An Architect or designer is hired to create our home space that speaks of your personality & turn our vision into reality. So, Finding a professional who matches your style & taste about things for your home’s design is the key. Here are a few things to know on How to Get the Home Designed & Build Right?
A few questions you should be asking the Designer:
–How long have they been working as designers and what are their backgrounds?
–Will they help you establish a working budget as per your budget plan?
–How do they charge for their services?
–Will they provide a visual representation of what the project will look like? For e.g the 3-dimensional views or Photoshop rendered elevations.
–Do they have a reliable team & network of professionals like contractors or other designers? & Who manages which part of the project?
Steps towards Getting your Home Designed & Build Right
1. Know your taste & style
Gathering ideas or being ready with a Concept (as I have said before in my previous post) before beginning work with your interior designer will save your money & time.
Collecting ideas & pictures of looks, colors, and accessories will help you find your style type.
2. Be honest and open
If you find that a professional has all these ideas for your home that don’t match your personal style, let them know.
A Designer is a trained & skilled professional who will know current trends in design and products that you may not be aware of.
Ask the designers regarding their availability & schedule, & when they will have the most available time to put their 100% into your project. If your professional is too busy and distracted, it will show in the outcome of your project.
4. Know the Credentials
Before choosing an interior designer, make sure he or she is a qualified professional. This is especially important if you plan on hiring this professional for a large-scale project or new home construction.
5. Create a budget
Your designer will help you prioritize your design needs. Hence, he would try his best to incorporate existing pieces into the overall scheme, and develop the best plan for your lifestyle and budget whatever your budget may be.
You need to consider how much money you are willing to put into the project.
Don’t hesitate to ask questions to clarify how they plan on spending your money.
6.Understand the Fee Structure
It is important for you to have a clear estimate of what we are paying for. A reputable & honest designer will clearly explain these charges to you for their services.
Fee structure is based upon many things starting from the Concept Floor Plan’s, 3-dimensional views, Presentation drawings, Working & Structural drawings & many such. There might be chances that they will have to outsource some of the work & they might charge you extra fee for that as well.
A few questions your Designer should be asking you:
–For whom is the space being designed, & Would there be any additional construction in future?
–Projects Completion date?
–Do you know which style do you like? Dislike? Do you have any concepts in your mind?
–How do you like to receive information? Via email? face-to-face meetings? Daily? Weekly?
–Do you need the designer to only show you what he or she thinks works best, based on team discussions, or would you prefer to be a part of the selection process?
I hope this article “How to Get the Home Designed & Build Right?” has been helpful. Stay tuned for more informative articles 🙂