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2020 New Home Design Trends

2020 New Home Design Trends – Moving into a new decade!

In 2020 new home design trends seem to reflect a desire for calm. Back in December the Pantone Color Institute proclaimed good old, Classic Blue its color of the year! Color psychology has branded this color family – stable. Maybe you’ve watched too much recent news… Maybe it’s that the smart phone you just bought will be out of date in six months. Whether its politics or planned obsolescence we can all agree we’re living in pretty hectic times. Is it any wonder that the trends we’re looking at for the new year are “soothing?”

Without further ado your trends for 2020 and beyond:

2020 new home trends-bring nature insideA return to nature: Biophilic Design

Homes in the next few years will seek to bring comfort through the inspiration of nature.

  1.  When the world around us gets crazy, sometimes the most basic things give us peace. We will be embracing nature more and more in our homes. Color pallets will trend toward those found sitting on the shore. A walk in the woods could give your home a grounded natural feel too.
  2. It won’t just be colors taking their cues from nature. Textures and finishes will have a more realist feel to them as well. Wood beams, trim and moldings will become very popular in the next year and into the coming decade.
  3. We’ll see a drive to decorate with house plants. Plants add a lot of color as well as reminding us of spending time outside.
  4. Wall paper returns with – you guessed it – nature inspired motifs.
  5. Rustic feeling accessories like cane, raffia and grass cloths and rugs will be popular.
  6. Terrazzo tile flooring has moved to the forefront of design. It’s natural color and texture work well with biophilic design.
  7. Animal prints in fabrics for upholstery to throw pillows has made a strong return.
  8. Granite and marble appear to be on their way out. This is due to cost and maintenance. Their replacements tend to lean toward quartz or “fake marble and granite.” It feels natural without being too much work or expense.

A deeper need to connect:

A trend that has been slowly sneaking up on us begins to show in design this year. Staying home. Whether its because finances are tight or just because we just want to be able to hear each other speak, staying in or visiting friends is what we’re doing for entertainment. It’s an idea that’s seems to have some staying power too! New homes will continue to accent this idea with design. Creating spaces with socializing in mind…

  1. Patios and decks with plants and grills and eating areas. Features like these have always been popular. Going forward, they will become “Must Have’s”
  2. Open concept design continues to have a strong following.
  3. Home theater remains a widely requested feature.
  4. Cocktail/wet bar areas


Trends are great. At the end of the day, the only real trends you need to concern yourself with are the ones that make your house feel like home to you.



Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas And Happy New Year

From Our Family To You and Yours!

We would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas  –  And a joyous and prosperous new year too!

At this time of year, it’s good to remind ourselves to smile. Life is too short to take oneself too seriously. We sincerely hope you will be able to spend time with family and friends this holiday season. We feel down right blessed to be able to gather around with loved ones and appreciate the joy of being together. Please enjoy our little video. We hope it will add to your holiday spirit!

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The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year!

The “It Color for 2020”

Behold the color – Classic Blue! The Pantone Color of the year for 2020!










For more information on how Pantone selects the color of the year visit their website:



2559 Hunters Run, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

2559 Hunters Run, Kalamazoo, MI 49048 is just waiting for you!

Tired of mowing the lawn, shoveling the driveway and all that exterior home maintenance? It’s time to make the change to condo living. You can relax and enjoy your home and lifestyle without the hassles of exterior maintenance. This wonderful new design features 1184 finished square feet, a spacious master bedroom with private bath and walk in closet, a guest bedroom with walk in closet and a hall bath with tile floors and cultured marble counter top. The open design concept boasts cathedral ceilings and wood laminate flooring in the living room, dining room and kitchen.  The kitchen has plenty of storage and seating space with a nicely sized island, and a large pantry. The dishwasher and microwave are included. The main floor laundry is just off the kitchen. The dinette has a patio door leading to a 12×12 deck.This condo also features a 2 car attached garage with opener, full unfinished walkout lower level with rough plumbing for future bath and much more. It’s time to make the move to Hunters Creek today!

For more information on 2559 Hunters Run, Kalamazoo, MI 49048 or any of our other available properties visit our Available Homes page!

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It’s a Double Hosting Open House Event!

Hosting Open House Event In Hunters Creek and Cottage Pointe

It’s a double hosting open house weekend! Don’t miss your opportunity to live in luxury.

We will be hosting open house s in both communities November 17, 2019 from 1 to 4 PM.

See our open house calendar for full details!

Open Houses Calendar

Both of these condominium neighborhoods offer unique styling options:


Hunters Creek Condominiums are attached duplex condos. Many with walk-out lower levels available. This community offers a zero exterior maintenance lifestyle.


Cottage Pointe Condominiums are site condominiums. Site condominiums offer all the privacy of an individual house with the low maintenance of a condominium. They really are the best of both worlds!


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Avoid These Mortgage Process Mistsakes

Mistakes To Avoid During The Mortgage Process

When applying for a mortgage, it’s important to avoid the pitfalls that could delay or even stop you from being able to achieve your dream of home Mortgage Process Mistakes to avoidownership.

As you might expect, just about everything related to your finances and credit rating need to be at their best before applying for a mortgage. During the process, you will want to avoid these potential mistakes:

  1. Don’t apply for new credit cards, loans or co-sign a loan for someone else!
  2. Don’t quit your job or even change jobs for that matter during your mortgage application process.
  3. If there is an unavoidable change in your employment status, don’t wait to speak with your loan officer. The sooner the better!
  4. Don’t write any insufficient funds checks! While this is never a good idea, it’s particularly bad when in the process of a mortgage approval.
  5. Be sure to maintain financial transparency – don’t make any deposits that can’t be linked to a reasonable source, for a reasonable purpose.
  6. Don’t make any large withdrawals from your bank accounts – unless they are scheduled payments, or can be shown to be immediately necessary. Replace the funds as soon as possible if a withdrawal is necessary.
  7. Don’t make any changes in your credit card limits, either increases or decreases.


If you avoid these potential mistakes, your mortgage application process will run much more smoothly!

Visit our “Home Building Process” page for more information on building a home with Watts Homes & Construction.

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Welcome To Our New Construction Website

Welcome To The New Watts Homes & Construction Website!

We are very excited to announce our newly redesigned Watts Homes & Construction website! The site has been organized to make it easier for our customer.

Under the COMPANY tab you’ll find information about how we work with our clients. We’ve added information about our team and testimonials. We hope you’ll enjoy reading what our past clients have to say about us.

Our COMMUNITIES tab gives you links to information about our neighborhoods. You can also access info on custom design/build homes.

The SERVICES page provides information about the types of work we do. From Building Communities to Building Commercial Construction.

The AVAILABLE HOMES tab will take you to our a listing of currently available homes. Under that you’ll find our homes currently under construction.

Our AVAILABLE SITES tab provides you with up to date plat maps of our neighborhoods. These will tell you which home sites are available to build on in each of our neighborhoods.

The OPEN HOUSE tab takes you to our events calendar. Here you’ll see our upcoming open houses.

The NEWS & INFO tab is where you’ll find our Blog. We’ll also post any news and announcements there.

The CONTACT tab takes you to our contact  page with all of our pertinent contact information and an information request form that allows us to better serve you by getting you the specific information you’re interested in.

We hope you’ll find our new site easy to navigate. If you have any questions or comments, please contact our Marketing Director, Deborah LaBelle at 269-345-2859 x203 or by email at: marketing@mywattshome.com