Unleash Your Style
At Akel Homes, it is our commitment to provide our customer with a concierge-style semi-custom homebuying experience. This experience is centered around our Design Center. Our leading team of Design Consultants curate hundreds of elements to select from to personalize every minute detail of your home – room by room. Our talented Design Consultants guide you through the exciting selection process and introduce you to top products, classic styles and the most current design trends.
Your dream home should be a reflection of your passions. Select from only the highest quality sourced materials to customize your cabinets, countertops, flooring, plumbing fixtures, appliances, electric options and exterior elevation and color scheme and so much more!
Your Home, Your Way
Visit our Design Center today and meet with one of our Design Consultants to experience the unique journey of personalizing your new home.
Unlike other homebuilders, Akel Homes offers an a la carte home customization and curation experience instead of basic color selection packages. Once you purchase your home, a dedicated and personal Design Consultant will guide you through the exciting selection process.
Design options may be financed, making it easier to own the home you’ve dreamed of
Estimated monthly cost of options and upgrades
$ 41 /mo*
Total options and upgrades amount to be financed
*Estimated Monthly Cost of Options and Upgrades refers to the additional monthly payment amount attributed to the design choices and upgrades you have selected, and includes principal and interest, as well as taxes and insurance (both based on national averages), and is based on a 30 year full amortizing fixed rate loan. The borrower’s actual rate and associated payment will vary from borrower to borrower depending on the details of the loan transaction (i.e. borrower’s credit score, loan-to-value ratio, property type, occupancy of property, establishment of an escrow account, etc.). Borrower and property underwriting requirements apply to all loan programs.
For thirty years, over 4,000 families have found their home with Akel Homes.
Design Center FAQs
What is the Design Center?
Each community boasts its own Akel Homes Design Center. All of the personalization upgrades and options available for selection in your preferred community are showcased there. A Design Consultant will assist you in creating a personalized home within your budget. Typical options include: flooring, cabinetry, countertops, plumbing fixtures, electric and low-voltage options and so much more!
I want all standard features. Do I need to have a Design Center appointment?
The answer is yes. At Akel Homes, our standard features comes with choices to choose from. With every standard house comes the ability to customize your cabinetry, flooring, countertops and so much more.
What should I expect on my visit to the Design Studio?
A Design Consultant will assist you in each step of the way in defining your ideal home and selecting finishes within your budget. The Design Center appointment(s) is engaging and fun.
What should I expect with the Design Process?
The Design Process is broken down into three steps:
- Prior to or at the time of the contract signing, all permitted options and color schemes must be finalized. This is done early on to prevent delays in construction.
- After the Purchase Agreement is signed, the homebuyer will schedule and attend an Orientation Appointment to familiarize them with the selection offerings.
- A few days after the Orientation Appointment, the homebuyer will attend the Selection Appointment. All selections must be finalized within 15 days of the Orientation Appointment. Review your contact to understand the Design Deadlines!
Is an appointment necessary to visit the Design Center?
Even before you purchase a home, you can come in and preview the selections during business hours. However, in order to receive personal attention, an appointment is necessary. The Design Process may require several appointments as outlined in your Purchase Agreement. The first appointment may last around 3 to 4 hours as you learn about your preferences and style. Subsequent appointments may be shorter if you are simply finalizing your selections.
How should I prepare for my Design Center appointment?
Imagine how you and your family will utilize each room. List all of the details that will impact your lifestyle – location of outlets, pre-wiring, and lighting to list a few. Next, visit our decorated models and gather inspiration from the options showcased. We recommend you bring any photos or other design inspiration to the Design Center appointment to assist your Design Consultant in understanding your style and preferences. Finally, Design Center appointments can take a few hours. Arrange for a babysitter so that you can focus on the appointment.
How much should I expect to spend on my design options?
This is all up to you! Each and every Akel Home comes with premium and luxury included features. Every homebuyer has a different desired budget. Our Design Consultant will work with you to stay within your desired budget.
What choices are available at the Design Center?
The options selections vary by community. Typical selections include cabinets, countertops, flooring, lighting, appliances, and window coverings. Structural options such as floorplan modifications, smart pre-wiring and environmentally friendly upgrades may be available. Our homes are tailored to your lifestyle.
Can I finance my options?
In most situations, the answer is yes. As long as you meet your lender’s criteria and are able to meet your monthly payments, you can roll your design options into your home.
What brands does the Design Studio carry?
Akel Homes partners with a variety of reputable companies such as Moen, General Electric appliances and Mohawk flooring to list a few. Each community may carry different brands than others.