Interior designers do more than help pick out wall colors and new sofas. Building a custom home comes with lots of decisions such as flooring, fixtures, colors, lighting, and more. Interior designers can help you make these decisions in a way that will keep everything cohesive and beautiful. Designers are an incredible resource when it comes to building your custom dream home!
Choosing A Designer
There are lots of designers out there who can do an amazing job. So how do you choose one? Start by asking your builder. Chances are, they’ve worked with designers before and may have great recommendations. Another great resource is the American Society of Interior Designers, which helps find the licensed interior designers in your area. Houzz is a great tool for interior designers and inspiration. You can search specifics or just browse through projects on the app. Narrow down your designer options by looking at their past projects and finding designers that understand your style and preferences. Once you narrow it down, meet with some designers to get a feel for their personality and work style to make sure that you will work well together. They will be helping you make a lot of decisions, so it’s important to be comfortable with the person you hire. The process can take time, but it’s worth it to make sure you find someone who fits your style and budget. Their influence will affect the style of every room in your home.
Why We Love Them
Designers are experts in many different areas. Once you find the designer you want to work with, you’ll begin working with them and your builder to make preliminary decisions. Usually, this begins with the exterior options such as the siding of your home, roofing materials, and more. Then the builder and designer should work together to systematically work through the long list of other finishes you will need to decide on throughout the home. Things like counters, cabinets, paint colors, and more are all important decisions. Having a designer on your team will help make choices that will last beyond current trends and can potentially lead you to choices that can help you get more bang for your buck should you ever choose to sell your home. A designer can help ease the burden of the large number of decisions you will make in the process. They will also be able to work with your budget and choose finishes that will keep your home on track.
Hiring a designer can reduce stress and help you visualize your dream home. Building a custom home is usually one of the largest purchases you make in your life, so it’s highly recommended that you have professionals by your side to make sure it’s exactly what you want!