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Color of the Year!


The end of the year always heralds the announcements for “The Color of the Year” by various paint companies and those who specialize in forecasting color trends. The color palette seems to be getting warmer for both fashion and interiors.  Pantone’s color of the year “Living Coral” is a vibrant color and is already influencing the fashion world.

Sherwin Williams’ color of the year is “Cavern Clay” which is a nice soft version that can blend with many other colors including some of the gray colors. It makes a nice accent wall and is not overwhelming in a whole room.

You may want to consider adding pops of the 2019 color of the year to your interiors to warm up the look.


Debbie Stutsman

Corporate Director of Design

The Commodore Corporation


Design Notes!

They have always said that design goes in cycles, and the new cycle is trending to mid-century modern. Think clean lines, lighter feeling furniture, channel that “fifties look”. With the fall furniture market this year we are seeing this influence. Curves are everywhere and they are showing up everywhere from upholstery to case goods, even in lighting and accessories. There is a resurgence of wicker, rattan and caned furniture. These organic pieces add warmth to any interior and keep any interior from looking too harsh.

“Color blocking”, using a bold color on a single wall or piece of furniture, is softening with more pastel tones and subtle patterns and textures. There is also more use of earthy tones in rust, copper and soft gold, which blends with the appearance of brass and gold tone hardware.

The “farmhouse/shiplap” look is still strong but does show signs of starting to trend down. Younger buyers are looking at other clean looks to define their spaces and the mid-century look fits their style. Here is an overview of some of the new looks at this fall’s furniture market:

Commodore Homes Grandville Limited Floorplan Featured!

Our Grandville Limited Series is comprised of 3 models available as either Manufactured or Modular homes.  Our Limited 3 is our newest model added to our Limited series and is our feature home!

The Limited 3 is a three bedroom, two bathroom ranch with an open concept living area. The 1600 square foot ranch includes a spacious living room shown with our Sto and Glo Optional Fireplace Application, perfect space for hanging your television! Large Kitchen island separating the living and kitchen space. The curved front island gives a great appeal to the kitchen, and its space has room for prep work, seating, and more! The kitchen has great cabinet space, and storage, along with sliding barn doors covering a huge walk-in pantry.  An eat-in nook is off the kitchen, and we have some great options to have ship lap accent walls, or wainscot walls. The two secondary bedrooms and guest bathroom are off the nook, along with the utility room.  Both bedrooms are very close in size and storage space. The secondary bathroom includes a tub/shower, vanity and commode.  The Master Bedroom is off the living room. The Sto and Glo option that you can see from the living room is the fireplace and surround. The Master bedroom side of the Sto and Glo is a built in dresser area.  A large walk-in closet in the master bedroom, along with a large master bathroom complete this end of the home.  Double vanities, and great storage space in this bathroom, standard with a tub/shower, shown here with an optional walk-in tile shower. This home has a great features, and would make the perfect home for many!—3/rg780a/ranch/?home_id=3603


Sto and Glo Option from the Living Room Side and Master Bedroom Side

Kitchen and Nook with Beautiful Sliding Barn Doors, and our Sienna Cabinetry

Color of the Year Design Notes

Announcing the color of the year for 2017…green. In various shades and a bit different from source to source but it is in fact green. Quite a big change from the various shades of white a year ago. It follows the influence of botanical looks that surround us and is also acting as a calming agent in our turbulent world right now.


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Lush is nature’s neutral. From the tallest trees to the deepest valleys, green surrounds us. It’s vibrant, but at the same time, soothing. It changes with the seasons without ever getting old or boring. It’s sprouting up in interior design and fashion trends across the world. Lush spans every style, from glamorous to rustic to contemporary. It can be a statement color, and it plays just as nice with jewel tones as it does with popular neutral hues. Lush can also be used as an accent color to pull out subtle hues in a tweed carpet, bold print or throw pillow. Lush is an excellent companion to hardwood flooring. Just as you’d see in nature, Lush greens are an organic complement to the natural beauty of hardwood.

