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Crafting Dreams, Shaping Success: Unveiling the Heartbeat of Capital H...
November 22, 2023
In the bustling world of real estate and construction, it's easy to get lost in the grandeur of finished projects and stylish homes. However, behind every brick laid and every blueprint realized, there's a dedicated team of hardworking individuals who make it all happen. As we approach the season of Thanksgiving, it's only fitting to express our gratitude for the unsung heroes who bring the vision of Capital Homes to life.The Craftsmen and Craftswomen: Building Dreams, One Detail at a TimeOur construction crews are the backbone of Capital Homes, turning architectural plans into tangible, awe-inspiring structures. From the early stages of groundwork to the final touches that make a house a home, their craftsmanship and attention to detail transform ideas into reality.Project Management Prowess: Guiding Success from Concept to CompletionBehind the scenes, our project managers orchestrate the symphony of construction, ensuring that timelines are met, resources are optimized, and quality remains uncompromised. Their strategic thinking and leadership skills are the unseen force steering every project toward success.Design and Innovation Minds: Shaping Aesthetics and FunctionalityThe creative minds in our design and innovation teams infuse personality into every Capital Homes project. Their ability to marry aesthetics with functionality creates living spaces that not only look stunning but also enhance the daily lives of those who call them home.Home Specialist and Customer Service Dept: Nurturing Relationships, One Home at a TimeOur Home Specialists and Customer Service professionals are the friendly faces that guide individuals and families through the exciting journey of homebuying. Their expertise and dedication ensure that the process is not just transactional but a memorable and positive experience for our clients.Administration and Support: The Backbone of Seamless OperationsIn the offices and behind the scenes, our administrative and support teams keep the wheels turning smoothly. Their organizational skills, attention to detail, and commitment to efficiency contribute to the overall success of Capital Homes.As we reflect on the achievements of Capital Homes, let's take a moment to express our heartfelt appreciation for the hardworking individuals who pour their passion and expertise into every project. Their dedication is the driving force behind the quality homes and thriving communities that define Capital Homes. This season, we extend our deepest gratitude to the entire Capital Homes family — a team that turns dreams into addresses and houses into homes. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to excellence.
Building Dreams, Building Love: Charles & Johnita's Capital Homes Adve...
November 13, 2023
In the heart of Broken Arrow, Charles and Johnita have woven a beautiful tapestry of love and companionship for the past 36 years. Their story began in a chance meeting at a local club when they were just kids. Fast forward to today, and not only have they become ministers, but they've also raised a family of four and are now eagerly anticipating the joys of becoming empty nesters. Recently, they embarked on a new chapter of their life together - purchasing a home at Emerald Falls, a meticulously planned neighborhood brought to life by Capital Homes.A Perfect Blend of City and Country Living:Choosing the right home is a significant decision, and for Charles and Johnita, the choice was clear. Emerald Falls, nestled in Broken Arrow, offers a unique blend of city and country life. The couple appreciates the convenience of having everything within reach while enjoying the tranquility and space that a suburban setting provides. Daily walks and friendly interactions with neighbors have become cherished routines, creating a sense of community that goes beyond the walls of their home.36 Years of Love and Partnership:Charles, a native Atlantan, and Johnita, hailing from Birmingham, share a bond that has stood the test of time. Their journey, from meeting as underage kids at a club to becoming ministers and parents, is a testament to the strength of their commitment. Now, with four beautiful children and four grandchildren, they are eagerly anticipating the next chapter in their lives as empty nesters.The Perfect Homebuying Experience with Capital Homes:Navigating the real estate market can be a daunting task, but Charles and Johnita found a guiding hand in their home specialist, Allen Pool. Throughout the entire process, Allen's genuine care and expertise made the experience not only easy but enjoyable. Charles and Johnita were particularly impressed with the meticulous planning and execution that went into creating Emerald Falls. They love that it was once an old golf course. Their back door even sits on the 18th hole!! The tight-knit community they now call home is a testament to Capital Homes' commitment to fostering a sense of belonging and togetherness.Looking Ahead to the Future:As they prepare to embrace the joys of empty nest living, Charles and Johnita are excited about the prospect of more date nights, slowing down, and fully enjoying the beauty of their beautiful residence. The couple expresses their gratitude for the exceptional experience provided by Capital Homes and envisions a future where their love story continues to unfold within the walls of their dream home.Charles and Johnita's journey with Capital Homes and the community at Emerald Falls is a heartwarming tale of love, commitment, and finding the perfect place to call home. With their children grown and a lifetime of memories behind them, this lovely couple looks forward to a future filled with new adventures in the home that Capital Homes helped them find and cherish.Interested in buying a home of your own? Visit capitalhomes.com for more information.
