At long last, after hours of searching online, the home design that you love is in your hands. You’ve made your choice and are ready to take the design from paper to brick and mortar… almost.
While the design has all the important pieces, there are some elements that you want to adjust, change and add to it so that it more perfectly matches your lifestyle and family needs. In many cases, the design is great but the layout isn’t quite what you were hoping. Maybe you are thinking of expanding your family in the future, and that one small bedroom/nursery should be closer to the master bedroom.
A century ago, a family on the hunt for a new home had a fairly simple way of choosing a home design: pick your favorite from the Sears & Roebuck kit home catalog and go on your merry way. Artist renderings of the homes showed you the style concept and basic structure, and they were often given specific names such as “The Hamilton” or “The Chelsea” – a testament to the artistry that went into the design.
As the years went on, other players such as builders, developers and lumberyards joined the game and offered their services with their own design catalogs....