Finding An Interior Designer
Many clients call and say “we just don’t know where to go from here.” They essentially know what they want the final outcome to be, but not the steps to get to thier dream home. This is where a good Interior Designer can help.
During a consultation session, an Interior Designer will typically listen to the project plan, review the space and offer suggestions to make the project visually exciting. An Interior Designer will have a portfolio to show past projects and have a client list for the new potential client to contact for references.
Check to see if the Designer is affiliated with ASID, the American Society of Interior Designers, to get the most out of your investment. ASID Designers bring a host of knowledge, education, and experiences that will help you create your dream home.
It is important to make sure that you feel you can work with the Interior Designer for the long term. Some clients end up thinking of thier designer as a friend who is helping them get through the challenging parts of remodeling or building.
During the initial interview-consultatation, ask the Designer enough questions about how they work, how they will communicate with you, and how they visualize the project coming to completion. These determining factors will enable you to understand what the future will hold for you in this business relationship.
Look over the Designer’s contract carefully. It should have more information about fees, presentation styles, and numbers of reselects available by flat fee. The contract should be very complete and contain all the legal information you will need to understand about your relationship.
Remember that the Interior Designer is there to guide you and make your experience of remodeling, building or furnishing fun and exciting. The Designer should provide interesting ideas that you might never have imagined.
Ask questions, communicate, and relate to the Designer as you would any professional who is assiting you with a professional skill set. They are there to help you achieve your goals and make your house your dream home!
10 Jul 2008