We Have the Kerr Design Studio
Interior design means more than picking colours. The interior designer brings solutions and guidance on ways to economize and where to splurge for luxury home impact.
That’s why we have the Kerr Design Studio and our own team of in-house design professionals.
It is all part of the KERR System to ensure that both the exterior and interior design of your new custom home combines beautifully as a cohesive and attractive whole.
The Inside Track on Interior Design in Vancouver
Interior design: goes well beyond the arrangement of furniture and some pleasing wall colours. It encompasses much more and is a critical area to think through and make firm decisions about ahead of time. Mismanagement or shortsightedness about the interior design aspects of your custom home can steer the project off track.
Even when the initial basic house design is phenomenal and just what you envision, there must be an equal amount of thought and careful planning given to the details of your home’s interior to make it all come together in the end.
More Than Meets the Eye
It is particularly important to have firm choices made about the interior design of your home in general before the construction starts if you want to adhere to a specified budget. There are two reasons for this:
- The further in advance decisions are made, the more time there is to order items and components and plan properly, which in turn increases the efficiency and maintains the timelines of the project overall.
- The finishes and fixtures you choose may vary significantly in price and therefore can seriously affect the overall budget. For example, you can pay $2/square foot for tiles or $50/square foot for tiles. You can spend $15,000 on one fridge or $15,000 on your entire appliance package.
Flooring, countertop materials, lighting fixtures… the list goes on. Selecting all the fixtures and finishes needs to be done as part of the design budget process, so you know the inclusive cost before you start the project.
Without adequate time spent on the interior design, you run the risk of losing the intent of the design of the overall home, going over budget and slowing down the project. None of these are appealing prospects, which is why we stress the importance of planning for all design choices, both inside and out. The two go hand in hand.