Top Custom Upgrades for Modern Luxury Kitchens

As one of the most used rooms in a home— and one of the biggest selling points—the kitchen is essentially the centerpiece of the home. It’s the place where you make meals for your family, craft up cocktails with your friends, and entertain your favorite guests. Whether you are looking for a full chef’s kitchen or a traditional gas stove, Sam Rodgers has the tools to give you the kitchen of your dreams.

Countertops

For decades, luxurious granite countertops have been a staple for Sam Rodgers Homes. From kitchen to bathroom countertops, granite has won a host of awards for its smooth, sturdy, and luxury feel. Quartz, a newer, trendier countertop material, is taking homes by storm–including Sam Rodgers Homes–and for good reason. Quartz countertops are known for their durability, strength, and surfacing that is built to last. While at the end of the day it’s all home buyer preference, we build our homes with quartz and granite countertops because of their strength, durability, and beautiful design elements they bring to any room.

Islands

Perhaps the most versatile space in the room, an island can take your kitchen from decent, to spectacular (and practical!). Need a place to roll out cookie dough? Island. Looking for a place to read the morning paper during breakfast? Island. You get the gist. Whether granite, walnut wood, or another luxe-looking material, a beautiful island is a kitchen’s best-kept secret. From a breakfast bar to a waterfall design, the kitchen island allows the “hostess with the mostest” to entertain guests without missing the fun.

Cabinets

Storage is one of the most important and most crucial elements in a kitchen. Assisting with kitchen organization, making cooking more efficient, and keeping clean up time to a minimum, your cabinets are a vital component in every home. Over time, cabinets have become more than just storage space in your kitchen. Cabinets are a staple in every kitchen. Whether your style is all white, dark with gold fixtures or even open shelving, cabinetry really ties the look of a kitchen together.

At Sam Rodgers Homes, our kitchen designs are customizable and personalized from the largest fixtures to the smallest details. Our Design Studio team is always ready to address your kitchen needs and preferences.
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Why Most Florida Custom Home Builders Aren’t Truly Custom

Building your dream home is one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do. It’s also one of the most time-consuming, challenging, costly, and nerve-wracking things you’ll ever do. When choosing to work with a custom home builder, it is imperative you do your research. Some Florida builders will consider themselves custom builders, but this is not always the case.

Let’s start with deciphering between production builders and custom builders.

Production builders focus on one thing: volume. They can build more, cost effective homes in a short amount of time. Because of this, production builders offer their customers a limited amount of options. Though production builders create beautiful, simplistic homes, they limit buyers with their lack of flexibility.

The alluring factor of custom builders is the workability buyers have when creating the home of their dreams. With custom home builders, consumers are able to make important decisions with their home from anything as miniscule as cabinet finishes to large-scale projects such as a three-car garage.

Some production builders position themselves as a “custom” home builder. Aforementioned, they are not truly custom. While you are able to decide features such as choosing between wood and tile flooring, that is the most customization you are presented with.

On the other hand, custom home builders like Sam Rodgers, work with you through every step of the home-building process, reassuring that every one of your needs and desires find their place in your dream home. Custom builders secure strong relationships with the top artisans, craftsmen, and tradespeople to ensure that every home is built with the highest quality and within your budget.

When you work with custom home builders like Sam Rodgers Homes, the possibilities are endless. With fresh designs, customized home plans, and superior craftsmanship Sam Rodgers has defined Luxury Without Limits for over 50 years.

Luxury Without Limits

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Top Custom Upgrades for Modern Luxury Living Rooms

With each new year there comes new patterns, fixtures, and materials bringing traditional styles to new life. This year has brought some fantastic design upgrades to the home. One space in particular with the most cutting-edge features is the living room. The living room is where you entertain guests, host game nights, and unwind after a long day at the office. Make your living room uniquely yours with Sam Rodger’s wonderful team of design experts! From flooring to smart-home technology, making a statement with these modern upgrades is just the perfect touch to a home.

