Design Studio Q&A – Preparing to Design Your New Home

Whether you’ve been through the home design and building process before or this is your first new construction home, preparing for your design consult is perhaps one of the most exciting stages of the process. You’ve worked hard to reach this important milestone, and our Design Studio team is here to make each stage of the process as seamless as possible.

Let us put our years of expertise and knowledge to work for you. In the meantime, here are a few questions to ask yourself as you prepare for your Design Studio appointment.

Rank Your Priorities

As you consider your new home, think about the rooms that you will spend the most time in. Perhaps you love to entertain and the open kitchen and living room combo will be your priority. Or, maybe your focus is on your master bedroom and bathroom retreat. Are you a budding at-home chef who would appreciate an intricately designed backsplash or sleek quartz countertops? Perhaps you’ll want an exquisite soaking tub and bathroom fixtures to create a personal spa-like sanctuary. Although selecting your home design begins at our sales centers, the Design Studio is where your interior inspiration comes to life and you can choose the personalization options that reflect your style.

Ranking your priorities will help you focus on the areas that will bring you the most enjoyment in your dream home. Our Design Studio consultants can guide you through the process so that you can pick those finishing touches that complete your interior vision. 

Describe Your Lifestyle

Your lifestyle will impact the home design decisions you make in many ways. You may opt for tech-savvy features or smart energy efficient appliances or fixtures. If you love the outdoors, bike or kayak storage might be important and you might consider soft close cabinets for your mudroom or laundry space

Ask yourself — What is my desired lifestyle and how can my interior design selections make my lifestyle more attainable, easier, and more enjoyable?

Your Design Studio consultant can work with you to suggest design elements that meet your lifestyle needs.

Consider Maintenance

Your desired lifestyle leads to another big design question … maintenance! You should consider how hands-on you truly want to be, and then tailor your design selections to the level of maintenance you are prepared or are willing to do. 

Of course, all homes require some level of maintenance—but, maybe you choose a hardwood floor that’s easier to maintain than carpet. Keeping maintenance in mind throughout the design process means you’ll be able to live the relaxed lifestyle you’re dreaming of.  

Find Your Style Inspiration

Is your style traditional? More contemporary? Maybe coastal? Your style isn’t something you choose, it’s the essence of who you are. It’s drawn from your experiences, the colors that bring you comfort, and more.

Prior to your consultation, find sources of inspiration that speak to your personal style. Our team will help you to discover and express your personal style to create a home that fits you to perfection. In fact, we have a myriad of Pinterest boards that can help you determine your personal style and give you the inspiration you need to thoughtfully design your home.

Getting Ready

Ready to move forward? Connect with our sales team at your community of choice or check out our Design Your Own Home tool, to get started in building your new Toll Brothers home. We look forward to helping you transform your dream into a reality. For more information on designing your dream home and what to expect, read Designing Your Home – Part 1: A walk through of a Toll Brothers Design Studio and more on

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