Category Archives: Tips

5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Back to School

I can’t believe it’s already back to school season! The summer is such an active time for us and the buzz of happy new homeowners settling into their homes has been flowing through our neighborhoods! Many new families have moved into a Silverthorne home this summer and we have loved...

Which upgrades are worth it?

“Where should I spend my money?” – One of the most common questions we hear when someone is looking to add customization to their home. Building a new home is a large investment, and you’re going to want to make sure you have everything you need, and most of what...

Save Green by Going Green: How the ZIP System Prioritizes Efficiency

If you drove through North Grove Crossings you might think we are still celebrating St. Patrick’s day, but those green houses pop up all year round and is one of the ways we provide quality construction to build an efficient home. After exploring different options, we discovered the ZIP System. The ZIP System is a...

2017 Color Trends

Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color,  has identified Greenery to be the color of the year in 2017. If you’re anything like me, green is not the first color you would think to paint your walls! I get it – it’s “natures neutral” and some people can make it work. But the...

10 Frequently asked questions about homebuilding

Where do you build? We currently build in Illinois and Iowa. In Illinois we have lots in two Sycamore neighborhoods – North Grove Crossings and Sycamore Creek;  Oak Creek – Genoa, IL, and Prairie Ridge – Hampshire, IL. In Iowa, we are developing the Timber’s Edge – Leclaire, IA community and have built...

Prepare your home for Fall

Fall is officially here!  This means cooler temperatures, rainier weather and lots of debris from trees and bushes going dormant. We want you and your home to be well prepared all the way through winter, so we’re here to share some tips and tricks you can start crossing off your...
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