There is something very exciting about creating a new home or updating an existing one but where should you begin? This blog will give you tips on how to work with an Interior Designer to create your dream home.
With this excitement also arrives is the huge duty of making smart decisions which will influence your home and family. A beautiful interior can make you feel better and live a better quality life. However, it doesn’t just happen overnight. A lot of work must go into each aspect of designing, choosing fabrics, furnishings and finishes as well as knowing how to create the best atmosphere for your lifestyle. So I ask you, how can you make the best choices for your new home or when you remodel? The answer is quite simple. Hire an expert who is trained to do just that. A good interior designer can provide you with a design which can stand test of time. The design must be flexible enough to integrate any unforeseen changes. Effective communication of your wish list with the interior designer or the architect to make the plan work well for now and years to come is a must.
First you must create a wish list. Consider you needs and wants and split your list into those two categories. After your wish list, its time for reality check. You need to understand your space and make a budget. This means you have to understand your priorities.
Searching information through internet and saving those picture files and making a binder or folder is great idea. But you must share it with an interior designer to make a concept become a reality in both space planning and budget. Simply just explain and show your wish list folder to your designer and it’s the interior designer job to understand and translate the wish list, interpret the style and pull the elements together so that it all works together. Your job is to decide what is essential but take into consideration, the expertise of the interior designer who will give you the pros and cons and help you make an informed decisions.
Lifestyle is another thing which must be taken in consideration. Children and pets require some choices to be made such as not having a glass sculpture in foyer and having no rough edges in the home. If you work from home, a dedicated area needs to be considered for your work space.
Just create your must haves and wish lists and let the interior designer translate your vision of dream home into reality. Their expertise will guide you in making the best decisions and also, if they are a great designer, educate you on what is good design. They will make your dream become a reality and remove the stress of making the wrong choices, spending too much money in the wrong areas and make sure you stay on budget.
If you are looking for an expert interior designer in CT, please contact Melanie Langford, All About Interiors we would love to guide you in your next home project.