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Now that you have a piece of property to develop or improve, it’s time for the design phase. Choosing how to design a home can be just as important as the architect. There are two basic approaches to designing a custom home: design-build or independent architect.
You’ve likely seen this term tacked onto quite a few residential construction companies. It implies that the firm can not only build or remodel your house but design it as well. This usually means they have an “in-house” architect and/or interior designer. It’s a complete package that means you are picking your architect and builder with one decision.
As the name implies, you are contracting independently with an architect or architecture firm to design your house. You own your designs and have the freedom to shop them around to any builder you choose.
When it comes to creating a beautiful space, an interior designer should be an integral part of your team. Early in the process, interview and choose a person to harmonize your flooring, wall colors, tiles, lighting, fixtures, and so on. They can work closely with your architect and/or builder to help keep the construction of your new home on schedule and within budget.
Once your construction process has started, your builder will want you to answer ongoing questions about everything from bathroom sinks to molding selections. Your interior designer will be your saving grace. They will help you make the best decisions based on your style and color preferences. They will save you time and money by keeping the construction process moving forward and eliminating costly mistakes.
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