by Christy Heitger-Ewing


Nothing rivals the excitement of building or remodeling a home, but with so many choices to make, the process can be daunting if you don’t know where to start. The seasoned team at Home & Willow Design are your trusted advisors when it comes to navigating the long and sometimes arduous road of home builds, remodels, and rejuvenation projects. They make every custom feature feel like home.

“The homeowner is in the driver’s seat, but we like to think of ourselves as the navigators,” says Stacy Stater, owner of Home & Willow Design. Their talented, energetic designers walk clients though the design process to make it easy, seamless, and fun.

It all starts with a Discovery Session; a potential client meets with the Home & Willow Design team to determine if the collaboration is a good fit for both parties. During this meeting, the team shares their fees and associated costs. The second step involves scheduling a Home Assessment (if this is a new build, this is called a “blueprints meeting”).

“As designers, we listen intently to the clients’ visions and take note of any problems that require solutions,” says Stater. “At this point, we also take measurements, photos, and work with homeowners to come up with a realistic budget.”

The team shares a Design Scope with the homeowner. Once the Design Scope is paid, the team gives a Visual Presentation that demonstrates drawings or renderings, mood boards, samples, tile, and flooring.

“This is where a project is brought to life,” says Stater.

Home & Willow’s design studio is packed with inspiration, from lighting to furnishings to accessories. After purchasing decisions are made, Home & Willow designers spend the next several months working closely with subcontractors and delivery teams to coordinate all the moving parts. It’s a bit like setting your car on cruise control. The homeowner gets the most bang for their buck at this stage as they get to avoid the headaches, hassles, and hiccups that inevitably accompany any build or remodel. The last step is the big reveal.

“After weeks and months, you have your dream home!” says Stater.

To get your build process rolling, contact Home & Willow Design today.