What are the Benefits of Meeting with an Interior Designer?

What are the Benefits of Meeting with an Interior Designer?

“Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” as the saying goes!  Your new build will involve many team members. These include brickies, carpenters, plasterers, administrators, your supervisor, electricians, plumbers and more! However, one of the most important members of the team is the interior designer. Here’s why:

The nature and feel of your home are probably aspects you think about the most. Your designer will be your advocate for that vision. Certified, professional designers are educated, experienced, and complete ongoing education. This keeps their skills up to date with trends and options.

A room is more than just paint, furniture and ornaments. Designers understand the way that lighting, finishes, space, texture, flow and balance influence the final product. They can help you avoid wasted space while adding functionality. This is not their first rodeo.

Connections galore! A good interior designer will have an impressive contact list of reliable and efficient companies. They will be able to coordinate them to get the job done as smoothly as possible, which saves you time and energy.

Designers provide an added supervisory role to some of your trades. Much like an event planner’s job is to oversee the caterer, photographer, musicians etc, the designer will communicate important details with your contractors. This helps to make your dream a reality while keeping to your budget and schedule.

Importantly, your interior designer will add value to your new home or project. They will advise you on long-lasting visual appeal and up-to-date innovations.

Here at Jubilee, we are completely on board with the benefits of meeting with a fully qualified, reputable interior designer. That’s why we include a meeting for every client!

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Heating and Cooling Your New Build – What are the Best Options?

Heating and Cooling Your New Build – What are the Best Options?

When it comes to comfort in your home – what can be more important than getting the temperature right?  Home temperature affects you, your guests and potential tenants. Subsequently, the right temperature control can be a game changer.  

 

The low-down on popular options:

  • Split systems:

Used for both heating and cooling, the price varies on this option. A small home may only need 2 or 3 systems to efficiently manage the whole house. Where as, a very large home with raised ceilings and multiple living areas may need more including some systems of a larger size. A high level of energy efficiency and low maintenance will appeal, while the bulky look can be off-putting to some.

  • Ducted systems:

When the large size of your home is a factor, a ducted system may be the way to go. Outlets (or multiple outlets) are placed in each room. Also used for both heating and cooling, a ducted system is likely to be a more expensive outlay at first. However, systems used solely for cooling are considered in our Perth climate, which reduces the cost. Most modern, ducted systems include climate control and timers to individual areas. This enables a pleasing pre-cooling or preheating feature.

  • Wood Heaters:

Visually appealing, the humble wood heater is making a huge comeback. They are no longer a feature found only in rural homes. The ambiance, radiant heat and cost effectiveness appeal to many.  Most modern wood heaters will also include a fan option, allowing for a greater heating ability to your home. That being said, there is only so far the heat from a centrally located wood heater can manage, and certain areas may not benefit from its warmth.

  • Thinking outside the square:

If you are after something that’s a bit different there are other possibilities you may find appealing such as:  a double-sided wood or gas heater as a room separation feature, heated flooring or an energy-efficient hydronic heating system. Lastly, don’t forget to speak to your builder about what design features you can include to take advantage of natural efficiency in temperature control. You can read more about this in our blog post on Earth Friendly Homes: