As intuitive as one may be, it can often times be a challenge when trying to determine another’s taste and preferences. Interior designersAmay be half psychologist and half skilled professional but mind-readers, we are not.AThat’s why professional interior designers utilize specific tools at the beginning of a project with a new client, which support the communication and rapport-building process. Nonetheless, to get the most out of your experience with an interior designer, there are a few things that will make the process more successful and much more efficient.
Here’s a guide to help prepare yourself for the process of hiring an interior designer:
Where – Defining a space is a bit more difficult today than in years’ past. Open floor plans have created a dilemma with homeowners: where does one room end and another begin if there are no obvious boundaries?
What areas are being considered for remodel/re-design?
How are these areas used?
Who uses the areas? When? How often?
When – What is your timeline for the project?
If construction is necessary, how long can you manage theAupheaval?
Do you have an deadline in mind?
How soon do you wish to begin?
What do you want to accomplish?
How do you wish the new space to feel and function?
What do you want the outcome to be?
Who – You must consider who will come into contact with the finished space. Everyone knows how pets and children can effect a rooms’ interior but you must also consider outside elements (natural sunlight), cooking smells, traffic patterns, etc.
Unless you can communicate with your designer exactly what your likes, dislikes and desires are, it’s unlikely they will be able assist you in accomplishing your goals. The best way to do this is with photos, whether from magazines or the …Read more