Karastan considers the New American Home (NAH) as one of the company’s most important projects of the year. It is a tremendous opportunity to show builders how Karastan can support them with a complete selection of flooring choices, in any project from large to small.
Each year, the NAH is built to showcase the latest technology in the home building industry. Over the years, the end result is a “one of a kind” custom home that provides the spaces and the price points to showcase such advanced products.
For 2015, the NAH featured a four-bedroom, 5,891-square-foot desert contemporary home in the Sky Terrace community on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Built and designed by Blue Heron, the show home presented a collection of takeaway ideas for every price point that can be rolled into mass production quickly and efficiently.
The home demonstrates how the most cutting-edge building technology, products and materials can be integrated into aproduction community. The home is designed and built to exceed Emerald status, the highest level of certification from the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard.
Features in the NAH included photovoltaic panels, open spray-foam insulation, a weather-sensitive irrigation system that automatically adjusts usage relative to the immediate climate, high-efficiency water heaters, hydronic air handlers, intelligent fireplaces, balanced daylighting and low-maintenance building materials.
The many renowned suppliers for the home are a representation of the best of the best in their industries. This year, Karastan was selected to provide both luxury carpeting and rugs to outfit the NAH. Karastan’s Vienne, Chic Vibe, New Direction, Libertine and Woven Grassland carpets were all featured in the home. Karastan carpets are known for their artistry, innovation and craftsmanship with styles ranging from traditional to contemporary, which made them a perfect fit in such a unique environment.
Karastan also took this unique opportunity to host product demonstrations exclusively for Modenus and Las Vegas BlogTour.
BlogTour invites the world’s most influential design and lifestyle bloggers to national and international destinations where they immerse themselves in trade shows, showrooms, design events, and local culture. The bloggers then share with their audiences across their social platforms their newfound knowledge and up close and personal encounters.
The group graciously agreed to tour the home and to see for themselves why Karastan carpet fits the bill for a home replete with the best furnishings, products and design elements in the world.
And, of course the house was AMAZING. Based on the bit of reading I had done prior to my visit to the 2015 New American Home in Las Vegas, I was anticipating a house that was elegant, functional, efficient and green.
It was definitely all that I anticipated – and so much more. From the moment we pulled up to the home located on the earthy and peaceful outskirts of Las Vegas, it was apparent that this home intentionally blended in with its natural surroundings. The southern girl in me couldn’t help but smile as I imagined what a cactus would look like in my flowerbeds!
Walking through each room in the home was truly an experience. With the latest concepts in architecture flowing throughout the home, and stunning design on the inside and out and everywhere in between, it had all of the elements of the perfect show home.
What I didn’t count on as I was walking from room to room for the first time, was watching this house come to life before my very eyes. You know the saying, ‘it’s not the house, but what’s inside’? For a few brief minutes, this beautiful home with all of its impressive design elements and innovative features still felt empty.
But, then Blogtour Vegas arrived! This fabulous group of design bloggers accompanied by the Modenus team entered the home with a determined sense of exploration! One by one as they entered the home, you could feel the buzz of energy and excitement as they began taking pictures and discussing the design details of the home.
This talented group of lively individuals made this house a home in a matter of minutes! It was only then that I could truly appreciate all the 2015 New American Home has to offer.