Exploring Capital Homes' Newest Floor Plans
November 6, 2023
Are you in the market for a new energy efficient home that combines quality construction with thoughtful design? Look no further than Capital Homes, where we offer a range of new home plans starting in the $250,000 range. Introducing: The Sheridan, Bradford, Providence, and the Marshall. Each of these homes embodies our commitment to providing comfortable and stylish living spaces without breaking the bank. 1. The Sheridan: Comfortable and CozyThe Sheridan is the perfect example of a well-designed home that doesn't compromise on comfort. This floor plan offers a delightful open layout, spanning 1,461 sq ft and comprising 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a finished 2-car garage. Step into the inviting open-concept kitchen, which seamlessly connects to the spacious breakfast nook with brand-new Whirlpool appliances, flooded with an abundance of beautiful natural light.2. The Bradford: Efficient EleganceAn illustration of thoughtful design spread over 1,651 sq ft. This layout boasts 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, all curated for a harmonious living experience. Strategically positioned near the bedrooms, the laundry room ensures utmost convenience. The heart of this design lies in its kitchen, which effortlessly merges with the living room, while also embracing a cozy breakfast nook—perfect for starting your day right. Nestled at the rear of the property, the primary suite is not just a private retreat but also a vantage point, offering serene views of the backyard and an inviting porch area. Experience the perfect blend of function and beauty with the Bradford.3. The Providence: Spacious and Comfortable LivingEvery inch of its 1,813 sq ft is meticulously designed to elevate your living experience. Featuring 4 spacious bedrooms and 2 luxurious baths, this layout is more than just a floor plan; it's a statement of elegance. Imagine the convenience of having a laundry room strategically nestled close to the bedrooms—no more hauling laundry through the house. The kitchen doesn’t just open up to the living and dining room; it flows, becoming one, setting the stage for easy living. The primary suite is secluded at the very rear, ensuring privacy. Here, you don't just enjoy the calm, but also the views of a beautiful backyard and an inviting porch.4. The Marshall: Luxury LivingFor those who want to combine comfort with a touch of luxury, the Marshall plan is 1,244 sq ft, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The heart of the home—the kitchen—flows seamlessly into a spacious living room and features a charming breakfast nook, perfect for morning conversations. Conveniently, the laundry room is just a step away from the family area, ensuring daily chores feel less tedious. From the kitchen and family room, enjoy serene views of the back porch, beckoning for relaxation. Tucked away at the rear of the home, the primary suite guarantees unmatched privacy, making it a perfect haven after a long day.At Capital Homes, we believe that everyone should have access to a quality home that fits their budget. Our newest home plans provide just that, allowing you to enjoy the comfort and style you deserve without emptying your wallet. Each of these homes comes with the same level of quality and craftsmanship that we're known for.Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, a growing family, or simply looking for a new option, our Sheridan, Bradford, Providence, and Marshall plans offer a variety of choices that cater to your different needs and preferences. Explore the full details of these homes on our website, and let us help you find your dream home without breaking the bank.To learn more about these new home plans or to start your journey toward homeownership with Capital Homes, visit our plans page today.
