Month: March 2015

Taking Advantage of Trends in Home Construction

Photo Credit: Never the Rock Photography
Photo Credit: Never the Rock Photography

When investing in a custom or semi-custom home, it’s one thing to take advantage of new trends in home design and construction, and quite another to infuse your design with trendy elements.  As a premier builder of custom homes in Atlanta, Highlight Homes advises our homebuyers to incorporate the most timeless among the latest trends, while keeping those “chic” components to interior design alone.

While trends in home design are often the result of innovation in home building  – such as green construction and the incorporation of technology throughout the home, up-to-date and stylish aspects can be expressed effectively in ways that are a little easier to change. It’s simple to follow the latest trends in home décor through things like paint colors, light fixtures, wall art, accent pieces, rugs, throw pillows and more. As for staying on top of trends in home construction, here are just a few that we highly recommend from Realtor® Magazine’s “21 Hot Housing Trends for 2015”:

  • Open floorplans – this trend in home design and construction appears to be here to stay, and we’re thrilled. Open floorplans is one trend that we have embraced wholeheartedly at Highlight Homes as we love the sense of spaciousness and seamless flow between one living space and the next.
  • Off-the-shelf plans – purchasing plans from a house plan company is a less expensive alternative to hiring an architect to design an original home on your behalf. With part of the money you save, you can work with a builder like Highlight Homes to tweak those plans and incorporate elements that are uniquely your own.
  • Multiple master suites – Another growing trend, dual master suites are an excellent option for homes that include multiple generations such as aging parents/grandparents or grown children. They also make excellent guest quarters for homeowners who love to entertain and welcome guests for extended stays. Highlight Homes has incorporated a second master suite into a number of our luxury renovations and semi-custom homes.
  • Storage space – Innovative use of space to combat the need for more storage is a smart trend for most families. Built-in bookcases with cabinets at the base and window seats with hidden storage are often overlooked options that are easy to incorporate in nearly any room of the house.
  • White kitchens – Every time we create a white kitchen – whether in a custom home or as part of a luxury renovation – it’s always a crowd-pleaser (one of our white kitchens even made the cover of AJC’s Home Finder). We were not surprised to learn this one made Realtor Magazine’s list. White kitchens are crisp, clean, exude luxury and give the impression of spaciousness.
  • Outdoor living spaces – Another popular choice among Highlight Homes’ clients, the trend toward the extension of living spaces to the outdoors continues to grow, according to Realtor Magazine.  From pools with cabanas to covered porches equipped with weatherproof flat screen TVs and stacked stone outdoor fireplaces, there are countless ways to make an outdoor living space fit the collective needs and personalities of your family members.

To incorporate any of these trends – or start a few of your own – in a new custom home or whole home luxury renovation, contact the talented team at Highlight Homes today. We can be reached by calling 678-873-9234. To learn more about Highlight Homes – including a chance to view other custom homes and luxury renovations in our online portfolio – please visit us at

Incomparable Beauty on Inman Drive in Atlanta

Aspen Manor plan - HLH - 2015Premier custom home builder – Highlight Homes – is delighted to have begun construction on another stunning semi-custom home in the highly sought after Brookhaven neighborhood of Atlanta. By contracting with the builder in the earliest stages of construction, one lucky home buyer will have an opportunity to enjoy a custom construction experience and handpick virtually all of the elements that will make this amazing three-story 4,846 square foot home uniquely their own. Located at 3236 Inman Drive, the picturesque home site is set back on a winding tree-lined drive and overlooks a protected bird sanctuary – allowing for maximum natural beauty and privacy.

Situated on one of the city’s most scenic streets, surrounded by multi-million dollar homes – this new construction home features the incredible 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom Aspen Manor floorplan. This elegant plan showcases a distinctive exterior with stone entrance and 3-car garage with carriage doors. Once inside, guests are greeted by a soaring 2-story foyer. A terrific home for the family who loves to entertain, there is an abundance of living spaces to do just that. The expansive Grand Room – which features a coffered ceiling, stacked stone fireplace and wall of windows – opens onto a sprawling veranda with outdoor hearth overlooking the private yard. The enormous gourmet kitchen is flanked on either side by a formal dining room and bright and airy breakfast room. The main level also offers a small wine cellar for would-be wine aficionados. Just upstairs, the large master suite with fireplace, spa-inspired bath, his and her walk-in closets, sitting room, porch and adjoining master retreat encompasses more than half of the entire second story. Two spacious secondary bedrooms with Jack-and-Jill bath and a laundry room make up the rest. On the third level, a fourth bedroom with walk-in closet and full bath borders a generously proportioned flex space that can serve as a playroom, rec room or media room. This floor also features a wonderful outdoor living space that is comprised of a covered porch and rooftop terrace.

This incredible home – currently priced at $1,390,000 – is poised near Peachtree Golf Club and Town Brookhaven. Just a little over one mile away from the home, Town Brookhaven is a vibrant live-work-play development that features such popular retailers as Costco and Marshalls, as well as a collection of specialty boutiques like Dress Up and Boogaloos, a Cinebistro, and a slew of great restaurants that run the gamut from Flying Bisquit Café and Lucky’s Burger & Brew to Noche and Smash Kitchen & Bar. Children living here will have an opportunity to attend Montgomery Elementary, Chamblee Middle and Chamblee Charter High Schools or the highly revered private Marist School. To learn more about this incredible property, we invite you to contact Highlight Homes’ Principal – Tony Pourhassan – at 678-873-9234. For more information about Highlight Homes – including a chance to view other custom homes and luxury renovations in their online portfolio – please visit