Joyner Homes Team Spotlight – Lisa Cole
May 15, 2019    POSTED IN  About Us

Today I want to introduce you to one of our New Home Specialists, Lisa Cole. She is one of the girls you want to talk to when interested in building a new home with us. You’ll most often find her at the Summerset model home, located at 1562 Summerwood Blvd, off of Blue Road. If that address doesn’t come up on a map search, just follow the signs, you can’t miss it! You can add Lisa’s contact info to your phone from this link!

How long have you worked at Joyner Homes?
It will be a year in July!

What do you do at JH?
I’m a New Home Specialist.  I get to help our customers find different locations to build and find the perfect floorplan.  We do lots of talking and getting to know each other, so we can make sure we’re making all the right choices and build their dream home!  It’s a super fun part of the process!

If you could switch jobs with someone in Joyner Homes, who would it be? Why?
I actually wouldn’t want to switch with anyone!  I love getting to know our homeowners! 😊

What 3 words would you use to describe Joyner Homes?
Fun.  Smart.  Quality.

What do you do when you’re not at work?
My husband and I are normally at our kid’s sporting events or hanging with friends.  If we’re not doing those things, we are normally hanging out at home and watching one of our favorite shows which include The Office, Game of Thrones, or Shark Tank.  I also love watching The Bachelor/Bachelorette!  Yes – sometimes the couples do stay together…just look at Trista and Ryan! Ha!

What random facts can you share with us?
I used to be a personal trainer and group fitness instructor!  I still teach one spin class every week!  I LOVE to clean!  A full day of being at home and cleaning makes me giddy and gives me butterflies!

Are you messy or organized?
Very organized!  Messiness stresses me out!

What’s your favorite outside activity?
Gardening or outdoor workouts.  We also like to hang out as a family outside and play four square or swim in our pool!

If you could change something about today’s youth, what would it be? Alternately, what excites you about today’s young generation?
It makes me sad seeing kids so attached to devices and social media.  I wish we could get a better grasp on how to make life not so dependent on that.  I love seeing our youth making a difference in the world!  Kids are getting more and more involved in activities and events that have less to do with them and more to do with helping others.  It’s so cool!

What would you tell your 13-year old self?
You’re going to make mistakes, but you will be just fine! 😊

How do you define success?
If someone describes you as “A person who would give you the shirt off their back!”

I hope you enjoyed the first part of our member spotlight! I’ll trickle through the entire team in the next several weeks ….. in the meantime, you can see and read more about who we are HERE. Stop by and meet Lisa at the model home and let her show you around …. We actually have a home ready to move in to, the beautiful Asheville in McKenzie Glen, that she can also show you around!

 

How to Change Up Your Walls Without Paint
May 13, 2019    POSTED IN  Character RichHomeHome Maintenance

Photo by heather bozman from Pexels

 

Is it time for a change in your home, but this time, you don’t want to get out a can of paint? There are many other fun, unique options that can change the look of a wall.

Hang a macrome on the wall. Popular in the 70s, these are coming back, and there are many different sizes and styles that you can choose from!
-Line a wall with tiles of cork — this gives an old wall a unique and natural look.
-Turn your wall into a map … get as large as you can to fill the area you need filled.
-Pick a small wall and fill it with photos … these could be your own photographs, in collage-style, overlapping one another. Or it could be pages from a magazine that you are drawn to. Include some quotes that make you feel better. Get carefree and have fun with this, perfection is not key here, but rather including lots of variations of things that make you happy. Use colorful washi tape to hang all of your fun photos and quotes.
-Another inexpensive option is to hang a tapestry on one wall. There are many options, patterns and colors available. It can immediately dress up a room.
Chalkboard wall – this is always a fun option and it allows the kids to actually draw on the walls.
Apply Washi Tape in patterns over a wall. Check out this Pinterest site ….. the creativity done from tape is amazing! Here is another really cool site with ideas on how to
use this tape in your home.

Temporary wallpaper — this is a great way to spruce up a wall and you can do it yourself! When you grow tired of it, take it down.
-Big canvases or framed prints of art will always look good. I always recommend going bigger than what you think ….. an 8×10 or 11×14 never looks quite right on a
wall unless you have a grouping of prints.
Peel-and-Stick Confetti – the great thing about this idea, is you can strategically place stickers over nicks or nail holes.
-Cover the wall with a bright, fun curtain. While curtains are made to cover windows, obviously, they can make a fun addition to a wall, similar to a tapestry.

Hopefully these are some fun ideas that you can integrate into sprucing up a small area of your home that you may be itching to change. Check out our website for lots of ideas and inspiration for homes if you are considering building. Stop in and talk to Emily or Lisa at our model home any day of the week from 12pm-5pm to see which one of our floor plans would work best for you!

 

What Zone Are You In?
May 8, 2019    POSTED IN  HomeHome Maintenance

Now that the weather is finally warming up, we can start thinking about gardening and getting our hands in the dirt! My mom always says it’s safe to start buying plants after Mother’s Day, which is this weekend! While I constantly strive to keep plants alive, I always enjoy a colorful and well-groomed yard. I think it’s a skill that some people are fortunate to have, while many of us need some nudges and advice and a helping hand whenever possible 🙂

Something to consider when you head out to the nursery, or if you order plants online (yes, I just ordered a plant online from Amazon the other day!) — what hardiness zone are you in? You may be asking yourself, what even is a hardiness zone? It’s a category the USDA utilizes to divide sections of the country based on weather patterns. If you select a plant that doesn’t fall into your planting zone, be prepared to have struggles keeping it alive from one year to the next. Keep the planting zones in mind with trees, shrubs, and perennials as the cold can negatively affect them if they’re planted in a different zone.

Aside from considering hardiness zones when looking at plants, also think about the amount of sun that will hit the plant, wind, typical rainfall, humidity, and urban heat.

A great link that I found about hardiness zones can be found HERE. Dive into their website, and you can order plants there, too …. click on Shop from their main page, enter your zip code, and it will pull up plants that fall within your hardiness zone. BAM!

Alternately, find your location on this USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map. You may even find that zones in your area may vary within the same county! Once you know your hardiness zone, you can purchase plants based on this rating, as they consider how cold each region gets in the winter.

So, why don’t you get out this weekend and purchase your Mother a plant for Mother’s Day!? See some local nurseries below :

Marlin Plant Kingdom

Sunnyside Greenhouses

Frady’s Nursery

Well’s Nursery

Landscaping is one thing to consider when you build your new home. Did you know that Summerset is a Patio Home Community here in Greenfield? The great thing about Summerset is the sidewalks throughout the community, and we handle mowing and fertilizing your lawn, as well as snow removal in the winter. This will allow for you more time to plant your annuals and perennials, and then get away from the cold in the winter time! The lots are selling quickly … we only have 11 left! Reach out to Lisa or Emily today to talk about reserving your own lot! The model home in Summerset is open daily from 12:00-5:00.