Ways to Love Your New Home Even More

At Miller & Smith, we truly care about our homeowners, and are willing to go above and beyond to help you love your new home and community! We could go on forever about how much you will love the features in your new Miller & Smith home, but we all know that “home” means even more than that. If you are looking to purchase one of our beautiful new homes, or have recently moved into one, take a look below for our tips for ways to love your new home even more! 

Design for your lifestyle: Your home won’t truly feel like yours until you have it decorated and arranged perfectly to fit your lifestyle and aesthetic. Luckily, all brand new Miller & Smith homes are designed with you in mind! With plenty of options to choose from, like Rec Rooms and additional bedrooms, and indoor/outdoor living spaces, our brand new homes give you the power to create everything to your vision.

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The Silverton at Aspen North at Lake Linganore

Do some “off the grid” exploring: One of the best ways to discover your new community is to just go! Hop in the car and take random turns through the neighborhood to really get a sense of where you are and what local amenities are available to you. You may just find your new favorite restaurant or a secret trail, but make sure to have a GPS handy to get yourself back home!

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Attend community events: In our new home communities throughout Virginia and Maryland, you will get the opportunity to attend year-round community events! Community events are a perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors, some of whom may even become your lifelong friends. Make a point to attend some events as soon as you feel settled into your new home; we guarantee that the transition will be much smoother with neighborly support and guidance.

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Find your favorite spot: This statement is vague for a reason; a favorite spot that you love could be anywhere! Whether it’s your backyard, a local winery, a boutique downtown, or a bench at the park, spending time in a place that you love can create time that you cherish and memories that will last a lifetime. 

Central Park at One Loudoun

Central Park at One Loudoun

Meet your neighbors: Outside of community events, there are many other ways to meet your neighbors. Some of our favorites include hosting a dinner party, throwing a neighborhood block party, or simply stopping to say hi when you see them outside. 

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Join an organization: Belonging to a local group or organization that consists of like-minded people makes feeling a part of your community a bit easier since you all will have something in common! Join your community association, volunteer for charity events, or find a club nearby that participates in activities that you enjoy. 

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No matter which of these you choose to do, putting yourself out there is an easy way to make your new Miller & Smith home feel like it has been yours for a long time! If you are looking to purchase a new Miller & Smith home, visit our website for more information at www.millerandsmith.com!

Taking Luxury Living to the Next Level

Miller & Smith is about to take luxury living to the next level. Designed from the views in and the rooftop down, to live like nothing else from the ground up, these one-of-a-kind townhomes are exclusive to One Loudoun’s brand new Upper West neighborhood in Downtown. Both urban-front and park-front, all at the forefront of sophisticated home design unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

Upper West’s Next-Level Living is located in the most sought after location in One Loudoun, perfectly interwoven between the urban edge of Downtown and Central Park. A location reminiscent of the brownstones that line Park Avenue in New York City or the Painted Ladies along Alamo Square Park in San Francisco, enjoy all of the peace, tranquility and amenities of the Central Park setting without sacrificing the instant access to the urban, cultural happenings of Downtown One Loudoun — shopping, dining, entertainment and more, are just steps from home.

One Loudoun is so much more than one thing. It’s everything you need all in one place. It’s an inexplicable feeling. It’s a confluence of culture and connectivity where everything works together in perfect harmony.

When you’re ready to explore beyond Downtown, the convenience of being at the intersection of Rt. 7 and the Loudoun County Parkway means easy access to Washington DC and minutes to Washington Dulles International Airport.

Upper West’s architecture is an unprecedented, cutting-edge, urban design. The open-air architecture fuses luxurious interior finishes with outdoor spaces by bringing forward every major living and entertaining space in a way that integrates stunning views of the park and even the Blue Ridge Mountains beyond. A 400-square foot rooftop pied-à-terre sits atop each home, larger than many studio apartments in the city. Inside, these stunning homes are up to 4,800 square feet with top-of-the-line appliances, elevators, walls of glass and extraordinary finishes requisite of inspired, sophisticated living. Prices starting in the mid-$800’s, The Upper West Collection by Miler & Smith brings Next Level Living to One Loudoun. Please visit upperwestoneloudoun.com for more information.

Reasons to Purchase a Quick Move-In Home From Miller & Smith

Thinking about purchasing a new home, but don’t have time to wait for your new home to be built? At Miller & Smith, we have a handful of brand new, move-in ready homes in communities with ideal locations and unique amenities perfect for your family! Just some of the reasons to choose a quick move-in home are:

Less wait time

If you have enough time to work with Miller & Smith to build your dream home from the ground up, then we are in! However, if you want to move in ASAP, then a quick move-in home is a better option for you because it is just that: a completed home that you can move into quickly.

Top-grade finishes

If you haven’t toured one of our immediate delivery homes, you are in for a real treat! Our quick move-in homes are equipped with a variety of luxurious finishes like hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless appliances, a gas fireplace, a gourmet kitchen and more!

Relocate with ease

Our immediate delivery homes are perfect for any family looking to relocate to an ideal location in Virginia or Maryland! The process will take a lot less time and you will be able to get settled into your new home sooner without having to wait on previous owners to move out.

