Design Appointment #2 — Here’s Your Inside Scoop!


Your family’s got a style all its own — and your

new home can have one, too!

Building a new home is an adventure with a lot of exciting milestones along the way! Once you’ve had the fun of selecting your community, floorplan, homesite, exterior elevation, and basic structural options, along comes the happy occasion of Design Appointment #2!



This appointment takes place in the beautiful Coleman Homes Design Gallery, where you’ll work one-on-one with an expert Design Consultant to begin selecting features and finishes for your new home, including:

  • Flooring
  • Cabinets
  • Countertops
  • Tile Backsplashes
  • Appliances
  • Interior Paint Colors
  • Shower Surrounds
  • Plumbing Fixtures & Pre-Plumb Options

We’ve got hundreds of beautiful hands-on samples and displays for you to explore, so plan to set aside about three hours so you can really take your time choosing the ones that fit you best.  And if you’ve got photos or fabric swatches that might help you match your favorite colors, we invite you to bring them along.


Want to be completely prepared to personalize your new home in Design Appointment #2? Here are some easy steps you can take beforehand:

Consider what says “home” to you

Take a few minutes to really think about what details turn a house into a home for you and your family. You might want to walk through your current home with a clipboard in hand, listing particular furnishings and objects that will move to your new home with you. Make note of colors and styles for later reference. You might even want to measure some pieces.

Consider your lifestyle

Think about your family’s daily activities – both as a group, and individually. Ask yourself what changes you expect in the next 5 to 10 years. As you think about each room, consider traffic, activities, and how your family likes to function. For example:

  • What hobbies or activities do you want to accommodate?
  • How do you celebrate holidays?
  • Do you entertain in a formal or informal style?
  • Do any family members have special needs?
  • Do you frequently have overnight guests?

With these details in mind, ask yourself what atmosphere you want to achieve in your new home – room by room. The room’s purpose and architecture might influence your answer.

  • Will the space be used for long hours or brief periods of time?
  • Who will use the space most often and at what time of day?
  • What is the focal point of the room or space?

Answering these questions can help you make good decisions when it comes to selecting features and finishes for all the most important spaces in your new home.

Gather some inspiration

design-appointment-2-3Visit the model homes page on our website at where you can search stunning photos from our models in all seven Coleman communities. Take note of any specific finishes and features that you really love so you can discuss them with your Design Consultant. And if you want a closer look, feel free to stop by our model homes for a tour – they offer a “living catalog” of ideas coordinated by a professional designer, and they can provide terrific fuel for your imagination.

You’ll find another great source of inspiration at our online Design Gallery! It offers a wide selection of choices – everything from kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, lighting fixtures, and more.  You can browse to your heart’s content and even save your favorites in your own personal “Look Book” to share with your Design Consultant at your appointment. In addition, we’ll be glad to email you our Selections Slideshow highlighting builder-included and investment-option features.

Take a preview tour

Another great way to get ready for your appointment is with a Design Gallery preview tour! Get acquainted with our Design Gallery Team, browse our beautiful real-life displays, and sift through our countless samples of industry-leading products. It’s a fantastic introduction to the selection experience, and an easy step to take along your path to new-home happiness.

Have questions about Design Appointment #2 or any other part of the home building experience? We invite you to contact us! Our Team of Experts is standing by and ready to help.