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3 Pinterest Boards For Planning Your Custom Home

Penny Siml - Thursday, October 15, 2015

Pinterest boards can be a great resource when planning your custom home.

Planning your home with Indianapolis home builders , Carrington Homes, is a very exciting and fun process!
Make it even easier and more enjoyable by getting and organizing ideas using Pinterest! There are endless boards you can create in order to help you stay organized during planning. Here are three boards that Carrington Homes has created to get you started.


Board 1: Home Exteriors   

 

A home exteriors board helps you plan siding, roofing, and outdoor details. 

 

The easiest place to start is looking at home exteriors. You've seen thousands of exteriors. So, you likely have some idea of what you like and don't like. Start by looking at other home exterior boards created by users on Pinterest. You can start following boards to get more ideas as users add pins. Whenever you see an exterior you like, pin it to your board! You likely will not find an exterior that has everything you want to include in your custom home. So, pin images that contain certain exterior elements you do like. For example, you might love the wrap around porch but dislike the siding on one of the images you find. Save the image of the home with the porch you love, and just make a note to remind yourself why you pinned that photo. Then, find another image (or several) with the type of materials you want used to side your home. Above, you'll see some good options like mixed use of wood and stone, brick, and so on.

 

Did you see something you liked on another site? Pin it! You can use Pinterest to pull images from other sites. You don't have to worry about filling up your bookmark bar, creating folders you can't find, or recalling the color of the door on the beautiful home you saw the other day. Make it easy on yourself and keep it all organized on Pinterest. 

 

 

Board 2: Details 

 

Focusing on details and specific design elements helps you get a feel for your future home. 

 

Remember: you get to decide every detail that goes in to your custom home. So, gather ideas of what details will make your home perfect. Above you will find two examples of boards by Carrington Homes.The first is a board of architectural details. What do you want to draw the eye toward? Have you ever entered someone's home and immediately looked up because there were beautiful wooden beams that you couldn't ignore even if you tried? Maybe you love the look of a huge, ornate fireplace. It can become the focal point of a living room, the place everyone wants to visit. Search through architectural details to decide what you want to add to your house: a place to stand out and make it your home.

 

A second detail board that would be helpful to create is "Staircases". Staircases are another detail in a home that immediately draw the eye. Consider details like materials. Do you want all wood or a mix of wooden steps with iron posts? What about the shape? Search through images of winding staircases, straight staircases with a large landing, and other layouts like the ones on the board above.  

 

Board 3: Specific Rooms 

 

Focus on specific rooms to pick out the perfect details.

 

A third board to consider creating during the planning phase is a specific room board. Above you'll see two examples: living rooms and bathrooms. Creating boards for each individual room is a simple way to remain organized. These can help when designing each room for color, furniture, and features. Sometimes finding decor that you love will give your builder an idea of your style and help with the decision of interior details.   

 

Having trouble deciding on all the details? No problem! Follow Carrington Homes on Pinterest, and pin away! Carrington Homes can look at your boards and provide you with more information to guide you through the decision-making process.

 

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