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Top 10 Things Going on this Summer in Huntsville

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: July 8, 2021

 

If you’re a resident of Huntsville, Alabama or surrounding areas, you already know that there is never a lack of things to do. Since most of the COVID-19 protocols have been lifted and we’re able to get back to social events, there are so many events happening in the area this summer that you don’t want to miss.

Huntsville Concerts in The Park

Concerts in The Park take place every Monday during the summer. It’s a free event hosted by Arts Huntsville and Huntsville Park & Recreation. The event takes place in downtown Huntsville on the Huntsville Museum of Art’s outdoor stage from 6:30-8:30pm. The public is encouraged to bring their own seating and your furry friends (on a leash) are also welcome! Get out and enjoy a Monday night filled with great music.

MELT’s Summer Block Party

On Saturday, July 24th from 4-9pm MELT in downtown Huntsville is hosting a summer block party to celebrate their 2 year anniversary. There will be 20+ vendors, live music, great food, drinks and giveaways! Did we mention this event is free to the public? Come out and celebrate!

Live Music At The Camp

If you’re a fan of live music, then visit The Camp located in Midcity one weekend during the summer. Every weekend they host a variety of different musicians and genres that you can enjoy for free. Kick back and enjoy delicious food and drinks, while listening to the talented artists play.

Butterfly Release at Huntsville Botanical Gardens

If you haven’t visited Huntsville Botanical Gardens for their butterfly release event, you’re missing out. For all of the nature lovers, this is a great event to take part in this summer. There are two events that still have tickets available, one on July 10th and the other on August 14th starting at 10am or 11am. Experience the safe release of butterflies into the Purdy Butterfly House. Learn more about the event here.

Space Camp in Huntsville

The Space Camp hosted by U.S. Space & Rocket Center has been an ongoing event every summer for a while now. It is a great opportunity to get your children ages 9-14 involved in the space industry. It takes place from Sunday, August 8th, to Friday, August 13th. Let your child experience this awesome learning opportunity and a chance to meet some new friends! Learn more about Space Camp here.

Taste of Huntsville

This event is a dining experience with over 50 restaurants and vendors participating. You can sample food and drinks and the vendors will be participating for awards in presentation and taste. All proceeds go towards the United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville & Tennessee Valley and Huntsville Community Drumline. The event takes place on September 15th from 5:30-8pm at The Von Braun Center. Get out and grab a ‘taste of Huntsville’.

Party Bus Brewery Crawl

On Friday, July 23rd, LUXE Events is hosting a Brews Summer: Party Bus Brewery Crawl. You’ll have the chance to visit local breweries and other spots around town. The event begins at 8pm and you’ll enjoy craft beer, live music and other entertainment. Tickets are selling fast, so purchase yours while they’re still available!

Scavenger Hunt Smash Up

The third annual Scooter for Hooters and Topless for Tatas Scavenger Hunt Poker Run will take place on Saturday, August 21st from 8am-3pm. All proceeds go to benefit Huntsville Hospital Patient Assistance for patients that need assistance with everyday living expenses. There will be two separate scavenger hunts – one for motorcycles and one for off-road jeeps. Learn more about tickets and this event here.

Outdoor Market at Lowe Mills

Every Saturday from 11am-4pm Lowe Mills ARTS & Entertainment hosts an outdoor market with local vendors. Admission is free to the public, and you’ll have a chance to shop and purchase local artists and makers products. This is a great event happening all summer long, so be sure to make a visit one weekend before October.

The Market At Midcity

Every Sunday from 1-5pm, The Camp at Midcity hosts local farmers, musicians, artists, makers and more. Admission is free to the public, and you have the chance to shop small and support local vendors in the area. If you enjoy farmers markets, this event is for you. It’s a great way to spend your Sunday’s this summer.

Design Choices You Won’t Regret

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: June 14, 2021

When it comes to building your new home, you have many different options to consider. Choosing the right colors, flooring, floor plan, and appliances are just a few design choices you’ll need to make. We’re here to help you along your journey at Legacy Homes! Here are some tips on making design choices that you won’t regret in the future.

Transitional Color Options

Transitional colors have close to the same amount of warm and cool tones. The majority of colors might have 90% warm tones and 10% cool tones, but when it comes to transitional, it is more 50/50 or 60/40. Why is this important? Because when it comes to choosing paint colors or colors for anything in your new home, you want to choose a color that looks good with a variety of different things, such as furniture and countertops. Having transitional paint colors help you transform a room from warm tones such as yellow, to more cool tones such as blue or grey. You want to choose paint colors that have different shades, so you aren’t incorporating too strong of cool tones.

 

A few color options include off whites and greys, pale shades of blue or green, and light browns and tans.

Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Vinyl plank flooring gives off the look of natural hardwood floors, while providing all of the benefits of vinyl plank flooring. Not only are LVP floors more affordable, they are also more durable, versatile, quieter, and have a longer lifespan than other flooring options. There’s a large misconception that vinyl planks look cheap, but that is not the case. You get the same great look and design as hardwood floors, but a multitude of other benefits that you wouldn’t otherwise get.

Open Concept Floor Plans

At Legacy Homes, we call our floor plans EASYLIVING™ plans. This is because they are designed to make living easier by adding more square footage to the areas of your home that you desire such as the kitchen, living room and Café. We chose these spaces to be named the Lifestyle Triangle™, because that is where the majority of your time is spent. When you’re wanting to cook, entertain or simply just relax, these areas of your home are your go-to spots. That’s why we believe they should have the most space and open layout dedicated to them.

 

A few ways we accomplish this are expanded kitchen islands, direct connect laundry rooms in the master closets, integrated living rooms, flex rooms, built-in drop zones and plenty of storage space. Learn more about our EASYLIVING™ plans.

Energy Star Appliances

A top priority for Legacy Homes is energy efficiency. We accomplish this goal by using Energy Star® Appliances, Energy Star® Rated Low-E Windows, advanced framing techniques, improved insulation to reduce drafts and leaks, and High SEER-rated HVAC equipment for fresher air quality. All of these combined help save you money on electric bills and are great for the environment. We strive to use the latest and greatest technology and building techniques for all of our Legacy Homes, to give you the best living experience in your new home.

 

Legacy Homes is your premier home builder in Huntsville, Madison and Athens, Alabama. View our communities or take a virtual tour here. Ready to chat about your dream home? Give us a call at (256) 361-9104.