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09 January . 2019

Busy life? These time-saving features from Sweetwater’s builders can help

It seems like we’ve all never been busier, but fortunately today’s homebuilders are including many thoughtful features designed to make life easier. From drop zones to flex rooms, you can find many timesaving features in new homes at Sweetwater, an Austin master-planned community with scenic Hill Country views.

Here are just a few of the features offered by Sweetwater builders that can help make busy lives less stressful.

Drop zones. Whether you call them drop zones, family foyers, everyday entries, or morning ready rooms, many builders are transforming the garage entrance from a drab hallway into a convenient, attractive area. With built-in backpack racks, storage benches, shelves and cabinets, the drop zone helps every member of the family get out the door minimal hassle. Ditto for coming back home.

Laundry loops. The laundry loop is a practical, timesaving feature offered by a growing number of homebuilders. The design makes the laundry room accessible from the master bedroom suite and also from the rest of the home. In the most common layout, you can gather laundry in the master bath and closet, then walk through a door and be in the laundry room. Once in the laundry room, you can exit another door to access the rest of the house. The door between the laundry room and the master closet preserves privacy in the master suite, especially when it is lockable from the bedroom side.

Smart storage. Smart storage spaces make it easy to clear clutter and put everything in its place. Dedicated walk-in pantries go hand-in-hand with today’s open kitchens, providing abundant storage for food as well as cooking and serving utensils. Islands are getting bigger, providing another smart place to builders to add storage. Other smart storage solutions include butler’s pantries, understairs storage spaces, wine storage areas, hidden rooms and dedicated storage rooms or closets.

Flex rooms. Available with many floor plans, flex rooms allow the homebuyer to choose their preferred use of a designated space. For example, the flex space can be built as a study, extra bedroom or formal dining room.

Work at home. Whether you work at home full or part time, or need a dedicated place for the kids to do their homework, many of today’s new homes include features such as pocket offices between the kitchen and family room, planning centers near the kitchen and pantry, and homework centers near the upstairs bedrooms.  Traditional studies with French doors and built-in bookcases continue to be very popular features.

Explore these and more features included on new homes in Sweetwater.