Complimentary Interior (and Exterior) Design Services throughout the Design/Build Process
Updated: Mar 8, 2019
Unique to the industry, WLH Custom Homes has an in-house Interior Designer to assist our clients throughout the design and construction journey as a complimentary service. Building a home can sometimes seem overwhelming, time consuming and demanding; our team strives to keep our clients organized and make the process as easy and stress-free as possible and this is just one more way we are able to do that.
Our in-house Interior Designer, Cassie Christianson, is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Interior Design, and an Allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers. She will work with you from start to finish to ensure your project’s success while listening to your needs and keeping your project in budget.
Here are a few reasons why having an Interior Designer assist you throughout the building process is beneficial...
During the design phase, our Interior Designer will provide insight on how your floor plan will function and flow. She can provide a furniture layout to give you a better sense of proportion and scale to make sure each room will live up to its expectations before the home is built. She can even insert your existing or new pieces of furniture into the floor plan to ensure it will fit properly in each room.
Many of our clients have most of their furniture and décor planned out before construction even begins thanks to this helpful service. It’s so important to make sure your floor plan properly accommodates everything you want to put in it before construction begins.
EXTERIOR & INTERIOR SELECTION MEETINGS
Once you decide to build, the fun of picking out all the fixtures and finishes for your home begins! There are so many decisions to be made for both the exterior and interior of your home. Exterior color and finish selections include items such as stone/brick, siding, trim, windows, fireplace chase design, doors, garage doors, decking and exterior staircases, outdoor living space design and finishes, etc. Selections for the interior consist of items like doors, door hardware, case and base, staircase and fireplace design, cabinetry, backsplashes, tile showers, flooring, plumbing, lighting, appliances, paint and stain colors, special features such as accent walls or beams, and the list goes on.
With so many choices available in the worlds of interior and exterior design, it can sometimes seem overwhelming for clients to make these important decisions. Our Interior Designer will attend all exterior and interior selection meetings with you to help guide you and to ensure you are picking out items that will be within your contract allowance while also meeting both your aesthetic and functional needs.
Our designer has extensive experience with this process and can see the “big picture” of your entire home (rather than just one small piece) while acting as your advocate. There are many important details that can get overlooked while building a home, but with the help of our designer everything is kept organized and each decision is thoroughly thought out. Also, we become the single point of contact during construction, so you’re not overwhelmed with questions from subcontractors. It makes the building process much less stressful and allows you to enjoy the experience and have fun designing your new home!
Another important step in the construction process is doing an electrical walk-through once the home is framed. Our Interior Designer will provide a lighting layout for your floor plan and assist with lighting selections to ensure that your home will be lit properly while providing the overall look you are after. She will also attend the on-site electrical (and plumbing) walk-through to ensure each detail is being addressed and planned for.
"We are thoroughly enjoying our new home. Your team took the vision that was in our head and brought it to life. It's better than we ever could have imagined. The thought and time you all put into each and every detail throughout the house is so appreciated and really paid off. Everything flows and belongs and looks beautiful. We couldn't have done this on our own, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your guidance and expertise!" - Mark & Mary
LET US MAKE YOUR DREAM HOME A REALITY
Designing your custom home should be an exciting process and a memorable journey. At WLH Custom Homes, we think of each home as our own and treat each client as we would want to be treated during the design and build experience. Having our Interior Designer by your side “hand-holding” you every step of the way will help eliminate any stress or worries and makes each phase simple, organized and enjoyable.
Once construction is complete, so many clients tell us they want to build another home just for fun because they enjoyed the process so much; nothing beats that compliment! We would love the opportunity to be a part of bringing your dream home to life… and making it fun along the way!