What to Expect When you Build or Remodel

It’s not uncommon for homeowners to feel fearful, uncertain, or overwhelmed when they first begin a home building or remodeling project. That is why many people turn to a professional to work alongside them as they go through the process. A professional interior designer will take a commonsense approach to help you organize your project, avoid mistakes, and attain your desired end result: a functional and aesthetically beautiful home. They can help prevent the, all too common exclamation –“I wish I’d thought of that!”

Communication is key when it comes to your team: builder, subcontractors, architect, and interior designer. Your designer should be brought on board as soon as possible so they can collaborate with the architect during the design process. It’s better to have input before plans are finalized since revisions are costly and slow the process. Your designer’s goal is to assure that your choices result in the continuity of design that you intend. You will benefit from her ability to assemble materials for your review and communicate to the other parties of your team.

Working with a design professional makes the building or remodeling process more efficient. It requires a lot of decisions that you will live with for years to come. It takes a lot of running around, calling, and checking on orders. Many people don’t have that kind of time or patience. Consider the time it takes to collect the right samples, view them, and then return the samples. Your designer will do all of this for you and execute what does and does not work for your home. Your designer will also provide a larger pool of resources than you would accumulate on your own, in addition to the fact that she may see things you might not spot, such as scale, proportion, and color, which are elements that are small, but bring a very important aspect to the design of your home.

Working with a designer will relieve a great deal of the burden associated with the building process, not only for you, but for your team as well. She will ease your stress while assuring that you are in control your new build.

- anne