Building a new home is an exciting time. You may have chosen to go this route rather than purchase an existing home because you want everything to be exactly the way you envision. While your custom home builder will likely go over the “bones” of the home, they aren’t the best suited at planning the smaller details and could leave out a few of the larger ones, as well. Here are a few ways in which an interior design professional can be helpful, provided you contact them during the planning stage.
- Room Size- Your home contractor knows about standard size rooms and layouts that appeal to the majority of people. What they don’t know is the style of furniture you own or will be purchasing for your new home. For example, if you have plans for a large sectional seating area in the living room, you need to be certain that it will not only fit, but also leave room for navigating around it and avoid blocking doorways and hallways. Another example is having a wonderful master bedroom that works perfectly for a queen bed but not for the king bed you’re planning.
- Color Selection- While it is true that interior color selection may not be critical because it can be easily changed, there are some instances in which you would want to have an interior design consultant involved. For example, match the color scheme of the exterior so that the roofing material, siding, trim, and doors go together well and leave you options in the future. Another example is the colors used for more permanent interior items, such as kitchen and bath cabinetry, ceramic tile, hardwood floors, and natural stone features.
- Layout- Layout is closely related to room size, with a few added things to think about. Does the layout allow a perfect location for the exceptionally tall Christmas tree you want to have each year? Will the window placement give you the view you were hoping for? Is there sufficient wall space and the ideal natural light for your fine art? An interior design consultant can help fine-tune your home building plans so that as many details as possible can be addressed.
If you would like to arrange a new construction consultation before finalizing the plans for your Knoxville, Tennessee home build, don’t hesitate to contact us at Wolfgang Interiors – Furniture, Draperies & Design. We can assist you with selecting the fine furniture, fine art, window coverings, and home décor you want for your new home and make certain that your plans fit with what you are envisioning for a completed project. Call today to learn more.