WELCOME HOME: INTERIOR ENTRY ROOM / FOYER:

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As we have discussed, there are many things to consider for your new home’s entry. However, breaking it down into the smaller details can really help make it more manageable. From formal grand foyers, to cozy small entries, and everything in between; your main entry …

DESIGNING YOUR MAIN ENTRY: ENTRY / FRONT PORCH

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Designing a new home can be very overwhelming. For that reason, we break things down and go room-by-room through your design ideas, wants, and needs. Since this is how we start the design process, we thought we would feature a series of articles that highlights …

TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEYS

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BEFORE we get started on a Preliminary Floor Plan Design, we usually REQUIRE a Topographical Survey. While getting a Topographical Survey may be an unexpected expense,it is invaluable for MANY reasons: The Survey has Property Lines, Lot Dimensions, and Setbacks. It shows Utilities, Trees, or …

Holiday Planning & Your Home Design

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As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, with Christmas and New Years on its heels, now is a good time to consider your holiday needs for your dream home. Planning, preparing, and keeping up with everyday tasks in November and December can be quite a challenge. So, daydreaming …

THE IMPORTANCE OF INSPIRATION IMAGES: Part 2

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As we discussed in our previous article, inspiration images are very important for our design process. So, what are some ways to make the best of your inspiration images? Below, are a few tips to keep in mind. Find, Save, and SHARE Inspiration Images Refine …

THE IMPORTANCE OF INSPIRATION IMAGES: Part 1

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INSPIRATION IMAGES are an important part of the design process. Since it is so important, we will be discussing this topic, and reviewing tips about choosing images, over the next few articles. In this article, we will discuss 3 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN …

Completing the home Design Guide

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When designing a custom home, there are A LOT of DETAILS that our team MUST KNOW prior to beginning the Preliminary Design. To note all of these details, the J.L. Thompson Design Group has created a form. We call it our HOME DESIGN GUIDE , …

Cost Estimation Using Square Footage

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Calculating the Estimated Square Footage Cost for your dream home is an EXTREMELY IMPORTANT part of our design process! While it isn’t the most fun part, it is VITAL that we are on the SAME PAGE as the Clients, and their Builder, when it comes …