tonight and this weekend. Join the 1,300 people who visited our Veranda Parade Home last weekend – see what all the buzz is about!

The Second Annual Summer Living Photo Contest!

The Summer Living Photo Contest is Back! Our first annual Summer Living Photo Contest received more than 100 entries – and showed us what a creative and talented bunch of homeowners we have here at Charter Homes! Now, we’re bringing the contest back for a second year – and giving away THREE Starbucks gift cards (a favorite of our Facebook fans!) to three talented Charter homeowners/photographers.

Featured Home Design: Sterling at Deer Run Commons

Charter Homes is proud to introduce its newest home design at our Deer Run Commons neighborhood in Hershey: the Sterling townhome. This townhome design features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, and starts at 1,717 square feet. The Sterling features an upgraded kitchen with island and custom cabinetry, a spacious breakfast area, and a sunroom available on some townhomes.

Home of the Week: 991 Powder Horn Drive, Southpoint Meadows

Southpoint Meadows “Davis” Home Ready Now Update: SOLD! Call 800-325-3030 to find out about other homes available at Southpoint Meadows. Today we’ll be taking you on a private tour of a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home in Hershey’s Southpoint Meadows neighborhood. Welcome to 991 Powder Horn Drive! 991 Powder Horn Drive features the Davis Home Design and offers 2,604 square feet.

Award Winning Design: Not Just in Our Parade Home!

Veranda Parade Home Wins Best in Show – Your New Home Can Too! Last Friday, the Veranda Parade Home carried away every award in its category at the Parade of Homes Awards Ceremony – and took home the prestigious Best in Show award. Want to own your own award-winning home?

Veranda Sweeps Parade of Homes Awards

Veranda Parade Home Sweeps Lancaster Parade of Homes Awards! You have GOT to see this home! We’re very proud to share that our beautiful 2011 Veranda Parade Home carried away every award in its category Friday’s Parade of Homes Awards Ceremony – and took home the prestigious Best in Show award!

Bathroom Vanity Furniture at the Veranda Parade Home

2012 Design Ideas – Bathroom Vanity Furniture Come See the Spectacular Master Bathroom Starting Saturday at our Veranda Parade Home! Bathrooms are an often-overlooked space for expressing your unique sense of style. One of our favorite 2012 design trends is bathroom vanity furniture, like this gorgeous vanity sink furniture in our Veranda Parade Home‘s master bathroom.

Detached “Carriage House” Garage at the Veranda Parade Home

2012 Design Ideas – Detached Third Car Garage “Carriage House” Concept Open for Viewing Saturday at our Veranda Parade Home! A three car garage is an often-requested feature on new homes – whether for storage space, an extra vehicle, or a workspace for the home.

The Kitchen Island has Evolved!

2012 Design Ideas – Two Islands in the Kitchen Open for Viewing Saturday at our Veranda Parade Home! At this year’s Veranda Parade Home (opening this Saturday as part of the Central PA Parade of Homes), we’re showcasing one of our favorite home design ideas for 2012: incorporating extra-large (and even multiple!) islands in your kitchen.

2011 Central PA Parade of Homes – Starts this Weekend!

Come see our Veranda Parade Home this weekend! The Central PA Parade of Homes begins this Saturday, June 11! Stop by and see our Veranda Parade Home from June 11 to June 19. The Lancaster Parade of Homes is open on weekdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Home of the Week: 2743 Meadow Cross Way, SpringWood

SpringWood “Abbott” Home Ready Now Update: this home is SOLD! Call 800-325-3030 or visit the SpringWood website to find out about more homes available in this York County neighborhood. Today we’ll be taking you on a private tour of a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home in York’s SpringWood neighborhood.

Introducing Highlands – Charter Homes’ Newest Neighborhood!

Charter Homes is proud to announce the opening of Highlands, our newest neighborhood! Highlands is a quick drive away from downtown Harrisburg on the northern edge of York County. About Highlands Charter Homes’ newest neighborhood near Harrisburg has the best of everything. Highlands is perched on a hill that offers scenic views for miles, and is a stones throw from the best schools, parks and shopping in the area.

Things to do in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Elizabethtown PA! Considering a visit (or, of course, a move!) to Elizabethown, PA? Check out this list of restaurants, attractions and events that await you in this charming Central Pennsylvania town – home of our Bishop Woods neighborhood! Update: We were flooded with responses to our request for things to do in E-town – if there’s a place, event or attraction you love, tell us using our NEW comments tool at the end of this post and we’ll add it to the list!

New Home Design: Baylor at Florin Hill

Charter Homes is proud to introduce its newest home design at our Florin Hill neighborhood in Mount Joy: the Baylor townhome. This home design features 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 1,379 square feet. The Baylor features a spacious 2 car garage on the lower level. The lower level also features a large storage area with plenty of natural light.