Building a new, custom home comes with a whole lot of excitement and a lot more decisions to be made. Picturing yourself in your new home, built to your expectations and vision is super exciting. But there’s some work to do first. The experts at Modern Structure are here to help you along the way.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO MAKE HOME DESIGN DECISIONS ON TIME?
A new home is built around careful timing and relentless scheduling. While we do handle all of that on our end, we need information from you to keep things moving.
Here is what making home design decisions (in a timely manner) does for you:
- Keeps you involved in the entire building process.
- Helps us keep the building process moving so your move in day doesn’t get pushed back.
- Helps keep your costs down by giving us the opportunity to lock pricing in.
- Allows us, as the builder, to ensure that your home is exactly what you envision. .
- Allows us, your builder, the proper time to react and move forward with the decisions you make..
Our rule of thumb: Making decisions early will avoid costly additions later.
When you think about building a new custom home or detached structure; it can seem overwhelming. There’s a lot to think about. Like exterior finishes, roof color, paint, appliances and more.
We are experienced custom home builders, so we know a lot about how this works, and can walk you through the entire process. With over 20 years of experience, we pride ourselves on keeping projects on time, so long as design decisions are made in a timely manner.
WHAT HOME DESIGN DECISIONS SHOULD YOU MAKE FIRST?
So what are all these decisions we are talking about? What do you need to decide now? We can help!
Before we start drawing plans for your new home, there are a few important things to determine.
- Will the home you are envisioning fit on your lot?
- We can help you determine that!
- Do you have floor plan ideas?
- How do you want to “live” in your new home?
- How do you want it to flow and work with your lifestyle?
- What style are you going for?
- Are you looking for a Farmhouse look? More contemporary? Prairie style?
- The geometry/shape of your home can really set the tone.
- No clue? We are happy to help.
WHAT HOME DESIGN DECISIONS COME NEXT?
After you’ve chosen your floor plan and overall home style, you will move on to selecting your exterior and interior finishes. And trust us, this part is fun, because your personality truly shines.
For interior finishes, we encourage you to focus on the areas you use the most; such as the kitchen, living room and bathrooms. These rooms may be different for you. What spaces do you spend the most time in? Focus on those.
Interior finishes include: flooring, doors, trim, cabinetry, countertops, plumbing, lighting and tile. We want our future homeowners to feel comfortable making these big decisions, so we’ve created a detailed checklist for you to work through. This checklist covers every detail that comes with building a new home. Our motto: “Let your creativity flow!”
What to focus on: Interior lighting, cabinets, cabinet hardware and countertops can become a focal point of a room. These focal points help you fill the rest of your spaces with artwork. furniture and accent pieces, after you’ve moved in.
For exterior finishes, it’s important to stay consistent with the interior finishes you already selected. The overall style of the interior and exterior should compliment each other.
Exterior finishes include: siding, roofing, brick/stone, lighting, doors, windows, driveways and garage doors. And of course, our detailed checklist is available to walk you through the decision making process.
What to focus on: Put a focus on elements of your home that have a big impact! Like windows, window trim, doors and lighting.
WHAT DESIGN DECISIONS WILL YOU MAKE LAST?
At this point; you are down to those final, small details. This part of designing your custom home is like putting your personal stamp on your home. Making these little selections will create a home unlike anyone else’s. And there’s nothing better than that.
The last items to check off your list are:
- paint colors for all interior walls
- trim details
These are likely the most enjoyable details to select, because one little detail can make a huge impact on the look and feel of your home. And for all of these details, we are available to help you determine the best possible option for the style you are looking for, and for your budget.
With all of this being said; ff you aren’t sure where to start, we have a trusted list of Evansville area interior designers that we can recommend. We have worked with many of them and put our full confidence in them.
WE KEEP YOUR NEW HOME PROJECT ON TIME AND WITHIN YOUR BUDGET
Our #1 goal throughout your build is to keep you involved and informed the entire time.With this close builder-client partnership, we can keep your project on time, by helping you make timely design selections that suit your style and your budget.
We are currently building in the Evansville, Indiana area and would love to sit down and talk with you about building your new custom home.
To schedule a free building consultation, fill out this easy form, and we will get in touch with you.
To view current and past projects, visit our website.
We can’t wait to see what you create!