Oklahoma: Where Affordability Meets Adventure
October 27, 2023
One of the biggest trends in the housing market right now is the increased demand for affordable housing. Those of you who live in Oklahoma know that we are continuously ranked in the top places for affordable living. Just ask Forbes. In 2023 we ranked #4. Not only is it affordable to live in this great state, but so much growth is happening here. We have access to world-class parks, museums, sports, family educational opportunities, and adventures. For the outdoors enthusiast, we have over 200 lakes, trails, woods, and lots of wildlife. For the thrill seekers we have events, and festivals all year round, exciting nightlife, and a downtown scene that's brewing with so much culture, history, and arts. The beat that comes from these intertwined streets and foothills is nothing but vibrant and inviting. Trust me. You'll want a piece of it.Now if that's not enough to grab your attention... Economically it's a great state too. We have a diverse and thriving job market. Healthcare, technology startups, and the oil and gas industry spark a lot of growth in the Tulsa Metro. We've seen more and more people interested or moving to the Tulsa area in the past 4 years. Infact, more than 2,000 have jumped the pond due to a program called Tulsa Remote sponsored and nurtured by the George Kaiser Family Foundation that helps people move here by offering them $10,000 to get packing!If that's not enough to ignite some interest, it's also a thriving place to raise a family. We have great schools, and world-class parks like The Gathering Place, The Tulsa Zoo, and The Oklahoma Aquarium. Plenty of seasonal festivals, farmers markets and events all year round to keep you and your little ones making memories for a long time to come. So Why Are You Moving to Oklahoma??- Low Cost of Living- Beautiful Weather Nearly All Year Round- Broad Variety of Job Opportunities- Oklahoma is Known for it's Friendly People- Strong Sense of Community for Families- Thriving Arts and Entertainment Scene- Big City Feel with Small Town Charm- Great Place to Raise a FamilyInterested in learning more and finding a place to call home? Check out our new affordable house plan, The Sheridan or visit capitalhomes.com to discover a vast array of different options for you and your loved ones. Help us help you get started on your next big adventure!
Hues to Choose: Benjamin Moore's 2024 Color Revelation
October 11, 2023
There's more than just the seasons changing, color and inspiration are also on the horizon with 2024 just around the corner! We're thrilled to announce that our partner, Benjamin Moore recently announced their new color of the year.... drum roll, please. Blue Nova!!!!We couldn't be more excited to incorporate some new moody pops of color into the mix. We've seen so many different style trends over the years, from the downhome look and feel of the Modern Farmhouse trends that include elements of industrial and primitive style; loosely defined as rustic, yet chic, contemporary, yet country, modern farmhouse style marries what we hope is the best of old and new.We've seen a more Modern style that zeroes in on a monochromatic palette and the near-total absence of decoration. We've seen more classic Traditional styles that include elements like chandeliers and bookcases. Neutral color schemes with pops of bold colors, often in jewel tones. We've even seen a new favorite emerge in the Nordic Scandinavian style. A very minimal, clean approach that seeks to combine functionality with beauty. Its focus is on simple lines and light spaces, devoid of clutter. Light, yet warm color pallets.We're excited to incorporate a new burst of color and warmth. Time to delight in the spectrum of hues, exploring differing shades, tints, and contrasts. Mix the old with the new and adjust the ambiance to find the perfect palette for your space. We cannot wait to see our homes come to life through our Design Center and our partner Benjamin Moore. Let the mood hit and the paint flow! 2024 here we come! Find out more by contacting us at Capitalhomes.com. We would be honored to help you find and design the dream house you've always wanted!
