Making your house feel like a home can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. Paint colors, living room configurations, wall art and more – Wildcat Ranch has the inside scoop this year. Here are 8 new design trends to try in 2021!
The past brought overwhelming elements of midcentury modern and Scandinavian-style design, but now homeowners are seeking comfort and familiarity throughout their spaces in a more traditional sense. Traditionalism has been known to incorporate timeless designs along with classic artworks, antiques, and pieces of history to invoke a sense of harmony and order. Traditional home designs are inspired by anything from French Country to Neoclassical styles, including slipcovered sofas, antique accents, classic prints, statement lighting and thoughtful colorful palettes.
After spending countless hours inside this past year, homeowners have reimagined their spaces with new preferences inspired by the beauty of nature. This year we will expect to see an emphasis on raw materials such as natural fiber textiles over synthetics and furnishings like wicker, rattan, and cane. Designers are incorporating live-edge wood accents, like dining tables and shelves, as focal points to pair with calming colors and “earthy” shades taken from warm greens and emeralds, cobalt blue, bronzes, and browns. And what’s nature without plants? Houseplants are #1 on the list of home elements rising to popularity in 2021. Plants have been proven to reduce stress, boost productivity and increase the air quality in your home. Bring the outside in with a faux planter or real succulent to liven up any space!
“Cottagecore”, a new name for the classic collection of rustic and antique furnishings, cozy floral textiles, and light earth tones, is trending this year. Rustic details are among 2021’s top interior design trends. Homeowners are embracing individuality and swaying from sterile uniformity to opt for artisan features like handmade textiles, reclaimed vintage furnishings, and unique hardware. In incorporating rustic details, designs should blend new and old décor to create the perfect balance—consider using repurposed vintage pieces for an expert contrast.
Pantone may have announced Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow as the 2021 colors of the year, though designers and homeowners are embracing the use of many other strong colors throughout a home. As contemporary modern styles become a day of the past, white walls become a canvas for self-expression in any space, not just one accent wall. The use of tropical colors and cool hues can mimic surrounding nature and beach getaways as well as inviting atmospheres. Thus, using cheery yellows and soft pastels can evoke happiness in the home.
As the need for remote work and school has increased, so has practical workspaces. Flex rooms have long been designed as intimate multipurpose spaces that accommodate evolving needs for a homeowner. From office guest rooms to study nooks, these tend to be the perfect space for the family to gather or finish work even in a confined space. No need to build on when room dividers, standing desks and strategic furniture placement can transform any flex room into a practical space to live, learn and work.
As the desire for outdoor experiences continues in 2021, homeowners are looking to transform yards into enjoyable, functional spaces. Elevate barbeques with a complete outdoor kitchen or add throw blankets and pillows around a fire pit. Fill the yard with games like cornhole, bocce, and horseshoe for entertaining too—the possibilities are endless year-round. Houzz also reports that pergolas are the new hot trend for outdoor spaces, especially in the summer for much-needed shade.
Gone are the days of plain white walls and minimalistic decor, just as all-white kitchens are being upgraded to new dark-colored cabinets and countertops. Homeowners are choosing grey, green, and even black kitchens to balance bright color schemes within other spaces. According to Homes & Gardens Magazine, one enviable trend projected to infiltrate 2021 kitchen designs is open concept, floating shelves. To complete the aesthetic, designers are filling the shelves with “display-worthy” gear such as clay plates, colored glassware, popular cookbooks, and copper cookware.
Whether incorporating a family heirloom, vintage find or cloud couch, one of the biggest trends in 2021 is the introduction of one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. According to the online furniture marketplace, soft textures that beg for an impromptu nap are anticipated to be big this year. What better way to relax after a long day than on a comfortable couch with a bar cart full of the perfect drink concoctions? Google Trends data analyzed by Roofing Megastore shows the “drink trolley” has increased in popularity by 117% this year alone. If you don’t already own this staple piece, it is a must-have in 2021!
It is evident that this year’s décor trends have a lot in store for homebuyers. Can you imagine what you will incorporate into your home? Discover the possibilities in this Texas Community. You are invited to discover a master-planned community like no other in the heart of Kaufman County, Texas. Wildcat Ranch is a new hometown where value meets lifestyle with floorplans handcrafted for your needs and homes priced from the $200’s. Choose from three Award-Winning Home Builders to construct your dream home; Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar Homes. Each locally known Builder will work with you to ensure your home meets all of your needs. The Model Row Village is now open for tours!
