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For many of those building or modifying a new home, it can be difficult to completely visualise the completed product. Having spent so many years planning a building a home, many new owners have trouble envisioning the finished project.
There are several items that can act as a bridge between the bricks and mortar of the construction and the interior design of the home. These items allow you to start understanding the general flow and feel of your space without having to sit down with a catalogue for hours at a time.
Here are three staple items that will begin to make your building site feel like a home.
The living room is the heart of any house, and sofas are at the heart of every modern living room. In their look, they dominate the design and general feel of the room, whilst also acting as a significant focal point in the flow of the house. But there’s no denying that comfort is king, and so most importantly a good sofa should be a crowd-pleaser.
In such a central position a sofa is sure to dominate the room, and give you an idea of how your social spaces will work. It’s worth spending a lot of time thinking about which one will be right for you. But seeing it installed in your new build, drawing people into the space which you’ve created, is truly invaluable.
The modern kitchen has many functions. It should be an attractive statement of design about the house, as well as a purely practical space in which it is easy and pleasurable to cook. Perhaps most importantly, it should also be another social space with more of an emphasis on usability and activity rather than leisure and relaxation.
A good kitchen design will be a huge defining element of your finished home, and having it installed is a huge leap. But once you make that leap, you will begin to see a vital interaction between your cohabitants and the building which you have worked so hard on.
Fixtures and Fittings
Although they may seem small and insignificant, the fixtures and fittings of a building will provide you with the first idea of how your building will tie together. They will give the space a sense of coherence, which will for the first time let you understand it as a whole, rather than a set of adjacent rooms.
The fixtures and fittings will also be a large investment, so it’s worth thinking through your decision. Durability and practical use are as important considerations as style and design, so you should have a clear idea of what your day-to-day use will entail.
It is extremely difficult to move from considering your project as a “build” to interacting with it as a home. However, with one or two of these flagship items installed you’ll be helped towards creating a space that you can be truly proud of.