Best Paint Colors for Your New Home

“Even castles in the sky can do with a fresh coat of paint.”- Haruki Murakami

One of the most exciting parts of building your dream home is being able to be involved in the decision making process from the beginning.  Choosing the right paint color is a big decision and one that can influence the feel of an entire room.  There is actually a psychology behind certain colors that can effect everything from your mood, to your appetite.    The hues chosen for a room’s walls and ceiling can help determine whether your interior design is a hit or miss.  Here are a few color psychology tips to keep in mind when planning your home’s color scheme.

Bright colors—that is, vibrant shades of green and blue, yellow, and orange provide an expansive feeling. These are friendly, happy colors that encourage communication and are therefore especially welcome in the dining area and kitchen. 

Dark colors, such as red, purple, blue, and dark shades of green, can have a constricting and gloomy effect. But when applied in the right place or as accent elements, they can help convey comfort and security. Red raises the energy level of a room, but it may also make people more irritable and hostile—so it’s not a good choice for a child’s room. Use it as an accent rather than a base room color. Gray should be avoided for the dining area and kitchen—unless you want to dampen your appetite.

Orange and yellow hues raise the perceived temperature of a room and encourage creativity. For that reason, they’re best used in play rooms and offices because they inspire activity — avoid them in rooms meant for relaxation, like the bedroom.

Colors such as icy blues and greens have a calming effect. They are especially well-suited for bedrooms; they help you to go to bed relaxed in the evening and wake up refreshed the next morning. While icy blues are relaxing, navy blue has a different effect.  This color inhibits people’s willingness to communicate; do not use it in living and dining areas where conversation and communication are encouraged.

It may seem overwhelming to narrow down all the color choices but thankfully The Spruce has consulted decorating experts and compiled a list of tried and true color schemes so you can’t go wrong!  From Gentlemen’s Gray to Red Delicious Red; there is a shade to fit the feeling you want in every room of your new home!

Still undecided about what color to choose or unsure of how the final product will look?  Sherwin Williams has you covered!  You can upload a photo of your space to their Personal Color Viewer and choose from any of their paint colors to get a feel of what your rooms will look like!  Building a new home has never been more fun! 

The New Home Building Process

“You can’t build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you’re going to have a strong superstructure.”- Gordon B. Hinckley

At McAdams Homes, we pride ourselves in out commitment to quality and attention to details and that is the foundation of how we approach the home building process. We know that building a home can be one of the most important decisions you make for your family and therefore can be one of the most stressful. Luckily for you, you have a team of experts on your side to help you through the process. We have fine tuned the process in a way that saves the home owner money and expedites the completion time. Our average time frame from start to finish is 120 days. Imagine, you could be just months away from the home of your dreams! Read on to find out how we make it all happen!

It all starts with our Pre-Construction Design Meeting. This is where all of your needs and wants are addressed and factored into the design plan. Come prepared with questions and concerns and our team will make sure you have all the information you need. We will explain every step of the sales process, construction and all pertinent warranty information to ensure you know exactly what to expect. You can use this time to review the Selection Sheet Documentation and the Construction Checklist so we know we have everything perfected to your specifications.

Once the construction is complete, we move on to what’s next on our checklist…making sure you love every detail of your new home! Our Quality Assurance Representative will conduct a walk-through of your new home, leaving no detail overlooked. You will be given a thorough demonstration of all of your homes systems to ensure that everything is up to our high standard of quality and functionality. You will receive the McAdams Homes warranty manual and our promise to provide you with the best service in keeping your home on excellent condition!

Now for the day you’ve been waiting for…the closing! No need to feel anxious about the big day; you have a dream team of key players on your side! We will work closely with your real estate agent and make sure that everyone involved stays informed and prepared. We are always available to answer questions and solve any challenges that may arise. Our goal is to take the stress out of the situation so you can enjoy your family’s big day!

Our desire to make sure we exceed your expectations doesn’t just end when the closing is over. In a year, after you have settled in and made your new house a home, we will reach out to you for a 1 Year Follow Up. A Warranty Representative will come out for a visit to go over any concerns or issues you may have with your new home in southeastern NC. Feel free to make a list of anything you think may need to be repaired or addressed. Your satisfaction is a top priority for our team and we will be by your side every step of the way. So, take that first step today!

