Do you fold your T-shirts like you see them in a department store? Are they all neatly folded and stacked on top of each other? Even in a department store you might make a mess of the stack trying to find the right size and this is a stack of shirts that are all the same. For some reason a lot of us use this same method at home when all of our t-shirts are different! That can make finding a shirt you are looking for quite a messy task. You have to dig through the drawer to find the shirt and if you have to pull it from the bottom everything else gets messed up. Well, we saw a great solution for this and decided we needed to share this knowledge! Simply fold those shirts in half again and stack them vertically next to each other…you will be able to see every shirt in your drawer!
Watch this How To U video to see it in action.
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There are few elements of architecture as infused with Southern style as the porch. And not just a little covered entranceway: A true Southern porch has room for more than a few rockers, a table or two, potted plants and maybe a swing. It’s the ideal spot for catching a summer night’s breeze while waving to the neighbors going by. And it serves a practical purpose as well. Buyers and homeowners alike are drawn not just to front porches, but ones that are in the back of the house, screened-in, wrapping around or spanning two stories. With the South’s long stretches of mild weather, these outdoor areas easily become living spaces that are usable most of the year. Ginny Bryant, director of sales and marketing for Lennar Homes, says the company’s new-home buyers in farther-out regions of Cherokee, west Cobb and Forsyth are crazy for porches. “I think a lot of it has to do with the larger home sites,” said Bryant. “For instance, the west Cobb market is a bit more rural with larger sites than east Cobb, and buyers there prefer a nice front porch that is truly functional, not just a few feet of covered space to give an architectural look.” [Read this article]
You are cordially invited to join Lennar this weekend, July 12th and 13th, during our “60th Birthday Celebration” National Home Sales Event. As we celebrate our 60th Birthday this year, all of us at Lennar are excited to make YOUR new dream home wishes come true. Visit us online at Lennar.com or visit any Lennar Welcome Home Center to learn more about special savings opportunities on a variety of new homes. Everyone’s invited to our Everything’s Included Home party! We can’t wait to show you the new home you’ve always wanted, with thousands of dollars in extras included at no extra charge, to provide you the best possible value. The celebration is this Saturday and Sunday in every Lennar location…across the nation! [Click here for more information]
This Lennar Reno kitchen in Carrera at D’Andrea in Sparks, NV brought out the inner-chefs in some of our Pinterest followers! The kitchen’s supersize island and unique layout inspired comments praising the design. Followers responded with comments like: “Great prep area and still compact enough not to run over yourself!!” and “Everything is reachable from the counter, such as the refrigerator, stove, sink, etc. And the pantry shelves are wonderful!” It’s safe to say that this Lennar kitchen is easy on the eyes as well, featuring Sonoma Maple cabinets with an Espresso glaze, Sierra Autumn granite countertop and Dal Continental Slate 18” x 18” Egyptian Beige flooring. When you combine functionality with beauty in a kitchen, everyone wins. As one pinner exclaimed, “Wow, makes me want to cook!!!!” And that’s the kind of response that a dream kitchen should inspire!
