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In the Spotlight: Terraces at Las Colinas

Darling Homes is bringing its brand-new City Collection of homes to the highly desirable area of Las Colinas in Irving. The Terraces at Las Colinas offers homebuyers timeless designs in homes that are lock-and-leave ready, providing the feeling of suburban comfort in an urban setting. Homes are designed with architectural authenticity and are built to give residents access to an active lifestyle.

The popular City Collection will feature low-maintenance, luxury living in stately two-story homes that boast open floor plans, high-end finishes and designer details. Potential homebuyers will have the option to choose from approximately 2,300- to 2,800-square-foot residences all featuring spacious kitchens, large master suites, bonus rooms and covered patios.

Conveniently located just minutes from the DFW airport, Las Colinas in Irving offers its residents an exciting and luxurious escape. The master-planned urban center is the perfect blend of beautiful residential pockets situated alongside soaring towers while offering the finest dining and entertainment amenities.

Las Colinas also provides gorgeous and accessible outdoor activities for all to enjoy. From stand-up paddle boarding to Gondola rides through the Mandalay Canals, there are plenty of options to be a part of nature, especially if you’re a fan of the water. Las Colinas offers 56 picturesque small lakes throughout the area as well as jogging trails and public and private parks.

When exploring Darling Homes at The Terraces at Las Colinas, one will experience an innovative mixed-use community of new homes set in the bustling Irving area. The community will feature winding trails and a boardwalk situated along green space, as well as a park that provides a harmonious blend of walkability and open space.

The Terraces at Las Colinas prime location allows swift access to the George Bush Turnpike, I-635, SH114, Hwy 35, and is less than half an hour away from downtown Dallas, Coppell, Grapevine and Southlake. The community offers a gateway into a thriving urban community with adventures around every corner.

To learn more about The Terraces at Las Colinas call 469-252-2255 or click here.

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A Closer Look at the Modernist Collection at Bridgeland’s Parkland Village

Darling Homes is bringing its new Modernist Collection to Parkland Village in Bridgeland. This Cypress, Texas community is home to leading schools, world class amenities and plenty of opportunities for adventures in nature.

With all of the exciting features that Bridgeland has to offer, it just gets better with Darling Homes’ Modernist Collection. This collection of homes features clean, straight design lines throughout the home with more open spaces and volume than traditional designs. The Modernist Collection provides character and balance as you move through the home. The homes are designed to carry and cast both natural and artificial light and shadow throughout the interior spaces to create interest and a playfulness in texture while also providing the perfect canvas for buyers to personalize each home with their own tastes, art and belongings.

Walking through one of these homes will exude the feel of stepping into a museum that homeowners can complete with luxurious yet comfortable furniture pieces. Finishes and fixtures in the home will help add to the museum-feel finish. This includes sleek, cabinet fronts paired with large format stone tiles that will be similar in look to the countertops, large-scale fireplace walls that include tile and large cedar beams, wood throughout the entire first floor and lots of black plumbing.

Even though these homes are designed differently from other Darling Homes collections, they still will maintain traditional room counts. For example, two bedrooms on the first floor, an owner’s bedroom suite, large and open kitchen/family/dining areas, three-car garages and game and media rooms.

The outdoor living space included with the homes is designed to feel like part of the spacious interior, blending the outdoor and indoor spaces together so they feel work to create the perfect atmosphere.

The exteriors of the Modernist Collection are striking and interesting, complimenting the interior of the home. Elevations are carefully designed with roof pitches, colors, features and materials that will stand out from everything else available in the marketplace. At the same time, these homes provide the perfect balance in color, texture, proportion, movement and contrast, creating a playfulness not seen in traditional streetscapes.

Parkland Village at Bridgeland will feature hiking and biking trails, a fitness center and 900 acres of lakes and waterways that will provide many opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation in nature. If you’re interested in bird-watching, you’ll find over 140 different species of migratory birds feeding or gliding across the lakes. Other community highlights include a kayak launch, a beautiful resort-style swimming complex, a basketball court and an event hall and lawn.

In addition, Parkland Village in Bridgeland is attempting to set the standard for sustainable communities with its self-sustaining irrigation system, making it the first community in Houston to embrace the use of recycled water from community lakes for irrigation.

