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Katy Meadows

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Balancing Act: Transform Your Home with Feng Shui

Feng Shui, an ancient Chinese philosophy, focuses on creating harmony and balance in one's environment to promote well-being, prosperity, and positive energy flow. By incorporating Feng Shui principles into your home, you can create a space that not only looks beautiful but also feels inviting and harmonious. Check out the basics of Feng Shui and some practical tips for bringing its principles into your living spaces to create a more harmonious home.    Understanding the Basics of Feng Shui Before diving into the specifics, it's essential to grasp the fundamental…
September 29, 2023

Fall into Comfort: Paint Color Palettes for a Cozy Home

As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp, there's no denying that fall is upon us. It's a season characterized by warm hues, cozy vibes and a sense of comfort. What better way to embrace the beauty of autumn than by incorporating its colors into your home? Check out our favorite paint colors that can transform your home into a cozy haven that captures the essence of the fall season.   Rich and Rustic Reds Red is a classic fall color that instantly evokes feelings of warmth…
September 29, 2023
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Winterizing Your Garden: Essential Tips for a Blooming Spring

As hot as this summer was, it’s almost time to start preparing for the colder months ahead. With fall just around the corner, it won’t be long before we’re shoveling snow and layering up to brace for the cold. As we prepare ourselves for the chilly days ahead, it’s important to remember our precious plants and landscaped yards in the winter season.  But, how can we properly care for our gardens with winter soon on the horizon? There’s still time before the weather starts turning to make the necessary preparations…
September 25, 2023
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Fireplace Design in the Home

With fall just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the cozy weather and what that means for home designs. There’s plenty of ways to get cozy in the cooler weather, but one of the most tried and true pastimes is getting comfy by the fire.  The fireplace is central to any home, not only adding a beautiful architectural element to any room, but also providing an important function during the cold seasons. And while the fireplace started from humble beginnings hundreds of years ago, its design has…
September 11, 2023
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Get Your Home Back-to-School Ready

It felt like it was just yesterday that school was letting out for summer break. We did everything from water balloon fights, summer camp, swimming in the deep end and so much more. But now, after lots of laughter and fun in the sun, it’s time for our kids to strap on their backpacks and head back to school. And ready or not, the chaos of the morning hustle to the bus and the frantic rushes to after-school activities has arrived.  Let’s talk about how we can get prepared and…
August 17, 2023
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Bring the Fun Home With a Game & Entertainment Room

While kitchens may be the heart of the home, game rooms also hold a special place for bringing families and friends together through shared entertainment experiences. In this unifying space, multiplayer games, from digital to tabletop, encourage social connection and friendly competition, fostering stronger bonds and creating lasting memories.  Not only is Artisan Builders committed to creating a space that allows you to gather with family and friends, but we also offer customization options for your game and entertainment room, so you can spend more time playing and enjoying the…
August 17, 2023
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Luxury Home Gyms: Creating a Space for Fitness and Wellness

We’ve all been there before. You know you should go workout, but the thought of fighting the traffic, avoiding awkward locker room encounters and sharing equipment with sweaty strangers is less than motivating. So how do we save our workouts and feel good about exercise again?  A great place to start is designing a home gym that’s right for you. Gone are the days of finding someone’s old towel on the treadmill or fighting tooth and nail for a good parking spot. With a home gym, you get to work…
July 25, 2023
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The Art of Hosting: Designing Spaces for Entertaining Guests

Every proud homeowner wants their guests to enjoy their visit. The truth is, not all homes are made equal when it comes to optimal guest entertainment. When you build your new home with Artisan Builders, you’ll want to make sure that you include guest-friendly choices from floorplans to final design elements. Here are some tips to ensure that your home is a place that your guests will want to visit again and again.    Smart Home Technology  One way to thoroughly impress your guests is with smart home technology. Through…
July 12, 2023

A Day in the Life of Summertime Northern Virginia

There are few places as glorious in the summertime as the areas around Great Falls and McLean in Northern Virginia. Connecting with Mother Nature is a must this time of the year, and this area doesn’t disappoint.  In fact, a great way to start your day is at Seneca Park Potomac Heritage Trail, right in Great Falls. You can center yourself with a brisk morning hike in any of the park’s many trails. An outstanding route to the Potomac River is on the orange-blazed Seneca Connector Trail. The trail is…
June 5, 2023
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Smart Home Technology: Keeping Up with the Latest Trends

Smart home technology has become more popular in recent years as people look for ways to make their lives easier and save time. Smart homes are increasingly being used to automate everyday tasks, from controlling lights and temperature settings remotely to managing security systems. With the right technology, homeowners can create a living space that is customized to fit their lifestyle and needs.   Integration Smart home technology is typically made up of several different components, from sensors that detect changes in the environment to automated devices such as lights…
June 5, 2023