Categories: Home Buying | Posted: January 23, 2018
When you’re in the process of deciding on the floor plan for your new home, you probably don’t put much thought into the cabinet hardware or the bathroom faucet. You’re in “big picture” thinking mode. But these details are like brush strokes on the canvas that will define your home, inside and out. McGuinn Homes Design Center is staffed with professionals whose sole purpose is to help you apply the perfect finishes to your masterpiece.
Let’s dive into the details that we can help you consider and choose when you buy a new home. These options will be incorporated into your cost and mortgage, so it’s important to understand which are standard features and which ones incur an upgrade. Then, you can prioritize the importance of each feature.
Start by determining your budget. When you choose the floor plan and homesite, do you have room for adding upgrades that matter? At McGuinn Homes, we include a wide selection of standards that deliver the quality you’re looking for, so you don’t need to enhance it. Our “standards” are high, because we are committed to giving you more.
Your Selections Coordinator at McGuinn Homes Design Center will ask you about your lifestyle. How do you actually live in your home? What’s important in your daily routine? What’s your decorating style? Do you like to entertain? If so, what’s a typical gathering for you and your guests? It could be anything from game night to a formal dinner party.
If you have ideas about your color selections, bring your photos and swatches to share. Also, be prepared with photos of furnishings that you will use in your new home, so you can see how it works with your design selections. The Selections Coordinator knows how to use this information to guide you through the choices that will fit perfectly with your vision.
The color pallet is an important choice. It impacts the walls, doors, cabinets, countertops, flooring, and appliances. Your color choices should blend and flow from room to room, without a disruptive feeling. With an open concept floor plan, in particular, inconsistency in color will be very apparent. It might not be obvious, but you will feel that imbalance in your home’s environment.
In addition to choosing wall colors and flooring, you will be deciding on design details, like your front door, interior and exterior light fixtures, door and cabinet hardware, and plumbing fixtures. You will browse the many granite countertop colors and cabinet designs we offer.
Every Thursday evening, our Design Center hosts a Preview Party. We invite you to stop in and look through the options and products we offer. It’s a great way to jump-start your thinking for your personal design choices.
Making thoughtful choices in these design details in advance will make your move-in much easier. You’ll be ready to place your furniture, unpack, and start living the life you dreamed about.
McGuinn Homes is a home builder in the Columbia, South Carolina, region. When you’re ready to consider buying a new home, browse our floor plans, new home communities, and quick move-in homes. If you already have property, we will build on your lot, too. Contact us to learn why McGuinn Homes should be your builder.