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INTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

HAUNTING YOUR HOUSE FOR HALLOWEEN

PUBLISHED ON: 10/16/2021Getting your home prepped for a SPOOK-tacular Halloween season? Start with a few pointers from us over here at Cresleigh Homes! Read on for the best tricks and treats to make your house the most festive and *haunted* of all.

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THREE WAYS TO KEEP YOUR KITCHEN CLEAN

PUBLISHED ON: 10/01/2021Admit it, you’re a month into your children finally returning to school and the routine has every bit of your house cleaning backlogged.

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5 LOW-LIGHT HOUSEPLANTS TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR SPACE

PUBLISHED ON: 09/03/2021Houseplants are an easy way to take a room to the next level. In fact, some studies show that certain houseplants can even cleanse the oxygen in your home, improving your mood and making you more productive. We think maybe our home office could benefit from a new plant… or five.

INTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

5 WAYS TO MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS

PUBLISHED ON: 08/20/2021 Just moved in to a new home and wondering how to break the ice with your new neighbors? Here are five tips on how to get the conversation started.

EXTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

THREE TIPS FOR STYLING YOUR PATIO

PUBLISHED ON: 08/06/2021 You may be downsizing your home, approaching a big life transition or the kids may just be returning to school: no matter the reason, we know that the need to declutter your life is REAL and the most effective ways to do that aren’t always obvious.

INTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

TACKLING KITCHEN CLUTTER

PUBLISHED ON: 07/09/2021 It happens to the best of us — that large counter space was everything you dreamed of when you moved in, but it’s now been covered in stacks of old documents or recipes that you’ve been meaning to try.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

WELCOME HOME!

PUBLISHED ON: 06/11/2021We build each home like our own and we truly mean this. Today we’re sharing 5 of our most visited “Community Spotlight” blog posts to take a closer look at our California communities and what each one offers. Looking to make a move to California? You must check these out. Make sure to get in touch and leave us a comment!

EXTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

COOL DOWN WITH THESE 5 WATER FEATURE IDEAS

PUBLISHED ON: 05/28/2021Summer is upon us and the temperatures are only going up from here. Looking for ways to cool down without the investment of a backyard swimming pool? Check out these 5 water feature ideas.

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8 WAYS TO TURN YOUR HOME INTO A STAYCATION RESORT

PUBLISHED ON: 05/21/2021After the year we’ve all had, we are all likely well-acquainted with getting creative in regards to a staycation if not totally burnt out on being at home. So how to shake things up a bit and make your home-away-from-home feel like an *actual* vacation? We’ve got all the pointers for you today.

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10 SECRETS TO A GREAT SMELLING HOME

PUBLISHED ON: 05/14/2021Always wonder everyone else’s home seems to smell as amazing as the look? Today we’re breaking down our top 10 secrets to having a great smelling home. Let’s dive in shall we?

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHALK PAINT

PUBLISHED ON: 05/7/2021All this warm weather not only allows us to get outside to enjoy our gardens, it also allows those of us who LOVE crafting an opportunity to bust out our paints, scoop up that old, wooden, vintage find on Craigslist and get to work.

INTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

HOW TO STORE YOUR POTS AND PANS

PUBLISHED ON: 04/30/2021Let’s be honest. No matter how much storage space you have in your kitchen, it is as if your pots and pans have a mind of their own always resulting in a cluttered mess. Today we’re talking all about storage solutions. Let’s dive in!

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

WELCOME TO RESIDENCE TWO AT MILLS STATION

PUBLISHED ON: 04/23/2021Welcome Home! Today we’re taking a closer look at Residence Two over at Mills Station. Located in sunny Rancho Cordova, CA. Looking for a two story home with all the conveniences of a one story? Then look no further!

EXTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

Three Home Maintenance Projects to Tackle This April

PUBLISHED ON: 04/16/2021April brings warmer weather and with it, the ability to tackle some of those house projects that sit and wait for our attention alllll winter long.

EXTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

HOW TO START YOUR OWN SALAD GARDEN

PUBLISHED ON: 04/09/2021Most salad greens are cool weather crops making April the PERFECT time to start planting that salad garden you’ve always dreamed of.. And we’ve got great news: it’s even easier than you think!

INTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

SPRUCE UP YOUR PET’S SPACE WITH THESE MINIMALIST ORGANIZERS

PUBLISHED ON: 04/02/2021We all know the feeling: with the responsibility of pet-ownership comes the responsibility of cleaning up after them. And if you’ve owned a cat or dog you know the great deal of toys and accessories they come with.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

WELCOME TO RESIDENCE TWO AT BRIGHTON STATION

PUBLISHED ON: 03/26/2021With 3-4 Bedrooms + 3 Bathrooms, Residence Two at Brighton Station is the ideal family home. Say goodbye to crowded bathroom sharing, a lack of privacy, and cluttered spaces – this floor plan offers plenty of room to spread out.

INTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

FRESHEN UP FOR SPRING WITH THESE FLOWER ARRANGING TIPS

PUBLISHED ON: 03/19/2021When winter starts to feel as if it will never end, you know it’s time to shake things up a bit. Today we’re doing just that with… you guessed it…. freshly cut stems. Read on for tips and tricks on how to make freshly cut winter/spring blooms look just right in a vase and remind you that Spring is indeed, right around the corner.

EXTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

WATCH YOUR GARDEN THRIVE WITH THIS EASY TRICK

PUBLISHED ON: 03/12/2021No matter how much we want to believe that our garden is thriving because of our pottery choices, the actual secret to a thriving garden is nutritious soil. And while we all may know that, it’s difficult to know where to start.

INTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

PAINT TRENDS TO REFRESH YOUR GREAT ROOM

PUBLISHED ON: 03/05/2021It’s a proven fact that your environment can affect your mood. So whether home has become your entire world or you’re one of the essential workers helping our world run, we think you deserve a relaxing space to decompress in at the end of the day.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

WELCOME TO RESIDENCE ONE AT BLUFFS

PUBLISHED ON: 02/26/2021This cul-de-sac community was so popular, Phase 1 sold out! But don’t worry, Phase 2 will be here soon. In the meantime, you could check out Riverside and Meadows, both of which are also located at Plumas Ranch and actively selling!

EXTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

5 LANDSCAPING MISTAKES TO AVOID

PUBLISHED ON: 02/19/2021It may be a little early to actually get your hands in the dirt and start creating your spring yard, but it’s never too early to start planning. We’re firm believers that the best plan is a well thought-out one. But what if your plans are doomed from the get-go?

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

HOW TO SET YOUR TABLE LIKE A PRO

PUBLISHED ON: 02/12/2021Whether you’re planning something fancy for you and your immediate family, or are setting up a Zoom dinner date, it’s always a good idea to brush up on your table setting skills. Once you master these basic tips, you’ll be ready to decorate for any season!

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

HOW LIVING IN A CRESLEIGH HOME SAVES YOUR ENERGY BILL

PUBLISHED ON: 02/05/2021By now, we’re sure you’re familiar with the unique choice available to you when buying and planning your new Cresleigh home. Many of our floor plans offer optional fourth bedrooms, shower/bathtub switch, or a den/dining room modification. But did you know that no matter which Cresleigh home you pick, you’ll be taking advantage of the most recent energy-saving technology in the homebuilding industry?

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

WELCOME TO RESIDENCE ONE AT MEADOWS

PUBLISHED ON: 01/29/2021Our community at Plumas Ranch features cozy homes nestled minutes away from Sacramento and Yuba City. The first home in this neighborhood, Residence One at Cresleigh Meadows, is 2,054 square feet of single story living. The open concept design includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two car garage plus workshop.

EXTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

MAKE A STATEMENT WITH THESE OUTDOOR PLANTERS

PUBLISHED ON: 01/22/2021This year we’re especially fond of incorporating color wherever we can — both inside and out. No matter your backyard vision, you’re sure to find exactly the right planter you’re looking for with a little digging. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite finds to help you get started.

INTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

A HOMEOWNER’S GUIDE TO STARTING 2021 STRONG

PUBLISHED ON: 01/15/2021We’ve just about made it through the first month of the new year, and it has us thinking: can we do more to ensure this year is the best year ever? The answer, of course, is always “YES!”

INTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

FRESHEN UP YOUR HOME WITH MOOD-BOOSTING DECOR

PUBLISHED ON: 01/08/2021Every time the new year rolls around, there are many people committed to becoming something different.

PRACTICAL HOMEBUYER TIPS

HOW TO SET NEW YEAR’S INTENTIONS

PUBLISHED ON: 12/31/2020It’s the time of year when we can reflect on the past year and set goals for the new one! First on our list today: hash out what we want to get out of this year.

INTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

5 FESTIVE CHRISTMAS DECOR IDEAS

PUBLISHED ON: 12/18/2020We all know much of this year has been…well, a lot of the same. So we thought it would be fun to change things up with fresh holiday decor ideas!

INTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

THE PERFECT GIFTS FOR SUCCULENT LOVERS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

PUBLISHED ON: 12/11/2020We all have at least one friend who is succulent-obsessed, and in recent years they’ve become a houseplant staple! Succulents are easy to care for and add a pop of color, even in rooms with low light. Check out these gift ideas for your succulent-loving friend this holiday season!

INTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

7 PIECES OF FURNITURE YOU MIGHT NOT NEED IN YOUR GREAT ROOM

PUBLISHED ON: 12/04/2020Sometimes when it comes to home decor, less is more. While the ‘maximalist’ style has definitely risen to popularity in recent years, the cluttered aesthetic isn’t for everyone! Let’s face it: if a trip through your living room results in more stubbed toes than not, it may be time to rearrange things. Because your Cresleigh home was meant for more!

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

WELCOME TO RESIDENCE ONE AT MILLS STATION

PUBLISHED ON: 11/27/2020In the Rancho Cordova neighborhood at Mills Station you’ll find traditional homes with a modern twist. The first Residence offers 1,932 square feet of single story living with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two car garage.

INTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

10 THANKSGIVING DECOR IDEAS FOR A FEAST TO REMEMBER

PUBLISHED ON: 11/20/2020We’ve seen lots of changes to our lives this year. Because of this, it’s more than likely that your Thanksgiving invitee list looks a little different (namely, shorter) — but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep your decorations fresh! If you’re in the DIY mood this weekend, give some of these memorable decor ideas a try.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

WELCOME TO RESIDENCE ONE AT RIVERSIDE

PUBLISHED ON: 11/06/2020Residence One may be our most compact floor plan at Riverside, but at almost 2300 sq. ft., it still has plenty of room to roam! Enjoy an open concept floor plan in your main living space, with the Kitchen and Great Room in the same space to encourage togetherness.

EXTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

HOW TO DECORATE YOUR PORCH FOR TRICK-OR-TREATERS

PUBLISHED ON: 10/30/2020As a homeowner, one of the best ways to get into the Halloween spirit is to decorate your porch. If you’re struggling to find inspiration, you’re in luck — we’ve compiled a list of our favorite ideas for decorating this year!

EXTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

EMBRACING ‘KI’ TO CREATE A PEACEFUL BACKYARD

PUBLISHED ON: 10/23/2020Whether you’ve heard of ki before or not, you’ve probably embodied one or two of the principles when designing your backyard. Meaning more or less “true essence,” ki is a Japanese concept that encourages you to work with the natural landscape, not against it. Read on to learn more about this fascinating approach to landscaping.

PRACTICAL HOMEBUYER TIPS

A GUIDE TO CREATING SELF-CARE SPACES IN YOUR HOME

PUBLISHED ON: 10/16/2020Here at Cresleigh Homes, we believe in building long-lasting homes that give you space to create memories with those you love. This belief exists at the core of what we do; to live in a home that makes you feel safe and secure—so that your home is your haven.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

WELCOME TO RESIDENCE ONE AT BRIGHTON STATION

PUBLISHED ON: 10/09/2020Our 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Residence One floor plan at Brighton Station is 2,054 square feet and features an open concept floor plan—a staple of Cresleigh Homes. This single story home comes equipped with a large eat-in island, stainless steel appliances, and quartz countertops. Something we especially like about this design is the undermount sink, which makes washing up a breeze!

INTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

7 EASY WAYS TO GET INTO THE FALL SPIRIT

PUBLISHED ON: 09/25/2020There is something so magical about the changing of the seasons. If you’re looking for ways to bring the season inside by October (when it really kicks into high gear), check out these simple ways to get into the fall mood!

EXTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

THE 5 BEST PLACES TO ORDER SEEDS ONLINE

PUBLISHED ON: 09/18/2020As autumn approaches, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the pumpkin-ness of everything. But did you know that pumpkins are just one of many delicious fall veggies to choose from? It’s one of many things we love about this season; and since we already prepped our soil this summer, it’s time to turn our Mills Station backyard into a sprawling veggie garden!

PRACTICAL HOME BUYER TIPS

BEDROOM DECOR TIPS FOR THE BEST ZZZ’S OF YOUR LIFE

PUBLISHED ON: 09/12/2020New research about humans comes out all the time as scientists continue to uncover mysteries about the human brain. One topic which is especially popular at the moment—probably because it affects everyone—is sleep!

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

WELCOME TO BLUFFS

PUBLISHED ON: 09/04/2020Plumas Ranch is made up of three communities: Riverside, Meadows, and Bluffs. Cresleigh Bluffs is a quaint neighborhood featuring multiple cul-de-sac home sites found just north of Feather River Boulevard and adjacent to open agricultural lands.

PRACTICAL HOME BUYER TIPS

SO, WHAT ARE CLOSING COSTS, ANYWAY?

PUBLISHED ON: 08/28/2020No matter what time of year it is, how much sun your yard gets, or how much effort you prefer to put into your garden, there is always a plant to fit your needs. Today’s blog explores the world of shade-loving perennials, the perfect addition to any Cresleigh home.

EXTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

SHADE-LOVING PERENNIALS FOR A DELIGHTFUL GARDEN

PUBLISHED ON: 08/21/2020No matter what time of year it is, how much sun your yard gets, or how much effort you prefer to put into your garden, there is always a plant to fit your needs. Today’s blog explores the world of shade-loving perennials, the perfect addition to any Cresleigh home.

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SPRUCE UP YOUR INDOOR JUNGLE WITH THESE FUN INSTAGRAM HACKS

PUBLISHED ON: 08/14/2020Hilton Carter (@hiltoncarter) has been changing the plant game for a while now, but the creativity we’ve seen from him through lockdown has been inspiring. From test tube propagation to miniature terrariums, Carter’s understanding of design blends seamlessly with his love of plants in a way we adore and can’t wait to implement at our own homes.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

WELCOME TO MEADOWS

PUBLISHED ON: 08/7/2020After multiple months of being at home, it’s no wonder that outdoor gatherings in parks and backyards have emerged as a popular way to socialize. But you can only take so many hangouts on your porch from 6 feet away before it feels more like a Facetime call than an in-person hangout.

EXTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

OUTDOOR GAMES & SOCIALLY DISTANT FUN

PUBLISHED ON: 07/31/2020After multiple months of being at home, it’s no wonder that outdoor gatherings in parks and backyards have emerged as a popular way to socialize. But you can only take so many hangouts on your porch from 6 feet away before it feels more like a Facetime call than an in-person hangout.

EXTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

SIMPLE GARDEN SOIL HACKS

PUBLISHED ON: 07/24/2020As you may know, a great garden starts with good soil. If you know how to treat your garden soil right, and you learn how to build it and not abuse it, your plants will thank you. Conventional wisdom has pointed to compost as the key. Compost is decomposed organic matter and helps with drainage, supplies nutrients, and increases air circulation.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

WELCOME TO RIVERSIDE

PUBLISHED ON: 07/10/2020 Plumas Ranch’s first community nearing completion is Riverside! Here you’ll find the largest home sites out of the three Plumas Ranch communities (the other two being Meadows and Bluffs). Riverside’s executive-style residences feature space and amenities that are well beyond the norm – many on country lots that back up to the Ranch’s adjacent fruit orchards. Talk about serene! With four floor plans available, we are certain you will find the home that fits your needs and lifestyle.

