3 Tips When Dealing With Your Interior Designer
When it comes down to finding a great designer it is also important to be a great client. The best home results are usually created in collaboration with you as the client. So what makes a great client? Here’s some grounds to cover.
It is important to let your interior designer know your preferred mode of communication such as via phone, email, text and preferred meeting timings if it’s weekdays or over the weekend. Emailing is something we expect today as it’s quick however it leaves little room for an active discussion to pan out concerns. Meet up with the interior designer and speak to them to convey your vision of what you’d like your home to be. Don’t forget to do your homework and discuss with your partner if need be then decide on the interior designer that you like. Be honest about things that are not working as changes can be expensive and time consuming.
Be clear to discuss on the quotation and payment arrangements. When it comes to interior design there are no present fee structure as it depends on the extent of the design and what materials are used. Do request for your designer to keep you updated on any changes. The design process may take some time and seem like a bill that amounts as after the structural work it would move on to furnishing as well to complete the look. Keep in mind to be patient when producing quality and beauty.
Do remember to have some homework done when it comes to choice of styles. Put together some pictures of designs that you are drawn to. Try not to spend too much time fussing over tiny details but do trust your designer with the bigger picture. Keep an open mind on taking some risks. The most stunning designs are usually based on the relationship and communication between the client and the designer as they work together to achieve the right balance of the client’s wants and injecting the design edge to it. Expect some hiccups along the way but the end result should work out fine.
Last thing we shouldn’t forget is if your designer did an amazing job don’t forget to compliment them. Tell people about your experience and give them a testimonial. If you haven’t gotten one, then why not let us help you out request for a complimentary quote request and get started. Download our free app today for more ideas, tips and cost guide - available on the App Store and Google Play.Image Credit: GI Design, Hatch Design, Oriss Kitchen.