Preview the finished product

Since many of our immediate delivery homes are either finished or near completion, you will be able to see the finished product before you purchase. There is no better feeling than falling in love with a home while touring it in person and being able to purchase it right away.

Now that you know just some of the many benefits of purchasing an immediate delivery home, check out the list our completed homes for sale below and view photos and more information in the link here: https://www.millerandsmith.com

 

QMIs at Aspen North at Lake Linganore

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QMIs at Signal Hill Station

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Forecasted Home Trends for 2017

With another new year fast approaching comes another forecast of home design trends that you will be itching to try! We scoured our resources for the top trends that are expected to be the most popular in 2017 so that you are totally prepared to decorate your new Miller & Smith home! Let’s check out the forecasted trends below:

 

Cork – An often overlooked design element, cork brings a unique look to any part of your home. The natural but soft texture is great for breaking up modern details, like on the surface of a coffee table, or as picture frames on a wall.

 

The at-home bar – Once considered somewhat of a luxury feature, at-home bar areas are now becoming the new norm! There are so many ways to incorporate a small bar area into your home, like utilizing a built-in shelf or a glitzy bar cart.

The Grand Central at Signal Hill Station

The Grand Central at Signal Hill Station

Vintage goes Modern – In design, what goes around comes around. You can bet that vintage furniture is back, but will be getting an update with modern fabric or a cool paint job. Start heading on over to your local vintage furniture store now to grab some awesome pieces for your home!

 

Jewel Tones – In 2016, it was all about the neutrals and gray tones, but according to trend forecasters, 2017 will be all about jewel tones. Colors including dark green, rich purples, and even deep pinks are expected to be a big part of design next year, and not just with details; jewel-toned furniture is definitely coming back!

 

Plush headboards – Last year was the year of iron headboards, bringing an industrial look to home design. In 2017, expect to see soft headboards upholstered in luxurious fabrics and tufted with button designs.

The Hartwood at Embrey Mill

The Hartwood at Embrey Mill

Indoor escapes – In the age of technology, it is going to be more and more common to find quiet escapes in interior design, like a reading nook or a small quiet corner for painting. Create your own small at-home escape by placing a super comfy chair in a spot of your home with no obvious distractions like a TV.

 

Black stainless – Earlier this year, we predicted that black stainless would be a huge hit in 2016. Although we haven’t seen it booming into home design quite yet, we think 2017 will absolutely be the year of black stainless appliances and kitchen/bath details.

 

Terracotta – The color is already prominent in fashion trends this fall, but we expect it to trickle down into interior design trends starting next year. Terracotta is a great addition to any home to make it a warmer environment, whether you utilize the actual terracotta material or simply the color for a rustic touch.

The Calahan at Aspen North at Lake Linganore

The Calahan at Aspen North at Lake Linganore

Now that we have you excited to decorate, it’s time to find your dream home with Miller & Smith in any of our new home communities! Visit millerandsmith.com to check out our immediate delivery options, new home communities in Virginia and Maryland, and communities coming soon!

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Cozy Up Your Miller & Smith Home For Fall

Everyone’s favorite season for pumpkin spiced lattes and walks through foliage filled parks is finally here! This season, give your new Miller & Smith home a few quick and easy updates to make it feel even more like fall. Check out our suggestions for an ultra cozy home to enjoy right now:

Accessorize your furniture

By loading up your couches and chairs with some warm accessories, you will never be without a comfortable spot to watch movies or read a good book. We recommend thicker and softer fabrics for any pillows or throw blankets you are going to add to your furniture, like flannel or sheepskin.

The Calahan at Aspen North at Lake Linganore

Update your outdoor spaces

Just like you can add blankets and pillows to the indoor furniture, you can also add cushions to your outdoor furniture so it is more comfortable to enjoy these spaces longer throughout the year. If you’re a family who wants to enjoy the outdoors all year round, an outdoor space heater can also be a great investment.   

Warm it up

As the days are getting shorter and you crave some more light in your home, fire up the fireplace or light some candles. Not only will this create a relaxing atmosphere, you will be able to smell all of the scents that remind you of autumn, like cinnamon, nutmeg, firewood, and pumpkin.

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The Silverton at Aspen North at Lake Linganore

Add some layers

As you start to layer your clothes for the chillier weather, you can also layer in your home! Adding (and even layering) area rugs prevents you from having to scurry across hardwood floors in the colder months. If you want to add other cozy details, you can add tablecloths or runners to other surfaces in your home.

Pile on the bedding

Because our region is beginning to feel the effects of fall weather, you are most likely turning off your AC already and opening the windows to take in the crisp breeze. Since the nights can get a little bit chilly, you will need some extra layers on your bed, like a throw blanket, flannel sheets or even more pillows.

Become one with the outdoors

The fall season introduces us to many beautiful colors on the changing trees, in apple orchards, pumpkin farms, and even seasonal flowers. Bring all of these beautiful colors into your home with a festive wreath or fruit display.

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The Union Station at Signal Hill Station

If you’re looking for the perfect new home to move into this fall, look no further than all of Miller & Smith’s immediate delivery homes available at Signal Hill Station and Aspen North at Lake Linganore. The sooner you move in, the sooner you can decorate for the season!