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How to Prepare for Your First Design Meeting
November 18, 2020

How to Prepare for Your First Design Meeting

You’ve decided to work with Bill Clark Homes to build the home of your dreams in North Carolina—congratulations! Whether you’re taking the simplified or personalized approach to your new construction home, part of the process is working with our design experts once the contract is signed. We’ve been helping new home buyers create beautiful, functional spaces for years and our in-house designers will guide you through the process of selecting premium interior finishes to reflect your personality and taste while infusing current style trends. Whether you have an exact vision in mind or need help finding design inspiration, we’ve detailed a few things to remember when preparing for your first official design meeting with Bill Clark Homes. 

Know your budget

One of our goals at Bill Clark Homes is to ensure the financial aspect of the home buying process goes as smoothly as possible—our recommended lenders will find the right financing option for your family to ensure a painless path to homeownership. We know how frustrating it is when other builders tell you they’ll stick to your budget, and then you end up with unexpected charges or unrealistic expectations. We’ll work with you and your budget to determine the quality of finishes that can go in your home without pushing you over your price range. 

Supply inspiration photos

When it comes to interior design, we know that some people are coming into their first meeting with an exact vision in mind and a Pinterest board full of ideas. There’s also buyers who want a lot of guidance—maybe they know one finish or feature they like but need help building out a complementary palette around it. We’re always happy to work with both types of buyers, as the interior design process is very personal and can sometimes be overwhelming. 

At Bill Clark Homes, we’ve curated a collection of finishes to help make the process easier and enjoyable for every type of buyer. Supplying inspiration photos and even videos can help our interior designers understand the color palette and overall style you’re hoping to achieve in your new home. The best places to find inspiration are Pinterest, social media platforms like Instagram and Tik Tok, home design websites and even television shows. 

Have a friend or family member with great taste? Bring photos or videos of the parts of their home you like, too. You can also check out our photo and virtual tour gallery for inspiration. 

Bring furniture samples

If you’re buying new furniture for your home or bringing already-owned pieces to the new place, we can work with those samples as well. Whether it’s a wooden dining room table you’d like to serve as a focal point, a new leather sofa or even your dream curtains, we can curate a palette that will complement your furniture and accent pieces to make your space cohesive and match your personal style. 

Trust the experts

Bill Clark Homes has been setting the benchmark for new-construction communities in North Carolina since 1977. We believe that your home is an intricate part of who you are, and we aim to make the home building process as simple as possible. Once you find the perfect neighborhood and floor plan in Greenville, New Bern or Wilmington, we’ll go the extra mile to ensure we’re meeting your family’s needs and building a home you’ll want to live in for years to come. Contact us today to get started. 

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