Our services include: consultations, providing construction drawings for new construction; as well as, all types of renovations, including additions; selections of all finishes and furnishings for interiors and outdoor spaces. We also offer additional services to include project management and planning, providing a turn-key solution with our preferred certified contractors for your project.
5 MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE WHEN HIRING A DESIGNER
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
For your project, hire a design professional/Interior Designer. They have the education, knowledge, experience, and approach you need to capture the look and feel you want for your space.
DESIGN THAT FITS THE INVESTMENT
The investment you want to make is information that is essential during the initial planning and design phase. Doing your research and providing that information is so important for the designer. They are very mindful of this during the design process and can many times assist in reducing costs during the construction process.
YOUR VISION NOT THEIRS
During your initial conversation with the designer, make sure you are clear about your requirements, vision, and expectations for the project. This information is essential for the Interior Designer to get to know you better and what you want to accomplish. My approach is always to implement my client’s vision not mine. I tell them,” I am the GPS that will get them to where they want to be”.
THIS IS A PARTNERSHIP
You need to interview several Interior Designers before making a decision on who to go with. The design process is very personal and the right fit is important. You must be comfortable and trust that person. Choosing your designer, like any other professional, solely on their fee is a big mistake.
CREATING THAT COMMON VISION
The designer and you are partners from the beginning to the end in the project. The designer explores and selects appropriate designs and products based on the specific needs and wishes of you, their client. This approach makes each project very different. The design concept is built around what the design professional is trying to achieve for you based on your investment and what the space will allow. Don’t let others confuse you and steer you away from that vision with inexpensive design and products that won’t last.
HOW TO WORK WITH A DESIGNER
Many clients have very little knowledge about the type of investment they enter into with a design team. Visualizing the creative potential of a space is a skill the Designer develops through years of education, training and experience. This element of practice begins to evolve during the initial conceptual planning and design phase of a project.
It’s characteristic for Designers to ‘stay ahead of the design trends’ that most clients may not be aware of. Understanding this important component becomes crucial when projects must incorporate and compliment various style elements.
Most clients have a cost allotted for their design project. Communicating any financial limitations that arise to the Designer is vital for the success of any project. It’s also required to avoid over expenditures for materials or design modifications.
To fully appreciate every client’s expectations, Designers will collaborate with their clients through each phase of their project. Collaboration helps to engage everyone involved with basic design/build principles necessary for a job’s completion.