Thoughtful Interior Design From Foundation to Finish
New Construction Consultation From Foundation to Finish
Our involvement in the new construction process does not finish with the preliminary design. We are always available for questions from the builder, superintendents, subcontractors, and, of course, from the homeowner. Additionally, we schedule several walk-throughs during the construction, providing assistance on design implementation and troubleshooting any issues that may arise.
A few facts:
- The average American spends 90% of his/her day indoors. The average indoor air is 10 times more polluted than outdoor air.
- Building accounts for 40% of the raw materials used globally.
- Building contributes to 50% of greenhouse gas and 50% of the agents of acid rain.
Our firm understands our clients’ desires to use sustainable products in their interiors. Additionally, the tight construction used in today’s building is great for energy efficiency, but consequently, it does not allow many biological impurities to escape. It is becoming increasingly important to use no-VOC (variable organic compound) paints and to use fabrics, carpets, and wood stains with limited off-gassing.
Gibson Design Group is always researching sustainable and green interior design products to better assist our clients. Our goal is to let our clients know that these options exist and to be as educated as possible about the pros and cons of sustainable and green product choices.
Universal design makes a home safe and comfortable for everyone, young and old, whether they have a disability or not. It’s making a home for all ages. This way of approaching design is becoming increasingly important whether it be when you’re building your dream home or a home for resale in a few years.
Gibson Design Group designers are all educated on ADA codes, safety measures, and other universal design techniques that can make your home comfortable for all. Examples of universal design that we implement frequently for our clients are:
- 3’-0” doorways
- Blocking behind the drywall for future grab bar installation
- Space planning for a future elevator by lining up closets on each level for an eventual elevator shaft
- Providing appropriate turning radiuses in kitchen design