Chances are, you’ve heard a horror story or two about building a custom home from scratch. From navigating design choices to overblown budgets, building a home can be a stressful process. However, our team at Morning Star Builders believe building your dream home should be a pleasant experience. To help the design process go smoothly, we’ve put together a list of five design tips for your new home. Check them out below!

Don’t Be Afraid of Color

While the flexibility of beiges and whites is appealing, these colors tend to be on the boring side. To mix things up, opt for brighter and bolder colors. Doing so not only adds drama and volume to the room but also makes it feel larger. Even better? Paint is a super affordable way to change up your home’s design if you grow tired of the current color.

Plan for the Future

When building a new home, it’s important to create a design that allows for growth. Design children’s bedrooms to grow with them so they can accommodate a full or queen size bed. For added flexibility, work a window and closet into your home office space so it can double as an extra bedroom down the road.

Choose Timeless Designs

Like most people, we love a good trend. However, what’s trendy now may not stay trendy. With that in mind, we recommend sticking with classic materials and colors when selecting more permanent finishes like tile, flooring, and cabinetry. By selecting timeless favorites, you won’t have to worry about your design looking dated just a few years down the road. A good rule of thumb is to consider how much it will cost to remodel the space if your selections go out of style.

Know When to Save and When to Splurge

Just because you’re building a custom home doesn’t mean you need the most expensive finishes money can buy! There are plenty of ways to save money and still achieve the look you want. Let’s say you’ve been dreaming of a luxurious, spa-like master bathroom. You can save money by choosing a less expensive tile and putting the savings towards luxury finishes and accessories.

Go With the Flow

The way your home flows is essential to its overall design. The materials and accessories you’ve selected should blend together to create a seamless design. When selecting flooring, paint, and window coverings, avoid a hodgepodge of materials, patterns, and colors. Instead, pick items that work in harmony with one another throughout the home.

Designing a home from scratch can be an overwhelming experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Working with an experienced builder like Morning Star Builders can streamline the process and remove any added stress. Together, we will walk you through every step of the building process and ensure your new home is everything you dreamed.

Ready to get started designing your new home? Contact our team for more information about our available homesites and our building process.