Milestone: Design Selections

Milestone: Design Selections

If you read my Building 101 – The Design Studio post, you’re familiar with what goes on at the design studio and the important things we considered during this phase of our new home build.

I went into my design meetings with a clear vision, a broad understanding of what my options were and most importantly, what my overall budget was for upgrades. Having an organized budget tool to manage the wide range of selections that are involved in the design process was critical. I can’t emphasize how beneficial it was to have a spreadsheet of every upgrade I considered. It helped me refine my upgrades to fit within my budget and included a contingency plan as well.

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Building 101 – The Design Studio

Building 101 – The Design Studio

Ahh the design studio; home and host of every finish that will go into your new build. Soak it in; there’s a lot to unpack here.

Once you’re contract is complete, you’ll be assigned to a design partner through the builder to guide you through this critical process. I cannot express enough how important this relationship is. You will only get 2-3 appointments if you’re lucky. So, if you don’t vibe with the designer you’re assigned to, don’t be shy to ask for someone else to work with.

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