Designing a home can be one of the most exciting parts of the home buying experience. However, EG Home understands it can also be quite overwhelming. From the countertops and flooring to the tile and light fixtures, plus everything in between, there are so many decisions to make. Luckily, we’re here to provide our homebuyers a stress-free designing experience unlike any other in our brand new Design Center. Take a look!
Where is the Best Home Builder Design Center?
At EG Home, we want to offer a tailored home design that’s flexible enough to fit everyone’s unique taste and lifestyle. It’s important to us that your home’s design be the backdrop to your happiest memories and show off your personal style. You’ll find that our brand new, state-of-the-art Design Center makes it more than possible to create the personalized home of your dreams.
Located in the heart of Southbury, Connecticut, the EG Home Design Center is the hub of the home building experience. With 2,500+ square feet of space, you’ll have a hands-on design experience like no other. It’s truly a one-stop-shop with designated areas for every design element you need for your home. The Design Center comprises three kitchen vignettes, a bathroom vignette, and a state-of-the-art design area. The kitchen displays feature various levels of cabinetry and island design, while the bathroom display includes a free-standing tub and a powder room. There are lighting displays throughout the space, along with samples of stairs, rails, fireplaces, tile, and flooring.
We have carefully selected top suppliers and manufacturers for the products used in EG’s homes because we want you to have the best of the best options. Then, we put them conveniently together in one location to take the stress of going from vendor to vendor out of the design process. Plus, you won’t have to do it alone! Our professional new home design consultants will prepare and guide you throughout your design appointments. Ask them any questions you have about the design process, warranties, where to start, etc. You’ll also have an opportunity to make selections using our innovative workstations. See and touch everything for a truly “hands-on” experience. Compare different options to see which combinations speak to you. Together, our Design Center and design team put YOU at the center of the creative process.
How to Design a Home
Keep Your Budget In Mind
Once you begin the design phase, it can be all too easy to go overboard – and over your budget. One of our in-house designers suggests making a list of your priorities. Price out all of the things that are valuable to you and weigh them out based on price and importance. We’ll work with you to determine how much you can afford and help you stick to it.
Think About Your Style
It’s always good to be prepared with some idea of what you want your home’s style to look like. If you’re not sure what that is yet, start browsing through design photos, magazines, Instagram, Houzz, Pinterest, etc. to get inspiration. Take note of some of the color schemes and styles you like. Do you prefer a more relaxed vibe like coastal or bohemian, or maybe you like bold styles like Hollywood glam or shabby chic? Determining your style or at least your likes and dislikes will be a great help when it comes to your design appointment.
Choosing Your Cabinets
In the open-layout floor plans we offer, the kitchen cabinets and flooring are two of the biggest selection decisions you’ll make. They play a huge role in setting the overall tone for your home’s design. No matter your overall style, there are tons of cabinetry options to choose from. Shaker-style cabinets are the most common type and are perfect for a traditional or modern look. Slab, flat panel, raised panel, and beaded styles are also great choices. Once you’ve chosen the style, you’ll move on to finishes and hardware. Keep in mind how you use your space every day. After all, cabinets are for storage and you want to make sure they’re both beautiful AND functional.
Lighting is Key
While our floor plan designs allow for maximum natural light to flow through, a few well-placed and stunning lights will make your home truly shine. As with many of the design selections you choose, make sure it follows the style you’re looking to achieve. Take a look at the cabinet and hardware you chose and find a complementary light fixture. There are three layers when it comes to lighting your home: ambient, task, and accent. Adding layers depending on the room size and room type will make a big difference. For example, the dining room can be used for multiple things besides mealtime (crafts, homework, family game night, etc.). It should be properly lit with a good ambient light source like a chandelier and then accent lights like spotlights to illuminate parts of the room where ambient light can’t reach.
Talk With An In-House Designer
There are a lot of design decisions to be made. You will be picking appliances, cabinetry, trim, paint colors, flooring, doorknobs, and more. But don’t forget that you’ll never have to make them alone! Our in-house designers are here to guide you through every step of the design process. They are there to answer any questions and offer suggestions on options that will make your home feel like yours as well as keep it functional for how you live. We want your home design experience to be easy and enjoyable, so remember to have fun!
Contact Us Today & Learn About our Hands-On Award-Winning Design Center Experience!
EG Home is happy to provide this unique experience to our customers. Our one-stop-shop Design Center has everything you could need to add that extra touch of personality to your EG home. Most recently, EG Home was awarded Best Product Showroom for our Design Center by the 2022 Home Building Industry (“HOBI”) Awards from the HBRA of Connecticut.
Get a closer look at what your new home could be with a visit to our Design Center. We offer communities in Connecticut where you can build your dream home or shop a quick move-in home with a variety of move-in timelines. We can’t wait to work with you and bring your home design vision to life! Contact us for more information.