Working with a Design Center

Design Center 005When you walk into a design center such as the Fulton Design Center shown here, you have a choice – to feel overwhelmed or to prepare ahead of time to turn the visit into a pleasure. A good design center serves as a one-stop shop for every option that will make your new home uniquely yours. From flooring to lighting to creating the perfect kitchen for you, a design center is like walking into your own version of HGTV.

You have many decisions to make, so take advantage of everything a design center can offer to make the process easier and fun. To start, wander through the models available. Do you see a kitchen you particularly like? What about a type of carpeting or a certain tile? Take a picture with your phone and jot down some notes of what you like and why. You can start planning your future home even before you buy it!

Do take the time to take a look at various magazines or online resources for home design. Pinterest provides a great resource for ideas. We welcome you to check out our Pinterest boards at: They are designed to provide ideas for every room in your Fulton home, as well as additional tips for moving, selling your old home, entertaining and even keeping your kids happy in the summer.

Finally, visit the Fulton Design Center during one or more of our browse nights: every first and third Thursday evening of the month. This gives you a chance to take your time looking at all of your choices, talking to our exceptional design team, and starting to decide what options you want in your new Fulton Home. We look forward to seeing you there.

Make the Most of your Design Center Time

Visiting the Fulton Home’s Design Center is a fun and exciting experience. Helped by one of our designers, you have the opportunity to select all of the options that will combine to make the perfect home for you.

Taking a few steps before your Design Center time will help you  determine just what you want in your home. Here are a few ideas:

Take a look at our models. Each model features different cabinetry, countertops and flooring options. This gives you a chance to see how various choices look in a home. You may want to take notes about items you are drawn to so that you can locate them in our Design Center.

Take advantage of Design Center browse nights. These evenings give you the chance to get to know the choices you have for your home. You can meet our designers and other Fulton people, take your time exploring our vignettes, and start to plan what you want in your own home. Our choices are extensive, so if you develop some ideas about what you like – and don’t like – it will make the selection process easier later.

Set priorities. You may want everything and it’s smart to decide ahead of time where you want to splurge. For example, many people prefer more expensive cabinets in the kitchen. However, a less expensive choice may work well for you and you can spend a bit more on the backsplash for a wow kitchen at a lower price. Or you may want wood flooring throughout your home and are willing to save in other areas to afford it.

Relax and enjoy the process. Your designer is a great resource for helping you making selections that will work together, and your home will be beautiful. Choosing your options is a pleasure many people will never experience. Make the most of your opportunity.