Located 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, this community offers easy access to major roadways connected to the Dallas Metroplex for employment opportunities, as well as local shopping and dining. Within the community, residents have an assortment of amenities at their fingertips. There is something for everyone from the Amenity Center with an expansive pool and Fitness Center, to the dog parks, and the miles of trails. There is even a brand-new school, Noble Reed Elementary, within walking distance of the homes. Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. Sign up to learn more.
Just outside of Dallas, sits a new master-planned community that is developed to fit the lifestyle for all its residents. Not only are these brand-new homes built to their living needs, but the residents can choose how they want to live with the “Life On Your Terms” mentality at Wildcat Ranch. The elaborate amenities available at Wildcat Ranch allow each resident to live life on their terms. Here’s a preview of are a few different ways residents can live the lifestyle they want to live-
Wildcat Ranch will have three different Amenity Centers spaced throughout the community. These will serve as a social hub and are perfect for hosting any type of event, whether that be a business meeting or a birthday party. The possibilities are endless and with their convenient locations, you’ll always be close to social action, even when social distancing.
With an on-site school, Noble Reed Elementary, Wildcat Ranch residents can skip the crazy after school pickup line. The convenience of having a school within walking distance from their doorstep is a favorite among parents. They can enjoy a morning walk with their kids each morning and walk home with their neighborhood friends at the end of the day.
Whether you need some R&R or some extra Vitamin D, the gorgeous community pool allows residents to get fresh air and relax, and keep a safe distance from others too. Although it is a little chilly in Texas this time of year, the Wildcat Ranch pool is the ‘coolest’ place to be on those hot summer days.
There’s no better place to let your dog out and be a dog than at the Dog Park at Wildcat Ranch. Let your furry friends run around and tire them out in this open space designed for them. Humans aren’t the only ones that love to socialize and where they can meet new friends by playing with the other Wildcat dogs.
There’s no need to worry about a gym membership when you have a state-of-the-art Fitness Center walking distance from your home. From weightlifting to stationary bikes, this onsite gym is full of a variety of high-quality equipment that meets every gym-goers’ desires. Hydration is key, so grab your water bottle and get your fitness fix in at the Fitness Center.
What makes Wildcat Ranch unique is its extensive sets of parks and trails throughout the community. Whether you prefer running, biking, or even a casual stroll, these trails will be your new escape path from reality and your favorite way to enjoy the fresh air and natural surroundings. With many beautiful parks throughout Wildcat Ranch, it’s always easy to venture over and mingle with fellow community members.
You are invited to discover a master-planned community like no other in the heart of Kaufman County, Texas. Wildcat Ranch is a new hometown where value meets lifestyle with floorplans handcrafted for your needs and homes priced from the $200’s. Located 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, this community offers easy access to major roadways connected to the Metroplex for employment opportunities, as well as local shopping and dining. Residents have an assortment of amenities at their fingertips to allow them to live life on their terms. There is something for everyone from the Amenity Center with an expansive pool and Fitness Center, to the dog parks, and the miles of trails. Choose from three Award-Winning Home Builders to construct your dream home; Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar Homes. Each locally-known Builder will work with you to ensure your home meets all of your needs. The Model Row Village is now open for tours! Sign up to learn even more about “Life On Your Terms.”
Located just 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, there is a new hometown where value meets lifestyle. Life at Wildcat Ranch in Crandall comes with many perks, such as proximity to a vibrant culture, enjoyable weather year-round, and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. With an urban-suburban mix, the Dallas area has consistently been ranked as one of the best places to retire. Here are a few reasons to consider retiring near the “Big D”:
Looking to escape the brutal winters or the rainy spring? Then Wildcat Ranch is calling your name! With a four-season lifestyle, the area still offers an enjoyable climate year-round, with average temperatures around the 50s in the winter and mid/high 80s in the summer. With 232 sunny days per year, there’s plenty of time to stay active and enjoy the outdoors.
Living at Wildcat Ranch means you can live “Life On Your Terms” and enjoy all of the fun and exciting things this region offers. For those who looking for an outdoor adventure, there are many lakes and natural preserve areas that are perfect for sailing, fishing, hiking, hunting, etc. Being in the Dallas area also means being able to play a round of golf at one of the best courses in the state. For arts and culture lovers, explore the wide range of incredible museums and galleries, experience the eclectic music scene, or relax with a good book at one of the numerous parks.
The best part about this Dallas suburb is that it’s just a short drive to everything you need from medical facilities to airports to sporting events. The Metroplex is home to some of the best medical facilities and several nationally ranked hospitals. With an international airport as the area’s central hub, this makes it easy to travel anywhere or even have friends and family come to visit. When they do come to visit, there are so many options for things to do, especially for sports fans as Dallas is home to several professional sports and college teams.
