Home » Preparing for Your Design Studio Appointment

Our Blog

Call Today!
(888) 627-0013

Preparing for Your Design Studio Appointment

December 28, 2019
Published by

Some people beginning the process of having a new home built for them have been planning intensively, down to the exact shade of white they want the ceilings painted. Others, though, may not be quite so prepared for the interior design aspect of building a new home. While the thought of having a whole home designed to your preferences is one of the many perks of building from scratch, making all of those choices can also feel overwhelming sometimes. To avoid that feeling, there are ways to prepare before you step foot in the design studio for your first appointment. With preparation, the design team can ensure you get exactly what your mind envisions.

A great start is to visit the various Garrette Custom Homes model homes, especially if they have one in the floor plan you’ve chosen. Even if it’s a different home design, seeing the model homes is a great way to find ideas for colors, finishes, furniture arrangements and much more. Feel free to take photos of the elements that appeal to you to take with you to your appointment.

Perhaps one of the best ways to explore a variety of home decor ideas is to spend some time on websites like Pinterest and Houzz. There are numerous ways to search based on colors, rooms, and individual elements, from faucets to throw pillows. Create separate boards for each room or each individual item. As you look through all of the images you save, you can start to get a clear idea of what really appeals to you. Start by saving anything that appeals and then use what you see to narrow down an idea and style. You can always go back and delete things that ultimately aren’t going to fit. Letting the design studio staff see your overall choices also gives them a clearer direction to help you find just what you want.

Of course, your designer will send you information prior to you appointment and it’s important to carefully review this. Print out your builder option summary form and add notes if necessary to further help your designer.

By taking these steps and doing some work in advance to get a clearer idea of what appeals to you, you better enable your designer to help you create the home you’re trying to build. With their own experience, they can take your ideas and provide suggestions and ideas that match your style and your budget. Most of all, don’t worry. You’re in their capable hands and at the end of the process, you’ll have turned one of the Vancouver Washington homes into your ideal home.

Tags: , ,

Categorized in: , , , , ,

This post was written by Garrette Custom Homes

Download your FREE copy of our Single Level Living Catalog!

Download Today!

New Home Design Studio

New Home Design Studio

Discover how to personalize your new Garrette Custom Home and create the home of your dreams at our Design Studio.

Learn More

Events That Matter

  • Open House at Solitude at Skyfall

    Open House at Solitude at Skyfall

    Open House Event in Bremerton! When: April 27th – 28th from 11am – 5pm Where: 5543 Big Buck PL NW, Bremerton, WA 98312 Get ready to tour 3 expertly curated homes in Bremerton at the Solitude at Skyfall community. These stunning homes feature 3+ bedrooms, 2.5+ bathrooms, inviting open floor plans that spark joy and… Read More »

  • Floor Plan Profile: Palisade

    Floor Plan Profile: Palisade

    As a respected home builder in Portland OR, we invite you to contact us and learn more about our wide range of floor plans, which include single-story ramblers, as well as two-story homes, including those with the primary bedroom on the main floor. Our homes are designed to meet your needs and fit your lifestyle,… Read More »

  • Community Profile: Territorial Place Estates

    Community Profile: Territorial Place Estates

    We now have presale homes and lots available in the Territorial Places Estates community. These new homes in Canby OR are ideally located and feature some of our most in-demand floor plans. Territorial Place Estates is situated near the Willamette River and provides easy access to shopping, dining, parks, and more. Whether cooking at home… Read More »

    Signup for your FREE copy of our Single Level Living Catalog

    Request Information

      * Required