Custom Home Construction and Remodelling Tips
What do you think of when you hear the term “interior design”? Do you imagine a stuffy, picture-perfect setting and someone who studied shapes and patterns and colours picking out the perfectly matching lamps and complementing rugs for you?
It’s actually not that at all! Interior design is all about bringing your inner vision and aesthetic goals to life when designing, building and renovating your custom home. It’s about matching your personal style with realistic function and creating the best space for you and your family to enjoy for a long time. That’s why we love to incorporate interior design services in the development process of our clients’ homes. It helps cap off stunning architecture with finishes that take your breath away and don’t get in the way.
We know not everyone has an eye or the time for design, some people give an itemized list of their wants/needs, while other people relax by saving interior inspiration to their Pinterest boards and cutting out magazine clippings of their dream homes. Whichever case is yours, or if you fall somewhere in between, our savvy design team at Gilbert + Burke is here to help you fill your home with design choices that will maintain their quality for years to come.
For those who have the propensity and time to pick their finishes for their home and want to be more hands-on in the process, our skilled designer will work with you and obtain quotes, coordinate design selections to choose from and ensure all product is ordered on time. If the thought of choosing between all the design and decor options available makes you a little woozy or completely overwhelmed, our designer is here to totally simplify the process, relieve anxiety and give strategic selections to choose from that reflect the agreed upon design goals.
For those who are somewhere in the middle of those two scenarios, you can ask for as little or as much design assistance and guidance as you’d like. We truly strive to tailor the design process to fit the exact needs of each individual client.
When you choose to work with Gilbert + Burke, a design team member will coordinate your finish selections for your custom home, which includes flooring, plumbing fixtures, trim, doors, kitchen details, fireplaces, paint colours, exterior finishes and more. If you desire more full-service design services, one of our designers will interview you, review your Pinterest or Houzz accounts, look through magazine clippings you admire and work with you to determine your desired home style and lifestyle goals.
The designer will then perform onsite store visits to select all interior and exterior finishes with or without the client, depending on your preferences, as well as consult on furniture layout and sizing, create custom cabinetry design and 3D modelling and create a storyboard with multiple options for finishes based on discussions about your preferences and lifestyle.
Partnering with our architectural designer, the designer will ensure that the floor plan will allow for certain furniture and traffic flow that meet the goals from the initial concept stages. Computer-aided design, including advanced 3D renderings and virtual reality images, will show interior locations of furniture and decor, and the designer will also assist with furniture and accessories selection and procurement.
Using high-end technology, we will help you visualize and select lighting fixtures, furniture, appliances, accessories, window coverings, paint colours, kitchen details, cabinets and every other element of the design so that it’s a stress-free, hassle-less process, streamlined from the beginning conceptualization to the final reveal.
For more information about our personalized interior design services, timelines, availability and rates, get in touch with our renowned and caring team of design professionals at Gilbert + Burke for a consultation today. Connect with us online or by phone at 705.328.9431; we can’t wait to bring your home dreams to fruition.