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What Happens During a Selection Showcase Meeting with Custom Built?

October 28th, 2023 | 4 min read

By Michael Flory

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We hope you had an incredible Design Vision Meeting with our in-house Designer. Ready to fully visualize your project with physical selections? Here we go!

Welcome to the Selection Showcase Meeting.

The purpose of this meeting is for you to finalize your project’s design with personalized product selections with your Project Development Advisor and Designer.

From color choices to material finishes, the Selection Showcase Meeting is where magic begins to unfold. In this session, we embark on a visually exciting adventure to refine your ideas and bring your design to life. 

Remember, you’re only one meeting away from officially signing your agreement with Custom - meaning your feedback and voice will be especially important.

But before you head to our rendezvous, let’s take a deeper look at some of the meeting details and decisions you’ll make during this meeting with your Project Development Advisor and Designer:

The Selection Showcase Meeting

The Selection Showcase meeting is the third of four meetings that make up the design phase of the Custom Built process. 

Selection Showcase meetings take place at our showroom in Okemos. We will have selected the date and time of this meeting together at the end of our Design Vision meeting.

The purpose of the Selection Showcase meeting is for you to:

  • Review your finalized 3D rendering from the Design Vision meeting

  • See your design come to life with colors, selections, and items representing your vision

  • Finalize your product selections including colors, finishes, fixtures, and much more

Let’s see how this part of the design process works during a luxury kitchen remodel:

In the Design Vision meeting, you drew up your kitchen’s layout and general design: including a beautiful new island and improved flooring. During the subsequent Selection Showcase meeting, you choose quartz countertops for your island and luxury vinyl tile flooring - durable options for your busy family lifestyle.

What the Selection Showcase Meeting Will Accomplish

The ultimate goal of the Selection Showcase meeting is to finalize all product selections for your project.

We have some physical product samples and virtual product selections for you to view in our showroom. 

By the end of the meeting, we will have a finalized design that’s ready to be built, using the same product selections in the 3D model that will be used in real life.

Here’s a more in-depth look at what your Selection Showcase meeting will look like:

Review and Reflect: Aligning Your Project With the Rest of the Process

We begin by revisiting all the elements discussed in our previous meetings.

It's a chance to ensure that every detail aligns with your vision. We'll go over your preferences, requirements, and the plan we've crafted together to make sure everything continues to align with your vision. This step helps us maintain focus on your unique needs.

Seeing is Believing: Reviewing Your Project’s Updated 3D Rendering

Now, the real fun begins. You get to witness your design concept come to life in vivid detail. Our team will present an updated 3D rendering of your project, offering a comprehensive visual representation of your dream space.

This immersive experience allows you to explore every part of your future kitchen, bathroom, or living area. You'll be able to appreciate the flow, the colors, and how your chosen selections complement each other. It's a moment of revelation and excitement as you get closer to your dream space.

Finishing Flourishes: Finalizing Your Materials

During the Selection Showcase Meeting, we dive deep into the details defining your space. We'll work together to finalize essential product selections, including colors, finishes, fixtures, and more.

Whether it's choosing the perfect countertop material, selecting the ideal cabinet finish, or picking the lighting fixtures that set the mood, every decision counts. Our team will provide expert guidance to ensure that your selections align with your vision and enhance the overall aesthetics and functionality of your space.

At Custom Built, we understand that your vision is unique, and our goal is to make it a reality. The Selection Showcase Meeting is a crucial step in this process, bringing you closer to the home of your dreams. It's an opportunity to see, touch, and feel the elements transforming your living space into something extraordinary. We're here to guide you through every decision, ensuring your selections reflect your style and preferences.

What Decisions Will I Make During the Selection Showcase Meeting?

You will work with your Project Development Advisor and Designer during the Design Vision and Selection Showcase meeting to decide on the final design and product selections for your home remodeling project. The range and number of decisions you will make depends mainly on the size and scope of the project. 

You will make decisions about:

  • Grout for tiles

  • Cabinet style

  • Tile layout and pattern

  • Specific product selections

  • Color of walls, cabinets, drawers, etc

During the Selection Showcase meeting, we will put the finishing touches on your 3D rendering design. Similar to our Design Vision meeting, we will not be satisfied with the final design until you are.

It's essential that every decision is made at this meeting and no loose ends are left, as we use each selection to determine your investment/budget total.

How to Prepare for Your Selection Showcase Meeting

The Selection Showcase meeting requires open and honest feedback regarding your visual needs and wants. We will engage in a thorough discussion about every product selection of your project, during which the Designer will make changes to the 3D conceptual design in real-time.

To be most prepared for the meeting:

  • Have all decision-makers present

  • Be ready for lively discussions 

  • Bring inspirational pictures with you

  • Set aside approx. 1 hour for the meeting

  • Be ready to voice your opinions about the final design

Next Steps After the Selection Showcase Meeting

Once your design layout and product selections have been finalized, we will be able to generate a final price for your project. 

The typical time between the Selection Showcase and Agreement Signing meetings is 3 weeks. During that time we will pull together cost estimates for all materials and product selections, permits and inspections, trade partners, and labor.

In between the Selection Showcase and Agreement Signing meetings, we will bring our trade partners out to your home to assess your project. Their input is needed to put together the price and construction plans.

The Agreement Signing meeting is scheduled at the Selection Showcase. When the price and construction plans are finalized, the Agreement Signing meeting, which also takes place back at our showroom.

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Now that you’ve learned more about what to expect from your Selection Showcase Meeting with Custom Built, let’s explore our top design inspiration articles and the next step of the Proven Process:

Michael Flory

Michael brings over 2 decades of building and remodeling experience to his position as the Owner and Visionary of Custom Built. Michael’s passion to make an impact on the home building industry has led him to serve for over ten years at the local and state Home Builders Association, culminating as President of the HBA of Michigan in 2020.