Van Metre Expectations Guide - Manual / Resource - Page 17
The Van Metre Homes Design Centre is open for appointments Monday through Friday.
Meetings are conducted either in-person or virtually, whichever is most convenient for you.
At your Design Centre appointment, you will select the design elements and accents that
truly make your new house a home and a reflection of you. This begins with the selection
process for the various options and upgrades in your new home, from flooring and cabinets to
countertops and appliances to lighting and plumbing fixtures.
Your Design Centre appointment is one of the most important – and most FUN – steps in the
home building process. You must make all selections within 15 days of signing your Agreement
of Sale. This includes your structured wiring selections. If purchasing a “Quick Move In” home,
the home may be too far along in the construction process for some changes to be allowed.
To ensure your Design Centre appointment goes smoothly, quickly and that your final choices
reflect your tastes and personality, we suggest you go through interior design magazines
for ideas and bring those with you to your appointment. These will help you select finishes
and options that best complement and accentuate your personal style. Our Design Centre
Consultants can also provide you with a wealth of ideas.
Upon completion of your Design Centre appointment, the following will occur:
• If you decide to purchase any additional Structured Wiring and Cabling beyond the
standard for your community, you may be able to include part of the cost in your
mortgage. If you exceed the allowed amount you can fund, you will need to give a full
deposit of the amount you cannot roll into your mortgage.
Your Design Centre Consultant will provide you with copies of your selection addendum and
an electrical diagram. Your selection addendum will be reviewed for ratification. During this
review, we may ask you to re-sign the selection addendum, in which case your Design Centre
Consultant will contact you. Once your selections are complete and accurate, they will be
reviewed and ratified by an Officer of the company.
After review and ratification, you will receive a copy of this section of the Agreement of Sale
by email. Once we release your selection information to our Construction Department and
vendors, changes will no longer be accepted. This policy ensures the correct selections are
installed in your home and limits the opportunities for errors. Any changes to your original
selections need to be reviewed for approval by Van Metre Homes and, if approved, will
require a change order fee.