Stealth Kitchen

Stealth Kitchen

Stealth Kitchen

Hidden in plan sight (Margo*)

Do you value uncompromised views and uncluttered design? The Stealth Kitchen Module from YesterTec® Kitchen Works combines high functionality with sleek design. The modules allow you to only expose what you want, when you want – and the rest stays hidden. Tucked away behind attractive panels that are designed to blend in, unnoticed, with the rest of your decor, is your entire kitchen. No time to clean your kitchen before guests arrive? No problem. All your guests will see is uncompromised design, not bulky kitchen appliances or clutter. 

Handcrafted Kitchen (Claire*)

Kitchen appliances disguised as beautiful furniture? It’s true! YesterTec’s line of handcrafted kitchen workstation furniture effortlessly transforms bulky kitchen appliances into one of a kind kitchen decor. Each piece of furniture is designed to disguise your appliances as custom built-in furniture. YesterTec expands on the design idea of panel-ready refrigerators by making each piece look like a customized piece of furniture, not a kitchen appliance. The result is high quality, formal design without the sacrifice of kitchen functionality.

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*Are you a Margo or a Claire? Or, an Elise or Maggie? Find out by taking our Finally About Me® quiz – learn more about how your personality affects home and product design preferences. 

Where should the stairs go?

Where should the stairs go?

If you’re building a new home with either a basement, second floor, or both, where do you want the stairs to be situated? Stairs located in the center of the home may minimize hallways upstairs but many times center stairs are an assumption at the design phase. When center stairs run along the entry, they may squeeze the traffic pattern and make the space appear and feel tight. Stairs right at the entry may interrupt movement through the home when the entry door is open.

Many of today’s buyers prefer an open, inviting entry view that does not include the staircase, locating those stairs instead to one side of the home, often near the garage. And, be mindful of door swings – you don’t want to open a door into the stairs! 

Here are some examples of other stair placements: 

Accessorizing the Room

Accessorizing the Room

Atlas Homewares Drawer Pulls

Photo Courtesy: Atlas Homewares

Accessories are the exclamation point of any room, especially when they produce a custom look. But creating a personalized look without the large price tag is always difficult. Atlas Homewares is trying to help by creating a line of customizable interchangeable hardware that can be installed on cabinetry or furniture. These modern geometry-inspired handles were designed with versatility in mind. Each piece allows you to mix and match the round or square bases with the rectangular or arc handles. You can even mix finishes. The end result is a fully customized look at a fraction of the cost.

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If Your Suitcase is Always in the Way!

If Your Suitcase is Always in the Way!

Always on the go? Then you’re sure to appreciate our Travel Center option, designed to keep everything handy and make packing a snap!

You know where your suitcase has been…so you’re probably not going to want to pack it on the clean bedspread! Our travel center was inspired by customers who wanted storage plus convenience when it came to preparing to leave town.

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“I know where that suitcase has been, and it’s not getting packed on my clean bedspread!”

“I live for spontaneous travel. I need a place to keep overnight essentials.”

“Finding a place to store the suitcase is a pain.”

The Travel Center addresses all of these issues and more. Situated in the owner’s suite walk-in closet, packing the suitcase couldn’t be easier as everything you need is conveniently within reach. You don’t have to run up or down stairs to fetch the suitcase, and it’s stored where it doesn’t need to be constantly moved out of the way.

View more plans with a Travel Center already designed; or, talk with a plan specialist about adding one to a different plan: 800.947.7526

No Regrets: Start with the Floor Plan

No Regrets: Start with the Floor Plan

It’s not uncommon for people to fall in love with a certain exterior home design or the decor/colors/etc., but then ask for some pretty extensive changes to the floor plan. Or, they build/purchase the home only to find out the floor plan isn’t conducive to their household’s needs. You’ve made a pretty substantial purchase, don’t let buyer’s remorse put a damper on the excitement of your new home!

When we were looking for our first home, my cousin told me this exact same thing, as she and her husband made the mistake of looking at the exterior and interior decor rather than the actual layout of the home. Once they got settled in, they found the home’s “livability” wasn’t right for them. She told me, “You can change the decor, but it’s difficult to change the layout!” We appreciated this advice.

No Regrets: Home designers suggest home buyers get the floor plan design right, then address the elevation – because various elevation styles can be crafted once the home’s layout has been determined. Also, if you are building new, inquire about plan alterations as there may be a couple of areas that you’d like designed a little bit different. We can help you realize your dream home with a few changes.

While we know the home’s exterior appeal is the first impression and will either attract or disinterest home buyers, we encourage you to explore the floor plan/layout before making a decision. Your perfect home may be hiding behind the the next door you open!

Take for example the three Peony plans: 

  • Peony Grove (Tuscan) and Peony Place (Contemporary) have the same floor plan, but very different elevations
  • Peony has a different elevation (French Country) AND the floor plan has been tweaked a bit

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