You did it! You’re under contract on a new construction home! Now that you’ve signed your purchase agreement, you’re ready for the fun part. It’s time to visit the Home Design Center to personalize your home!
One of the benefits of a new construction home is making it your own. You get to select the design finishes that make your home stand out from others on the block, like flooring, cabinets, countertops, and more. Does it sound fun or overwhelming? Luckily, you won’t have to tackle it alone. Our New Home Design Center makes it easy to personalize your home with the best design selections chosen just for your floor plan and a Design Consultant to guide you through the whole process!
Are you feeling nervous about your appointment? There’s no need to be! Keep reading for a sneak peek at what to expect at your New Home Design Center appointment!
- What are home builder’s Design Centers?
- Who will help me at the Home Design Center?
- What options do I get to select in the Home Design Center?
- When will I get to visit the Home Design Center?
- How do I prepare for my Home Design Center appointment?
- How much should I budget for upgrades at the Home Design Center?
What are home builder’s Design Centers?
Home builder’s Design Centers are showrooms built specifically for selecting design finishes for your new home. These studios showcase the design features and interior finishes you will be choosing for your kitchen, bathrooms, and beyond. Centers are exclusively for the home builder’s buyers, meaning they aren’t open to the public–only new home buyers are permitted.
Inside the Home Design Center, you can expect to find real-life examples of working kitchens, bathrooms, and even living rooms. You’ll also find walls, shelves, and drawers full of artfully selected modern finishes and special touches. Rest assured that our expert Design Consultants are continuously updating our Home Design Center to reflect the most current interior design trends.
Some of the items you’ll select in the New Home Design Center include:
- Cabinetry style, colors, and hardware
- Hardwood, tile, and carpet flooring
- Kitchen and bathroom fixtures, backsplash, and countertops
- Lighting fixtures
- Fireplace stone, brick, and other materials
Consider the Home Design Center a one-stop-shop for your home design without the infinite options you’d find online. Our Design Consultants have carefully selected a variety of current design styles and finishes to make your home your own.
Worried you won’t be able to do it alone? You don’t have to!
Who will help me at the Home Design Center?
When it’s time to visit the Brock Built New Home Design Center, we will pair you with one of our Design Studio Consultants. Our Consultants are experienced design experts trained in supporting new home buyers as they personalize their new homes.
Upon stepping into the New Home Design Center, new home buyers may feel several emotions, but excitement is the most common! Our Design Studio Consultants greet you at the door and will guide you through the entire personalization process. Whether you have too many ideas or none at all, Brock Built’s Consultants are there to help you pull it all together into a design package you’ll be excited to see come to life!
When will I get to visit the Home Design Center?
Soon after finalizing your home’s purchase agreement, you’ll make your appointment to visit the Home Design Center. The best part is that you’ll be able to make all of your design selections and plans in just one appointment! No more traveling all over the city to find parts and pieces at multiple stores–it’s all under one roof.
How do I prepare for my Home Design Center appointment?
To prepare for your Home Design Center appointment, gather inspiration photos, color palettes, and photos of your current furniture. Your inspiration will give your Design Consultant an idea of your taste and lifestyle.
Some of our favorite places to find home design inspiration are:
- Our Model Homes
- Home design magazines like Dwell, Atlanta Homes
- HGTV and Magnolia Network TV shows
Before your appointment, your Design Consultant will gather information about your floor plan, including all of the design selections you can choose from for your specific plan and timeline. They may prepare artboards of pre-selected design suggestions to make your choices even easier.
You should also prepare a budget for upgrades so that your Design Consultant can help steer you in the right direction without going over your budgetary limit.
How much should I budget for upgrades at the Home Design Center?
The cost of your design selections greatly depends on the design upgrades you choose at your home builder’s Design Centers.
At Brock Built, we pride ourselves on delivering quality design selections even in our standard design packages. We seek out the best brands in the industry for all budgets, so each of our home buyers can have the personalized home of their dreams.
Upgrades can be costly, but prioritizing your design upgrades can significantly impact your budget. Our Design Studio Consultant Yvette Richburg recommends focusing your budget on items that are harder to change later:
“I try to bring focus towards the larger projects. Flooring, which I call the 5th wall, can be a big objection to overcome due to it being a rather large ticket item. Once you understand how little the additional money spent affects the monthly payment and the inconvenience of making this change later down the line, upgrading at the Design Center is a pretty easy decision to make.”
It’s important to come to your New Home Design Center appointment with a total budget. A budget will help your Design Consultant guide you in a meaningful direction toward the style you desire while avoiding any unpleasant surprises when you receive the final cost.
Other than move-in day, selecting design finishes is one of the most exciting parts of the new construction process! Soon, your new home will be completely personalized just for you, by you.
We can’t wait to welcome you to our Home Design Center, and we look forward to helping you select the finishing touches on your dream home! Get in touch with our team to find your new home today.