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Every day we all strive to be efficient. At our jobs, with our personal relationships, through our hobbies and with our families, efficiency is key. What if we told you that your home was shockingly inefficient? At Lamar Smith Signature Homes, we can tell you with absolute certainty that energy efficiency is a top priority in the homes we build. In fact, our new homes have some of the best energy ratings on today’s market. According to the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) and the U.S. Department of Energy, the average resale home on today’s marketplace scores a 130, which is about double the average HERS score in a new Lamar Smith Signature Home. The lower the HERS rating, the lower your power bill.

Covington Pointe has opened it’s new phase! Located off of Highway 341, this beautiful community is located less than an hour from St. Simons and Jekyll Island. As the mainland city of the Golden Isles, you and your family will love living close to Georgia’s gorgeous coast in Brunswick.

Covington Pointe is a quiet neighborhood that’s safely tucked away, but also close to dining and shopping. Currently, we have three quick-move in homes – all of which have options and selections picked by our professional interior designer, Susan Young.

Tips for House-Hunting in the Winter

Thursday February 22, 2018

There’s no need to postpone the search for a new home just because it’s winter. While you’re hibernating, you could be missing out on the home of your dreams. You probably start your new home search online, browsing real estate listings in the warmth of your cozy home. Once you have narrowed down your list of homes to see, follow these tips for house-hunting in the winter.

Consider the accessibility. Seeing a home in the winter gives you valuable insight into features like the way the roads are maintained. Are the streets and driveway plowed well? Think about coming home here on a wintry night. Will you be able to access drive up your street and driveway to get home? As you walk to the front entry, do you find slippery spots?

Bathroom Vanity Design Trends for 2018

Thursday February 08, 2018

Are you thinking about updating your bathroom? The new year brings new design trends for every room in your home, from the colors to the fixtures to the style. Bathroom vanity design trends for 2018 can show you how to make a big difference here with the focal point of the room.

What will we see more of this year?

An open concept is a desirable floor plan for today’s homeowners. Having rooms without walls enhances the spaciousness, but it also presents a design challenge. With less definition provided by walls and doorways, how do you create your spaces within this open space?

These decorating tips for your open concept designs can guide you in the right direction.

2018 Color Trends for Your Home

Thursday January 11, 2018

The new year is here, and it’s bringing a new look in home color trends. Look for colors that boost your spirit with palettes of vibrant color that might remind you of opening that box of 128 crayons.

In 2017, Pantone Color Institute declared “Greenery” as its Color of the Year. The invigorating color aligns with the desire to revitalize ourselves. This year, Pantone is focusing its attention on palettes of colors that reflect different types of energies. Many of these home color combinations feature vibrant shades, which is the direction that will be trending in 2018. “Playful”, for example, blends bright yellow and lime green. “Verdure” takes its cue from nature, with colors like Celery and berry-infused purples.

Our Covington Pointe community is designed for busy families who want a home that fits into their unique lifestyle. Featuring a wide selection of floor plans, this gorgeous community is located among top-ranked elementary and middle schools with a convenient sidewalk system connecting the community to each one!

Covington Pointe is located off Highway 341 and is minutes from local conveniences. If you’re looking for an affordable new home in Brunswick an exclusive coastal town, with a rich historical heritage and a vibrant economy, then Covington Pointe is for you!

Within minutes of Georgia’s Golden Isles of St. Simons and Jekyll, this community boasts of family fun. Similar to Savannah, Brunswick still holds historical value by keeping the city streets and squares their original colonial names.

Young couples, families with children and empty-nesters are all finding their perfect home and enjoying active lifestyles at the beautiful Lost Plantation community in Rincon, Georgia. Just minutes from Savannah, this once small town now thrives as a vital part of Effingham County’s economic growth and provides a community where residents are proud to call home.

Lost Plantation offers a little of everything and is truly a masterpiece community. Known for its 18-hole golf course, there are also many more amenities that draw attention to this astounding community, including the clubhouse and grill, two lighted tennis courts, a swimming pool, cabana, sidewalks, a fishing pond, and a playground.

Understanding home insulation

Thursday December 07, 2017

Every homeowner knows that insulating a home is important for comfort and energy efficiency. But it’s equally important to understand how home insulation works so you ensure you’re taking the right steps to effectively prevent the swap of interior and exterior temperatures.

Insulation provides resistance to heat flow. Heat flow is the movement of warm or hot air to cooler air. The flow continues until there is a balance of temperatures. For example, hot air will continue to flow into your home on a hot day until the inside temperature is equal to the outside. On a pleasant spring or fall day, you might open up the windows to take advantage of the ideal temperature. When the weather is more extreme, however, you need to manage the heat flow.

Lamar Smith Homes’ Savannah Highlands community presents exciting Savannah living at its finest to its residents! This gorgeous, amenity-rich community has a wide selection of floor plans, so home buyers are sure to find their perfect fit.

Savannah Highlands is conveniently situated off of I-95 near Pooler and is minutes from local shopping centers, the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Historic Downtown Savannah, excellent schools, the airport and more. Children residing in this popular community attend Savannah-Chatham County schools, including Godly Station, West Chatham Middle and Robert W. Groves High.

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