When given the opportunity to build a dream home, the process looks different for everyone. Although exciting, building a home from the ground up is a multi-layered process that comes with a multitude of choices and decisions, and having the right team of professionals on the job is a crucial component towards exemplary results.
The process can feel overwhelming leaving residents confused, anxious, and frustrated. Whether building with a custom home builder and architect, or sourcing from a semi-custom builder, the process requires thorough collaboration and communication from a team of professionals ready to get the job done.
When building a new construction home clients must envision the finished product and work backwards to select each design element within the curation. Many people can point out individual selections and tell you why they love them, but they struggle in understanding why certain finishes work together and others do not. This is where the value of an interior designer comes in.
It is important to hire an interior designer at the beginning of the process, before making any selections. Like any project, having a plan in place provides clarity and organization come time for the selection phase. Thankfully, we have developed a new construction service that provides just that!
Our new construction service is a streamlined service that alleviates unnecessary stress so residents can enjoy the process and relish in the beauty of their future home. With this service, Tyler Interiors coordinates and collaborates with the residents, builder, architect, and design studios to ensure every detail provides complimentary and cohesive flow between the exterior and interior finishes.
It is really important we meet with the residents prior to the selection process so we can collect detailed information regarding the architect (when applicable), builder, desired style and aesthetic, lifestyle, priorities and goals towards the new home. This "homework" provides viable details and clarity in making selections. Background information paired with our internal process provides an organized "lane" for the residents maximizing in time and efficiency, eliminating the potential of overwhelm.
Prior to selections, we conduct a personal consultation with the residents. For semi-custom homes, we meet in the model homes and coordinate the design meetings at the design center. For custom homes, we meet on the project site (if available) or at a central location to review confirmed building/ architectural plans. We provide digital mood boards to discuss aesthetics and style. The complimentary mood board, along with additional handheld textile samples, are present at the design center meetings, or in our studio office when presenting for custom homes.
We supply coordinating textile samples complimentary of the residents' aesthetic to help the residents understand the overall mood and feeling of their future home. We develop flat lays by pairing them with the hard selections. Upholstery and furnishings provide cozy layers in a home; therefore, these additional samples help the residents further envision the finished product.
Semi-custom builders typically offer limited finishes installed in specific patterns, and residents must confirm all selections within 3 to 4 "design meetings". Because of this, we meet the residents at a designated design studio, and facilitate in all design meetings to ensure cohesive flow with what's offered by the builder.
Once construction is underway, we conduct routine site visits to oversee selection installation. This takes place following framing , electrical rough-in, and drywall installation. If residents request furniture and styling assistance, we begin our internal process separate from the builder, and begin curating immediately following the design meetings. We aim to install all furniture & styling selections at the same time the resident receives the keys to provide a turnkey experience.
Custom builds require a lot more time with the resident and builder because custom builds often allow more flexibility around vendor resources. This allows us to source through the builder's vendors as well as I own; therefore, we generate a thorough selection scope document to communicate specified selections, as as well as management responsibilities.
Once hard selections are underway, we generate additional documents to communicate specific installation details to the builder and their crew. Once construction begins and framing is complete, we conduct routine site visits to oversee the progress. Custom builds include critical touch points to oversee additional scope, such as electrical & plumbing rough-ins, tile installation, and ceiling fixture(s) installation. We also make ourselves available for impromptu visits to assist with unforeseen circumstances requiring minor revisions. There are many moving parts in construction, and flexibility is another critical component towards the desired finish line.
New construction projects help make dream homes a reality. From bare bones to beautiful furnishings, we provide an elevated systematized process allowing residents the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of their future home. From hard selections to the cozy layers within furnishings and soft goods, we confirm each detail providing our clients a full customized experience.