town of whitehall

550 Wheelmen Street: A Charming Move-In Ready Bungalow

Montchanin Builders in The Town of Whitehall is pleased to announce the availability of a new move-in ready home in this growing neighborhood in Delaware located at 550 Wheelmen Street. It’s a newly built bungalow that offers all the beauty of modern design with the convenience of single story living. This home is ready for you to call it home, so schedule your personal tour today!

The Chesapeake Floorplan

This 2,142 square foot bungalow has curb appeal in spades. Stroll up to the covered porch to enter via the front door, or park in the spacious, two-car garage. When you enter the foyer, take a minute to relax in the adjoining sitting room, or enter via the garage and drop off your shoes and handbag in the roomy storage area. As you enter the main living area, take in the wide open space. The gourmet kitchen is nestled alongside the dining area, which overlooks the comfortable living room and its charming fireplace. Not in the mood for formal dining? There’s plenty of outdoor living space on the included deck just off the kitchen.

When it’s time to turn in for the evening, the two guest bedrooms are located just off the living area. A full bath is conveniently situated between them. The master bedroom is on the other end of the home near the deck. There’s plenty of space for a king size bed, dressers and more! It also features a large walk in closet and master bath with double bowl vanity, a soaking tub to relax and unwind in, and a separate commode.

Your new neighborhood

550 Wheelmen Street is a sunny, spacious bungalow with beautiful views. When it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors, you can relax on the deck overlooking the pond. Or, take a stroll around your new neighborhood. Stop by the community playground, or head over to the common area for a neighborhood BBQ. You’ll find that the masterful architecture is only part of the reason why this area is so popular among Delaware residents. The Town of Whitehall is known for friendly faces and fun community activities.

Will this beautiful bungalow be yours?

Properties in Delaware by Montchanin Builders sell quickly, so if you’ve got your heart set on this charming home, you’ll need to act fast. We’ve partnered with Supreme Lending to offer our clients personalized financing options. Supreme Lending is a mortgage originator, which means they can offer some of the lowest rates and closing costs in the industry. Call us today at 302.472.7212 to claim 550 Wheelmen Street before someone else does!

Additional resources for home buyers:

  1. Bankrate, 6 things you must do before buying a home, https://www.bankrate.com/finance/mortgages/6-must-dos-before-buying-a-home-1.aspx
  2. Investopedia, Are you ready to buy a house? https://www.investopedia.com/articles/mortgages-real-estate/10/ready-to-buy-house.asp

Now Available! Two Move-In Ready Homes in The Town of Whitehall

Now Available! Three Two Move-In Ready Homes in The Town of Whitehall

Imagine yourself and your family in a new custom home with contemporary features and a modern design. Dream further about living in a well-maintained neighborhood within walking distance of schools, recreation space, and other amenities, and with easy access to transportation and shopping. It doesn’t have to be just a dream! In The Town of Whitehall, you will be living in your new home sooner than you ever thought possible.

Montchanin Builders, can make your dreams an immediate reality. We have three amazing move-in ready homes in The Town of Whitehall in Middletown, Delaware! All three of these homes reflect our trademark quality craftsmanship and materials, with open floor plans and contemporary living spaces that will cater to all of your family’s wants and needs.

2004 Apex Close – SOLD!

We designed and built the bungalow at 2004 Apex Close for homeowners that want more than 2,400 square feet of living space, including three bedrooms and three full baths, in a single-floor layout. This home gives you a further option to expand into the garden level for an additional 1,100 square feet of family room and a fourth bedroom space. It sits on a quiet cul-de-sac that backs up to a wooded area to give you and your family the safety and privacy that you desire. You will relish your new home and neighborhood as you relax on your front or back porch, enjoying nature and peaceful neighborhood vibe.

2005 Apex Close

For even more living space on the same peaceful cul-de-sac, look no further than Montchanin’s award winning Salisbury model at 2005 Apex Close. This home features high-quality maple cabinets and granite countertops with Whirlpool kitchen appliances that will help you to bring out your inner gourmet. Its spacious rear deck brings your living space into the outdoors to give you a chance to enjoy your wooded backyard. The home’s oak staircases, designer ceramic tiles, and gas fireplace will give you and your family many years of comfort and enjoyment.

