The initial process of starting an interior design project can be pretty overwhelming on the client’s part. This is especially relevant for all those who have never taken on such a venture, but want to renovate their homes to the best of their abilities. So today, we will be sharing the process of interior design; basically the gist of what you can expect at each stage of your renovation.
1. Initial consultation
The first stage is about finding yourself the perfect interior designer. It can be a harrowing process because you’ll have to see what designer delivers the best and actually matches your aesthetic. After extensive vetting, you can make an appointment for the initial consultation. It will be a meet and greet of sorts with you telling the designer your requirements and what you expect at the end of the process.
In stage 2, your designer is going to deliver a proposal based on the client’s brief you delivered during those initial meetings. This proposal can be changed as many times as it takes you to feel satisfied with the end product. The designer will also deliver an initial cost estimate during this stage for the client to set their budget.
3. Final quotation
In this stage of the renovation process, the client will have to sign off on the final proposal and cost estimate. Getting to this stage can take a long time if you keep asking for changes in the second stage. After the sign off, the designer starts gathering samples of fabrics, color palates and furniture sources for the client’s approval.
4. Building works
During this stage, the actual physical building works of the renovating are given the get-go. Contractors and tradesmen are hired, and the physical aspects of the renovation start with a bang. The designer orders the goods – materials, furniture, etc. – and the process of building and tearing is authorized.
5. Final reflection
This is the last stage of the renovation process. During this stage, you finalize the paperwork and the designer ensures if the client is satisfied with the end product. This stage is all about reflecting on the project delivery on both the client’s and designer’s part.