Run or walk with Schumacher Homes and the Love, Andrew Autism Foundation

At Schumacher Homes, we believe we’re building more than just a home—we’re building community and are proud to do so right here in Canton, Ohio.

Schumacher Homes and the Love, Andrew Autism Foundation are Spirit Sponsors for  this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival’s UP, UP & AWAY 5K race and the official sponsors for the KIDS FUN RUN.

Bring your family out on July 28 and start your morning at the beautiful Kent State University at Stark campus. The 5K race will begin at 8am with the KIDS FUN RUN to follow afterwards for kids ages 8 and under.  T-shirts and medals will be given to participants. Spirit bells, sponsored by the Love, Andrew Autism Foundation, will be handed out to cheer on the 5K runners.

For more information and to register the whole family, visit https://schuhomes.co/hofRace.

A Peek Into The Future of Custom Homes

Over the last 25 years, we’ve seen trends come and go. We’ve designed more than 17,500 unique homes— no two are the same. We’ve learned about what inspires you so that we can continue to create homes that are not only beautiful but practical for your family and daily life. In 2018, more so than ever, homes will be designed and built with one specific goal in mind: making your life easier. Here are our home design trend predictions for 2018:

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Modern Farmhouse: 
A modern take on an American classic. Exterior elements such as black windows, board & batten siding and metal roof accents give this style of home great curb appeal. Interior features like shiplap wall treatments, a farmhouse sink and exposed wood beams truly define the term modern farmhouse.

 

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Large Pantry:
Walk-in pantry, messy kitchen, butler’s pantry—whatever you want to call it, storage is a necessity. We know life can be messy.  A spacious clutter free and organized walk-in pantry will save you time and stress. You can rest assured knowing everything you need is available in one glance.

 

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Pocket Office:
The perfect space to get work done. Organization is a breeze with this designated workspace, ideal for storing your office essentials. Your calendar, daily planner and bills finally have a place they can call home. A pocket office is the perfect solution for the modern day family.

 

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Quartz Countertops:
Maintenance free and stain-proof, Quartz will stand the test of time and provide beauty and warmth for years to come. Quartz countertops are virtually indestructible. More homeowner’s today are turning to quartz vs granite.

 

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Feature Windows: Fill your home with natural light. Large energy-efficient windows are a great way to capture views and  make the connection between the indoors and nature.

Autism Awareness Month

Schumacher Homes Supports
Autism Inclusion and Acceptance Programming

Autism is the fastest growing and most severe developmental disability in the U.S. today, but behind all these numbers are real people – millions of children and adults.

During April, Autism Awareness Month, Schumacher Homes will donate a portion of all home sales to programs that promote autism inclusion and acceptance. By building your dream home today, you’ll also help build friendships and understanding.

Get started by viewing our home plans. 

Learn more about our process.

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Your Passion has a Home: Earnhardt Collection Speckled Trout

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The Earnhardt Collection Speckled Trout

Every home has a story. With NASCAR kicking off this weekend in Daytona and spring fishing season right around the corner, we celebrate The Speckled Trout, a Schumacher Homes Earnhardt Collection™ home named for Kerry and René Earnhardt’s youngest son Jeffrey.

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Kerry, René and Jeffrey Earnhardt

René says like a Speckled Trout, Jeffrey is always on the move for the next big adventure, even if that means swimming against the current to reach his goals. Kerry seconds that, saying it’s true that Jeffrey never stops moving and from the get-go has been flush with the independent Earnhardt spirit.“All Earnhardt Collection™home plans are special to us, but the ones named in honor of our children have a special place in our hearts,” says René. “His love for the outdoors and passion to experience life to the fullest made it easy to name this home ‘Speckled Trout.’”

Jeffrey Earnhardt

Perfect for a lot with a great back yard, Speckled Trout is a wonderfully spacious floor plan that tucks the family living areas in the back of the home. Speckled Trout has a great open flow between the kitchen, dining area and great room highlighted by a two-story ceiling in the great room. The upstairs owners’ retreat features a huge bedroom, beautiful bath and a large walk-in closet. Plus, there’s a roomy upstairs loft that can easily become a third bedroom. There’s even an over-sized, offset porch in the front that adds to the home’s distinctive personality.

“Jeffrey let us know early on that like me, his uncle, his grandfather and his great-grandfather, he would be following in the family racing tradition, and he has,” says Kerry. “He’s a great driver, and we couldn’t be prouder of him.”

At Schumacher Homes, we always say, “Your Inspiration has a Home.” For Jeffrey Earnhardt, we can say his passion has a home. Find the home where your life will unfold.

The Speckled Trout Floor Plan

How to Shop for a Custom Home – Part 2: Tour a Home Under Construction

Tour-Under-Construction_470x246Customize anything? What does that really mean? You may have seen the floor plans and toured model homes, but what are real people doing?

It’s time to check out a home under construction. Whether the home is in the framing, drywall, trimming, or final stages, you can walk the floor plan and see the many customizations. The best way to see the quality that goes into a home is to visit one under construction.

Schumacher Homes Custom BuildIt’s important to see what is under the hood. You may choose to go to several to see construction in the various stages. Take the time to touch the materials, and ask plenty of questions. Ask about what features were included in the baseline price of the home.

Pay close attention to the quality of the materials. Quality products and materials will factor in as a return on your investment. Ask with what level of warranty the builder is willing to back their home. That should give you some insight into how durable the materials are that are used.

Building an energy efficient home will also save you money in the long run. Check the mechanicals, which include plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling. Ask if they are energy efficient.

Schumacher Homes Custom BuildYour new home should exceed your expectations in craftsmanship and standards of quality. Ask the builder about his attention to detail. Have him explain how he’s different from the competition. Talk to him about his accessibility during the build process.

The National Housing Quality Award is the benchmark for quality in the building business. Builders who receive this award are honored for their excellence in construction standards and customer satisfaction. Be sure to ask prospective builders if they’ve received this designation.

Just like touring model homes it’s important to visit a home under construction so you can get an instinct for what feels right to you. More than anything, touring under construction homes is one more way to spark your imagination.

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