Flooring

Flooring is the foundation of every home—literally. Your floors see everything: baby’s first steps, drink spills, puppy accidents, and everything in between. Just because flooring is under your feet doesn’t mean it has to be boring. From tile to carpet, the custom upgrade possibilities are endless. Pro tip: to give your home a unique look by rearranging flooring to create a chevron pattern throughout a home rather than installing a darker, traditional hardwood. Make your flooring fun!

Ceilings

Customizing your ceiling is one of the easiest ways to give your home the illusion of space. Vaulted ceilings create an airy feel throughout the home. Did you know crown molding can be used for more than just your windows and doors? Adding crown molding to your ceiling not only creates depth–it also acts as a unique work of art. Is your personal style farmhouse rustic? Incorporate wooden beams to your ceiling to act as the finishing touch in your home.

Smart Upgrades

Bring your home into 2019 with in-home automation! State-of-the-art home upgrades include Smart Thermostats, Smart Locks, and Amazon Echo Dots. These Vitex Systems products can be integrated through a high-quality, low-voltage smart home system using voice activation (or even through an app), and you won’t need to waste time worrying about the little things. Is the room feeling a little too warm? Wondering about your work commute traffic? Just say the word! Not only is the Vitex technology already built into The Genoa model home, but the tech is an available option for every Sam Rodgers home.

So, is your living room actually livable? As a long-standing luxury builder, Sam Rodgers Homes prides itself as a reliable, high-quality builder. Throughout the home-building process, our excellent representatives will assist you with every step of the process from evaluating all options to finding the best possible fit for you.

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Sam Rodgers Wins at the 2019 Manatee-Sarasota Parade of Homes

The Parade of Homes is an outstanding collection of Gulf Coast properties that ran this year from February 16th – March 10. From private gated communities, custom golf course homes, waterfront or beachfront properties, to affordable family-oriented urban developments, the perfect West Coast Florida homes were featured here and Sam Rodgers Homes was one of those builders.

At the Parade of Homes, award-winning builders like Sam Rodgers Homes are recognized for their luxury homes, quality craftsmanship, outstanding design, concern for sustainability and inclusion of the latest technology and energy-saving features.

 

This year, Sam Rodgers is proud to announce that it has been recognized for:

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→ Best Master Suite: #55 The Acadia at GreyHawk Landing West
→ Best Floor Plan: #55 The Acadia at GreyHawk Landing West
→ Best Architectural Detail: #55 The Acadia at GreyHawk Landing West

 

 

Here’s some more about Sam Rodgers Homes Award-Winning Acadia Model, #55 of the 2019 Parade.

The Acadia at GreyHawk Landing | 12613 Goldenrod Avenue, Bradenton FL 34212

This spacious three bedroom, two and one half bath home features dramatic twelve foot ceilings in the great room and a large open kitchen. The master suite features a trey ceiling and abundant natural light. The adjacent master bath includes a walk in shower and an expansive walk-in closet with access to a conveniently located laundry room. A three car garage provides ample space for all of your outdoor toys and more. A large lanai is perfect for relaxing and taking in the view.

More information and floor plans of this award winning home can be found here:  https://samrodgershomes.com/sr-home/acadia

For a personal tour, call for an appointment at 941.896.4813 or visit 12613 Goldenrod Ave, Bradenton, FL 34212 Monday through Saturday 10am-6pm or Sunday noon-5pm.

 

Play Ball! A Guide to Spring Training in Southwest Florida

Baseball is back! With summer year-round, Florida is a total melting pot for MLB Spring Training. Southwest Florida is home to four of the top teams in the league: The Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays, and Atlanta Braves.   

 

Hailing out of Sarasota, the Baltimore Orioles have called Ed Smith Stadium home since 2010. Ed Smith Stadium underwent a total renovation in 2011, making the stadium practically brand new.

 

The Pittsburgh Pirates have hosted spring training games at LECOM Park in Bradenton since 1969. The stadium, formally known as McKechnie Field, is named after Bradenton resident and Baseball Hall of Famer, Bill McKechnie, who led the Pirates in 1925 to the World Series.

