Most people are hesitant to call or hire an interior designer. They don’t understand how a designer works? What do they do? What we charge or exactly how we can help in designing their homes. So here are some answers to the most asked questions.
WHO ARE INTERIOR DESIGNERS?
An interior designer is a trained professional who can provide a service or product for anything in the interior of a building or a home. An interior designer saves your money & costly mistakes in decorating your home. A good designer will get product for the client at below retail cost. They provide various decorating options, solve the technical problems and help you to complete your project.
WHAT AN INTERIOR DESIGNER DO?
An interior designer is professionally trained to create a functional and quality interior environment & space. Qualified through educational experience, a professional designer can easily research & creatively resolve issues and lead to an organized & a comfortable environment. Functional and aesthetic possibilities of space monitoring & developing design documents & construction documents. Creating illustrations & rendering.
An interior designer provides various services including:
1. Consulting services to help determine project goals & objectives.
2. Generating ideas for the functional & aesthetic possibilities of the spaces.
3. Creating illustrations and rendering.
4. Developing documents & specification relative to interior spaces in compliance with applicable building & safety codes.
5. Allocating, organizing and arranging a space to suit its functions.
6. Monitoring & managing renovation & installation of design.
7. Selecting & Specifying pictures, furnishings products, materials & colors.
8. Purchasing products & pictures.
9. Designing and managing fabrications of customs furnishings & interior details.
10. Designing & Specifying designing details.
WHEN SHOULD I HIRE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER?
An interior designer can be hired at the time of construction of the place. So that you can have the modification of the walls, & some material changes like window, flooring where in you can compensate with the builders. Or if you are buying the ready flat then immediately after your purchase deal is complete & your mindset for appointing a designer is ready. Appointing a designer at this early stage will make things easier and benefit you as a whole.
You hire a designer when you feel you need a help. Or don’t have time or don’t want to do it all by yourself.
I find most people know what they like & have a personal sense of decorating. They just want little guidance in things such as color coordination, pulling together a theme, mood, & style, finding the right furniture, articles & accessories. Space planning or just giving their home a complete look. Sometimes they need someone to complete their project and blend it all together.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN INTERIOR DESIGNER AND AN INTERIOR DECORATOR?
Work with a professional interior designer would like to mention the diff. between the interior designer & interior decorator. Interior designers are professionals, trained for space planning, functional aesthetic possibilities of the space were monitoring & developing design documents & construction documents creating illustrations & renderings and provides services to help to determine project goals & objectives. We are professionally trained & have comprehensive training and command skills that may include technical grounds. Decorators work only with surface decorations many of the contractors & trade people may also claim the name decorator.
DOES INTERIOR DESIGNER DO MORE THAN MAKE SPACE ATTRACTIVE?
In addition to the aesthetics of a space an interior designer creates a space that is functionally efficient and is an extension of your style & functional needs in mind.
WHAT IS MY ROLE IN DESIGN PROCESS?
Before contracting an interior designer take some time to think about what you want & what you need. The first step in this process is to consider some questions that an interior designer will ask regarding your project.
1. For whom is the space being designed?
2. What activities will take place there?
3. How long do you plan to occupy the space?
4. What is your time frame?
5. What is your budget?
6. What is the approx.? Sq. footage to be designed? (Commercial project)
Also be sure to consider the positive & negative aspect of space of you are reeling over whelmed, don’t worry a good qualified & a professional designer will lead you through design process. Keep in mind. The more information you provide the more successful your designer will be in meeting your needs & expectations.
The second step is Interview designer: interview several designer his personality. Style & business methods. Take their opportunity to acquaint the designer with your project ideas.
Keep in mind you will be working closely with the designer & you will wave someone that you feel will make the right choices according to your specifications & will listen to your ideas & concerns. Interior designer is truly a Professional service and one must enjoy the experience.
HOW MUCH IS THE PROJECT GOING TO COST?
It depends on what you want. These are many variables including size of the project (1room or whole house) quality of products selected and the time same in which the project needs to be completed. Developing the budget is a partnership betn. The client and the designer. As the client you should have an active role in developing the budget. If u are confuse about the costs designer can help you out by making comparative statements along with the costing. A professional Designer accesses your needs & helps you determine where to save, procuring expenses while creating an interior that is within your budget. Also remember that not everything is completed at once your designer can develop a long range plan consult with you to establish a list of priorities & determine a time line for accomplishing your project.
HOW DO DESIGNERS CHARGE FOR THEIR SERVICES?
Designer work with variety of fees structures. Designers are no different than any other professional and all charge different rates depending upon the service they are hire to do. Some charge on the basis of flat fee or on the lump sum basis.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN HIRE A DESIGNER?
Expecting to be working with a professional depending upon the services to hire the designer for normally your first meeting is a fact-finding mission. They need to gather as much information from you as possible to use that you both working towards the same goal. The next when you meet are normally presented with samples & pictures to review & approve. Then with the construction & other meticulous documentation. The fifth appointment ordering should begin. Then depending upon what is being completed. Additional appointments may be necessary for finalization.