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It’s no secret that interior design trends come and go, much like the fashion we wear.
We at ICI Homes know this because we’ve built thousands of new custom homes all over the state of Florida for nearly four decades.
We also know this: no one spots interior design trends like our design consultants at the ICI Homes Design Center.
They are the pros who guide home-building customers through their choices of interior finishes and materials prior to construction. The role demands knowing the latest and greatest, plus being able to help customers tailor products to their dream interiors.
Big job, right?
But it’s […]
When you decide to buy a home, you either buy an existing home or a new home.
Usually, the second option is more involved. We say “usually” because you might buy a fixer-upper and spend the next 10 years doing the fixing up yourself! If that’s your thing, go for it. If you’re reading this, chances are it’s not, which is okay too.
When you buy a new home, you (usually) have two options. You either buy an inventory home — a completed new home ready for move-in — or have one built from the ground up.
A third option is discovering […]
The ICI Homes Design Center is where customers who are building homes from scratch, go to select all of their interior finishes and materials. It’s a comfy, well-lit studio environment filled with samples of all sorts and big tables to mix and match those samples for decision-making purposes.
After all, you’re putting together the life-size puzzle of your new home’s interior.
There are helpful ways to approach this process, and not so helpful ways. We’ll tell you what not to do with your design sessions in hopes it’ll spur you toward the other side. And, hopefully provoke a chuckle, too.
Not give […]
Did you know you get your own personal guide when you build a new custom Florida home with ICI Homes?
You do — for the interior design portion of the process. One of our design consultants at the ICI Homes Design Center will walk you through each aspect of choosing the interior finishes, colors and materials. For customers who admittedly aren’t tuned in to the design world, that’s often the scariest part.
Have no fear! You won’t go it alone.
Here’s a look at what your ICI Homes design consultant can do for you.
Buyer, know thyself
Before you arrive at the design center, […]
Whether you are a first-time home buyer or ready to move up, we know the road to homeownership is bound to bring many questions to mind. Ameris Bank has mortgage products designed to meet your needs and is dedicated to keeping the process as simple as possible for everyone to understand.
Many ICI Homes customers choose to use Ameris Bank Mortgage Services because they are the absolute best at what they do, constantly providing exceptional customer service with well trained, empowered employees.
Below are some of the most commonly asked questions from Ameris Bank borrowers:
1. Is there really a difference from […]
One of the most fun tasks of building a new custom Florida home — or most dreaded, depending on your outlook — is choosing the interior design elements for it.
That’s all you, Dear Customer!
We’ll help you through every step. But, you must make those choices – on your own, or with the aid of a spouse, partner or family member. Why? We won’t live in your new home, and we want you to be happy with the entire homebuilding and ownership experience.
Fortunately for us and you, there’s an easy, and we think fun, solution with our ICI Homes Design […]
If you build with us at ICI Homes, you’ll earn not one, but TWO trips to our ICI Homes Design Center.
“Cowabunga!” you might say. “Let me at it!”
Or, “Oh no…do I have to?”
If you’re a creative type, you might feel like you’ve hit the jackpot. If you can’t imagine why anyone would read home and garden magazines, you might view two obligatory trips to the design center as penance.
We’re here to explain why it’s important that you do this for us, plus give you a sneak peek at what you’ll do during both visits. They’re harmless. We promise!
The design […]
Your ICI Homes Design Center sessions, to select the interior finishes and materials for your new custom Florida home, should be an anticipatory situation. It’s one of the final steps before construction begins, and it offers the opportunity to thoroughly personalize your new interiors.
We can’t build your home without knowing which paint colors, countertops, cabinetry, flooring and decorative hardware you want. So your design sessions are meant to be fun and illuminating, along with functional.
Sometimes those sessions are anything except enjoyable, both for our customers and the ICI Homes design pros who assist them. The good news is […]
Considering the inside of your new custom-built Florida home as a giant, blank canvas should be one of the “oh goody” aspects of building from scratch.
Yes, we know some of you would rather hide in a closet than choose paint colors, but since we’re being straightforward here, it’s your house, not ours.
What’s our role? To help you make those design choices as easily and painlessly as possible. And the process really can go smoothly if you commit your time and attention.
You’ll choose all your interior finishes and materials during two visits to the ICI Homes Design Center. The first […]
The best part about building a new custom Florida home is the opportunity to make it truly yours.
If you build with us at ICI Homes, you’ll have the opportunity to tweak the floor plan that you select to fit your household’s lifestyle (customization is one of our hallmarks; click here for more on that).
But, one of the most fun things — we said fun, because it is — about building a new home is making it look like your home.
We don’t select your paint colors, flooring and cabinet styles. You do! And those are only three of the items […]