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In absolutely no particular order, because we can’t compare apples and oranges, we’ve chosen our top 10 favorite things that have happened in 2020. No one is celebrating 2020, other than it’s inevitable demise, but Rock Stars always find a way to shine and find the silver lining. So cheers to 2020 and the amazing opportunities it brought us, may 2021 be even bigger and better!
#10 - Grand Opening of The Cottages at Chatham Park
We kicked off 2020 with a brand new community and a brand new home collection: The Cottages at Chatham Park! These homes were a fresh, tiny territory for Garman Homes since they start at just 828 square feet. We definitely were able to capture all of the cliches like “small but mighty” and “great things come in small packages”...because well, have you seen them?
These homes are packed with storage opportunities, like drawers built into the stairs. Every square inch has purpose and is maximized through perfect planning, even down to the flower boxes on the front porch and the names of the home plans. Who doesn’t get warm fuzzies when they hear names like Apple Pie, Hot Chocolate, Milk & Cookies, and Chicken Noodle Soup? Turns out we aren’t the only ones obsessed with our Cottages - the Milk & Cookies model home won GOLD in the 2020 Triangle Parade of Homes! (More on that later though)
#9 - 2020 Parade of Homes
Many of the Parade Homes this year incorporated home offices, home schooling spaces, and anything to make life at home more comfortable for everyone! Thanks Covid. Ours were no different in that aspect, but of course we had to put our own twist on things. This year we submitted three homes from our Fresh Paint product line, and all three won awards!
In Wendell Falls we submitted our Paper plan, from our Roshambo Collection. It’s the newest model home on the block. Completely furnished by Amazon, in true 2020 fashion, this home has the perfect space for schooling from home and a personal sanctuary for each family member. Whether that sanctuary is a bunk bed playhouse, a creative space, or a grand Suite (with two walk-in closets!). We were honored to have won GOLD in the Triangle Parade of Homes for this home!
In our newest community, Chatham Park, we submitted two plans. The first: Milk & Cookies. Like the name, it’s delicious, nostalgic, and simple. You’d never know by how spacious it feels that it’s under 1000sqft! We amped up the cozy with an eating nook off of the family room and kitchen. We maximized all spaces by making the laundry room big enough to double as an office. And completed the look by adding a perfect flower box on the front porch. No wonder this yummy home won GOLD in the Parade of Homes!
Healthy living starts here, in the Chicken Noodle Soup home plan. The second of our homes from Chatham Park submitted to the 2020 Parade of Homes. French doors open to a giant family room. The kitchen brings in plenty of light through perfectly placed windows between the countertop and upper cabinets. Stairs double as storage space. Walk-in pantry and walk-in closets for even more storage....should I keep going? This beautiful home won SILVER in this year’s Parade of Homes!
Stay tuned for even more favorites of 2020!
My wife and I just moved into our Garman home in Wendell Falls. Two words - LOVE IT! We are thrilled with our new home! Style - The style and finishings Garman uses when building is right up our alley. We love our barn door pantry, subway tile kitchen, and the clean lines throughout the house. Quality of construction - Our home was inspected before moving in and passed every test with ease. The inspector told me in person, "You are getting a really well-built house." Working with Garman - The staff at Garman have all been helpful and patient throughout the entire process as it took us about a year to finally pull the trigger on a new home. We look forward to many years in this home!