The Décor Store Experience

Your Colour Selections Appointment
You purchased your new home, now it’s time to select the colours and finishes that will make it your own. Our Décor Store staff will contact you to schedule a colour appointment. During your appointment, your Décor Consultant will guide you through our wide range of finishes and customized options available for your home. So get creative, have fun and personalize.

How to Prepare Yourself for the Colour Appointment
Take some time to go through your Décor Appointment Checklist, found in this section of your Homeowner Directory. This will help you familiarize yourself with all the features you may wish to incorporate into your new home.

It’s also a good idea to peruse the various home decorating magazines on the market and visit local model homes to see the latest decorating options and trends.

Keep a folder with photos and magazine pages that feature the colour scheme and details you like. Your Décor Consultant will help you selectfinishes that most closely resemble these images.

Preparing Yourself

What To Bring To Your Colour Appointment?
Come with questions, sample pictures and ads from magazines, as well as photos and sizes of your current furnishings, which will be incorporated into your new home.

Bring along a cushion from your couch, a swatch of your bedding ensemble and perhaps even one of your dishes and towels, so that you can best complement your selections of carpeting, tiles, counters and cabinetry.

One last suggestion– bring in your digital camera or phone and take pictures of the selections for your future reference.

How To Pay For Your Upgrades?
Once you have completed your colour chart, you will have the opportunity to pay for your upgrades by cheque, Interac, or credit card (Visa & MC). You also have the ability to amend your purchase price to include a portion or all of your upgrades to your mortgage with a 25% deposit.

Ask your Décor Consultant for the details.


Features & Finishes

Décor Appointment Checklist
We have created this checklist to help you get ready for your Décor Appointment and consider all the options you will be faced with. Remember to bring along this list and your questions to your appointment so your Décor Consultant can address them.

KITCHEN DESIGN


Your Colour Consultant will review the kitchen layout in your new home. Personalizing this space into your dream kitchen will entail many choices.

Customization items to consider:

  • Kitchen Door Styles & Colour
  • Countertop Colour
  • Built-in Appliances
  • Backsplash tiles
  • Floor tile colour
  • Glass door cabinets
  • Upper valance lighting
  • Lower valance lighting
  • Bank of drawers
  • Soft Door Closers
  • Lazy Susan
  • Wine Cabinet or Fridge
  • Corbels
  • Pot and Pan Drawers
  • Range Hood Styles
  • Style of Door Handles and Knobs
  • Sink and Faucet Style
  • Recycling Compartments
  • Pantry Addition
  • Chef’s Desk

Kitchen Appliances
To complete the selection of your kitchen, we will need the dimensions of your existing or new appliances. Bring these dimensions to your Décor Appointment so we can ensure your kitchen is ready for your appliances.


BATHROOM DESIGN


Your Décor Consultant will review the layout of each bathroom. Remember that each bathroom can have its own colour and style that reflects a particular family member or be an extension of the adjoining room’s décor.

Customization items to consider:

  • Floor Tile Colour
  • Shower and Bath Wall Tile Colour
  • Floor and Wall Tile Patterns
  • Vanity Colour and Style
  • Colour of Countertop
  • Sink and Faucet Style
  • Shower & Spa Accessories
  • Frameless Shower Enclosures
  • Lighting Options
  • Whirlpool or Freestanding Bathtub
  • Bank of Drawers

LIGHTING


During your Décor Appointment the consultant will review standard light locations in every room of your home.

You can customize your home’s lighting based on your lifestyle and the way in which you intend to use each space. So whether it’s task lighting in the kitchen or feature lighting to highlight treasured art or artifacts, you can personalize each area specifically for its use.

Your home will come equipped with lighting fixtures in every room except for the Great Room and the Dining Room.

When modifying your lighting plan, think about options such as:

  • Pot Lights
  • Wall Sconces
  • Kitchen Upper and Lower Valance Lighting
  • Kitchen Task Lighting

FLOORING


Floor Tiles
Think about the different colours and textures that would best suit each space. There is a large selection of ceramic, natural stone, porcelain and granite tiles to choose from. Think about tile patterns and how the colour and style transitions into the adjoining floor. Ask about the maintenance that might be necessary with some of the natural tiles and determine if you are willing to commit to those requirements.

Wood Flooring
Customizing your home with wood flooring is a wise investment. Wood is a natural product, varying in colour, texture, hardness and pattern. No two boards are alike but the overall affect can add a lovely warmth to your home. Consider the variety of stain colours, width and thickness options, smooth or hand scrapped textures, as well as matte or gloss finishes that may be offered. The choices are endless

Broadloom
Carpeting can add a soft and luxurious feel under your feet. It can provide a comfortable spot for kids to play as well as add warmth to the overall feel of any room. Our broadloom comes in multitude of colours, styles, patterns and even environmentally friendly options.


CABLE AND TELEPHONE OUTLETS


Your Décor Consultant will show you the location of all cable and telephone outlets in your home. Consider additional outlets based on your family’s needs.


FIREPLACE


Your home may come equipped with a gas fireplace. You will have the opportunity to choose many custom fireplace finishes, which will include the hearth, mantle and facings.

Since a fireplace can be the focal point of the room, take your time in selecting the colour and style of your mantle.

Since a fireplace can be the focal point of the room, take your time in selecting the colour and style of your mantle.