Join Us! Transforming a 1980's Home. The Finale | Tuscan Blue Design
Welcome! It’s been a while since I’ve been here…writing and composing this blog. I’ve decided it’s time to ‘dust off’ Design Sense and Sensibility. This week I am joining Garter Girl on a business blog refresh. She’s giving us specific tasks to complete (so nice to have a schedule!) as we work on the journey of blogging and social media for our businesses.
Today is Thursday and our task is to take an old blog and tweak it. I looked at my rather neglected blog and saw a series I started, focusing on a large first floor remodel project. I managed to write two posts about the initial design process, alas, post #3 #4 #5, etc. never happened. Which is a shame because it was a great project and really showed what we do at Tuscan Blue Design.
For a re-fresh take a look at Post#1 and Post#2 where I discussed our process — what happens when the client says yes and we start the project and the initial design phase of a project. Then pull up a chair and join me below for the project finale.
If I go back to Post #2 the next step was the ‘not so sexy-but really important’ part of design/remodeling– gathering estimates, working with the client + GC on the budget, and fine tuning the design.
Blog post #3 should have been titled, Full Design Mode. Deciding the style-look for the spaces, reviewing all sorts of inspiration images with the client, and taking all that info + design drawings to start on the finish selections and interior detailing.
- Cabinetry Style/Finish/Color
- Interior architectural details
- Counter top selection
- Flooring type and color
- Back splash design/selection
- Lighting selection for the first floor
- Appliance selection
- Furniture/fabric selection
- Window treatment design/fabric selection
- Staircase design
- Millwork design
- Fireplace – fine tuning the final design based on budget
LAST but not least we developed a first floor paint scheme. Yes, I recommend selectingt paint colors last. They are meant to be a back drop in the space, pairing with all the other finishes.
Guess what is next? Post #4 — Construction Phase. This project went very smoothly for a first floor remodel. The design, selections, and construction details were in place before construction began…that is the right way to move forward. This when I am VERY thankful I have an amazing team — design staff, GC, cabinet-tile showroom, counter top showroom, painter, handyman, drapery fabricator, etc.
Be sure you scroll all the way down to see the before images…
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