Building a new home can be a daunting task. First, there’s the decision of what kind of home will meet your needs. Next, how should the home be designed to be the home of your dreams. That’s just the beginning. There are hundreds of decisions from window and door styles to faucets and lighting. When you face this kind of project and this many decisions most people feel a bit lost and may feel unsure that they will actually get the home they dream of. This is where I come in. I can help take the confusion out and put fun back in to the building experience.
I start by listening to you and your vision for the home you wish to build. Then, to keep us on track, I create a Home Design Guide that is unique to you. In that three ring binder is a written plan that covers our vision for your home and take us through the design details room by room. This Guide allows us to document all of your selections including hardware, plumbing, lighting, flooring and colors. By using this Home Design Guide, we can stay on schedule in the decision making process so that decisions are made without the last minute rush that often occurs and often results in less than ideal choices.
Throughout the building process, I can help you with all of the design decisions you face allowing you to relax and enjoy the journey to the home you dream of.
If you’ve already selected a home plan or contractor I will be happy to work with you and them. Often it’s helpful if I can come into the process early, to put another set of eyes on the plan. Often people benefit from the details noticed by an interior designer that may have escaped others. I can help you review them just to assure that things like optimum traffic flow and furniture placement have been considered before 2×4’s start going in place.
If you have not yet decided on a home design I will be happy to refer you to my home planning professional who has many years experience in providing designs and blueprints to my clients. Today they aren’t “blue” anymore but you know what I mean – home plans.
Remodeling and New Addition Interior Design
Remodeling or making an addition to your home can be as stressful or sometimes even more stressful than building a new home. A frequent reason for remodeling anxiety is the fact that most people continue to live in their home while the work is being done. Along with the fact that certain portions of the project such as demolition can be unpleasant to watch, sometimes a lack of clarity in decision making can cause the project to drag on longer than expected.
With clients who are making an addition or remodeling, I do my part to assist you in making decisions in as timely a manner as possible to help keep you on track. As with my new home clients, I also provide a Home Design Guide for remodeling clients. This Guide documents all of your selections so that we stay on schedule and provide timely answers for your contractor when an element is needed.
If you’ve already selected a plan design or remodeling contractor I will be happy to work with you and them. It’s helpful if I can come into the process early, to put another set of eyes on the plan. Often people benefit from the details noticed by an interior designer that may have escaped others. One of the most common concerns is how furniture will be placed in the new spaces of the new home. I also believe that an addition should, as much as possible, flow with the rest of the home both from the outside and from the inside. My goal is for additions to look like they always belonged.
If you have not yet decided on a home design I will be happy to refer you to my home planning professional who has many years experience in providing designs and blueprints to my clients.