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Sep 29. 2022

Holt's 2022 Top 5 Floor Plans

Holt's 2022 Top 5 Floor Plans    When building a new home, choosing the floor plan that’s right for you can seem a bit daunting. There’s a lot to consider – bedroom count, flex space, storage capacity, etc. Plus, it needs to have that special “home-y” feeling that’s personal to you! To help get you started on your search to find that ideal plan, we’ve put together a list of our Top 5 Floor Plans in 2022! These plans range in size from 1,437 to ...

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 ...

Jan 24. 2022

Ask the Experts: 2022 Design Trends

It's a new year, and a great time to refresh your home! Whether you're shopping for a new home or just want to improve the one you have, these 2022 design trends are the first step in turning inspiration into reality. At Holt Homes, we have an amazing team that includes our interior designer and our design centers. These trends come directly from our experts and will have you covered from decor to fixtures and finishes. Keep reading to find out ...

Jan 07. 2022

Keeping Plants Healthy Through PNW Winters

Beautiful plants are one of the best ways to make your house feel more like home. A well-cared-for collection of plants is a great addition to décor any time of the year - but you're not alone if your happy houseplants seem a little less happy during the winter. While our summers are plant heaven, our winters mean a lot less sun and a lot more dry heat. That is why we have reached out to Potted in Portland, an incredible local business, and our ...

Dec 16. 2021

Designer-Approved Holiday Decor Tips

It's that time of year. The time when we deck the halls and prepare for merriment. We know when you are welcoming guests into your home this holiday season, you'll want your home to be festive and inviting. It's also time to choose which trends to incorporate into your holiday home decor. We asked the Holt Homes designer, Whitney Hicks, to share her expert tips for decorating your home for the holidays. Expert 2021 Holiday Decor Tips: Go ...