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Jan 04. 2023

6 Interior Design Trends for 2023 That You Won't Want to Miss

From colors to décor, we’re sharing 6 exciting design trends for 2023! 2023 is here—and so is a wonderful new list of emerging interior design trends! It’s no secret that one of the best parts of shopping for a new home is imagining yourself living in a beautiful new space. To bring you the top ideas, we spoke with design expert Mike Almquist, President of Envision Interiors, an official Holt Homes’ design center partner. We can’t wait to share ...

Dec 14. 2022

Holt Homes Home Emergencies

How to handle urgent home repairs after-hours *This article strictly addresses urgent home repair needs such as plumbing, HVAC, or electrical problems. For situations involving an immediate threat to life or property, please call 911. Plumbing leaks, furnace malfunctions, power losses, and a handful of other issues are all obstacles you may face at some point during you time as a homeowner. And while these issues are rare, especially in newly ...

Nov 24. 2022

Countertop and Tile Care

Best Practices for Countertops and Tile Maintenance Countertops and tiles: your home's unsung hero, adding more character than perhaps any other feature. And with proper care and maintenance, your countertops and tiles will reward you with years of faithful, glowing service. But what does that "proper care and maintenance" look like? Let's get into it! The BAsics When it comes to countertops and tiles, cleaning is pretty universal. At a minimum, ...

Oct 03. 2022

Weatherizing Your Holt Home

Preparing Your Home for Fall and Winter   Fall and winter in the Pacific Northwest are truly delightful. That clean, crisp air, the foliage slowly changing color, the first snow...but before you get too cozy, it's time to take the right homeowner maintenance steps to weatherize your home. From gutter cleaning to weatherstripping, to thermostat adjustments and more, here are the basics on how to prepare your Holt home for the fall and winter ...

Jun 30. 2022

The Homeowner's Guide to Floor Care

Maintaining Your Floor's Appearance and Integrity One of the most satisfying aspects of owning a newly constructed home is those fresh, unblemished floors. But even homes containing the most-high quality and durable flooring can start to see the wear of daily life over time. Luckily, you can easily preserve your floor's appearance and integrity for years to come with proper and regular care. Let's break down some of the best methods for ...

Jun 29. 2022

Maintaining Your Drywall & Paint

Maintaining Your Drywall & Paint There's something so special about that first year in a brand-new Holt home. That crisp smell, those shiny new floors, the ultra-soft carpets, and, of course, those freshly painted walls…wait… is that a crack?   Fret not. Just when you're finally starting to relax into your new surroundings, so is your home, and it'll show in a process called “settling”. Cracks and flaws in drywall and paint are par for the ...