Your Design Appointment with Chafin Communities

Well you are under contract now, so it is time to start designing your new home!  LET THE FUN BEGIN!!  Backsplashes, cabinets and tile oh my!  

Each community and home is unique, so in an effort to keep it more concise below you 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 550 homes to design and build, she is on the constant move trying to always offer our home buyers the latest and greatest in design options.

Hammond - Chafin Communities - Guest Suite or Study on Main

Decorated Room at Lancaster

As soon as you are under contract, you have about 7 days per contract to make your selections.  

Some homes that are nearer to the end of their build cycle may require you to be in earlier than that or later.  If you want to close on time, this appointment has to be custom fit to your needs.  You will coordinate with the on-site agent to set up a time and date.  

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

  •  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.
    • As the 9th builder of Atlanta, Chafin’s options and features are always changing and evolving to give you the most!
  • Choose Exterior Options
    • All options vary and are unique to the specific Chafin Community and floor plan
    • These can be features like paint packages, brick choices or other home exterior related options like gutter colors.  
    • Most communities have up 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.
    • Ask your agent to see what options are available currently and for your preferred floor plan as they do change often. 
  • Choose Interior Options
    • 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 packages, backsplash or other home interior related options.
    • Ask your agent to see what options are available currently and for your preferred floor plan as they do change often. 
  • Choose Flooring Options
    • All options vary and are unique to the specific Chafin Community and floor plan,
    • These can be hardwood, vinyl, carpet, tile or EVP.
    • Ask your agent to see what options are available currently and for your preferred floor plan as they do change often. 
  • 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 and then the builder will send it out to all the subs and his employees. 
  • Begin Seeing Progress
    • Sit back and watch your home being built!  It is always fun to watch it all come together.
    • If you are curious what happens when, view Chafin’s graphic timeline of building a new home.
    • As your home gets close to your closing date, the home will get final touches and cleaned. 

We usually recommend you walk already built under construction homes in your community to get a real feel for what you like and dislike.  

Look at the outside too!