Looking to experience an enhanced lifestyle where community and nature thrive? Join Darling Homes’ Parkland Village at Bridgeland interest list as the Modernist Collection is coming soon to this beautiful Cypress community.

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In the Spotlight: Avalon at Riverstone

For years, Riverstone in Sugar Land has drawn Houston homebuyers to the area for its prime location, water features, parks and resort-style amenities making it the perfect place to put down roots. This year, Darling Homes is introducing new model homes to this gated section of larger home sites in the sprawling suburban Houston community.

Offering distinctive designs and living spaces ranging from approximately 3,600-5,400+ square feet, Darling’s Cornerstone Collection on 70’ homesites and Regency Collection on 80’ homesites in Avalon at Riverstone provide for a unique and treasured living experience. Each home design features dramatically open concepts that allow the living experience to be a connected one. Intense architectural elements give the home a look that is unparalleled.

Features such as game rooms, media rooms, outdoor living spaces with custom fireplaces, exterior outdoor kitchens and private guest casitas make the homes much more than just a place to rest your head. These features make it possible to entertain in style, too.

Darling Homes also offers homeowners further options to customize their new home. Options include multi-generational suites and utility rooms, pool baths, outdoor staircases, spice kitchens, wet bars, and outdoor fireplaces.

The gated Avalon at Riverstone features tranquil waterfalls, Treehouse Park, fishing piers, over 250 acres of scenic lakes, more than 500 acres of park lands, a 3.5-acre Bark Park, playgrounds, lavish swimming complexes and a splash pad for the kids to enjoy. Avalon at Riverstone is resort living at its finest.

The surrounding area also offers residents plenty of options for art, shopping and entertainment with Fort Bend’s Children’s Discovery Center, the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, Covington West Park, Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex, First Colony Mall, Sugar Land Town Square and more.

Looking to make the move to the award-winning community of Riverstone? Take a look at all that Darling Homes has to offer in Avalon at Riverstone 70s and Avalon at Riverstone 80s and find your dream home today.

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New Model Homes Arrive in Houston

More homes from Darling Homes’ Retreat Patio Collection and American Classic Collection have arrived in the community of Woodforest. These collections offer homebuyers in Montgomery, Texas an unparalleled living experience in an amenity-rich and active master-planned community. 

Woodforest Retreat Patio

The Woodforest 65’ homesites features the Retreat Patio Home Collection. This collection of patio homes is designed to offer luxurious homes with ample space for entertaining without sacrificing storage space or living areas, giving homeowners the best of both worlds. Homesites feature private rear yards that back to either a wooded reserve or golf course.

Darling Homes offers one- and two-story homes in that include up to four bedrooms with home studies and expansive master suites with walk-in closets, made for homebuyers looking to downsize without compromising their lifestyle. The homes, which range from approximately 2,900 to 3,800 square feet, offer Modern, Traditional and International exteriors and include three-car garages as standard.

Available options include extended covered patios, courtyards, outdoor fireplaces, guest suites and media rooms and more.

Woodforest American Classic

The Woodforest American Classic Collection offers a step back to a time when neighbors spent time together on front porches waving to the people who would pass by. This series of homes with colonial-influenced designs are inspired by classic American architecture and neighborhoods with a modern twist that includes all the updated and upscale features that Darling Homes is known for.

This collection of homes offers owners the best in upscale living. From gourmet kitchens to elegant master suites with vaulted ceilings, the American Classic series is the perfect choice for those who seek a classic and unique living experience but still inclusive of all the bells and whistles of the modern era.


Darling Homes has several three- and four-bedroom home designs to choose from – ranging from approximately 2,300 to 3,300 square feet, allowing homebuyers an exciting array of choices.

The Woodforest Retreat Patio Home Collection and American Classic Collection of homes will be offered in a north Houston community that features a golf club, water spray park, miles of trails, tennis courts, basketball courts and much more.

Learn more about Woodforest and the Darling Homes’ American Classic Collection here or the Darling Homes Retreat Patio Home Collection here or call 713-401-2008 today.

