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Love your color palette.  It's also a pretty to cool idea to use the room as a morning room and study.  It adds diversity to the space.  
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Pretty!  Love that third garage.  I wish we could have had one to use as a shed. 
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Hi Paula, I introduced myself on your first blog.  :-)  I see you enjoy interacting and getting feedback.  I have instructions on my blog that will show you how to add the followers button so that other bloggers can join your site and vice versa.  It really helps.  Just be sure to choose the button that says "followers" not the one that says google+followers.  

I love offering feedback.  I will share what I see from both models.  It sounds like part of your vision is to create a space for the teens dreams?  I can only imagine the fun you get to create with Ikea furnishings for them.

The Palermo
I love the basement option for the teenagers.   If you were to finish both exercise and media options and turn them into bedrooms that would work nicely.  The rooms are on opposite sides (added bonus).  However, the rooms are not equal in size. BUT you can have them customize/finish the smaller room to even out in square footage as the opt media room by turning both rooms into bedrooms w/closets. The community space can have a small kitchenette either in the morning room extension or the opposite wall.  

I love how you can enter the kitchen from the foyer or the dining room.  Plus the door for the study can be installed at either end of the wall. You can have the door swing in or out and you can also have them put in a 15 panel lite door (custom request).  I love the mud room space for the teens to enter from the garage to drop off their things before entering the house.  

The third floor is set up nicely with the smaller bedrooms on one side leaving you the privacy you need on your side of the house.  You may also want to consider choosing the alternate layout for your bathroom because it has the seat inside the shower and there isn't a wall attached blocking the view of the tub.  It tends to feel boxed instead of open.

The Belford
First, the floor plan of the Belford has less square footage.  It does offer you both living and dining room, but the question becomes will you use both spaces or would you have them finish the living room into a study with french doors.  The Palermo already offers the study with no additional fee.

The basement layout does not give you that apartment option as the Palermo.  It's smaller in size and if you were to create another bedroom it would definitely chop off a significant portion of the basement leaving less space.  Unless you creating space for one teenage downstairs and the other teenager upstairs next to your room with the bonus room.  I am not sure if you are choosing the bonus room in the Belford for one of the teens room. 

The Belford is missing the mud room option which may be a big deal with the children.  Just depends if you are okay with them walking through the front door.  I have early thirty children and they are still wild.  I have them come through the garage so they won't mess up my espresso hardwood floors which difficult to keep clean.

The layout on the second level in both models are similar.  They both lend you the privacy with your bedroom on the opposite side of the house.  I really like the small entry way for the bathroom for two of the rooms.  It would have been cute as a jack and jill bathroom, but it's close enough to the idea.  

The staircase is really cute in the Belford.

Hope this helps.  What day do you sign the contract?
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Hi Paula, just found your blog.  Welcome Welcome Welcome to the RH Blog Land!  We built a Rome in Bowie, Maryland and love it.  We have one Belford in our entire section.  I am certain I have heard of the Preserves. 
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HAPPY BUILDING!!!!
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So pretty!  They say Red is a great color for a front door because it is inviting and warm.  LOVE IT!
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Thanks for posting and staying connected Alyssa even though you are still packing.  That is awesome to still share your progress. Love it.  My daughter in law is looking for that same rug you have in your morning room.  I love the foyer and the color of the mat.  It's gorgeous. I am still looking for the perfect table and mirror/pictures for ours. It's still bare.  You are blessed to have such warm weather in your area.  It looks like you have a mini schnauzer too.  We have one and his name is Harley.  :-)
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Everything looks so pretty! Exciting stuff ...huh??? 😃
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Love this post!! 🏡🏡🏡you are all set to move in! Very exciting! Implementing yoga was a smart idea! Love it!
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