If you’re thinking about purchasing or building a new construction home, you’ve likely put a lot of thought into its appearance! For some, picking out material selections for a new build can be a bit overwhelming. How do you balance trendy elements with traditional features you won’t soon regret? In this blog post, we’ll be discussing a few ways you can add some pizzazz to your new build with confidence!

New to our website? Welcome to Hearthside Homes! We’re a semi-custom home builder based in Liberty, Missouri. Since 1987, we’ve built nearly 2,000 long-lasting homes. We currently build in the Kansas City, Parkville, Kearney, and Liberty areas. Our homes range in price from $350k-$700k. You can check out our available listings here. Don’t forget to check out our gallery! You can click here to learn more about the other communities we build in. Now, let’s take a look at some ways you can add some pizzazz to your Kansas City new build! 

Paint Colors You Love

Like most things in life, trends quickly come and go! When considering paint colors for your new build, choose the ones you genuinely like! Be sure to consider colors that will compliment your furniture and overall design preferences. When it comes to making your home the cozy space you’ve been dreaming of, you don’t need to choose paint based on a curated list. Go with your gut and don’t be afraid to add a bold pop of color here and there! Great places to add a pop of color in your home include the kitchen island, doors, and accent walls. Accent walls are especially striking on staircases, in offices, and in primary bedrooms! 

Consider Functionality

If you want your home to look picture-perfect, you need to consider its functionality. Having great storage is essential for maintaining a beautiful household! For example, having a family entry by the garage with a drop zone is a great way to contain your everyday essentials such as shoes, coats, backpacks, and purses. Similarly, having built-in cabinets surrounding the fireplace in the living room offers lots of additional storage space for blankets, candles, board games, and seasonal decor. 

Have Fun With Lighting

One of the best ways to add pizzazz to your new build is with lighting! There are so many cool light fixtures for each area of your home. Great areas for statement light fixtures include your foyer, staircase, and kitchen. 

Focus On Flooring

Choosing the right flooring is a big decision! Not only do you want to choose beautiful floors for your new build, but you also need to make sure they’re durable and will withstand the test of time. Wide plank wood floors are a great option for the main living space. In the bathrooms, consider tile with a little grit to prevent slips and falls. Want something fun? Make your laundry room more appealing with a bold patterned tile! 

Invest In The Primary Bathroom 

When it comes to the primary bathroom, don’t cheap out! This is especially true for the shower. We recommend floor and wall tile, a bench, and heavy-duty shower glass. Some of our primary bathrooms even have the tub inside the walk-in shower! This allows runoff water to go down the shower drain while you’re drying off. If you have kids, they’ll love having a consequence-free space to splash during bath time! 

Don’t Forget The Outdoors 

Be sure to include an outdoor living space into your new build plans! From patios to decks, and covered structures, there are several ways you can spruce up your backyard! Many of our homeowners love having a screened-in covered deck. Imagine sipping on your morning cup of coffee as you watch the sunrise. Or, relax after a long day with a glass of wine while you hear the crickets chirp. Plus, having an outdoor living space is ideal for entertaining friends and family. Not only will you love having an outdoor living space as soon as you move in, but it’s often much more affordable to build alongside the rest of the home rather than later.

Build With Hearthside Homes!

We hope you enjoyed learning about the ways you can add some pizzazz to your Kansas City new construction home! If you’re house hunting in the Kansas City area, be sure to check out our listings! We are a semi-custom home builder. This means our clients get to purchase one of our expertly designed spec homes or build with us from the ground up. Click here to check out our 2 story, 1.5 story, reverse, ranch, and split style floor plans. 

Our Design Center is located at 1915 Industrial Dr #300, Liberty, MO 64068. At our Design Center, our clients get to make material selections for their new homes including cabinetry, doors, flooring, faucets, paint, tile, and more. Click here to learn more about our Design Center. To request more information about getting started with the home building process, fill out this form on our website, or feel free to give us a call at (816) 781-0234. We’d love for you to follow all the behind-the-scenes fun on our social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! 

Our Promise 

At Hearthside Homes, we understand that buying a home is a big deal! You want to make sure the home your purchase isn’t one you’ll regret in the future. That’s why all of our homes are inspected by third-party experts. In other words, we hire impartial third-party industry leaders to review each of our new construction homes! This comprehensive assessment involves a: 

  • Cosmetic inspection
  • Third-party HVAC duct cleaning
  • Third-party sewer line inspection
  • Third-party home inspection

Many home builders don’t subject themselves to these extensive inspections. At Hearthside Homes, we want our buyers to have confidence in their purchase! That’s why we hire impartial pros to look over our work. In addition, we proudly offer a 12-month warranty on all of our homes. We even have a Warranty Manager on our team to make sure you have a go-to contact to reach out to if needed. You’ll have peace of mind when you buy with Hearthside Homes! 

Don’t Hire The Wrong Builder!

Just like any business, no two home builders are created equal. At Hearthside Homes, we prioritize customer experience and satisfaction. Did you know Hearthside Homes of Kansas City has over 100 5-star reviews on Google? Click here to check out our Google reviews and hear from some of our happy customers. Our client, Kim, shares: 

“I highly recommend Hearthside. This was my first time purchasing a home on my own (much less a new home), and they were wonderful. Communication was excellent. I loved seeing the home’s progress on their website. Everyone assigned to my home was fantastic. They did a great job preparing me to move into the home. They get five+ stars from me.”

Want to see more? Click on the video below to watch one of our customer testimonials. Viktoriya and Minh canceled a contract with another builder who wasn’t giving them the confidence, reassurance, and professionalism they deserved. Instead, they purchased with Hearthside Homes and are very happy with their decision! Click here, or on the video below, to watch Viktoriya and Minh’s testimonial.