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Platinum Builder Award

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty recognizes The Commodore Corporation as a Platinum Builder for 2018!

The Commodore Corporation is proud to accept this award from 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty!

The award is described as below:

The Platinum Builder Award Recognizes accomplished builders who demonstrate leadership in new construction with innovations in design, marketing strategy, and construction technology. These builders think big while remaining committed to provide the personal touch that connects home buyers to the communities in which they build.

 

Color of the Year!

DESIGN NOTES:

The end of the year always heralds the announcements for “The Color of the Year” by various paint companies and those who specialize in forecasting color trends. The color palette seems to be getting warmer for both fashion and interiors.  Pantone’s color of the year “Living Coral” is a vibrant color and is already influencing the fashion world.

Sherwin Williams’ color of the year is “Cavern Clay” which is a nice soft version that can blend with many other colors including some of the gray colors. It makes a nice accent wall and is not overwhelming in a whole room.

You may want to consider adding pops of the 2019 color of the year to your interiors to warm up the look.

 

Debbie Stutsman

Corporate Director of Design

The Commodore Corporation

 

Design Notes!

They have always said that design goes in cycles, and the new cycle is trending to mid-century modern. Think clean lines, lighter feeling furniture, channel that “fifties look”. With the fall furniture market this year we are seeing this influence. Curves are everywhere and they are showing up everywhere from upholstery to case goods, even in lighting and accessories. There is a resurgence of wicker, rattan and caned furniture. These organic pieces add warmth to any interior and keep any interior from looking too harsh.

“Color blocking”, using a bold color on a single wall or piece of furniture, is softening with more pastel tones and subtle patterns and textures. There is also more use of earthy tones in rust, copper and soft gold, which blends with the appearance of brass and gold tone hardware.

The “farmhouse/shiplap” look is still strong but does show signs of starting to trend down. Younger buyers are looking at other clean looks to define their spaces and the mid-century look fits their style. Here is an overview of some of the new looks at this fall’s furniture market:

Ultra 7 with Evolution Bundle!

 

Our Ultra Series is a family of floor plans with many features included as standard.

The Ultra 7 with the Evolution Bundle includes so much more!

A formal foyer entry way welcomes you into the home. A large closet with built in storage benches is located in the foyer and features a beautiful sliding barn door.  Entering the heart of the home you have a view of all the living space! A large Great Room is open into the Kitchen & Nook, with columns and feature ceilings spanning all three rooms.  The Great Room has an electric fireplace, ship lap feature walls, great windows for natural light, and a great footprint for furniture layout. The Ultra 7 Kitchen has great storage space, a large center island including the kitchen sink, and dishwasher, a walk-in pantry, built-in microwave, and more! Check out this fantastic Kitchen through our photo gallery and video tour!  The Nook also has storage space and entertaining space with the built-in Beverage Center. A 10’ Sliding Patio door is located in the nook as well.  The bedroom and bathrooms are all located at the opposite side of the home. The hall bathroom is first, with the two secondary bedrooms are next, and both of these rooms have great closet storage space.  The Master Bedroom is located at the end of the hallway, and includes a large walk-in closet and attached Master Bathroom.  The bathroom features a large walk—in ceramic tile shower, ship lap accents behind the gorgeous framed mirrors, recessed lighting, ship lap towel hook wall, and a linen closet!  Take a little time to walk through our Ultra 7 with Evolution Bundle in our new Virtual Tour!

https://www.pennwesthomes.com/homes/pennwest-ranch-modular/pennwest-ultra-7-evolution/he304a-evolution/ranch/?home_id=3597

Check out the complete features list here:

https://www.pennwesthomes.com/evolution-bundle—ultra-7

 

Color of the Year Design Notes

Announcing the color of the year for 2017…green. In various shades and a bit different from source to source but it is in fact green. Quite a big change from the various shades of white a year ago. It follows the influence of botanical looks that surround us and is also acting as a calming agent in our turbulent world right now.

