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Design Studio

Make Your Home Uniquely Yours

Our Design Studio is the hub of our selection process, where you’ll meet with your designer to discuss your wish list, the budget, and our included options. We’ll take the time to understand your personal style, so designing your new home is productive and fun.

Our trade partners are a crucial part of the design process too. You’ll visit their showrooms for lighting, cabinetry, appliances, plumbing, and interior finishes, accessing an extensive selection of options for your custom home.  Each trade partner has expert staff and offers professional guidance to make your dream home stunning.

What to Expect At The Design Studio

Your Design Studio appointments may be the most fun part of building your new home. It’s time to get into the details – from carpentry details to grout colors and cabinet knobs. If you’re a creative type you’ll love the design process. If you’re not, our experts are here to help you discover and express your personal style. 

Using your budget allowances, your professional designer will help you select all of the details and finishes to complete your home. Building a new home requires a lot of decision-making, we’ll document each meeting in Co-Construct to keep it all organized.

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Designing Your New Home

Our three-step Design Process is simple and convenient, and our clients love the “Design To Do list” to stay on track.  Every product selection is tracked and every change automatically updates the budget right on your Co-Construct page.  You’re free to work directly with our trade partners, confident that everyone on the team is kept up to date.

Step 1: Gather Your Inspiration

Our designers love getting to know you, so bring your idea binder, vision board, or a tote bag stuffed with samples – whatever works for you!  You’ll be choosing Cabinetry, Countertops, Flooring, Plumbing Fixtures, Lighting Fixtures, Appliances, Shelving, Bath Fittings, and Landscaping for your new home. Pinterest and Houzz are useful resources for researching, organizing and sharing ideas. 

Step 2: Explore The Possibilities

After getting to know your style, your designer makes product suggestions and you’ll explore the options for your new home. Our Design Studio is well-stocked with samples, and you’ll also visit some of our vendor showrooms. Be flexible and open to your designer’s suggestions. Saving money on one item may allow you to splurge on another; an upgrade during construction is less expensive than remodeling your home later.

Step 3: Design Your Home

It’s time to make your final selections! As each decision is made, our design team will confirm your budget allowances and enter all of your selections into our CoConstruct software for your approval. You’ll be able to track your progress and communicate with the Copper Builders team online and in our app. You’ll have plenty of time to make decisions – so be certain of each selection before you give final approval.

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New Home Design FAQs

Once the structural plans for your home are approved and the floorplan is finalized, you’ll meet with our Design Concierge to begin selecting your finishes and fixtures.

Of course!  Our Design Studio works by appointment-only, but you’re welcome to visit even if you haven’t hired Copper Builders yet. Just call ahead, or schedule a tour. 

Our convenient CoConstruct app and software combines email, photos, and messaging to keep everyone in the loop. Copper Builders’ construction crew, design team, trade partners and clients share daily conversations about every detail. 

We’re a custom builder, so you’ll be able to choose everything! Cabinetry, Countertops, Flooring, Plumbing Fixtures, Lighting Fixtures, Appliances, Shelving, Bath Fittings, Paint Colors, Landscaping and exterior design details.  We’ll guide you along so it doesn’t feel overwhelming.

We Build with Quality Products

Our commitment to quality extends to every product that goes into a Copper Builders home. Every component – from building materials to finishes, fixtures and appliances, must meet high standards of quality, durability and performance. This is how we keep our promises to you.

KaCee Neal

Design Manager

KaCee is an award-winning designer with a passion for bringing a family’s dream home to life. Since graduating from Winthrop University, she has worked extensively with custom home-building clients, guiding them carefully through the design process. Artistic, detail oriented and well-versed in the latest design trends, KaCee is in her element when she is working closely with a Copper Builders client to make their home personal and unique. As our Design Center Manager she also helps develop and maintain our state-of-the-art showroom, highlighting current trends, product features, new vendors and showcasing each community’s unique brand.

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Diane Hartigan

Design Concierge

Our Design Team guides you step by step, making sure you understand the features and benefits of each product, so you’re sure to love your new home. Diane is an experienced design professional who understands that collaboration is key to a successful project. She’s also a true creative who can take your crumpled magazine pages, random fabric swatches and Pinterest boards, and turn them into a cohesive home. We’re excited for you to meet her.

Download the Design Guide

The Design Guide is a handy tool and checklist to help you design your new home.  It outlines the order in which to consider your selections, what to think about, and what to prepare.  It’s a great free tool many of our clients use to start detailing out their dream home with inspiration and creativity.

A few Styling Boards from Past Clients

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