Home Design Tips for New Construction Home Buyers!

Dec 18, 2023

Home Design Tips for New Construction Home Buyers!

From the accessories to the shoes you wear and how you style your hair, your clothing choices can show off your unique personality and style. Another great way to reflect your uniqueness is through your home design. And there’s no better way to do that than with a new construction home. They allow you to choose all of the details that make your home feel like you, just one of the many perks of building a new home. If you’re unsure where to start, Eagle Construction is here to provide some home design tips to help, along with information about our exciting design process. Let’s get started!

Lighting & Fixtures

Your options for lighting and fixtures are numerous in a new construction home, especially when getting to choose from a home design center filled with a variety of products. You can use all sorts of pendant lights, wall sconces, and overhead lights to set the right mood for your home. Layering lights is a good way to ensure your rooms get the amount of light to fit their needs. For example, a kitchen may include both pendant and recessed lighting so you can choose when you need more light for things like prepping meals. Pay special attention to areas like the entry and hallways. Certain lighting fixtures can really enhance your home's look and feel. Think about matte blacks, natural woods, or golds to pop and match against your other chosen fixtures.

Windows & Doors

A newly built home gives you the freedom to personalize your home layout and design. While chosen with the help of our Sales Consultants and not at the Design Center, this includes the windows and doors. Once you’ve made your choices, you can design it with shades, blinds, or shutters that fit you. A combination of blinds and curtains is a great way to allow natural light in while being able to shade yourself from the sun or get privacy when necessary. A sturdy set of curtain rods helps ensure heavier fabrics stay put. Bring your drapery rod as close to the ceiling as possible and the drapes should just barely touch the floor. When it comes to doors, a fun design idea to spruce up a standard door is with a unique color that captures a style you love. You may even paint the interior doors to showcase your personality.

Cabinets, Flooring, & Shelves 

Personalizing your cabinets, flooring, and shelves is another exciting aspect of designing a new home. When it comes to cabinets, think about functionality and aesthetics. Consider customizing your cabinet sizes, styles, and finishes to create a kitchen that suits your cooking and storage needs perfectly. Flooring is a significant design element that sets the tone for your entire home. Choose flooring materials that resonate with your style, whether it's hardwood, tile, or carpet. Pay attention to the color, pattern, and texture to create the ambiance you desire. You can mix and match flooring types to define different areas of your home, making each space special. Shelves play a huge role in organizing and displaying your belongings. From open bookshelves to built-in closets, there are many options. Showcase your favorite books, art pieces, and collectibles on well-designed shelves.


The walls of your home are like a canvas, ready for your personal touch. Painting is an excellent way to express your style and create a unique atmosphere. What mood are you looking for? Light, neutral colors make a space feel open and airy, while bold and vibrant colors add energy and personality. Consider painting designs, murals, or patterns as an accent in specific areas, like the dining room or bedroom, to create a focal point. Whether you prefer classic designs or modern, artistic patterns, paint can make your home truly one-of-a-kind.

Additional Architectural Features

Architectural features are often forgotten when it comes to home design ideas, but they’re a unique way to personalize your new construction home. Things like crown molding, wainscoting, or beadboard paneling can add elegance and character to your home. From coffered ceilings and decorative beams to fireplaces, there are countless additional architectural features to choose from. You can also opt for built-in niches for art or decorative items to define your living space.

Our Design Experience

Walking into the new Eagle Construction home Design Center, whether in Richmond or Blacksburg, can feel like being a kid at a candy store! With fully realized model rooms and informative displays, from cabinetry and flooring to fashionable fixtures, finishes, and innovative home technologies, our Design Center offers an enjoyable, inspiring way to build a home that fits your lifestyle and design preferences down to the last detail. Each of our design centers offers an unparalleled process to make your experience a breeze. Here's a quick overview of our design process, so you know what to expect:

Guided Tour: Your home Design Consultant will provide a personalized tour of the Design Center aiming to familiarize you with your new home's included features and available design choices.

Preliminary Decisions: Take your time exploring the many options while jotting down some ideas for your home along with any questions you have.

Selections Appointment: Your Eagle Design Consultant will guide you room by room to make selections that align with your vision.

Final Design Approvals: Once all choices are made, your Design Consultant will review your design decisions, making any necessary adjustments and ensure we both have a full understanding of your desired fit and finish. At this appointment, you'll approve and authorize your design.

To get inspired and visualize your dream home, feel free to explore our photo galleries. These galleries offer a glimpse into the possibilities of personalizing your new Eagle Construction home, making your home design ideas a reality.

Contact Eagle Construction Today!

Designing a new construction home is an exciting journey that allows you to create a living space that truly reflects your personality and style. Eagle Construction's dedicated design centers and expert team are here to guide you through every step of the process. When you’re ready to start your journey toward a personalized home, contact us online!

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