Join Us For a Builder’s Open House at Poet’s Walk

Don’t miss your last chance to live in Poet’s Walk! Join us on Sunday October 1st from 12 – 5PM for our Builder’s Open House! Our luxurious 3,700 sq. ft. Whitman Builder’s Model is the last remaining home for sale, making this your last chance to make your move!

Located right next to a private 18-hole championship golf course, Poet’s Walk is just steps away from the rolling fairways of Spring Mill Country Club. With a one-of-a-kind blend of character, beauty, individuality, and modern luxury you’ll absolutely fall in love with the Whitman floorplan in the Builder’s Model. The open living space is loaded with show home upgrades and designer options. There are four bedrooms; three full baths, and one powder room so everyone has a space to retreat. The spacious first floor owner’s suite is accompanied by a sitting room, two walk-in closets and a lavish spa bath, making it the perfect sanctuary for any couple!

The gourmet kitchen is packed with Century cabinets, granite countertops, and GE appliances, including a double oven, gas cooktop, microwave, and dishwasher. The kitchen leads to a charming breakfast nook and convenient butler’s pantry, making it perfect for any cook! Also, enjoy the luxuries of a 3-car side-entry garage with a mudroom, laundry room, formal dining room, and a library with volume ceiling on the first floor. One of the best rooms in the house is the spacious and grand 2-story family room with a gas fireplace. This room is wonderful for gathering with friends and family. You’ll be sure to entertain guests in the room for years to come. The best part is the Builder’s Model is now priced at $699,000 (was $787,444)!

Not only does the Builder’s Model offer all those amazing features, but Poet’s Walk is also an amazing private gated community that is located in historic Bucks County in the acclaimed Council Rock School District. Poet’s Walk is a peaceful retreat in every sense. The families who live here are grounded, community-driven, and have a deep appreciation for the roots of Ivyland, PA. Coupled with high-end modern design and historical charm, Poet’s Walk gives you the best of both worlds. Especially when it comes to the Builder’s Model Home. With quality workmanship and top of the line features and amenities, you don’t want to miss the final opportunity to be a part of this spectacular community!

If you’re interested and want to learn more or tour the Builder’s Model for yourself come and join us at our Builder’s Open House Sunday, October 1st from 12 – 5PM! Or call Brendan Boroski at 215.416.6621 or email wp@juddbuilders.com to learn more.

What to do in Your Free Time

If you live at Renaissance at Morgan Creek, you’ll have much more free time due to our virtually maintenance-free living. Make lasting connections with your neighbors here at Renaissance at Morgan Creek. This sought-after adult clubhouse community is situated in Quakertown, Bucks County PA. With prices that start in the upper $200,000s, you can’t go wrong with this affordable price!

Designed to accommodate the 55+ age group, Renaissance at Morgan Creek pairs lifestyle and luxury every single day. The best part of living in a Judd Builder’s community is the fact that you don’t have to worry about shoveling and outdoor maintenance. Those chores are taken care of for you!

So with all that taken care of, here’s what you can do with all of your free time.

What to Do
The clubhouse is where everything happens. Have a cocktail with friends, lunch with the grandkids, or dinner with your sweetie. There’s also a gorgeous, outdoor pool that you can enjoy in the summer months. Don’t forget to stay active and visit our fitness center in our clubhouse – and use our state-of-the-art machines or lift some weights!

In addition, we also have a library and business center available for you to enjoy! You can read a new book by our fireplace or meet with some clients in our business center at your convenience.

As part of our community, you’ll also have access to the following:

  • Pool
  • Clubhouse
  • Shuffle Board
  • Putting Green
  • Snow Removal
  • Trash Removal
  • Grass Cuttings

Living at Renaissance at Morgan Creek puts you front and center for all the best area shopping, sightseeing, and recreational opportunities. Not too far from Allentown and Bethlehem, you’re minutes away from malls, shopping centers and boutiques. The living is easy at Renaissance at Morgan Creek

If you’re looking to venture out of the community, there are plenty of things to do in Quakertown. Take a hike on the Top Rock Trail in Nockamixon State Park, sample some vino at the Unami Ridge Winery, or relax at Mollasses Creek Park.

If you want to live in a great community like this, then hurry up and contact Judd Builders today! There are currently only 4 home sites available.

