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January 18, 2022

Floor Plan Profile: Shadow Valley

We’re excited to introduce a brand new floor plan for homes in Nampa, ID. This home is large enough for a family but still manageable for a couple or a single person, and it’s ideal for those who need a... Read More »



January 11, 2022

6 Ways to Save Money on Your Utility Bills

Did you know that Brighton’s Boise ID homes surpass national standards for energy efficiency? We pride ourselves on building homes that save energy, help the environment and make your life more comfortable. To maximize the benefits of living in an... Read More »


December 16, 2021

Community Profile: ARBOR

The Arbor community of new homes in Nampa ID is growing, and we can’t wait for you to come and check it out! Arbor is located in the Treasure Valley close to Nampa and Caldwell ID. Shopping, dining, and entertainment... Read More »


December 14, 2021

Brighton Homes Holiday Hours and Tours

Brighton Homes is honored to be your preferred new home builder in Boise ID. We work hard all year to make our customers’ homeownership dreams a reality. This holiday season, we’ll be taking a short break at Christmas and New... Read More »


New Home Caldwell, ID & Nampa, ID
December 10, 2021

Here’s why you should move to Eagle, Idaho!

We’re always thrilled to welcome new residents to our Homestead community of Eagle ID homes. There’s so much to love about this area and we’re confident you’ll be happy to live here. Eagle truly has the best of both worlds.... 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 21, 2021

Boise Winter Fun Guide

Fun winter activities are within easy reach of our Cartwright Ranch community of homes in Boise ID. Whether you want to take the whole family out for a day in the snow or you prefer to spend an afternoon gift... Read More »


Active Adult Community in Meridian ID at Cadence
November 14, 2021

Community Profile: Cadence at Century Farm

Our first two Cadence 55+ communities of Meridian ID new homes have been a great success, and we’re now starting our third active adult neighborhood! Cadence at Century Farm will continue our popular tradition of low maintenance, high-enjoyment lifestyles for... Read More »


November 7, 2021

Floor Plan Profile: Lakeview

The Lakeview home design is one of our popular plans for new homes in Nampa ID. It’s a versatile design that can work well for young couples, growing families or empty nesters. Lakeview is a 2-story modern farmhouse with 2,360... 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 17, 2021

What It’s Like Living in Boise ID

Have you been looking at new homes in Boise ID and wondering what it’s like to live there? Here’s some insider info on life in Idaho’s booming capital! First of all, Boise is a great place to live, whether you’re... Read More »


October 10, 2021

What Makes Our Homes Energy-Efficient?

At Brighton Homes, we pride ourselves on being an Energy Star home builder in Meridian ID. We go above and beyond existing standards to create homes that are easy on the planet and a comfort to live in. Energy Star... Read More »


October 4, 2021

Come See Us at the Boise Parade of Homes!

Our featured home for this year’s annual Fall Parade of Homes in Boise ID will be our Fred Astaire model in Cartwright Ranch. Located at 11614 N. 24th Avenue, Boise, ID 83714, the Fred Astaire model features an urban townhome... 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 22, 2021

Fun Family Events to Enjoy in Boise ID This Fall

The fall season brings a fresh crop of fun family events for people who make their homes in Boise ID. Whether you want to be entertained, frightened or enlightened, there’s a nearby activity for you! Emmett Harvest Festival and Street... Read More »


Cadence at Bainbridge in Meridian Idaho
September 13, 2021

Community Profile: Cadence at Bainbridge

Cadence at Bainbridge is our second active adult community of homes in Meridian ID. Our award-winning first Cadence community is sold out. We created Cadence at Bainbridge to meet the continuing demand for 55+ active adult communities in the Treasure... 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 21, 2021

Visit Our New Model Home in Cadence

Our model home is now open in the Cadence 55+ community of new homes in Meridian ID. Located at 3720 W Sunny Cove Ln, Meridian ID, 83646, the model is a perfect example of the comfortable lifestyle that awaits you... Read More »


August 14, 2021

Community Profile: Arbor

The Arbor community of homes in Nampa ID can help you take advantage of all that the Treasure Valley has to offer. Nampa is one of the region’s most popular towns. Boise is only 20 miles to the east via... Read More »


August 8, 2021

Discover Caldwell, ID

More people are looking for homes near Caldwell ID than ever before. The area is rich with attractions and amenities that make it an ideal place to live. Besides easy access to Meridian, Nampa and Boise, the Caldwell area has... 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 15, 2021

Family Fun in Meridian ID

In today’s competitive real estate market, new homes in Meridian ID are in high demand. Meridian benefits from a great location in Idaho’s scenic Treasure Valley. It’s surrounded by the natural beauty of the Northwest within easy reach of Boise.... 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 »


