Energy-Efficient Saving Tips to Follow this Fall and Winter

Clocks have been set back and mornings are becoming brighter while the evenings are getting darker around our new homes in New Bern NC. While we experience cooler temperatures and anticipate the transition of fall to winter on December 21st, follow these energy-efficient tips this fall and winter to help you save money. 1.Ceiling fans – Reverse the direction of your ceiling fans to reverse in a counterclockwise direction. This will help to push the warm air down and circulate throughout the room. 2.Christmas lighting – Decorating your home with lights is an easy way to get into the festive spirit at your home. Opt for LED holiday lights versus incandescent lighting because they use less lights and this in turn will help keep your lighting bill lower.

Community Profile: Mariners Point

JC Jackson Builder is a reputable homebuilder with more than 10 years of experience in the business. We are the BrighterBetterBest builder of beautifully designed single family homes in Morehead City NC community of Mariners Point. Homebuyer’s should never get bored at Mariners Point because there is a plethora to do in and around this community. From those who want to stay fit or just relax, residents can enjoy the clubhouse, day dock, community pier, pool, and tennis courts. Historic downtown Beaufort is just 15 minutes away and there is also plenty of shopping and dining options nearby.

Community Profile: Longleaf Pines

JC Jackson builds in the coveted New Bern NC homes community of Longleaf Pines. This stunning community boasts wooded lots and is surrounded by beautiful trees. Longleaf Pines is located in Craven County, is 10 minutes from downtown New Bern and roughly a 15 minute drive to the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. This safe and friendly HOA community is just 45 minute drive to Atlantic Beach, only miles from dining, healthcare, and shopping options and close to Creekside Park and Taberna Golf Course. Longleaf Pines is located in the Craven School District where students are assigned to Creekside Elementary School, H.J. MacDonald, and New Bern High School.

Halloween Events in New Bern NC

You don’t have to wait until Monday, October 31 to celebrate Halloween around your homes in New Bern NC community. Here are a couple of Halloween events happening in New Bern. The 26th annual Ghostwalk 2016: “Whispers From the Past” throughout New Bern’s historic downtown district. This Halloween event, presented by the New Bern Historical Society, kicks-off Thursday, October 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will run Friday, October 28 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. until Saturday, October 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Bring the entire family out to visit spooky places at Cedar Grove Cemetery and in historic businesses, churches, and homes. You’ll also have the opportunity to encounter spirits of New Bern who will share their stories with you, and see spirited performances at the historic Athens and Masonic Theatres. Advanced tickets are now on sale for $16 per person. You can also purchase tickets on the days of the event. Those will be $22 per person, $11 per person for active military and military dependents, $10 for students with a valid I.D., and $5 per person for children ages three to 12. Children under three are free.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina

JC Jackson, a reputable home builder in New Bern NC, believes that it is important to not only make a difference in this world and community but also give more than you take. Jeremy C. Jackson, owner of JC Jackson, is a proud board member of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina mission is to” inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens by providing them with a safe, positive and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve great futures.” The Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina serves more than 1,200 young people throughout Carteret and Craven Counties. This fall, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina is holding a Fallraiser as part of the annual Great Futures Campaign.

Four Comfy Ways to Decorate Your Home this Fall

Fall is here! The first official day of fall was September 22. Temperatures are starting to get cooler and the leaves are starting to change color around our new homes in Morehead City NC communities. Fall provides the perfect color scheme to get inspired to decorate. As we usher in a new season consider using these ideas to decorate your home this fall. 1.Candy corn centerpiece – Candy corn is synonymous with Halloween. This fall favorite is not only a popular candy but it is also great as a simple decoration. To achieve this look all you have to do is fill an odd number (three or five) of glass candle holders half way up with the candy corn and then place your votive candles on top of the candy. Next you should get a long turquoise or white rectangular shaped decorative plate to place the candles on and then fill the bottom up with the candy corn as well to finish off this design. This is the perfect table topper for your entryway table, dining room table, or kitchen countertop.

Community Profile: Carolina Colours

JC Jackson is the BrighterBetterBest home builder that has been building quality homes for more than a decade throughout North Carolina. We are pleased to announce that our portfolio is expanding! That’s right, JC Jackson is now a proud builder in beautiful community of Carolina Colours. Carolina Colours is a coastal community located in New Bern between the Neuse and Trent River. It is conveniently located about 30 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and is a 45 minute drive to Atlantic Beach. Creekside Elementary School is just a five minute walk from the neighborhood and MCAS Cherry Point is minutes away. Carolina Colours features fabulous amenities such as a first class golf course, plenty of outdoor spaces for bikers, joggers, and walkers, playground, pavilion, and a pool and tennis courts.

