How to Prepare for Your Design Center Visit

March 08, 2024

Now that you’ve decided to build a beautiful home in Cross Creek Ranch, it’s time for the next step — your design center visit. Your builder’s design center is where you will personalize your home and make it yours. It can also be overwhelming because you have so many choices. Here are some tips for preparing and getting the most out of your visit:

Set a Budget

Design centers are filled with beautiful upgrades for your home. It’s tempting to choose everything you fall in love with but that can significantly raise the price of your home.

Before you do anything, determine your budget and communicate this to the design center staff. They can help guide you toward options that align with your budget and offer cost-effective solutions without compromising on quality.

Define Your Needs

There are needs and there are wants. Make a list of the things you know you will need, like a media room or an extra bedroom. Then decide what you want, such as an extended patio or a wine room. Consider what specific products you're looking for, as well as any design styles or themes you're drawn to.

Create a Wish List

Make a list of the items you're interested in exploring at the design center, such as flooring options, countertops, cabinetry, fixtures and finishes. Having a clear idea of what you're looking for will help you stay focused during your visit.

Get Inspired

This is your chance to create the home of your dreams, so look for inspiration in magazines, websites, Pinterest or Instagram, and home improvement shows. Bring photos, swatches, samples of colors, materials and design elements that inspire you to share with the design center staff.

Prepare a List of Questions

Prepare a list of questions to ask the design center staff about their products, warranties and any other concerns you may have. Don't hesitate to seek clarification or additional information to ensure you make informed decisions.

Take Notes and Pictures

Take notes during your visit to jot down ideas, recommendations and important details discussed with the design center staff. If you are unsure about a product or upgrade, take pictures. When you get home you can look them over and make changes if necessary.

Go In With an Open Mind

While it's important to have a clear vision and preferences for your new home, be open to new ideas and suggestions from the design center professionals. They may offer insights and recommendations that you hadn't considered, leading to even better outcomes.

Visit Our Model Homes

Part of the fun of buying a new home is the opportunity to put your personal stamp on it. If you are looking for a place to settle down, visit our model homes today. Our builders’ representatives can help you find just what you are looking fo