For a Common man, the biggest question when he decides to do interior is How and whom I should choose the designer for his interior work.
There are few basics things one should keep in mind when he / she is looking for interior designer, this will definitely get you a better result at same time will meet clients perspective so he/she will be satisfied with the work.
Steps that one should consider are as follow:
1) Find out what is his / her style of design :
He / She should go through websites to do their basic home works in knowing about basic options in styles available and choose on the kind on style they like so that they can compare their aspects and designers aspects , which is more imp because each and every designer have their own and signature style , which can and cannot match your needs.
2) They should look some portfolios :
When we come to know what our style is, one can easily identify designers that match our style. One can check through the portfolio of individual designer or firm to see their past works, so that they can get an idea on what they can expect in the end as final product.
3) Set a budget :
Once we finalize on style we need we should have a specific range of budget in mind with a basic idea on what all is required , Some designer charge a fix rate for their service , some have hourly based charges or design option based charges , so keeping a budget in mind will even help in narrowing down the options.
4) Meet the designer or the firm at their studio :
One we have narrowed the list to few it is better to meet them in personal which is normally not charged, but it’s better to confirm before.
5) Ask lot of questions :
When we meet the designer we should ask a lot of question related to design , time line , old client whom you an refer about their work , details about the service they provide, most important during this discussion try to note down the most of things so that you don’t forget anything.
6) Have an open Mind :
Being very much restricted about what we want sometimes doesn’t work, being a professional designer might have a better solution for the space so we should be comfortable in accepting those options also.
7) Compare notes :
Depending upon your discussions and quote and options you have received, comparing the things between the designers or firm will give to clear idea on whom you should go ahead with. Imp point not always going for cheaper one is best decision.
8) Sign a contract :
Once decision is taken , one should inform the designer about same so that they can get the document of contract ready for you to sign at the time of payment , make sure that you read all their terms and condition , time line and etc before signing.
Once detail process starts make sure you give time to the designer as well as you have time to spend with the designer so that you can get most out of his within your budget. Plan things properly, keeping your and their schedule in mind, and site availability for completing the installation work.
Architect - Saraniya