Building a new home can be stressful, especially when you’re considering a custom home. There is a myriad of choices to be made. You have much to learn about the custom home building process and time frames for designing a plan, pricing it out, developing blue prints, and construction.
At the heart of it all, however, is the importance in designing your one-of-a-kind home, perhaps the last one you’ll ever build. Many custom home buyers are inclined to rely on general search criteria on one of the many on-line plan portfolios. While you can use traditional search tools to help narrow your search, inevitably you’re overwhelmed by the number of plans and frustrated that you can’t find your perfect design. Others may visit numerous display homes but never find their unique floor plan.
HomeSource Custom Homes has the solution as your exclusive Woman-Centric home builder. For years most homes were built from a male perspective because most builders, tradespeople, architects, and engineers traditionally have been men. Based upon years of research by Design Basics, Woman-Centric design acknowledges what we have all known for a while – that women prioritize other’s needs above their own and therefore intuitively know what plans and design features will reflect how their family lives.
Woman-Centric has applied this research of women’s preferences in a home to develop “Livability At A Glance”, or how a home lives. They discovered that there are four major Livability aspects – Entertaining, De-Stressing, Storing, and Flexible Living. In addition to traditional search criteria, you can select how important each of the Livability aspects are to you. Then you can use the Livability Index to compare different designs according to these four aspects, allowing you to more easily find the home of your dreams.
Another essential component of Woman-Centric design is the development of the four primary “personas”, or new home personalities, which describes and predicts your preferences in designs and features. Each of the four Woman-Centric profiles, Margo, Elise, Claire, and Maggie, have their own distinct wants and needs. Are you traditional or contemporary? Form over function or function over form? Casual or formal? Practical or spontaneous? These questions and more can be answered and your Woman-Centric profile revealed if you take the Woman-Centric Quiz on our web site.
After your Woman-Centric persona has been identified, HomeSource Custom Homes can provide plans from Design Basics that match your personality traits and lifestyle needs. It’s amazing how often our customers remark after taking the quiz how that their Woman-Centric personality exactly matches who they are and what they want in a home. They are also pleasantly surprised to find that they love the recommended plans based upon Woman-Centric research.
Another amazing benefit of working with a Woman-Centric builder like HomeSource Custom Homes is the awareness based upon feedback from women of the newest design amenities not commonly found in other plan services. Most of our designs incorporate “rear foyers” off the garage with a “drop zone” cabinet for keys, purses, mail; benches for taking off muddy shoes; and lockers or cubbies for storage and organization. Many plans also have “flex centers”, rooms that can be used as home offices, arts/crafts rooms, or exercise spaces. Another new design feature are “pocket offices”, smaller than traditional studies/home offices, but functional for paying bills or completing homework while still connected to other family members but without disrupting the activities in other rooms.
For over 35 years, HomeSource Custom Homes has been a leader in the St. Louis area in innovativeness and creativity in the art of custom home building. The Woman-Centric design is an exclusive design tool not offered by other area builders. Please consider contacting us at 636-296-0100 and allow us to show you why Woman-Centric matters!