Great Kitchens to Inspire Your Holiday Partiesby Sue on November 5th, 2018
If you’re 55 or older, maybe you remember seeing a saying like this at your grandma’s house spelled out in cross-stitched letters: “No matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best.” That old adage is as true to today as it was in grandma’s time. Kitchens remain the warm heart of every home, attracting friends and family alike. The open-concept plans in our new Taylor Morrison homes are intentionally designed to be people magnets where conversations and fun just happen. With the holiday party season fast upon us, and occasions to celebrate throughout the coming new year, we invite you to find inspiration for all your special events on a tour of Taylor Morrison kitchens in our active adult communities nationwide. Take a peek and we think you’ll agree, the only thing they have in common with old-fashioned retirement communities for senior living are kitchens your guests will love!
Live at Creekside at Bethpage in prestigious Brier Creek, a 55+ community of new homes in Durham, North Carolina and every day is a holiday. Parties come together effortlessly in the featured Pioneer floor plan. Take the 3D virtual tour and you’ll see the casual dining area features accent wall paper, an easy way to delineate a space and make it extra special.
Located on Florida’s Treasure Coast, Vitalia at Tradition, new homes in Port St. Lucie, Florida, was named Best of the Best retirement community by Ideal-LIVING Magazine. When it’s time to party, the more the merrier is the theme in the featured Andalucia floor plan. There’s plenty of room in the casual dining space, on the patio or ‘round the island counter. In the 3D tour you’ll notice how sleek black cabinetry and pendant lighting make dramatic style statements.
Living at Esplanade of Tampa is a year-round special event and the featured Trevi floor plan is the perfect setting for sharing the fun. There is a formal dining area, but we bet family and guests will prefer the open family room/island kitchen, and probably end up on the lanai. The cream-colored cabinetry shown here adds a touch of elegance that can complement a variety of furnishing styles from tropical rattans to French provincial.
Retirement living gets a contemporary make-over at Bellacina by Casey Key in Nokomis, FL. This Esplanade community of new Sarasota homes is all about active, social lifestyles. The featured Roma floor plan is the perfect showcase for casual entertaining. The open u-shaped kitchen makes cooking, serving, and even clean-up super simple.
Fort Myers and Naples, Florida
You’ll have to make time to slow down when you live at Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples. The featured Bella Casa floor plan gives you plenty of space to take it easy and entertain in Florida style. In addition to the spacious gathering room with ample area for casual dining, you have a roomy kitchen counter to dine at (plus a central prep and serve island), and a flex room for formal service, if you like. Best of all, it all leads out to the covered lanai. You can even add a summer kitchen or extend it with a screened patio.
Put down roots in a new Fulshear, Texas home at Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch and see why hospitality and Houston go hand in hand. Take the virtual tour of the featured Ashen floor plan and discover lots of options for Texas-sized entertaining including a gathering room, casual dining area, seating at the kitchen island plus a covered patio for dining alfresco, or even cooking if you add the optional outdoor kitchen.
Pull up a seat at the wrap-around island bar in this sparkling white kitchen and make yourself at home. The party is just getting started in your new home at Waterford Point at The Tribute. The featured Waycroft floor plan is all about wide open space from the entry way through the family room/dining room/island kitchen combo and onto the outdoor living area. Be sure to check out all the options including an outdoor fireplace and kitchen.
Be a guest at your own party. It’s a snap when you live at Heritage at Vizcaya in Round Rock, TX. Just like the community, the featured Fowler floor plan makes it easy to engage, recharge and relax. Entertaining will pretty much take care of itself in the efficient open-concept living space. Just set up a help-yourself buffet on the island kitchen counter. Then let guests choose from seats in the dining alcove or on the covered patio. If your guest lists are large, consider the optional wrapped covered patio extension for even more outdoor entertainment space.
After an active day at The Lodge, the gathering spot at Skyestone, our 55+ community of new homes in Broomfield, CO, invite your friends and family over for an impromptu party. Flatirons, the featured plan from the Landmark Collection, is ideal for that. Put some snacks on the kitchen island counter, light the optional fireplace and cozy up around it. Then let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
CantaMia at Estrella in Goodyear, AZ, invites you to retire from work, not from life. If you want to bring a few friends along for the fun, the featured Staccato plan provides the perfect setting. Show off the community, then show off your hosting skills. Perhaps a taco bar at the kitchen island counter, a pizza party in the casual dining room or sunset cocktails and nibbles in the outdoor room. Take the virtual tour and decide for yourself what your CantaMia party style is.
Discover today’s retirement living and a life of relaxation and luxury. It’s waiting at Sol y Mar, new homes in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Share your good fortune with family and friends in our featured Plan E. As you’ll see in the virtual tour, the open-concept living/dining/kitchen space and the balcony patio make entertaining a breeze. You supply the hospitality and everything will take care of itself.
There you have it. That’s our recipe for party perfection: timeless style, comfortable spaces and an ample dash of your good cheer. You’ll find the first two ingredients in our active adult communities (and everywhere else we build). You supply the good cheer and you’ll see that no matter where you serve your guests, when you do it in a new Taylor Morrison home, you’ll be everyone’s favorite host or hostess.