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Smart Building for More Attainable Homes

Since 1971, Texas families have trusted Trendmaker Homes to create the homes of their dreams, and we love being able to see those dreams come to life. That’s a big reason why we’re committed to implementing smart building practices that put home ownership within reach for even more families.

In select communities throughout the state, including our newest communities at Balmoral and LakeHouse, we’re excited to be able to offer new home designs at more attainable price points. These homes offer style and livability without sacrificing the great design and craftsmanship you expect from a Trendmaker home. You’ll still get Trendmaker’s attention to detail and exceptional customer service, as well as a quality home you can love for years to come.

The key to this new smart building? Efficient design and value enhancements. This is no fairy tale – the dream of owning a new home is closer than you think. Here are just some of the features that make these homes fit for even a queen:

Floor plans that flow.

In this innovative new collection of homes, kitchens are open and connect to casual dining and family spaces. Architects/designers allotted for plenty of natural light and paid attention to layouts, creating spaces that allow optimal furniture placement and traffic flow. Additionally, walls on the first and second floors are stacked and aligned so less framing and lumber was required, which saves on materials and cost without compromising overall design.

Choices that fit your budget and lifestyle.

The key to building a home that’s as comfortable for you as it is for your wallet is choice. Trendmaker Homes worked with suppliers to give homeowners plenty of choices so they can decide where they want to make investments without sacrificing quality and design. Some of these include:

  • New “combo” cabinet. Homeowners get the drawer storage they need, but in a new “combo” base cabinet. The new design combines a sink base and a drawer base cabinet into one unit, which reduces cost.
  • Tub or no tub. Homeowners can opt for a master bath with or without a tub. Or they can choose a smaller shower with a slide-in acrylic tub, at a lower price point.
  • Flex rooms. These rooms can convert to a study, home office or extra bedroom, depending on each family’s needs.
  • Cabinetry. Homebuyers can select either stain-grade upper wall cabinets or painted cabinets depending on their budget.
  • Granite. Select your grade of granite for the kitchen and master bath.
  • Front door. Buyers have a choice of a low maintenance fiberglass entry door or a stained mahogany door.
  • Lighting. Cost- and energy-efficient LED disc lighting is included, but traditional recess can lights are now an option. Plus, you can opt for pendant lighting in the kitchen or decide to install later down the line.

Design details that won’t break the bank.

In these homes, owners can work with the Trendmaker Design Studio to personalize their spaces with easy-on-the budget tasks. For example, built-in floating shelves can be used in several areas to add dimension and interest without the expense of full built-in cabinetry. Paint details like stripes or blocks are a cost-efficient way to add pattern and color. Lastly, wallpaper has become popular again as a way to add impact and layering to a room. Installation on one wall provides a focal point at minimal cost.

For more information about this more attainable pathway to homeownership, connect with our New Home Specialist Kim Bennett.


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