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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!

Kelly Ruh

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