Posted by Dan O'Malley in Home Design

Building a home is such an exciting process, and part of that is getting to have your personal touch on everything in your home right from the start!

Learn what goes into selecting our Design Packages so that we can offer you an enjoyable design process that always results in a stunning home.

Why Design Packages?

Selecting design options for a new home is an exciting part of the home buying experience, but it can also be time-consuming and stressful. While most people know what they like when they see it, turning those thoughts into reality can be overwhelming when faced with so many options and decisions.

Design Packages take the guesswork out of the selection process. Each Package features a one-of-a-kind combination of cabinets, countertops, floors, and finishes, inspired by popular decorating styles and assembled by design specialists.

You can easily envision how your home will look and flow—saving time and reducing stress. We put it all together so you don’t have to!

Open-Concept Living Area

Creating Our Packages

We start with finishes and fixtures that are on-trend, but not trendy, so that your home will have lasting value.

We work with our manufacturer partners to ensure that the products in the packages have sustainable availability, which helps prevent unexpected discontinuations or supply issues that would delay the building process.

Owner's Bathroom

We offer several design styles and price levels, so it’s easy to find something that suits your personal aesthetic and budget.

For each Package, we choose materials with complementary colors and textures to give your home a sense of flow and unity as you go from room to room.

Family Room

We stay with neutral color palettes for tiles and carpets and combine them with different metal finishes for hardware and faucets so that customers can easily layer in their own personal décor.

We include “must-have” items in our package pricing, such as a Deluxe Carpet Pad. 42” Kitchen Wall Cabinets, 35” Bathroom Vanities, and Double-Bowl Sinks in Bathrooms. This gives the customer an up-front price, and they don’t have to worry they are forgetting an important detail.

Owner's Bathroom - Shower

Benefits of Packages

Amy Busse, Design Studio Manager of M/I Homes – Cincinnati, offers the following benefits for homebuyers to consider about Design Packages:

  • Curated by professional Designers with timeless finishes to fit different lifestyles and tastes
  • Buyers are not bombarded on making endless decisions for every finish, style, or hardware
  • Higher quality finishes are offered at a better value due to buying power with our vendors
  • Less time and stress compared to the traditional design process; buyers’ time is valuable
  • Buyers are able to stay on budget, all while receiving a beautifully designed home—inside and out

Read more about our Smart Series design, benefits, and process in Cincinnati!

Owner's Bedroom

With M/I Homes, you’ll truly receive better design, better quality, and better customer service.

Your home should ultimately be a perfect reflection of your lifestyle and the things that make you happy, and our Design Packages are here to help you accomplish just that.


Dan O'Malley
Dan O'Malley


Dan O’Malley is the Vice President of Product Development for M/I Homes.With over 30 years of expertise in residential architecture and design, Dan has been overseeing the product needs of the company's 16 divisions located throughout the Midwest, Southeast, Nashville and Texas for the past 12 years. Before joining M/I Homes, he was a partner in the Chicago office of BSB Design, a national residential architectural firm, for 14 years. Dan is an expert in all aspects of single-family and multifamily design and has received several awards for his successful projects. He is also a popular speaker at various industry events, including the International Builder’s Show, Midwest Builder’s Show, and Multi-Housing World.

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