Celebrate Spring with Natural Colors in Your Home

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Spring has officially arrived! This is the perfect time of the year to begin thinking about new decorating choices for your home in Delaware County, Pa. Wildflowers will soon begin to bloom, and the annuals in your garden will be a riot of color. This year’s most popular colors can be taken directly from nature itself. When choosing your color palette for your new decorating scheme, take the following suggestions into mind.

Dazzling blue 

Just like the bold color of the cornflower or bachelor’s button, this shade of blue makes its presence known! If you decide to paint a large piece of wall in this color, you should choose a darker shade to complement it, such as a black or even a steel grey. This beautiful blue is a color all the rage in homes in Chester County!

Sand

If you are searching for a neutral tone that goes with anything, sand is your best bet. This color works well with most any shade – try using turquoise to add a beach flavor to your home. Sand is again a natural color; Chester County Builders often uses neutral tones in homes, as it allows small focal pieces to stand out on their own.

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As seen in one of Bentley’s living rooms, another option for this color would be to pair it with rich reds and browns to give your living room, bedroom or study that casual yet comfortable look.

Radiant orchid

This royal purple color is essential for any accent piece. It brings in a bit of spring into your home, and can be instilled with just a few accent pieces. Bentley Homes recommends having a few colored pieces in your home to add character; as well, a decent-sized piece like a rug or a large lamp can be quite the talking point.

Cayenne

Everyone loves a little spice in their life! This subtle yet eye-catching red is the same shade as grapefruit; and just like grapefruit, this color is sweet without being overwhelming. You can choose to paint accent walls in your new home in Delaware county with this luscious color, or use it in a few accent pieces.

No matter which color you choose for your decorating this year, enjoy the warmer weather and happy Spring from Bentley Homes!

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Winter’s Almost Over … Think GREEN!

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The air might still be a little chilly and the odd snowflake might fall, but spring is definitely just around the corner. This is the perfect opportunity to start thinking GREEN! Green homes have been shown to garner a higher price on the open market, as the savings from electricity and heat are very tempting, and more than make up the difference in price over the long run. Here at Bentley, we are serious about being green. The following are just a few items that make our homes not only some of the most beautiful around, but the most green as well

1.     Rain, rain go away …

When the rain falls (as it does quite often on the mainline) the water will automatically drain from your roof, patio and sidewalk into the ground water recharge or seepage beds, which will in turn discharge into the aquifer. Not only will this ensure the water will not pool around your house, it will go back into the ground and feed streams, plants and wildlife.

2.     Hot water – instantly!

How many times have you turned on the faucet for a hot shower, or to wash a load of dishes? Thousands of gallons of water are wasted every year while people wait for their water to heat up. This is why Bentley installs Insta-Hot Water Systems in every home – the name says it all. No more waiting for hot water, and you are all the greener for using it!

3.     Let there be light – or not!

More and more we hear about the importance of ensuring lights are turned off when you leave a room. This task is so much easier to remember with a Bentley home – because you don’t have to remember! We install room sensored/timed light switches, which can sense if you have left a room, or be on a timer so that electricity isn’t wasted when it’s not needed.

These are just a few of the features that every Bentley home includes to make our world is a greener place. For more information on our Bentley Green customizations, check out our website or give us a call!

http://www.bentleyhomes.com
610.436.5500

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40 Years of Expertise Working for You

 
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Bentley Homes is celebrating its 40th year in business. Over the years, we have completed numerous homes, in many different subdivisions. We believe our longevity is part of what makes us stand apart from others – we are dependable, reliable and our experience is unparalleled. The benefits of working with a company that has been in business as long as we have are numerous!

Experience

Experience in the industry is a skill unto itself; by contracting an experienced company, you will be assured that everything is done correctly the first time. We know what works, and we know what works well.  Experience also allows us to make recommendations on the use of different materials, and what to change to make your home turn out even better than you thought it would.

Reliability

Reliability is something that comes in time and with reliability comes trust – you can trust that we will get the job done on time, and within your budget. We have a great track record over our 40 years of business, and you can definitely rely on us.

