One thing that makes Buffington Homes different from any other builder in Northwest Arkansas is our design studio. It’s truly a special place where you can get inspired, personalize your home, and feel more confident along the way.
You get to meet with an experienced, accredited designer twice during the building process to help you plan and select every detail of your home. So pulling together your colors, cabinets, and countertops is as fun as looking at Pinterest - and just as easy!
Meet Ashley Goode
Design STUDIO MANAGER
I started working in Interior Design when I was in college. I started working for a friend who owned her own custom drapery and upholstery shop. I have loved all things design ever since. I love taking an idea or concept and making it into a reality.
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Why Buffington Homes?
I love how Buffington Homes offers a one-of-a-kind experience that is unique to our area. We are able to provide clients with amazing options and guidance as they build their dream home. No one can offer the services that we provide.
A place where you make memories with your family and friends.
Favorite space in the home?
My favorite room in the house is the living room. We have family movie night every week. The living room is a place where we come together as a family and unwind from a crazy week.
Industry magazines that most inspire me? At Home Arkansas
Favorite part of my job?
Meeting new people and helping their vision come to life.
Ask me about...
my latest home project (I am always working on something)
Meet Lauren Mills
Design Studio Consultant
I studied architecture and interior design in college and have had multiple internships in the design industry. For as long as I can remember, I have always loved art and design and I cannot imagine being apart of a different industry.
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WHY BUFFINGTON HOMES? Buffington Homes is a company like no other. We are able to provide our clients with an exceptional experience. We offer incredible options and guidance, and we will help with whatever the client needs. Buffington Homes is one-of-a-kind!
HOME IS… A safe space for you and your family where you make long lasting memories.
FAVORITE SPACE IN THE HOME? My favorite space in the home is the kitchen. Not because of cooking, because I am the worst cook, but growing up, the kitchen was a space where my family would hangout most. If I was doing homework with my sister while my mom was cooking dinner, or where my dad would help me with school projects, we were always in the kitchen together. I believe the "kitchen is the heart of the home" and I love that it is space where everyone can share and make memories.
INDUSTRY MAGAZINES THAT MOST INSPIRE ME? Southern Living & Architectural Digest
FAVORITE PART OF MY JOB? Meeting new people and get to see their envisions and help bringing their ideas to life.
ASK ME ABOUT... My favorite design project from school
Place that most inspires you The place that most inspires me is the living room. In my home back in Dallas, our living room had several windows which allowed for a lot of natural light. The living room is very open and bright, which I think is very important to have in a home.
Three Steps to Designing Your New Home
Our design process is streamlined into three easy steps. It's the perfect balance of giving you enough time with our designers without making you feel overwhelmed. Here’s what that process looks like:
See What Inspires You
The first step is to look around and start collecting anything you feel will help your Buffington Homes designer learn about you and how you envision your home.
Gather photographs of things that inspire you, such as design magazines that represent your style, Pinterest boards you have created, or even fabric swatches that caught your eye.
Shape Your New Home
Next, you’ll attend your lifestyle appointment. This is the first of two sessions in the Design Studio. During this time, we’ll start shaping your home according to your needs.
We’ll discuss what you like and dislike about your current home, where you’ll spend most of your time, and who will be living in the home, including your fur babies. This will ensure the right details are in place on the structural side of things.
Select Your Design Elements
The third and final step is your design appointment. This is a longer session with your Buffington Homes designer, and it’s all in one location. You don’t have to run all over town visiting different showrooms to make your selections.
You’ll walk through a checklist of items from top to bottom, and by the time you’re finished, you’ll have everything in place for your beautiful new home!