Interior Design Essentials for New Construction

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Interior Design Essentials for New Construction

Interior Design Essentials for New Construction 2560 1916 Majid Riahi

New construction projects allow you to start with a fresh, blank canvas. If you’re anything like us, you’re thrilled by the idea of letting your inner interior designer loose, making each room come alive with wall treatments, light fixtures, drapery, and accessories of every shape and size. But, of course, while it’s a great way to express your sense of style, some design elements are non-negotiable. So, somewhere within the wild experimentation and free expression of your interior design spree, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got the following essentials covered.

General Home

  • Ample windows and skylights
    • With more natural light to keep your spaces bright, you’ll make your home much more energy-efficient without the need to turn on lights throughout the day
  • Open floor plan centered around kitchen/living room to maximize space
    • The openness between the two spaces creates flow, making it easy to walk around

Kitchen

  • Two-tone cabinetry enhanced with antique gold or black hardware
    • The contrasting tones and hardware adds visual interest while making your kitchen look spacious
  • Dedicated walk-in pantry
    • A dedicated walk-in pantry frees up your kitchen of clutter

Bedrooms

  • Walk-in closets
    • Who doesn’t want a private room for their clothes and accessories?
  • Black-out window shades
    • Get the best possible amount of sleep without outside light wake you

Bathroom

  • Dual flush toilets
    • Be more environmentally friendly and conserve valuable gallons of water by having a toilet with a low flush option
  • Humidity controlled exhaust fans
    • Quiet exhaust fans have been designed to reduce moisture keeping things like mold or mildew at bay

Living Room

  • Built-ins to maximize storage
    • Custom shelving, hidden storage, and TV/entertainment media unit keep your spaces sleek, clutter-free, spacious, and flexible. Also, a well-placed built-in can be a great focal point of your living room.

Smart Home Technology 

  • App-driven technology
    • Simplify your life by having your thermostat, security system, smart appliances, and lights controlled through your smartphone
  • Build-in speakers
    • You’ll save yourself valuable wall and floor space by having your speakers strategically placed within the walls/ceilings
  • Plenty of power outlets with USB charging ports
    • Thoughtful placement of outlets can make charging your devices and your life much easier

Interior design is the perfect time to express your aesthetic tastes and transform a house into a home,¬†your home. As long as you’ve sorted out these core essentials, you will be free to go as wild as you want in your interior design endeavors. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get designing!

3 Comments
  • I want to make sure that my home looks nice. It makes sense that I would want to get consider storage options that I can use to make things look nice, too. It would be smart for me to get some nice shelves installed.

  • It got me when you said that having more natural light would make our spaces bright and more energy-efficient, because we won’t have to turn on the lights. I will make sure that is included in the plans when we hire interior designer services for the construction of our dream home next year. We can already start meeting with one once we find a reputable professional so that the project can be ready and immediately get it started after the New Year’s festivities.

  • I love that you pointed out that having natural light to keep the spaces bright will make the house energy-efficient. I guess I will opt for that when I hire home interior design services for my new house this year. It will help me save up money again after I used my savings to buy this house.