Grandville Ultra Epic



Our Grandville Ultra Series is a series of floorplans designed to help customers envision different models with similar design elements.  As defined by Webster, “ultra: going beyond others or beyond due limit: extreme”. Ultra is the perfect word to describe our series of plans. The Ultra series was introduced in 2016 and has grown by two more plans in 2017.  One of the brand new plans is the Ultra 6. The Ultra 6 has even more to offer than the rest of the series. The Ultra 6 has an optional Epic Bundle!  This amazing floorplan has been made “Epic”.  Adding the Epic Bundle to the Ultra 6 gives you so many features and designs as standards!

Upon Entering the Ultra Epic home a large spacious foyer with a walk-in coat room greet you! The coat room features two windows letting great light into the space, a bench for putting shoes on, shelving for hanging coats, and plenty of space to make this coat closet work for your family as well as guests. The foyer leads you into the Great Room, the very spacious Great Room has amazing ceiling detail with drywall beams, 9’ sidewalls draw your eye to the transom windows above the triple windows that let in great light, and the new Electric Fireplace and Entertainment center are the hot spot in the room! The Electric Fireplace is mounted on a flat stone surround, and is color changing! Above the fireplace is the perfect spot for you television to mount on the shiplap accent wall. Beside the fireplace is an entertainment corner that features cabinetry and also has a shiplap accent!  Structural yet appealing support walls are the only thing separating the Great Room from the Kitchen & Nook.

The Kitchen steals the show, once you see this beautiful design with all the elements!  Our Sienna Maple Cabinetry with the Driftwood Accent Cabinets, are all crafted in our facility and are Evermore Custom Cabinets. Evermore Custom Cabinets are KCMA certified cabinets that means they are built to last! Commodore Homes understands that your kitchen is an important place for you and your family. A cornerstone of a good kitchen is the cabinetry, which is why we build the KCMA certified cabinets for each of our homes.  KCMA certified cabinets offer the following. ¾” Adjustable Shelves with Finished Edges in Overhead Kitchen Cabinets, Hidden Hinges on all Cabinets, ¾” Adjustable Half Shelf in Kitchen Base Cabinets, Recessed Toe Kick for Ease of working at cabinet and Precision cut and Dadoed Cabinet Components.  Through on going testing performed by an experienced independent lab, the KCMA certification assures you that any cabinet bearing the blue and white KCMA seal complies with the rigorous standards set by the American National Standards Institute and KCMA.

The kitchen features a  large eat at  kitchen island that also housed the kitchen sink! This massive island provides great countertop space, storage, dishwasher location, and seating! The range area of the kitchen has great appeal, the stainless steel and glass range hood with the stone backsplash to the ceiling is a beautiful focal point for the space. The cabinetry on either side of the range hood also has great purpose with two appliance cabinets, you can keep your countertop cleaned off and have your appliance readily available to you.  The refrigerator wall is great storage space and also gives the microwave a home.  Accent cabinetry is also on the endwall of the home and provides additional storage space as well as great eye appeal. The kitchen is a great space that is also open into the nook. The nook features a built-in beverage center with additional cabinet space, a serving area, and a beverage cooler!  The nook also features our brand new 10’ Sliding patio door, both sides slide!

A butler pantry and the utility room are both also off the kitchen space. The Butler pantry is a nice size walk-in pantry for ample storage space for food, small appliances, etc. The utility room features the washer and dryer hook-ups, a utility sink with additional cabinets, and a built-in wall shelf! The furnace closet is also located here in the utility space, while the water heater cavity can be found in the Butler pantry.

The opposite end of the home is where you will find the bedrooms and bathrooms for the home. The secondary bathroom is off the foyer area and features a tub/shower, large vanity that has the option for double sinks, a soffit above with can lights, and a window for natural light.  The secondary bedrooms are nest both are large secondary bedrooms and both feature large walk-in closets.  The Master Bedroom is at the end of the hallway and is a large room with a walk-in closet, and an attached bathroom. The Master Bathroom features a large walk-in tile shower with mosaic accent, a large walk-in linen closet for storage, double lave sinks, framed mirrors over a shiplap accent wall, can lights in a  drywall soffit, and of course the commode!

The Ultra Epic home has a lot to offer! Many other options available to add to this home as well!


