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Welcome to Decorating Your Home

Step #3 - What Will You Be Picking Out

Each Community has different included features versus upgrades.  Please see your agent.

Here is a list of the usual items that

are decided at this appointment. 

NOTE: If the stage of your home's construction allows, you can change some things in your contract at this appointment if you find something else you like more.


  • Exterior:

    • Paint​ Colors for Siding, Shake/Board and Batten, Trim/Garage Door, Front Door/Shutters.

    • Brick/Stone and Mortar Colors

  • Interior:

    • Paint Colors:

      • One for Walls and Ceilings

      • One for the Trim

    • Cabinetry

      • Cabinet Color

        • Espresso is standard all but The Reserve at Lanier which is Standard White Whole House​
        • The Island and the Baths can be different from the Kitchen wall cabinets

  • Cabinet Hardware is upgrade at all but The Reserve at Lanier

    • Knobs, bar pulls or handles.

    • Brushed Silver or Black Matte

  • Add Laundry Room Cabinets

    • Add Utility Sink to the Laundry Room (not all plans have enough room)

    • Interior Fireplace: Great Room

      • Standard is a flush mount black glossy surrounds with a white wood trim mantle

      • Upgrades:

        • Brick with raised hearth and white wood trim mantle or cedar mantle

        • Brick with raised hearth, cedar mantle, floor to ceiling

        • Stone with raised hearth, cedar mantle, floor to ceiling

        • Note, front of home must have same stone or brick

    • Kitchen Backsplash


        ​Standard is 6 x 6 tile backsplash at all but The Reserve at Lanier which is Subway Tile Level #2​


      • About 20 different tile options

      • Wide variety of tile sizes: 3 x 6, 6 x 6, 3 x 12, 4 x 12 are a few

      • Many tile color options: Usually white, grey, and beiges

      • 3 patterns: Grid, Brick or Herringbone (not all tiles can be done in every pattern)

      • 3 different grout colors:  Basically white, medium shade and a dark shade

    • Countertops

      • Granite is standard In the kitchen

      • Cultured white marble is standard in all baths except The Reserve at Lanier which is granite with rectangular sinks in baths 

      • Granite Level #1 is standard

      • Upgrade to Quartz Level #1 or Level #2 is available at The Reserve at Lanier  

      • There are about 6 colors of granite and about 2 quartz

  • Kitchen Sink

    • Standard is usually 50/50 Stainless Steel

    • Upgrade to the single bowl stainless steel

  • Add Built-in Cubbies in Mud Rom (plan permitting)

  • Choose the carpet and carpet pad.  

    • There are about 5 options and upgrades in carpet

    • There are carpets with speckles and textures available in various levels

    • The carpet pad is 6lb and can be upgraded to 8lb

  • Choose the flooring

    • EVP, tile, vinyl and carpet

    • There are many many options for each type of flooring to choose from

    • The Reserve at Lanier 

      • You can choose up to two different tiles, so you can do your primary bath different from the laundry room

      • There is no vinyl

    •  You will also choose where you want each type of flooring such as change the mud room from EVP to upgrade tile

    • Add any upgrades like EVP to upper hall or media rooms

  • Stairs 

    • Standard is carpeted

    • Upgrade to stained stairs

    • The Reserve at Lanier stairs are standard stained

  • Lighting

    • Standard is brushed silver for all communities

    • The Reserve at Lanier as the option of brushed silver or black matte as standard in Level #1

    • The Reserve at Lanier as optional Level #2 or Level #3 Lighting Package upgrades in silver or black matte

    • Upgrade the lighting over the kitchen island:​​​

      • Add 3 small pendants

      • Add 2 large pendants

      • Add 1 large long chandelier

    • Add more ceiling fans to bedrooms, media rooms or outdoor covered rear porch

    • Add flood lights

    • Add accent ceiling lights in the great room, primary suite or media room

  • Garage Door Openers

    • All garages are pre-wired and braced for an openers per garage door

    • Standard at The Reserve at Lanier is one garage door opener with the 2 car bay  

    • You can add garage door openers and key pads at the decorator appointment

  • Appliances - There is a standard stainless steel packager per community

    • Option to upgrade the dishwasher

    • In communities with gourmet kitchens, you can upgrade to double ovens or a chimney style vent hood depending on the stage of construction

  • Any custom features you need should be finalized at this time.  Whether it is in your contract or you want to add it.  Things like;

    • Extra Electrical or Cable​

    • Extra doors - like adding a double door to a basement 

    • Deck Stairs

    • Changing a tub/shower combo to a Shower only in a secondary bedroom

    • Covering a rear porch or extending it

    • Adding the outdoor fireplace

    • Adding additional patio area either below the deck or next to the included patio

If you need a complete list of upgrades for your community please ask the on-site agent.

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