You’ve bought, or are thinking about buying, your new KB Home and now you’re excited to explore all the finishing touches waiting for you in the KB Home Design Studio.
Want to know what to expect? Below is a handy guide and checklist to make the most of your Studio experience.
First Things First – Take Advantage of Studio Preview Hours & Events
You can visit the Studio anytime during Preview Hours. This informal visit is a wonderful way to become familiar with the layout of the Studio and the types of choices that will become available to you when you build your new home.
Interested in a monochromatic kitchen? You’ll discover coordinating cabinets, countertops, backsplashes, faucets, appliances and more. Create the kitchen that your friends will envy – and still stay well within your budget!
Attending a Studio Preview will put you one step ahead for your first appointment with your Personal Design Consultant!
The Big Picture – Your Studio Appointments
At KB Home, your Studio experience will most likely consist of two appointments (one to make your selections, and then one to finalize your choices). However, some locations may schedule more appointments so always ask to be sure. Before your first appointment, you’ll be assigned a Personal Design Consultant who will assist you during the selection process. Your consultant will be able to answer any questions that you may have.
Due to the length of your appointments (2-4 hours), and because we want you to get the most out of your appointment time with your Personal Design Consultant, you may not want to bring the little ones with you.
BONUS TIP: Many homebuyers have found it helpful to go back to the model home before their final appointment. There may be something you’ve forgotten or overlooked. No time to spare? Spin around your new home on one of our virtual tours on KBHome.com. This convenient online tool allows you to review your floor plan at any time, from anywhere, including right up to your appointment time.
Things You Can Do to Prepare for Your First Appointment:
1. Determine your budget.
If you know the total amount you can afford to spend before you start spending, then it will be easier to decide which options are most important to you and where you’d like to allocate your money. For instance, if you’re an avid cook you might want to select higher-end appliances for the kitchen and save money somewhere else. Or if you’re a techie, you may want to upgrade with KB Connect and save money in the kitchen.
BONUS TIP: Be honest with yourself about what you can afford so your Personal Design Consultant can steer you toward things that you’ll love that are still within your budget.
2. Determine your home’s personal style.
Surfing Pinterest or Houzz can be a fun way to find photos that represent and inspire your personal design style. You could also watch HGTV or other home-inspired programs for design inspiration and product ideas. You could even bring in pictures of your current home!
BONUS TIP: Have fun! Save pics of your favorite kitchens, baths, bedrooms and more. While the KB Home Design Studio may not offer the exact choices you see on Pinterest, HOUZZ, or other social media sites, we are confident that our experienced Studio Design Consultants will be able to help you find something similar from the array of carefully curated popular and on-trend choices. Sharing your style pictures during your appointment will make it a lot easier to achieve the design looks that you love!
3. Determine your lifestyle.
How you live in your home will guide many of your home selections. For instance, if you have young children who will be beating a path to the backyard, then you’ll want to select a durable flooring option around your patio doors. If you have seasonal allergies, you may want to forgo carpeting or limit it to specific areas of your home.
BONUS TIP: Here are some great lifestyle questions to get you started:
- What do I love about my current home?
- What would I love to change about my current home?
- Where do I need durable or minimal maintenance choices (flooring, countertops, etc.)?
- How do I currently use my kitchen (avid cook vs. human can opener)?
4. Familiarize yourself with the model/floor plan you’ve chosen.
If your home has a flex room, then think about how you’d like to use that space. If you’re going to use the room for a home office then that decision may dictate the type of lighting, flooring, and tech options you’ll want in that room. If your home has a loft, then decide if your family would rather use the great room for an entertainment center that’s close to the kitchen or move all the TV pre-wiring to the loft for a more private space.
What You Can Expect from the KB Home Design Studio Process:
Most of all, you can count on having FUN selecting brand-new appliances and finishing touches for a new home that’s going to reflect your own personal style within your budget.
Still looking for your dream home? Visit kbhome.com for a selection of available floor plans within our new communities nationwide. Check kbhome.com for a listing of dates and times for a preview event near you.
Your KB Home Design Studio Checklist
The Big Picture – Two or more Appointments
Before Your First Appointment:
😊 Visit a Studio during Preview Hours
😊 Determine your budget
😊 Determine your home’s personal style
😊 Determine your lifestyle
😊 Familiarize yourself with the floor plan you’ve chosen
Bring with You to Your First Appointment:
😊 A specific budget
😊 A Must-Have list
😊 A Must-Not-Have list
😊 Pinterest photos
😊 Pictures of your furniture
😊 Home décor samples (fabric and paint swatches, pillows, etc.)
After Your First Appointment:
😊 View the model home again
😊 Finalize your selections