Twinkly lights, fragrant evergreen trees, fuzzy blankets, breaking out the trusty family treat recipes…there are so many dozens of reasons that make this time of year our absolute favorite. There is nothing as wonderful as spending time with loved ones in the comfort of your home though – that definitely takes the cake. We feel so honored to get to be the designers of well-loved homes that provide the coziest backdrop for gathering. When we look back on the year, we’re so grateful to have played a part in creating magical memories for so many families! That is truly why we do what we do.
As geeky as it sounds, you know we get excited thinking about all the love our kitchens will get during the holidays. We love imagining a kitchen island spread with all the fixings for a gingerbread house decorating party. When we put a second range in a kitchen floor plan, we’re definitely dreaming of our favorite family meals (and how much more streamlined cooking a meal like that can be with some careful planning!). And of course, we can’t help but test out our kitchens every once in a while, with our own Ventura get-togethers – we really ensure the gathering places of a home are perfectly functional for families to enjoy for years to come.
Open concept plans are our favorite, and that means amazing family rooms. One of my most favorite “shopping list items” that our clients look for in a home is the perfect place for their Christmas tree! That’s just one more reason for us to make sure each Ventura family room is fitted with really grand windows. The natural light they bring in during the day is so cheery, and by night they give each exterior an inviting feel.
Betcha didn’t know that each living room fireplace mantel is designed specifically for holiday décor, huh? Okay, maybe that’s not completely true, but they’re always sure to be cozy focal point for your holiday guests to gather around. To top it all off, each family room is super spacious, since we know you’ll be hosting guests galore…maybe even including a snoozy Santa.
We truly delight in designing and building homes that you’ll love spending the good ‘ol days in for years to come. With the holidays come all the precious memories that tie our hearts to certain homes. This time of the year always reminds us of why we design homes and who we’re designing for – and man, we are lucky to get to do this! We wish you the merriest of Christmases and hope you get enjoy time at home with your loved ones!