PRACTICAL HOME BUYER TIPS

4 WAYS TO HAVE A FUN 4TH WHILE SHELTERED IN PLACE

PUBLISHED ON: 07/03/2020 As California begins scaling back its opening plans, we recognize that the key to having a good 4th of July this year is to make sure it’s a safe one. So whether you’re sheltering in place at Mills Station or Plumas Ranch, we’re going to make sure you have a 4th of July you’ll never forget!

EXTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

Easy DIY Raised Garden Flower Bed

PUBLISHED ON: 06/026/2020 It’s summertime! Whether you’re at Brighton Station or Plumas Ranch, we’re sure you’ve noticed the days are longer and it’s getting oh, so hot. But what feels like too much for us is actually perfect for sun-loving veggies like tomatoes, zucchini, squash, and more!

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

WELCOME TO MILLS STATION

PUBLISHED ON: 06/012/2020 Mills Station at Cresleigh Ranch is a charming community located in Rancho Cordova. Here you’ll find an array of home types with eye-catching architecture styles such as mission, mid-century modern, California modern, and contemporary farmhouse.

EXTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

BACKYARD IDEAS FOR YOUR NEW HOME

PUBLISHED ON: 05/29/2020 Building the perfect backyard requires you to take many things into consideration. Before honing in on the aesthetics, we encourage you to think about your lifestyle and ask yourself, “How will I use this outdoor space?” Is the fence tall enough for your privacy? Do you want a garden? How about a pool?

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5 LOW-LIGHT HOUSEPLANTS TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR SPACE

PUBLISHED ON: 05/22/2020 Houseplants are an easy way to take a room to the next level. In fact, some studies show that certain houseplants can even cleanse the oxygen in your home, improving your mood and making you more productive. We think maybe our home office could benefit from a new plant… or five.

PRACTICAL HOME BUYER TIPS

OWNING VS RENTING: WHICH IS BETTER?

PUBLISHED ON: 05/15/2020 Oftentimes renting a home or apartment makes more sense. You get flexibility of location, plus the chance to easily move if you have a career change, get married, or start a family. That is why many people prefer to rent, but we see one big problem: it’s not a space you can call your own.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

WELCOME TO BRIGHTON
STATION

PUBLISHED ON: 05/08/2020 This charming community offers an array of home types with eye-catching architecture styles such as Mid-Century Modern, California Modern, Prairie, and Contemporary Farmhouse. Finding a home that fits your design style is a breeze with Cresleigh Homes.

EXTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

ONE EASY TRICK TO KEEP YOUR GARDEN GREEN YEAR-ROUND

PUBLISHED ON: 05/1/2020 Here’s a pro-tip for keeping a lush, green garden year-round: plant some citrus! Because they’re actually evergreen, they never lose their leaves; plus, eventually you’ll grow some delicious fruits.

CRESLEIGH COMMUNITIES

CRESLEIGH HOMES NOW OFFERING VIRTUAL TOURS

PUBLISHED ON: 04/17/2020 The search for the perfect home never stops. We want to try and make finding your dream home a little easier with our new virtual tours! Like so many other businesses right now, in order to maintain safe social distancing we have made the decision to close our Sales Offices to the public. Luckily for you, we have virtual tours ready to go on our website!

INTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

5 EASY WAYS TO TURN YOUR FLEX SPACE INTO A HOME GYM

PUBLISHED ON: 04/24/2020 It’s possible that your flex space has become your home office space—or maybe even your kid’s playroom. No matter the current state, we think it’s important you’re feeling your best inside and out; that’s why we’ve compiled a list of easy ways to turn this space into your own personal gym.