Floor Plan Profile: The Clayton

The Clayton is a lovely new homes in New Bern NC home design by JC Jackson Builders. This floor plan is available in two different elevations that can include the options of cedar shake and board and batten siding. The Clayton has beautiful architectural detail that is customary for JC Jackson homes, lots of windows for plenty of natural sunlight, and great interior lighting fixtures. The Clayton home design contains five bedrooms, three bathrooms and offers a total of 3,206 square feet of living space. The first floor includes an open floor plan with a spacious great room that includes a natural gas fireplace with stone surround, breakfast area and kitchen.

What Should You Do With Your Back-to-School Photos?

It’s that time of year again! Back-to-school season is officially amongst us. As our homes in morehead city nc students prepare to head back to school, picture day is soon to follow. So what should you do with your back-to-school photos this year? Read below to find out. 1.Calendar – This is definitely a no brainer! Take 12 of your kid’s favorite photos to create a calendar for the 12 months out of the year. 2.Coasters – These DIY coasters are easy to create and a cool way to showcase your kid’s photos. You can bring them out for game night or when guests visit your home. 3.Custom photo collage pillow – Transform ordinary shams or pillows into a unique custom photo collage. This is a great way to add personality and style into any room of your house.

Buying a Couch? Here’s What You Should Know

So you’re in the market for a new couch? Here’s what you should know before shopping around and making your couch purchase. Measure, measure, measure – Don’t purchase a couch without taking measurements of your space first. The last thing you want to do is to purchase a couch that is not proportional to the space. A couch that overwhelms or underwhelms the space will not enhance your room by any means. You should also make sure to measure the hallways and doorways to also want to make sure that your couch will fit through the hallways and doorways. Try it out – It’s always a good idea to try out the sofa before you buy it versus buying it sight unseen. Test out the sofa by sitting on it to make sure it meets your comfort level. You may even want to bring along your family members or even one of your Eastman Creek homes in beaufort nc neighbors to get their opinion.

August ArtWalk

New Bern is a great place to live and raise a family. With a charming historic downtown, close proximity to the ocean, locally owned shops and restaurants, and a plethora of dining, shopping and entertainment there is really something for everyone in this beautiful North Carolina coastal town. One of the great events for visitors and homes in new bern nc residents alike to attend is ArtWalk. ArtWalk is presented by the Craven Arts Council & Gallery. This month’s ArtWalk will take place this Friday, August 12 in downtown New Bern beginning at 5 p.m. and going until 8 p.m. Art galleries, restaurants, and other merchants will stay open late in downtown New Bern for this fabulous event. August ArtWalk will also feature two exhibits,” Points of View: Opinions” and “Director’s Gallery” by Eileen Wroe.

What are the Unique Ways to Display Art in the Bedroom?

JC Jackson Builders’ bedrooms in the homes in havelock nc community of King Creek at Cherry Branch are very spacious and they provide the perfect design pallet to showcase your personality, interests, and design tastes. Use these artwork ideas to enhance your bedroom. Enhance your bedroom by incorporating these artwork design ideas. 1.Clothespin mirror – Make a wreath out of clothespin’s to hang up. Add color by painting the clothespin and include a mirror in the center to complete this look. This DIY project will be a great addition above the bed or by the door in a guest bedroom or the kid’s bedroom. 2.Floating shelves – Incorporate floating shelves into your bedroom design to display everything from family photos and sports memorabilia to sculptures, paintings, trophies, and trinkets.

Summer 2016 Sales Event

Cool down with JC Jackson Builders’ smoking hot Summer Sales Event! Our hot Summer Sales Event is valid for homebuyer’s who purchase a home by JC Jackson Builders now through August 31, 2016. By purchasing a new home during this promotion you will receive one year of zero electric bills. Once you have closed on your new home, JC Jackson will pay a $2,000 electric credit to your City of New Bern, Duke Energy Progress or Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative electricity service provider. The prepayment amount is based on calculations for the estimated annual energy usage for a two story home that has 2,600 square feet to 3,000 square feet of conditioned space. Please note, this calculation is just estimates and does not guarantee that the actual amount of energy used and the associated cost for one year will be equal to the electric credit provided.

Why is Gardening Healthy For You?

