A new homes magazine has plenty of picture perfect homes that’ll get your imagination going. It might feel like these looks are out of reach for most homebuilders, but that’s an illusion.
In fact, the home of your dreams is not a fairy tale. You don’t need a magic wand or real-life airbrushing skills to get the looks you find in new homes magazines. Instead, you can frame the home of your choice by using magazines and pictures as inspiration.
Create a collage of your perfect home.
Your collage may be constructed in the traditional method by cutting out clippings from a new homes magazine, or you can pin items from the magazine’s website to a Pinterest board. The important action is to tag what inspires you about the picture. Is it the color scheme, the oversized cabinetry, or the kitchen island that caught your attention?
Some specifics are certainly up to you as the decorator. However the builder should be involved if any of the inspiration you get from a new homes magazine involves a particular upgrade or additional feature. For example, you’ll want to ask the builder for a layout with an optional sunroom if your favorite picture is of a woman reading in a sunlit area surrounded by plants.
Read the articles for design terms you want to incorporate in your construction.
Maybe a new homes magazine has a picture that you can’t describe in words. The articles help you recreate the look when you are buying a new home. For instance, the master bedroom you love so much that you’ve dog-eared its page in the magazine may have a unique, more ornate ceiling. The article blurb will tell you whether it is called a cathedral or tray ceiling, or if crown molding helped to achieve the look. Your builder offers optional features and upgrades to achieve the magazine looks you desire.
Echelon Homes has over 15 years of experience creating picture perfect dream homes. View our attractive communities and floor plans online, with colorful artist renditions, to achieve a new homes magazine look.
Article by: Jennifer Elkow
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