Ideal Design Center Options and Solutions

Homeowners inside home under construction

April 12, 2021

If you’re thinking about building a custom home with Ideal Homes and Neighborhoods but worry the myriad of decisions will be overwhelming, rest easy. The Ideal Homes & Neighborhoods Design Center stands ready to help you through the maze of turning a new house into a home. We can offer design advice on every aspect of the aesthetics of your new home – exterior finishes, cabinet styles and paint or stain colors, countertops, and backsplashes, flooring, faucets, lighting, and more.

We can even help with all those small details like where to place your television. We’ll help you choose where you should place extra electrical outlets and how many you need. Do you want cables and cords hidden? Maybe you want to light a bookshelf or display your prize aquarium. You will need extra outlets in areas where they are not called for by code. Again, our designers have the answers.

The Process

Our Design Center will help you focus on what is important when making those decisions about options impacting the ambiance and livability of your new home. 

As you get close to your Design Center experience, you will be matched with an Ideal Homes & Neighborhoods designer who will take you step-by-step through the entire process. The decisions are yours, but your designer can help you narrow the choices that interest you. Generally, most homebuyers make their final selections on design elements within 30 days of being assigned a designer. Completing your homework in the Design Guide will speed up the process.

Initial Meeting

This meeting generally lasts about two hours and covers the all-important budget and other options available to you such as extra fencing or concrete, extra electrical outlets, and more.

In-Person Options Selection

At this meeting, you’ll be able to see and touch actual finishes to judge color and texture to make sure your choices are exactly what you want. After all, you’ll be living with these decisions for a while! This meeting lasts two to three hours and is held at the Design Center with only you and the designer present. This is important decision-making time, so distractions should be held to a minimum. 

Final Meeting

After finishes and other options are selected, there will be a final meeting to sign off on all selections. 

After Final Sign-Off

Your selections and support documents will be converted into a building plan. Your new home will go through purchasing and permitting, purchase orders will be issued, and the Start Packet will be sent to the builder. This process takes about three weeks. You will receive more information from your new home consultant at the beginning of construction to get things rolling.

Trust the Process!

We know you’re anxious to get into your new house so we’ll work hard to complete construction as quickly as possible.

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