 

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“LUSH” SHAW’S COLOR OF THE YEAR

Lush is nature’s neutral. From the tallest trees to the deepest valleys, green surrounds us. It’s vibrant, but at the same time, soothing. It changes with the seasons without ever getting old or boring. It’s sprouting up in interior design and fashion trends across the world. Lush spans every style, from glamorous to rustic to contemporary. It can be a statement color, and it plays just as nice with jewel tones as it does with popular neutral hues. Lush can also be used as an accent color to pull out subtle hues in a tweed carpet, bold print or throw pillow. Lush is an excellent companion to hardwood flooring. Just as you’d see in nature, Lush greens are an organic complement to the natural beauty of hardwood.

2017 Fall Builder Show

 

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We had a successful Builder Show this past month.

We had two Pennwest Homes on Display that represented our new Evolving strategy at Pennwest.  We had many updates to our standard features and options for our 2018 product, evolving the product to the next level!

Some Standard Feature examples include:

  • New 3/4 Overlay Cabinet system
  • Soft Close Undermount Drawer Guides 100#
  • Whirlpool Appliances

We added many new options, including several new ceramic tile backsplash options, ship lap accent walls, LED fireplaces, Moen Faucets, Prairie Grid Windows, and much more!

Below are links to both models we displayed, each includes photos, a video tour, as well as a 360 virtual tour of the home.

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Pennwest Ultra 7 Evolution Bundle HE304A

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LeFantastique LX331A

 

 

Design Note: Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore paints has announced its “color of the year” for 2017,

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Shadow 2117-30. It is a dark, muted amythest purple toned color which is quite a contrast to last year’s color of the year, which was a shade of white. It will pair well most shades of grey and neutral beige to provide a nice contrast. Use it as an accent in bedrooms or dining rooms to give the space a calm feeling. Pair it with soft yellow for a touch of sophistication or with white to provide contrast in a room. This is a color that will also start showing up in accessories and linens as well, providing touches of richness to your bathroom or dining table.

 

Debbie Stutsman

Corporate Director of Design

The Commodore Corporation

Elderberry is our Featured Home!

Our Elderberry Ranch is approximately 1560 square feet of custom living! The Elderberry is a three bedroom, two bathroom ranch with basement stairwell, and open concept floorplan. Enter the home into the spacious Living Room, an optional fireplace is available to add here, and great wall space for furniture placement.  The Kitchen features a large island with an overhang for extra seating and a waterfall countertop that is beautiful, extra storage space, and countertop prep space.  The Kitchen offers a good amount of cabinet and countertop space, our GE Appliances, and nook dining space.  The bedrooms in this home are separated by the living space. The secondary bedrooms are off the kitchen hallway as well as the secondary bathroom and utility space. This home lends itself to an end garage application.  The Master Bedroom is off of the Living Room and has a large walk in closet and attached bathroom. The bathroom features a tub/shower and single sink as standard but we offer great options for the bathroom to make it your own.   A retreat is off the Master Bedroom, it can also be converted to a Hobby Room with entry from the nook!  You must see this home, you can view the photos of our show model and the video as well!

Our Featured Home is THE Magnifique Grand

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Our NEW Magnifique Grand Ranch has an amazing floorplan! Our Magnifique Grand is a bundled home that features above and beyond the standards of our other ranch homes.  The Magnifique has an inviting open floorplan with great sight lines from the living room to kitchen, nook to family room.  The Kitchen in the Magnifique is a gorgeous space!  Drywall beams and soffit frame the kitchen ceiling, over 3” cove moulding is also framing the kitchen ceiling.  A Full Mosaic Tile backsplash is standard in this kitchen along with the beautiful soffits over the kitchen cabinets.  Gooseneck kitchen faucet, 12 recessed can lights, and unique contemporary island round out the extras that are standard in this kitchen!  The view from the kitchen into the nook and further into the Family room makes this home feel spacious!  The Family room features a great optional tv center framed with two large windows!  The bedrooms in this home are separated by the living space, the secondary bedrooms are off the family room, while the master bedroom is off the living room.  The master bedroom features a walk in closet and an attached master bathroom with a 4’x6’ ceramic tile shower, double sinks with a towel tower dividing the space, and a great layout!  The doors in this home are 36” (everywhere possible).  The home has a fantastic layout that the video and photos can show you, but nothing beats walking the home yourself to get the actually feeling!

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