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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.

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WELCOME TO RESIDENCE ONE AT RIVERSIDE

PUBLISHED ON: 11/13/2020As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season inches closer, you may find yourself searching for moments of peace in your home. It’s important for us to take moments to reconnect with ourselves during the day, especially with how hectic life is about to be!

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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.

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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!

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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.

INTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

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.

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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.

INTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

5 THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR NEW CRESLEIGH SMART HOME

PUBLISHED ON: 07/17/2020 When you decide to call a Cresleigh community ‘home,’ you get more than our signature open floor plans, customizable Flex Space, and spacious kitchens—you move into a home with the latest smart home technology. From Mills Station to Cresleigh Riverside, we pride ourselves on providing the most comfortable homes for our residents.

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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!

INTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

Tackling Kitchen Clutter

PUBLISHED ON: 06/019/2020 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.

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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.

PRACTICAL HOME BUYER TIPS

5 CRAFTY PROJECTS TO DO KIDS THIS SUMMER

PUBLISHED ON: 06/05/2020 The recent heat waves have got us itching for something fun to do in the safety of our A/C. Since summer may look a little different this year, we’ve rounded up five fun crafts you can do with your kids (or yourself, if you’re feeling artsy!).

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?

INTERIOR TIPS & TRICKS

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.

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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.

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.

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!