Once a kindergarten teacher, now your go-to guide for all things DIY. My passion for teaching didn't stop when I left the classroom - I merely switched from ABCs to DIYs. I've learned a lot from transforming my own home from scratch, and now I'm here to pass on that knowledge to you.
Kicking off this Monday morning with a home reveal is certainly how I want to sit and enjoy my coffee. Last week I attended The Grand Opening for Heritage at Plant Street in Winter Garden, FL. Allow me to give you a little refresher for a second! Back at the beginning of the year, I took you along on the pre-design meeting of this community and model home by M/I Homes. Then just a few weeks ago I gave you an updated tour of the completed home before the decor, furniture, and design elements were brought in. But let me tell you, this space was completely transformed within the past couple of weeks by Masterpiece Design Group. What we witnessed was an interior design presentation brought to life. Here’s a great example of a before and after:
Throughout this home, there wasn’t a detail left untouched. From transition walls from the living room to master bedroom, a color scheme that blended beautifully together throughout the home, and attention to detail when it comes to the potential homeowners within this community.
Who exactly would this home and community be perfect for? I’d love to share because I have a feeling, for some of you, this is the exact community you’ve been looking for!
Heritage at Plant Street is located half a mile from Downtown Winter Garden. The peacefulness that surrounds this new community would lead you to believe that there’s no way a lively downtown area is right down the road. But there is! In walking or biking distance so you don’t even have to get in your car.
This area has such a small town feel, that a few local business even joined in on The Grand Opening fun.Sun Bicycle from Winter Garden Wheel Works donated a bike for a giveaway while Savoree and Ms. Bee’s Gourmet Popcorn provided treats as you toured The Dorchester.
And I thought this would be the prefect time to reveal how what is usually a storage space under the stairs was transformed into this beautiful way to display and store wine.
Are you finding that you’re wanting to get outside more, go on more adventures, and your children are no longer living with you? Then you’re still in the right place and probably looking to downsize. Hertitage at Plant Street offers a few home/floor options, all with a different square footage, but with downsizing in mind. It’s never been easier!
Usually with downsizing you’re having to give up precious space in the kitchen, bedroom closets, and other areas of the home. Not with these craftsman styled homes. The kitchen and master bedroom, for example, still offer an ample amount of space to meet your needs. So don’t worry about having to give up any cabinet space.
M/I Homes are also energy efficient. The fear of a high electrical cost can can sometimes deter families away from moving to or staying in Florida. The homes in Heritage at Plant Street give you one less thing you have to worry about. You can also see it for yourself since M/I Homes allows you to get a view of the insulation in one of the rooms as you can see in the ceiling of this bedroom.
While attending The Grand Opening, I overheard a couple excitedly talking about their parents moving into the community. This couple currently lives right down the street in another development. But that wasn’t the reason they were excited. The bike trail that runs in front of Heritage at Plant Street also connects to this couple’s neighborhood. So, instead of hopping in the car to visit family, they can hop on a bike and still be there within minutes.
When it comes to evenings and weekends, you can also enjoy a little time out by walking to Downtown Winter Garden for a little shopping or grabbing a bite to eat. It’s all about getting outside in this community and bringing the outdoors in with the abundance of natural light that pours in.
Besides all of these great features and reasons of why this new community might be for you, there are also other benefits of this new community and coming out and touring this model home. It’s evident this community is pet friendly, especially with the laundry designed with your favorite side kick in mind. As I walked into the model home, The Dorchester, a gentleman was leaving with his dog. Of course, both looking very pleased with this home.
Some might worry that model homes can be unattainable or overwhelming. I understand your thoughts but that won’t happen with this home. The spaces were designed with items that you can go out today and purchase. You don’t have to be a business that has to go through a special vendor. The bathroom upstairs was designed with all items from Target, the master bedroom furnished with items from West Elm, and the dining room staged with decor from Z Gallier.
And as if that wasn’t enough, there are 14 DIY projects displayed throughout the home with a sign showing you the transformation. So, if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for to decorate your new home, you can certainly create it yourself.
Lastly, this model home was staged with new and previously used furniture and decor. When you downsize, you may get rid of some things but not everything. The Dorchester shows you it’s possible to take your current furniture and make it work in your new home.
So, my friends, if you’re looking to re-locate, find a new home, or have friends or family members wanting to move to Central Florida, Heritage at Plant Street needs to be the first community you come and tour. To make planning a little easier, here are all the links you need to find out more information on this community and set up a time to tour the model home. And let me be the first to tell you, the lots are selling quickly!
Virtual Tour of Floor Plan + Contact M/I Homes
I’ll leave you with a few more images of the model home for you to enjoy! But please know that touring this home in person is far better than anything I could capture on my camera.
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