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Interior Design and Finishing

by Mamun Chowdhury |June 7, 2018 |0 Comments | Bathroom, Bedroom, Blog, Dining Room

After the exterior is completed it is time for your custom home builder to finish walls, paint, install doors and windows, hang cabinetry, put down flooring and install tile. You will be able to move into your new custom home soon, so at this time you should be very close to selling your existing home. Once the drywall has been put into place it is time for the fun task of selecting all the design elements that are going into your house. This includes:

Painting and Wallpaper
Windows and Doorways
Baths, showers, sinks, and toilets
Many of these take six weeks up to three months to order, so be sure to meet with your custom home builder early in the process of designing your interior. Usually, the installation of these home design pieces is a breeze and many of the interior fundamentals you’ve been waiting on for months and months merely take a day or two to install.

If any of this is overwhelming to you, no worries – your custom home builder or architect is there every step of the way. If you’d like to do research on your own, ImproveNet has a Kitchen Remodeling Center and a Bathroom Remodeling Center and hundreds upon hundreds of pages of tips and custom home design pictures that will give you even more detailed ideas for instructing your custom home builder. Once you get to this stage in the home building process, you are nearly ready to move into your dream house.

Although all of these phases may seem like an uphill battle, a professional custom home builder will make your custom home building experience a pleasure. The end result will be worth the time and money, as you will be able to spend your life in a house that is just perfect for you. As you end the project keep in mind that clean up both in and out of the home will be required.

Finding an Interior Designer?

by Mamun Chowdhury |June 2, 2018 |0 Comments | Bathroom, Bedroom, Blog, Dining Room, Home Office, Office

There are several ways to find an interior designer:

  • Personal reference is always an excellent method. You may have admired an interior designer’s work at a friend’s home.
  • Your local phone book. Be sure to ask for references.

Once you have a few names, call each design professional to set up an interview. Some interior designers charge for this; most do not. Some like to meet you at your home; others like to conduct interviews in their own offices. An interview is an opportunity for you to get to know the interior designer and for him or her to get a feel for your design project.

Ask to see the designer’s portfolio.
The following is a few of the most frequently asked questions:

How much will an interior designer’s services cost me?

Different designers have different methods of charging clients for services. Some of the most common methods include the following.

Flat fee: One fee is decided upon for the entire project. This fee structure requires a thorough and detailed understanding of the services to be rendered and the specific areas involved. The written contract should state that no additional services are to be added.

Hourly plus a percentage markup on the cost of purchases: This fee structure charges an hourly fee in addition to a cost-plus on purchases.

Many interior designers use a combination of the methods mentioned above. Do not be afraid to question the interior designer regarding exactly how he or she charges for services.

The interior designer will ask you about your budget and the type of investment you want to make. Furniture and good design are investments. Good-quality pieces will be with you for a very long time. Be prepared to give a ballpark figure. Even if you don’t know what furniture and design services cost today, you should still have some idea of what you are comfortable spending. Your designer can help you clarify exactly how far your money will go.

Dining Room Archives - Option One - Interior