This area ranks as one of the most affordable large metropolitan cities to live in. The state of Texas as a whole is generally affordable with the benefit of no state income tax. As the area continues to rapidly grow, more housing communities are starting to develop, just like Wildcat Ranch. With the area’s budget-friendly estate prices, it is easy to find a variety of housing options at an affordable cost. Among this variety, there is bound to be a place that fits your requirements and for you to call home.
You are invited to discover a master-planned community like no other in the heart of Kaufman County, Texas. Wildcat Ranch is a new hometown where value meets lifestyle with floorplans handcrafted for your needs and homes priced from the $200’s. Choose from three Award-Winning Home Builders to construct your dream home; Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar Homes. Each locally-known Builder will work with you to ensure your home meets all of your needs. The impressive Amenity Center offers parks, a Fitness Center, an expansive pool, tot lot and more, there is something for everyone. Let your furry friends run in the dog park. Miles of walking and biking trails weave through the neighborhood.
Now is the perfect time to discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. The Model Row Village is now open to tour! Join our interest list or stop by our Model Row to learn more about the three builders and life at Wildcat Ranch.
Now is the best time to explore the natural side of Kaufman County. While Wildcat Ranch features a variety of amenities and nature trails, Kaufman County provides its’ residents with plenty of opportunities to be active outside and enjoy the Texas landscape. From hiking trails to fishing, and from horseback riding to camping spots, there is something for everyone in the family!
Get some fresh air and explore the wetlands of Texas at the John Bunker Sands Wetlands Center. Conveniently a short drive from Wildcat Ranch, venture to Seagoville for an environmental experience. Here you can learn about the water conservation, wetland systems, wildlife, and environmental trends in the area. With their expansive trail system throughout the wetlands, you will be surrounded by wildlife above and below the surface.
Just down the road from Crandall in Kaufman is the Kaufman City Lake Park. Here you can enjoy many different varieties of recreational leisure from fishing, boating, hiking, or even picnicking.
Life is better at the lake, so grab your fishing rods and camping gear and take a weekend getaway to cherish the outdoors at Cedar Creek Reservoir. This lengthy lake on the edge of Kaufman County is filled with an assortment of fish making it a paradise for fishing enthusiasts. Aside from fishing, the coves within Cedar Creek are ideal for swimming and all watersports.
Although there isn’t an actual ranch at Wildcat Ranch, there is Broken Bow Ranch! It’s only fifteen minutes down the road from the community too. For those wanting to channel their inner Texas cowboy side, they offer scenic trail riding on horseback for those of any level of experience. Riding lessons and camps are also available for those wishing to spend more time in the tack. Grab your boots and enjoy a genuine Texas experience on horseback through the plains.
Perfect your aim at the target range, catch big at one of the lakes, or go on an exciting hunting trip at the Pecan Ridge Outdoor Center. While the center is membership-only, it is worth it for anyone who is a fishing, clay shooting, or hunting enthusiast. They even offer classes in hunter safety! Located just a few miles from Wildcat Ranch, escape into the wild and enjoy the Texas hunting experience.
If you’re looking to get even more involved within the community, surrounding Crandall, TX are several recreation centers that are open to the public. The centers offer recreation sport leagues for all ages and group fitness class. Joining any of these recreation centers is a great way to expand your niche beyond Wildcat Ranch and become a part of the Kaufman County community.
Most importantly, located in the heart of Kaufman County, the Wildcat Ranch community is packed full of family-friendly amenities. The impressive Amenity Center offers parks, a Fitness Center, an expansive pool, tot lot and more. There is something for everyone! Let your furry friends run in the two dog parks. Miles of walking and biking trails weave through the neighborhood. There is even a brand-new school, Noble Reed Elementary, within walking distance of the homes.
Located just 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, this is where value meets lifestyle with floorplans hand crafted for your needs and homes priced from the $200’s. Choose from three Award-Winning Home Builders to construct your dream home; Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar. The Model Row Village is now open to tour! Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. Sign up to learn more about this community.
For many people in Dallas, is clear that their furry family members are just as much a part of the family as mom and dad. Fortunately, Dallas and the surrounding Fort Worth areas have many fantastic green spaces designated for pooches to let loose. Whether your pup likes the size of the NorthBark Dog Park or the fun atmosphere at Wildcat Ranch’s dog park, you and your furry friends have the pick of the litter with these top four local Dallas dog parks.