Fall Decorating Tips

Summer is coming to a close, but the good news is that fall is right around the corner and you know what that means: apples, pumpkins, crisp air, hayrides and football. September 22nd marks the first day of fall, so here’s how you can incorporate the season into your home style.

Bring Warmth to a Large Space
You may love the look and feel of a cathedral or vaulted ceiling, however, it can get a bit chilly once the cooler months hit – not just in temperature, but in atmosphere too. Solve this problem by replacing the lightweight linen and cotton throw rugs, blankets and pillows of summer with richer, warmer fall shades and fabrics. Velvet, wool, cotton, chenille and cashmere are all good fabric choices, says HGTV. Look for bold reds, orange, mellow gourd green, mustard yellow, and various shades of beige and brown.

Dress up Your Porch
Instead of tossing a few boring pumpkins on your porch, make them picture-perfect. Gather some metallic glitter, white paint and leaves or ferns collected from the backyard. Paint the pumpkins white, then add glue to the leaves. Press them against the pumpkin in varying patterns, then sprinkle the glitter to cover the whole shape. This can also be a great activity for when the grand-kids come to visit! Besides who doesn’t love a little glitter?

If you have a farmer’s porch or even just a normal sized porch, add a rocking chair with a flannel throw for extra warmth. Place a basket of pumpkins nearby and a small rustic table to place tea on! For that basket of pumpkins, add a variety of sizes and colors to spice things up. Place a lace doily over the stem of a few pumpkins for an elegant touch.

If you’re not a fan of pumpkins, try a wire basket filled with birch firewood to adorn your front porch and complement it with a natural wooden bench, suggests Country Living.

Adorn Your Mantel
Your mantel is likely the centerpiece of your living room, making it a prime spot for decorating this fall. Add simple clear vases or mason jars with one crab apple branch in each. For even greater visual appeal, vary the heights of the vases you use. Craft some mantel accessories by stringing painted pine cones onto twine, says Better Homes and Gardens. Paint the tips of each pine cone with a hint of color like cranberry, gold or even burnt orange.

Get cozy this fall with these tips to warm up and decorate your home! And if you’re looking for a new home to get cozy in, call Judd Builders or browse our communities today. We would be happy to answer all of your questions about our many beautiful homes!

Tour Our Two Beautiful, Brand New Decorated Models

Save the date because one of Philadelphia’s most desirable neighborhoods, Siena Place is adding two beautiful brand new decorated models, The Elena and The Gianna! Located in the heart of Packer Park, Siena Place has its own unique blend of style, culture, and personality. There are a myriad of local attractions that are sure to keep you engaged. From sporting events to fine dining, there’s always something to experience nearby. However, as much as you’ll adore the surrounding community at Siena Place, the 3-story townhomes are as every bit as exceptional, especially The Elena and Gianna.

What makes Siena Place unique are the amazing features each model has that are worth coming home to. It’s hard to find a place where you have your own private driveway and garage, as well as 9’ ceilings, a private balcony, and a gourmet kitchen, especially in the Philadelphia area. Yet, that is what Siena Place has to offer with each model.

Starting at $499,000, The Elena has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and is approximately 2,885 square feet. When you first walk into The Elena you are graced with a spacious living room where you can easily visualize yourself relaxing day and night. Up the stairs on the second floor you’ll find the dining room overlooking the living room below, which opens up the space significantly. The large gourmet kitchen has plenty of counter space and storage making it worthy for any cook. You can even enjoy the Philadelphia skyline while prepping your meals with the attached deck.

Also don’t forget about the conveniently placed laundry room. The laundry room is quite spacious allowing you to do your laundry with ease. On the third floor you’ll find all of the luxurious bedrooms including the spacious owner’s retreat with two walk-in closets and owner’s bathroom. You’ll also find two additional bedrooms that are served by a hall bath. Each room has endless possibilities and can be fashioned to your needs and or desires. Once you walk into The Elena it’s easy to visualize your dream house coming to life, making life living in Siena Place extremely alluring.

Starting at $534,900, The Gianna has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and is approximately 2,896 square feet. The minute you step foot in The Gianna you are welcomed by a wonderful open concept living room, dining room, and kitchen, making the space extremely inviting. However, nestled in the back corner is a breakfast area where you can sit and enjoy your meals.

