New Home dreams delivered

2013-04-13T00:00:00Z New Home dreams delivered nwitimes.com
April 13, 2013 12:00 am

Designed to meet the needs of our ever-changing lifestyles, today’s new homes also offer exceptional value. This weekend and next, many of northwest Indiana’s finest builders are rolling out the red carpet so you can see for yourself.

During the Spring Showcase of Home you can visit a variety of new homes perfect for everyone from first-time buyers to those in search of a next home and especially those who want to leave their lawnmowers and snow shovels behind by making the move to something brand new and worry-free that’s also better suited for an empty nest.

What’s especially nice about an event like this is the opportunity to see and compare not just the homes, but also the individual builders and their unique styles. For most people, the best part of building from the ground up is the fact that everything is new.

You also have the opportunity to choose everything – the home site, the floor plan and all the bells and whistles you’ve always wanted in your dream home. Then, based on your personal budget, your builder will work with you to make it all happen!

If cooking is your passion, there are dozens of state-of-the-art designs to pique your interest, including gourmet eat-in kitchens with spacious islands, custom cabinetry and granite islands. Now that spring has arrived, you’re probably eager to enjoy the great outdoors. Look for stylish screened-in rooms, elaborate wood decks and covered porches that set the stage for everything from reading and entertaining to dining al fresco.

How about a private indoor retreat for the homeowner? Master suites come in a variety of shapes and sizes, many with one or even two very generous walk-in closets. The attached bathrooms are spa-like with many different configurations and combinations of whirlpool tubs, tile showers and seated showers. One even has a chandelier over the tub. You’ll find master suites on the main floor and upper levels with laundry nearby, and even a few homes that feature two master suites, comfortably accommodating multiple generations under the same roof.

Discover how other features like a modern open concept layout, Jack-n-Jill children’s bathroom, custom built-ins, four-season Florida room, flex space for an office, playroom or den, daylight basement, finished lower level, three-car garage and more can add to the enjoyment of your new home.

Beyond that, the Spring Showcase of Homes allows you to see distinctive features such as vaulted and tray ceilings (some with dramatic built in lighting), grand two-story foyers and staircases, brick and stone fireplace surrounds with custom mantels and shelving, architectural columns and archways, a variety of trim packages that compliment things like wainscoting and hand-scraped wood flooring plus a vast range of cabinetry and countertops.

Once you have the opportunity to actually get inside so many new homes over the next couple of weekends, you’ll get a feel for the many benefits new construction offers. From an array of livable floor plans to the latest in money-saving energy efficiency, it’s all on display during the Spring Showcase of Homes.

Plus, you’ll also have the opportunity to compare a number of different locations where you can choose to build your new home. From communities that recently opened to those that are just about complete and neighborhoods with, the tour takes you through some of the most sought-after locations throughout northwest Indiana.

There are maintenance-free communities that boast amenities like a clubhouse with fitness center, great room, entertaining kitchen and heated outdoor pool as well as others that offer a more peaceful natural setting, multi-generational living in the same community or quaint cottage homes just for the two of you.

Single-family homes are located in a number of unique neighborhoods that provide a fabulous backdrop to raise a family with opportunities to build on the site of your choice including properties that back up to natural borders so you’ll never have backyard neighbors, wooded sites that range up to 2 acres plus smaller sites that offer a very manageable yard of your own, as well as a diverse mix of more traditional residential home sites.

To learn more, use the map inside and start planning your personal weekend tours now!

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