The inspiration behind the Brio home was to create homely, spacious interiors to help older people embrace a more modern outlook. As many people decide to downsize from a larger home, to a small one, it’s important that our homes would not only be beautiful and high quality, but would truly meet the needs and aspirations of older people.
Top priorities for Brio properties include plenty of storage, lots of natural light, high ceilings, contemporary finishes and modern fixtures.
The best way for us to ensure we met those priorities was to talk to our target customers and listen to what was important to them. This invaluable insight has directly influenced the design of our homes and you can see them as you walk around our showhomes in Chapelton.
Brio believes a new home means making the most of modern technology. Each property offers a wide range of features and smart technology, so home owners can easily control their home environment.
Every house includes a dedicated control system called ‘MyHome UP’ a home automation system, developed by Legrand, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, and is designed to make life easier for home owners. From a single press on a touch screen, home owners can control lighting, heating, door entry, detected occupancy for lighting/heating, automated blind/curtain operation and audio across all rooms.
Using the latest technology, residents can connect the system to their own mobile devices via the cloud. This system offers home owners peace of mind, unprecedented levels of security and the convenience to control temperatures and lighting from the sofa.
In Chapelton, the Campbell showhome uses a palette of silver, taupe, cream and charcoal. The living space is decorated with graphic fabrics and wallpaper inspired by local woodland, grey sofas and a glass coffee table.
The bedroom is decorated with uplifting splashes of yellow used in the curtains and bed linen, to create interest. With clean lines, and fresh and modern finishes, the homes are stylish as well as practical for active lifestyles.
A softer approach was used in our Fraser showhome to create a very relaxed country feel, teal tones were used in the sitting room and blushes and creams adorned the master bedroom. This worked well, off-set by grey wooden furniture. Interiors Unlimited created all headboards in the bedrooms and curtains throughout both show homes, choosing heavily textured fabrics. Ambient lighting was used to soften living spaces and lamps were carefully placed defuse light.
The palette has been kept neutral, so house hunters can immediately feel at home as soon as they step in the front door. The spacious showhomes were created to offer potential residents a glimpse into a new life as part of our Brio Landale Court community.
Each property has the ‘wow’ factor and uses quality and stylish furnishings and fittings. The living and kitchen areas are open plan and perfect for entertaining friends, family and neighbours.
With the Brio Retirement Living ethos very much built on socialising and community, residents will have plenty of opportunities to strike-up new friendships and their new home will offer the perfect setting to host get-togethers.
Homes are fitted with contemporary kitchens and include energy efficient and sleek appliances. Bathrooms and en-suites have modern sanitary ware, showers and screens with large wall tiles and luxury vinyl flooring. Wherever possible homes will contain energy efficient items, including low energy pendant fittings, combo-boilers and double glazed high-performance timber windows. Two storage cupboards are also in-built as standard, which can be transformed in the future into spaces for lifts, if required.
People are not just looking at the building when making such a huge life decision. They are looking for a lifestyle, to feel part of a community and to have their own safe, secure space with opportunities to remain active, socialise and learn new skills.
It’s why we believe any retirement village should be built around community. With opportunities for keen gardeners, walkers, photographers, foodies and socialites. And of course, the ability to access personalised care packages as and when people might need it.
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