As a top luxury home builder in the Nashville Area, our clients have a lot of questions about working with interior designers. Whether you’re starting from scratch or you’re redesigning outdated décor, working with a professional can ensure that everything aligns with your vision of what a perfectly designed room should look like. Before you get started, make sure you understand your own expectations. Do you need to remodel parts of your home to get the look and feel you want, or do you simply need a dramatic décor change?
3 Questions to Ask Your Interior Designer
After you’ve pored over several decorators’ portfolios to make sure you find someone extraordinarily talented, it’s time to start interviewing. While you probably have plenty of questions, there are three that you can’t afford not to ask.
Do You Have References?
Any experienced interior decorator will have a solid portfolio of work – but it helps to make sure that they’ve left behind a trail of happy clients, as well. While beautiful pictures do say a thousand words, you need to know if projects were completed to the clients’ satisfaction (and whether they stayed on budget and were finished on time).
How Involved Will I Be?
Some designers can take a seed of an idea and turn it into a gorgeous bloom with minimal input from you; others prefer that you approve every choice. It’s up to you whether you’d like your designer to be free to use creative license or you’d like to be very involved – just make sure that you two are on the same page so you don’t drive each other crazy during the process.
How Long Will it Take?
If you’re commissioning your interior designer for a handful of rooms or the entire house, you need to know how long he or she anticipates that the project will last. It’s frustrating to wait on a project’s completion when you just want to move forward in your fresh space, or worse, when you’re expecting company for a special occasion. Make sure your timeline meshes with your decorator’s timeline.
Other Must-Haves During Interior Design Projects
Once you’ve settled on an interior designer, make sure you have an airtight contract in place that outlines both party’s responsibilities. You’ll also need the estimate in writing to ensure that you’re on the same page.
If you do need to remodel your home, Hughes-Edwards Builders can help. Just give us a call at (615)824-6970 or fill out the form below. [gravityform id=”9″ name=”Contact Us”]