5 Concerns When Building A New Home

“It takes hands to build a house but only hearts can build a home.”

At McAdams Homes we put our hearts into every home we build ensuring that you have the best possible experience and that experience starts by addressing all your concerns and easing your mind about the home building process. Here are some of our most commonly asked questions:

Q: How do I pick a home builder?
A: Easy, when you pick a McAdams Homes neighborhood like The Landing at Lewis Creek you are working with our team of professionals. You don’t have to search around to find another builder. Our team is knowledgeable about every aspect of the building process and will guide you every step of the way!

Q: Are new home prices set in stone?
A: Yep, in our communities you don’t have to worry about negotiating for the best price because our homes come with the best price already! Our homes are some of the most affordably priced houses in Southeastern NC. We guarantee you we will exceed your expectations and make sure you get more for your money!

Q: Do I have to use the builder’s mortgage lender?
A: No, you don’t; but we have a great network of lender and mortgage professionals like BB&T Trust and Guaranteed Rate that we work with that understand all the ins and outs of building a new home. Still, the choice is yours!

Q: Do I have to build my home from scratch?
A: Nope, only if you want to! Often times, we have model homes or spec homes available. Model homes are usually staged so that you can get a feel for how the home will live. Spec homes are usually complete or almost complete, so you can walk through them and see if you like the feel of the home. However, you can usually still make some selections along the way such as hardware, paint colors, etc. The possibilities are endless and we are always willing to work with you!

Q: What if something goes wrong?
A: Our Quality Assurance Representative will walk through your home with a comprehensive checklist to verify our high attention to detail, the functionality and construction of your home. Your Quality Assurance Representative will provide you with a detailed demonstration of your home systems, a review of the McAdams Homes warranty manual and will discuss other useful information to make sure you are 100% satisfied. We will escort you through your new home and help rectify any issues identified to make sure that all is well before you move into your new home!

Work with a Trusted Builder

Building a new home is one of the largest investments most people will make in their lifetime, so it is important to get it right the first time. Choosing the best custom home builder for you and your home is essential to its success. As in any relationship, there needs to be trust and clear, honest communication. At McAdams Homes, we pride ourselves on these values and on consistently exceeding our customers’ expectations!

The homeowner/homebuilder relationship should be a close one. You are collaborators on a very personal project, and a trusted builder should show genuine commitment and desire to be your trusted advocate through the entire journey. They need to care about your home as if they were building it for their family, and they need to handle your resources with as much respect and responsibility as if they were their own. How do you know when you’ve found a builder like this? Above all, they will take the time to ask questions. They will listen to what’s important to you, and then adopt those priorities. Being trustworthy and service oriented is the approach we take with all of our customers at McAdams Homes!

There is a lot about new homebuilding that can only be learned by experience. The more experience the better! You want a builder with a history of happy customers and beautiful homes behind them. It also means that when problems crop up, an experienced builder will be able to solve them quickly and effectively because they’ve pretty much seen it all before. Finally, you also want a strong and experienced team. The McAdams Homes team is comprised of some of the best in the business and has a fantastic dynamic that results in customer satisfaction across the board.

Hand-in-hand with experience goes a proven track record. McAdams Homes has a stellar reputation with past clients and past collaborators. Healthy relationships are the lifeblood of the new home construction business, and we are proud of our ability to maintain these relationships! Don’t want to take our word for it? Take it from some of our many satisfied customers…

“Building with McAdams Homes has been the most pleasant experience. They went above and beyond our expectations in every way. They truly care about the home owners and the product they deliver. They offer a lot of things standard that other builders charge extra for. During our walkthrough we requested some things that we thought was a little over the top, but I figured it never hurts to ask, and they did everything we requested! Blown away by their service and the house they built for us. We highly recommend using McAdams Homes.”
– Chaffin Santos

“McAdams are great builders and customer satisfaction is high on their priority. We are very pleased with our experience as a first-time builder and homeowner. We strongly recommend buying at the Landing.”
– Marcus Santos