Marion, OH
Jan 15, 2015 Custom Home Design

Custom Home Design Resources

So, you’ve decided you want a new home. And not just any new home, a new custom home, designed exactly the way you want it. This is your year. We say, cheers to that! As an expert in custom home design, knows what a big decision it is to decide to build new. But, guess what? This is where it gets really fun.

The Fun Starts Here

Way before construction comes all the planning and inspiration, and that’s what’s so exciting. With a huge amount of design resources out there to inspire, help you collect ideas and communicate your preferences to your builder, there’s no better time than now to get started. Check out our curated list of custom home design resources you’ll love.


If you haven’t visited , you are missing out on one of the largest online resources for home inspiration. You can search by room type, house style or for finishing touches, like lighting and décor. Your detailed search will result in everything plus the kitchen sink (pun intended). As a user, you can create an ideabook for images you love, follow friends and pros alike and even shop for the must-have products you see showcased on Houzz. We suggest you start an ideabook for each room in your home, then you can show us your ideas when we start to customize your floorplan. Once construction is underway, revisit Houzz to switch your inspiration to décor, and then start shopping!


Most of you have likely heard of , the web and mobile app that provides a visual discovery, collection, sharing and storage tool for users. You create virtual pinboards that house all of your ideas either taken from the web or other Pinterest users, or pinners. This is a great way to grab ideas you see on the web and put them somewhere you won’t forget. The can be easily added to your favorite browser so you can add an image, product or idea with just a click of your mouse. At, we love Pinterest. In fact, we have 63 boards and more than 1,000 pins…and counting! It’s a great way for us to add images of model homes, recent customizations and features we think you’ll love. Be sure to as you create your own boards, so you can see what’s new on ours.


is all about photo sharing. We suggest you use Flickr to get ideas when you are starting to plan your home, but it’s also a great place to stash all of your photos throughout the homebuilding process. We love to see homeowners post pictures of their homesite, the foundation being poured and turning of the key in their freshly painted front door. It takes you on a visual journey, and it feels as if you’re right there with them. We have more than 4,200 photos on and 143 albums. We are constantly adding images to our library, so we can share the beautiful exteriors and interiors of our homes. We also like to add homeowner customization shots, so you can see that almost anything is possible with

Additional Resources

All of this visual inspiration will make you want to see the real thing! We encourage you to visit the Model Center nearest you to tour our models or experience an open house. Be sure to like on and follow us on to check out the latest from our recent open houses. You will love what you see!

About is a custom homebuilder in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, and West Virginia (see all Model Home Centers). We offer 40 fully customizable floorplans and a team dedicated to providing the best experience in the home building industry. For more information, Ask Julie by Live Chat or call us at (866) 253-6807.



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