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Making your home unique

Making your home unique

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June 21st, 2011

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans move an average of 11.7 times during their lifetime. Each move represents a new opportunity to create a living space that reflects an individual s unique tastes. For Paul and Barbara Greiner, moving to a smaller home at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., did nothing to squelch their desire to make it a true reflection of themselves. As our family grew during the 62 years we ve been married, we kept moving from a smaller house to a larger house, says Barbara. Now at this stage in our lives we are doing the reverse. We moved from a four-bedroom house to a town house to now our new apartment home. The great thing about Greenspring is that there really is no limit to what you can do to make your home exactly what you want it to be, Paul adds. Even before our actual move, we began working with Danielle Shaurette, Greenspring s custom interior design coordinator. She was a wonderful help.

Fresh palette

Unlike the you get what you get reality of a typical home purchase, Greenspring updates each and every apartment home in a plethora of ways. New community members come into a home where every room is freshly painted; crown molding is now being installed in the living and dining rooms. New flooring is laid in the kitchen and bathrooms with DuraCeramic, a material that looks and feels like ceramic tile but has a slip-resistant finish. Most apartment homes are also upgraded with new carpeting, cabinets, Silestone countertops, and brand-new stainless steel appliances. Every home looks fresh and brand-new, says Shaurette. And while a majority of community members are more than delighted with the look of their homes, I also work with people like the Greiners who wish to do even more to make their new apartment a home. These additional upgrade options, all of which the Greiners chose, include window treatments; professionally designed closets; shelving; and custom built-ins for televisions, computers, or desks. Like her neighbors the Greiners, Barbara Moore also made every effort to make her home uniquely her own. Her favorite upgrades include hardwood flooring and her custom designed closets. Ultimately, Greenspring wants residents to be happy, she says. They offer their expertise in seeing that apartment homes are renovated and updated to fit our individual needs.