As you prepare for your design studio appointment, keep these tips in mind to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Get inspired! The first step in your design process should be the gathering of inspiration. Pulling together everything that you have been collecting online or in magazines. Once you’ve scoured your favorite sites and have a good idea of what you would like to see in your new home, create a vision board for each of the main rooms and one overall board that encompasses the look and feel that you want. This will give us a sneak peak into your personal style and the essence of what you desire for your new home.

Know your budget! Upgrades can prove costly if you’re unsure of your wants and needs. It is important to prioritize upgrades. For example, you may be certain that you’ll need a shaker style white kitchen, Quartz countertops throughout, large format tiles and black hardware in your master bathroom! Understanding the difference between standard features and finishes versus what is available as an upgrade will also help in determining your budget. Keeping your “must haves” versus your “nice to haves” in list format can help organize ideas and most importantly help budget for them.

We’re a team! Remember, you don’t have to do everything on your own. Our designer will guide you every step of the way and make sure to curate and materialize your vision. We at DeSantis Homes fall in love with design over and over again as trends develop and inspiration is found. We are excited for you to feel the same and cannot wait to lead you into making your new space a home you will enjoy for years to come.