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Top 5 Reasons Developers Should Hire GHID

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Garrison Hullinger Interior Design is a major asset to developers. Whether building a group of townhomes, condos, multi-family units, or a large neighborhood of spec homes, hiring our design firm can transform your project. We understand that building homes that look like a million bucks and cost a lot less is the name of the game.  We know you value the time of the contractors and want to help them place orders more easily, and find ways to offer bulk discounts. GHID can keep your project on budget, on schedule, and looking gorgeous. Though we may seem like a luxury, Garrison Hullinger Interior Design can create value for developers in countless practical ways. Want to learn more? We sat down with Senior Interior Designer, Tiffany Weber, to uncover what developers have to gain from adding GHID to their team. 

Top 5 Reasons Developers Should Hire GHID

#1 At GHID, we pride ourselves on designs that are affordable for our clients. While selecting materials, our Designers prioritize areas where money can be spent most effectively. By creating savings in secondary areas of the home, we can put show-stopping touches in the most significant spaces - master bedrooms, kitchens and great rooms. GHID uses efficient practices when specifying materials, plumbing, lighting, hardware, etc. Our team’s years of experience and connections in the industry provides us with a robust network of vendors – we will find the best products for your project.

Selecting products from fewer manufacturers can be the biggest saver from start to finish. Our designers are able to specify faster, the contractors can order more easily and there is an opportunity for bulk order discounts.

Selecting products from fewer manufacturers can be the biggest saver from start to finish. Our designers are able to specify faster, the contractors can order more easily and there is an opportunity for bulk order discounts.

#2 Our design team’s assistance on floor plans will prove to be invaluable to the success of your project. With the ability to envision a finished product from the floor plans alone, GHID designers can identify design challenges and opportunities long before building starts. For example, when reviewing floor plans, our designers will look at the lighting and day lighting in the space to identify the best window placement, number and location of light fixtures and recessed lights, and make suggestions about the ceiling height to maximize the light in the space. This results in a finished product that sells.

A taller ceiling height, added interior window, and patio walk-out, give this master bedroom a sense of being larger than the footprint actually is. 

A taller ceiling height, added interior window, and patio walk-out, give this master bedroom a sense of being larger than the footprint actually is. 

#3 GHID designers use practical materials and products in our designs. This is a money saver for the developer, and also a selling point for the client. If the property is a high-turnover location, we will select materials that are as beautiful as they are durable and easy to clean. Our designers have the expertise and connections to find the materials that will give the clients the look that they desire and stand up to years of use. GHID knows how to make a space high-end and low-maintenance.

This fireplace got a high-end look with a porcelain tile that appears to be real stone. The installation is easier and the material has a more appealing price.

This fireplace got a high-end look with a porcelain tile that appears to be real stone. The installation is easier and the material has a more appealing price.

#4 Relevant design is vital. For our projects, GHID will research the history of the location and surrounding comps to ensure that our designs will appeal to the target audience. We take into consideration the surroundings, views, and lifestyle for the dweller. As always, we keep our designs in tune with current trends. All of this is part of making the development feel like part of the community where it is built.  

This is an example of better than typical light fixtures and specific placement for dollars well spent. Gorgeous transitional chandelier and pendants are memorable to potential clients but also serve the purpose of lighting the work area and dining area.

This is an example of better than typical light fixtures and specific placement for dollars well spent. Gorgeous transitional chandelier and pendants are memorable to potential clients but also serve the purpose of lighting the work area and dining area.

#5 Setting your property apart while staying true to the developer’s brand is a unique skill for GHID.  A great design will create memorable spaces for potential clients, which helps the sales team fill up properties quickly. As clients see multiple well-designed properties from a single developer, the developer’s brand becomes powerful and desirable. Working with GHID gives your brand an aesthetic point of view and a voice, which will capture the attention of potential clients.

Being known for your gorgeous kitchens, hip designs, and unique finishes is good for your bottom line.

Being known for your gorgeous kitchens, hip designs, and unique finishes is good for your bottom line.