Living in Downtown Tulsa: A Blend of Historic Charm and Modern Vibes
September 20, 2023
Downtown Tulsa, a vibrant heart of Oklahoma's second-largest city, offers an enriching blend of historic charm, culinary delights, captivating live music, and the thrilling energy of sports. If you're looking to move to downtown Tulsa, you're in luck! Capital Homes recently renovated, and built new homes, in the Emerson Heights community. Living near this bustling district provides not only convenience but also an experience steeped in rich cultural heritage and contemporary entertainment. Here's a glimpse into the tapestry of life that downtown Tulsa has to offer.Historical CharmDowntown Tulsa is nestled in a sought-after historical district. The streets echo stories of days gone by, with every brick and facade narrating tales from the early 20th century. The Art Deco architecture, predominant in buildings like the Philcade and Philtower, stands as a testament to the city's oil boom era. This isn't just a place to live; it's a step back in time.Culinary AdventuresOne of the standout features of living near downtown Tulsa is the accessibility to a plethora of restaurants. From trendy cafes to fine dining, there's a taste for every palate. The Dilly Diner, for instance, offers classic breakfasts and hearty lunches. Meanwhile, Juniper turns dinner into an experience with its locally sourced ingredients and seasonal dishes. Every corner seems to have a culinary story waiting to be explored.Ball Games ThrillFor sports enthusiasts, the ONEOK Field, home to the Tulsa Drillers, offers regular baseball games that transform weekends into sporting adventures. The energy, the crowd, and the game, all set against the backdrop of downtown's skyline, make for memories that last a lifetime.The Pulse of Live MusicMusic is the soul of Tulsa. The Brady Theater, an iconic venue over a century old, has hosted legends and continues to present a calendar filled with a diverse range of artists. Then there's Cain’s Ballroom, affectionately known as the "Carnegie Hall of Western Swing". Living downtown means these iconic venues are just a short walk or a quick drive away. The city pulses with rhythms from around the world, every single night.A Platter of DelicaciesIf you're a foodie, downtown Tulsa is a dream come true. Beyond conventional restaurants, the area thrives with food trucks, markets, and stalls offering everything from classic Oklahoman BBQ to international delicacies. Every bite encapsulates the city's eclectic culture.The Enigmatic NeighborhoodLiving near downtown Tulsa means being part of a neighborhood that exudes character. Amidst the hustle and bustle, there are serene parks like the Guthrie Green. The streets are lined with boutique shops, vintage stores, and art galleries that reflect the soul of Tulsa – a beautiful blend of its history and the present.Interested in living near downtown Tulsa? It isn't just about convenience; it's about being part of a dynamic narrative, a story that intertwines the past, present, and future. It's a life filled with melodies, flavors, sports, and art. If you ever wanted to be at the heart of a city's cultural renaissance, downtown Tulsa beckons.To find out more, check out our Emerson Heights community. And don't wait, as there's only a few homes left and they're going quick.
Top 10 Fall Home Maintenance Tips for your Home
September 14, 2023
As the golden hues of fall adorn Oklahoma, homeowners are ushered into a season of celebration, cozy evenings, and preparation for the cooler months. Whether you recently moved into a Capital Home, or you're a long-time homeowner, it's always a good idea to prep your home for seasonal changes. We’ve curated a list of essential fall home maintenance tips tailored specifically for Oklahoma residents.1. Roof and Gutter Checkup:Before the leaves begin to fall in abundance, ensure your roof is free of damage. Oklahoma’s unique weather patterns can be unpredictable. Clean out gutters and downspouts to prevent clogging and potential water damage.2. Seal Doors and Windows:Cooler temperatures can highlight drafts in your home. Check the sealing around doors and windows. Caulk any gaps to prevent heat loss and keep those energy bills down.3. Fireplace and Chimney Inspection:For those chilly Oklahoma nights, ensure your fireplace is ready to roar. Clean out ash and charred wood from the previous season. Hiring a professional to inspect and clean your chimney can prevent potential fire hazards.4. Protect Pipes:As temperatures drop, exposed pipes can freeze and burst. Insulate any exposed pipes, especially those on the exterior of the home.5. HVAC System:Replace air filters and have a professional inspect your heating system. Regular maintenance can prolong the life of your HVAC and ensure it runs efficiently.6. Fertilize Your Lawn:Oklahoma lawns, particularly Bermuda and Zoysia grass, benefit from fall fertilization which strengthens the roots for spring growth.7. Test Safety Devices:Check smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers. Ensure they're functioning correctly and replace batteries as needed.8. Prepare Outdoor Living Spaces:As outdoor activities wind down, clean and store patio furniture, barbecue grills, and children’s summer toys. This will protect them from the elements and have them ready for next year's sunshine.9. Plant Fall Vegetables:For garden enthusiasts, Oklahoma's fall climate is conducive for planting vegetables like broccoli, spinach, and lettuce. Consult with local nurseries to get the best advice on fall planting.10. Drain Garden Hoses:Water left in hoses can freeze and cause the hose to burst. Ensure they're drained and stored properly.Fall is a beautiful season in Oklahoma, and with a little preparation, you can ensure your home is as cozy and efficient as possible. Capital Homes is proud to serve the Oklahoma community and offers a range of services to assist homeowners in every season.Have questions? No problem, give us a call (or text) at 918.205.7807 or you can always submit a question online.
