Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions with a New Home

by Emily on February 4th, 2019

Stay Healthy & Fit with a Home Gym & Luxury Kitchen

Making a New Year’s resolution is a tradition as time honored as breaking one! We figured it was a great time to show you how much easier it is to stay the course if you’ve got the right tools waiting for you at home.

More than any other resolution, the desire to get healthy and stay that way goes by the wayside when the going gets tough.

So, let’s make it less tough.

Even Healthy Restaurants Just Aren’t That Healthy

Eating out is good fun, which is why Taylor Morrison locates new home communities near delicious restaurants and fun cafes – but too much of a good thing can go straight to your waistline.

Cooking at home is healthier, cheaper and a fantastic way to bond with your partner and family. And since you control the portions and the ingredients, it’s the tastiest way to lose weight there is.

But for cooking to be enjoyable, you need a kitchen designed to make it so. One that’s spacious and open with plenty of workspace and storage. Want a fresh outlook on cooking – get a new kitchen. It’s just that simple.

And while every Taylor Morrison house design features a beautiful gourmet kitchen arrangement, some of our homes go the extra mile.

New Phoenix Homes at Encore at Eastmark

As part of the Encore Collection, the Sydney plan offers an open-plan kitchen layout that’s as bright as it is luxurious. Notice all the shelf space in the walk-in pantry and how designer details like the tile backsplash, recessed lighting and stainless-steel appliances create an ambiance any chef would be happy to work in.

Keep Yours Resolution To Cook More in 2019 | Discover the Sydney plan kitchen

The Sydney Phoenix house design includes plenty of options for places to enjoy your meal, too. Pull up a chair at the center island or head out to the covered patio. A dedicated dining room is perfect for eating together as a family.

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Cooking Dinner at Your New Build Denver Home

The Flagstone plan at Skyestone in Broomfield, CO takes mountain charm to the next level – especially in the kitchen.

From gorgeous white cabinetry that goes all the way to the ceiling to seating for four at the island, it’s hard to imagine any changes you could make to this luxurious cooking & dining space.

Flagstone plan at Skyestone in broomfield, CO | Keep Your Resolution to Cook More this Year


The striking lighting fixtures are perfect examples of the types of signature touches available when you visit your local Design Gallery.

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Live in a Culinary Community with Luxury Homes at Lakewood Ranch

Cooking at home isn’t just about healthy living, there’s a certain joy in learning fresh techniques and mastering a new recipe. Celebrate good food and your life will be better for it.

At Esplanade Golf & Country Club at Lakewood Ranch we’re trialing a new kind of community feature and it’s about as delicious as it gets. Learn more about the Culinary Center and how you can refine your palate while making friends with your new neighbors. (Wine aficionados will love the Culinary Center, too. Along with cooking classes there will be tastings and other wine-related events.)

Take what you learn in class and try it out for yourself in your own private Designer Kitchen. All 15 floor plans come standard with Moen® Integra® stainless steel faucets, General Electric® stainless-steel appliances and American Woodmark® Timberlake® Level I 42″ Fairfield Spice cabinetry.

It’s all part of the Taylor Morrison Difference.

Now That Your Food’s in Order, Let’s Get Fit!

Fitness resolutions tend to come strong out of the gate but fizzle long before the home stretch. Why? Because life is busy and people tend to set arbitrary goals. Goals that are impossible to track and difficult to follow.

Instead of making a general promise to work out more, stick to this 4-step process:

  1. Set a Specific Goal: Don’t say you want to spend more time at the gym. Make a commitment to go three times a week. Don’t say you want to lose some weight. Specify that you’d like to lose 20 pounds. Choose a goal. Make it specific. And make it achievable.
  2. Lay Out a Timeline: A goal without a deadline is wishful thinking. Choose a specific date on the calendar and hold yourself to it.
  3. Track Your Progress: Tracking your progress holds you accountable. It’s also a great motivational tool as you see yourself moving closer and closer to your goal.
  4. Create an Action Plan: A vision without a plan is more like a dream. Maybe you need to schedule gym time into your schedule before you slot in meetings. Maybe you need to set a daily calorie limit. Maybe you need to sign up for a guided exercise class. Write down a detailed plan for how you plan to do it.

And one great way to do it is to set up a convenient at-home gym. Get creative, every floor plan has room for an exercise space if you look for it

Yoga on the Patio

At Grandin Trace, new Durham, NC homes feature gorgeous Carolina style covered porches. What better workout space than this beautiful Turnbury house design. Simply roll out your mat and start sweating.

Grandin Trace | Turnbury floor plan

Convert the Game Room

The beauty of purchasing a new home with a game room is that you’re buying a lot of bonus space to work with. Look at the Wentworth plan schematics at our Heritage at Vizcaya in Round Rock, TX. There’s plenty of flexible square footage to set up a gym and still have room to spare.

Wentworth Floor Plan

Your Garage is Now Your Fitness Center

There’s a storage area in the 2-car garage Dovetail floor plan available at Sweetwater at Light Farms in Celina, Texas. Instead of filling the area with boxes and last year’s fake Christmas tree, set up a personal cross-fit gym or get an elliptical unit or treadmill.

Dovetail plans also includes a covered outdoor space. Perfect for hanging a flat screen TV to watch your favorite Pilates coach, yoga class or stretching routine.

Dovetail | Sweetwater at Light Farms

Make it a Family Affair

In closing, cooking more at home and injecting more exercise into your weekly routine shouldn’t be a solo mission. Make an effort to create healthy habits as a family and soon it will be second nature.

Go outside. Reduce screen time. Plan adventures. Cook meal together.

You’ve got this!

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