When you enter the kitchen, you see the most luxurious stove you can imagine: professional grade cooktop, warming drawer, and a hot water tap below a gleaming vent hood. The bathroom is equally stunning: an oversize jetted tub fit for a queen, with separate rainfall shower. But in the living room…you’d prefer a more traditional fireplace and built-ins. And you’d really hoped for a separate formal dining room, rather than a contemporary open layout. You like the floor plan from the first home you saw best, but the fixtures in the third. How can you put together all the elements you love into the custom home of your dreams?
This blog article is part of Castle Brook Builders' Design and Build Process Series.
Designing and building your own custom home involves a lot of design decisions, from the style of the house itself to the fixtures, floors, and finishes. If you’ve walked through one (or many) of our model homes, you may have seen elements that inspire you. Whether you want to bring those exact pieces into your own custom home or choose entirely different selections, our professional design team is there to help you craft your own unique custom home. Every Castle Brook home comes with a unique added bonus: included, complimentary design hours, in which you can utilize the services of our partner professional design firm.
Our Design Partner: Shaping Spaces
Castle Brook Builders is proud to work with Shaping Spaces, a professional interior design firm, as part of our design-build team. Designer Shelly Knobbe will help you make stylish choices through every step of the process:
- Choosing a style – Ranch, 1.5 story, or 2 story
- Choosing a model – Windsor, Berkeley, Stirling, or Miranda
- Customizing your floor plan and layout
- Customizing your interior finishes, fixtures, and appliances
- Decorating and furnishing your custom home
Shelly will use her design expertise to make recommendations and help you pull together all the details of your custom home design – in line with your style, your family’s needs, and your budget. You won’t be on your own, overwhelmed with choices, or relying on the build team to help you make decisions.
Use Your Design Hours During Any Step of the Design-Build Process
If you use your design hours during the design-build process, you’ll have the opportunity to go to our partner vendors and make selections. You can use her professional design planning to help you find and choose everything for your home:
- Kitchen cabinets, faucets, countertops, backsplashes, and lighting fixtures that work together to make a functional, contemporary workspace;
- Bathroom faucets, sinks, vanities, tile, shower and bath fixtures to create your own spa-grade sanctuary;
- Floors, carpets, finishes and lighting to give your home the style and ambiance that’s ideal for your family.
Or, once your Castle Brook custom home is completed, Shelly can help you with everything you need to make your house a home: from finding and choosing furniture, art, and window treatments to landscape design.
Your design hours are included with your home purchase to use however you want, during any part of the design-build process. This service is unique among Omaha custom home builders, and is designed to help you make your custom home uniquely your own. Customer service is our first priority, and has been for 15 years. Our professional design-build team is here to help every step of the way.