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A Guide To Finding The Perfect Accessories For Your Parry Home

Categories: New Homes in Pittsburgh | Posted: March 28, 2014 | Comments Off on A Guide To Finding The Perfect Accessories For Your Parry Home

new home in PittsburghAccessories are like the jewelry of your home.  They are the finishing touches to a great outfit and looking for accessories for your new home in Pittsburgh will take time.  The goal is to be as efficient and resourceful as possible, while trying to get the most bang for your buck.  If you have not done a lot of accessory shopping or purchasing, you have hopefully allowed enough for them in your design budget.  You can mix high and low end design and still spend a good chunk of your overall decorating budget and not have everything that you need.  Here are some tips for making the most out of your accessory budget for your Parry home.

List:  Make a list of where you plan to go and shop.  Write down all the showrooms and shops that you love.  Don’t plan on buying everything at one location; it’s never that easy.  You want your Parry home to look collected over time, not like you purchased right off the showroom floor.  Your personality will not be found in that.

Location: Once you have made your list of stores, categorize them by location or part of town.  You will be amazed at what you can find if you explore shops outside of your usual destination.

Photos:  Take photos with you of the rooms of your Parry home to reference back to.  This will help you remember exactly what you are looking for and keep you on track.  There are so many options and things to pick from; you want to make sure they will work in your new home. Pulling out your photos will help you during your buying decisions.  If you want, you can sketch ideas right on your photos as you go along.

Inspiration:  Take photos of things that you would love to have in your home.  Bring along paint chips or fabric swatches if you have them.  The options are endless so the more you can prepare yourself the more successful you will be when you get everything back to your Parry home.

Balance:  Remember to balance color in the rooms of your Parry home, it is important to the success of the room.  If you have a little blue on your bookcase, add some blue to the other side of the room.

Purchasing accessories for your home may require that you purchase more than you think you will need.  You don’t always know in the store if the blue tray will look better or the red tray.  It is hard to judge accessories without all of the other final pieces in your home.  That is the best way to narrow down the accessories that you want in your Parry home.

Welcome in spring with a new available home!

Categories: New Homes in Pittsburgh | Posted: March 18, 2014 | Comments Off on Welcome in spring with a new available home!

home for sale in PittsburghThis rough and long past winter has left most everyone ready for the spring season. Why not start of spring right with a new home in Pittsburgh! Better yet, make it one of Parry Custom Homes available homes now on the market!

Ready to purchase, our Whispering Court home located in North Huntingdon is a beautiful traditional style home. This home is located in the Mountain Ridge Estates neighborhood, located right off of Route 30 in an ideal location.

Mountain Ridge Estates features low Westmoreland County taxes and the top rated Norwin School District. This home is centrally located to Monroeville and Downtown Pittsburgh, making it close to all the shopping, dining and entertainment Pittsburgh has to offer.

This two-story home offers four bedrooms, two and a half baths and a two-car garage built on 2,000 square feet in size. Priced under $300,000, this home offers a lot for the sticker price.

The open kitchen and eating area across the rear of the home is one of the key features that attract buyers to this home. Located across the street from 11 acres of wooded green space and the community park, this home has a beautiful view to enjoy with your coffee each morning.

As you enter the home from the front door, an open living area and an open dining room greet you with a beautiful front entry foyer staircase presented as you walk in.

When entering this home from the garage, you will be able to drop off all your belongings in the ever popular and much needed mudroom/laundry room that enters into the kitchen.

The upstairs of this home provides a wonderfully large master bedroom, along with three additional bedrooms that make this home great for a large or expanding family.

Some of the top highlights of this home include:

Structural: 2 x 6 Exterior Walls w/ R-21 Insulation & 8 Ft. Basement Height
Attractive Brick & Siding Front Facade
Maple Kitchen Cabinetry with HD Formica Countertops
Upgraded Hardwood Flooring in the Foyer, Kitchen/Eating Area
Tile Flooring in All Baths & in the Laundry & Mud Room
Plaster Interior Walls
Upgraded Wall & Trim Painting Package
Bricked Gas Fireplace
Rear Concrete Patio
Completed Driveway & Landscaping Package

If you’re interested in coming out to visit this home or would like to learn more information, give us a call at 724-863-0199 and one of our wonderful Parry employees will be happy to assist you!

