Edgewater at River Islands: Gorgeous Gourmet Kitchens


Do you happen to be a serious culinary buff? When it comes to kitchens, having an exceptional kitchen and dining experience is very important. More families are tending to bond over meals and love having great fun involving food. Does this sound like you and your family? Surely a great place to cook and dine within your home can help create many great memories that will last a lifetime. Anyone who is a chef of just someone who enjoys cooking and entertaining will appreciate having the best gourmet kitchen tailored to their desires.

This is why our gourmet kitchens in Edgewater at River Islands have been built with great care to detail. What features do you look forward to having in your dream gourmet kitchen? We invite you now to check out some of the features of our gourmet kitchens within the homes of Edgewater at River Islands to get an idea of what’s in store for you here. Some of the features are as follows:

  • Comfortable dining area or spacious eat in kitchens
  • Convenient food prep island with breakfast bar
  • Storage pantry
  • Elegant granite slab countertops with stainless steel big basin under mount sink
  • Hand laid 20″x20″ tile floors
  • Beautifully stained beech cabinetry
  • Quality black or white G.E. appliances including:
  • 30” Range with separate hood
  • Microwave-hood
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator area pre-plumed for ice-maker
  • Food waste disposal

The gourmet kitchens are just one of the key features of the homes in the Edgewater at River Islands community. There are so many other things to find out about the homes and community that will help you to decide on making this place your next choice. We invite you to proceed to the community page for Edgewater at River Islands on our website, learn more about this community and contact our team at DeNova Homes when you are ready to move forward on your road to homeownership.

DeNova Homes: Quality Work Makes Happy Homeowners


One of the great things about having a great staff and crew at DeNova Homes, is being appreciated by the happy homeowners. Here, we love building quality homes that many homeowners have come to feel personally invested in and connected to. We understand that through helping our customers through the design process, financing and offering incentives, we make it to where our homes are simply irresistible in every way. To help show just how much our happy homeowners have loved what we have done for them, we want to share with you just a few of our great testimonials. Take a look here and read some of the kind words some of our satisfied homeowners have left for us.

Fantastic staff and a wonderful 1st time home buyer experience! Sales Representative Kaylah was friendly and knowledgeable, She followed up promptly for any of my questions, be they important or not. She gave me timely updates about the progress of construction phases and anticipated closing dates. The buyer option requests we did have were professionally managed and well delivered. We are excited about the amazing home we have moved into.

- Praveen, Morgan Hill

My wife and I had a wonderful experience from start to finish! Everyone worked extremely hard to get us into our dream home!

- Steve & Miranda, Petaluma

Our experience with DeNova has been outstanding. We were very pleased with the knowledge, courtesy and professionalism during our purchase and are very happy with the quality of our home.

We would definitely recommend DeNova Homes.

- Christina, Napa

We are so happy to be building homes and helping so many achieve their dream of being a home owner. We look forward to you being one of our next happy homeowners and hearing feedback from you. To read more testimonials just click HERE.

Edgewater at River Islands: New Release Coming Soon!


One of the best-selling communities in San Joaquin County is about to have a new release! The new release will be priced from the mid $300,000s and you have the chance now to be among the first people to receive the news about the upcoming release.

Check out some of the luxurious options that will be included:

  • California Room with Outdoor Fireplace
  • Winter White Cabinets
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • 3 Tone Paint
  • Fireplace in Great Room
  • Extensive Tile Flooring
  • Elegant Quartz Kitchen Counters and so much more

To get more information and sign up for our interest list visit:

Contact information for this community is as follows:
Information Center
Open Daily 10am – 6pm

1007 Mariners Cove
Lathrop, CA 95330

(209) 323 – 5645


Discover the Finest In South County Living!

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We would love to invite you to discover the finest in South County Living!

Two of our finest communities to ever rise in South County will provide you with the following:

  • Executive Style Craftsmanship
  • Spectacular Views
  • Gilroy’s Premier Schools
  • Beautiful Yards & Natural Surroundings

If you’re wondering which two communities we’re speaking of here, they are Ladera Vista and Cambridge at Carriage Hills. Ladera Vista is offering spectacular luxury homes from the $600,000s-$800,000s and the Cambridge at Carriage Hills is offering some amazing new semi custom homes from the $900,000-$1,000,000s.

For more information on each of these communities visit: http://www.denovahomes.com/email/cambridge/cambridge-ladera-county-living/index.html

Contact information for each community is as follows:
Information Center
Open Daily 10am – 6pm

9701 Rancho Hills Drive
Gilroy, CA 95020

(408) 842 – 0880

Online Concierge
(888) 548-8883

Ladera Vista

Cambridge at Carriage Hills

Other Features to Love About Your Home Aside From Location

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Everyone knows that the location of your dream home is likely the biggest thing right along with the price you are willing to pay for it. There are a lot of things that are part of the decision-making process before you choose your home. It’s not usual for someone to fall in love with a home purely because of the location alone. Here are some other things we have noticed people fall in love with when it comes to their homes and communities.

Unobstructed Views and Light

When you have a home that easily lets in light, you would be surprised at how much it can actually affect your mood. It doesn’t always matter what you see when looking out the windows, but the more you love what you see, the better your mood will be, of course.

Ceiling Height

There’s a reason most luxury places have higher ceilings. Higher ceilings will give you added cubic feet with your square footage.

Architectural Uniqueness

The more unique and high quality your architectural work is on the property, the longer it will hold its value.

Practical Layout

Making sure that the place is actually laid out in a way that will benefit you whether you are there alone or if all your friends drop by is the key. Being able to have clear boundaries, will keep people from roaming through your bedroom and other personal areas and help you stay at peace.