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Introducing the Modernist Collection in Bridgeland, Parkland Village

Darling Homes is bringing its new Modernist Collection to Parkland Village in Bridgeland. This Cypress- community is home to leading schools, world class amenities and plenty of opportunities for adventures in nature.

With all of the exciting features that Bridgeland has to offer, it just gets better with Darling Homes’ Modernist Collection. This collection of homes features clean, straight design lines throughout the home with more open spaces and volume than traditional designs. The Modernist Collection provides character and balance as you move through the home. The homes are designed to carry and cast both natural and artificial light and shadow throughout the interior spaces to create interest and a playfulness in texture while also providing the perfect canvas for buyers to personalize each home with their own tastes, art and belongings. Put it all together and you’ll find sophisticated styling with a modern flair.

Walking through one of these homes will exude the feel of stepping into a museum that homeowners can complete with luxurious yet comfortable furniture pieces. Finishes and fixtures in the home will help add to the museum-feel finish. This includes sleek, cabinet fronts paired with large format stone tiles that will be similar in look to the countertops, large-scale fireplace walls that include tile and large cedar beams, wood throughout the entire first floor and lots of black plumbing.

Even though these homes are designed differently from other Darling Homes collections, they still will maintain the distinctive details that Darling Homes is known for including. For example, two bedrooms on the first floor, an owner’s bedroom suite, expansive open-concept living spaces, three-car garages and game and media rooms.

The outdoor living space included with the homes is designed to feel like part of the spacious interior, blending the outdoor and indoor spaces together so they feel work to create the perfect atmosphere.

The exteriors of the Modernist Collection are striking and interesting, complimenting the interior of the home. Elevations are carefully designed with roof pitches, colors, features and materials that will stand out from everything else available in the marketplace. At the same time, these homes provide the perfect balance in color, texture, proportion, movement and contrast, creating a playfulness not seen in traditional streetscapes.

Parkland Village at Bridgeland will feature hiking and biking trails, a fitness center and 900 acres of lakes and waterways that will provide many opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation in nature. If you’re interested in bird-watching, you’ll find over 140 different species of migratory birds feeding or gliding across the lakes. Other community highlights include a kayak launch, a beautiful resort-style swimming complex, a basketball court and an event hall and lawn.

In addition, Parkland Village in Bridgeland is attempting to set the standard for sustainable communities with its self-sustaining irrigation system, making it the first community in Houston to embrace the use of recycled water from community lakes for irrigation.

Looking to experience an enhanced lifestyle where community and nature thrive? Join Darling Homes’ Parkland Village at Bridgeland interest list as the Modernist Collection is coming soon to this beautiful Cypress community.

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Mix and Match Floor Plans to Create Your Perfect Home? Darling Homes Unveils ‘Stackable’ VUE Collection Home Designs

Have you ever toured a home that you absolutely loved only to find another home that also offered features you’d also like to have in your next home? Now you can have both with Darling Homes’ new VUE Collection at Somerset Green in Houston.

Darling’s VUE Collection allows you to take one floor from one house and stack it on top of that perfect floor from the second house that you love.

With our latest community in Houston, we’re giving you an opportunity to do just that. Somerset Green, a master-planned community located within Houston’s Inner Loop, offers the new VUE Collection of three- and four-story homes that allow you to mix and match your favorite plan levels.

The concept originally came from extensive consumer research and a desire to continue what we see as the evolution of homebuilding. Builder magazine even featured our new homebuilding idea.

But Somerset Green isn’t just about finding your perfect home, it’s also about finding your ideal community. The location gives you an urban setting and easy way to navigate the vibrant downtown Houston area via quick access to both I-10 and the I-610 Loop.

That means Somerset Green is next to some of Houston’s most desirable destinations including Memorial Park, Washington Corridor, the Heights, Buffalo Bayou Park, the Galleria and Uptown Park, the Energy Corridor and downtown Houston. It’s an urban setting but one that offers the feel of a quaint, connected community.

Part of that feeling is derived from the community’s gated layout, with manned access during the day. In addition, the homes are detached, with no shared walls and two, three and four-car garages available. An optional fourth floor, fully covered outdoor space adds to the charm.

Plus, the homes come equipped with elevator shafts (elevator optional), outdoor living spaces, generous storage options as well as access to Somerset Green amenities like an on-site pool with entertainment area, dog parks and more.

