New Year, New You, New Color

Posted by Kristin Strother on Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 1:02pm

Happy New Year! Welcome to year 2020. With the new year, comes resolutions or goals for it and a new pantone color of the year. One of the most common new year resolutions or goals is to lose weight or be active! I’m sure you are not surprised. Many people join a gym, but why not explore the walking/jogging trails in your very own community? There are many parks in BCS and surrounding areas, but here are a few that I enjoy. I hope you enjoy, too!

  1. Veterans Memorial Park- I love the trail for this park because it has statues and information of our nation's history throughout. It has a monument with names of veterans that served which two of my grandfather-in-law’s names are on it. It is a tranquil and peaceful trail. There is also soccer and softball fields there. 3101 Harvey Road College Station, TX 77845.
  2. Wolf Pen Creek- This park is fairly large and has a winding trail. During the summer, the amphitheater is where the “Starlight Music Series” is hosted. It also hosts many “Movie in the Park” events throughout the year. Primary parking is in Post Oak Mall parking lot. 1015 Colgate Drive College Station, TX 77840.
  3. Lake Walk Town Center- This park is located in the subdivision Traditions. It is on the 5-acre Lake Atlas and is a beautiful area. It offers community yoga, stroller strides, and many other fun activities. This park has many shops, restaurants, and hotels to check out as well. 4107 Lake Atlas Drive Bryan, TX 77807.
  4. Stephen C. Beachy Central Park- This park has great trails that twist around two ponds. It hosts “Christmas in the Park” in December and it is a free event. It is also building the “Fun for All Playground” that will be fit for children of all ages and abilities. Phase 1 has been complete and they are accepting donations to help with Phase 2 and 3. 1000 Krenek Tap Road College Station, TX 77840.
  5. Sue Haswell Memorial Park- This park has so much to offer and it is one of Bryan’s oldest parks. It has a walking trail, picnic tables under pavilions, playground, BBQ grills, and many courts for sports. 1142 E William Joel Bryan Pkwy, Bryan, TX 77803.
  6. Lick Creek Park- This park is 516-acres! It has walking/jogging trails, restrooms, and a wildlife & nature center. It is very private and serene! It offers many youth and adult programs through the center. 13600 Rock Prairie Rd, College Station, TX 77845.
  7. *Austin’s Colony Park- This park is located in the Austin’s Colony subdivision. It has a 1 ½ mile walking/jogging trail, playgrounds, picnic tables, BBQ grills, covered tennis courts, covered basketball pavilion, sand volleyball, and even more. 2496 Austin’s Colony Parkway Bryan, TX 77808.

*Neighborhood Highlight- Austin’s Colony is the featured neighborhood this month.

There are currently 18 homes listed, 11 new build and 7 resale single family.

List price ranges from $225,000 to $384,900 & price per sq ft ranges from $123.97- $169.56.

The average home price is $324,300.50 & average price per sq ft is roughly $152.49.

Important: This information and numbers were pulled on January 6th, 2020. They change frequently.

The pantone color of the year is…drum roll please…classic blue! It is a shade that looks similar to the sky at dusk. Classic blue is one that is timeless and there is a sense of calmness to the color. There are many ways to incorporate the color of 2020 to your home, but these are my suggestions.

  1. Accent Wall- An accent wall is a great way to add the pop of color and spice up the room. You can do an accent wall in the master bedroom, secondary bedroom, playroom, or even as backsplash in the kitchen. It can be a great focal point!
  2. Paint the whole room- Gasp! Yes, the whole room in classic blue can be stunning. I’d suggest doing this in a large room because it could end up making the room feel a little smaller. However, the color will make the room feel cozy and guests feel right at home.
  3. Furniture- Furniture is a great way to add color to a room while being trendy, yet subtle. Plus, you can try it out in multiple rooms. Chairs, couches, desks, bookshelves, and even cabinetry in kitchen or bathrooms.
  4. Accent pieces- Nervous about a bold color? Start in small doses! Pillows, curtains, bed spreads, artwork, knick knacks, blankets, lamp shades, rugs, etc. There are so many little ways you can use classic blue and make a big difference to a room.
  5. Exterior- The exterior of your home is a place you might not think of, but it can definitely be used. Think of flowers, patio furniture, yard décor, your exterior walls, shutters, or even your front door. Some people are more comfortable putting the color outside the house and that is just fine.
  6. Appliances- Yes, appliances! If you are not a risk taker, this is not for you. Colored appliances are very in trend right now. Refrigerators, range, and venthoods are a few ideas.
  7. Flooring- Flooring with some color in it is very popular! Now, don’t go out and buy blue carpet or start painting your nice hardwood floors. Tile is the way to go for adding color to your floors. I would suggest tile floors with a pattern that has classic blue in it. This would look nice in bathrooms or laundry rooms.

I hope you are able to explore the parks I’ve recommended and try out the pantone color of 2020 even if it’s in small doses. Of course, I’d love to be your resource for all thing’s real estate. I’m happy to help! Let’s start off 2020 right!

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