If you leave Los Angeles, Calif., on Interstate 10 and head east for about 40 miles, you’ll run into a quintessentially suburban phenomenon: the opening of a subdivision. At one such development called College Park in Chino, Calif., the lawns are bright green, the D.J. is spinning classic rock and a lot of the conversations are in Mandarin. Among those looking for a house is Eddie Yung. He lives in China now, but he’s moving to California. The number of Chinese buying homes in the U.S. has more than doubled since 2007, with most of those sales in Southern California. Some are buying for investment purposes, and others are planning to start a life in the states. Marketing to those Chinese buyers has meant learning about what customers want in a house’s design, says Mark Torres, a division president for Lennar Homes, the company that’s building the subdivision. “We consider feng shui elements in all our designs,” Torres says. “Everything from the water-fire elements and making sure that we don’t have those types of conflicts [and] designing the entry of the homes to keep all that positive energy in the home.” [Read this article]
Lennar is creating a truly phenomenal success story with our Next Gen homes. As the first production homebuilder to offer a solution for multigenerational families – living under one roof – Lennar is meeting the needs of families around the country who are discovering that a Next Gen home is the ideal next step for them. It’s in that spirit that we’re proud to introduce our new Lennar Next Gen landing page on Lennar.com – dedicated to our existing Next Gen families, and the many others like them who are looking for a unique solution to their needs. The landing page features our new Next Gen video, along with real stories from real Lennar Next Gen families, highlighting some of the many ways a family can utilize their Next Gen suite. There’s an opportunity for site visitors to share stories of their own, and comment on other stories about multigenerational living. The page also demonstrates the financial and logistical benefits of owning a Lennar Next Gen home, and brings you the latest news about Next Gen and multigenerational living. [Visit Lennar’s new Next Gen landing page]
When we pinned this two-story living space from Lennar Houston, we were overwhelmed by the positive responses! Comments like “Perfect,” “Lovely, modern, clean lines,” and “luv luv this floorplan” affirmed what we already knew – this room is simply stunning!
Simple shades of gray (SW Mindful Gray and SW Dovetail) and pops of blue are used to compliment the room’s bright and airy concept, while the dark wood flooring adds a cozy feeling to the larger space. Using SW Indigo Batik with SW Pure White trim in the fireplace niche adds a unique touch to the room and rounds out its color palette.
So what do you think about this Lennar Houston living space? Hop over to Pinterest and let us know.
September 1, 2008…our very first post on Facebook! It’s been almost six years since that post and what an amazing time it has been. YOU, our fans, are amazing and it’s because of you we have learned so much as a company.
Today we are proud to announce that we have just surpassed 500,000 LIKES on our Lennar page on Facebook. Every day, we are in awe of the love and the feedback you show on our page. From floorplan layouts, decorating, feature selections and more, you have provided us with so much value and we simply want to take the time today to say THANK YOU.
We are looking forward to growing with all of you. If there are any types of posts you’d like to see more of on our page please don’t hesitate to let us know! Now, in true Lennar fashion, we’ll leave you with this rhyme…
Lennar fans are the BEST, we think most would AGREE. They have so much ZEST and bring so much GLEE!
FivePoint Communities Management Inc. is already constructing a school at its Great Park Neighborhoods project in Irvine, California, for 1,000 elementary and middle school students even as it’s still building the first 700 homes. “We build the schools ahead of time,” said Emile Haddad, chief executive officer of Aliso Viejo, California-based FivePoint, which has permits for about 10,000 homes at Great Park. “That way we always have them ready.” Local schools, along with parks and recreation facilities, have long been draws for buyers in new communities. Now, as school districts face tight construction budgets and homebuilders compete to attract families able to qualify for mortgages, developers are taking the lead on school construction instead of waiting for local governments to do the job. For many parents, the premium for a house near high-quality public schools seems reasonable compared with the cost of a private education, said FivePoint’s Haddad. “If you ask people today why they’re buying a home in Irvine, the No. 1 answer is the school district,” said Haddad. [Read this article]
Once upon a time, Grandma could expect to move into the spare bedroom and help out with the kids. After World War II, that model changed as young people moved closer to the city and embraced the new American dream – a house in the suburbs that had no room for aging parents. Now multigenerational living is making a comeback. According to a Pew Research Center report, U.S. Census data recorded 51.4 million Americans, or 16.7 percent of the population, living in mutigenerational households in 2009, up 10.5 percent from just two years earlier. Homebuilders are finding that demand for housing that accommodates several generations under one roof is still on the rise, not only among immigrant groups for whom multigenerational living is culturally expected, but across all demographics and regions. Lennar rolled out its line of “Next Gen” homes at the beginning of 2012, says Jeff Roos, Western regional president. A “Next Gen” home doesn’t add significantly to the total square footage, Roos says. “It’s designed with a separate apartment within the confines of a family home. It provides a separate living space that allows more than one generation to live independently, but together. I think it’s the greatest advance since indoor plumbing. It’s a real game changer.” [Read this article]