What Makes an Artisan Home?
And What to Look for While Event Touring
We believe an Artisan home should be distinctive and tell a story. When building an Artisan home for our clients we are looking to reflect and enhance the lifestyle of the homeowners and provide an expression of their style and personalities. Artisan homes show consistency throughout and feature a variety of luxury design elements that will make it extraordinary and unforgettable.
Whether you’re touring an Artisan home for ideas, or considering a builder for your home, we invite you to take a look at our list of what makes an Artisan home! These are the key aspects that define an Artisan home.
1. The Functionality of the Floor Plan
The first thing to notice while touring an Artisan home is the usage of the floor space and the layout design. To utilize these two key factors a builder needs to design around your everyday life and particular needs. The team at Swanson Homes takes pride in designing homes that are highly functional yet aesthetically appealing to the eye.
While touring you should take note of not only the size of the common rooms and how they are navigated as you walk around, but also notice the less obvious rooms like pantries, closets, and the secondary bedrooms. Do these spaces feel well-thought-out or more of an afterthought?
2. Consistent Level of Finish & High-Quality Materials
Use your critical eye to examine the consistency and quality of the home’s interior selections like stonework, flooring, countertops, and tile. The Swanson Homes team, with collaboration from the Carbon 6 Interiors Studio, ensures that an Artisan home will have top-tier finishes and selections throughout the home.
You would expect to see high-quality materials in the main rooms of every Artisan home, but we would also encourage you to look at the stonework, millwork, and tiling in places like the lower level, guest bedrooms, closets, and bathrooms. Does the quality and interior style appear to be consistent with the rest of the home?
3. Top-Tier Appliances & Lighting
An Artisan home is going to incorporate the industry’s leading appliances and gadgets. Swanson Homes works with our clients to make selections that fit both the lifestyle and budget of each family. While touring take note of the appliance selections; from refrigerators, wine fridges, stoves, ovens, and washing machines -- this is a great way to see the latest and greatest!
Our own Artisan Home features the newest line of Signature Kitchen appliances, a cooktop that features sous vide, and an LG styler at home dry cleaning machine!
You also will want to make note of the lighting selections by the industry’s leading interior designers. From stunning chandeliers to bathroom sconces, an Artisan home is a great place to spark lighting inspiration.
4. Making Those Dollars Go Further
The true craft of building a luxurious Artisan Home is doing so while retaining an attractive value to the clients. Features and budget are two important elements of a new build, and you can be sure the team at Swanson Homes is always looking to find the best balance for their clients.
How does Swanson Homes build distinctive residences at an attractive value?
In short, controlled volume by a talented small team. The volume of homes that we take on annually provides the perfect balance of steady work for us and our industry partners, yet gives us the opportunity to give each of our homes the individual attention that each deserves. What this means for our clients is that your dollar goes further while receiving the consistent quality & craftsmanship of an expert custom home builder.
Touring an Artisan home is a great way to gain inspiration for your upcoming building plans, but if you are serious about finding the right builder for your dream home you now have the tools and insight of what an expert home builder looks for! If you have any questions please reach out to our team, we’d be happy to share why so many of our current and past clients have chosen us as their design and build partner.
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