New Homes in Meridian ID
July 3, 2021

Community Profile: Cadence at Bainbridge

The Cadence community of homes in Meridian ID is the area’s newest 55+ active adult neighborhood. It combines a convenient location with on-site amenities to create a place where you can enjoy life right at your doorstep. A community lifestyle... Read More »



June 20, 2021

Discover Nampa ID

Some of the best attractions in the Northwest are within a short drive of new homes in Nampa ID. Nampa is located 20 miles west of Boise in Idaho’s famed Treasure Valley. Residents enjoy Nampa’s small-town feel and its easy... Read More »


June 12, 2021

Explore Outdoor Adventures in Boise, ID

New homes in Boise ID are selling faster than ever before. The area offers a great lifestyle for all ages, whether you’re a young single, a retiree, or raising a growing family. A big draw in Boise is the easy... Read More »


June 8, 2021

Visit these Farmer’s Markets near Boise

As a long-time home builder in Meridian ID, we’re familiar with all the great things the Treasure Valley has to offer. One of our favorite things to do is visit the local farmer’s markets. We love shopping for fresh, local... 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 »


Homes in Boise ID
May 15, 2021

Floor Plan Profile: Bayview

Brighton Homes has been serving the greater Boise ID area for 25 years. We take great pride in the communities we have helped to build and develop; the Meridian ID homes are no exception. One of our very best home... 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 »


Homes in Boise ID
April 17, 2021

Join Us for the 2021 Parade of Homes

We at Brighton Homes are excited to invite you to the 2021 Parade of Homes in Boise ID. Hosted by the Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho, the event will take place from April 24 to May 9. We’ve designed... 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 »


Meridian ID Homes at Pinnacle
April 3, 2021

Find Fun for Your Family at Discovery Park

Discovery Park is a fun destination for families living in new homes in Meridian ID. For those who move into the new Pinnacle community, the park will be right next door. Located at 2121 E. Lake Hazel Road, Discovery Park... 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 21, 2021

4 Advantages of Using Energy-Efficient Appliances

One of the greatest benefits of buying brand new Meridian ID homes is the assurance that they will contain the latest energy-efficient appliances. Although the appliances may seem like a small part of your new home, they can have a... 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 6, 2021

Explore Meridian This Spring

Spring will bring plenty of fun things to do near homes in Meridian ID. It’s the perfect time to get out of the house and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. If you’re moving to Meridian for the first time,... 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 »


New Home Caldwell, ID & Nampa, ID
February 13, 2021

Community Profile: Quartet

Our newest community of Meridian ID homes is coming soon to North Meridian! The community will be called Quartet and is located off Black Cat Road between W. McMillan Road and W. Ustick Road. This community will feature large home... Read More »



February 6, 2021

4 Fun Facts About Meridian ID

If you’ve been shopping for homes in Meridian ID, you probably know that the area is full of fun things to do. But do you know where the name “Meridian” came from? Or where it ranks among the Best Places... 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 »


January 16, 2021

5 Hot Design Trends to Try in 2021

The start of a new year is always a perfect time to redecorate homes in Boise ID. By incorporating a few of the latest design trends, you can make your home feel fresher than ever. Here are 5 trends to... Read More »


January 9, 2021

Community Profile: Pinnacle

Our brand new Pinnacle community of Meridian ID homes will be open soon! Site work is underway and we’ll be taking reservations for new homes this spring. Pinnacle will offer an unparalleled lifestyle in the SoMe district, where residents will... Read More »


December 20, 2020

Brighton Homes Holiday Hours and Tours

Brighton Homes is honored to be your preferred new home builder in Boise ID. We work hard all year to make our customers’ homeownership dreams a reality. This holiday season, we’ll be taking a short break at Christmas and New... Read More »


December 17, 2020

Tips for a Stress Free Move In

Moving into a newly constructed home in Idaho can be a little overwhelming. Everything is freshly painted and new. You may be tempted to throw out everything you own and buy all new furniture for your fresh new home. You... Read More »


December 12, 2020

How to Create a Video Game Room in Your Home

Video games and consoles are some of the most popular holiday gifts in Meridian ID homes. Setting up a dedicated room for gaming can make the experience even more enjoyable. Here are our tips for creating a great space for... Read More »


Meridian ID Homes
December 8, 2020

All About EnergyStar

Here at Brighton, we are committed to building 100% EnergyStar Homes.  This year, we are celebrating our contribution of 1,636 EnergyStar Certified Homes! But what exactly does that mean? Well, ONE Brighton Homes EnergyStar home is equivalent to reducing CO2... 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 »


November 15, 2020

More Homes Coming Soon at Cadence at Bainbridge!

