Whether you’ve been following our Design Deep Dive series or visiting for the first time, Trilogy is excited to present our final life hacks tip. Since we started our business in 1967, we’ve collected design ideas to help make homes more functional. Our top suggestions range from creative kitchen layout tweaks to storage solutions. We love passing these on to our clients! 

Did you know almost 40% of Americans use a self-storage facility to store their possessions?

Whether it’s for furniture or appliances, more and more people are turning to self-storage. This trend is rising in popularity and is an indication many people don’t have enough storage space in their homes. 

Wishing you had more room for your stuff?

Trilogy can help you maximize the space in your home to include more storage ideas. For example, one of our top suggestions is to utilize the space underneath staircases for storage. Shelving, cabinets, and other design elements can be included to organize and store items. And If you don’t have a staircase, Trilogy can incorporate built-in cabinets and other smart storage solutions into your home design. 

If you think you need more storage solutions, contact Trilogy today. We can sit down with you to create an efficient home which works for your life. Find peace of mind in design with Trilogy! 

Welcome to Trilogy’s next Design Deep Dive! If you’re new to this series, here’s the lowdown. We’re sharing some of the most efficient life hacks for home design which we’ve gleaned during our 50+ years of experience in the building industry. Today’s focus is near and dear to our hearts, since it involves designing for clients who are looking at aging in place. 

What is aging in place? 

For those unfamiliar with the concept, “aging in place” means tailoring a home design to the needs of senior citizens, both present and future. With some planning, it’s possible to create a safe, functional living space for adults of all ages. These design tweaks allow the occupants to build now and remain in their home well into their golden years. 

A great aging-in-place life hack is a shower seat. 

Providing a spot to sit in the shower can be extremely helpful for those with mobility issues who can’t stand for a long period of time. It offers a safe spot to help seniors avoid falls and have a rest when needed. And when combined with a walk-in (or roll-in) shower design, and grab bars, it conforms with some of the top aging in place bathroom design recommendations. 

With over five decades of experience, Trilogy specializes in aging in place home design. If you are interested in this, contact us today to find out how to make your future home one to grow old in. 

When it comes to building a higher value, “life hacks” are an easy way to increase the quality of your build and the way you live your life in your new home. Simply put, these are design suggestions created to make your everyday life easier. From storage solutions to efficient design, there are so many ways to make your new home outstanding. Join us on a Design Deep Dive to explore some of the top tips and tricks to take homes from being functional to fabulous. 

When it comes to usage, it’s no surprise the kitchen is the most important room in the house.

It does double-duty as a workspace to craft meals and a gathering place for friends and family. As a social and culinary hub, it needs to be laid out well and look good, too. 

And one of the biggest enemies of efficiency is counter clutter. 

You probably know what we’re talking about: how toaster ovens, coffee machines, and other appliances come home to roost on the countertops for good, taking up valuable real estate which could be used for meal prep. Not only do they eat up space, some assortments can look like a garage sale, ruining the look of a carefully planned kitchen design. 

Enter the Appliance Cabinet. 

This life hack hides unsightly and bulky appliances like Kitchen-Aid mixers and more in their own dedicated cabinet. Don’t want to haul them in and out? They can rest on a moveable shelf which ascends and descends as needed. It will keep them clean and out of sight, allowing your kitchen design to take center stage and shine. These “appliance garages” are perfect for seniors, too, since it eliminates the need for stooping or lifting. Whether stored in a cabinet or combined with the moveable shelf, it’s a great design solution for those wanting to “age in place” in their home. 

Are you ready to learn more about other useful design suggestions? Contact Trilogy to find out how we can bring your house dreams to life. 

“Building a higher value” is a phrase we use a lot here at Trilogy. In fact, it’s been one of our core philosophies for the 50+ years we’ve been in business. Our family has been helping other families build their dream homes for decades. And with this much experience under our collective tool belts, we’ve always been excited to share some of our knowledge with our clients over the years. 

