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March Design Notes!

Trending today…there is a lot happening with finishes. Painted cabinets are everywhere, grey tones and white are the most prevalent, but there are some strong colors being shown also, dark blue and even some green were seen at the recent IBS show. Matte black has become a player in finishes for everything from cabinet hardware, faucets and lighting. The nice thing about this is, it blends well with brushed nickel, stainless and chrome. Black cabinet door hardware looks great on the painted finishes, while black lights add a nice contrast in a kitchen with brushed nickel & stainless.

Look for these featured finishes in our product offerings!

Debbie Stutsman

Corporate Director of Design

Platinum Builder Award

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty recognizes The Commodore Corporation as a Platinum Builder for 2018!

The Commodore Corporation is proud to accept this award from 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty!

The award is described as below:

The Platinum Builder Award Recognizes accomplished builders who demonstrate leadership in new construction with innovations in design, marketing strategy, and construction technology. These builders think big while remaining committed to provide the personal touch that connects home buyers to the communities in which they build.


Color of the Year!


The end of the year always heralds the announcements for “The Color of the Year” by various paint companies and those who specialize in forecasting color trends. The color palette seems to be getting warmer for both fashion and interiors.  Pantone’s color of the year “Living Coral” is a vibrant color and is already influencing the fashion world.

Sherwin Williams’ color of the year is “Cavern Clay” which is a nice soft version that can blend with many other colors including some of the gray colors. It makes a nice accent wall and is not overwhelming in a whole room.

You may want to consider adding pops of the 2019 color of the year to your interiors to warm up the look.


Debbie Stutsman

Corporate Director of Design

The Commodore Corporation


2019 Product Available!

Great News! Our 2019 Product has launched! We have added new home plans, new décor selections, and new options!


Our 2019 Literature has been updated with new photos, new home plans, redesigned plans, and new logos!


Our 2019 Décor Selections are available both in our Décor Book as well as our inHouse Experience!


Our 2019 Options Catalog is also available!


Take a minute to look around and see all the NEW!

Design Notes!

They have always said that design goes in cycles, and the new cycle is trending to mid-century modern. Think clean lines, lighter feeling furniture, channel that “fifties look”. With the fall furniture market this year we are seeing this influence. Curves are everywhere and they are showing up everywhere from upholstery to case goods, even in lighting and accessories. There is a resurgence of wicker, rattan and caned furniture. These organic pieces add warmth to any interior and keep any interior from looking too harsh.

“Color blocking”, using a bold color on a single wall or piece of furniture, is softening with more pastel tones and subtle patterns and textures. There is also more use of earthy tones in rust, copper and soft gold, which blends with the appearance of brass and gold tone hardware.

The “farmhouse/shiplap” look is still strong but does show signs of starting to trend down. Younger buyers are looking at other clean looks to define their spaces and the mid-century look fits their style. Here is an overview of some of the new looks at this fall’s furniture market:

Colony’s Versatile Timberland Ranch Home!

Timberland Ranch Series of homes is where quality and styling collide bringing you unmatched affordability. Our TL822A Ranch is a three bedroom, three bathroom home with two separate living spaces. The TL822A has a great open concept plan, with the spacious Living Room open into the large Kitchen and Nook.  A built in entertainment center in the Living Room gives the room a great furniture layout.  The Kitchen features a large center island with great storage, prep space, and additional seating space.  The Kitchen has great factory built cabinetry, WilsonArt Countertops, and Frigidaire Appliances.  Both recessed lighting and island lighting brighten up the kitchen and nook space, along with the natural light from the windows over the sink, and the sliding glass patio door. The family room end of the home can be optioned into our Fun Center! This home shows the optional Fun Center and Bedroom Suite. The Fun Center can either be just a space for your family to enjoy, or can become an independent space for someone. The Fun Center/Bedroom Suite option gives you the Generational Suite.  It includes a kitchenette space, living area, bedroom, and bathroom.  Great possibilities for Generational Living.  Throughout the home you will find fantastic storage spaces! The other two bedrooms and bathrooms are off the Living room. The guest bath is located here along with the secondary bedroom.  The Master bathroom is also at this end of the home, and features a large walk-in closet and Master bathroom suite.  The TL822A has many options to fit any lifestyle.


