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What do I bring to my Design Centre appointment?

A Design Centre appointment requires your having developed a clear concept beforehand, which our team can help visualize even further. Here are some ways to arrive prepared and ready for a productive experience:

  • Try to decide upon a design style that you want – perhaps try to glean inspiration from photos online or in magazines or consult with your household on what everyone would like to see in your new home. Deciding on whether you’d like a modern or traditional looking kitchen, for example, should be done before your first visit.
  • Visit our model homes to get an idea of what we can help you create. We have some beautiful and inviting ones that can be found across Ottawa, featuring a range of unique colour schemes, layouts and styles, and they’re even fully furnished and decorated. If you see something you like, take a picture and save it! This will give us something more tangible to work with and will help make your Design Centre appointment even more productive.
  • Take a look at the samples we have on display at our Design Centres, which can be found within most sales centres and are therefore open every day of the week. We indicate whether samples on display are standard or upgrades to help you decide on what’s best for your needs and budget.
  • What kind of lifestyle do you and your household live? Try to figure out which must-have features and décor items you want. Also, consider who will live in the new home – do you have children or pets? Or, do you cook a lot at home and often host big gatherings? These factors all play a role in the design process, as it’s important to consider what is practical for your household’s needs and lifestyle.
  • If you’ve only got a budget for a few select upgrades, don’t worry: A prioritized wish list is the ideal solution! Focus on what you absolutely need, and if you’re stuck, consider checking out our blog entry on the top 10 upgrades that can add instant value to your home!