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Must Haves for Mom

May 08, 2019

McDowell Owner's Bath


As they say, home is where your Mom is! Let’s talk about Mom’s must-haves in a new home in honor of Mother's Day!

Do-It-All Drop zones

When we think family-friendly, we think of a mud room, or what is more affectionately known as a drop zone. It’s a great place for a busy family to store coats, shoes, backpacks, reusable grocery bags, and more. This is that crucial intersection between the garage and the rest of the home. It proves its value as a space after a long shopping trip when plastic bags full of goodies are dropped off before making their way into the living room, kitchen, etc. The drop zone keeps clutter out!  Storage bins under a bench and coat hooks on the wall can turn a cluttered, busy hallway into one of convenience, organization, and utility, and it’s a place every family needs and, we’d guess, every mom wants. You can find perfect drop zones in Eastwood Homes’ floorplans like the McDowell and Davidson!

Useful Utility Rooms

More often than not, laundry is not pretty. Imagine dirty gym clothes, socks without their partners, and weekend yard work clothes were thrown into the hamper with no place to go. YIKES!  Although laundry is many people’s least favorite chore, an amazing utility room can turn this type of chore into a thing of beauty. Many Eastwood Homes plans, like the Charleston, feature an expansive utility room with plenty of room for storage, soaking, and folding!  Walk-in laundry rooms allow additional room for air drying plus extra space to iron and steam wrinkles away! Best of all, many Eastwood laundry rooms are large enough to hide all of these unwanted sites. For busy moms, we hope a laundry room that is out of sight is also out of mind, at least until the kiddos need more clean clothes! 

Spa-Like Primary Suites

After dropping off groceries in the drop zone and folding laundry in a dream utility room, moms deserve a place to relax. Eastwood Homes offers spa-like primary suites that come with separate soaking tubs perfect for a long, hot bath. A separate shower with designer tile is another great option for busy moms who might not have the time for a daily soak in the tub. Some shower designs like those in our Avery and Roanoke floor plans even have the option for a small sitting ledge. Oil-rubbed bronze fixtures and tile inlays finish off the design for an overall pleasing experience. Eastwood Homes is pleased to offer a five-piece spa-bath option in almost all of our floor plans!

Secluded Sitting Rooms

Who wouldn’t love a private retreat after a long day? We think mom would, and she certainly does deserve one. A private sitting room off of a primary suite is perfect for reading, listening to music, doing yoga, or just simply, relaxing. Our Davidson is one of our homes that offers just that, a private retreat in the owner’s suite. Combine that with the spa-like experience of the primary bath, and mom is in for a real treat inside her own home. Who needs a spa when you’ve got the perfect floor plan? Bring in a hair/nail stylist and masseuse and TA-DA- you’ve got a true at-home spa!

Creative Craft Rooms

For the crafty moms out there, a craft room is high on the must-have list. Whether it’s quilting or crocheting, jewelry making, or painting, a room devoted to all things crafting is perfect for all the creative moms out there. A large table or island with shelving and storage bins is a great way to stay organized. A corkboard on the wall offers a place to display completed works or ideas for future projects. Many of our plans offer bonus rooms that are perfect blank canvases for this inspirational retreat.
We love our moms and many times they hold our families together. We truly believe they deserve a space they love and that’s perfect for their personalities.


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