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Moving to the Sunshine State and ready for a sunnier interior design than what’s in your current home?
Many people are! Lightening up and paring down are popular strategies for many new Florida homeowners. The living generally is more informal here compared to other North American locales, and many ICI Homes customers take that approach.
Our advice? Versatility is key when it comes to planning your new living area. These hacks show you how.
There are no rules…
It’s Florida. It’s a living space. Consider the easy, outdoorsy lifestyles inherent in a subtropical climate and plan accordingly.
Stiff, formal furniture might not be the […]
While shopping for a new home, we’ve probably all entered at least one stark, monochromatic kitchen that recalled our elementary-school cafeterias.
Even if you attended a hip elementary school with hip decor, its kitchen was likely faceless. Efficiency was the daily priority and plain white and stainless steel worked fine.
But why would you want that in your new custom Florida home?
We at ICI Homes think most of us don’t. Although to be clear, there’s nothing wrong with an all-white kitchen warmed with textured countertops, cabinet pulls, or an imaginative backsplash and signature lighting. That look’s an enduring classic for a […]
One of life’s residential truisms is that too much storage space is never enough.
Closets, drawers and garages get crammed full of current, former and forgotten items, and the search for them can resemble a volcanic eruption.
But, there are innumerable ways to tame the storage beast, especially in the kitchen. If you’re building a new custom Florida home or thinking about it, your kitchen pantry is one area that can, and should be, designed to control the chaos.
Don’t fall into the trap of tossing everything in there when you move and think you’ll figure it out later! Moving is hectic […]
In today’s modern life, bedrooms often support more than their original function.
They’re for snoozing, of course, but also for lounging, TV watching, catching up with loved ones, reading and, unfortunately, working. Larger bedrooms also contain a separate seating area and spa-like adjoining bathrooms.
No matter your bedroom’s size or contents, its first priority should be to provide you with a quiet place to recharge. Just remember that ongoing research about the corrosive effects of stress make it even more imperative to get your eight hours of shuteye.
Here’s our tips to make your bedroom the restful, peaceful place it should be.
Most of us enter our homes via a side entrance.
You know, from the garage. Past a mudroom, laundry room or kitchen.
Thankfully these days we’re putting more thought into ergonomics and making every space in our homes as functionally pleasing as possible. Well-designed-and-lit family entries with stash zones for belongings, and whimsical laundry rooms as carefully curated as the rest of your new custom Florida home, are more the norm than the exception.
No more tromping through a boring corridor, past unattractive washers, dryers and ironing boards!
But what about our front door? The entry used by visitors, repair people and neighbors […]
You’re ready to build your new custom Florida home, or already are under contract and underway.
Now you must decorate it.
That’s often the reaction from folks who aren’t into such things, or who’ve never had to tackle the assignment. Choosing paint colors just isn’t on their bucket list, and they’re fine with whatever their spouse or partner or kids want.
But if every member of your household is in a we’ve-never-done-this design quandary, never fear. If you take advantage of the complimentary customization consultation available to every potential ICI Homes customer (please do!), you’ll have one of our talented floor plan […]
You’re finally committing to the new custom Florida home you want, and your carefully curated wish list contains a number of must-haves for your secret hideaway — A.K.A., the owner’s suite.
Go ahead and plan a backyard tree house for the kids, or a pool for party fun. But if you don’t get that soaking tub in the bathroom, you might as well not move, right?
We can help! ICI Homes has built custom homes all over Florida for more than four decades. We’ve made thousands of dreams come true. So if you’re dreaming big, follow along. We’ll share some statement […]
The Flagler County Parade of Homes 2019 awards results are in. ICI Homes is proud to announce that we took home 5 awards this year! We had entries in our Ormond Beach community of Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club, as well as in Palm Coast for our “On Your Lot” division.
This year’s winners
The Egret II in Plantation Bay:
• The Parade of Homes Award of Excellence
• The Realtor Choice Award: 2nd Place for $525,000 and Above
The Blossom II in Plantation Bay:
• The Parade of Homes Award of Excellence
The Serena in Plantation Bay:
• Grand Award
The Juliette in Palm Coast:
• The Parade […]
We are excited to announce that ICI Homes has won three awards in this year’s Tampa Bay Parade of Homes. Our models in Asturia in Odessa, Florida and FishHawk Ranch in Lithia, Florida both took home awards.
This year’s awards
The Serena in Asturia: The Silver Award for the $500-$549k Price Range
The Serena in Asturia: Best in Class for Merchandising
The Shenandoah at FishHawk Ranch: The Grand Award for the $1 Million – $1.2 Million Price Range
Multi-year award winners
Not only did both our Serena model home and Shenandoah model home win awards this year, but both were also winners in previous Parade […]
Many ICI Homes floor plans include what’s traditionally called a bonus room. Also known as a flex space.
It’s square footage in a particular floor plan that’s available for use per an ICI Homes customer’s needs. Very often it’s slotted on a plan — you’ll see a large room upstairs over a garage labeled a bonus room, for example — or tucked near living areas as a potential home office.
What you make of it is up to you. And it often can be shifted in many plans. You’re not stuck with what might be a static area of little use […]