Knowledge

Knowledge is priceless. We know what can be done for what price; we know timelines and budgets like the backs of our hand. Knowledge allows us to be right on the money time and time again, which creates a track record for our trustworthiness.

Bentley Homes is one of the premier construction companies in Delaware County; our four decades of experience speaks for itself.

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Join us for our Ruby Anniversary Party!

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Prepping Your Mainline Home for the Winter

So far, Winter has been off and on this season in our area; so just to make sure you are prepared, these steps will ensure your new home in Delaware County withstands the harsh bite of winter as much as possible.

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Clean Your Chimney – Whether you use your wood-burning fireplace often or not at all, having a clean chimney is essential. Hiring a chimney sweep to clean your chimney from top to bottom will allow you to use your fireplace on those cold winter days without worrying about potential chimney fires. You should also ask the sweep to check for bird or animal nests in the chimney, and make sure the damper is working properly and capped with screening to keep out animals.

Ceiling Fan in Reverse – Hot air rises; but in the winter, we want that hot air to stay close to the ground, so that it keeps your Mainline home nice and cozy. Many ceiling fans have a reverse direction, which will drive that warm air down to the floor.

Clean the Gutters – Once all the leaves have fallen around your home in Chester County, it is always a good idea to clean the gutters before the winter rains or snow starts. Clear all of the debris and leaves from the gutters, and give them a good rinse with the hose. You can also take this chance to inspect the gutters to make sure they are in good condition

Inspect the Furnace – Losing your heat in the dead of winter is something you definitely do not want happening at your Mainline home, so inspecting your furnace before the cold arrives is a superb idea. Call in your local HVAC inspector, who will tell you if you’re furnace is running optimally or if it needs to be replaced.

Turn off outside water – Turning off your outside taps and taking off any attached hoses is essential during the winter, as temperatures as high as 32 F can freeze your faucets. You should also coil up your hoses and put them away; if they have any water in them at all during the winter, they can freeze and break.

From all of us here at Bentley Homes, we wish you a very happy and healthy new year! 

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Decorating your Main Line home for the Holiday Season

December has arrived; how do you decorate your new Delaware County home without spending a fortune; or looking like the tackiest home on the block? Here are some great and simple tips to ringing in the festive season this Holiday in your new Main Line home!

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1. Simple = sophisticated. When choosing your decorations, have a specific palette in mind. Go with the classic red and green, or white and blue; you can even combine three colors, like gold, black and green. Purchasing decorations in colors that complement each other will give your home a more pulled together, sophisticated look.

2. Start a tradition. Traditions don’t need to be expensive! You can create your own decorations like popcorn strings, or paper mache balls using old wrapping paper. Other ideas are: making a homemade wreath – all you have to do is purchase a plain, green wreath, and decorate it with pine cones, paper snowflakes, whatever suits your fancy.

3. Make it bright. White lights are the essential choice for any holiday, as they match any décor. And they don’t just belong on the tree – you can put lights on your railing, and if you’re feeling adventurous, a small strand on your dining table adds to the perfect centerpiece.

4. Holiday collecting is classy! Add on to a family’s collection of different decorations, or start a new one.

5. Winter by candlelight. Nothing makes a room seem warmer and cozier than some strategically placed candles. Even if your room does not include a fireplace, the warmth of candlelight around the room can provide that same warm feeling. Don’t forget, scent is an excellent way to bring in the Holiday spirit; you can add cinnamon, pine or even sugar cookie candles; it’s all up to you!

Bentley Homes wishes you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season!

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Our Denbigh Model is Almost Ready!

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Country-style elegance will soon arrive at Radnor Walk, with the soon-to-be-completed Denbigh Model. This gorgeous home on the mainline in Chester County, available in a minimum 3,600-square-foot layout, has four bedrooms and 3.5 bedrooms. This design can be expanded to 5,000 feet, and can include a studio/guest suite with separate entrance over the garage.

Details in Bentley’s Denbigh model are numerous. Stonework on the façade of the home, in the porch and the second floor, showcase natural beauty and all-around sophistication. The porch itself is a showstopper; at the perfect size for a rocking chair or a comfortable bench, you will find yourself enjoying a morning coffee or reading a book whilst soaking in the sunshine.