And with 5 different elevations available and a low-maintenance lifestyle waiting for you, Somerset Green gives you the opportunity to create your own signature home with plenty of time to explore the surrounding area.

So what will your next home look like? If it’s at Somerset Green in Houston, it could stack up to be your dream home.

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Coming Soon: 2019 Models and Communities

Darling Homes is pleased to announce several brand-new communities that will expand the builder’s already diverse portfolio of homes in Houston and Dallas this year. From innovation to elegance, Darling Homes creates each new community with unique and distinctive lifestyles in mind. The 2019 offerings are no exception.

Somerset Green

In Houston, Darling Homes is introducing a new VUE Collection of homes that will allow buyers to mix and match their favorite floor plan levels into three- and four-story homes at Somerset Green.

This innovative new concept provides Houston homebuyers with the unheard-of opportunity to select from a series of single floor layouts, stacking them to create their ideal home design. The homes come equipped with elevator shafts (elevator optional), outdoor living spaces, generous storage options as well as access to Somerset Green amenities like on-site pool with entertainment area, dog parks and more.

This is first time Darling Homes has built in a community within the Loop, giving residents who prefer an urban setting a way to quickly navigate the vibrant downtown Houston area. Somerset Green offers quick access to both I-10 and the I-610 Loop, putting the community next to some of Houston’s most desirable destinations including Memorial Park, Washington Corridor, the Heights, Buffalo Bayou Park, the Galleria and Uptown Park, the Energy Corridor and downtown Houston.

Somerset Green gives the feeling of living in your own private enclave. Part of that feeling is derived from the community’s gated layout, including the utilization of manned access during the day. In addition, the homes are detached, with no shared walls and two-, three- and four-car garages available. An optional fourth floor, fully covered outdoor space adds to the charm.

Pre-sales for Somerset Green will begin in spring 2019, with a model home following in late summer. For more information please call (713) 401-2008 or visit here.

The Terraces at Las Colinas

In Dallas, Darling Homes is bringing its brand-new City Collection of homes to the highly desirable area of Las Colinas in Irving. The Terraces at Las Colinas offers homebuyers timeless designs in homes that are lock and leave ready while offering suburban comfort in an urban setting. The City Collection is designed with architectural authenticity and are built in communities that give residents convenient access to an active lifestyle.

The Terraces at Las Colinas is an innovative mixed-use community of new homes in Irving. The community will include winding trails and a boardwalk situated along green space, as well as a park that provides the perfect blend of walkability and open space. Not to mention, nearby shopping and dining will be located within walking distance.

Conveniently located minutes from Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport, The Terraces at Las Colinas will offer residents an exciting, upscale, urban lifestyle right in the heart of Las Colinas. Plus, this prime location allows swift access to the George Bush Turnpike, I-635, SH114, Hwy 35, and is less than half an hour away from downtown Dallas, Coppell, Grapevine and Southlake. The Terraces at Las Colinas offers a gateway into a thriving urban community with adventures around every corner

The popular City Collection of new homes will be offered at The Terraces at Las Colinas. These designs provide low-maintenance, luxury living in stately two-story homes that boast open floor plans, high-end finishes, and designer details plus the options and flexibility to make it your own. Choose from approximately 2,300- to 2,800-square-foot residences all featuring spacious kitchens, large master suites, bonus rooms and covered patios.

To learn more about The Terraces at Las Colinas call 469-252-2255 or click here.

Montgomery Farm Estates

Darling Homes is adding a second phase of beautiful homes to its expansive community of Montgomery Farm Estates in Allen, Texas. Featuring rolling hills, trails, and ponds spread across 200 acres of greenway, Montgomery Farm Estates is a breathtakingly peaceful community. Montgomery Farm also includes unique details such as Cisterna, a sustainable art piece designed by Brad Goldberg that operates as a windmill, cleaning runoff water and aerating ponds. Just outside the community, residents can walk to Watters Creek for upscale shopping, dining and entertainment.

