Your home is arguably the biggest purchase you are going to make in your lifetime, so it makes sense that it is up-to-par with what you are looking for as far as design goes. Indeed, there is a lot of factors that go into designing, redesigning, and remodeling a room or even an entire home. You’ll want to think of functionality as well as the theme or feel you are aspiring to achieve. Sometimes it can be easy to jump into hasty decisions when you know what you are looking for, but other times this can prove a pitfall as another solution may have been better suited in the long run. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX interior designers discuss important aspects you should consider before jumping into your remodel as well as how our team can help.
In an ideal world, an open space or room would be viewed as a canvas with which you can achieve the desired function and appearance you are aiming for. Indeed, this notion would make a good interior design much more straightforward and simpler to achieve. In reality, however, no one room is created the same as another and sometimes you have to make do with the space that you were allotted. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX designers discuss the beauty behind limitations in space and design, as well as how you can make the most out of limited space.
Good interior design has some core principles within it, but no two spaces are the same. When looking at the design elements in a given space, you need to ask yourself what the desired feel and function of the space is. The design choices you make will answer questions about the space you’re designing. Consider your bathroom, for instance. What is the function of the bathroom you’re designing? Is it a first-floor half-bath? Is it an upstairs master bathroom? These two spaces may necessitate totally different approaches to their designs. So here’s a look at some bathroom design elements. (more…)
When you think of something as being “designer,” you probably think about the look. Is it unique? Is it sleek? How something looks may have a large impact on how you view it esthetically, or how you think about the value of its design. However, looks aren’t everything. The true artistry of design comes from creating something useful and functional, and packaging it in an aesthetically pleasing way. This is how you should approach any interior design project. While you want the visual final product of your redesign to sing, it needs to start with a solid, functional foundation. (more…)
There are many different elements that constitute interior design. Understanding how to utilize these elements can help you come up with a design scheme for an individual room in your house, or your entire interior. This is a brief guide on some of the major design elements to help you get started on your project. Interior design can feel intimidating, especially if it’s something you’ve never done before. Reading one guide won’t make you an expert, but it can point you in the right direction and give you an idea of the questions you should be asking. Working with a design professional is a great way to get the results you’re after, especially if you’re less experienced with the process. (more…)
A home remodel offers the opportunity to adjust or augment your home to provide functional and esthetic benefits. It’s rare to find something you consider a “dream home” already on the market, because your wants and needs are specific to you. A remodel allows you to shape a home to the precise specifications that you need. If you’re planning a home remodel, it’s important to have a sense of what you want to accomplish, and the timetable the project may require. If you’re about to begin this process, start here with a helpful overview. (more…)
There are many different elements to consider when it comes to any interior design project. No two projects are exactly alike, and there’s no absolute right and wrong way to approach a project. Before you undertake a redesign in your home though, you should at least be aware of some of the common interior design pitfalls. Having a basic awareness of these common missteps can help you avoid them and set you up for success. Again, there are no absolutes when it comes to style and design, but here is some helpful advice as you get started. (more…)
The biggest step that you can take before starting on an interior design project in your home is to understand the scope of what you’re about to do. You’ve probably worked on a project before that seemed to get bigger and bigger as you went. Eventually, you probably became overwhelmed, because the scope had gotten too large. Knowing the scope of your interior design project before you start will help you determine a budget for the project, a timeline, for the project, and whether or not you’ll need to hire any additional help. (more…)
Interior design consists of many different elements all working in harmony to create an esthetic. The choices you make with regards to each of these elements can influence the mood and ambiance of a given environment. You are probably familiar with color palettes and the ways in which a paint choice can influence a space. You’re probably also aware that the orientation of the furniture in a room can influence how the room is used. One of the often-overlooked components of interior design, though, is texture. Different textures can play an important role in interior design. (more…)
Redesigning a space in your home creates many opportunities for you as a homeowner. For one, adding updates to the current layout and fixtures can improve the value of the space. Making these changes can also improve the function of the space, along with your lifestyle. Finally, redesigning a space in your home can create an intangible reward, like changing the way you feel about a space. When you decide to redesign a space, you want to approach this project with confidence. Here are some steps you can take to feel more confident about your next big home project. (more…)