550 Wheelmen

With more than 2,100 square feet of living space and all contemporary design features, stop by and visit Montchanin Builders’ bungalow home at 550 Wheelmen Street. This home features three bedrooms and two baths on its main-level living space, with a full walk out lower level rarely found in Middletown. This home’s front porch and rear deck give you every chance to enjoy the outdoors and your new neighborhood, and its interior features give you access to everything you and your family need to keep up with a busy lifestyle. Like our other house designs, this home includes an attached 2-car garage and a mud room and laundry areas. You will also appreciate the maple shaker style cabinets and under-mountstainless kitchen sink in your new kitchen. Relax at the end of your day in a living room as your gas fireplace takes the chill off of a cool evening.

Montchanin Builders Gives You the Best of Custom Home Designs

When you buy an older existing home, you typically get less than you want. If you start from scratch and design your own house, you will embark on an expensive journey that will likely take at least two years before your home is ready for you and your family. Montchanin Builders’ custom homes in our Delaware communities give you the best of both options, with layouts and features that satisfy all of your expectations and an opportunity to move in immediately.

Our Whitehall community in Middletown is less than 20 minutes from Wilmington. The community is excited to announce it has just broken ground on a new elementary school in the State’s #1 ranked Appoquinimink School District to accommodate 840 students on a 13-acre campus that was donated to the District. Please see our website or contact our friendly, professional staff for more information on how to make your dream of living in one our move-in ready homes become a reality.

Additional Resources:

  1. Investopedia.com: Should You Buy or Build a Home. https://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/062614/should-you-buy-or-build-home.asp
  2. TheSimpleDollar.com: Is Building a New Home a Better Deal than Buying an Existing One? https://www.thesimpledollar.com/whats-the-better-deal-building-new-or-buying-existing-home/

Ranch-Style Homes vs. Two Story: Which Is Best?

Home buyers have a lot of tough decisions to make. Which school district is best? Which planned community has the right amenities? And would a ranch or two-story home be better?

Of course, there are plenty of advantages to both ranch-style and two-story homes in Delaware. Perhaps the easiest way to determine which is best for your family is to consider your current living arrangements. If you have a starter home that’s a ranch, perhaps you’re already longing for a second story. If you have a two-story home, maybe you’re looking to downsize? Consider the following factors when making your choice.

Benefits of single-story homes

Ranch-style homes are uniquely charming, and they offer more space than you might think—especially if you choose an open floorplan. Many people find one-story homes to be highly convenient. For instance, there’s no need to move laundry baskets and vacuum cleaners between floors.

Perhaps the most compelling reason to purchase a ranch-style home is if you have young children. A home without stairs is one less safety issue to worry about when a toddler is underfoot. Safety is also a concern for home buyers who are approaching their golden years. If you intend on aging in place, a one-story home is a safer choice, and there will be no stairs to trouble arthritic joints. You might also want to choose a ranch home if there’s a possibility that an aging parent will move in with your family at some point.

Benefits of two-story homes

Families with younger kids and/or teens often prefer two-story homes because they offer some separation between living areas. Teens who like to stay up later can watch TV downstairs while their parents get some much-needed rest upstairs in the master suite.

Another major benefit of a two-story house doesn’t actually pertain to the house itself. Since half of the square footage is located on top of the other half, a large two-story home won’t take up a lot of space on the lot. This means you’ll have a more generous yard, which is particularly appealing for gardening enthusiasts and families with dogs.

Speaking of yards and landscaping, you’ll have spectacular views from a second-floor window.

Meet your perfect match at The Town of Whitehall

Montchanin Builders offers home buyers the best of both worlds. You can move into two-story or ranch-style homes in our Delaware community of The Town of Whitehall. The Salisbury model is a stately two-story home. It features an award-winning floorplan, with more than 3,800 square feet, four bedrooms, and three and a half baths—plus a second floor activity room!

Apex Close double story home at the town of whitehall

Or, choose The Chesapeake floorplan also found in The Town of Whitehall! The Chesapeake offers single-story living at its very best. Enjoy more than 2,000 square feet featuring an open floorplan, with three bedrooms and two baths.

