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The Future of Design

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: April 28, 2021

Last week, our Legacy Homes Design Center had the pleasure of hosting a local high school Design Class. This class is specially created to teach architectural and interior design techniques to its students – which is amazing that students have access to a fun elective course such as this one! Our overall mission was to take the class on a tour of one of our homes and to have them design two new homes that will built in an upcoming community.

We started our day touring the Model Home in the Pennington community, located off Moores Mill Road in Huntsville, AL. During our tour, we explained key differentiators in our EASYLIVING® Plans such as the Direct Connect Laundry™, The Lifestyle Triangle™, and our oversized kitchen islands. Drafting is one of the topics covered in the duration of the design class, so we thought it would be good to explain the science behind our floor plan designs. After explaining our floor plans, we then talked about interior color selections such as granite, backsplash, lighting, faucet and hardware finishes, and cabinets. The class took photos as they went through the home to help collect inspiration for their own home designs that would take place back at the Design Center.

Once our tour was complete, we headed back to the Legacy Homes office to start our work in the Design Center. The class split into two teams to create a Traditional Design Package and a Modern Design Package that would be turned into newly constructed homes in an upcoming community. The students were taking flooring, cabinet, backsplash, and other samples down from their shelves and placing the pieces together to create their vision. We also had our slide show that we use in actual customer meetings for the students to access for materials not available in the Design Center and for color inspiration. The finished products were nothing short of perfection as both teams did a great job of creating design packages that fit the Traditional and Modern aesthetics!

It is always a pleasure to host Design Classes and to see what the next generation of home designers have in store. We cannot wait for these students to see their visions come to life when the homes are completely built – stay tuned!

Spring Outdoor Activities in Huntsville, Alabama

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: April 14, 2021

The weather is heating up, and we are all itching to get out and enjoy the sunshine. After a tough year of being cooped up in the house, we all could enjoy some outdoor activities this spring and summer. Luckily, Huntsville, Alabama doesn’t lack when it comes to outdoor places to explore and enjoy. Here are some of our favorite outdoor activities in Huntsville, Alabama.

Big Spring Park

Located in Downtown Huntsville, Big Spring Park is home to several events throughout the year. But even when there isn’t a big event happening, it is still a great place to visit on any given day. This park is actually what brought settlers to the area of Huntsville over 200 years ago. According to the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce, the red bridge and cherry blossom trees were given to the city by Japanese Major General Mikio Kimata as a thank you for the hospitality he received. The bridge and trees were formally adopted to the city in May of 1977. You can feed the friendly ducks, enjoy the walking paths or grab lunch somewhere nearby.

Huntsville Botanical Garden

This 112-acre garden is the perfect place to visit during the springtime, although it is open year round. Huntsville Botanical Garden hosts several events throughout the year for the entire family to enjoy, including a summer camp for kids and cooking classes and wine tastings. Take a stroll around the gardens and see for yourself what all the excitement is all about. The beauty is breathtaking.

Toyota Field

With the Trash Pandas opening day right around the corner, you want to make plans to attend! Toyota Field is a state-of-the-art facility located in Madison, Alabama. The Trash Pandas baseball season kicks off spring 2021, and the community is more than excited. However, there are several different occasions for which you can visit Toyota Field. They host a variety of events including kids camps, happy hours, business mixers and more! If you’re looking for a place to host an event, Toyota Field might be the place for you.

The Camp in Midcity

The Camp is located in Midcity Huntsville near Topgolf and Dave and Busters. The Camp is dog and kid friendly, and offers a variety of things to explore. Stop by The Greenroom for all of your caffeine needs, or dine and drink with us. The Camp is also your outlet for live music and outdoor events, such as yoga, music fests and more! There are so many different things to do in the Midcity area of Huntsville.

The vast forested lands of Monte Sano State Park in Alabama.

Monte Sano State Park

For the outdoor adventurers, you must take a trip to Monte Sano State Park, just 15 minutes from downtown. Overlooking Huntsville, the park offers 2,140 acres for you to enjoy walking, biking, hiking or simply just enjoying the beautiful scenery. There are 20 miles of hiking trails and 14 miles of biking trails at a variety of difficulty levels. There are plenty of activities at Monte Santo, including the North Alabama Japanese Garden, Wernher von Braun Planetarium, and Civilian Conservation Corp Museum & Memorial.

 

No matter your interests or lifestyle, everyone needs to enjoy the great outdoors now and again. These are just a drop in the bucket of all of the amazing outdoor activities in Huntsville, Alabama and surrounding areas. These are just a few of our favorites at Legacy Homes.