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How a Norfolk Home Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

January 5, 2022

The start of a new year is the perfect time to work toward positive changes in your life through New Year’s resolutions—and many of the features in Norfolk Homes’ functional floor plans can help you achieve both short- and long-term goals. 

Get more organized 

As you put away your holiday decorations, you might get the urge to do some deep cleaning and organizing throughout your home—after all, an uncluttered home is the ideal starting point for many other resolutions. 

In 2019 NorfolkHomes partnered with the TK Design Firm to create an entire new line of home designs.  The plans all include features that are designed to keep your home, family and life more organized. Mudrooms just inside the garage with optional built-ins and benches, large coat closets in or near the front entrance of every home, walk-in closets, oversized pantries and  basement storage are all optimum solutions for your storage and organization woes.  

Cook at home  

Whether you’ve been an at-home cook for years or one of your resolutions is to kick your takeout habit, cooking at home is much more enjoyable when you have a beautiful and functional kitchen. Norfolk Homes recognizes the importance of having a kitchen you love, which is why we’re sure to include every feature and finish today’s homeowners are looking for

Spacious kitchen cabinets provide ample storage space, so you can keep the counters clear for maximum prep space. Many of our floor plans include a walk-in pantry, a luxury that offers even more storage and organization options. Large center islands provide additional counter space, as well as a place for family and friends to keep your company while you cook. 

Lastly, our open-concept layouts ensure that spending time in the kitchen won’t mean you’re missing out on the action in the rest of your household. 

Find a new hobby 

If you’re looking for new ways to unwind or take your mind off the stresses of work and school, a hobby is the ideal way to do it. Read more books, take up knitting, practice an instrument, focus on fitness—whatever you decide to pursue, there’s plenty of options throughout our floor plans to make space for your new or existing hobby. Dens, spare bedrooms, finished basements, studies and even garages offer the perfect place for you and your family to find new ways to spend your free time in 2022. 

Save more money 

Perhaps you’re trying to save up for a big expense, like an international vacation or your child’s education. Or maybe you’re just trying to reel it in after a busy holiday season—no matter the reasoning, many people start the new year with a new budget. Living in a Norfolk home can actually help you reach your goals faster, with money-saving smart home features that work hard behind the scenes. 

Energy-saving Leviton light switches and outlets come standard in every Norfolk Home, allowing homeowners to control their lights from anywhere inside or outside the house. Scheduling options adjust lights automatically, ensuring they’re not in use when they don’t need to be. 

Our smart home thermostats give homeowners control over energy usage, with the option to adjust, automate, schedule and monitor the temperature of your home from anywhere. There’s even a Smart Home/Away feature, formulated to your family’s needs to help save energy and money. Smart thermostats have been proven to help homeowners lower their energy expenses, reducing bills by up to 23 percent each year. 

New year, new you, new home  

Ideally, your home should be a place you love spending time in—and when you have big ambitions for the new year, the right home can help you achieve set goals and improve your overall life. 

If one of your goals in 2022 is to find the home of your dreams, Norfolk Homes can help. We have homesites and quick move-in inventory in thoughtfully designed new-construction communities throughout some of the most desirable locations in greater Ann Arbor. To get started on the process or schedule a tour today, call our office at (734) 408-0780 or fill out an online form.

My husband and I are building our first home with Norfolk Homes in the Mystic Ridge community. We have had nothing but an amazing experience with Marisa and the rest of the Norfolk team. We started the entire process in December 2020 not knowing what to expect. Despite being in the middle of a global pandemic, we are so happy we've made the decision to trust Marisa (and Ralph!) to make our custom home dreams come true! We understood going in, that with COVID-19, materials and labor were going to be hard to come by, but Ralph has been working very hard to ensure our house will be built quickly and correctly within our realistic timeframe. We cannot wait to move in and in the meantime are telling all of our friends to build a home in our new neighborhood.

C.