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Be Inspired: Elegant Staircases

Be Inspired: Elegant Staircases

If you're considering a two-story home, like the newly-introduced Castleberry, or a ranch-style home, like the number one seller of 2016 - The Bettendorf, you'll have many design choices ahead of you! One choice in particular that can easily add some character to your...

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Top Trends From 2016

Top Trends From 2016

Happy New Year! We are excited to start off 2017 with four contracts already signed! Yes, that's right - you can build in the winter months, and sometimes, you'll find a great promotion or offer when doing so! This past year, we watched as 36 houses were completed and...

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Designing a Forever Home

Designing a Forever Home

When buying or building a new home, most people are looking to find something that they can keep forever. From the variety of selections to the efficiency of your home, we strive to deliver you a home that will last you a lifetime. We pride ourselves in offering...

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Should I build a one or two-story home?

Should I build a one or two-story home?

When beginning the search for a home, one decision you will have to make to help narrow down all of the choices, is deciding if you want a one-story or two-story home. But how do you decide? What are the benefits and drawbacks to each? There are advantages to both...

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Be Inspired: Cozy Fireplaces

Be Inspired: Cozy Fireplaces

Every year as the winter weather blows in and temperatures starts to drop, we look for ways to add a touch of heat and delight to our homes. If you’re currently living in a newly constructed Silverthorne Home, you can easily achieve this as many of our homes come...

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10 Frequently asked questions about homebuilding

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 -...

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What to consider when buying land

What to consider when buying land

The process of building your home on your lot begins with the land you love. If you are looking to buy land in your dream location, it's a good idea to work with a professional to review the lot for some common things you may overlook that could cause costly issues as...

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Prepare your home for Fall

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...

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What’s next after signing the contract? (Part 3)

What’s next after signing the contract? (Part 3)

Here we are, my favorite part of the entire process - it's time to turn your house into a home! We have secured the permit, poured a strong foundation, built the walls and protected your home. On the outside, the house looks like it could be complete, but on the...

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What’s next after signing the contract? (Part 2)

What’s next after signing the contract? (Part 2)

The Walls Go Up Last week we talked about the first stage of the home building process that often seems like an eternal waiting period, especially since you're so excited about this new season of life! The next stage in the process is one of the most fascinating to...

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What’s next after signing the contract? (Part 1)

What’s next after signing the contract? (Part 1)

When does the building start? You’ve done all the work, you’ve taken the time to research what type of house you want, what features are most important to you, sorted your needs-wants-must haves list and made your decision to work with us to build your dream home....

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Our standards are their upgrades

Our standards are their upgrades

I came across an article about upgrading a builder's home and thought, "wouldn't it be nice to not have to upgrade what you pay thousands of dollars for"? And as I scrolled through Pinterest, I kept seeing “DIY upgrades for builder standards,” "upgrade builder...

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Your home, on your lot

Your home, on your lot

Do you have a dream location, a dream floor plan, or both? At Silverthorne Homebuilders, we are ready to work with you to help build your house on your lot or you can browse through our floor plans to find one that will fit well in your desired location. The process...

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Be inspired! Spice up your kitchen with a backsplash

Be inspired! Spice up your kitchen with a backsplash

A backsplash creates a finishing touch and is a great way to add a splash of color to transform the personality of a space. It can often be challenging to pick out the right tile design and find a style that works for you. Be inspired by some of our previous...

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Why granite is our standard surface

Why granite is our standard surface

Granite is the standard surface selection for all Silverthorne kitchen and bathroom counters. It was selected because of its durability, ease of maintenance, and, of course, the gorgeous look. Granite is a practical and sustainable choice that emphasizes quality and...

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Announcing: Exclusive New Floor Plans for LeClaire, IA

Announcing: Exclusive New Floor Plans for LeClaire, IA

Historical homes, beautiful scenery, convenient access to major cities, all tucked away in family-friendly LeClaire, IA. When looking for new building locations, we consider what you and other future homeowners are looking for, and after careful evaluation, Public...

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