Design Resources

When building a custom home, there are limitless decisions to be made about the overall concept and aesthetics for your house. Below is a sampling of websites and resources HBC can recommend to make planning and decision-making easier.

Design Basics, LLC:

This site allows you to customize a floor plan which will fit your lifestyle. Select the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, ‘style’, as well as many other options, and Design Basics will provide you a custom plan you can call your own.


This website assists you in searching for images for every space inside and outside of your custom home. As a Houzz user, you can create lookbooks, which are collections of images you want to keep on file. The sky is the limit with this resource!

Accent Doors:

Accent Doors of Kansas City has been installing and servicing overhead garage doors for 23 years.  If you need new garage doors, or want to see the selection of custom home garage doors, check out this website and see what you can do to make the front of your home even more breathtaking.

Armstrong Flooring:

On this site, you can design your room in many facets. You may choose flooring, cabinets, countertops, and an image will be created for you. This virtual room designer can help you in the creation of your dream custom home from floor to ceiling.

Custom Home Online:

Custom Home magazine has several resources available online for you to explore. With this site, again you may search the database of images for specific rooms or areas in your home you would like to customize.

Color Jive:

This site allows you to upload a photo of an image you have and customize the wall colors to see which you prefer. HBC often says, “Fear no color,” and this website will help you to see the finished product before it is even painted.

Color Scheme Designer:

Are you ever unsure what color combinations work effectively? This website provides you with a color wheel and accent colors to eliminate confusion and questions. You may select a variety of color combinations to coordinate your whole home color scheme, or you can merely focus on one room and an accent wall. The freedom is yours!

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