The Vista Blog

Bringing the Outdoors Inside with Your Home Designs

Posted by Danielle McKelley on November 06, 2018

Being in nature creates a calming effect for most people. Nearly everyone relishes a chance to step outside the walls and take in some fresh air.

Many choose to make nature a more integrated part of their day by bringing it into their homes in more tangible ways. Here are some great ways to bring the great outdoors into your home designs:

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Tags: Insider

Ways to Upgrade Your Laundry Room and Mudroom

Posted by Danielle McKelley on October 30, 2018

If you are planning on building your dream home or in the process of building a new home in Western North Carolina, you probably already have your kitchen, living room and master bedroom pictured perfectly in your head or posted on your Pinterest board.

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Tags: Home Maintenance Tips

Indoor Houseplants That Will Bring Life Into Your Home

Posted by Danielle McKelley on October 16, 2018

We've talked about how to "green up" your living space, but what are the best plants to bring indoors and how do they benefit you and your home?

There are plenty of easy-to-grow indoor plants that even those with the blackest of thumbs can keep them alive. Here are five of our favorite plants you can bring inside to liven up your home:

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Tags: Home Maintenance Tips

How to Design a Dog-Friendly Landscape

Posted by Danielle McKelley on September 27, 2018

When moving into a new home or picking a lot for your custom build, we usually fantasize about our big front porch or visualize where we are going to put the swing set for the kids in the backyard. But what about our four-legged family members? 

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Tags: Home Maintenance Tips

Common Misconceptions About Custom Home Building

Posted by Danielle McKelley on September 11, 2018

For many people, building a custom home has been a lifetime dream that feels like an unattainable goal. Finding the right builder, the perfect floor plan and finding a suitable lot in the right location seems too daunting.

We are uncovering the common myths and misconceptions about building a custom home so, that you can start digging with peace of mind!

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Tags: Building Info

One-Story vs. Two-Story Homes — Which One Suits Your Family?

Posted by Danielle McKelley on August 31, 2018

When you are searching for a new home, there are many questions that you need to ask yourself. What neighborhood do you want to live in? Do you want to build a custom home or buy a move-in ready home? Do you want a single story or two-story home?

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Tags: Floor Plans

Where To Fish: The Best Place to Cast a Line Near Hendersonville, NC

Posted by Danielle McKelley on August 14, 2018

North Carolina has become a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking for activities such as kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, camping and trout fishing.

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Tags: Life in Western NC

Half-Bath Ideas: Make the Most of Your Small Space

Posted by Danielle McKelley on July 31, 2018

Do you have a small half-bath or powder room and you’re just not sure what to do with the space? Just because it’s a small area doesn’t mean you can’t make it one of the coolest rooms in the house! Here are some great ideas to make your half-bath pop and get the most out of that small space.

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Tags: Building Tips & Info

Preparing For An Empty Nest? Consider These Options for Downsizing

Posted by Danielle McKelley on July 11, 2018

Significant life changes tend to be one of the most common reasons for a family to begin searching for a new home. For many, buying a new home means that the kids have flocked from the nest and started lives of their own -- either at college, in their careers or with their new spouse and children.

The empty nest years are a time for parents to look at their future and reconsider the house they call home. Think about it... There you are in this big empty house with a yard to maintain and more space than you need as you head into your golden years.

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Tags: Building Tips & Info

4 Hiking Trails Near Asheville You Need To Explore This Summer

Posted by Danielle McKelley on June 29, 2018

The temperatures are rising and the days are longer, which means now is the best time to spend the day outside exploring the beauty of Asheville, North Carolina.

With blooming flowers, beautiful wildlife, open meadows, hiking trails and waterfalls, the Blue Ridge Mountains are filled with just about everything that makes up a perfect outdoor experience.

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Tags: Life in Western NC