The Interior Design Process.
Interior design services are often tailored to meet the client’s specific needs based on the nature of the project. Be it home interior, home decorating, office interiors, kitchen interiors, bathroom interior, bedroom interior, living room designs, house interior design or interiors for commercial spaces like the restaurants, retail interiors, or hotel interiors.
A professional interior designer adopts a systematic and methodological approach to the design environment, identifying the client’s requirement in context of the current condition, limitations, keeping in mind the aesthetic and durability aspects, be it for your home interior design or home interior decorating.
Generally the design process involves a preliminary meeting in which the scope of the project, the client’s goals, and the timeline is discussed. An introductory meeting is the perfect opportunity for a client to know the interior designer and to learn about their expertise. The initial meeting can be best held on-site or at the interior designer’s office. Its good to discuss all details including home décor, the type of design you prefer for e.g. contemporary interior design, modern interior designs, classic or green interior design.
Typically, a down payment toward services to be performed will be paid in the form of a retainer or deposit, with subsequent payments due upon various levels of completion. Once an agreement has been signed the interior design company is ready to begin the design process.
Before any design work can begin it is necessary to identify and evaluate existing conditions, define the client’s needs and prepare preliminary documents. Which includes but is not limited to existing layout, inventory or existing furnishings & fixtures, identifying safety issues, feasibility study, coordinate specialists, consultants and outside services that may be required.
Once the initial visit is over the interior design companies will analyse and establish the design concepts and investigate alternative solutions for the most efficient use of the space and budget, which are the design objectives. This includes but is not limited to developing interior design concepts, analysing space for optimum utilization, identify traffic patterns, compare alternate solutions, preliminary plans and drawings, initial estimated cost and present the schematic design.
Design solutions and recommendations are formulated, finalized and presented for final approval by the client in the form of documents, line drawings, sketches, elevations, perspectives, reflected ceiling plans, color renderings, color boards exhibiting examples, finishes and furniture, photographs, 3D models or digital images.
Contract Administration and Project Management.
Detailed specifications are needed to communicate each design element to contractors, workrooms and vendors involved in a project, in conjunction with constant monitoring of the progress of the project, to insure all work is completed in a professional manner. While many projects seem effortless, they are created through fine-tuned processes developed and refined by interior design firms after many years of education and experience. With the health, welfare and safety of their clients and consumers utilizing the spaces they create, interior designers work to increase function, efficiency, productivity and aesthetics in residential and commercial spaces.