On the second floor you’ll find the owner’s suite, with two walk-in closets, a luxurious owner’s bath, and a cozy balconette, creating your own personal retreat. Also on the second floor is a roomy bedroom with an optional grand bay window. With easy access to the bathroom and laundry room, this space has countless possibilities. On the third floor is a spacious family room, perfect for gathering with friends and family. Don’t forget about the third floor deck that connects to the family room! It’s the perfect place to enjoy warm summer nights and crisp fall evenings. The third bedroom and bath is also located on the third floor. Like many of the spaces in The Gianna, there are countless possibilities that this room has to offer. Whether it be an office, study, or bedroom, you’ll have the perfect space to fit your needs.

If that doesn’t paint a picture for you, join us at our Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, September 23rd from 12-4 pm at 2300 Hartranft Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145 and tour The Elena and Gianna for yourself and get a glimpse of the luxurious lifestyle that Siena Place has to offer! Our Sales Office is open every Monday, Thursday – Saturday from 11 AM-5 PM and Sunday from 12-5 PM. For more information, contact Sales Manager, Denise Homich at 215.339.5390.

How to Get You and Your Child School Ready

The new school year can be a very stressful time for you and your child, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are a multitude of things to consider and keep in mind to make the transition easier. Here are some tips to help you ease your way into the new school year and stay organized.

Update Medical Records
Many schools require and up-to-date medical record of your child. So it is imperative that you to get this done as soon as possible.

Set Up a Bedtime and Wake-up Time and Stick To It
This is a great way to get you and your kids used to the new school routine. Make sure to set up an appropriate bedtime and wake-up time and stick to it. You and your child will adjust accordingly.

Plan Healthy Lunches and Snacks Ahead of Time
One of the easiest ways to stay organized throughout the school year is to pack lunches ahead of time. Know what you’ll need for the week and pack ahead of time. Not only will this save you time, but it’ll make your day less stressful.

Keep a Family Calendar
Keeping a calendar full of upcoming events will make your life easier. With the school year approaching, there will be plenty of events and meetings to attend. Make sure you don’t miss any of the action by always being prepared!

Establish Limits and Clear Rules for Behavior
Depending on your child’s age, it’s always good to establish certain rules and standards about their behavior. Hold them accountable for having their homework done and doing their chores around the house. It is good to set these standards now so they know what is expected of them.

Grant Your Child a Degree of Freedom
It is absolutely essential to grant children a degree of freedom when making their own decisions. This can help them become better adept at dealing with their fears and other emotions. Let them choose what clubs or activities they want to be involved in or what sport or instrument they want to play. No matter what, they will be gaining great personal skills that they can use in the future.

Set Goals For The School Year — Other Than Good Grades
Every parent wants to see their child get good grades, but set other goals for your children to achieve throughout the school year. This will prepare your child and kick start their successful school year. However, don’t get too carried away and create too many goals for your child you don’t want them to get too stressed out!

5 Trendy Backsplash Ideas

Backsplashes are often utilized as a complementary element of kitchens and bathrooms. This is where you can let your personal style shine. The best thing about backsplashes is that you have limitless options. HGTV points out that tile remains the most popular backsplash material but natural stone is a close second. From mosaics to solids, transform your kitchen with these trendy backsplash ideas. What will YOUR statement be?

Marble offset by wallpaper
It may sound like an odd choice, but it works. Especially in an all-white kitchen. Try a shiny white Carrara marble backsplash offset on both sides by floral wallpaper for a whimsical touch.

Reclaimed Wood
This style will make your kitchen standout. Add some rustic charm to your home by using reclaimed woods as your backsplash. If your kitchen features stainless steel appliances, this is a great way to warm up your kitchen while also remaining trendy.

Mirror image
Add a reflective finish to your wall with mirror panels that can pull double duty. Not only are they pretty, they can make a large kitchen seem even larger. Offset the mirrors with white marble countertops to finish off the look.

Tin sheets
Once a budget-friendly ceiling feature in old country homes, tin sheets in decorative stamped designs are making a comeback – this time as backsplashes. Pair your tin backsplash with white cabinets and counters to create a light and airy feel.

Tile texture
If you have a sleek, modern, and neutral kitchen, add a bit of contrast with a sculptural limestone backsplash. This will bring texture and depth to your kitchen and works well with light-wood cabinets and quartz countertops.

