One of the true joys of owning a home is your freedom to make your house truly yours, by personalizing it to meet your own unique style and to fit the needs of your family. What makes Hogan Homes, your home builders in Corpus Christi, TX, special is that we have a wide selection of floor plans to choose from. Each floor plan is created with the space, layouts, and intricate details to accommodate a huge variety of styles and tastes.

With thousands of options to personalize your new custom home and over 60 floor plans to choose from, your family will be able to move into a home you love that has your personal stamp on the space!

Here are 3 smart strategies for personalizing your new home:

 1. Creating a vision for your home

Seek inspiration. In today’s busy world, many of us are not connected to what lights us up, what inspires us, or what makes us feel happy and peaceful, day in and out. When designing a home, it’s best to start with a vision. Maybe you’re inspired by football or meditation. Maybe you love to dance or surf. Are you more drawn to richly colored walls or spaces that have a sense of calm and rest? Connect with the things that you love to make your home your perfect happy place.

You may use a pinboard and some page clippings or photos, or create a digital collection of inspiration. Once you have a concrete vision of how you want your home to look and feel, discovering those special elements that capture the things you love will be easier.

2. Consider your furniture vs your space

Think about all the space issues you can’t stand in your last home. Anticipate them, and as you shop for furniture, choose things that offer extra storage or organizational features. It is also wise to do a careful inventory of your things. Remember that moving into a new home presents an opportunity to personalize your living spaces for the activities your family loves to do.

Take control of your space. It is, after all, your home. That ‘extra’ room might make for the perfect craft room, yoga room, or a family game room. The dining area can be used as a homework space for the kids or your home office area, and the family can dine in a designated space in the living room or part of the kitchen. It’s all up to you!

If your space inventory gives you a lot of things with no place to go, then it’s time to discard some things or look for extra storage closets.

3. Personalizing your finishes

Final home finishes are where you can truly make your home a reflection of your own style and taste. Your final selections typically reflect your home’s character and will most likely be based on the theme you prefer. Popular home themes today include:

  • Classic/Traditional
  • Contemporary
  • Mid-Century Modern
  • Country
  • Rustic
  • Coastal

Each of these home themes can be accented differently with a variety of materials. You have a lot of choices when it comes to customizing your interior finishes. Bathroom and kitchen upgrades have the best return on investment. Solid surface countertops and upgraded cabinets are also worth the cost if your budget allows for it.

Purchasing a home makes you the owner. However, customizing it makes it really yours. If you personalize your home with your unique charm and personality, you have the foundation for a great home! Boost your success by choosing the right home in a great community.

Hogan Homes, your new home builders in Corpus Christi, TX, is a great place to start. Contact us today.