Say hello to one of the coolest dog parks in Dallas – Mutts Canine Cantina! This innovative dog park concept is part beer garden, part dog patio. Mutts gives you a chance to hang out with the other humans and sip on a cocktail while your pooch relaxes or goes off leash (in the off-leash section, of course). It’s a great way for both people and pets to socialize, perfect for friends with two legs or four!
As the largest dog park in North Texas, the NorthBark Dog Park has plenty of things for pups and people alike. Trails, a doggy beach and multiple off-leash zones allow pets to enjoy over 22 acres of fun to run, chase and play. With splash zones and a doggy beach, this is a great destination to beat the heat.
Bark Park Central is the place to be! Found in Deep Ellum, it features a fenced-off acre and a half for dogs to roam and a shower to cool off. This unique park is also decorated with murals by local artists. Here, dogs can enjoy the great outdoors and spend some quality time with their owners. It’s also located near many dog-friendly restaurants. When you’re done at the park, head over to enjoy a delicious treat… for you both!
Dallas has an abundance of great parks for furry friends, but the number one is the dog park at Wildcat Ranch. What could be better than a dog park in walking distance from your front door? This East Dallas community allows pups play with someone their own size by choosing the small or the large dog section. This private park is perfect for residents and their pets to enjoy close to home. Wildcat Ranch was created with dogs in mind, with green spaces throughout the community and many different trail options.
You are invited to discover a master-planned community like no other in the heart of Kaufman County. Located 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, this community offers easy access to major roadways connected to the Dallas Metroplex for employment opportunities, as well as local shopping and dining. Within the community, residents have an assortment of amenities at their fingertips, like the Amenity Center and a brand-new school, Noble Reed Elementary.
Wildcat Ranch is a new hometown where value meets lifestyle with floorplans hand crafted for your needs and homes priced from the $200’s. Choose from three Award-Winning Home Builders to construct your dream home; Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar. Each locally-known Builder will work with you to ensure your home meets all of your needs. The Model Row Village is now open for tours. Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. Sign up to learn more.
Everything is bigger in Texas and Dallas is no exception. The city is the third-largest in the Lone Star State, and it has plenty of fun, family-friendly activities to discover. Consider a staycation over Spring Break in mid-March to really explore your own backyard. The DFW area has history galore (including the famous JFK assassination site), art museums, aquariums, sculpture centers, and more.
Spring Break at the Amon Center features conversations about American art and artists. Enjoy art projects, creativity challenges, gallery games, food trucks, lawn games, and more throughout the afternoon. Be prepared to create, compete, and consider American art in a new way.
There’s no need to break the bank on your Spring Break activities. Admission to the Dallas Arboretum is only $10 for children ages 3-12 and free for kids under 3. Pack a picnic lunch (bringing your own food will save a ton of money). The kids can play on the Texas-themed playground in teepees and mud huts down by the lake. Bring the camera for photos among half a million blooming tulips, daffodils, pansies, and azaleas during Dallas Blooms. The bridge in front of one of the cottages is the perfect place for your official Easter photo.
It’s Art Madness at the DMA! Enjoy an action-packed week of art-making activities, family tours, storytimes, and team gallery competitions for families.
The Dallas World Aquarium is an incredible attraction and the perfect adventure for kids of any age. The indoor adventure begins at the top of the Orinoco, Secrets of the River rainforest exhibit. The upper levels showcase birds and mammals, ranging in size from small Vampire bats to large Antillean manatees, that share the rainforest with amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, and fish.
Check out the lions, tigers, and bears (oh my) on the 20-minute monorail safari through the Wilds of Africa exhibit. You wanna iguana? Experience one of the best reptile and amphibian exhibits in the U.S. in the Pierre A. Fontaine Bird & Reptile Building. Other exhibits include the Simmons Hippo Outpost and the Elephants on the Savanna.
Dave and Buster’s contains numerous electronic, skill and sports-oriented games. There are many simulator games such as formula race cars, fighter jets, and motorcycles, as well as a golf simulator. You’ll also find retro favorites like Ms. Pacman and Galaga, plus shuffleboard and billiards.
It doesn’t matter what the temperature or weather is in the Metroplex, this resort’s gigantic indoor waterpark is always 84 degrees. Everything you need for the perfect Spring Break is here. You will find themed restaurants, interactive arcades, full-service spas (and even a version for kids), fitness centers, and special spring break activities for the kids. Spend all day relaxing as the current sweeps you along with the endless, winding lazy river. The kids will enjoy the four-story interactive treehouse with spray stations and soaker buckets.
