Building Stories with the Kasnick Family
New Carmel residents, the Kasnick family, share their experience of building a new home with Old Town Design Group.
Why did you choose Old Town Design Group?
We were looking for the same experience of living in downtown Naperville. We started driving around and went through all of the surrounding communities; this was the only one that felt right. We wandered into the model home and talked to Gina and she introduced us to Justin, who then helped us find this lot.
What was it like to build with Old Town Design Group?
It only took a couple of months from when we met Justin to when we started building. We got everything that we asked for; he was easy to work with. We were here every day during the build, and the entire experience was great.
What was it like to be a client during the home building process?
All the vendors were great and it was fun to choose everything during the selection process! BuilderTrend, the online construction management tool, was awesome; it was very easy to see where we were in the construction process and what was going to happen next.
Tell me about your fireplace?
Dusty, the trim carpenter on the house, is amazing! I gave him a picture of what I wanted and he matched it perfectly. The craftsmanship is outstanding!
How did you work with the team to design your home?
In our first design meeting I told Nate, the Director of Design, what rooms I wanted and he came up with the initial concept. After that meeting, I put some additional thought into it and taped together about ten pieces of graph paper. I guess my process was a little unconventional, but I put everything I knew we had to have on the graph paper; our swimming pool, our garage...everything. At our next meeting I rolled out the graph paper and said “Can you make this?” He put it all together and came up with the final design. He really knows what he is doing, the final design was perfect!
How would you describe your house?
It is all of my favorite things. In particular, I love the outdoor space and our front porch. I’ve always wanted a wraparound front porch.