Working with an interior designer: New Construction
It's a new year, how about starting it off with a brand new house? What an exciting and overwhelming endeavor. An architect and/or builder should be all that is needed, right? Sometimes, yes. But, it's a great idea to think about the interior spaces from the inside out as well as looking at the structural design and spacial volumes. Many architects are very talented and will consider all these angles, while others will focus more on the "model": How does light move through the space? What are the views? Does the space incorporate beautiful interior architecture as well as the shell? Often times, the actual arrangement of furnishings in the space, ergonomics, and lifestyle are forgotten.
I don't want to say that an architect cannot design an amazing, functional, and personalized space, because everyone has different abilities and skill sets! But, sometimes it is not their interest or focus. In that instance, it is a good idea to bring in an interior designer.
We will review your floor plan
An interior designer looks at a floor plan from a different angle- we imagine it "dressed". We may make suggestions to the space plan to allow more functional living spaces. An analysis at this level before getting permits and giving the green flag on building is an essential part of home planning!
We will envision your space with finishes and fixtures
Sometimes the package deal isn't your style. And, when having a home built, why not have every last inch tailored to your style? If you don't like the tile in option A, B, or C... let's go select a D!
What does it cost?
There are many factors that come into play on a new construction project, and pricing varies depending on what needs to be done. Sometimes, a few finishes need to be substituted while other times a complete finish and fixture package, drawing set review, and complete furnishings are required. Typically the interior design fee for new construction is approximately 3-5% of the total build project, and with such a large investment, this small fee plays a major role in the completed project.