The Design Appointment


If you purchase a Chafin home that is just started, then you will be going to a “Design Appointment” where you will be choosing a lot of the colors of your home.

If you purchased an almost complete home, you will not have to go to a Design Appointment, the decorator team has done all the hard work for you.

Each community and home is unique, so in an effort to keep it more concise below you just find a more general timeline.

We have a full time in house design team headed up by Maggie Gilstrap.   Maggie is a University of Georgia graduate with a 4 year degree in Interior Decorating.  She and her staff do all of our model homes as well as create the decorator packages.  With over 700 homes to design and build each year, she and her team are on the constant move trying to always offer our home buyers the latest and greatest in design options.

Each model home has a room converted to a Decorator Room – see photo above.

Here is what happens at a Design Appointment at Chafin:

You will choose your exterior and interior colors from The Decorator Collections that are custom designed by our decorating team to make it less stressful for you make sure your new home will all coordinate well.

TIP: We usually recommend you walk inside under construction homes in your community to get a real feel for what you like and dislike (and look at the outsides too!)

Each community and floor plan has unique choices available that will vary from this list, but it is close. 

  •  Meet with the On-site Agent at the Model Home
    • They will give you an overview of the design process and all available options for that particular Chafin community and specific floor plan
    • There will be sample boards of each of the products offered for: Flooring, Backsplashes, Brick, Cabinets
  • Choose Exterior Options
    • This will depend on the stage of your’s home build timeline, so this is not always possible for you to choose
    • Usually this includes features like: paint colors, shutter colors, brick & mortar choices or other home exterior related options like gutter colors, but each community has a unique list of choices that your onsite agent will guide you through  
    • Most communities have 10 to 30 different exterior options to choose from 
    • You DO have to be mindful of homes near you, because you do want your home to be unique, so you will have to choose an exterior package not the same as your neighbors
  • Choose Interior Options
    • This will depend on the stage of your’s home build timeline, so what options you can choose will be unique to your home’s build stage
    • All options vary and are unique to the specific Chafin Community and floor plan
    • In most communities there are two interior paint colors to choose from
    • Usually this includes features like: granite choices, cabinetry, interior paint, backsplash, flooring or cabinet hardware
  • Finalize and Sign it
    • Now that you’ve decided on any and all options for your new home.
    • Your agent will complete the design form, you will sign it
    • Your decorator schedule will be sent to our decorator for approval and as soon it is approved it will be sent out to the superintendent
  • Begin Seeing Progress
    • Sit back and watch your home being built!  It is always fun to watch it all come together
    • As your home gets close to your closing date, the home will get final touches and cleaned

If you are curious what happens when, view Chafin’s online timeline of building a new home.

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