550 wheelmen single story home at the town of whitehall

Lots of other choices are available for discerning home buyers in Delaware. Call Montchanin Builders today, and be sure to check out our other master-planned communities!

More resources comparing ranch homes to 2-story homes:

  1. The Balance, One-Story vs a Two-Story Home: Which Is Better to Buy? https://www.thebalance.com/one-story-vs-a-two-story-home-which-is-better-to-buy-1798255
  2. Homeowners’ Insurance, 7 Reasons to Opt for a Single-Story Home, http://www.homeownersinsurance.org/7-reasons-to-opt-for-a-single-story-home/

Why Today’s Home Buyers Are Attracted to Planned Communities

Today’s home buyers want more than the American dream of a tidy house with a white picket fence. To accommodate their busy lifestyles—and help them get the most out of their rest and relaxation time—modern home buyers demand convenience, amenities, uniform infrastructure, and wide open spaces. It seems impossible to accommodate all of these must-haves in one location, but that’s exactly what builders of master planned communities in Delaware have accomplished.

The true spirit of community

People who purchase homes in planned communities tend to share the same basic values in life, including the firm commitment to true neighborliness. The days of borrowing a cup of sugar from a neighbor might be long past, but master planned communities are still close-knit places where neighbors look after each other.

The proximity to major traffic routes

A planned community is like its own little town. Residents have the tranquil experience of neighborhood living, but with easy access to major attractions nearby. Planned communities are typically located within minutes of commuter trains and major roadways, allowing residents to easily commute to work. Families can also take advantage of the attractions in the nearby major cities, like concerts, theaters, and museums.

The convenience of city living, with the perks of the suburbs

Today’s planned neighborhoods are true communities in every sense of the word, with neighborhood shops and other amenities within walking distance. Modern home buyers love the peace and relaxation of being away from the city, but they still want the amenities that city life brings. Planned communities are the perfect marriage of these two ideals.

Within their own neighborhoods, families can walk their kids to the primary care physician, enjoy a cup of coffee at the corner deli, and head out for an evening stroll along the nature trails. All of these perks—and more—can be found in the most highly coveted planned neighborhoods.

Stable home value

Another compelling reason behind the planned community trend is the effect it has on home values. No matter how carefully a homeowner maintains the property, that house’s value is affected by the neighbors’ homes. If a neighbor decides to subdivide a lot and put a mobile home on it, the value of the nearby houses will decline. This is a common problem that planned communities eliminate. Since the lots are developed according to a master plan, and the use of the lots is regulated, homeowners never have to worry about the value of their property decreasing because of a neighbor’s choices.

Why modern home buyers choose Montchanin Builders

Montchanin Builders is proud to have been the innovator behind some of the most highly coveted addresses in the Wilmington, Delaware area. Our masterfully planned communities include Darley Green, The Town of Whitehall, and The Overlook at Rockford Falls. Aside from our beautiful, move-in ready homes, home buyers choose Montchanin Builders because of the incredible amenities of our communities. From nature trails and water features to shopping and entertainment, our neighborhoods are walkable masterpieces. Homes in our communities in Delaware sell fast, so call us today at (302) 472-7212.

Read further about the benefits of planned communities:

  1. Houston Chronicle, Master-planned communities hold allure for many, http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/real-estate/article/Master-planned-communities-hold-allure-for-many-5444076.php
  2. American Planning Association, Characteristics and Guidelines of Great Neighborhoods, https://www.planning.org/greatplaces/neighborhoods/characteristics.htm

Which of These Beautiful New Houses Will Be Your Family’s Next Home?

Shopping for a new home is a thrilling experience like no other — but also one full of challenges. You’ll compare features, architectural styles, locations, and school districts. You’ll also attend countless open houses and drive through more neighborhoods than you can shake a stick at. But at the end of the day, we’re confident you’ll choose a Montchanin Builders property in The Town of Whitehall in Middletown, Delaware. It’s so much more than a neighborhood or development. It’s a masterfully planned community, and it’s a feast for the eyes—with tree-lined streets, parks, nature trails, coffee shops, and playgrounds.

