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Advantages of Building a New Home

Are you considering building a new home from scratch? Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or looking to upgrade, building a new home can be an exciting and fulfilling process. You have the opportunity to design and build your dream home from scratch. While building a new construction home may take longer than buying an existing … read more “Advantages of Building a New Home”

Benefits of Having a Kitchen Island

The kitchen island has become an essential part of many kitchens. Not only can it provide an attractive and stylish centerpiece for any home but there are plenty of practical reasons why having one is beneficial. From extra storage space to improving overall functionality, adding an island into your kitchen can take mealtimes (and social … read more “Benefits of Having a Kitchen Island”

The Ultimate Guide to Ranch-Style Homes

Ranch homes, also known as ranchers or rambler homes, have been an iconic part of American architecture since the mid-20th century. Known for their simplicity, practicality, and many desirable features, ranch homes continue to be a popular choice for homebuyers of all ages. From traditional midcentury designs to modern takes on an old favorite, dive … read more “The Ultimate Guide to Ranch-Style Homes”

Exploring the Most Popular Kitchen Layouts

A well-planned kitchen is essential for cooking delicious meals and creating memorable moments with loved ones. Whether you have a large space to work with, or something more intimate, there’s sure to be the perfect layout out there to suit your lifestyle needs. From cozy galley kitchens that draw on storage solutions of the olden … read more “Exploring the Most Popular Kitchen Layouts”

Designing the Perfect Bedroom Retreat

Your bedroom is a personal oasis and should be designed with both comfort and style in mind. Whether you’re looking to create a tranquil retreat or an inviting seating area, designing a bedroom can be overwhelming at first. That’s why we’ve created this comprehensive guide on how to design your dream bedroom retreat. From choosing … read more “Designing the Perfect Bedroom Retreat”

Tips for Choosing Your Homesite and Planning a Homesite Evaluation

Building a home from the ground up is an exciting prospect, but it involves a lot of steps and considerations. One of the most important steps in new construction homebuilding is the homesite evaluation, which is the third step in the Simplicity Homebuilding Journey. Simplicity offers a free homesite evaluation, which assesses the property where … read more “Tips for Choosing Your Homesite and Planning a Homesite Evaluation”

Can I Build an ADU on My Property?

What is an ADU? ADU is a term that we use a lot in the homebuilding industry, but what are they? Some terms you may be more familiar with may be:  In-law suites Guesthouses Secondary suites Or even tiny homes. ADUs are accessory dwelling units, and they are more than just homes for your parents … read more “Can I Build an ADU on My Property?”

Tiny Home Builders in Oregon

Tiny Home Builders in Oregon Everyone’s heard the saying “bigger is better” in reference to homes, but going big isn’t for everyone — which is why at Simplicity, we suggest you can live big in a tiny home! What is a Tiny Home? If you aren’t familiar with tiny homes, they are exactly what they … read more “Tiny Home Builders in Oregon”

Value vs Price per Square Foot

Value vs Price per Square Foot When buying a new home, we are all interested in a key question: “What’s the price per square foot?” However,  there are a lot of other metrics you can use to find the perfect builder and home for your family. Today, we’ll be exploring the difference between value and … read more “Value vs Price per Square Foot”

Celebrating 20,000 Happy Simplicity and Hayden Homeowners and Counting

This summer we are celebrating a milestone – 20,000 families creating memories in our homes! We’re humbled and thankful for each of you. It’s a milestone that you are at the heart of and we invite you to join us in celebrating! We are grateful for the opportunity to unlock doors, put smiles on faces and … read more “Celebrating 20,000 Happy Simplicity and Hayden Homeowners and Counting”