Interior Design Services
The Interior Design Process
1) Initial Consultation
For existing interior design renovations we meet in your space and for new construction, we meet at the site. We listen to your ideas and take detailed notes. From there we analyze the opportunities and challenges presented.
2) Design Retainer
We then meet again to review a letter of agreement to commence design services.
A design retainer launches your design work.
3) Project Evaluation - Programming and Analysis
The first step under project evaluation is to determine your specific needs and goals for your unique project. The function of the space is analyzed along with special requirements necessary. Your style is identified and a budget figure is established for your project. A technical requirements analysis is defined as needed for the space to function as you desire.
4) Conceptual Design Phase
Preliminary space plan drawings are formulated with traffic flow patterns. If possible, options are created for you to choose which one will work best for your particular needs. Any special equipment from the technical requirements analysis, e.g., appliances, equipment for commercial applications or other unique equipment is located into these Conceptual Plans at this stage. As a team we begin to formulate a plan for your vision to take shape.
5) Schematic Design Phase
Scaled drawings are developed from the chosen Conceptual Plan including floor plans, elevations, section drawings and sketches. Depending on the level of work required to accomplish your vision, renovations requiring plumbing, mechanical, electrical and reflected ceiling plans are services that can be included for you. Preliminary construction estimating and budgeting can also be incorporated into this phase if desired.
6) Preliminary client review and evaluation
At this stage, you will review the drawings created during the Schematic Design Phase and approve or make recommendations for revisions until approved.
7) Design Development
Next the design gets detailed with millwork, wall, flooring, and window treatments with accompanying samples. Furniture, fixtures and fabrics are also selected and incorporated into the design of your interior later in this stage. Tear sheets of appropriate furnishings and fabric samples are gathered. Custom furniture drawings are created if required. A presentation is prepared with specification lists with budgetary numbers and alternate choices. Field trips to vendors for selections are typically necessary at this stage.
8) Preliminary Presentation at Design Development Stage
At this point you will confirm the design and / or make any replacement choices. The budget will be evaluated along with any alternate choices. Upon approval, bidding documents are set up, if required, and a timeline is created to implement the project.
9) Purchasing and Procurement, Design Implementation
Purchases are defined and purchase orders created to include specifications, delivery estimates and freight costs. My firm will coordinate the purchases, deliveries and other phases of design around your schedule. You will finalize everything to guarantee your satisfaction.
10) Installation, Project Management
Next my firm will follow up on all orders, coordinate and oversee installation of millwork, flooring, wall treatments, specialty fixtures and window treatments. Then all remaining merchandise deliveries are scheduled.
11) Post evaluation
Upon completion of your project, you will evaluate your project results and we will define any unfinished details. Your complete satisfaction is my goal as my business is based on satisfied clients and referrals.