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In York County, Baxter is a Small Town with Fast Growth

Categories: Baxter Village | Posted: March 26, 2011 | Comments Off on In York County, Baxter is a Small Town with Fast Growth

Baxter Village is in York County. York County is the second fastest growing county in SC. The Charlotte Observer, this week, took a look at where many of these new residents are living. It was no surprise to us to learn it was Baxter Village. Find out why Baxter Village is making such an impact on the county’s growth.  Read more about it here.

Our Homearama Charlotte 2011 Home Plan is Released

Categories: Homearama 2011 | Posted: March 18, 2011 | Comments Off on Our Homearama Charlotte 2011 Home Plan is Released
The kitchen in Evans Coghill’s Homearama 2011 home was voted BEST KITCHEN in the show.

(October 8, 2011 Update – This was originally posted in March during construction. Homearama Charlotte 2011 is underway!  All five homes look great.  Click for info on tickets and times and more pictures.)

Homearama Charlotte will be in Baxter Village October 2011. We have created a new home plan which combines elements of our popular Sweetgrass home plan along with features for today’s right sized living.

Look at the great back porch. Can’t you imagine spending many evenings out there? We have moved the dining room to the back of the home. Formal dining rooms seem to be going the way of fax machines(handy to have but not a necessity). Now we have a large casual dining room as part of the living space. The kitchen is part of the living space with the large flush top island with seating. Two laundry rooms means no more carrying loads of laundry up and down stairs. A master suite on the main level gives the older kids or house guest their privacy upstairs.

A Cooperative Effort Pays Off

The  plan, developed in concert with Charlotte NC based Houghland Architecture, is the result of home owner survey, studying market trends and truly evaluating what a family wants in a home today. Gray Houghland, principal at Houghland Architecture, “Home plans have changed considerably in the new economy. Evans Coghill’s Homearama plan captures many elements that will be prevailing trends in home plans. These include reduced square footage, more efficient rooms that connect with other rooms without hallways, casual dining areas in lieu of formal dining rooms, private work spaces, efficient design to facilitite lower construction costs and reduced carbon footprint.”

Ticket and Location Info HERE

Evans Coghill Homearama 2011 Main Level

No formal dining room and no garden tub in this plan, the River Cottage. The back porch is incredible with space for dining, relaxing and a fireplace, too.

The upper level is designed for teenage kids or boomerang children with a separate living area and laundry, too.

Don’t Rinse Those Dishes

Categories: Good Info to Know | Posted: March 10, 2011 | Comments Off on Don’t Rinse Those Dishes

He shouted across the room “You don’t have to rinse those dishes. That’s a Bosch dishwasher. It can handle it” That was news to me. We always rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher at my house. I think my Mom told me that.

I was at the Bosch Thermador National Training Center in Phoenix, AZ. (see previous post). We were “doing the dishes” after cooking all kinds of great stuff while learning about the Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau appliances.

Then came the dishwasher lesson. “You don’t have to rinse dishes with these dishwashers.” He went on to say, “You likely would use more water rinsing the dishes than the dishwasher uses washing them.” Incredible! The Bosch dishwasher we install in many Evans Coghill homes, only uses approximately 2 gallons of water to wash an entire load, pre-rinsed or not. Some of the Thermador models use only 1.6 gallons of water.

All Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau models are energy star certified (less energy), earth friendly (less water), family friendly (less time spent washing dishes) and quiet (it is the stainless tub that does that part)


The Bosch Thermador National Training Center in Phoenix, AZ


A really great dishwasher by Bosch. Cool kitchen, too!

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