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 our own team of in-house design professionals.
It is all part of the Kerr System to ensure that your new home’s exterior and interior design 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 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.
More Than Meets the Eye
It is particularly important to make firm choices about your home’s interior design 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 increases the efficiency and maintains the project’s timelines 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 is 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 risk losing the design’s intent of the overall home, going over budget and slowing down the project. None of these are appealing prospects, so we stress the importance of planning for all design choices, both inside and out. The two go hand in hand.