Why it’s a big mistake not to include an interior designer at the start of the building process.

Feb 22, 2011

The Key of my mind...

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Interior designer are sometimes only thought of in terms of helping with furnishings. While this is a part of what we do, consider the knowledge we have about how your space will really function once you are in it. We have an intimate knowledge of the ins and outs of how spaces are used and therefore can contribute greatly to the process from the start – even before you go for a building permit! Architects, builders, cabinet-maker and other contractors are finished with their work when they finish their part and the builder hands you the keys to the shell of your house. Let’s face it, when you get those keys, it will feel like you only just started unless you have had a designer involved from the start helping design the space that will be ready for you and your things.

A house isn’t a home until you can sleep in your bed, bathe in your tub, cook in your kitchen and relax in your living room. When a designer can give input all along the way, then “work arounds” and a “less than perfect” feel won’t be necessary. You should consider a professional designer as a part of the design/build team.