Like these ideas? Incorporate your own unique touch to your home with Judd Builders. Best of all, whether you’re looking to build a home to put your own personal touches on or looking to give your current home a fresh feel, there are plenty of ways to liven up your kitchen backsplash! The tips above hopefully will help you capture your personal style and create a truly one-of-a-kind kitchen. Here at Judd Builders, we give you the quality you expect, and the home you deserve. Call Judd Builders today to learn more.

Transform Your Dining Room

Looking to create a more dynamic or dramatic dining room setting? There are plenty of ways to upgrade and transform your room. These are rooms that tend to get overlooked when we decorate, as they are usually more formal and aren’t used as much. Here are some of the latest styles to help give your dining room a fresh look.

The Statement Table
This is understandably the focal point of the room. Instead of a traditional wood rectangular dining room table, go with a trestle table, which gets it inspiration from the Middle Ages. Check out this trestle table from Country Living. You’ll see the framework, legs, and table length lend a communal feel to this dining room. The Medieval aspect is fully fleshed out with the ornate wrought iron chandelier hanging above.

The Dynamic Color Combo
Blue and white is a popular combination that harks back to ancient Persia, manifesting itself in designs from England, the Netherlands, Mexico, France, China and India. This timeless palette can be augmented with linens, tablecloths, pottery and china. You can even extend the trend to throw pillows for chairs in the corner, or creative prints and unique artwork to adorn the walls.

The Farmhouse Feel
Create a rustic and cozy dining setting with the help of a wooden farmhouse table. With the table as the centerpiece of your dining room, you can then accent it with some woven chairs and greenery to bring the outside in. To set the entire room together, up-cycle a vintage chandelier to make a bold and beautiful statement above your table.

The Black and White DIY
The black and white room trend is becoming quite popular, where you can mix and match local items with one or two high-end pieces. For small dining rooms, purchase black chairs and table then add a white runner. Accent the table with black and white place settings. Frame some black and white photos in black trim and add a white vase in the center of the table. Once your tablescape and accents are all in place, it’s time to consider wall colors!  Balance the stark black and white décor with a touch of color like a muted mustard yellow.

Want to transform your dining room? With a home from Judd Builders, you get a beautiful brand new home to transform into your ideal home. For new buyers, you can work with our team to design the dining room of your dreams! And for those who have been settled into your Judd Builders home for a while now, take a fresh look and update your dining room with these tips.

To Build or Not To Build: Three Things To Consider

To build or not to build, that is the question.

When buying home it’s important for all homebuyers to ask themselves: Do I want to buy a pre-owned house or do I want to build? It’s important to weigh your options, but building a new home comes with so many wonderful perks. You can find the perfect property in a community that fits your lifestyle requirements. Still, building a new home is a major decision, and here are three things to think about before you make the big move to build.

Efficiency in the Build Process
There are countless things to consider when building a home, however there are common misconceptions about building a new home. Many people believe that they can close on a pre-owned home faster than building a new one, but very often this is not the case. Here at Judd Builders, we take great pride in the efficiency of our building process. The homebuyer’s experience takes precedence during the course of home construction. We offer unparalleled personal service and design throughout the whole building process in order to ensure the homebuyers happiness and peace of mind. So, don’t hesitate to build a new and personalized home, just make sure you choose a builder like Judd who will take care of you throughout the whole experience.

Location, Location, Location
When it comes to building a home, the most important aspect of home buying is location, location, location. Yes, you can find a pre-owned home in a good neighborhood, but when you build a new home at a planned community they are often built in up-and-coming neighborhoods. When deciding where to build, you’ll find that all of our communities are nestled in sought after areas that offer many amenities. From great school districts to the very best recreation, it’s hard to find better locations and experiences than those offered by Judd Builders.

Interior Design Tailored Specifically for You
Homebuyers can personalize a pre-owned home to an extent, but it takes time, money, and effort – and you’re on your own. When you elect to build a new home you can completely personalize it with the full help and support of Judd Builders. Our team will help you through the process as you design your dream home so that it perfectly reflects you! Get fun with color or get chic with fixtures, cabinets, and granite countertops, whatever you have in mind we want to help you achieve it.

These are just a few things to consider when deciding whether to build a new home. Don’t be afraid to explore the option, you might find that your dream house is waiting to be built!

If you have any questions about the building process or our quick delivery homes, please feel free to contact us. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!