Spring Break Camp is a day camp for first through sixth-grade students that include crafts, games, animal presentations and a daily trip to the Zoo. Campers must pack a lunch each day and snacks will be provided. The Fort Worth Zoo is open 365 days a year.
This museum is perfect for kids who love history. Check out the planetarium or catch “Flight of the Butterflies” or “Coral Reef Adventure” in the Omni Theater, an IMAX dome.
Explore the rugged beauty and discover a sanctuary for endangered species. You can purchase feed for the animals and snacks for yourself and avoid the crowds and feed all the exotics early. Be in line at 9:00 a.m. and receive a free bag of feed. Greet the wild residents during breakfast. See how playful they are early in the morning and you can avoid the Spring Break crowds.
How about a game of adrenaline-pumping laser tag or indoor climbing in Texas’ only indoor gravity ropes course? This unique entertainment complex also offers rock climbing, bowling, billiards, arcade, and other activities.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is located in Victory Park, near Downtown Dallas is incredible. It’s very interactive. Kids of all ages will enjoy it. Five floors house 11 permanent exhibit halls containing state-of-the-art video and 3-D computer animation with thrilling, life-like simulations where visitors can exercise their brains through hands-on activities, interactive kiosks, and educational games.
You are invited to discover Wildcat Ranch Texas, a master-planned community unlike any other, where value meets lifestyle to create Dallas Fort Worth’s most exciting new hometown. Inspired by family values and natural wonders, the power of the community is alive and well here. Don’t miss this opportunity for a fresh start and to be a part of something new in Kaufman County, the fastest-growing county in the region. Come see what Crandall, Texas has to offer with more value at Wildcat Ranch. Sign-up and view floor plan brochure.
There’s nothing like owning a home. While websites like Moneycrashers.com and GOBankingRates.com compare the benefits of buying versus renting, and while some folks have their preferences, there truly is nothing like owning a home. For the long-term planner, a home is an investment that can grow over time. Creative types love being immersed in their personal style and social butterflies love feeling like part of a community. Maybe that’s why so many are taking a look at Wildcat Ranch in Crandall, Texas. Maybe it’s time you joined them.
Smart home buyers know that one of the best ways to have a home build value is through equity. Over the long-term homes most often become more valuable, creating equity for their owners. Equity can also be increased with the addition of special features and upgrades, such as a pool or unique design elements. For those who think owning might be out of reach, the State of Texas has a variety of grants and deductions to offer homebuyers, whether this is their first house or their third! The Home Sweet Texas Home Loan Program is available to homebuyers with limited income a low 30-year fixed interest rate and down payment assistance!
While rent isn’t tax-deductible in Texas, homebuyers can get a deduction on their home’s taxes thanks to the homestead program. Instead of paying full taxes on a home, homebuyers can have up to $25,000 taken off of the taxes of the residence that they declare as their homestead! Texas is one of six states that doesn’t have a personal income tax, making it very popular for homebuyers moving out of highly taxed states.
Rentals may restrict tenants in terms of how they can decorate their space, or whether they can own pets. However, owning a home is a completely different experience that can totally shift a homebuyer’s worldview. There’s no landlord to set the rules, and homebuyers can personalize their space as they see fit. No need to ask about the pet policy anymore! Do you dream of having the front porch or creating a master bedroom that’s an oasis from everyday stress? When you own your home, you set the priorities and make the rules!
When buying a new home, it’s important to consider the surrounding community. With a new hometown, you’ll meet new neighbors and develop camaraderie throughout the neighborhood. It’s the ideal place to grow friendships, have fun at social events, and become more connected to the people and places in the surrounding area. A new home makes homebuyers feel like they’re part of something bigger.
Wildcat Ranchis a new hometown where value meets lifestyle with one-of-a-kind amenities and homes priced from the $200’s. You are invited to discover this master-planned community in the heart of Kaufman County, Texas. Located 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, this community offers easy access to major roadways connected to the Dallas Metroplex for employment opportunities, as well as local shopping and dining.
Within the community, residents have resort-style amenities at their fingertips, and there is something for everyone. The spacious Amenity Center is home to a refreshing pool and convenient Fitness Center. With dog parks and the miles of trails, there is plenty of room to go enjoy the outdoors. There is even a brand-new school, Noble Reed Elementary, within walking distance of the homes. Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch.
Choose from four Award-Winning home builders to construct your dream home; Beazer Homes, Express Homes and KB Homes. Each locally known Builder will work with you to ensure your home meets all of your needs. The Model Row Village will be available to tour soon. Join our VIP list to be among the first to receive floor plans, pricing & availability.