Find Hot Home Trends at Shearwater

April 5th, 2022

Home means more now than it did a few years ago. With people spending more time at home – or even working from home on a full-time basis – home designs need to reflect the needs and desires of today’s families.

Our prestigious builders, David Weekley Homes, Dream Finders Homes and Lennar, are in tune with the needs of homebuyers and work hard to ensure their designs have exactly what you’re looking for. Take a look at some of the most sought-after home trends, all of which you’ll find in Shearwater, a new home community located in St. Augustine, Florida.

Comfort and Flexibility
When you spend all day at home, your space needs to feel cozy and comfortable. Big windows that let in plenty of natural light, plush carpeting that feels good on your toes and high-end bathrooms that invite you for a long soak at the end of the day are necessities.

But you need flexibility, too. Flex rooms can be used as a home office, craft space, nursery or anything in between. An extra bedroom can serve the same purpose, or even do double-duty as a work space and guest room. Even a front porch can provide extra space for entertaining, and a kitchen island is just the place for homework. At Shearwater, your home adapts to what you need.

Inviting Outdoor Spaces

When you live in the Sunshine State, it’s a given that your home should include an amazing outdoor space. Nearly every home at Shearwater includes a front or back porch – and many include both. You can also find things like an outdoor kitchen or fireplace, or even your own private pool perfect for weekend barbeques and pool parties.

Homes at Shearwater also bring the outdoors, indoors. Large sliding glass doors open up to create one big space, so you can enjoy the breeze while still lounging on the couch. Color palettes often include soft browns, blues and earth tones to invoke the feeling of being in nature.

Sustainable Choices

All of Shearwater’s builders utilize innovative technologies to make your home more environmentally friendly – and easier on your wallet. You’ll find things like improved insulation and ENERGY STAR appliances that help reduce your energy and water usage. Rain-sensing irrigation systems prevent unnecessary water use and smart thermostats allow you to adjust your home’s temperature on the go from your smart phone or tablet.

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