WINCHESTER, VA – Timberlake Cabinetry, a leading supplier to the new construction market, demonstrates the role cabinetry plays in defining the home styles of the three fastest growing generations of homebuyers as part of the Builder magazine Concept Homes in Eagle Creek, a master plan community located in Lake Nona in Southeast Orlando. Built in conjunction with the International Builders’ Show, the three show homes represent the unique lifestyles of Generation X, Generation Y and Baby Boomers. The Concept Homes are open to builders, remodelers, architects and designers Feb. 8-11, 2012, during the International Builders’ Show as a means to showcase important shifts in home design, building products and community development.
“With Timberlake cabinetry, the designers were able to use stock cabinets to create a custom look that clearly captures – and shapes – the lives of the very different generations who live in them,” said Laura-Jo Boynton, Brand Marketing for Timberlake. Peter Osterman, vice president of operations for Centerline Homes, who built the homes said, “For most customers, kitchens tend to be the most important room of a house and cabinets are one of the main elements that help set the tone.”
The Gen Y home features an open floorplan and uses a single Timberlake cabinetry style and color to maximize the space with clean design unity. The sleek look of the Shaker style Sonoma line is featured in a deep maple espresso in the kitchen and baths. For the tech-savvy Gen Y’ers, the cabinetry is used to create a built-in media center in the office. It also shapes a kitchenette in the guest suite, blending usability and furniture-style looks.
In the Gen X home, functionality is as important as fashion in the busy lives of young families. Two contemporary cabinetry collections, both in warm cherry finishes, set the look in 15 rooms of the show home. The open kitchen features the sleek lines of the Lausanne collection’s slab door. Interior organization features, such as cabinet pull-outs and cutlery drawer dividers, add convenience for on-the-go X’ers. In the guest suite, Lausanne cabinetry creates a built-in wardrobe and chest that provides storage, as well as defining the room’s architecture. The mission-style design of New Haven greets visitors at the home’s handy “drop zone” and beautifully eliminates clutter in the bath.
The Boomer home features a variety of cabinetry style and color combinations, reflecting the eclectic tastes the older group has developed over a lifetime. In the kitchen, the light look of Timberlake’s Sierra Vista Painted Maple with a Hazelnut glaze creates a sense of openness, while a deeper Cherry Chocolate finish warms the study. The well-appointed guest suite uses Rushmore cabinetry in Maple Auburn to form a storage unit and desk that maximizes living space. Says builder Osterman, “The built-in cabinets allowed us to fit all of the comforts of a home into 300 square feet.”
“Homebuilders have always chosen Timberlake for the styles and colors that can differentiate their homes,” said Boynton. “Today, they’re also using Timberlake cabinetry in innovative ways, like built-in media centers, drop zones and room dividers, to create a custom-feel extras at every budget level. It’s the difference that can close the deal with discerning homebuyers.”
Source: Timberlake Cabinetry
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