By Carol Thompson, VP of Purchasing at Taylor Morrison, Inc.
When the design of a home is seamless, the transitions between public and private, indoor and outdoor, and formal and informal have no cut and dry boundaries. Everything works together as part of the overall character and unique style of the home.
Every aspect of your design — from proximity of the pool to the outdoor fireplace to the washer dryer setup just on the other side of the master closet (how clever is that?) — all tie-in with the same theme in mind.
- How does it feel?
- How does it look from every angle?
- What will this look like in 5 years time?
In the NEXTadventure™ Home, it’s easy to see how even the smallest detail was well-thought out with integrations in mind. In this showcase single-family home designed specifically for those 55 and better, we responded to a tremendous amount of market research and subject matter experts. The results are really cool.
Starting with the floorplan and ending with the landscaping, the NEXTadventure™ home is chock full of “why-didn’t-I-think-of-that?” features.
- Front-facing flex space and bath. Need an extra bedroom? How about a quiet work space? Close it off for privacy and open it up for connectivity.
- The master suite has a very defined entryway, which feel like a sanctuary within a sanctuary. From the walk-in shower in the bath, to the bench in the walk-in closet, this room gets lived in.
- One of my favorite design innovations is the laundry facilities that off of the master, which means a whole lot less basket wrangling down dark steps or narrow hallways.
- Come in through the garage and unload your packages and groceries right away in the “drop zone,” an area designed to take the heavy lifting out of shopping.
- Your pets have their own designated areas for grooming and supplies. Unsightly brooms and mops have their own closet in the laundry room.
- Antiques, heirlooms, and family treasures have safe harbor in the climate controlled attic space (no awkward, creaky ladder, but REAL stairs) and in the china closet prominently displayed in the entryway.
And don’t even get me started on the summer kitchen!
Thoughtful integrations like these can make life pretty sweet for a new homeowner looking for a freedom from clutter and lackluster design. Making everyday activities easy means that the 55 and better crowd can spend their time on more enjoyable things, like entertaining friends and relaxing by the backyard pool.
Tell us how you bring big design thinking to your work. We’d love to know what you’re up to. Watch the progress of the NEXTadventure™ home using #nextadventurehome on Twitter.