Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Design Center

I still need to do a blog post about our Spring Break trip to St George, but that will take quite a while, and I don't have time to do it quite yet.

The Monday after we got back into town we had our appointment at the Design Center. To pick out basically EVERYTHING for the new house we're building in Saratoga Springs.

I wasn't really sure what to expect. I had a little apprehension about not being able to pick things that went well together, and being overwhelmed with all the choices we had to make. It ended up being a lot easier than I had thought, and the designer that worked with us helped us to pick things that were really cohesive and worked well together. He also helped us to decide on those things were really wise to upgrade, and those things that we could easily change out ourselves, or could wait until later.

The design center was quite large. But not everything was available to us, since not every builder offers the exact same options. Here's just a small sample of what the design center had to offer:

There were also several kitchen and bathroom showrooms, flooring, wood (fireplace and staircase) options, it was endless. We even had to decide where we wanted our electric outlets, cable outlets, phone jacks, etc.  Wish we could have thought about those a little more before we had to make a final decision!

We had been told to schedule 4-6 hours for our appointment, but our builder had just barely switched over to this design center and things didn't go quite as smoothly as normal. We ended up being there for EIGHT HOURS! Thank goodness for my mom who watched Chase all day. In the end we were really happy with everything that we picked, even though we ended up a little higher than we were hoping since we HAD to have several of the upgrades. Here are a few of the choices that we made, hopefully we'll still love them when they're actually in the house!

I'm so excited to see the final product. I just wish I didn't have to wait so long!


Malinovka said...

Oh, wow--so overwhelming! Yes, I can believe it took 8 hours, but MAN! I'm having a hard enough time deciding where we want to live and what kind of home layout we want. I can't imagine trying to decide on countertops and fixtures too! But it's exciting. I'm sure you'll love it!

Kristen said...

So exciting! I can't wait to see it when it's done.