The 62’ homesites are reserved for the Keystone Collection by Darling Homes, which offers unparalleled elegance including gourmet kitchens with hearth rooms and expansive indoor and outdoor living spaces perfect for entertaining as well as both game and media room options. Built for homebuyers who seek prestigious, upscale living, this series offers a desirable selection of homes with the features and architectural elements that define living well.

The 90’ homesites are designed for the Regency Collection by Darling Homes, which delivers superior craftsmanship and design with French Country and English Tudor-inspired architectural elevations, and home designs with courtyards and private guest casitas.

For more information on Montgomery Farm Estates call (469) 342-6698 or visit here.

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Find Your New Darling Home Without the Wait

Are you in the market for a new home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area? Want a new home without the wait? Discover the new homes now available for quick-move-in with Darling Homes’ selection of inventory homes in must-see communities throughout Dallas- Fort Worth.

With Darling Homes, you’ll explore unique floor plans designed around the way you live, authentic architectural details, and distinctive design elements that make up the Darling Difference, an ideal blend of superior craftsmanship and luxurious livability.

What are the Benefits of Purchasing an Inventory Home from Darling Homes?

Choosing to buy an inventory or showcase home can speed up the home buying process. How? Let us show you:

  • Your New Home is Already Customized: Showcase homes are built with today’s trends and buyer’s needs in mind. That means you’re getting a home already designed with the latest features, fixtures and finishes included.
  • Your New Home is Right in Front of You: When you decide to purchase an inventory home, you’ll be able to tour a variety of homes that are available in the community of your choice. Design features are already included so the price you see is the actual price of the home.
  • Quick Move-In: Most inventory homes are already move-in ready so you can begin your next chapter in your beautiful Darling home as soon as you’d like.

Desirable Communities in Dallas

Inventory homes are offered by Darling Homes in a variety of communities throughout the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. With new homes in Frisco at communities like Edgestone at Legacy and new homes in Prosper in communities like Windsong Ranch, there are plenty of diverse home styles and community amenities to choose from. Take a closer look at what some of these communities have to offer below.

Edgestone at Legacy: This master-planned community is located in Frisco, ranked No. 1 in Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live in America” for 2018. Boasting pocket parks and miles of lush landscaping, the 307-acre Edgestone at Legacy features an upscale community clubhouse and swimming pool, fitness center, as well as a pond, trails and playgrounds to create the luxury lifestyle you’ve been seeking. Homes in this community include open-concept living and entertaining spaces, hearth rooms, sweeping entrances and balconies that radiate with old-world charm.

Edgestone at Legacy is also conveniently located just west of the Dallas North Tollway and north of Legacy, providing an easy commute to major employment centers, excellent dining, shopping and entertainment venues.

The Tribute Somerset: Located in The Colony, Texas, this master-planned community offers resort style amenities as well as two award-winning golf courses. The Tribute is situated just minutes from the Dallas North Tollway and State Hwy 121, providing convenient commuter access to major employment centers, Downtown Dallas, DFW Airport and excellent schools within Little Elm ISD, including the prestigious, on-site Prestwick STEM Academy. There are four beautiful move-in ready inventory homes available in this community.

Bering Heights at Parkside: Limited new home opportunities exist at this beautiful Irving community. Parkside features an upscale amenities package including a series of lakes and pocket parks for hiking, biking and recreation. With more than fourmiles of wildflower-lined trails through greenbelts, along ponds and over waterways, the community is exactly where you’d expect to find beautiful Darling Homes opportunities. Find your new home in Irving today.

Windsong Ranch: This beautiful Prosper master-planned community offers two Darling Homes collections, both with limited opportunities remaining. It’s easy to see why Windsong Ranch is a popular destination for Dallas homebuyers. If you’re looking for a new home in Prosper, this community is hard to resist. Unparalleled amenities and more than 600 acres of natural and improved green space, Windsong Ranch puts a focus on lifestyle living. . There’s convenient access to DFW and Love Field Airports via the Tollway and Highway 121 and the area is served by highly regarded Prosper ISD schools.

Spicewood at Craig Ranch: If you love McKinney, another Money Magazine “Best Places to Live in America” city, then you’ll adore Spicewood at Craig Ranch, an intimate collection of homes that gives residents everything from winding creekside trails to state-of-the-art sport and fitness facilities, including baseball and soccer fields, an ice rink, a five-star TPC golf course, beach sand courts, and even a spa. With luxury home plans that demand less attention and award-winning community amenities, you’ll get the active lifestyle you desire without sacrificing the luxury and quality you deserve at Spicewood at Craig Ranch. But you have to hurry. Only the model remains!