Here is the list of Epic Features:

13 LED Lights in Kitchen & Nook

LED lights also in Utility, Butler Pantry, Walk-in Closets, Hall & Coat Room

Drywall Beams in Kitchen & Great Room

9’ High Smooth Ceiling

7/12 Roof Pitch with 68” Windows

42’ Overhead Cabinets

10’ Double Slide Patio Door

(3) Transoms above Patio Door & Transom Window on Kitchen End wall

(3) Transoms above Great Room Windows

Beverage Center in Nook

Ship lap Accent walls

(2) Appliance Garages in Kitchen

Chef’s Signature Range Hood & Stone Backsplash Behind Range

Century Cabinet Crown with Drywall Soffit Above

Stainless Steel Farmers Sink with Gooseneck Faucet

Stone Island Accent

Sliding Door at Coat Room

LED Fireplace with Stone & Ship Lap

Entertainment Center with Ship Lap

4’x6’ Walk-in Ceramic Tile Shower in Master Bath

Window in Master Bathroom

Framed Mirrors & Double Sinks in Master Bathroom

Drywall Soffit with (2) LED Can Lights in Master Bath

Drywall Soffit with (2) LED Can Lights in Bath 2

General Electric Gold Appliance Package in Stainless Steel & Built-in Microwave

Paddle Fan with Light in Great Room & Master Bedroom

Utility Room Door

Louisville Home Show!

This was an exciting week at the Louisville Home Show! We had two homes at the show our Grandville Limited and our Grandville Ultra Epic Show Home! We will have pictures, 360 tours, and videos posted soon! Here are a few photos of the show homes!

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Design Note: Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore paints has announced its “color of the year” for 2017,


Shadow 2117-30. It is a dark, muted amythest purple toned color which is quite a contrast to last year’s color of the year, which was a shade of white. It will pair well most shades of grey and neutral beige to provide a nice contrast. Use it as an accent in bedrooms or dining rooms to give the space a calm feeling. Pair it with soft yellow for a touch of sophistication or with white to provide contrast in a room. This is a color that will also start showing up in accessories and linens as well, providing touches of richness to your bathroom or dining table.


Debbie Stutsman

Corporate Director of Design

The Commodore Corporation

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Featured Home our Grandville Ultra 3!


Our Ultra 3 is a three bedroom and three bathroom ranch with an open concept floor plan. The Exterior of this home is beautiful with a recessed entryway. A large open foyer welcomes you into the living space of the home. A large Great Room is open into the Kitchen and Dining room. The Great Room features drywall ceiling beams giving this ceiling some pronounced character. The Great Room lets tons of natural light in the space with three standard windows and 2 optional windows. A large island divides the Great Room from the kitchen, but also keeps the spaces open to each other. The island is framed with drywall and features some of our new LED flush-mount lights. The Ultra 3 kitchen features our new Driftwood Evermore Custom Cabinetry. The kitchen layout is great and is a very spacious; it offers great storage space and countertop space as well. The refrigerator is built-in beside an awesome 6 door pantry cabinet, and our model shows the option Butler Pantry for even more storage! Both the Kitchen and the Dining space include our New Shaw Luxurious Floor Tile, joining the spaces together.The Dining space shows our optional tray ceiling, not only does the tray add more character to the home, it also acts as a dividing line to know this is a separate space with its’ own purpose.

The bedrooms in our Ultra are split with the third bedroom at the front of the home, off the Great Room Hallway. The first of the 3 bathrooms is also located here and would be considered the guest bathroom. The second bedroom is down the hall from the kitchen and includes its’ own bathroom within. The Master bedroom comes next at the end of the hallway. The Master Bedroom features a great transom window above the bed, a huge walk-in closet, and large attached master bathroom. The Master Bathroom is standard with a tub/shower combination however our model optioned in the 4’x6’ Walk-in Ceramic Tile Shower. The shower features our new Emblem Gray shower tiles with our Linear Mosaic Gray insert. The double vanity area is spacious with great built-in medicine cabinets and mirrors above. The utility room is down the hall from the second bedroom and master.

This utility has some great space and includes the furnace closet, water heater space, linen closet, washer/dryer hook-ups, and a fabulous corner utility sink area with additional cabinetry for storage. Shown in our model with a window this is a great place for your garage to attach to your home and be your entrance into your home. The Ultra floorplans offer great living floor plans.


The Grandville Modular Ranch standards are fabulous and our Grandville Ultra has just a couple of extras! New LED Surface Mount Lights and Shaw Luxurious Floor Tile & Plank flooring are both standard in our Ultra models.


View more information on our Ultra Series HERE!