It’s not as difficult as you may think!
Designing, remodelling or renovating your home or a few rooms is a time-consuming and expensive task.
Which is why you clearly want to minimise the possibility of the project going off-schedule, exceeding its budget…
Or having to go for alterations and changes at the end (all of which will add to your final bill).
The solution is to choose an excellent interior designer who can execute your design project without mistakes.
Here are a few steps you can follow to select the right interior designer.
Identify your design style and preferences
As Lavish Interiors – a pioneer in premium Bangladesh home design – notes, many design clients do not have a firm idea of what kind of design they want.
Check websites and take design style quizzes to understand your preferences. Keep a note of them for future reference.
Look at portfolios
Now that you know what YOU want, it’s time to understand what the designers can deliver.
And the way to do this is to review their portfolios.
Most good interior designers have made their portfolios easily available on their website, so you should not face any problems accessing it.
Look through them, compare their work with your own preferences and make a shortlist of 2-3 designers.
Fix a budget limit
You may not have a good idea of what kind of budget is practical.
But you will have an idea of what you can afford to spend.
So, set a spending limit above which you will not spend unless there is some exceptional circumstance.
It’s essential to set a spending limit early on, as that will give designers an idea of what kind of design is financially possible for you…and you also will know which designers to prioritise in discussions.
Meet your shortlisted candidates
With your style & preferences, designer candidates and spending limit decided, it is time to meet with your shortlisted designers.
Ask each of them as many questions as you feel you need to know, understand their approach and whether you can work with them.
Most designers do not charge for these meetings.
Choose a designer
It’s time to check your opinions of each candidate and finally choose a designer for your project.
Compare cost estimates and design styles and try to figure out the pros and cons.
As Imagine Interiors, well-known for house design in Bangladesh, says – the cheapest option may not be the best one…and may not remain cheap if you have to go for alterations at the final stages of the design.
Sign a contract
Once you have chosen a designer, it’s time to sign your official design contract!
Remember, the contract outlines the terms of the project and the responsibilities of the designer.
It is your only legal recourse in a disagreement. You may want to hire a lawyer to look over the contract and point out deficiencies, if any.
And there you go – you can get started on your home interior design project!