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Chester Springs Area, PA

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Rear elevation of a clubhouse with pool from preserve at marsh creek

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Our Brand New Design Studio Will Take Your Breath Away

July 18, 2023

Designing a home can be one of the most exciting parts of the home buying experience. However, McKee Builders understands it can also be quite overwhelming. From the countertops and flooring to the tile and light fixtures, plus everything in between, there are so many decisions to make. 

Luckily, we’re here to provide our homebuyers with a stress-free designing experience unlike any other in our brand-new Design Studio. Take a look!

Where Is The Best Home Builder Design Studio?

At McKee Builders, we want to offer a tailored home design that’s flexible enough to fit everyone’s unique tastes and lifestyles. It’s important to us that your home’s design be the backdrop to your happiest memories and show off your personal style. You’ll find that our brand new, state-of-the-art Design Studio makes it more than possible to create the personalized home of your dreams.

Located in the Westown Town Center in Middletown, DE, the McKee Design Studio is a dedicated space for you to come and make all your new home selections. With 3,000 square feet of space, you’ll have a hands-on design experience like no other. It’s truly a one-stop shop with every design element you need for your home. The Design Studio comprises samples of everything – cabinets, tile, flooring, lighting, showers, you name it –all here in one amazing state-of-the-art space. 

We have carefully selected top suppliers and manufacturers for the products used in McKee’s homes because we want you to have the best of the best options. Then, we put them conveniently together in one location to take the stress of going from vendor to vendor out of the design process. 

Plus, you won’t have to do it alone! Our in-house design consultant, Briana, will guide you throughout the process. Ask her any questions you have about the design process, warranties, where to start, etc. See and touch everything for a truly “hands-on” experience. Compare different options side-by-side to see which combinations speak to you. Our Design Studio team puts YOU at the center of the creative process.

How To Design A Home

Keep Your Budget In Mind

Once you begin the design phase, it can be all too easy to go overboard. Our in-house design consultant suggests making a list of your priorities. Price out all of the things that are valuable to you and weigh them out based on price and importance. We’ll work with you to determine how much you can afford and help you stick to it.

Think About Your Style

It’s always good to be prepared with some idea of what you want your home’s style to look like. If you’re not sure what that is yet, start browsing through design photos, magazines, Instagram, Houzz, Pinterest, etc. to get inspiration. Take note of some of the color schemes and styles you like. Do you prefer a more relaxed vibe like coastal or bohemian, or maybe you like bold styles like Hollywood glam or shabby chic? Determining your style or at least your likes and dislikes will be a great help when it comes to your design appointment.

Choosing Your Cabinets

In the open-layout floor plans we offer, the kitchen cabinets and flooring are two of the biggest selection decisions you’ll make. They play a huge role in setting the overall tone for your home’s design. No matter your overall style, there are so many cabinetry options to choose from. Shaker-style cabinets are the most common type and are perfect for a traditional or modern look. Slab, flat panel, raised panel, and beaded styles are also great choices. Once you’ve chosen the style, you’ll move on to finishes and hardware. Keep in mind how you use your space every day. After all, cabinets are for storage and you want to make sure they’re both beautiful AND functional.

Lighting is Key

While our floor plan designs allow for maximum natural light to flow through, a few well-placed and stunning lights will make your home truly shine. As with many of the design selections you choose, make sure it follows the style you’re looking to achieve. Take a look at the cabinet and hardware you chose and find a complementary light fixture. There are three layers when it comes to lighting your home: ambient, task, and accent. Adding layers depending on the room size and room type will make a big difference. For example, the dining room can be used for multiple things besides mealtime (crafts, homework, family game night, etc.). It should be properly lit with a good ambient light source like a chandelier and then accent lights to illuminate parts of the room where ambient light can’t reach.

Talk With Our In-House Design Consultant

There are a lot of design decisions to be made. You will be picking appliances, cabinetry, trim, paint colors, flooring, doorknobs, and more. But don’t forget that you’ll never have to make them alone! Our in-house design consultant, Briana, is here to guide you through every step of the process. She is here to answer any questions and offer suggestions on options that will make your home feel like yours as well as keep it functional for how you live. We want your home design experience to be easy and enjoyable, so remember to have fun!

Contact Us Today & Learn About Our Hands-On Design Studio Experience!

McKee Builders is happy to provide this unique experience to our customers. Our one-stop-shop Design Studio has everything you could need to add that extra touch of personality to your McKee home. 

Get a closer look at what your new home could be with a visit to our Design Studio. We offer communities in Delaware and Pennsylvania where you can build your dream home or shop quick delivery homes with a variety of move-in timelines. We can’t wait to work with you and bring your home design vision to life! Contact us for more information.

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