Build & Renovation Design Services

 

Residential interior design

With all that’s involved in building and renovating, pulling every decision together to create a home that is cohesive without being contrived can be quite the balancing act.

Building a dream home is all about having the right vision and the right team. Knowing who the most creditable contractors are to selecting the best finishing materials are essential in creating a memorable home and design journey.

Here are some integral design details to consider with building or renovating:

Blueprint design and space planning

Please for the love of all things beautiful, consult a designer in the early stages when planning a build or renovation. All too often the finer details of a home can get lost in the blueprint development and if not caught before the framing stage, correcting any shortcomings can be costly or in some cases impossible. From establishing the perfect exterior balance with window and door placement to beautifully functional flow in how your furniture will translate in your space, going over a set of blueprints with an expert eye can completely transform your project from mediocre to exceptional. At Curated Home, we pride ourselves in having an incredible talent for refining blueprints from even the most talent architects.

A poorly designed layout can make a 5000 SQ home feel like a 3000 SQ FT home while a clever set of blueprints can make even the smallest homes feel expansive. It’s amazing how even a few feet from one room to the next can completely elevate a set of plans. We are use to envisioning every detail of a space. From how your furniture layout will work with your fireplace and tv area to how your widow placement will impact your level of natural lighting and drape positioning. No detail is too small for consideration when it comes to planning the flow of your day to day life.

Kitchen Design

It goes without saying that a kitchen is the heart of a home and for a few good reasons.

  1. They visually really set the tone of a space:

    Selecting the right finishes to echo the spirt of your home is essential in designing a kitchen that will give you the wow factor needed to feed your soul the visual inspiration to bring out your inner chef.

  2. Your kitchen can make or break your daily experience.

    Knowing how to perfectly layout out at kitchen to ensure a proper flow and aesthetic balance is art form.

    You can have the same layout with multiple different kitchen design options all of which are not at all created equal. A kitchen is so much more than maximizing storage space. It’s the core of a home and needs special consideration.

Bathroom Design

Who doesn’t want their bathroom to feel like a personal spa!?

A good designer will help you create a space that makes getting ready every morning an enjoyable expearnce.

Yes everyone needs a washing station, shower and toilet but let’s be honest, every clients needs are different, so we do the investigative due diligence to find out what your bathroom routine looks like everyday. Do you curl your hair, do you like to sit down to apply your make up, do you use an electric shaver or an old school flat blade and soap bowl? These details matter when planning these often small and intimate spaces and we pride ourselves on ensuring that no detail is left behind.

Custom Millwork Design

Yes, it’s incredibly important to have a beautiful and functional millwork design for you kitchen and bathrooms but North American design often underestimates the power of custom millwork design for areas such as the library, office, TV/entertainment area. A well designed home is one which utilizes clever custom storage solutions. The style of your millwork can be that to blend in and offer a subdued storage solution or be showcase statement peace to anchor a room. Oh the design possibilities are endless and we’re here to help you find the right one for you.

Lighting design

Lighting is the jewelry of your home that set the tone and mood and has to be one of the most fundamental decisions when designing a space. When carefully selected lighting can drastically change the ambiance and nature from one room to the next. It can be the cornerstone that makes your home feel contemporary or traditional, vibrant and bright or sultry and cozy.

Poor lighting selection and placement can cheapen the look of a space while resulting in a home that will quickly date.

An elegant lighting package is one that will withstand the test of time while enhancing the overall beauty and aesthetic of your space.

Knowing where to position wall sconces to accentuate the height of a ceiling and to create the perfect glow in a space to knowing what size and style chandelier to select in order to maximize the wow factor in your space without it being out of scale or obnoxious is essential.

Then there are switching locations, sensors and dimmer and all of the technical in betweens that we can take care of so you don’t have to worry if you nailed it just right.

Project management

We understand life is busy and that it’s hard to know who’s who in the world of contractors and suppliers, and the what’s up with timelines and budgets. Likewise, we know that when your project is underway and questions arise and guidance is needed, we are we are here to fill that gap so you don’t have to.

We offer full project management for your project needs. Nailing down your design is one thing but proper execution of your beautiful concept is whole other task.

There are a lot of build/design firms out there but we never want there to be a conflict of interest so we believe in the match maker approach. The best way to advocate for our clients is to match them with a handful of contractors that we think will be a good fit and to let them choose who they like best. Once your team is selected we are happy to take over as an advocate for you if you wish to direct all contractor, trade and supplier questions directly to us.

With over 10 years in the industry, we’ve forged some incredible relationships with a handful of exceptional suppliers and contractors that we are happy to bring to the table for our clients. We are a full service firm, concept to completion and always act as your advocate and consultant to ensure best possible experience and outcome for your project.