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Interior Design FAQs
If you have never worked with an interior designer, you may be wondering how to go about hiring one or even why you should hire one. To shed some light on these issues, here are some of the frequently asked questions by consumers about hiring an interior designer.
Q. Why should I hire an interior designer?
A. There are many reasons why you should hire an interior designer. First of all, it helps you to be more organized in your office design and choose appropriate fixtures. An interior designer will help you to see the big picture and design and decorate a space that makes a great first impression on your clients, all while sticking to your budget. Also, hiring an interior designer allows you to focus on the aspect of your business that is your specialty, while turning over responsibility for design to an interior designer, which is our specialty.
Q. When should I hire an interior designer?
A. There are several times that could particularly benefit from the guidance of an interior designer, such as:
You are purchasing or building a new office;
You are planning an addition to your office;
You need to include interior design considerations in your architectural plan;
Your office space needs to be updated or renovated; and
You need project coordination.
Q. What information should I have ready before I hire an interior designer?
A. There are some things that you should think about before you hire an interior designer. You should know what function you intend for the office space to serve, what time frame you have for work to be completed, and a general idea of what styles or colors appeal to you.
Q. How should I budget?
A. Talk to your interior designer about what you can afford, and the designer will help you achieve that budget. Costs will vary depending upon whether you are renovating an existing office space or building a new office space.
Q. What questions should I ask at my consultation with an interior designer?
A. You can find out whether an interior designer is the right fit for you by asking a few questions. First, ask to see their portfolio. This will give you an indication of their skills, although you should remember that specific items may reflect the taste of the client rather than the designer. You should also ask the designer what other projects she has worked on, where those projects were located, and what budget was in place for those projects. Also ask the designer how the budget will be handled, and what payment schedule is expected. You should also clarify exactly what services will be provided by the designer. Finally, it is always a good idea to ask for references.
Q. Why should I hire an interior designer instead of decorating my office myself?
A. Many clients believe that they can save money by decorating their office themselves instead of hiring an interior designer. The truth is, an interior designer can save you time and money by helping you to avoid expensive mistakes. She can also work with the contractors who are involved to make sure that the project runs smoothly, and you can focus your attentions on your regular daily responsibilities.
If you are planning to renovate your office or are building a new office space, call LDB Design. We specialize in interior design for commercial and institutional spaces. We can help you to make the most of the space that you have available while ensuring that it is functional, beautiful, and on budget.
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