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Why Choose a Single Level Floor Plan?

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, Build On Your Lot, poolesville, Tips | Posted: December 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Why Choose a Single Level Floor Plan?

Single Level Living

At Kettler Forlines Homes, we design and build a variety of homes – including single-story homes. Though they primarily feature a single-level living space (plus a lower level), they offer 3 to 5 bedrooms, up to 4,400+ square feet, and a level of comfort and style you won’t believe. Single-level home designs are attractive options for many reasons…

1.) Easy to navigate. The biggest attraction of one-story homes is the fact that everything (or almost everything) you need is on one floor — no stairs required. If you or an older family member has limited mobility, arthritis or achy knees/hips, this is a definite advantage. (And it’s not a bad thing if you’re chasing after rambunctious kids, either!)

3.) Luxurious living space. Our single-level homes include lots of open living space. Rooms have high ceilings, lots of windows, and flow easily into one another – without a staircase cutting into the space. Plus, they can be customized with many of our luxury options, such as sunrooms, screened porches, and finished lower levels with tons of possibilities.

2.) Safety. Falling down the steps is a big concern, for young and old. Single-level living means no worries about you, your parents, your kids or your pets tumbling down steps. And no need to haul laundry, shopping, storage boxes, suitcases, or anything else up and down stairs.


Single Level Living


4.) Easy to clean. Vacuums are heavy – especially if you’re lugging them up the stairs. If you live on a single floor, it’s so much easier to go from one end of the house to the other with a vacuum or other cleaning supplies. (Takes less time, too!)

5.) Everyday life. No stairs mean that you can move easily from the laundry room to the kitchen or living areas or bedrooms. (There are two steps down to the garage, by the way. But only two!) And if you want/need more space, our lower levels provide flex space for a recreation room, home office, fitness center or den. Our outdoor living areas may include a screened porch, rear patio or deck for even more living space.

If you’d like to learn more about our single-level homes, visit our website or call  301-208-2588.

Holiday Happenings in Poolesville

Categories: Brightwell Crossing | Posted: December 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Holiday Happenings in Poolesville

Where traditional spirit meets contemporary charm, Poolesville, Maryland is nothing short of magical around the holidays. Whether you’re looking for a festive outing or a classic Christmas display around your Kettler Forlines home in the Reserve at Brightwell Crossing, there’s something special here for everyone to enjoy.

As you head into 2019, make the end of your year as memorable as can be with something merry and bright just outside your door. Open up your heart and hear those sleigh bells ringing — the holidays are here! Below are our favorite festivities around the Reserve at Brightwell Crossing in Poolesville:

Whalen Commons in Downtown Poolesville: The heart and soul of our wonderful town, Whalen Commons is always waiting to welcome you and your family with open arms. This gathering spot is all about bringing our community together for shared experiences, and the holidays are no exception. Stop by at any time to view the annual light display! This beautiful town tradition will touch your heart once again.

Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival: For 23 years, this beloved light show has dazzled visitors from all over Maryland. Get cozy in your car and take a 3.5-mile drive through the beautiful Seneca Creek State Park, where over 450 unique and festive displays surround you! Look up as twinkling trees turn the night sky brighter than ever. After all, nothing is more merry and bright than an incredible Christmas light show designed with love and care. This wonderful winter display will be open through December 31.

Christmas Lights

Family Gingerbread House Workshop: Just the cinnamon-sweet smell of gingerbread can bring us back to memories of the holidays… Since you already live in your dream house, now you can create an edible one of your own! This delicious, family-fun event will take place this Saturday, December 15 at the Rockville Memorial Library. All the materials are supplied, so you only have to bring your holiday spirit (and creativity, of course). Craft the perfect home, complete with all the exterior decor, and satisfy your sweet tooth!

Elf the Musical: Called a “bona fide treat” from the New York Post, this fun and festive musical will have you counting down the moments until Christmas! Based on the 2003 Will Ferrell hit, this musical adaptation keeps the charming humor and heart of the movie while adding unbelievably catchy songs, dancing, and bright sets — what could be better? If you missed the film on the big screen the first time around or can’t wait to see it in live action, shows will run through January 6.

Holiday Shopping For a Cause: Even animals love to celebrate the holiday season! On December 15 and 22, you and your family can stroll through the spectacular Star Gazing Farm in Boyds and make some furry friends along the way… Come by and say hello to goats, alpacas, cows, donkeys, pigs, and more! Along with delicious wintertime food and drinks, you can shop rugs, hand-woven baskets, knitted apparel, ceramics, and so much. Every sale goes toward the farm’s animal care and educational programs.

Sailing Through Winter Solstice: Don’t miss the boat! Come out to see one of the most spectacular lighting shows yet. Up until February 3, 2019, nine festive boats filled with seasonal designs and sparkling lights will float through the gorgeous Carroll Creek Linear Park in Frederick at nighttime. This one-of-a-kind light display turns any night into a dream… Best of all, this photo-worthy event raises funds for charities in the community. Head out to Frederick to “sea” Christmas like you never have before.

Christmas Family

Grab your scarf, gloves, and holiday spirit, and head outside of your Kettler Forlines home for some festive fun with your family and friends. We can’t wait for you to experience the magic near the Reserve at Brightwell Crossing! From our family to yours, have a wonderful holiday season.