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Tips For Building Or Renovating Your Home (from an interior designer and architect’s standpoint)

If you are looking to build or renovate your home, Chris Tippett, of Tippett, Sease and Baker Architecture, and I share with you some important tips from an interior designer and architect’s standpoint.

When clients have reached out to me here, one of the first things I help them do is clearly define their needs, wants and goals if they have not done so already.

Why? Because having as much knowledge as possible early on is extremely important.

After all, your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make.

Watch and listen as Chris and I give homeowners some practical, helpful advice when building or renovating a home.

Chris Tippett and I share some advice on building or renovating a home (from an interior designer and architect’s standpoint)

As Chris and I mention in the video, there are a few key takeaways that will help you achieve a great end result.

Practical Advice When Building or Renovating A Home:

1. Hire A Team Of Professionals You Can Trust

Be sure you hire a team that can work well together. Your entire team should work cohesively to create a vision for your home with each professional giving the level of expertise needed.

This includes an architect, interior designer, builder and landscape architect so you cover all aspects of the project.

You want to hire professionals that not only will have your best interest at heart but will also allot your money wisely.

Remember, you are discussing personal aspects such as how you live and how much things cost, and you want to make sure your privacy is respected.

2. Have A Plan Before Starting The Process

The best investment you will make is to have your team create a concept with all of the details first on paper.

This way, you can see how the home will look with its furnishings and you can decide from there if it is worth the actual investment.

3. Invest In Materials And Finishes That Stand The Test Of Time

What do you touch and where do you sit every day? The plumbing, the hardware, the upholstery in the main living areas all will be used and enjoyed on a daily basis.

Choose quality that will last and classic finishes are timeless.

Recent home renovation by Dana Wolter Interiors and Tippett, Sease and Baker
What a gorgeous ceiling detail, Dana Wolter Interiors, Tippett, Sease and Baker
Visitors will surely enjoy this guest bathroom

4. Be Realistic With What Your House Can Be In The End

Know upfront a house cannot be all things to all people. It is important to have an honest conversation with your architect and designer about your goals, wants and needs.

All houses have some limitations and it is good to know what these are at the beginning of your project.

If you are interested in talking to myself or Chris about building or renovating your home, reach out to us. We would love to hear from you.