Decor studios by home builders have become the perfect place where home buyers can fine tune the purchase of their new abodes by personalizing the options available to them.
These studios and centres are created to help home buyers see their design come to life – and to create their dream home.
Cassandra Soares, marketing co-ordinator with Rosehaven Homes in Oakville, Ont., says the builder’s Decor Studio brings together inspired ideas and expert advice in a beautiful setting where customers have the opportunity to make their new Rosehaven home truly their own.
“When you buy the house, you are choosing it based on the floor plan and the exterior colours that you like. But once you get into the Decor Studio, you get to choose everything from your floors, baseboards, doors, ... countertops, handles, hinges and wall tiles,” Soares says.
“Once you get into the kitchen area, you can really customize the kitchen to basically what you want dependent on price again and what the floor plan allows us.”
The Rosehaven Decor Studio is the company’s state-of-the-art facility at 145 Reynolds St. in Oakville, incorporating more than 3,000 square feet of cutting-edge finishes. Numerous decor ideas are there to spark a customer’s imagination and consultants will help the customer decide on what their dream home will look like inside.
“We offer browsing on Thursdays where people can come in and take a look and then every purchaser gets a minimum of two appointments that that they set to sit down and talk with a designer in the decor studio,” Soares says.
Rosehaven offers standard finishes and there are multiple colours available so that, even if someone does not want to upgrade their finishes, they are able to customize their home with the standard finishes. Rosehaven has been offering the decor centre and its services since 1992.
“At the Decor Studio our goal is to get purchasers excited and involved in the interior finishing process of their new homes,” says Larissa Metcalfe, senior decor consultant for Rosehaven.
Sue Bigioni, who runs the Decor Centre for The Fairway Collection at Deer Creek, presented by master builder Jerry Coughlan and Grand Homes, says the project will include 27 luxury homes on one-acre lots in Ajax, Ont.
“Once the clients have purchased the home, then they come to me and we select the finishings of the home. So we have a decor centre set up in one of our models and we have all the samples of the products that we use. We have our standard products that the builder would put in a house unless of course they upgrade and then we have different options for upgrades for the client,” Bigioni says.
“So I sit with them at for least two or three meetings. The houses are rather large so it takes quite some time to go through all of the finishings and select the colours. We just go through and we select all the tiles, the flooring, all the details in the millwork, the doors, the trims, the countertops, faucets, all the plumbing fixtures,” Bigioni says.
“There’s quite a lot there.”
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