Spring Organization Ideas For Your Parry Home

Categories: New Homes in Pittsburgh | Posted: March 13, 2014 | Comments Off on Spring Organization Ideas For Your Parry Home

Pittsburgh new homeWas getting organized one of your New Year’s resolutions?  Well, spring is almost here and doing things outdoors is right around the corner.  So if you haven’t gotten everything in place, here are some great examples to help you put the clutter out of sight and out of mind quickly and your Pittsburg new home can be ready when spring arrives.

 Trays:  This simple yet elegant item has so many uses and is a favorite way to organize unsightly clutter that you might find in your Parry home.  It can go from the bar area to hold anything from bottles to glasses, to the bathroom counter top to keep jars of toiletries handy.    For the office, place a tray with all those office supplies within arm’s reach.  Trays of all different colors, sizes and material can be found in almost any home store in a variety of price point.  Trays keep all those important things nearby and ready to use in a neat and contained area.

Baskets:  Baskets serve as great decoration accents for your Parry home as well as a great way to disguise clutter.  They can be used in every room of your Parry home.  In the foyer, baskets can be used to hold incoming mail or your keys or under an accent table for magazines or books.  In kid’s rooms, it is a great way to conceal all of toys that can accumulate over time.  In the office, keep all your recycling materials like newspapers and magazines.  In the living room, make sure to have various blankets and throws for everyone in the family by putting them in beautiful baskets that will also add some texture to your Parry home.  In the pantry you can never have too many baskets.  But, make sure to mix and match their design for an added stylish accent.  The use of baskets helps to keep your Parry home clean and stylish.

Wallboards:  From cork to blackboards or a mix of both, they are essential to help you keep your daily activities in order.  There are many styles to choose from to go with your Parry home décor.

There is plenty of time before spring arrives to get the inside of your Parry home in order.

How To Choose A Good Carpet For Your Parry Home

Categories: New Homes in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh New Home Builder | Posted: March 7, 2014 | Comments Off on How To Choose A Good Carpet For Your Parry Home

Pittsburgh new homeTextured Plush, Saxony and Berber carpets are just a few choices that you have to choose from when selecting carpet for your new home in Pittsburgh.  There are carpets that can be installed wall-to-wall, carpet that can be cut to size with bound edges and carpet squares.  So how do you choose a good carpet for your new Parry home?  Let’s look at some tips about selecting the right carpeting for your new home.

How much traffic will you have on the carpet?  If you plan to put a carpet in the bedroom, then it won’t have as much traffic as a carpet in the living room.

Stain resistance.  This is something to think about with any carpet, especially carpets that are going to be used in a dining room or play room where there will be a steady stream of food or possibilities for spills.

Carpet Rating.  Indoor carpeting is normally rated on a scale of one to five, with five being the highest rating.  Carpets with a four and five rating are considered the best for heavy traffic areas.

Consider wool carpet.  Wool is the highest quality of carpet you can buy for your Parry home.  Wool carpets are very expensive, but greatly out perform any other man made carpet and is naturally flame resistant.

Man made carpets would be the best choice for heavy traffic.  If you will have a high traffic area in your Parry home, then nylon would be an ideal choice due to its durability.  Nylon is stain resistant as well and repels mildew.  Polyester is another good carpet as it is easy to clean and repels water based stains.  Polyester is known for the look and feel of wool, although it is much less expensive than wool.

Color consideration.  Light colored carpets create an effect of a larger space, although they do tend to show stains more easily.  Dark carpets on the other hand tend to absorb light, giving your Parry room a cozy feeling.  Neutral colors are always a safer choice for the carpet color in your Parry home.

The carpeting you choose for your Parry home is an investment.  Purchase the highest grade that your budget will allow.