Open Concept View from the Front Door into the living room and Kitchen View from Nook

A look into the Family Fun Center Option – A Kitchenette and Living Space

Color of the Year Design Notes

Announcing the color of the year for 2017…green. In various shades and a bit different from source to source but it is in fact green. Quite a big change from the various shades of white a year ago. It follows the influence of botanical looks that surround us and is also acting as a calming agent in our turbulent world right now.


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Lush is nature’s neutral. From the tallest trees to the deepest valleys, green surrounds us. It’s vibrant, but at the same time, soothing. It changes with the seasons without ever getting old or boring. It’s sprouting up in interior design and fashion trends across the world. Lush spans every style, from glamorous to rustic to contemporary. It can be a statement color, and it plays just as nice with jewel tones as it does with popular neutral hues. Lush can also be used as an accent color to pull out subtle hues in a tweed carpet, bold print or throw pillow. Lush is an excellent companion to hardwood flooring. Just as you’d see in nature, Lush greens are an organic complement to the natural beauty of hardwood.

Eastland Ranch A3219A


Our Eastland Ranch Model A3219A as described below is an example of the quality and standards Colony Factory Crafted Homes is proud to manufacture.

Since it is our 65th Anniversary we have a bundle for our Eastland Homes available at a great discount! Our Eastaland Anniversary Package as described below is a great addition to a Eastland Ranch!

The A3219A model has a very open concept floorplan, when entering the home you can see the entire living space. A nice sized living room has great sight lines, and natural light from the double windows. The living room is open into the kitchen; this kitchen features our new Mission Flat Panel White Cabinets. A large optional island in the center of the kitchen space provides extra work space, storage, and an additional seating area. This kitchen has a large amount of storage, all the cabinetry, the linen cabinet, island and hutch!  Our Silver Frigidaire appliance package is shown here with an additional microwave. The cathedral ceiling in this home gives the cabinetry a different look, and the opportunity to decorate above the cabinets! The kitchen also features an eat-in nook area with a built in hutch for more storage and great serving space!


The bedrooms in this home are separated by the living space. The Master Bedroom is off the living room it features a large closet, and an attached bathroom. The Master Bathroom features a single lav sink, a tub/shower combo, linen cabinet and commode! An optional stand in shower is available as an option and shown here in our photos. Our secondary bedrooms are off the hallway at the other side of the home. The two bedrooms are very similar in size and storage space. The secondary bathroom is also located here and is a typical guest/second bath with a single lav sink, tub/shower combo and commode, this bathroom has a large linen closet outside the door for optimal sheet and towel storage.



This home includes the following Eastland Anniversary Package items:

Eastland Sapphire Anniversary Package

-Empire Faucets Throughout

-Tulip 2 Arm Lights in Bathrooms

-5 Arm Experia Light in Nook

-Silver Appliance Package

-Overhead Laundry Cabinets

-Single Row Ceramic Tile Backsplash in Kitchen

-Full Wall Ceramic Tile Behind Range

-Crescent Edge Countertops in Kitchen and Baths

-Double Lav Sinks at Master Bathroom

-China Sinks at Bathrooms

-Cabinet Pull replacing Knobs

-Ceiling Fan in Living Room

-5 Recessed Can Lights in Kitchen

-2 ¼” Cabinet Crown

-Under Cabinet Moulding

Virtual Tours!

We have launched a new Virtual Home tours page on our website! Talk a tour through the model homes and see the features that set our homes apart!

We also have a tour of our Builder Show, you can see all the homes that were shown at our Colony Homes Show! Please note not every home has the tour, but photographs and video are there to see interiors of all homes!



LINK to TOUR Page!