 

If you’re a Tampa Bay Rays fan, you won’t have to travel too far to see your favorite team in action. The Rays play at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, less than two hours from Tampa.

 

And the newest team to join the Florida Spring Training roster is the Atlanta Braves. Located in North Port, the Atlanta Braves will be throwing their first pitch in the brand new CoolToday Park on March 24th.

 

 

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Sam Rodgers Homes is proud to build where these incredible teams play and builds beautifully appointed homes throughout Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice. Fresh designs, superior craftsmanship and personally tailored home plans to suit each family’s needs are the pillars of the Sam Rodgers brand.

 

View our move-in ready homes or explore our floor plans and models to see how we create luxury without limits throughout Southwest Florida.

 

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2019 Parade of Homes: Everything You Need to Know

The 2019 Parade of Homes: Manatee-Sarasota Counties is almost here!

 

The Parade of Homes is an annual showcase of luxury Gulf Coast properties. This year, the event will run from February 16th – March 10th.

 

From gated communities, custom golf course homes, and waterfront properties to affordable, family-oriented urban developments, some of West Florida’s finest homes will be on display starting this week.

 

At the Parade of Homes, award-winning builders like Sam Rodgers Homes are recognized for their luxury homes featuring quality craftsmanship, outstanding design, concern for sustainability and usage of energy-saving features.

 

This year, the Parade of Homes lineup will feature two original Sam Rodgers models:

 

#55 of the 2019 Parade

The Acadia at GreyHawk Landing West  

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This spacious, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features dramatic 12-foot ceilings in the great room and a large open kitchen.

 

The master suite features a tray ceiling and abundant natural light. The adjacent master bath includes a walk-in shower and an expansive walk-in closet with easy access to the laundry room.

 

A 3 car garage provides ample space for outdoor toys and extra storage. A large lanai is great for relaxing as well.

 

#106 of the 2019 Parade

The Genoa at Gran Paradiso

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This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features tall, 12-foot ceilings in the great room and a large open kitchen.

 

The master suite features a tray ceiling and abundant natural light. The adjacent master bath includes a walk-in shower and an expansive walk-in closet with access to a conveniently located laundry room. An oversized 2 car garage provides ample space.

 

Visit these model homes at the Parade of Homes to see first-hand what Sam Rodgers Homes is all about. While many of Sam Rodgers’ homes are move-in ready, buyers can customize any home to their personal style and preference!

 

It’s truly Luxury Without Limits—when other builders say no to custom upgrades, Sam says Yes!

 

Following the Parade of Homes, be sure to visit the rest of Manatee-Sarasota County to explore all the area has to offer: pristine white sand beaches, lush landscapes, exotic tropical flowers, areas rich in history and culture, vibrant urban areas with exciting things to see and so much more!

 

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Nine Reasons to Buy a Home in Sarasota-Manatee County in 2019

As the new year begins and people come off the high of the holidays, it’s a hot time to buy a home—especially in West Florida.

Why? The weather is at its annual peak time. People are out and about. Florida home prices are leveling off—but these aren’t the only reasons.

Here are the nine reasons to buy a home (or at least begin home shopping) in Sarasota-Manatee this year.

 

Pristine weather

There’s nothing but gorgeous, dry and breezy days during West Florida’s winter. Shoveling snow? More like offshore fishing. You’ll find all kinds of catches in the Sarasota Bay, which is nationally-renowned for its plenty of good fishing spots.

Shopping and entertainment

Both Sarasota and Bradenton’s quaint downtown areas offer plenty of unique shopping options for every type of shopper. Whether you’re a top-of-the-line shopper or casually looking for some hidden thrift gems, Sarasota-Manatee is the perfect place to spend an afternoon wandering. When Spring rolls around stop by CoolToday Park and catch the Atlanta Braves in action.

Dining options for everyone

With casual bistros, eateries, cafes, and high-end restaurants at every corner, residents of Sarasota-Manatee have to fight the temptation to go out every night!