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The garage is unique as well, with three side-by-side windows that allow for natural light. Many garages seem dark and dingy because of the lack of natural light; the Denbigh definitely does not have this problem! The garage also has an exterior door, allowing for easy access for lawn work or other necessities.

The kitchen is generously sized, at 288 square feet, and includes not only a regular pantry but a butler pantry as well; any chef’s (or aspiring chef’s) dream! Counters line one side of the kitchen, and a full kitchen sink makes preparing dinner a breeze. With a family room, a family dining room, regular dining room and living room/study all on the first floor, you will not run out of space! Adjacent to the garage, there is also a home centre, powder room, walk in closet – and a built-in desk! Absolutely essential for any home-based business, the Denbigh has extras throughout the entire home.

With exquisite craftsmanship like shutters on the gorgeous dormer windows on the first and second floor, and other highlights Bentley has added, the Denbigh Model at Radnor Walk is definitely worth waiting for!

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Fall on the Mainline

Fall has begun on the mainline…the leaves are starting to turn color and there is a definite nip in the air … fall has officially arrived! With its bright colors and warm memories, fall is the perfect time to refresh the décor in your mainline home, or even add a few select pieces to bring the sense of autumn outdoors, in.  Autumn is all about bright, fiery colors; reds, oranges and yellows. You can add a punch of color with some bright orange place-mats, a yellow vase or even a pumpkin—the best kinds of decorative pumpkins are fake ones, as they do not rot like fresh ones.

If you’re entertaining and are stuck on what to use for a centerpiece, try a basket of maize which brings in red and brown or a beautiful vase of your favorite fall flower. You can also use small gourds, pumpkins, and even fallen leaves, anything that catches your eye.

More fun and festive décor can be found here: http://www.hgtv.com/decorating-basics/our-favorite-fall-decorations/pictures

Bentley Homes wishes you a pleasant fall season!

 

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A SOIREE TO REMEMBER

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Bentley Homes and Merritt Gallery Invite you to Indulge in an Evening of

Fine Art, Fine Wine and Fine Food to
Toast the Beauty of the Season!

Thursday, October 10th
5:30 until 9:00 pm

  WORTHING
116 Mason’s Way, Newtown Square, PA 19073

 Kindly RSVP by October 7th
to Susan Palovitch at 484.459.5447 or spalovitch@BentleyHomes.com

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TIRELESSLY BUILDING FOR QUALITY

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Fall 2013 proves to be a remarkable growth season for Bentley Homes as we continue to harvest new properties and design new homes. Our exciting collection of new models – the Linden, the Denbigh, the Exeter and the Windsor – are just a few of the aptly named designs that showcase the hottest trends in luxury homebuilding. And we are loving the intimacy of our newest coveted Main Line communities, Ashwood Hall in Devon and Radnor Walk in Bryn Mawr. Come see for yourself what has us tirelessly building for quality as we approach our 40th anniversary in 2014.

Cheers,
Tom Bentley


Tom Bentley on front page of Main Line Media News

Cold feet thawing; luxury homebuilders bullish on Main Line market

“There aren’t too many businesses in America that go from $60 million a year to $10 million a year and survive,” says a chipper Tom Bentley, on his cell phone en route to yet another appointment. His company, Bentley Homes, is one of them.

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Tom Bentley, CEO of Bentley Homes, in his Worthing community in Newtown Square last year where 14 of 18 homesites have been sold. Bentley says he's more "hands on" and is working harder than he has in years.

Tom Bentley, CEO of Bentley Homes, in his Worthing community in Newtown Square last year where 14 of 18 homesites have been sold. Bentley says he’s more “hands on” and is working harder than he has in years.

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A FINE NIGHT TO SAVE THE DATE

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Join Bentley Homes and Merritt Gallery for an evening of

 Fine Art, Fine Wine and Fine Food.

Thursday, October 10

5:30 until 9:00 pm

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WORTHING

116 Mason’s Way Newtown Square, PA 19073

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