Designing your home with Stillwater

In this second installment of our four-part series outlining the Stillwater Experience, we will describe a typical design meeting between someone who is building a Stillwater home and a Stillwater Project Expert.

What your Project Expert will provide:

  • An open ear to understand your goals, priorities, and vision for your new home.Topics covered will include your lifestyle (do you like to entertain/cook/work from home?), use of the home (primary residence/vacation home/aging in place), and family members living in the home (children/parents/pets).
  • Site feasibility feedback, including any potential restrictions (setbacks, home size limits, CC&R’s, etc.), views you’d like to take advantage of, and how topography and sun path could play a role in the overall design.
  • An overview of costs associated with your specific project, as well as a design/build timeframe.

What you should bring:

  • First and foremost, bring your enthusiasm for building a new home! It can be a daunting process, and we want to make it as enjoyable as possible. Also bring anyone else that will be on this journey with you, whether a family member or friend (even your pup!).
  • Your wish list is very important–think carefully about square footage, the number of beds/baths, customized finishes, and modifications to our floor plans.
  • Any information you have regarding your building site will help tailor the conversation. Bringing the site address, survey, and utilities information will be helpful early in the process.
  • Finally, knowing your budget and when you would like to move into your home will help make the meeting as productive as possible.

You should walk away from this meeting with a clear understanding of the design process and a solid vision starting to take shape.

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Missed our webinar on September 21st? Download a recording here!

Listen to our most recent webinar anytime, anywhere! This presentation is a great first step in understanding how exactly a Stillwater home comes together and where we fit within the housing industry as a whole.

Shopping for land?

Does your potential building site have setbacks or CC&R’s? What about utility access? Read more about potential site restrictions below.
How Site Restrictions May Affect Your New Home Design

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