Reuse and Redesign Your Jagoe Home – Tips from Amelia Laster, AKBD
Recently, Amelia Laster, AKBD, Jagoe Homes’ Design and Merchandising Manager, moved out of our Model Home in The Vinings in Bowling Green, KY. New Jagoe Homeowners were ready to move into the old Model Home! This is a bittersweet time for Amelia. A lot of time and effort is put into the design of every Jagoe Model Home. However, The Vinings Model provided a unique opportunity for her.
Normally, she needs to purchase new furniture, sometimes a lot of it, for a new Jagoe Model Home. The move into Magnolia Hills was a bit more simple because Amelia used a some of the furniture from The Vinings Model Home. She also purchased new items to keep the design fresh!
Understandably, when our new homeowners move into their new Jagoe Home, they are probably doing the same thing! Reusing and redesigning furniture is more challenging than you think. Here are some of the ways that Amelia reused furniture from The Vinings Model Home in the Magnolia Hills Model Home.
Both of these Models feature the Patriot Craftsman floorplan – Design your own on our website!
Clearly, the most noticeable feature on the Magnolia Hills Model home is that we added a third bay garage to this home. This home also uses all brown tones, while The Vinings used a tonal brick with green siding accents. These selections are up to the homeowner’s personal preference. You can play around with exterior palets on our website using our Interactive Design Tool!
The Home Office off of the Entry.
Amelia said that she wanted to use lighter curtains in this room to make it feel more open and make it feel brighter. We also added beautiful, wainscoting detail in this room. As for the furniture, she simply rotated the desk and changed out the artwork above the console table.
The Living Room.
The fireplace is the most noticeable difference between the two Living Rooms. Shiplap is a popular choice for our homeowners these days. It creates a clean, sleek look, which is commonly paired with a dark stained mantel to make a truly classy appearance. She replaced the sofa, area rug and coffee table, but kept the accent chairs and added another new one as well. Amelia says that the sofa in The Vinings blocked the windows, and placing the chairs there instead helped to open up the room.
The Dining Area.
Amelia removed the area rug from the Dining Area in the Magnolia Hills Model. She also purchased a new table, chairs and barstools. This made a huge difference in the appearance of this smaller area!
Amelia used lighter curtains in the Kitchen in the Magnolia Hills Model. We installed a much larger, single-bowl, Blanco kitchen sink. This is becoming a popular option with our homeowners! The cabinets are very different as well. We used white, straight-lay cabinets in Magnolia Hills compared to the glacier grey, staggered cabinets in The Vinings.
The change in the cabinet color made switching up the backsplash an easy decision. We went with a timeless, subway tile backslash as opposed to the mosaic tile in Magnolia Hills. Amelia says this was a cleaner, simpler choice and that mosaic can be overwhelming sometimes. We also installed quartz countertops in Magnolia Hills over the granite in The Vinings. Quartz is an upgraded option that is becoming increasingly more popular among our homeowners.
The Owner’s Suite.
In the Owner’s Suite, Amelia completely transformed this room simply by rearranging the furniture layout. The bed now faces the windows in the Magnolia Hills Model. She also replaced the accent chairs and placed them against another wall in the bedroom. She purchased an area rug to really anchor the bed area.
The Owner’s Bath.
In the Magnolia Hills Model, we took out the whirlpool tub to make the shower larger. Some homeowners prefer a larger shower in the Owner’s Bath and keep the tub in the secondary bath to use. We switched up the cabinet color as well to our new, Burlap, medium-wood option. We installed granite countertops in this bath compared to the white marble in The Vinings Model. While both baths are gorgeous, they are completely different! These options can be selected based on what is preferred by the homeowner.