Wherever you choose to live, it’s nice knowing there’s a Darling home community nearby. And with the current selection of showcase homes available for purchase, maybe you’ll find the home you’ve been dreaming of available for quick move-in!

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Organizing your Darling Homes Kitchen

With Darling Homes, your kitchen is built for efficiency from the start with a distinctively designed work triangle comprised of the fridge, sink and cooktop. This ensures everything is within reach from preparation, to cooking and cleaning.

This leading Texas homebuilder helps homeowners create a kitchen meant for everyday use by offering upgrades that help with organization, including silverware and knife drawers, trash pull-outs, wine glass and bottle storage and the choice to have pull-out drawers instead of shelves in bottom cabinets.  

After purchasing and personalizing your Darling Homes gourmet kitchen, it’s time to start filling your space with cooking gadgets, cookbooks, pots and pans.

While moving in, it’s important to consider which items are most useful in your everyday life, from pots and pans, to dishware and food storage containers. These heavily-used objects are best kept within the cabinets closest to the work triangle.

Use this method throughout the kitchen, with frequently used items close at hand and lesser used objects further away to help create a natural flow for cooking new recipes and cleaning up. For example, keep plates, cups, mugs, utensils and other everyday tableware near the stovetop, fridge and dishwasher.

For essentials, such as coffee, tea, sugar and flour, find chic countertop or pantry containers with easy-access lids to help cut down on prep time and provide stylish storage space.

For larger utensils, such as spatulas, whisks and more, a countertop storage unit or designated drawer can provide ample space and store various sizes of items conveniently. Shelf organizers, spice racks and knife blocks help keep different kitchen necessities separate but easy to access for food preparation.

Real Simple magazine lists other tips and tricks to adopt for kitchen organization, like dividing drawers, using trendy baskets for additional storage, and keeping your countertops clear by hanging paper lists and calendars on the wall.

After moving in to your Darling dream home, how will you organize your kitchen for culinary success?

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Personalizing your Darling Homes kitchen

Darling Homes in Dallas and Houston are built with quality, comfort and innovative design in mind. A signature feature of Darling Homes is the incredible workspace in the gourmet kitchens, set up to be the ideal space for cooking at home.

Starting with a distinctively designed work triangle, with the fridge, sink and cooktop set up so that everything is within reach from preparation, to cooking and cleaning.

This work triangle is the basis of every Darling Homes kitchen space. Kitchen designs also include islands and an abundant amount of cabinets and counter space for storage, cooking and living. Sizeable pantries, located near the essential work triangle, offer ample storage space for food and essential kitchen supplies.

When it comes to creating the perfect kitchen, Darling Homes starts with functionality and adds incredible products and finishes, from the faucets to the backsplashes and lighting that create timeless and sophisticated spaces.

Lee Crowder, Design Gallery and Model Home Branding Manager for Darling Homes, shared some insight into how the homebuilder chooses materials that make a kitchen simultaneously timeless and trendy. When it comes to the cabinets, counters and backsplash, Crowder noted there are a few color combinations that always work well together.

“Pairing a stained cabinet with a light granite and offsetting dark cabinets with lighter countertops and backsplashes always works well,” Crowder said. Stained cabinets and painted cabinets in white or grey tones are popular and create classic kitchen designs.

Quartz countertops are beautiful and easy to clean and pair well with a lot of cabinets and backsplashes, according to Crowder. Making the island a statement piece by changing up the color can be a great way to personalize your kitchen area.

“The kitchen is a place where you can diverge in design from the rest of the house by mixing up metals in things like light fixtures and faucets,” Crowder said.

For a backsplash, which can bring out personality in design, Crowder recommends tiles in large rectangular, herringbone or even patterned designs.

The kitchen is at the heart of every Darling home, open to living areas and transitional spaces. Finding the right design elements for your Darling Homes kitchen can make a big difference when personalizing your dream home.

What features will you include in your new Darling Home?