What is a Scandinavian kitchen and why do we love it!
September 7, 2023
We've noticed, in our design center, that more and more people are requesting a Scandinavian-designed home (especially kitchens!) This might make you say, "What exactly is a Scandinavian design and where did it come from?" The look itself is very light, bright, and airy, and mimics the Nordic love of the outdoors by incorporating natural tones, lots of greenery and plants, and more earthy textures. When it comes to kitchens, this style is both incredibly functional and beautiful. When choosing to build a home in the Tulsa Metro Area, Capital Homes is ready to help bring your design dreams to life. Let's talk through a few distinct features and see why this look is taking the world by storm.Neutral and Light Color Palettes: An absolute must for this style of design, the color scheme largely revolves around soft neutrals like whites, grays, and beiges. These shades not only amplify the natural light but also create a very natural and serene ambiance. Accents in black or deep blue add just enough contrast without overwhelming the space. By adding the pops of color it also provides a little warmth and personality.Wood Elements: Wood, particularly light woods like pine, oak, or even ash, plays a dominant role in Scandinavian kitchens. Whether it's the flooring, cabinets, beams, or dining tables, the presence of wood adds warmth and natural texture against the neutral backdrop.Minimalism at its Finest: In a Scandinavian-style kitchen, you always try to remove all unnecessary clutter. The design is built on the idea that everything in your home should have a purpose and place. Drop zones are a popular choice amongst our homeowners, allowing them to display essential items, ensuring that everything is within reach, and allowing an emphasis on the people in the space vs. the things. This is where we all need to channel our inner Kon Mari who took the world by storm a few years ago with her incredible organizing tips and of course, her folding technique for clothes!Appliances: While the interior design is very simple, it doesn't compromise on functionality. Most Scandinavian kitchens have advanced, integrated appliances that seamlessly blend into the design. This ensures that the space is usable.Have fun with Greenery: Bringing nature indoors is a very important Scandinavian trait and also something Capital Homes absolutely agrees with. Adding a few fresh potted plants to the counter, or some fresh herbs in the window sill can make all the difference, adding vibrancy to the kitchen and a little bit of a natural texture mix. It really pops next to the neutral undertones.Functional Lighting: In a region where daylight can be scarce during winter, efficient lighting is important. Pendant lights over dining areas and strategically placed lamps ensure that the kitchen is always well-lit, regardless of the time of day. Did you know that soft lighting can also have a very calming effect?Quality Over Quantity: Investing in a few high-quality items rather than overcrowding the space is a fundamental aspect of the Nordic design. This is the perfect chance to highlight your favorite antique piece, we all have them and all love them.Inclusive Spaces: Scandinavian kitchens often blend with dining or living areas, endorsing the idea of an open-concept design. This seamless transition makes the kitchen become an integral part of life, not just for cooking. A kitchen is for making memories! If you haven't seen our new Augusta floorplan, click here and fall in love with the kitchen island that is designed with this in mind.At Capital Homes, we love the popularity of this design and incorporated it into many of our floorplans. It brings the perfect blend of elegance, simplicity, and functionality. It's about creating a space that serves its purpose while simultaneously offering tranquility and relaxation. If you're considering a kitchen makeover, this Nordic-inspired approach might be the fresh start you're seeking. Give us a call or visit our design gallery to see the beautiful kitchens we offer, it might also be our favorite room.Contact Us for a Tour
Wondering Why Sand Springs' Best Kept Secret is Almost Out – Secure Yo...
