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May 23, 2023

Hot Interior Design Trends for Summer 2023

Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time to give homes in Boise ID a fresh new look. If you’re ready to give your home a summer vibe, try one or more of these seasonal décor trends for 2023.... Read More »

December 21, 2022

Learn How to Use Our Self-Guided Tours

You’ve probably heard about Brighton’s self-guided home tours. You may have even considered trying it for yourself, but maybe you weren’t quite sure how it worked. Here we’ll describe how easy it is to take self-guided tours of our model... Read More »

November 7, 2022

Tips for Hosting a Successful Thanksgiving Dinner

Homes in Nampa ID will soon be filled with friends and families enjoying the annual tradition of Turkey Day. Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is the perfect way to show off your new home and “warm” it with the presence of family... Read More »

September 15, 2022

Fall Employee Recipe – Spicy White Chicken Chili

Last night’s thunderstorm has us all here at Brighton excited for cooler temperatures, fun holidays, and delicious warm comfort food.  This month’s recipe comes from Candi,  one of our Project Coordinators!  Make some this weekend and cozy up on the couch... Read More »

Homes in Boise ID
May 18, 2022

Where to Go Hiking in Boise

Hiking is a popular hobby among people who purchase homes in Boise, ID. That’s no surprise since the Treasure Valley is home to some of the best hiking trails in the Northwest. You can find everything from short, easy loops... Read More »

March 10, 2022

Organizing Trends to Try in Your New Home

Are you looking for new ways to organize your home in Boise, ID? Since most of us spend more time at home, we want our spaces to look good and function efficiently. Try these emerging trends to keep your home... Read More »

December 6, 2021

Handy Holiday Decorating Hacks

As you start to decorate your new homes in Meridian ID, you might find that everything doesn’t go as planned. You might need to improvise ornament hooks, or you can’t find the bad bulb on a string of lights. The... Read More »

December 1, 2021

Hot Chocolate Bombs

PREP 60 MINUTES | YIELD 3 A Hot Chocolate Bomb is a hollow, chocolate shell filled with hot cocoa mix and marshmallows. Place in a mug, pour on hot milk and watch the marshmallows float to the top! Give it... Read More »

November 1, 2021

Copycat Panera Squash Soup

This Copycat Panera Squash Soup tastes just like the original, but we made it a bit healthier! This is the perfect fall recipe! It has a velvety smooth consistency, and is filled with some of the best fall produce. Now... Read More »

October 1, 2021

Perfect Maple Pumpkin Granola

This healthy maple pumpkin granola recipe is easy to make, vegan, gluten-free, and most importantly, totally irresistible. It will be your go-to fall snack! Ingredients 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 3 cups old... Read More »

September 5, 2021

Interior Design Trends for Fall 2021

We’re seeing some exciting interior design trends for homes in Nampa ID this fall. Together these trends can create the warm, cozy, comforting vibe that we all love this time of year! Check out these ideas to try in your... Read More »

September 1, 2021

Bath Tissue Pumpkins

Do you need a simple, fun fall decor craft you can make in under 30 minutes? These bath tissue pumpkins are such a fun way to add a touch of fall to any room in the house. You can personalize... Read More »

August 1, 2021

Late Summer Blackberry Crumble

Blackberries and all kinds of berries grow prolifically here in Idaho. In fact, if you live in the Pacific Northwest, it’s almost a requirement to love blackberries. However, no matter where you live, we promise you will love this blackberry... Read More »

July 10, 2021

Refresh Your Front Door Color

One of the quickest ways to update old or new homes in Boise ID is to give the front door a new coat of paint. You can change the whole vibe of your home’s exterior with a quart of paint... Read More »

Lemon Blueberry Muffins
June 1, 2021

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

This succulent summer treat is soft, moist and bursting with fresh blueberries and lemon flavor. Drizzled with a delicious lemon glaze, these are the best lemon blueberry muffins around!

