6 Ways to Add Personality to Your Home
Dolce Vita shows you don’t have to sacrifice personality when it comes to your home.
When it comes to buying a home, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice personality and style to find the kind of practical and friendly community you can raise a family in.
Luckily, not all neighbourhoods are created equal, and the spectacular show homes at ONE at Keswick are sure to stand out in more ways than one. Located on the crest of the North Saskatchewan River, while still close to the best amenities that southwest Edmonton has to offer, this community brings an architectural flair that combines the best of contemporary and prairie modern.
But it’s inside the homes where ONE at Keswick really shines. Here are some of the great special features that award-winning (and Mike Holmes’ “Holmes Approved Homes”) builder Dolce Vita has hidden within.
1. Fireplace as a "statement wall"
Your fireplace is more than just a place to keep warm when it’s chilly outside. It’s also a great way to make a statement, wow your guests, and bring an entire wall of your house to life, all at the same time. ONE at Keswick fireplaces use dual-toned tiles, beautiful stone accents, and even a tiled finish that extends all the way to the nearly 19’ ceiling.
2. Light it up
Let Dolce Vita bring your lighting up a notch. Accent bulkhead lights around the dining-room table make mealtimes shine, while pendant lights overtop of the nightstand give you more room to enjoy your books—and maybe even a morning coffee—from the comfort of your own bed.
3. Hidden entrances
What fun is buying a home if it doesn’t come with a secret entranceway or two? Simply press on a special panel in the wall of the Brilante II model, and gain special access to the Ferrari-themed bedroom hidden behind it. Perfect for the future race-car driver—or future spy—in your life.
4. Colour contrasts
Variety is the spice of life, and nowhere is spice more important than in your kitchen. That’s why ONE at Keswick uses colour contrasts in its backsplashes and kitchen cabinets, as well as a variety of textures, to give viewers different focal points in the room. Want the best of both worlds? Try dual-toned cabinetry, with different colours separating the top and the bottom.
5. Personalize it
How does your home reflect your personality? Cabinets and flooring are the backbone of all home design—so make sure yours look the part, whether you’re going for a vibe of contemporary glamour or calm serenity. And when it comes to adding décor and accents, a consistent hint of colour (such as “Greenery,” Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year) can go a long way.
6. Community beyond the cookie cutter
Tired of driving down a new development and feeling like every house looks the same? ONE at Keswick is a community built around two different eye-catching architecture styles that make for a truly modern streetscape. Contemporary modern homes are sleek and elegant, while the prairie modern style includes sweeping horizontal lines. You’ll be able to spot your home from a mile away.
ONE at Keswick is located minutes away from southwest Edmonton’s newest outdoor shopping centres, and across the street from the future retail centre at Windermere South. Sitting near the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, you’ll also have instant access to a variety of hiking and biking trails and acres of green space. Plus, there are two premier golf courses, each just a short chip away.