Getting Control of the Chaos in the House

This post is sponsored by PulteGroup.

If you’re anything like me, your house can often be a complete mess—especially in the kitchen. Kids doing homework on the kitchen counter, Lego blocks blanketing the dining table, and charging cables for iPhones and iPads bunched up near the microwave outlet. All this leaves me with a very small amount of space to actually prep a meal.

For most families I know, the kitchen isn’t limited to cooking and eating. It’s where kids solve math problems and mom browses Pinterest on her iPad. It’s the heartbeat of a home: a dining area, study, and entertainment room—all in one. It’s no wonder clutter immediately follows. So when Pulte Homes began offering the Pulte Planning Center, I started daydreaming of a nook like this to hide the mess in my own home.

While talking with consumers, Pulte kept hearing families complain about chaos in their kitchens. The solution: the Pulte Planning Center. The key design is that it’s close to the kitchen and great room where most of the family gathers so everyone can all be together and moms or dad can observe homework and the kids’ internet activity all while getting dinner ready. Most importantly, no one has to see the day-to-day clutter.

Pulte Planning Center Nashville Moms Blog Organize the Chaos

If you’re having trouble imagining what this amazing space looks like, you can take a look at the Planning Center at Pulte Homes’ newest community in Franklin, Amelia Park which is just a few miles from the heart of Cool Springs. We’ve got a fantastic Summer Self-Care Moms Night Out planned for Nashville Moms Blog readers! Enjoy massages, food, wine-tasting, shopping and much more (with childcare provided!) for just ten dollars while you check out our model home! Get your tickets HERE now! (Sales end tomorrow night!)

Amelia Park features two home collections. Charleston Singles, inspired by the charming streetscapes, double front porches, and rear garages, often found in Charleston, South Carolina; and Warpath Manor which offers more traditional homes with larger homesites, 4-sided brick, and 10-foot ceilings.

This bustling area is filled with retail chains and unique shops, restaurants, a movie theater, and more. Having this right outside your door makes the convenience of everyday life a breeze in Amelia Park.

The Mudroom 2.0

In addition to getting the kitchen area organized, these homes also offer the Owners Entry to control the chaos of backpacks, sports equipment, coats and shoes. My heart rate goes through the roof every time I enter the house after a long day at work and see the kids’ mess from when they got home from school. They throw everything on the floor!

Owners Entry Pulte Nashville Moms Blog Organize Chaos

So another of my favorite things about the homes at Amelia Park is the expanded mudroom. Pulte’s consumer research showed that that the garage is the home’s main entry and exit for many families, so they placed emphasis on mudrooms with drop zones and stalls with benches so family members can quickly put on and take off coats, hats, and shoes.

Don’t you just breathe easier seeing this space so organized? I realize my space will never be this organized, but that the kids have the opportunity to be organized is great in itself.

These are just some the great new home features if you’re in the market for a new home. But even if you’re not, you visit our Pinterest board to some ideas to get the chaos under control in your new home.

Check out our Pinterest Board for more storage and organization tips!


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