Where to Find Design Inspiration for Your New Home Build?
You’ve thought long and hard and weighed up the pros and cons between building a new home versus buying an existing one. In the end you’ve opted to build you own – you want to be able to express your unique needs and custom design your space to perfectly suit you and your family. You’ve done your research and chosen a reputable new home builder. Now where do you start when it comes to getting inspiration for your custom-built home?
Building your own home should be an exciting time when you get to plan and envision your dream living space, but with the endless styles and design options to choose from it can get overwhelming. Sometimes too much choice can cause the equivalent of writer’s block when it comes to home designs – are you contemporary, mid-century modern, farmhouse or yacht modern? If you are drowning in too much design styles, then there are some tried and true approaches that can help you to clarify your wants and needs and allow you to really enjoy this creative process. To help you navigate your way through the wonderful (and sometimes overwhelming) world of new home design we’ve put together a few tips below.
A vision or mood board is a great way to create a visual representation of your design style and can really get the creative juices flowing! Magazines are an old school way of sourcing ideas but why not try social media to get the edge when sourcing styles you would love to use in your own home? Pinterest can offer so much more in terms of scope and unlike magazines its free and easy to access. You can find pretty much anything online on this platform, and Pinterest has the added benefit of being able to create your own boards under different categories like bathroom, bedroom or landscaping to help keep ideas organized. Keep in mind that Pinterest also allows you the option to keep your boards a “secret”, meaning that these boards will be for your eyes only, and whomever you choose to invite to the board. Just use the search function to narrow down your options and get pinning!
A luxury home builder’s portfolio can be a real treasure trove of ideas for design inspiration and it’s a sensory experience the whole family can enjoy. You get to virtually walk through an inspiring space and browse room to room to get a feel for the possibilities and options. Whether it’s the clever lighting or the creative use of floor plans to transition from one living space to another, you’ll pick up a ton of design ideas. You’ll also have the added benefit of having experienced people on hand to answer your questions about the design process.
The Showroom Experience
Showrooms will have the latest and most innovative finishes, appliances and fixtures available and unlike sourcing through magazines or social media you will be able to experience the workmanship and sensory qualities firsthand. The showrooms that Tongue & Groove will take you to will always include our in-house interior designer to be on site to consult about your own individual style and wants. This expert advice can really help to bring your project