Thomsen Homes has a new office! We’re excited to host our Thomsen Homes Preview Night on Thursday, February 19th. This event goes from 4-7 pm and we would love to see you there! Get a tour of our brand new Design Studios and chat with our sales team. Are you looking for a new home? Perhaps a friend or family member is on the hunt? Bring them with! Already, built with Thomsen Homes? Come join us and we can chat about our referral program. You can also enter to win a $500 gift card from Eco Chic! We can’t wait to see you there!
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If you haven’t heard of Samsung’s SmartThings, look it up right now! Seriously. This innovative new device from Samsung can astonishingly turn your Thomsen home into a smart home. In simple terms, it is a home automated system that you can connect your phone via Samsung’s app, Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa to control your lights, garage doors, cameras, door locks, thermostat, blinds and more.
The heart of Samsung’s SmartThings is their centralized Hub.
“The Hub communicates with all of your different connected products – regardless of their wireless protocol – so that you can easily monitor and control them from the SmartThings app. The Hub contains ZigBee and Z-Wave radios, and is also compatible with IP-accessible devices. There’s no hard-wiring or installation needed. Simply connect it to your Internet router using the included Ethernet cable, attach the power cord to the back of the Hub, and you’re ready to start creating a safer, smarter home.”
By using the Samsung’s SmartThings Hub, compatible devices (outlets, light switches, etc) and the app, you can control just about anything in your home. For example, you can program specific lights to turn on when you unlock your front door. You can also set your early morning routine in the app to gently turn on the lights and music, as well as start your coffee machine before you even wake up. According to SmartThings.com, plug your iron into a SmartThings Outlet and you’ll be able to turn it off via the app or put a SmartThings Motion Sensor in your living room to turn off the lights. The SmartThings app will even alert you if there is a potential water leak or suspicious activity while you’re away. Complete your Smart Home by using Google Home or Alexa. Change your thermostat, turn on or off your lights or start music, all with the sound of your voice. The possibilities are endless! There’s no limit on the number of individual devices that you can connect to the Hub. View a complete list of products here.
Ask your Design Specialist on how to integrate SmartThings into your new Thomsen Home. Check out more design tips and trends here.
Navy cabinets are a growing trend in the interior design world. When incorporated correctly, this trend can create a classic, timeless look. Whether you are going for a farmhouse look or a modern feel, navy cabinetry can complement with various decor pieces to create any style.
Incorporating navy cabinets in the kitchen
When using navy cabinets in the kitchen, it is best to use the darker color on the base perimeter cabinets or accent with a navy kitchen island. Our design team recommends pairing darker base cabinets with white upper cabinets. When using a darker color on upper cabinets, this may create an unbalanced, top heavy feeling in your kitchen. Add a white granite or quartz countertop to create a well-balanced kitchen design. In your decor pieces, incorporate metals such as gold, nickel or copper items. This kitchen in our 2585 2-Story Model Home incorporates the custom navy blue base cabinets with white upper cabinetry. Accent pieces include nickel cabinet hardware, bronze lighting, and a mix of metal decor pieces.
Incorporating navy cabinets in the bathroom
If you’re going for a lighter, classic look, accent the dark cabinets in your bathroom with a lighter countertop. Choose either white, cream or a grey countertop. Thomsen Homes offers numerous granite and quartz countertops, as well as high-end laminate options. If you are creating a masculine bathroom, pair the navy cabinets with a darker countertop such as dark grey. Again, incorporate metals such as gold, nickel, or copper in your decor pieces, as well as lighting fixtures and cabinet hardware. This bathroom in our 1670 Rambler Model Home is a great example of how to decorate with navy cabinetry in the bathroom. Accent pieces include satin nickel cabinet hardware, lighting, plumbing fixtures, and bronze decor pieces.
Whether you decide to incorporate navy cabinetry in your bathroom or kitchen, you can’t go wrong with this classic design that adds a hint of color to your space. If you’re looking for more design trends, check out our design section on the blog.
When you know… you just know. That’s exactly how Amber and Dustin felt when they walked into a Thomsen model home. Within hours they decided to put their home on the market and build with Thomsen Homes.
Ideas and Inspiration
The couple came with a vision of what they wanted and that vision became a reality. With their two pups, and plenty of room to play fetch this couple built their beautiful home and started their Thomsen Moment. Watch their story here…
The kitchen is the heart of your home; where family meals are made, cookies with grandma are baked and memories are created. When designing your kitchen with Thomsen Homes, there are many design options to consider before your interior design meeting and this post is all about kitchen storage. Below are some tips to help you create a spacious kitchen.
