Project Wish List

Before embarking on your building/remodeling project, walk around your current space and take note of all the things that aren’t meeting your needs and/or that you just don’t like, i.e.; structural issues, overdue maintenance, safety concerns, space limitations, dated countertops, or ugly floors, etc.

Next, think about what you really want out of your new home or remodel project. Creating a wish-list is an effective way to share your preferences with your builder. Not only will a wish-list help you decide what you want and don’t want, it will help determine what you can get out of your budget. Here are a few things to consider:

Basic Specifications

1. New custom home

  • How big would you like the house to be? What is your desired square footage?
  • What type of rooms do you need/want to accommodate your daily living?
  • How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you want?
  • Are you interested in Green Building, Universal Design, etc.?
  • How do you want your house to look inside and out? What is your design style?

2. Remodel or Renovation

  • Do you need/want an addition for more space?
  • Are there any major repairs or updates needed to electrical, plumbing, etc.?
  • Does the project include changes to the exterior? Would you like to create an outdoor living space?
  • Will you be changing the “footprint” of the home; i.e., move rooms around or adjust spaces?
  • Are you going to replace all the hard surfaces; i.e., floors, countertops, cabinets, etc.?
  • Do you want to incorporate Green Building or Universal Design?

Design Style & Preferences

  • Choose a style that reflects your taste. Arts & Crafts, Traditional, Tuscan, Country, Contemporary, Transitional, etc.
  • Consider possible interior space changes that could enhance your life style. For example, designing a mud room with a wet area for rinsing off after gardening or for washing your family pet, replacing the “formal” dining room with an expanded kitchen and butler’s pantry, or adding a wine grotto and sitting room for entertaining friends or enjoying a glass of wine with the one you love as the perfect end to your day. There are so many unique possibilities.
  • Products are the elements that reflect your design style. Selecting them can be intimidating but it can also be fun. Think about how you live and what is aesthetically pleasing to you while in the process of searching for: flooring, cabinets, countertops, hardware, plumbing fixtures, lighting options, colors, paint, wall coverings, windows, doors, and so much more.

After you have chosen to work with Gryphon Builders, your wish list will be the starting point for the project. Next, together we will create a design plan that incorporates your desires and respects your budget.

There are no right or wrong decisions, only possibilities. For ideas, flip through magazines or look in design books. But don’t stop there, search the internet or take note of features you like when at a friend’s house. You could even have a get-together with friends and family to ask them what they think would enhance your home and reflect your sense of style. In addition, visit product showrooms; you will find a great deal of information that can make your selection process more enjoyable.

We are always willing to assist you with any stage of developing your design ideas and selecting your products. We understand there is so much to consider and keep track of, therefore we want to help however you would like us to. Meeting you at a showroom, making suggestions, and organizing all the information are just a few of the things we do because customer service is a priority with us.

For your convenience, we have provided a list of our industry partners with their address, phone number, and website information.

BMC Select
16002 Tomball Parkway
Houston, TX 77086
281-440-9090
www.bmcselect.com
BMC Building Materials
Pella Windows & Doors
8700 Fallbrook Drive
Houston, TX 77064
281-807-4222
www.houston.pella.com
Pella Kitchen
Lynne T Jones Decorating
Lynne T. Jones
Interior Design

16107 Lexington Drive, #122
Sugar Land, TX 77479
281-437-3307
www.lynnetjones.com
Bath & Kitchen Showplace
Bath & Kitchen Showplace
10005 W Sam Houston Pkwy N
Houston, Texas 77064
832-237-8200
www.bkshowplace.com
Arizona Tile
10811 S. Westview Circle Dr.
Houston, TX 77043
713-468-0511
www.arizonatile.com
Lighting Unlimited
4211 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77027
713-626-4025
www.lulighting.com
Arizona Tile
Decorative Wall Designs
by Debbie Earle

832-257-9276
www.decorativewalldesigns.net
Inspired Finishes by
Laurie Lopez

Faux finish samples can be
provided through Gryphon
Builders upon request.
faux finishes
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen
& Lighting Gallery

4245 Richmond Ave
Houston, Texas 77027
713-626-3300
www.ferguson.com
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
By Design Interiors, Inc.
5629 FM 1960 Road West
Suite 113
Houston, TX. 77069
281-587-8755
www.bydesigninteriors.com
Thorntree Slate & Marble
7026 Old Katy Rd #167
Houston, TX 77024
713-750-9091
www.thorntreeslate.com
Sherwin-Williams
Color Studio

The Decorative
Center Houston
4106 S. Shepherd Dr.
2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77098
713-629-1616
www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners
Western Brick Company
7620 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX 77007
713-861-1751
www.western-brick.com
Walker Zanger
7055 Old Katy Road
Houston, TX 77024
713-300-2932
walkerzanger.com
Lighting Inc.
4218 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77027
713-623-6500
lightinginc.com
Imago Dei
2525 Robinhood St.
Houston, TX 77005
713-520-5557
imagodeigallery.com
InterCeramic Tile &
Stone Gallery

8785 Clay Road
Houston, TX 77080
713-680-0884
www.interceramic.com/site/USA.xhtml

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