Part 3: Creative Design Development
We’ve all walked into a home that can’t hide the decade it was built or refurbished in. Because of the fickleness of trends and fashions, kitchens and bathrooms can quickly become like that mullet you may have sported in high school, just a little pricier to update.
This is one reason why hiring a creative designer is important during the initial design stage, when the Designer can bring forth unique design solutions, including ideas that are “out of the box”. Your home should be a reflection of your tastes and passions. A good designer will help you choose palettes and materials that not only reflect your own style, but also stand the test of time and have an intrinsic beauty. Using these types of colors and finishes, you can feel confident that if you sell your home in ten, twenty, or thirty years, it will withstand the scrutiny of its future Owners and will be timeless in its aesthetic appeal.
Creative design development is not linear. It requires research and education of what others have done in the past and the application of additional thought and creative modifications to come up with new and refreshing ideas. There is never one “right” design solution. However, thinking outside the box and analyzing various design options opens the door to unique and creative solutions for an aesthetic and functional home environment. It is also important during the construction stage, when situations arise that were unforeseen during the initial planning stages (as commonly seen in remodeling), and an alternative design solution is required. On many occasions, a really creative designer can turn an unforeseen into a blessing for the project with the final result even better than originally planned.
Stay tuned for part 4 “Product Knowledge” in the 5 Elements to a Quality Design Experience.