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What to Know Before Your First New Home Design Center Visit

March 31, 2021
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There are so many benefits to purchasing one of the brand new homes in Ridgefield WA, especially one of our homes that allows you to customize a wide range of floor plans to create the home of your dreams. Part of that customization comes from your visits to our Design Center. There, our staff will help you make your visions a reality, from light fixtures to faucets and so much more, you can easily put your own personal stamp on your home, right from the start.

Our Design Studio is one of the largest in the Pacific Northwest, ensuring you’ll have no shortage of choices when it comes to paint colors, flooring, tile, and everything else that goes into the finishing of your home. Our designer, Karen King, is a specialist in interior design and listens to your needs and helps you find the best materials and styles to fit your lifestyle and budgets.

Still, despite Karen’s expertise and perhaps because of the sheer size of the Design Studio, there are certain things you should do before your first visit. Having some sort of idea in mind before you go helps speed up the process, aid the designer in truly finding what is right for you, and helps keep you within your budget.

Ideally, you should be exploring home design magazines and websites, such as Houzz, to get lots of ideas of what really appeals to you. Use Pinterest to save all of these ideas, breaking the boards down into specific categories, ranging from front door to countertops.

Feel free to pin all sorts of styles and inspirations when you start. This will help you explore various styles and ultimately, it may help you narrow down what appeals to you most. While you might like some minimalism, you may also like bright, colorful fabrics, or pieces of ornate silver. See what dominates your interests for each room and then with the help of the designer, you may be able to find creative ways to mix design styles in ways that complement the room.

By having all of this inspiration and a sense of what you want your home’s interior to look like, it helps the designer more quickly hone in on what  you’re looking for and allows her to save you time when it comes to your visit to the Design Studio. Rather than being overwhelmed with choice, the design team can help you focus on a smaller range of items, making it easier to pick a final color, fabric, fixture, etc.

Designing a home isn’t just about the visuals; it’s about your lifestyle. If cleaning tends to get put off, you don’t want an interior that is full of fine details that will need constant dusting and cleaning. Similarly, if you know that your family tends to congregate in the kitchen, then the designer can help you create a kitchen that is not only ideal for cooking, but also welcoming and comfortable and designed to help maintain and grow your family bond. If you’re a bibliophile, the designer can help you create a fantastic and cozy reading nook. Think about how you want to use your home, not just how you want it to look.

Finally, make sure you have an understanding of your budget. You’ve already devoted a certain amount to the actual construction of your home and to avoid going over budget, it’s important to be aware of how much you have for the design. Being clear on the budget also allows the design team to help you find affordable alternatives when certain items are simply outside your budget. They can do wonders to help you create your dream home without breaking the bank.

By doing some research and thinking about what really appeals to you, both in looks and in how you use a home, and by setting a firm budget, you’ll be much better prepared for your first visit to the Design Studio. By providing this information, you’ll help to streamline the process and give yourself a fantastic opportunity to create one of the homes in Ridgefield WA that truly meets or even surpasses your vision.

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