In many ways, a state-of-the-art, master-planned community, located a few miles from a thriving metropolitan area was the perfect residential scenario for active families who wanted to “power through” the most significant pandemic in a hundred years. Now that a post-pandemic world is here, the warm, inviting community of Creekshaw, nestled in heart of charming Royse City, Texas is even more inviting.

Located near Interstate 30/U.S. 67, a thoroughfare that runs through the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Creekshaw’s location is highly desirable for families whose wage-earners can work from home or “clock-in” at a traditional office. The amenities are many and the neighborhood vibe is friendly. Plus, the floor plans offered by Creekshaw builders have been thoughtfully conceived to fill the niche of the new normal of a post-pandemic lifestyle.

Home Floor Plans That Solve Problems

The previous two years of “social distancing” and renewed emphasis on entertaining and dining from home have taught residential interior designers a great deal about what active families want in their homes. Nationally recognized interior designer, Mary Cook, notes, “Mental and physical well-being are in the forefront of people’s minds. We should be prepared to respond to that with creative design solutions. Going forward, homes are taking on new meaning.”

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Cook explained what families who live in highly-desirable communities such as Creekshaw are looking for in their homes.

“Since the onset of the pandemic, the home has taken on greater importance and become more meaningful for many,” Cook notes. “They are our oasis, our office, et cetera. We are looking for functional solutions to the added duties of home, but people won’t compromise on aesthetics in the name of function. With all the time we’re spending at home, aesthetics are more important than ever.

“The other thing I’m seeing is that mental and physical well-being are in the forefront of people’s minds. We should be prepared to respond to that with creative design solutions. Going forward, homes are taking on new meaning. We’re asking them to do more, and we want them to be beautiful because it impacts our well-being.

“From the physical standpoint, if we’re at home doing the work we used to do in an office, we’re talking now about ergonomics, seating and standing options along with lighting, fresh air, and natural sunshine. From an emotional standpoint, we’ve been shut down from friends and family. We want to be back together. In order to be back together, we have to feel safe and comfortable in our spaces.”

The top-notch builders of Creekshaw could not agree more.

Home Entertainment is a Primary Driver

If the past couple of years has taught homeowners anything it is how much they value home entertainment. Indoors, with cozy fireplaces and visitor-friendly kitchens, and outdoors with entertainment, cooking and dining spaces that are usable throughout the year, places where everyone can enjoy themselves are in great demand. With the mild climate of North Texas, Creekshaw residents can enjoy having friends and neighbors over for a friendly “grill-and-chill” almost year-round.

Cook agrees. “Entertaining at home has been the primary driver during the pandemic of many more outdoor living and dining spaces. We’ll see more of that this year. People feel more comfortable there. It’s more relaxed, and they feel safer and healthier.

“It’s a more casual, comfortable way to be with people. Fresh air, natural light, fire pits, places, and shelter from the elements all contribute to the safer-at-home entertaining that’s popular now. In many of our multi-family projects, we install retractable walls that allow spaces to open up to the outside, with a big focus on outdoor dining.”

Living the Dream

A great location, a sweet, historical downtown, exemplary schools, abundant amenities of one of North Texas’ great, new master-planned communities and thoughtful floor plans make the homes in Creekshaw a terrific place to live. Now is a great time to come take a look.

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