Maybe you’ve been planning to build your Seattle-area dream home for some time. Chances are you’ve collected a lot of great ideas from popular online sites such as Houzz.com and others.
You may have looked at a number of floor plans to get an idea of the size of home you want and the layout that best meets your needs (And if you haven’t, you can click here to view a wide variety of plans organized by size or number of bedrooms).
If you’ve already done those things—and have a good idea of what your dream home should look like—why would you bother to look at a model home? After all, isn’t a model home someone else’s idea of what the ideal home is? Why can’t you just watch a virtual tour of a new home to get a good idea of what it’s like?
Our family has been building homes in the Seattle area for four generations and we’ve had a lot of conversations with prospective homeowners. One thing that stands out from all of those interactions is that there is a big difference between looking at a floor plan and actually walking through a completed house. Click here for an insightful look at five things you can only learn by physically going through a home and asking questions. Walking through a model home can take some of the guesswork out of your planning.
Here's another reason why looking at a model home can be really helpful. We builders kind of like to put our best foot forward when we show off a model home. It's our chance to not just tell you about what we can do but to showcase our skills and our quality. It's also an opportunity to introduce the public to new ideas, technologies, and materials. That means you may get to see things that you've never considered before when thinking about your new home.
On top of that, builders generally hire some pretty high-powered interior designers to make sure that everything looks great. That means you’ll be able to pick up interior design tips and tricks that you can use—or adapt—for you own home.
So whether you’re looking for additional design ideas—or just wanting to experience firsthand what your new dream home might feel like, a visit to a model can provide information that you just can’t get any other way. I invite you to take a look at some of our new homes that are available for viewing. Then contact us to set up a time to get inside one of these beautiful new homes and start exploring for yourself!
Editor's Note: Updated and republished