This is a sponsored post but all opinions expressed are my own

We are still in the process of buying our first home. About eight months ago, we moved and wanted to be sure we love where we are living before taking the leap of owning. In the meantime, we love bringing the kids and looking at open houses, to get ideas, feel out the community and see different layouts. IMG_0394

We recently were invited to tour Wayland Homes in Livermore, California, which is a William Lyon Homes Community. What I already knew about William Lyon Homes, is that they have this amazing attention to detail, and use of space! I was so excited to check out this new development, since I love driving through Livermore, which happens to be where my favorite high-end outlets are located! IMG_0209

We packed up the kids, and headed on our way to view Wayland Homes. The open house was so much fun and allowed us to tour 3 new model home floorpans on the Wayland site in Livermore. (Check them out HERE). IMG_0301IMG_0294IMG_0456

When we entered, we were warmly greeted with coffee, treats and a huge lunch buffet! There was also a balloon artist, who was willing to create just about anything for our excited littles!IMG_0308IMG_0305IMG_0333IMG_0364IMG_0404IMG_0321

It was nice to have so many options to keep the kids entertained while I explored these gorgeous homes! I really appreciated the kindness and warmth of the staff. It made us feel right at home! IMG_0249IMG_0212IMG_0271IMG_0282IMG_0325IMG_0326IMG_0331IMG_0339

Enough cute photos of my kids… NOW FOR THE DETAILS:

These homes are a perfect fit for families. Wayland has 3 two-story, single family layouts to choose from that have so many bonus features! All have backyards and such beautiful details throughout! No matter the size of the model (which range from approx. 2699 – 3,059 Sq. Ft.) the openness and use of natural light makes them look larger than life! IMG_0429IMG_0420IMG_0366IMG_0360IMG_0322IMG_0316IMG_0226IMG_0225

The kitchens open to the great rooms, and are great for entertaining! I love the backsplashes and gorgeous flooring! The extra cabinet space and pantries are huge for storage! Check out these kitchen and dining room photos:



And the CLOSET SPACE!! WOW! I could have slept in the master closets! I could just picture my shoes and handbags being displayed in each of them! IMG_0446IMG_0342IMG_0337

I loved the way the space was used in the backyards. They actually seemed to be bigger than they are with the covered patio/ California room, outdoor ceiling fans and fireplaces and the use of the side yard as a garden. All seemed low maintenance with artificial turf instead of grass. This has given me several ideas for my backyard in my future home. IMG_0437IMG_0435IMG_0431IMG_0432IMG_0433IMG_0361IMG_0360IMG_0381IMG_0380

I also love the bedrooms! Can I hire the interior decorator here please?! I can picture my kids living in these rooms and my guests having a place to stay as well. Each room has good closet space, a bathroom and lots of natural light. I love the tile in the bathrooms and the use of mirrors and cabinet space. And can we talk about the Master bedrooms and bathrooms? Seriously HEAVEN! IMG_0439IMG_0442IMG_0413IMG_0414IMG_0417IMG_0349IMG_0351IMG_0347IMG_0345IMG_0344IMG_0343IMG_0336IMG_0320IMG_0319IMG_0317IMG_0328IMG_0454

Since each home has two-stories, they also had a loft area on the top story! I have always had a thing for lofts. I love having a sitting area where my kids can play and watch T.V. that is near my bedroom and theirs. It is a great use of space. It could also be used as   study area or even a place for guests.IMG_0444IMG_0327IMG_0251

I am looking forward to watching this community as it develops and flourishes. I partnered with my friend from PermaGrin Films for this post to capture this amazing drone video of the three model homes we toured, along with the lot and neighborhood! Check it out!

Check out our previous post from when we toured Bayshores William Lyon’s Homes in Newark HERE!

Learn more about Wayland by William Lyon Homes by checking out their Facebook HERE!

Thank you for reading, and happy house hunting!