We have a few under construction and move-in ready homes available, but we expect them to be sold quickly. Stop by soon to find out if one of the following houses will be your family’s next home.

2005 Apex Close

This address is home to a our award-winning Salisbury floorplan. As you walk to the spacious front porch, imagine enjoying a cup of coffee on a hammock, waving to your friendly neighbors. Or, invite friends over for a barbecue on the rear deck. This particular home site offers an extended rear deck, and it’s on a beautifully wooded lot!

Inside, you’ll find a chef’s dream kitchen with genuine maple cabinets, gorgeous granite countertops, and top-of-the-line Whirlpool appliances. The main floor embodies a modern rustic feel, with its wide plank hardwood flooring, oak staircase, and gas fireplace in the great room.

The Salisbury model offers plenty of room for your family—more than 3,800 square feet on two levels! You’ll have four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and an oversized two-car garage.

550 Wheelmen Street

At 550 Wheelmen Street, you’ll meet our much-coveted Chesapeake model. It’s the utmost in single-story living for perfect for those downsizing or looking for everything on the main level. The Chesapeake is a charmer, and it makes the most of its 2,142 square feet. This bungalow features three bedrooms, two baths, and a large, two-car garage.

Like all of our move-in ready homes, the Chesapeake model features a gourmet kitchen that would be the envy of any pro chef. It features spacious, Shaker style cabinets and granite countertops. This cozy home offers an open floor plan with flex space. You can turn the sitting nook into your own personal library or home office, but in warm weather, you’ll probably prefer to be out on the rear deck overlooking the pond.

 

For more information about our new homes and planned communities, check out our website or call us at 302.376.1100. Montchanin Builders partners with one of the most respected mortgage lenders in the U.S. Our relationship with Supreme Lending gives soon-to-be homeowners access to custom financing, with a quick turnaround time and the best customer service in the business!

Join The Town of Whitehall for Our Charitable Food Truck Fest!

Mature Friends Enjoying Outdoor Summer Barbeque In Garden

The Town of Whitehall is excited to team up with The Ministry of Caring Millennials to host a fundraiser to benefit needy families throughout our Wilmington, Delaware community. Join us on Saturday, August 26th from 12 pm through 4 pm in The Town of Whitehall on Mapleton Avenue in Middletown, Delaware. Admission is free, and the fundraiser welcomes attendees of all ages. Feast on the best that local food trucks have to offer, and enjoy music and the company of your neighbors while raising money for a worthy cause.

Participating food trucks

On Saturday, some of Wilmington’s most mouthwatering food trucks will be calling The Town of Whitehall home. I Don’t Give a Fork, Maiale, Uncle John’s Barbecue, and Outlandish Food Truck will be serving up delectable dishes in the name of charity. I Don’t Give a Fork has earned local acclaim for its inventive sandwich creations. With specialty sandwiches like the mac & cheesesteak, sloppy pig, buffalo bleu hen, and burger hoagies—these aren’t your mother’s sandwiches.

Maiale Deli and Salumeria is known as the Sausage King of Delaware. Their food truck, The Rolling Pig, serves up sausage sandwiches, salads, and other local favorites like short ribs, Larry’s Chili, and corned beef Reuben.

Uncle John’s Barbecue specializes in smoked BBQ, but also serves sandwiches and sides. Outlandish Food Truck is known for its chicken and waffles, truffle tots, crab fries, and its signature sandwich—The Outlandwich, composed of rum-soaked berries and brie grilled cheese with fries.
The Passionista Fashion Truck will also be making the rounds at The Town of Whitehall.

Exceptional entertainment

Your entire family will love the live entertainment at our fundraiser. Catch a preview of some of the talented performers on the event’s Facebook page. You can hear a clip of Andrew performing with his violin. Andrew is a student at the Cab Calloway School of the Arts, who has generously agreed to donate his time and talents.