Our first release of twenty homes have already been sold at our 55+ Cadence community of Meridian ID new homes. Our next release of twenty homes will be on December 15, 2020. Cadence features attractive, energy-efficient homes designed for an active... 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 »


October 24, 2020

Grand Opening: Bri at The Village

Ready to build a new home in the Cadence community of homes in Meridian ID? If so, you can start enjoying an upscale 55+ lifestyle without waiting for your home to be finished. We’re now offering special lease terms for... Read More »


New Homes in Boise ID
October 14, 2020

Come Visit our 2020 Fall Parade Home!

Brighton Homes invites you to visit the Cartwright Ranch community of new homes in Boise ID this weekend for the 2020 Fall Parade of Homes. Our participating home will be open Friday through Sunday, October 16-18th, from 11 am –... Read More »


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 »




Active Adult Community in Meridian ID at Cadence
August 20, 2020

Community Profile: Cadence

The Cadence community of Meridian ID new homes is a gated 55+ community designed for today’s active adult lifestyles. Located on W. Chinden Blvd (Hwy 20/26), the community offers convenient access to all the resources of the Treasure Valley area.... Read More »


Self-Guided Tours Now Available!

As a leading Boise ID home builder, we pride ourselves on innovation. We also understand that not everyone is available during our regularly scheduled model home hours. In order to make it easy for you to find your dream home,... Read More »



July 19, 2020

Community Profile: Arbor

The Arbor community of new homes in Nampa ID is ideal for anyone seeking a brand new home in this growing area. Located six miles from Meridian and twenty miles west of Boise, this new master planned community will have... Read More »


July 13, 2020

Tour a Brighton Home When It’s Best For YOU!

Tour a Brighton Home when it’s best for YOU! Brighton Homes is excited to introduce the newest way you can tour a home, Self-Guided Tours! You can now tour any Brighton Homes Model from 8am-8pm when models are not open... 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 »



Ballybunion Floor Plan by Brighton Homes Idaho
June 9, 2020

Floor Plan Profile: Ballybunion

Brighton has opened a new model home in the Century Farm community of homes in Meridian ID. You can find us in our brand new Ballybunion floor plan home at 3621 E Murchuson Street. In-person visits are available now. You... Read More »


New Homes in Meridian ID
May 29, 2020

Community Profile: Bainbridge

The Bainbridge community of new homes in Meridian ID offers a wide selection of home plans and a variety of lot sizes so you can create a truly customized dream home. Choose from more than 30 plans for one and... 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 »


May 10, 2020

Meet Our Award-Winning 2020 Parade Home: The Grayhawk

Brighton Homes is proud to introduce the Grayhawk, our award-winning home in the Cartwright Ranch community of homes in Boise ID. The Grayhawk is a unique design that blends elements of chalet style, countryside cottage and modern farmhouse influences. Nestled... Read More »


Active Adult Community in Meridian ID
February 25, 2020

Cadence by Brighton Homes, Best in the Nation!

Brighton Homes is thrilled to announce the take home of four national awards from the National Association of Home Builders hosted by the NAHB 55+ Industry Council. These awards are judged by a panel of industry leaders ranging from architecture,... Read More »


December 25, 2019

Built better from the ground up

Built better from the ground up. Better is Better. There is no easier way to describe an Energy Star Certified home designed and built to standards well above other new homes on the market today. However, we go beyond requirements... Read More »






Bandon
January 11, 2018

What Does 100% Energy Star Mean?

What do we mean when we say 100% Energy Star? 2017, Brighton Homes marked our 8th consecutive year of commitment to building 100% Energy Star Homes. In that time, we have completed nearly one thousand high-quality, high-performing new homes in Boise,... Read More »



Arcadia
June 21, 2017

The Arcadia Wins 2017 Parade of Homes Awards

Our 2017 Parade Home, The Arcadia, swept up an award in every category for the 2017 Parade of Homes. The Arcadia is nestled in the Boise Foothills at one of our newest communities, Cartwright Ranch in Hidden Springs, delivering stunning views... Read More »


September 13, 2016

The Luxurious Bandon Home Plan

If space is what you’re looking for the Bandon is sure to meet the mark. The Bandon boasts 3,015 square feet of space and offers 4 bedrooms, a den/office and smartly designed flex room on the main floor. Moving upstairs you’ll enjoy a media... Read More »


August 30, 2016

Hillsdale Elementary Opens at Century Farm

The school year has begun again for kids across the Treasure Valley. A fortunate group of students spent their first week exploring the newest elementary school of the West Ada School District, Hillsdale Elementary. Located near the corner of Amity... Read More »


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