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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.

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.

Since joining the Lamar Smith family just two years ago, Senior Project Manager Del Crow has shown his passion, talent and leadership in a variety of ways. When coming to Lamar Smith Homes, Crow brought over twenty years of experience in the construction industry and several outstanding awards. Crow is just one member of the strong team that helps provide the leadership and decision-making that keeps Lamar Smith Homes the leading home building company in the greater Savannah area, as well as in Brunswick and Kingsland.
Showcasing an idyllic backdrop of woodlands, lakes, lagoons and natural trails with resort-style amenities, carefully crafted, energy-efficient homes and closeness to the most popular destinations in the Savannah area, The Woodland Villas at Southbridge is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a full life. This master-planned, gated golf community offers residents privacy, a unique set of things to do and a true sense of home.

We are excited to announce that we’re once again building new homes in two of Brunswick’s most popular communities, Carriage Gate Plantation and The Plantation at Golden Isles! New home buyers in Brunswick will have limited opportunities to purchase Lamar Smith homes in these two communities, as limited inventory homes are still available.

Carriage Gate Plantation

Carriage Gate Plantation is a beautiful gated community featuring lakes, lagoons and towering live oaks surrounding the homes, as well as preserved green space and buffers to enhance the community’s natural feel. This one-of-a-kind community also features an Architectural Review Committee, which allows for a unique yet cohesive community appearance while ensuring that all homes are built to the committee’s exacting standards.

Join us for the 1st annual Greater Savanna Dream Tour on Saturday, June 4th from 11 – 4pm! This tour will feature OVER 15 professionally decorated models or showcase homes so you’ll see a variety of styles, approaches to design, and price points. Refreshments will also be available at each decorated model.

While Baby Boomers showed a preference in their early years for apartment living, their grown children are leaning toward the single-family home as their housing preference—whether renting or owning. A Fannie Mae report released July 1, 2015 showed that a rising number of people between the ages of 25 and 34 are occupying single-family homes.

In 2000, 50.9 percent of renters and 84.5 percent of homeowners in this age group lived in a single-family home. In 2013, those numbers increased to 52.4 and 88.9 percent, respectively. Not a huge leap, but the trend continues, according to the report, “Rent or Own, Young Adults Still Prefer Single-Family Homes”.

Unique container garden ideas

Thursday July 02, 2015

A container garden provides a wonderful way to add color and plants in any space, no matter how small. You can use planters, of course, but if you’re a gardener who likes to think outside the flower box, here are some unique container garden ideas.

Cut a hole in the seat an old chair (wood or metal), or remove it all together. Insert a pot that fits tightly in that space or staple chicken wire to the opening to provide drainage. Make sure you shape the chicken wire to form a bowl under the seat, rather than straight across. Paint the chair in colors that accent the plants in this container garden, add a hook for a watering can, and use the back of the chair to drape your vines.

It’s just around the corner. The 4th of July is a banner holiday for Americans. We celebrate our freedom and the people who have dedicated their lives to preserving it for us. While it is traditional to have a July 4th cookout, why not try a different twist on this year’s Independence Day celebration?

Family Friendly FunFest

If you’re going to have kids (of all ages) at your gathering, release your inner child. Plan some outdoor games, like cornhole with one set of striped bags and one set of starry bags. And there’s game as American as baseball, so get a whiffle ball and bat, and set out the bases before your guests arrive for a Red versus Blue battle. Check out Surfnetkidsfor more 4th of July games.

You’re ready to make your movie viewing experience better than the large-screen television in your living room. Forget the man cave, the playroom, the craft room, the room that your mother-in-law might be eyeing as her second home.

It’s time to create a home theater.

Before you jump into buying all the expensive equipment and drilling holes for light fixtures and wires, let me share some common home theater design mistakes, with hopes you will avoid them.

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