Using open shelves is a popular trend in 2017. You can use floating shelves for décor, dishes and bakeware. You can’t go wrong with this clean and simple look.
An oversized island provides extra cabinetry and storage. Who doesn’t need more storage?
Large Walk-in Pantry
A large pantry is every chef’s (and neat fanatic’s) dream. A large pantry provides so much storage opportunities thus you can keep your countertops clear of clutter. Not to mention the organization you can have in your new pantry. The possibilities are endless!
Large drawers add another option to cabinetry. Drawers add lots of space and keeps items easily organized. They work great for dishes, pots and pans, tupperware containers, small appliances, etc.
Double Stacked Cabinets
Double stacked upper cabinets are not only pleasing to look at; they add additional storage for stowing away non-essential items. These cabinets can be hard to reach so storing unused items here may be beneficial or keep a step stool close by.
If a walk-in pantry isn’t an option in your kitchen, a built-in pantry adds an extra storage area. Thomsen Homes can create built-in pantries of all sizes to fit your needs.
Adding a buffet to your dining space is a great way to add additional storage cabinetry is cohesive with your kitchen cabinetry. This is an excellent place to store any unused dishes and seasonal items that you may use around the Thanksgiving table.
Built-in Microwave/ Range Hood
When adding a hood over the range, many clients ask where to place their microwave. There are many options for microwaves such as built into the island, side cabinetry or in a built-in cabinet pantry.
Who wants an unattractive trash can sitting around their brand-new kitchen? Adding a trash pull-out is the perfect alternative. Whether you want a pull-out in your island or by your sink, your cabinetry is tailored to fit your needs.
These are just a few ideas for your new kitchen. You can find even more images and inspiration in our gallery.
Reclaimed wood. It’s rustic, unique and functional. Reclaimed wood’s distinctive appearance, it’s contribution to green building and the history of the wood’s origins make this growing popularity of using reclaimed wood for furniture, décor, sliding doors, feature walls and more.
Midwestern boys through and through, the men of Grain Designs in Fargo, ND are passionate in what they do and it truly shows in their work. From what started as a need for apartment furniture, owners Blain Mikkonen and Grant Koenig took their background in architecture and design to create a company where they can create different pieces and see their ideas come to life.
Thomsen Homes is so excited to collaborate with the talented team from Grain Designs to offer our clients genuine custom designs that they can incorporate into their home. No matter what the home plan you are building Grain Designs can offer custom reclaimed wood paneling, doors, tables, mantels and more. When you meet with your design specialist at your interior selections appointment you can check out the design studio to get a glimpse of what options we have available.
Your home is a reflection of you. Your lifestyle. Your family. Our collaboration with Grain Designs is just another layer of opportunity to make your home unique to you and your family. Your moment is now.
With a neutral color palette, mixing blush and gold throughout décor pieces is one of the latest trends taking over the design realm. This color combo has slowly been cropping up on Pinterest boards and design magazines for the last year and has already made a bold statement in 2017. You can find this color combo just about everywhere, including our Thomsen Home staged 1944 model home. Here are three ways to embrace the blush trend:
1) Bold Pieces
Adding bold pieces of either blush décor or gold (or both) will create a big impact in your space, such as this mirror and large piece of art. Add these pieces above your couch, headboard or a large open wall.
2) Adding Metallic
Not only is gold the perfect metallic to compliment pink/blush décor pieces, but also adding copper into the mix is another great alternative. Add copper pieces throughout the living room, bathrooms, bedrooms, or just about anywhere you can think of. The possibilities are endless! Think copper furniture, lighting fixtures, plumbing fixtures such as sink faucets or even add copper drawer pulls to dresser drawers. You can’t go wrong with adding copper with your gold and blush décor, but make sure you add enough statement pieces to make the copper items stand out, such as these kitchen accessories.
3) Adding small décor items
To make your blush/gold consistent throughout your space, add small details such as these blush throw pillows, gold tray, lamp and vase.
As long as you stick with a consistent color scheme, any décor idea will work in your space. View more blush decor photos here.
Luxury Meets Function
What does navy cabinetry, shiplap accents and subway tile have in common? They can all be found in our new 2585 2-Story coming Spring 2017! This 2-Story floor plan features a main floor master suite, including a spa-like bath with a custom walk-in shower and spacious pass-through closet to the well- appointed laundry room. Custom-built cabinetry and quartz countertops surround the gourmet kitchen with a pass-through pantry to the mudroom entrance. The grand entry staircase leads to the upper floor loft, overlooking the double height entry. With a covered front porch accentuated with columns and tailored craftsman-style, this new 2-Story is a must see!
Would you like more information on our new 2585 2-Story? Contact our sales department!