Top 5 Reasons We Love Edmond

Edmond is a fantastic place to live. During this season of romance, we thought it was fitting to pay tribute to our beautiful city. A sonnet would be lovely, but we couldn’t quite make everything rhyme. So instead, we compiled a list.

These are the top five (non-rhyming) reasons we love living in Edmond:

Excellent Schools – Edmond boasts an outstanding public school system. With 17 elementary schools, six middle schools, and three high schools, just over 22,000 students are being served by some of the top teachers and administrators in the state. As if that’s not enough, Edmond also has a wide selection of private schools. Our kids are a priority, and the quality education system is the number one reason we love living in Edmond.

Variety of Restaurants – You don’t have to drive far to get just about any type of food that catches your fancy. It goes without saying that we have a number of steak houses and burger joints, and those are always popular (and always appreciated!). But when you’re in the mood for something different, Edmond has places where you can get Thai, Indian, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean . . . just about any kind of food you can imagine. For homestyle favorites or more exotic fare, Edmond’s got it all.

Chisholm Creek – The shopping, dining, and entertainment offered at Chisholm Creek, combined with the pedestrian-friendly setting and water features make Chisholm Creek one of our favorite places to visit in Edmond. (Technically, it’s in Oklahoma City, but we’re going to claim this one because it’s so very close.) It’s the perfect place to stroll with an ice cream in hand on a warm summer evening. And the perfect place to chat with a friend over a warm cup of coffee in the winter.

Edmond Parks & Recreation – From Arcadia Lake to the Festival Market Place to the many trails that wind through the city, we love the services provided by Parks & Recreation. Free summer concerts under the stars and an enjoyable round of golf at KickingBird Golf Club. Exciting summer camps for kids and over 30 city parks. What more can we ask for?

Quality of Life – It’s a little hard to quantify, but there’s something about the combination of all these factors that makes for a good life. And not just the things we’ve mentioned here, but also the fact that people are friendly, community life is strong, and everyone is involved and engaged with different organizations, whether it’s a church or another type of non-profit. People care. That’s why, overall, we think that Edmond offers a high quality of life that’s hard to beat.

 


Bill Roberts Custom Homes has been building gorgeous homes for the lucky citizens of Edmond for over 35 years. From sprawling estates to chic and low-maintenance luxury homes, we make the spaces that fit your lifestyle. Check out our quick move-in options and start living in one of Edmond’s finest communities!

Three Trending Features in Luxury Home Closets

Despite Marie Kondo’s best efforts, the number of possessions owned by U.S. Americans keeps increasing. No wonder, then, that a growing area of interest for luxury homes is the master bedroom closet.

Simply having a walk-in closet became the standard in home building over the past two decades, but innovations for new and better designs continually push the boundaries of elevated living. Whereas it used to be that full-length mirrors and a variety of rods, racks, drawers and shelves were the extent of the interior features of a typical walk-in closet, nowadays people are looking for more.

These three popular trends are finding their way into many homes in 2019.

Center Island

Both attractive and functional, a center island is a must-have for the modern day luxury walk-in closet. The island provides a convenient surface to set your morning coffee while you decide what to wear, or can be an ideal place to store and display jewelry. The surface can be made out of a variety of materials, so it’s easily customizable. Some homeowners opt to match their kitchen surfaces and use matching marble or quartz. Another popular choice is to use glass for the top to display jewelry.

Speaking of jewelry, the drawers in the island are the perfect place to store it. Everything from necklaces, earrings and bracelets, to rings, cufflinks and watches becomes neatly organized and easy to find. The island also serves as a place to stash a clothes hamper, and offers additional storage space.

Illuminated Display Cases

Top-lit or backlit shelves are the perfect way to show off prize possessions, such as awards, memorabilia, favorite handbags, or watches. You’ll appreciate those treasures all the more when you can see them every day.

Seating Areas

No luxury closet would be complete without the inclusion of a seating area, and people are becoming increasingly creative in the types they include. A simple bench or ottoman are functional and timeless (after all, who doesn’t appreciate a comfortable place to sit while putting on socks and shoes?).

But if you’re looking for more ways to get use out of your space, a vanity or even office desk are both making appearances in many modern walk-in closets. Whether you want a place to sit while you accessorize or a convenient place to catch up on work email, you’ll be glad for the addition.

If you’re thinking about remodeling your home or are in the market to build a new home, we hope this list has inspired you. If you are looking for a trusted and qualified custom homebuilder, contact us today! We’d love to learn more about how we can help build the luxury home of your dreams.

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