We’re also excited to welcome the Uncle SAMS string band to the stage. Savannah Klumpp (banjo, guitar, and vocals), Andrew Vogts (fiddle, whistling, and vocals), Max Huhn (mandolin, fiddle, guitar, and vocals), and Sebastian Roat (guitar and vocals) are the four members of Uncle SAMS (SAMS is their initials put together). The talented young musicians formed their group when they met at a bluegrass get-together hosted by a teacher at their school, the Cab Calloway School of the Arts.

The Ministry of Caring Millennials

The Town of Whitehall’s fundraiser benefits the Ministry of Caring Millennials—a dynamic group of people who are committed to giving back to those in need. The group’s ultimate goal is to “go out of business” by eliminating poverty in Wilmington. To accomplish its goal, the Ministry offers helping hands and resources to meet a diversity of needs—from nutritious meals at Emmanuel Dining Room to transitional, long-term, and temporary housing. The Ministry assists the impoverished and homeless with childcare, education, and unemployment assistance, just to name a few.

The Town of Whitehall and Montchanin Builders are pleased to have the opportunity to support this incredible group of selfless volunteers, donors, and staff.

While you’re here, tour our move-in ready homes!

We hope you enjoy the festivities on Saturday, August 26th at the Town of Whitehall, our move-in ready homes boast luxurious features, including spacious front porches, upstairs activity rooms, and first-floor owner’s suites. Be sure to check out our other award-winning communities, including Darley Green and The Overlook at Rockford Falls.

More Food Truck Fest Resources:

  1. University of Delaware, Come hear Uncle SAMS Band, http://sites.udel.edu/tmr/2016/01/19/unclesams/
  2. Yelp, I Don’t Give a Fork, https://www.yelp.com/biz/i-dont-give-a-fork-newark

Montchanin Builders Receive Prestigious Awards

Montchanin Builders is committed to enriching the lives of Delaware residents by creating beautiful places to live, work and play. Boasting more than six decades of combined experience, we are proud to lend our names to Delaware’s most innovative residential communities that feature the best in craftsmanship, design and lifestyle amenities. From the master-planned development of Darley Green to the more recent Town of Whitehall, our team is dedicated to creating homes and neighborhoods where life’s most cherished memories are made.

We take great pride in building amazing, affordable family home communities that feature space-creative interiors, inviting floorplans and the flexibility to customize according to  taste. And every now and again, our hard work and quality workmanship is recognized by more than just our homeowners.

This year, Montchanin Builders received two Regal Awards presented by the Home Builders Association of Delaware — a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In addition, Montchanin was also the recipient of the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA) Maryland Award of Excellence for Outstanding Merchandising and a recipient of the Great American Living Awards (GALA) Award of Merit in Interior Design and Merchandising.
   

Salisbury Wins for Best Luxury Community Home

The Town of Whitehall, one of Montchanin Builders newest communities, has already garnered lots of positive press for its wonderful “hometown” ambience, lavish estate homes and walkability. Montchanin’s 3,800-plus square foot Salisbury (our flagship model) won the Regal Award in Celebration of Excellence for Best Luxury Community Home. The Salisbury features spacious interiors that were made for raising a family and entertaining with style. This exquisite 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home has a gourmet kitchen, two-car garage and a sweeping master bedroom suite with walk-in closet. Like other homes in this forward-thinking development, the Salisbury is in walking distance to shopping, restaurants, parks and other points of interest.

In regard to their efforts on the Salisbury model, Montchanin also received the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA) Maryland Award of Excellence for Outstanding Merchandising.

Carlyle Wins for Best Multi-Family Home

The Carlyle – a three-story townhome in Darley Green— was presented with the Home Builders Association of Delaware 2017 Regal Award for Best Multi-Family Home. This stylish residence has three bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and up to 2,100 square feet of finished living space. The family-centric model features an open floor plan with space expanding features like a recreation room and an optional loft.

Darley Green is Montchanin’s prized master-planned community, ideally situated just 10 minutes from downtown Wilmington in the highly desirable Brandywine School District. Darley Green’s new construction homes are within close proximity to varied dining and recreation options, and feature retail establishments, trails and a state-of-the-art library on site.

If you’d like a firsthand look at Montchanin’s Regal Award winners or want to learn more about our exciting Delaware communities, we invite you to contact our sales team today and arrange a private home tour!

