Your home is more than a dwelling. It's an expression of who you are. Designing a custom home is a very personal endeavor. It's easy to get caught up in the details and lose focus. Here's a general framework for approaching your home design selections, from floor plans to architectural features, to interior detail elements.
Tips for selecting a floor plan
Your home's floor plan will dictate how your family moves around the space - where you gather, where you study and work, and where you quietly unwind. Consider how you want your home to function. Drees Homes offers many flexible floor plans that enable you to use rooms in different ways. When selecting one to work with your lifestyle, consider:
Many Drees floor plans offer an interactive design tool. Ready to explore?
Design features that fit your style
After selecting a floor plan, it's time to start thinking about design amenities. Here's a creative, step by step approach to thinking about your new home's features in terms of both your lifestyle and aesthetic.
Exterior features: What does "curb appeal" mean to you?
Drees Homes offers a variety of architectural styles to suit many tastes. Here are a few questions to help you start thinking about what "curb appeal" means to you:
- What kind of external materials suit your style? Brick? Stone? Siding? A combination of materials?
- Do you envision your entryway as a place to sit on a porch swing and relax with neighbors or as a stately space for welcoming guests?
- Do you prefer your home to blend with its surroundings or stand out from them?
A variety of home elevation styles are available in our Drees communities.
Interior features: The details that define your style.
From paint colors to tile; bathroom fixtures to light fixtures; flooring to ceilings; and everything else (including the kitchen sink): There are so many exciting interior design choices for making your custom built home truly yours! When selecting design features, it's best to start with broad strokes, such as:
- How does your family spend time together? What features will encourage spending time together for your family?
- What kinds of technology will you need (or want) in different areas of your home?
- How would you define your furniture style? Traditional? Modern? Eclectic? Ethnically-inspired?
- Will your possessions become part of your home's design, requiring more open storage, or will your storage spaces keep your possessions out of view?
Need a little help honing your vision?