We’ve all heard the horror stories about building a new home. From overwhelming design choices to overextended budgets, building a home can be stressful. At Silverton Custom Homes, we’re firm believers that building the home of your dreams should be an enjoyable experience. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of five tips to make designing your new home easy.
Don’t Be Afraid of Color
While beiges and whites make matching easy, they can also be a little boring. Opting for brighter, bolder colors can add drama and volume to any room, making it feel larger. The great thing about paint is it is an affordable way to update your home’s design if you grow tired of your chosen color.
Look to the Future
Work future opportunities into your home’s design. Ensure kid’s rooms allow for growth, such as being able to fit a full or queen size bed. Likewise, office space should be able to pull double duty as an extra bedroom should you need it. Simply incorporate a window and closet into the room’s design for added flexibility.
Don’t Get Too Trendy
Trends are great but they tend to lack staying power. When selecting more permanent finishes like tile, flooring, and cabinetry, stick with classic materials and colors. Tried and true favorites like white subway tile provide more versatility and can be enhanced with decor. Think about it this way; how much will it cost you to remodel if the design starts to look dated?
Know When to Splurge
It’s not necessary to choose the most expensive finishes for your custom home. In fact, there are several ways you can actually save money and still get the look you want. For example, you can still achieve a luxurious master bathroom by mixing a less costly tile option with other luxury finishes and accessories. In addition, laying tile in an unexpected pattern is a great way to add visual interest without the added cost.
Go With the Flow
Your new home should flow seamlessly from room to room, so avoid a hodgepodge of design elements. Instead, choose flooring, paint, and window coverings that work in harmony throughout the home.
Designing a home from scratch can be an overwhelming experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Working with an experienced builder like Silverton Custom Homes can streamline the process and remove any added stress. Choosing to work with our award-winning team means you have exclusive access to our Design Studio and our amazing interior designers. Together, we will walk you through every step of the building process and ensure your new home is everything you dreamed.