The Town of Whitehall Embraces Community

Mature Friends Enjoying Outdoor Summer Barbeque In GardenHas there ever been a more comforting thought than home? A warm, inviting place where families raise their children and lasting memories are created. When The Town of Whitehall was envisioned, the developers wanted more than just beautiful homes with sweeping front porches – they wanted a truly walkable development where neighbors gather in communal spaces, friends meet up at the corner café, and children ride their bikes and play in the great outdoors.

Situated just north of Middletown, DE, The Town of Whitehall truly embraces the idea of a great hometown: a place where community is important and people are encouraged to connect whether they are walking to work, taking an afternoon stroll, or gathering for an evening get together at Mapleton Square.

This one-of-a-kind development – which boasts an enviable address along the picturesque bank of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal — is the first walkable town founded in Delaware in more than 100 years, and lots of people are taking notice.

Embracing a sense of community

The Town of Whitehall not only celebrates the charms of small-town living with broad, tree-lined streets, it offers numerous community amenities that promote social interactions with neighbors.

Here are just a few of the community features and amenities:

  • Shops, cafes and restaurants within a 5-minute walk from your doorstep
  • Squares and parks that encourage friendly encounters with neighbors
  • Beautiful trails for biking, walking or hiking with family and friends
  • Playgrounds for children and families
  • Mapleton Square – a place to create community traditions like music concerts, festivals, marshmallow roasts and other neighborhood events
  • Communal gathering areas interspersed through the development
  • Home sites that are surrounded by natural woodlands

Interwoven with civic spaces, retail stores,and miles of picturesque trails, The Town of Whitehall is a new American hometown that captures the warmth and vitality of years past.

Discover your hometown today

Montchanin Builders is proud to invest our talented craftsmanship into this acclaimed community, with a series of luxurious estate homes featuring open floor plans, gourmet kitchens, 3-4 bedrooms and grand front porches that are perfect for gatherings with family, friends and neighbors.

If you’d like to schedule a tour, or would like more information about this new home community in Delaware, we invite you to call our sales office at 302-376-1100.

Amenities Offered at Montchanin Builders’ Communities

As veteran homebuilders in Delaware, Montchanin Builders understand the value of stand-out amenities in their new home communities in Delaware. Whether it’s a state-of-the-art library, pedestrian-friendly paths to local shops and cafes, or access to award-winning schools, these types of inviting features are what make each development unique.

If you are house hunting in Delaware, here are a few compelling reasons to check out the master-planned communities of Darley Green and The Town of Whitehall. Both were designed with one thing in mind: to create a more enjoyable, more convenient and more family-centric place to live, work and play.

Located in excellent school districts

Most growing families prefer to reside in an area where their children will have a competitive advantage in education. Located in the heart of Claymont’s Renaissance District, just 10 minutes from downtown Wilmington, Darley Green offers access to some of the region’s best educational offerings, including the prestigious Archmere Academy, a private co-ed college prep school for grades 9-12. Renowned for its rigorous academics and thriving music program, Archmere is just across the street from the beautiful townhomes of Darley Green. There are other excellent schools in the local vicinity, including Wilmington Montessori, Claymont Elementary, Talley Middle School and Brandywine High School, giving parents numerous options for ensuring their children have a first-rate education. When science fair season rolls around, kids and their parents can avail themselves of the well-equipped Claymont Library, just steps from their door.

If being in a great school district plays a key role in your home purchase, consider The Town of Whitehall, located in the esteemed Appoquinimink School District. The district is home to Appoquinimink High and Middletown High, which recently garnered accolades as the best schools in Delaware, according to U.S. News & World Report. Also worth mentioning is that homes in good school districts historically hold their value, even in sluggish economies. Moreover, this highly walkable community will soon be home to its very own elementary school, which is slated to be completed in the upcoming year.

Nearby recreational amenities

The communities of Montchanin Builders also feature walking paths, nature trails and easy access to the kinds of amenities that transform a collection of homes into a tightly-knit neighborhood – a place where a stroll down the street will take you to school, to the library or to the playground. Mixed use buildings are incorporated throughout these new home developments, meaning residents can ride their bikes or walk to their neighborhood cafe or favorite shop.  Although you won’t find a communal swimming pool or fancy clubhouse in Darley Green or The Town of Whitehall, you also won’t be paying extra fees for their ongoing maintenance.

