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Tips for Your Home Remodel

Design, Home Renovation

Aug 5, 2022

Timeless Design

Don’t get caught up in current trends that might be fleeting in nature. Work with a designer who understands the history of design and focuses on timeless choices for both interior finishes and your main furniture investments – quality is king here. You can always choose smaller items to be trendy and switch them more often.

Timeless Design Living Room Interior Designer Sacramento

Design by Disc Interiors

Plan Well and Curate

Don’t just hire a contractor and think that you can make the selections as they come up – you will be overwhelmed and end up with a run-of-the-mill result. Any remodel or new construction project requires a tremendous amount of decisions and it takes a well thought out plan to accomplish a cohesive design. A thoroughly curated design concept is worth every penny considering the overall project investment you’re taking on.

Plan well and curate Mood board

Design by Jordyn Yeldell

Natural Building Materials

As part of our design process, we like to emphasize the benefits of natural and sustainable materials. We love both their tactile quality over man-made products but also appreciate how they age. The air quality in a home without or minimal VOC’s is to everyone’s benefit: the families who will be living in the home as well as everyone involved in the building of the home.

Using natural materials help create a timeless design

Design by Nahia Gil

Bring the Outside In

Living in California, we love to extend our living areas to the outside as much as possible. This architectural consideration can result in additional exterior living space or in massive windows ;) Well placed windows do the job as well. Consider the extra light this can bring into your home.

Vincent Van Duysen Jenni Kayne Home

Architecture by Vincent Van Duysen

Splurge on Lighting

Please do not skimp here! Lighting is one of the most important aspects of the design process and a well rounded selection will have a great impact on the feel and atmosphere of your home. Whether it is for task lighting, mood lighting or both, you will find a wide variety of fixtures that are sure to make any room stand out.

Lighting  pendant

Light by Larose Guyon

Architectural Details

We cannot stress this enough: the architectural details (design and their execution) mean so much and add so much value to your home. The quality of your architectural details determines how long the home will remain relevant: is it going to stand the test of time or become outdated in a matter of 15 years?The topic of architectural details also include your windows. Please give them the attention they deserve for your next remodel.

Enhance your home remodel by adding a sleek and contemporary staircase.

Architecture by Cusimano Architects       

Interior Design by Meg Lonergan Interiors

Maximize Storage

Maximize storage creatively, because one can never have enough ;)! Draw inspiration from the photo below and explore inventive ways to seamlessly integrate storage solutions into your upcoming home remodel. From concealed doors along a wall to incorporating textural elements like these, reimagine your interior architecture with practical and stylish storage.

Maximize the organizational potential of your home with wall storage.

Design by Todhunter Earle Interiors

Use Quality Storage

Another item to splurge on is hardware. On your doors or your cabinets – we think that it matters. You will touch it many times everyday. Good quality will last you decades and age well with your home. It is the details that matter!

Source: Sun Valley Bronze

At the heart of our approach is the integration of our extensive experience and diverse viewpoints into every project we undertake. Our sense of accomplishment stems from our capacity to establish authentic connections with clients, attentively tuning in to their needs and desires. These foundational home tips serve as an excellent starting point for enlisting our guidance in your upcoming home remodel.

To connect with us to discuss your interior design project, we would love to hear from you. You can either directly schedule a call or contact us by filling out our contact form if you prefer email as a first step.

No matter if you’re embarking on a remodel or building from the ground up, there are certain topics that we like to get very clear on right away. We see them time and time again to determine the success of the project. We want to share them with you and hope these tips will help you with the process of home building. Ideally, we can help our clients to make their building/remodeling endeavor an adventure of discovering new products and seeing their dream home come to life. It should not be an overwhelming event. Take a peak and feel free to contact us with your questions.