But what does “building a higher value” mean for you?? Depending on what you’re building, this higher value can come to life in many ways. But one of our favorites is in the unique, custom home design touches which can be added to your house. 

We like to call these additions “life hacks.” Consider them simple design tweaks to make your everyday routine easier. Here are some examples:

You can design a room with these life hacks in mind to create a fun, functional layout. Not sure where to start? Sit down with Trilogy, and we’ll help you identify some of the key areas where you could benefit from these. Learn how to maximize your space and have peace of mind!

At Trilogy, we build in the community we live in so our standards are extremely high. This means we’re going to do our best to create a home design which reflects your values and hopes within its walls. Want to learn more? Contact us today to find out how Trilogy can make your design dreams a reality. 

If you’re thinking about building a custom home or investing in a Palisades home, one of the key tasks in the process is picking a design style. And if you’ve started doing your homework, you may have noticed one of the most popular is the Coastal Finish. 

And if you’ve heard the word, you’ve probably guessed it involves sand and beachy things. But what does that mean for home design? Essentially, coastal finish is home design at its beachy best. Think casual: airy hues, natural materials, and a relaxed atmosphere a la cottage at the seaside. Whether you live near the ocean, in the desert, or atop a mountain peak, you can still give your house a coastal feel. 

At Trilogy, we’ve identified some of the most popular elements of Coastal Design here:

Evoke the sand, sky, and sea with your color choices. Opt for neutral walls with pops of sea-glass inspired hues. Mix and match textures on furniture like cotton, muslin, and linen and stick with casual finishes which fit with a vacation lifestyle. 

Let your patterns play with subtle stripes, and muted prints like sea stars. Add subtle hints of color through the use of throw pillows, rugs, and other textiles. And when accessorizing, gravitate towards natural accents which are a nod to sand, skipping stones, and seashells. 

We love helping our clients express their heart’s desire in home design. From light-filled living rooms framed by a wall of French doors to kitchens with soft white cabinets and a marble counter with rattan bar stools, we can help make it a reality.  And when you choose Trilogy, you can feel confident that we build with a higher value. It’s evident in the quality and design of our work. In addition to a Coastal Finish, our Palisades Homes line offers three other design styles: Farmhouse, Modern, and Tuscan. Explore these and find the best match to make your house feel like a home. 

Got home design questions? Trilogy has answers! Contact us here today to learn more about the design styles for our semi-custom homes. 

Fact or Fiction? Building a custom home is more expensive than purchasing an existing one. 

Answer: Custom homes aren’t necessarily more expensive. By working with an experienced builder, you can design a high-quality home which is a good value for your money. 

If you’ve been thinking about whether or not a custom home build is right for you, consider these top reasons why so many homeowners choose it.

Reasons to Consider Custom Homes: 

  1. Custom homes are a good long-term investment. If you are planning on keeping your home for more than 7 years, a custom home can increase in value and equity. 
  1. You can have confidence in the construction. When you build a home from the ground up, you’ll have peace of mind knowing exactly how it was constructed. 
  1. Make your dreams a reality. Dreaming of that custom island? Man-cave a must? If you’ve got a wish list of must-haves for your new house, you can include everything your heart desires in the design. 
  1. Build a home with quality materials. When you decide to go with a custom home, you can choose quality products you can feel confident in. 
  1. Whether you have your heart set on a Flintstone-inspired abode or a room styled like a speakeasy, a custom builder can work with you. Create a unique home. Unlike prefabricated houses, a custom home will be like no other. 
  1. Be a part of the process. From picking out finishes to watching the foundation be poured, you can be a part of it all with a custom home build. 
  1. Create a timeline. Instead of competing with strangers over houses on the market, work with new friends at Trilogy to find a timeline for the build that fits your needs. 

Bonus: With Trilogy’s True Quote process, we’ll help take the mystery out of the custom home-building process. You’ll know exactly how much to budget for and eliminate the potential for surprise costs. 

Got questions? Call Trilogy! Learn about the options available for custom homes and find out if it’s right for you. 

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