Instead, you will find nearby amenities that encourage a healthy, more active lifestyle. For instance, Darley Green is a short stroll from the beautiful Woodshaven Kruse Park, as well as several swim clubs and baseball fields. Kids will be raring to go outside and play!

For an amazing family outing, The Town of Whitehall boasts miles of gorgeous bike trails, with scenic loops along the C&D canal, and a longer path to Lums Pond State Park. Modeled after some of our nation’s most treasured “old fashioned” neighborhoods, Whitehall boasts communal gathering areas for seasonal events, and has on-site retail establishments and shops, making this an incredibly pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.

New home communities in Delaware

To learn more about the exciting amenities offered at Montchanin Builders’ new home communities in Delaware, or to schedule a home tour at Darley Green or The Town of Whitehall, please call our sales office today. We are looking forward to turning your homeownership dreams into reality!

Quartz vs. Granite Countertops: Quick Tips to Help You Decide

For many families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where kids gather for after-school snacks and where guests linger over cocktails. A well-designed kitchen should reflect the décor scheme of the rest of the home, but also present its own unique personality. As a centerpiece that naturally draws the eye, the kitchen’s countertops are a crucial design decision.

When you decide to make The Town of Whitehall your new home, you’ll have your choice of granite or quartz countertops. Schedule a tour today of the model homes at The Town of Whitehall—a masterfully planned Montchanin Builders community in Delaware. And when it’s time to choose between quartz and granite, consider the following factors.

Material

Granite and quartz are both natural materials, with a slight difference. If you prefer 100% natural countertops, you should choose granite. Granite countertops are carved out of quarries around the world. They’re highly polished and cut to size, but the appearance is left untouched.

If you don’t mind having mostly natural countertops, you could choose quartz, which is an engineered stone. About 93% of a quartz countertop is the natural stone, with the remaining 7% comprised of polymer resins and color pigments.

Aesthetic appeal

Both granite and quartz countertops are attractive choices for every kitchen, but there are some notable differences. Homeowners who choose granite do so because they enjoy the one-of-a-kind look. Since granite isn’t modified, its dramatic swirls and patterns are undeniably unique and downright gorgeous. The showy nature of granite will make any kitchen pop, and homeowners can choose from light to dark granite slabs, some of which have beautiful flecks of blue, red, or gray.

As lovely as granite countertops are, homeowners who love clean lines and homogeneity are more likely to choose quartz countertops. Quartz tends to work best in kitchens that emphasize clean, modern lines and orderly simplicity. If the swirls, spots, and specks of granite look too “busy” in a kitchen, then quartz is a perfect alternative.

Durability

Both granite and quartz countertops are highly durable, which is one reason why they’re so popular. Granite is more brittle than quartz, although its brittleness is usually only problematic during the installation process. Once the granite is safely installed, homeowners have nothing to worry about.

Care and maintenance

The maintenance of a countertop is an important consideration. Both granite and quartz countertops are easy to care for, although granite does require a little more upkeep. Granite is more porous than quartz, which means that spills must be wiped up promptly to prevent staining. Granite countertops should also be resealed every two to five years.

Quartz is low-maintenance. Since it is nonporous, it resists staining well. However, it’s best to use cleaning products recommended by the manufacturer, as quartz reacts poorly with certain chemicals.

The beautiful, spacious homes at The Town of Whitehall were conceptualized by design experts and built by master craftsmen. The Town of Whitehall embodies an “old town” ambience, bringing together the spirit of true community with easy access to modern amenities. Call Montchanin Builders in Wilmington, Delaware today to speak with a friendly staff member about our quick and easy pre-approval process.

More “quartz vs. granite in the kitchen” resources

  1. Houzz, Battle of the Countertops: Granite vs. Quartz, https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/79878288
  2. The Spruce, Quartz vs. Granite Countertops: Which Is Best? https://www.thespruce.com/quartz-vs-granite-countertops-1822078