KitchenOne of the most exciting parts of purchasing a new home is the opportunity to make your design selections. If you purchase pre-construction, you often get to style the home exactly as you’d like, from the color of the cabinets to appliance selection to light fixtures. And if you decide to purchase a new home available for immediate delivery, you still get to decide on what colors you’d like to paint and how to put your furniture and decorations together.

Standard Pacific Homes, a builder at WaterGrass, has pulled together several tips for new homebuyers who are getting ready to make their selections and decorate their homes. A few of their tips when planning your new home:

  • Plan the style and tone. Think ahead about what tone you’d like to set in your home. Then consider cabinetry finishes, appliances, paint colors, fixtures, or flooring selections for your kitchens and bathrooms that match that tone.
  • Understand what’s standard. As you walk through the model and read through your materials, be certain you understand the features that are included or optional in your new home. Consider what’s important to upgrade, as well as how the standard features fit into your design plan.
  • Make a wish list scrap book. Put together a scrapbook of photos of the model that show what you like. Cut out pictures from magazines and catalogs that show your style and finishes you prefer.
  • Inventory furniture and design pieces you have. Put together cushions, swatches, or photos of your key furniture pieces. If you are making selections on a new construction home, bring the pieces to the showroom to coordinate colors.
  • Consider your lifestyle. Think of how you’ll use each room. For instance, you may need more electrical outlets for your home office. Or, you might want a stain-resistant carpet if you have small children or pets. Consider furniture placement when locating cable jacks and outlets.

Check out Standard Pacific’s complete list of tips. If you’d like to get started designing your new home, set up an appointment to visit Standard Pacific at WaterGrass today!

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