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SOUTHERN LIVING SHOWCASE HOME PROGRESS

July 23, 2019

In 2017, Kurk Homes was selected to be a part of the 24th Annual Southern Living Custom Home Builder Program. Each year, Southern Living hand-selects members based on their community reputation; strength of presence in their respective markets; superior quality and attention to detail; innovative style; and other criteria. 

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Tip of the Month: Choosing Your Paint Color

July 17, 2019

Interior paint colors can significantly affect your mood and motivation, whether you’re in your home or office. The right colors can impress your guests and clients, while the wrong ones can cost you greatly when you sell your home.

This decision often begins by using the colors of your hard surfaces to guide your choice of paint color, including countertops, flooring,...

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Southern Favorites for the Fourth of July

July 01, 2019

At the heart of every Fourth of July celebration are fireworks and good food. This year make your holiday that much more memorable with some southern recipes that show your pride in the stars and stripes.

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Custom Home Building: Why the weather can be your friend or enemy

June 27, 2019

Building a custom home is a big decision and an even bigger investment. Any delay in the construction of your new home is frustrating, but it’s important that the lines of communication remain open, so you understand how weather affects things.

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Resource Centers in Homes: What Are Your Options?

June 20, 2019

There are many ways to make a home more functional, and one of those is having a Resource Center. This could be something as simple as an added desk in the kitchen or as big as a full office. No matter which of those options you choose — or anything in between — there are great ways to make a beautiful, functional space. Here are some of the most important things to...

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5 Online Resources for Design Inspiration

June 18, 2019

The days of using magazines and catalogs for design inspiration are past us. The internet has opened up a plethora of resources for people to find inspiration for their homes. Whether a new build, remodel or just a refresh here are a few online resources to visit for inspiration.

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What's Cooking This Summer?

June 12, 2019

Summer can be the perfect time to grill outdoors. But if you don't have the right space to grill in or you aren't sure what to make, you might find that the experience isn't as nice as you would have hoped. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make your space better and a lot of good recipes to experiment with during the warm days and comfortable evenings. Here are some...

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Tip of the Month: Thinking Outside the... House

June 10, 2019

You decide on a floor plan, the exterior facade, and before you know it, it's time to put a shovel in the ground and start digging the beams of the foundation for a new home. And while the end goal for any home builder is to construct a new residence for an owner, there's more to the home than just the walls and roof. For instance, there's everything on the outside of the...

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Spring & Summer Porch Ideas

June 03, 2019

During the spring and summer months, there's often nothing better than sitting on the porch. Whether you want to sip a cold drink, have a snack, take a nap or just watch the world go by, there's always something pleasant about being outdoors. Rocking chairs and swings are popular on porches, but you can set yours up however you like. Here are some great spring and summer...

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Spicing Up the Pantry

May 21, 2019

In the past, luxury estates had a full kitchen staff who utilized one or more large pantries to store fresh and canned foods as well as cooking equipment and serving items. After a time, pantries decreased in space as homeowners used kitchen cabinets more for storage. Currently, larger walk-in pantries with many purposes have come back into vogue as homeowners have...

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