did you know that i am building a house?
oh, not MY house! gheesh. if i was building my own house,
i would blog about it NON-stop. for real...i would NEVER shut up about it!
you would be like..."enough about this house already! we GET it. you're excited. let's move on!"
no, it's not MY house, but i am having a fabulous time helping my clients build their dream home.
sometimes i get asked:
when is the RIGHT time to hire an interior designer if you are building a house?
and you know what? the answer is:
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
ideally, a designer should be brought on board before the floor plans are finalized, and before the
footings are dug. an interior designer can help make minor changes to the floor plan that can
add comfort, function and personality to any new home.
when my husband owned his own custom home building company, i would assist all of our clients
with their selections during the building process....everything from exterior paint, brick, and rock selections to flooring, lighting, trim details, interior paint, door styles, cabinetry, hardware, and countertops.
i guess if there was one area in interior design where i feel the most comfortable, it is
in new construction. i love nothing better than trapsing around in a house that's being built,
smelling the sawdust and seeing the hustle and bustle of the sub contractors.
there are a TON of decisions that need to be made when building a home, and it can be
overwhelming. most of these decisions are things that you will have to live with for a very long time,
and things that cost a LOT of money.
even if you have never hired a designer before, and you don't plan on hiring a designer in the future,
it is a wise investment to hire a designer when building a home.
so, for the next few months, i will be showing you the progress on this house and letting you tag
along while we make our selections! it should be a lot of fun. we are planning a few fun trim treatments,
pretty patterned stone flooring, and maybe even some blue/grey painted cabinets! stay tuned.