How to Start Designing your Home

How to Start Designing your Home

Published on 8/21/2018 by Designer Warehaus

Many of our design clients here in Frisco, Texas get overwhelmed when they are starting the process of building a new home. Homes are expensive, so the stakes to get it right are higher. We put together this quick guide to help our clients effectively get their project off the ground.

  1. Set a budget: All of our clients need to set a budget, this is required prior to starting the design/build process. Your budget sets the parameters for your builder and your designer. Most clients think they will be taken advantage of if they are upfront about what they can afford, however, the opposite is true, designers and builders want to keep you in budget, when they are not aware of your budget, they might start proposing things that you can't afford, and that will drive up the cost of your project.
  2. Get Inspired: Get on Pinterest and other like websites that showcase home inspiration. Start a portfolio of homes and design projects that you love. Your designer and builder want to create the home of your dreams, not there's, so in order to do that, they need to know what your looking for.
  3. Set a timeline: We want to meet your expectations realistically, so let us know what your timeline is so that we can assess whether that timeline is doable, and so that we can meet your needs.
  4. Get to work: A design build process is a collaboration, you hired us, so the bulk of the work rests on our shoulders, but you are still very much needed in the process. We need you to be present and available for decision making meetings so that we can keep you on time and on budget.
  5. Don't forget the furniture: Make sure that you have set aside money in your budget for your furnishings. Nothing is more disappointing than walking into a beautiful yet empty home. We like to take a holistic approach to design, we want the vision to be complete, the exterior should flow with the interior and selections should be made simultaneously.
  6. Prepare to fall in love: The design build process is addicting, especially after your project is complete. We can't wait to have you open the doors to your new home and to fall in love with your beautiful space.

We can't wait to help you design your home! Our fabulous furniture store and design team are located in Frisco, Texas! Come on in! Let's get started!

XOXO,

The Designer Warehaus Team