A Guide to Full Furnishing vs. Remodel + New Construction Projects


The difference between a full furnishing project and a remodel or new construction project. Warm and inviting living room design with linen sofas, an assortment of blue textured pillows, custom upholstered ottomans and pinch pleated window treatments  designed by Lexi Westergard Design.

Here at Lexi Westergard Design, we provide a full-service experience for a wide range of interior design projects. This encompasses everything from full-scale renovations and remodels, to new construction, and full furnishing projects. Since the scale and design process varies for each, I want to walk you through the differences between both project types and help you decide what works best for your family’s needs.


The difference between a full furnishing project and a remodel or new construction project. Bright and airy  grand entry with striped rug, round wood table and oversized fresh greenery designed by Lexi Westergard Design.

Full Furnishing Projects


If you are looking to overhaul your space with furniture and decor but will not be making any structural changes then a full furnishing project is for you. This includes space planning, the selection of furniture and decor, ordering and managing the timeline, and finally, installation and styling. I liken this option to all the pretty without any construction.


Here is a general scope of what Full Furnishing Jobs entail:


Paint Selections

Wallpaper

Window Coverings

Fixtures

Rugs

Furniture

Artwork

Accessories

Styling


The difference between a full furnishing project and a remodel or new construction project. Bright and airy transitional kitchen with white cabinets and dark island with oversized brass pendant lights designed by Lexi Westergard Design.

The difference between a full furnishing project and a remodel or new construction project. Bright and airy transitional kitchen with white cabinets and dark island with oversized brass pendant lights designed by Lexi Westergard Design.

New Construction + Remodel Projects


Whether custom building a home or embarking on a remodel of an existing space, this type of project includes a much larger scope of work that goes far beyond decor and styling. With new construction and remodels, my team and I collaborate with architects on floor plans, hold walk-throughs to monitor progress, and act as a liaise with architects, builders, and contractors throughout the construction process. By creating clear communication with the builders and contractors, we ensure that our design vision is brought to life perfectly. Most often, our new construction and remodel projects include full furnishings after construction is complete, which includes selecting furniture, decor, artwork and window treatments for a totally move-in ready home.


Here is a general scope of what New Construction + Remodel Projects entail:


Space Planning

Elevations

Spec Book of all materials for builder

Bathroom Design

Kitchen Design

Trim Work Design

Flooring

Counters

Cabinetry

Fixtures

Hardware

Built-Ins

Paint

Wallpaper

Window Treatments


The difference between a full furnishing project and a remodel or new construction project. Blue fish scale handmade clay tile shower with natural wood custom vanity and brass accent bathroom designed by Lexi Westergard Design.

From full-construction design projects to full furnishing jobs that help turn your house into a home, our team specializes in crafting beautiful, liveable spaces. Hopefully this provides a better understanding of the differences between the two types of projects and what each involves. For a complete rundown of the LWD design process, read my detailed process outline here. It is a great overview of what to expect when working together to craft your dream home.


*All photography by John C. Woodcock

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