Asking us to choose our favorite home from among the many we’ve built this year is like asking a mother to single out her favorite child. Impossible! We love the modern, sleek lines and finishes, and enjoy watching each plan come together in a personalized way for our clients as they make lighting, paint, and other finish selections. While we can’t narrow it down to just one favorite, here are some highlights from 2022; take note of the features you’d like to include in your next home!
The kitchen sits as the sparking jewel at the center of every new home, and that’s where many clients choose to focus their design budget. We love the polished, almost industrial look of this kitchen, with its Cyber Grey cabinets and lustrous metal pendant lighting over the island. Simple linear cabinet hardware completes the look, which is softened somewhat by the soft white textured 2″x10″ glossy tile splash. An abundance of recessed can lighting keeps the area bright and ready for use.
The next kitchen on our tour has more of a modern farmhouse vibe, with its creamy white cabinets and open, natural wood shelving. The simplicity of the vent hood makes it blend in with the cabinets, and the softly variegated tonal tile splash offers just enough contrast to provide interest. High-mount brass sconces over the open shelves give a nod to farmhouse chic, while the contrasting dark island anchors the space with style.
Next up—who knew that white appliances were back in vogue? These are not your mother’s appliances. With a creamy white matte finish and hardware in a mix of matte brass and stainless steel, the refrigerator, dishwasher, range, and ovens instantly elevate the style of this kitchen. Add the soft tones of white-washed Alder cabinetry, marble-look quartz counter tops, and matte white opaque pendant lighting, and you’ve got a 5-star kitchen ready to take on any task.
With open-concept living still alive and thriving, the home below expands this vision—making the most of its vantage point with vast banks of large windows. The astounding views invite beauty into the home year-round, and decks extending from the walk-out doors expand living area. Check out the cool dining light fixture, too, which serves as an art piece itself without obstructing the view.
Next to the kitchen, primary suites get the most attention in terms of design dollars. We love the sharp contrasts in this bathroom, with its white cabinets and tub juxtaposed with the darker floor and black plumbing and mirror fixtures. The patterned shower tile becomes the impactful focal point in the room, highlighted especially well due to the frameless Euro-style glass shower door.
For a completely different look in a primary spa bath, the wood-patterned tile used here creates an upscale lodge vibe. The choice to use it on the wall instead of the floor is the difference between creating the ambiance of a country cottage versus that of a sleek mountain chalet. Once again, the frameless Euro-style shower door provides a clear view of the opulent shower.
Lest you think that primary suites get all the bathroom love, check out this chic secondary bath. The simple herringbone installation of variegated shades of white and gray tile amp up the style, and the choice of black plumbing fixtures and hardware provides an attractive contrast. In this case, a fully-framed black shower door works better from a design standpoint than would the more expensive Euro-style frameless option, as it works to highlight the shower.
From private areas to public ones: check out one of our favorite foyers of the year. The graceful sweep of this staircase—with handrail and newel posts richly-stained in a deep chocolate tone and accompanied by satin black simple iron balusters—stands in beautiful contrast to the walls painted in Sherwin Williams Alabaster. Soft tones of white-washed oak flooring keep the home from being overly formal.
With a slightly more modern look, this home features the same open feeling, but with black iron horizontal stair railing. From the large entry your vision is swept to the huge expanse of sliding doors at the rear of the home, which are topped by transom windows. The entire home is light and bright, creating a feeling of vibrancy and energy.
One of our favorite exteriors, this home at Carr Estates follows the no-shutter, black window trend—which we love! It’s exactly this restrained approach to the design that lends the home its graceful distinction.
And we can’t leave out one of our favorite views of 2022. You can almost smell the crisp Colorado air when you look at this vista pictured from a deck at Gage Hill. After all is said and done, what’s life all about if you don’t take time to enjoy the view?
When you’re ready to change your view, give us a call. We have a large plan library, or can collaborate with you and our architects to draw a custom plan—the choice is yours. With 40 years of experience in custom and semi-custom residential home building, Sheffield has the knowledge, expertise, and trade relationships to make your home dreams a reality.