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Personalize Your Home

With Cates Building, choosing selections for your home is an easy and fun part of the home buying process. Our 2,600 square foot design space features interactive displays and walls of physical examples; everything you need to plan your place to call home!

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Virtual Design Studio

Start here! Our homeowner portal has all of the previews so you can narrow down your preferences before you visit us in person. Take a look at the sample design checklist through this link and save your favorites!

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Designing Your Home

From big choices like cabinets and flooring, to the finer details like lighting and faucets, our Design Consultants will work with you to design each space to reflect your personal style.

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What To Expect

When you begin the building process with Cates Building, we will invite you to our design studio for a private selections appointment!

Fayetteville Design Studio Location

By Appointment Only

Design Studio Consultants

Machell Klemsche

Machell Klemsche

Design Studio Manager
(910) 490-2220

Meet Machell, Cates Building Design Studio Manager. Machell is a graduate of Methodist University and has 10 years of experience in Design. Machell’s expertise and keen eye for classic design help clients select the choices that reflect their own personal style in the home of their dreams. In her spare time Machell enjoys spending time with her family, going on trips, and playing golf.

Ashley Martin

Design Studio Selection Coordinator
(910) 490-2220

Meet Ashley, Design Studio Selection Coordinator for Cates Building! Ashley is a Fayetteville native, and a graduate of Methodist University and East Carolina University. She is passionate about timeless design, as well using trends and color to create a story. Ashley loves to help every client select choices that reflect their vision in their dream home, as well as having fun along the way! Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband, two dogs and family, traveling, attending baseball games and supporting the arts.

Ashley Martin

Studio Selections

Visit the Cates Building in-house Design Studio and find everything you need to give your new home a style all its own. Please remember that you must schedule your appointment within 5 days of signing your agreement. If you wait longer than this time you may miss out on making important design choices. Most appointments take approximately 2 hours.

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Exterior Selections

Choose your brick and stone accents, roof shingles and more to truly match your sense of style.

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Carpet & Tiles

Bring color, texture and value into your home with beautiful carpet and tiles.

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Hardwood floors are easy to care for and add a touch of style and sophistication.

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Choose your preferred bathroom and kitchen faucets, as well as lighting.

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Stainless-steel appliances that are as stylish as they are efficient.

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