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With a strong economy and expanding population - hitting nearly 6.5 million in the most recent U.S. Census Report - metro Atlanta continues to see an increase in the number of new homes being built. In fact, house starts throughout Atlanta in 2018 were up three percent over 2917, according to a report from Eugene James, Senior Regional Director for Metrostudy. And, there are 23,000 future lots currently under development across metro Atlanta which should be completed by about 2020.
But it's not just about four walls, plaster and putting a roof over a family's head. Designing a new home has become an art, and it's become important for new home buyers to be able to create a home that speaks to their likes. This is where design centers staffed with professional interior designers come into play. Many new home developers across the metro area now have onsite design centers and studios that showcase an abundance of selections to help accent a home, making it the home you've always wanted when you lay your head down for the first time after move-in day.
With support from professionals, new home buyers can be confident that the home they move into will be exactly what they want, having a chance to pick out everything from water faucets and ceiling fans to cabinets and countertops. Here, KNOWAtlanta offers a look into the design centers and studios provided by some of the area's top builders.
Meritage Atlanta Design Center
4531 Olde Perimeter Way, Suite 150, Dunwoody
With a design studio almost 5,000-square-feet in size, Meritage Atlanta’s state-of-the-art center offers their 2019 Studio M Concept, which is beautifully designed with the latest in-home features. They have assembled an intimate team of designers who are knowledgeable about how to create a home that truly fits what’s best with your family. And the goal of Studio M is to create an amazing and unique experience for home buyers. The finest details are considered, from the exterior colors to create curb appeal for your new home to the steps leading up to your new front door. You’ll have a chance to pick out flooring, cabinets, countertops, paint and trim colors, appliances, fixtures and more. No element of the home is left untouched.
The Providence Group Design Studio
11340 Lakefield Drive, Suite 125, Johns Creek
With the motto “Make Space for Life,” The Providence Group is proud of its Design Studio, which showcases the latest in colors, trends and upgrade options that are sure to make your new home feel like you’ve lived there forever. The center offers high-quality products from leading brands like Wellborn, Delta, GE, Shaw and Cambria, and your dream home is created during a personalized appointment with designers who value developing a relationship with homebuyers that will continue through the building process. The Providence Group also offers variety when it comes to the type of home you may purchase: ready to move-in condos, town homes and single-family homes, all featuring neutral design packages. This allows homeowners to add their own personal touches once they move in.
Rocklyn Homes Design Center
Main location: 3505 Koger Blvd., Suite 275, Duluth
Satellite location: 7842 Carnegie Drive, Fairburn
At Rocklyn Homes, the mission is to transform a new home into your new home by making a process that can sometimes be overwhelming into a simple task. Its Design Center team will help your family with every detail of creating a new home—from small things like selecting fixtures to large things like picking out the best appliances—eliminating the stress and giving home buyers the resources they need to successfully personalize their new home. The stunning 5,000-square-foot Design Center presents options in an orderly and innovative way, helping homeowners understand the options and visualize the results as they work together with two full-time professional interior designers to create a beautiful finished home. Guests are presented with more than 75 options of fixtures, railings, appliances, wood treads, carpeting, tile choices and so much more.
Patrick Malloy Communities Design Center
The Design Center team at Patrick Malloy Communities believes a design experience should be fun and a way for the home buyer to envision their dream home. They are passionate about what they do and love seeing the same passion shine through buyers as they select the perfect features for their new home. The 3,000-square-foot center includes beautiful vignettes to help produce visual options, TVs streaming photos of model home interiors, framed photos of designs and an array of interior and exterior selections. Home buyers have a chance to select cabinetry, countertops, flooring, lighting and more, and appointments are split over two days to allow buyers ample time to consider their purchase options.
4770 South Atlanta Road, Suite 100, Atlanta