Beautiful sandy beaches

Current residents and visitors of West Florida all rave about the area’s white sandy beaches (or “Florida snow” as it’s known around Sarasota). Siesta Key Beach is a favorite spot for locals—take a walk down its shores and you’ll surely see why!

Growing arts & culture scene

In Sarasota especially, you’ll find opera, theatre, art galleries, symphony, the famous John and Mable Ringling Museum and music performances nearly every weekend. There’s no shortage of arts and culture around the city!

Golf courses galore

Some of the most beautiful and rigorous golf courses in the country can be found in both Sarasota and Bradenton. Keep the clubs within range—you’ll likely find yourself on the course all year long.

A true family environment

While Florida beaches often carry the “party town” reputation, Sarasota-Manatee boasts a quieter, pristine, and more laid back environment. An area perfect for parents raising children and empty-nest couples, Sarasota and Bradenton are communities made for those who enjoy a more tranquil, coastal lifestyle.

Shining real estate markets

In Sarasota and Bradenton, home shoppers will be pleased to find a diverse range of home sizes, styles, and features. Whether you’re looking for something closer to the water, a luxury home nestled under giant Florida oak trees, or a modern home nearby vast greenlands, Sarasota-Manatee County has homes to fit every style.

Within Sarasota-Manatee, Sam Rodgers Homes builds its finest homes. With each and every home design, Sam Rodgers considers the details, the long-term investment on the buyer’s end, and the elements that make Florida outdoor living truly enjoyable in one of the finest counties in the state.

Because every Sam Rodgers home can be customized exactly how you imagined it, there’s no better outdoor living experience in West Florida. When other builders say no to custom home features, Sam Says Yes.

With all nine reasons above, there’s not a better time to get in touch with Sam Rodgers Homes. Contact us today to explore the joys of building a home in Sarasota-Manatee!

Happy Holidays!

To our Sam Rodgers Homes family —

 

It’s that time of year again. The time of get-togethers, gatherings, travel, warmth, food, presents, friends, and family galore. It’s the time of year when we spend more time with those we love most, new friends and old.

 

Stores are flooded with last-minute shoppers, people are rushing for holiday presents, and restaurant reservations are set. Let’s face it—holiday mode can get a bit hectic.

 

But even during this season of rushing, the joy of the holiday season is what helps us to slow down, take a deep breath, and reflect on the best part of life—spending it with those we love.

 

As a family company for over 50 years, we understand the immeasurable value of loving, laughing, and living among family. Business is important and the joy of home ownership is what fills us, but the holidays remind us that our people are everything to us.

 

At Sam Rodgers Homes, we are so grateful we can play a part in helping you and your own family realize your dreams of home ownership.

 

No matter the need, preference, or ask—when it comes to your home, Sam says YES!

 

From our entire Sam Rodgers Homes family, we wish you and your family a happy, healthy, and joyful holiday season.

 

Happy Holidays,
Sam Rodgers Homes

A Time to Give Thanks

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With Thanksgiving week upon us, we’re baffled by how quickly 2018 has flown by.

 

As we sit down with our families to exchange words of gratitude and share plenty of food (and pie!), we consider the root of our thankfulness: is it circumstantial? Is it grounded in the idea of always giving thanks, because whether it’s family, friends, or food, we always have something to be thankful for?

 

As you sit down with your loved ones, we encourage you to consider the same things: is there a roof over your head? Do you have food to eat? Have your needs been met in this last year that may have been overlooked?

 

When we root ourselves in thankfulness, we’re striving to spend this Thanksgiving weekend—and every day—as a positive and grateful response to all of life.

 

Let’s be grateful together for what we have, what we share, and what is to come in the new year.

 

At Sam Rodgers Homes, we are immensely thankful for your interest, your home purchases, your referrals, and—most of all—we’re thankful for the opportunity to help your home ownership dreams come true.

 

From the whole Sam Rodgers team, we wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday in a home that you’re proud to call your own.

 

Blessings to you and your family,
The Sam Rodgers Team