August 31, 2023
When looking for a new property, timing is crucial, especially if you are a prospective homeowner or investor. Just like the best chances come once in a lifetime, so does the opportunity to purchase a new modern home in the soon-to-be-closed community of Stone Villa II in Sand Springs. This beautiful and welcoming community is nearing its completion with only a few lots left, emphasizing the urgency to act now. If you're still unsure, here's why Stone Villa II in Sand Springs and its surrounding towns are worth every penny:1. Unique Modern Community Design:Stone Villa II isn’t just any other community; it stands out with its distinctive architectural designs, natural landscaped surroundings, and a neighborhood feel that exudes comfort and sophistication. As part of its unique charm, every home in this community is designed with modernity in mind, yet it pays homage to classic aesthetics that never go out of style. There is truly something for everybody's different tastes and styles.2. Prime Location:Located in Sand Springs, Stone Villa II ensures that residents are never too far from urban conveniences while still enjoying the peace of suburban living. Just check out our site to find out more about some of our local favorite places to visit! The town is a hub of culture, recreation, and commerce, allowing residents to benefit from the best of both worlds. Local seasonal festivals and outdoor lovers can't get enough of the area. Love the lake? We do too. Keystone Lake has more than enough fun places to visit all year round. For you city goers... Tulsa is a short 20 minutes away and easily accessible by highway. 3. Community Amenities:For residents of Stone Villa II, every day feels like a staycation. With an array of amenities, from walking trails to playgrounds, and great schools, there’s always something to indulge in. Plus, the tight-knit community vibe ensures that you’ll always find friendly faces around, whether it's during a morning jog or an evening stroll. This community loves to gather around the holidays and always greets their neighbors as if they are family. It truly is a sweet place to call home.4. Safe and Secure:Safety is a paramount concern for many homeowners. Stone Villa II prioritizes the security and well-being of its residents. The community has been designed keeping in mind all the necessary security measures, ensuring that you and your family always feel safe and sound. It also has a helpful HOA that helps maintain the beauty of the area for years to come. 5. An Investment for the Future:Given the community's quality, location, and amenities, buying a property in Stone Villa II is not just purchasing a house; it’s an investment for the future. As the lots are almost taken up and the community is nearing completion, property values are poised to appreciate, offering homeowners a solid return on their investment. So now is a great time to plan for the future. 6. A Town Full of Opportunities:Sand Springs is a gem of a town, brimming with opportunities, be it in terms of jobs, education, or recreation. As a resident of Stone Villa II, you get to benefit from all that Sand Springs has to offer, making it the perfect place to raise a family or even retire. Just ask our residence. Opportunities like Stone Villa II are rare. It's not just about buying property; it's about investing in a lifestyle, in a community, for your future. The saying goes, "Opportunity doesn't knock twice." With only a few lots left, now is the time to seize this chance and make Stone Villa II your new address.Check out Stone Villa II for more information by visiting capitalhomes.com or contacting one of our Home Specialists.
Homebuyers Are Saying
"As we all know, time goes by and things change, just like us. In search of the next big chapter of our life and retirement officially at our fingertips ... we found ourselves in Broken Arrow looking for a perfect new community for our later years in life.
Being close to others, having plenty of room and being able to laugh and have our morning coffee on our front porch are just some of our favorite things. We wanted to have neighbors over to play games and visit and this was the perfect place to do that. We love feeding the local pets as they sauté down the streets and making friends with our neighbors.
The ease of not having to take care of hardly anything has been wonderful. A new home, a retirement community and peace of mind knowing we had a community of folks just like us sounded like a little slice of heaven. It has been 3 years now and we are settled into our daily routine. Giggling on our front porch, cooking our favorite foods, putting together puzzles and enjoying the simple things in life."