It's no secret that furnishing and decorating our clients' homes is fun, but we really specialize in the “not so pretty” part - the build process! Demolition dilemmas? Fear not, I've got the inside scoop on how to make your demo project a walk-through-the-park, rather than a wrecking ball catastrophe. Because I strive to create happy homes, I've compiled a list of common mistakes to avoid - just consider it your roadmap to a smooth-sailing, stress-free build.
find that designer.
So you've decided you want to build - congratulations, let the fun begin! But, let's be real - building can be a rollercoaster of stress, scary decisions, and overwhelming moments (to put it mildly). The first step in your dream-home-process needs to start with a good interior designer. Because, let's face it, designing your space is like crafting the first chapter of your home's story. We, as interior designers, make it our mission to truly connect with each client. Your home isn't just walls and floors - it's a story waiting to unfold. We're here to ask the right questions, determine your style, and bring your vision to life in a way that's not just stunning but also perfectly "you". After asking some questions, a designer will be able to know what you need, where you need it, and how to go about doing it within your budget. Interior designers will factor in important details you may never think about. Ever thought about how that cozy couch fits seamlessly into the floorplan? Or how the color palette in your master bedroom will age gracefully? Your designer has got it covered, like a master-puzzle-solver arranging pieces into a perfect picture.
on the topic of budget...
Ah, the ever-dreaded budget talk – we know, a budget isn't always the most enjoyable topic to discuss - however, it is one of the most important things to keep in mind when beginning your new project. There's simply no way around it - things happen when building. Unexpected expenses will come up, and it is so important to factor them into your budget when building your dream home. Weather delays? Permit fees? The list goes on. While this seems obvious to mention, many people run into budget dilemmas during their projects due to a variety of things. Per my point earlier, an interior designer will serve as the compass, navigating you through the process while making sure you are accounting for the unexpected.
ensuring for the test of time.
Your home is more than just a project - it's a living, breathing part of your life's narrative. That's why it's crucial to consider the full spectrum of what comes with your daily life. Kids? Pets? This is important to factor in while making your selections throughout your home, from your couch to your floors. Choosing durable materials is truly an investment in the value of your home's beauty. After all, your home is meant to be lived in, so treat it as a canvas for life's adventures. Make sure it not only survives the journey, but thrives in every messy, joyful, and beautiful moment.