Why It’s Important to Nail Your Design Sessions

Moving into a new home means the opportunity to change your decor along with your location.

Maybe you’re tired of the look you’ve lived with since college, your honeymoon or since the kids were in elementary school. It’s time to freshen up your interiors with a different style or color scheme.

Good news! If you’re building a new home with us, you’ll do that freshening up at the ICI Homes Design Center. It’s a required visit after you sign your contract. Our builders need to know what you want inside your home and how much of it to request on purchase […]

Common Mistakes That Can Compromise Your Mortgage Loan

After months of searching, you have finally found the right community, picked out the perfect lot, selected your dream floorplan and have even been pre-approved for a loan. Now, as you wait to close on your beautiful new home it may be tempting to shop for beautiful new things to furnish it. Be cautious when doing so because buying those beautiful new things may compromise your mortgage loan.
From the time you apply for a mortgage to the day you close, your financial management decisions can impact whether you are approved or denied. Sounds scary, but with some simple financial […]

How Your Design Sessions Fit Our Work Flow

Timely visits to the ICI Homes Design Center = on-time home construction
The commitment to build or buy a new custom Florida home requires — like most business transactions — a contract between buyer and builder.

If you’re been through the building process before, you know what we mean. If you’re someone who’s bought an existing home, you have a pretty good idea. But if you’ve never built a home from scratch, let’s just say it’s a bit more complicated than purchasing a move-in-ready abode.

In a good way, because building from scratch guarantees you’ll get exactly what you want. Your household […]

How to Prepare for Your Design Sessions

You’re building a new custom Florida home with us at ICI Homes, and we’re pleased to be your partner! One of the most important things you’ll do for us (and yourself) is to select your interior design finishes and materials.

This is how you’ll individualize your new home, so it’s not something you’ll simply go through via an email link and, “check all the appropriate boxes.”

Nope. You’ll visit the ICI Homes Design Center and work with one of our design consultants. The design center is a bright, friendly studio environment stocked with samples of all sizes. With your consultant’s guidance, […]

Ameris Bank: Saving for a Home: The Two-Step Plan

In this informative piece from Ameris Bank, we learn how they can help you achieve your goal to be a homeowner.
They have broken down saving into two easy steps to make saving simple.
Read the article here 





The Latest Looks From the ICI Homes Design Center

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 […]

First-Time Home Builder? The Design Session, Explained


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 […]

What Not to Do For Your Design Sessions

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 […]

What Your ICI Homes Design Consultant Can Do For You

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, […]

FAQ: Home Financing – Presented by Ameris Bank






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 […]