When building a Thomsen Home, you will have two design appointments with your design specialist. This step can be overwhelming for some people, use our tips below to help prepare for your design appointments.
Before Your Appointment
- Create a list of everything you want to include in your home and be prepared to remove some things (or even add a few). Our design specialists recommend adding items to your home that will be harder to add later on, such as a gas line rough in for a future fireplace. Gather ideas from Pinterest and Houzz to help spark some creative ideas. You can even print these off or save them on your phone or tablet to show your design specialist during your appointment.
- Calculate your budget. Let your Design Specialist know what your budget is up front. They will be able to take your budget into consideration when helping you select certain options for your home.
- Consider your lifestyle and needs such as children, pets, storage, large kitchens, entertaining, etc when thinking about options to add to your home.
- Consider these questions before your appointment:
- What area of your home do you spend the most time in? How about the second most?
- Do you entertain friends or family in your home? If so, what features do you wish you had to enhance the entertaining experience?
- Consider the exterior of your home – What colors are you leaning towards? Do you prefer brick or stone?
- Do you feel as though you never have enough storage in your home? If so, where do you feel you need more? Kitchen/Pantry, bathroom, laundry room, mudroom, master closet?
During Your Appointment
- Bring your own samples of fabric swatches from your furniture, curtains, etc. Having a visual of what your décor pieces look like might help you decide on what selections you choose for your home.
- Once you select your samples during your design appointment, take pictures of the samples for future planning and decorating ideas.
After Your Appointment
- Once your design appointments are done, you can sit back and relax while your home is being built!
If you’re looking for more design tips and trends, check out our design section on the blog.