Best of the ‘Burbs Home Tour

Prepare to be Impressed on This Year’s Home Tour

The Best of the ‘Burbs Home Tour is back, and it’s bigger than ever with more than 130 professionally decorated model homes and nearly 500 available homes open for touring.

If you want to see the latest in home design, we suggest you start at Jordan Ranch. Seven of the Jordan Ranch model homes on tour are new, allowing you to walk through inspiring, trendsetting designs. Here’s what you can expect:

Contrast Kitchens

Using contrasting paint on kitchen cabinets or a kitchen island adds instant interest to a space, and you’ll see several examples in our model homes. Chesmar Homes keeps the cabinets dark and the island light at its model home. Want to see the opposite approach? Visit Lennar’s model to see how the dark island contrasts with white cabinets. Perry Homes goes in a slightly different direction, keeping all of the bottom cabinets — including the island — dark while painting the upper cabinets white. In the Westin Homes model, you see yet one more take on this idea of contrast kitchens — the island and upper cabinets match, contrasting with the darker lower cabinets. Pulling it all together is the vent hood that matches the lower cabinets.

Walls That Make a Statement

Another big trend is having a statement wall. Often, paint is used by painting one wall a contrasting color or painting a design on a wall. Today’s new statement walls are going further, with designers experimenting with various materials and textures. You’ll see several examples of statement walls while touring our models, but we have to point out the brick and quilted walls in Chesmar’s dining and primary bedroom, respectively. David Weekley Homes also use brick as a backdrop for the TV wall in the family room.

Lighting With Attitude

Light fixtures have come a long way in the past decade, and interior designers are having fun with the many choices they now have. J. Patrick Homes has several show-stopping light fixtures, but our favorite has to be the “fandelier” in the upstairs computer room. You’ll see some creative light fixtures in the Westin Homes model, as well, including caged tear-drop lights in the kitchen and seven pendant lights of varying lengths in the dining room.

Getting Bold with Color

The dark charcoal used on the kitchen island in the Lennar model home can be found throughout the home, including all the walls in the dining room and one wall in the family room and breakfast area. It can also be found on a wall and on the ceiling in the primary suite. Large windows keep the space bright. Perry Homes also crowns its game room with a deep color on the ceiling.

Luxury Outdoor Living Spaces

Builders acknowledge people’s desire to spend more time outside by creating luxury outdoor living spaces that do more than just provide a place to sit. J. Patrick Homes and David Weekley Homes both installed putting greens in their backyards and both have large patios. David Weekley goes further with a separate sitting area under a gazebo in the backyard.

Connecting with Nature Indoors

Coupled with the idea of people wanting to spend more time outdoors, interior designers are bringing nature inside, with the use of colors and textures found in nature. A lovely example is the primary suite in the Highland Homes model. The designer picked a lovely green for the walls that is echoed in pillows on the couch and bed. The curtains even feature a leafy print. The greens are complemented by the warm tones found on the floor and two round tables.

This is just a start of what you will find stepping into our model homes with our Best of the ‘Burbs Home Tour event. Visit seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Let us know on Facebook or Instagram which model home takes your breath away!