May 23, 2021

How to Keep your Garden Green

How To Keep Your Garden Green Brighton Homes has been building some of the most energy-efficient Meridian ID homes for decades. We are a company dedicated to reducing our footprint on the planet and helping our clients do the same.... Read More »

Daydream Believer 2020 at Cartwright Ranch
May 9, 2021

Top Designers Share Hot Trends in Home Decor

Spring is the perfect time to refresh the look and feel of your home. And if you are lucky enough to be moving into one of our new homes in Boise ID’s Meridian community, the possibilities are endless, and the... Read More »

May 4, 2021

Brighton Teammate Original Family Favorite!

Happy May! In true Cinco de Mayo spirit, we are sharing a Brighton Teammates original family favorite recipe, Mexican Lasagna! We hope you enjoy. Mexican Lasagna Ingredients 1 lb ground beef or turkey thawed & uncooked 1 can refried beans... Read More »

April 12, 2021

Customize Your Home Office with Built-Ins

As a leading home builder in Boise ID, we at Brighton Homes know how important home offices are for today’s buyers. We also know how to create home office spaces that you’ll enjoy for years to come. One of the... Read More »

March 31, 2021

The BEST Spring Salad

If you have visited our office, you have likely met our awesome Receptionist, Gina! If you have not yet, you will meet her when picking up pool keys. This month, we are sharing Gina’s FAVORITE spring and summer salad. We hope... Read More »

March 13, 2021

How to Make the Most of Your Flex Spaces

Most new homes in Boise ID have some sort of flex space–a study, game room or other area that could accommodate a variety of uses. The greatest benefit of flex spaces is right there in the name: they’re flexible. Not... Read More »

March 1, 2021

It’s Your Lucky Day! Irish Potato Bites

At risk of sounding corny, but you are in LUCK! Sorry for being cheesy, but the leprechauns made us do it. If you’re looking for a yummy bite, get ready to Shamrock and Roll with this festive snack. In the... Read More »

March 1, 2021

Is Your Home Ready to Spring Forward?

It’s time to SPRING FORWARD and soak up the extra hour of evening sun. Get ready to dust off the patio furniture, fill up the bike tires and ride the Greenbelt, or hit the trails in Boise, ID! The start... Read More »

February 20, 2021

How to Use Bold Paint Colors in Your Home

Many people would like to use bold paint colors in their homes in Boise ID, but they’re afraid to take the plunge and paint a whole room bright red, for example. If it doesn’t turn out well, it could take... Read More »

January 29, 2021

Essential Spring Gardening Tasks and Tips

Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to work on starting a garden at your Boise home. While it’s still too early to put many plants in the ground, you can plan, prepare, and start some plants indoors to... Read More »

November 24, 2020

Tips for Cleaning Your Home for the Holidays

We all want our homes in Eagle ID to look their best for the holidays. But let’s face it, there are some areas that may need extra cleaning before we take those Instagram photos. Our advice is to start early... Read More »

October 28, 2020

Easy Crafts to Decorate Your Home for Thanksgiving

It’s easier than you think to decorate Eagle ID homes for Thanksgiving. A few simple materials and a little time will give you beautiful décor to last through the fall season. Painted pumpkins Do you have uncut pumpkins left over... Read More »

River Birch Office - 2 Story House Plans in Nampa ID
September 18, 2020

How to Decorate Your Ideal Home Office

More people than ever are working out of their Eagle ID homes. Since we’re spending so much time in our home offices, it makes sense to decorate them to provide ourselves a pleasant working environment. Create the right mood. If... Read More »

July 11, 2020

Hot Interior Design Trends for Summer 2020

With summer upon us, many people are taking the opportunity to redecorate their Meridian ID homes. If you’re one of them, read on to find out what trends are hot this year in home décor. Basketry Inspired by the Boho... Read More »

Picking Art for your Brighton Home Idaho
June 29, 2020

How to Choose Art for Your Home

Choosing artwork for Eagle ID new homes can be a fun adventure. You have a blank canvas to decorate any way you please. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Do you just buy what appeals to you... Read More »

May 12, 2020

Clever Bathroom Towel Display Ideas

Half the fun of decorating new homes in Eagle ID is coming up with new ways to show off your decorating style. You might think the bathroom is just a utilitarian space, but there are lots of ways to make... Read More »

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