Top 12 Features of a Livable Home

In the market for a new home? We understand how personal and how important this decision is – and we’ve put together a helpful list of things to consider when making the decision to purchase your new home.

Going with the Flow


The Avalon II shown here with “C” elevation.

Indoor-outdoor flow.  American Life Homes builds homes to suit your lifestyle. We make outdoor entertaining a breeze, with comfortable covered terraces – easily accessed from your main living area. Some floorplans like the Avalon II include such features as optional outdoor fireplaces and built-in grilling stations.

Inside your home. The layout of your home’s interior layout can have a huge impact on your day-to-day life. We recommend walking through each rooms, imagine how you will use the room and what your typical day will look like. We like to think we design homes with easy, natural flow from one room to the next and lots of options for designing the home to fit your life.

Defining the rooms.  Imagine setting up your own furniture in each rooms as you walk through, what will your main activity be? Bring along key measurements of your furniture (and a tape measure!)


Shining some Light

Natural Light.  Do you love indoor plants? Crave the warmth of some morning sunlight? Determine how much natural light is important to you and view your new home contenders at different times of the day. We design our homes to take advantage of natural light without sacrificing energy efficiency. Windows are dual pane, Low “E” vinyl that enhances the beauty of your home, but reduces the impact hot, Texas summers can have on your energy bill.

Details, Details!

Stairs or Single Story? Thinking about the future when buying your new home may be helpful. Are you planning on retiring in this home, or taking in an elderly relative? American Life Homes has many floorplans to suit your needs. From thoughtfully designed single story homes to larger two story homes with first floor Master and Guest suites like the stunning Mandalay floorplan.

Architectural details. Great architectural details, like beautiful molding, baseboards and mantels, will make everything else you do to your home look even better. Start with good bones.

Laundry RoomLaundry room location. Is the laundry in a convenient spot? Since this is a chore that usually needs to be done frequently, having a laundry near a main living area can make life easier. Our floorplans are designed to provide you with easy access and laundry rooms that offer a myriad of storage and organization options.

Ceiling height. Low ceilings like those found in some older homes can add to a sense of confinement and make your home feel smaller. American Life Homes creates homes with open floorplans and soaring ceilings – increasing the sense of space and light.


Around the Neighborhood

Close to your Neighbors? We carefully select neighborhoods before deciding to build our communities, and we take as much care on the flow of the neighborhood as we do on each home. We build homes with ample space so that you can enjoy a sense of privacy when in your home.

The Neighborhood. Have you considered all aspects of your potential new neighborhood?  We have. We build new homes in areas that feature sought after school districts, proximity to  major shopping and entertainment and close to major employers. We also focus on creating communities that feature walking and play areas – places to gather with friends, enjoy the outdoors and meet your neighbors.

Popular Features

kitchenKitchens!  High on everyone’s wish list – a kitchen for all your needs.  Eat-in kitchens, kitchens with large islands, walk-in pantries and storage -our homes have it all. We design our kitchens with the modern lifestyle in mind – from custom cabinetry, brand name fixtures and appliances to innovative space and storage options – you may never want to leave the kitchen!

Bathrooms! Choose a home with enough bathrooms to meet your family’s needs. Even small households can benefit from have an extra bathroom. Our homes are designed with beautiful and functional bathrooms, for you, for family and for guests.

No Place like Home

From top to bottom and everything in between, American Life Homes is the builder of choice when it comes to building the new home of your dreams. Energy saving features, functional design elements and more combine to create a home you will be happy to call your own for years to come.

Enjoy the peace of mind of living in a community designed with your convenience and security in mind.

Make it Yours

There is an American Life Homes Community that is perfect for you. Explore one of our model homes, discuss your wish list with a Sales Specialist and own the new home of your dreams. We have several convenient communities, many with new homes available now. View our list of Available New Home Plans here.