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With the holidays approaching, the kitchen takes on even greater significance as a home’s central gathering place for friends and family. In the master planned community of Summerlin® that currently offers more than 110 unique home floorplans in 20 neighborhoods, kitchens are often one of the top home features buyers consider given the room’s important role in the family dynamic.

According to Kelly Taylor, Design Studio Manager with Tri Pointe Homes, one of Summerlin’s many homebuilders, while the all-white kitchen will always remain a classic, gray tones are giving way to natural earth tones, and touches of black always make a statement. It also means darker wood stains are making a comeback.

Sunflower Floorplan at Savannah by Taylor Morrison

“For purists who prefer the monochromatic clean look, white will never go out of style,” said Taylor. “But there are now more options to satisfy every design taste.”

According to Taylor, soft shapes add dimension to kitchens via curved chair backs or curved cabinetry, while natural stone and quartz countertops add richness and high functionality. For those who crave color, painted islands, bold tile backsplashes, colored appliances and vibrant kitchen chair or bar stool upholstery can add a touch of fun.

“Kitchen islands that serve multi-purposes to accommodate homework, crafting and food preparation are on the upswing, as are storage compartments cleverly hidden behind distinctive cabinetry,” added Taylor.

Estella Floorplan at Acadia Ridge by Toll Brothers

In nearly every Summerlin floorplan, combining the kitchen, the true heart of a home, with the living area has long been the norm for modern floorplan design for homes of all sizes, according to Jenni Pevoto, Director of Marketing for Summerlin. “Our model homes in the more than 20 neighborhoods throughout our Summerlin community offer design options to fit today’s lifestyle needs, with kitchens that flow seamlessly into the living spaces where family and friends gather.”

Brooklyn Floorplan at Highline by Lennar

Now in its 32nd year of development, Summerlin delivers more amenities than any other community in Southern Nevada. These include more than 300 parks; resident-exclusive community centers, pools and events; 200-plus miles of interconnected trails; ten golf courses; 26 public, private and charter schools; a public library and performing arts center; Summerlin Hospital Medical Center; houses of worship representing diverse faiths; office parks; neighborhood shopping centers; and, of course, Downtown Summerlin®, offering fashion, dining, entertainment, Red Rock Resort, office towers, City National Arena, home of the Vegas Golden Knights National Hockey League practice facility, and Las Vegas Ballpark®, a world-class Triple-A baseball stadium and home of the Las Vegas Aviators®.  

Summerlin currently offers approximately 110 floorplans in over 20 neighborhoods throughout eight distinct villages and districts. Homes, built by many of the nation’s top homebuilders, are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes, priced from the $400,000s to more than $1 million. For information on all actively selling neighborhoods, visit Before you visit, call the builders to check on hours of operation. Phone numbers of each neighborhood are on