How and Why Interior Design Matters In A House Remodel
At Barrister, we’ve been building custom homes and remodels for decades, and we like to look at the process holistically. This means we don’t limit our scope to the wood that goes into the beams or cement that we pour for the foundation, but we look at all aspects of the property, from the landscaping to the paint to the roof, and one of the most important aspects that sometimes goes overlooked by builders is interior design. But not us. In this article, we’re going to take a deeper dive into how and why interior design matters in a house remodel, as well as when building a custom home from scratch.
What Is Interior Design?
Entire books have been written about interior design; in fact, there are four-year degrees dedicated to the practice. But we’re going to simplify things for the time being.
Interior design is not a new concept. The purpose of New Jersey interior design is to create an atmosphere that reflects the personality and taste of the homeowner and functions for their needs. With so many options nowadays, people can have an elegant home without spending a fortune or over-cluttering their space, but deep thinking and planning must go into it ahead of time. Interior designing provides an expert opinion on space awareness, color matching, form vs. functionality, and other concepts to reach a comfort level the homeowner desires when enhancing any single room, or, in this case, an entire house remodel project.
Why Interior Design Matters in a House Remodel in New Jersey
Interior design is an essential aspect of any home, but a house remodel affords the homeowner and builder the opportunity to think ahead, rather than responding to current living conditions. Interior design in a New Jersey house remodel is a comprehensive process that includes the analysis of the needs of the client. Interior designers then use their professional expertise to create a plan with details on turning space into a living area for their customers, assessing furnishings, fabrics, colors, and other materials used to design the house.
When it comes to remodeling, homeowners should consider all aspects of the entire process, if possible. Ideally, this allows you to not have to worry how the interior of your home will look after the project is complete.
At Barrister, we understand how important aesthetics are in a home. The way everything looks can significantly affect the amount of value a home has, and having someone who knows what they are doing can help ensure that the project looks exactly how it should. This includes everything from what color and kind of couch should be placed in the living room to how big of an island you should have in the kitchen, and where it should be placed.
It is also essential for homeowners to keep in mind that interior design can play a role in the functionality of a home. Not only will it make the space more enjoyable, but hiring an interior designer who knows what they are doing can help to ensure your remodel turns out just how you want it to. For example, what kind of kitchen counters and backsplash should you pick? When designing your closets, how big do you need to go, and in what design? (See more about designing a walk-in closet here.)
Getting Started On Interior Design In Your Custom New Jersey Home
The first step to creating an interior design plan is figuring out what you want your final project to look like. Be sure you are clear about what colors, textures, style, etc., work best in that particular room or area so that when the designer arrives on-site, they can consider all these things. You also need to be very detailed about any different pieces of furniture that you use with the renovation process. The more information you provide upfront, the less time this stage will take and ultimately cost much less money than if you were trying to go back and second guess everything later on.
When deciding on an interior designer you want to work with, make sure that the person or company has a portfolio of previous projects completed in your area. If the specific location is essential to you, the designer has done work in similar locations. Custom homes and remodels in Bergen County, for example, will generally be much different than on the Jersey Shore.
How to Design and Remodel Your Home
Interior design can be a difficult task if you do not know what to consider, which is why it’s essential to have a professional to help. There are many aspects of the entire process that homeowners should take into consideration, but we’ve often found it can be challenging for a homeowner to determine how things will look in their space. Even if they can visualize what things should look like, the homeowner might not communicate their thoughts effectively enough for a contractor or construction crew to get what they want. This is why we at Barrister tend to be on the job site and communicating with our clients regularly.
In addition, a professional interior designer will understand how each of these different styles works and can help to make sure that you get precisely what you want for your project. They may also recommend the latest home trends that will work best for your home, including smart devices, current color schemes, and/or rug choices. When designing your home, you need to consider factors such as:
- The size of your home
- If you have pets and kids (or plan to, one day)
- Modern designs that suit your space
- Personal needs
- More subjectively, what you like and dislike when you’ve visited other homes
As you begin looking into doing a large remodel in New Jersey, or build a custom home, make sure you reach out to an experienced contractor who can provide you with more than simply building materials. At Barrister Home Construction in New Jersey, we work with our clients in all aspects of the home-building process, which is why we are consistently able to make dream houses into realities. Call us today at (201) 740-5104 for a free consultation.