Not only does gardening help the environment and spruce up your home by adding curb appeal to your homes in morehead city nc community, but it is also very good for your health. Here are six health benefits of having a green thumb. 1.Gets you fit – Why should you get out and get busy in your garden? Because you’ll get fit! You’ll definitely burn calories from all of the moving around and stretching you’ll do from digging, lifting, planting, raking, trimming, and weeding. 2.Helps you sleep – Cultivating your garden is exercise and helps to rest the mind. In turn gardening can aid in giving you a better night’s sleep which can lead to things like an improved memory, lower stress level, and a spark in creativity.

Fourth of July Events in New Bern

From BBQ’s and concerts to parades and fireworks, there are many ways to celebrate America’s 240th birthday. Here are a couple of activities happening around your new bern homes for sale communities this Fourth of July. Run for the Warriors’ is back again in New Bern. The 5th Annual New Bern Run for the Warriors’ will take place on Monday, July 4 at Union Point Park (210 East Front Street) in historic downtown New Bern. The Run for the Warriors’ race is an event devoted to service men and women injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, their families, and the families of fallen soldiers.

Four Garage Storage and Organization Hacks for your Home in Beaufort

Garages in JC Jackson Builders homes in beaufort nc aren’t just for parking cars. They can be used to store various items. But how? In fact, the garage storage and organization conundrum doesn’t have to be one. Use these four hacks to maximize storage and create a functional and organized space in your garage. 1.Bike rack plaque – Are you a cyclist and looking for an easy storage solution for your bicycle? This DIY project just requires you to coat bike hangers with the paint of your choice, mount them to plaques and then finally hang them to your garage walls. This is a great way to utilize the wall space in your garage while keeping your bicycle off the ground.

What Are Unique Toy Storage Solutions

Are you tired of tripping over your kid’s toys? Check out these six unique toy storage solutions that are sure to encourage your kid’s and their homes in havelock nc friends to clean up once they’re done playing. 1.Barbie doll organizer – Does your daughter have a lot of Barbie dolls? One of the easiest ways to keep them organized and neatly stored is by placing the Barbie dolls in an over the door shoe rack. Hang this to the back of her bedroom door or on the closet door. 2.Bedside pocket caddy – Hang a pocket caddy to your child’s bedside for them to easily store their books, crayons, stuffed animals and other items that may find their way in or near their bed.

How Do You Decorate Around Your Television?

So you have a decorating dilemma on hand. How in the world are you supposed to decorate around your new TV? Whether you want to hide it or make the space surrounding your TV more decorative use these tips to decorate around your TV. 1.Vintage appeal – Mount the TV above or on a vintage buffet table or an old dresser you’ve been holding on to, purchased at a thrift store or bought from one of your homes for sale in havelock nc neighbors. This will create a vintage look around your modern TV and add more interest to and surrounding your TV. You will also be able to hide your electronic accessories in the drawers as well as use the top of the buffet table or dresser to display knick-knacks or photos.

The Antique & Classic Boat Show & Classic Car Display

Do you enjoy classic cars and boats? If so then you should be at the 11th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show & Classic Car Display. The Antique & Classic Boat Show & Classic Car Display will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2016. This event will open at 9 a.m. and go until to 3 p.m. and will be held where the Neuse River and Trent River meet at the Galley Store & Marina in historic downtown New Bern at 300 East Front Street. This is a family-friendly event perfect for new homes in new bern nc residents. The Antique & Classic Boat Show & Classic Car Display will display an array of small and large wooden or classic glass boats. There will be boat rides, story boards, show awards, scholarship donations and a raffle. This event will also feature a ship’s store with apparel, souvenirs and additional items for sale. Patrons can eat at the on-site waterfront restaurant, Persimmons.

What Are Great Ways To Add Storage to Your Kitchen?

Are you looking to add additional storage into your Eastman Creek kitchen? If yes, check out these affordable kitchen storage ideas we’ve compiled below. 1.Kitchen island – Some of our homes for sale in beaufort nc floor plans have the option to include an island in the kitchen. Not only will a kitchen island add more storage but additional value through increased counter and prep space as well as extra seating. 2.Spice rack – Keep your spices organized and in order by placing them in a spice rack. This will help you not lost track of your spices and be able to find the right jar of spice when you need it. 3.Built-in wine cabinet – Why purchase a wine hutch when you can make a DIY wine cabinet yourself? By incorporating a built-in wine cabinet into your kitchen design your wine will be conveniently accessible in the hub of your home.