The Vista Blog

Where to Take Your Date on Valentine’s Day in North Carolina

Posted by Ryan Potvin on February 13, 2019

Are you thinking about what to do Valentine’s Day?  Western North Carolina affords ample opportunity to enjoy a multitude of outdoor and indoor activities, including hiking, biking, skiing and exploring the beautiful mountain vistas. You could also take some time to check out all the restaurants, breweries and tourist hot spots! Check out the following ideas for places to take your date on Valentine’s Day in Western North Carolina: Cataloochee Ski Area, The Biltmore Estate, Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel and Casino, Sierra Nevada Brewery, and Waynesville, NC.

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Tags: Life in Western NC

How to Host a Stress-Free Super Bowl Party

Posted by Ryan Potvin on January 31, 2019

Didn’t all the holiday parties just end?  They did!  And if you are like everyone else, the thought of hosting a Super Bowl party in your Western, NC home can make you a little stressed even though it sounds spectacular!  How about enjoy a party without the stress?  We’ve put together some ideas that will make this year’s super bowl party less stressful and fun.  Here is how to host a stress-free super bowl party.

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Tags: Life in Western NC

How to Save on Winter Heating Costs

Posted by Ryan Potvin on January 17, 2019

Western North Carolina is a haven for all four seasons. In the warmer weather you can hike, fish, white water raft, or visit Asheville or one of the many towns in the region, each with its own unique style. In the cooler months you can ski or tube down a slope filled with snow, or you can just sit by the fire and enjoy the crisp air next to a mountain stream.

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Tags: Life in Western NC, Home Maintenance Tips

2019 Home Design Color Trends

Posted by Danielle McKelley on December 19, 2018

Each year, home design color trends change along with other trends in interior design. In the last few years, a surge in minimalism has taken home design by force, thereby curtailing the color palette involved. But in 2019, be prepared to see a bit more color with some bolder options for different spaces in the home.

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3 Popular Home Designs That Will Make a Comeback in 2019

Posted by Danielle McKelley on December 04, 2018

As home designs advance to be more environmentally responsible, trends that connect us with nature are becoming more prevalent than ever.

2019 will usher in brand new home design ideas and sustainability efforts, but it will also incorporate older designs that allow homeowners to share space with nature and enjoy the outdoors in their own living spaces.

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Kitchen and Bathroom Design Trends That Are Here to Stay

Posted by Danielle McKelley on November 21, 2018

With each year bringing in new waves of design trends for kitchen and bathrooms, it can be easy to get lost in a temporary fad that doesn’t stand the test of time. That's why it’s important when renovating your home to come up with a design that will keep you happy for years to come.

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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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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