Storage Space

Even if you aren’t someone who has tons of extra things to store away, you need some storage space. Having storage space will at least come in handy for those times you have overnight bags from visitors, coats and things of that nature.

The Gym

If you are someone who loves working out to stay healthy, you will likely agree very quickly that having a gym included in the community is a great amenity.

These are just some of the other things we know most people are falling for when it comes to their dream home and community. What are some of the things you could think of? As we mentioned earlier, we know there’s a lot more to consider when choosing than location and price. So, aside from the excellent environment and cost your place, what else helped you to decide that it would be the perfect one for you?

3 Things to Consider Before Deciding On A Home


Trying to decide on the home of your dreams usually proves to be a bit more difficult than people expect it to. After all the homes you see, there’s a decision that has to be made. This brings us to the topic of this article. How do you decide on a home when there are possible two or more that seem to really suit your need? Take a look at these three things to consider and hopefully you will have your answer or be closer to it.

1. Revisit the crime stats for the community.

This can be a hard one sometimes especially if all the neighborhoods you have looked at are in exceptional areas. However, taking a look at the information anyway can at least inform you and make you more confident with your decision.

2. Definitely take another look at the schools in the area.

If all the schools in the areas of your chosen homes are great, take a look at the distance your children will travel to get there as well as any new transportation costs.

3. Test your commute.

This is something a lot of people tend to leave out and regret later. Sure, the home of your choosing may be wonderful, but how does it stack up when it’s time to commute and get to work and things of that nature. Testing out the route from the home you want at the time of day you would be travelling is a great way to understand the traffic flow in possibly your new neighborhood.

As we mentioned before, trying to make a decision can be really difficult sometimes. When you have gone through the three things we have mentioned here, you are more likely to think of some other things along the way to help you get to the decision you have searched for. The problem with making decisions after seeing so many properties is sometimes just getting the thought process rebooted again to be ready to make a decision. Hopefully, we have helped get you to the point that you are now thinking of ways to get things narrowed down so you can quickly get into the home of your dreams.

5 Common Color Mistakes


Whether you are painting or repainting an area in or around your home, the decision on color has to be made at some point. The decision of what color to choose from tends to be one of the biggest problems people face during the entire project of painting. Some people even change the color scheme many times just because they never can fully commit to one color scheme without fearing it doesn’t look right. Whatever you do, just don’t make any of the 5 mistakes we have here and you should be fine.

1. Being scared. Your will either be courageous and go with whatever you feel works for the room or you will be a coward and keep putting off the project.

2. Putting way too much paint on the wall. Use a certain piece of furniture that will be the focal point of the room. If the walls are outshining the furniture, you probably have too much happening on your wall.

3. Putting way too little paint on the wall. White walls are okay, but don’t be afraid to add some spice to those walls even if it has to begin with a different color border in the room.

4. Doing a rush job on the painting. Just grabbing any color you see in the store and running with it to save time can be very adventurous to say the least. The problem with that is you need to make sure to at least ponder whether you actually can live with that color everyday on your walls.

5. Forgetting to use primer. If you want to make sure that you get the color you picked out on your wall with no interference from the previous color, you need some primer.

Hopefully you will make sure to miss these mistakes and get everything right on the first try. Having to make multiple trips back to the store due to issues with color and indecision will just cost you so much more than you bargained for. Therefore, take your time and make sure you have everything you want and need before the first brush of paint hits the wall.

5 Tips on How to Personalize Your Brand New Home with Your Significant Other


As a couple, one of the most exciting things that will happen in the relationship is the day that the two of you will move in together. For most couples, that can also be one of the most frustrating times in the relationship. When you are realizing that your significant other has totally different taste than you that can cause a lot of stress, if you aren’t ready for it. For example, the female may have a vision that everything should be pink and the male could be seeing the opportunity to have the living room appear as a sports bar. With so many conflicting decorating opinions on the table, each person could start to wonder “Where is the love?” if things aren’t handled delicately. At the end of the day there needs to be a balance. A man doesn’t want his home to feel too “girly” and the woman doesn’t want to feel like she is living in a “man cave”, right?

This is why we are sharing our 5 tips on how to personalize your new home with your significant other. Here’s to you and your significant other being able to reach a peaceful middle ground while brainstorming ideas to decorate your new home together. Continue to read our best words of advice below.

1. Take note of things you already have for your new home.

Once a color scheme and theme for the home has been established, take note of things you already have. Between the two of you, there are most likely things you already have so you won’t have to buy them again for no reason.

2. Build a theme scheme for the home built around the things that you are keeping.

So that your personal items that you can’t live without don’t stick out like sore thumbs, build the color palette around those items.

3. Make shopping for the new home a joint venture/adventure.

Yes, it’s true that men generally hate shopping and that’s why we included the word “adventure”. This part may be hardest on the female just dealing with the opinions of a man who is out of his natural habitat. Therefore, both parties should “tread softly” in this area.

4. Be realistic as well as considerate of each other’s needs.

There are some things that there will need to be compromises made on from both sides. For example, it may be very important that the male have a place to put his feet up after a hard day of work. Therefore, perhaps there should be a table he can kick up his feet on and relax. For the female there may be a need to have a certain kind of item to pamper herself after a day of work as well.

5. Make sure both of you feel proud to call the new house your home.

Checking out all the magazine and catalog photos is nice as long as the pictures fully represent both of you. Don’t compromise your own style for that of a photo both of you can’t really relate to. Your house should feel like it’s really yours and not like you are simply living in a beautiful magazine cut-out.

At the end of the day you should both feel completely comfortable with the decisions that have been made on the new decor. If both of you haven’t reached total agreement, take things back to the beginning and start over until everything lines up perfectly.