Our Interior Design Phases

Our Interior Design Phases

 

Our Interior Design Phases

 

step one - client consultation

During the programming phase the client's needs and objectives are identified. Questions regarding the specific function(s) of the space, who will be using the space and furniture and equipment requirements will be discussed. Measurements and photos are also taken at this time.

step two - schematic design

In the schematic design phase, space planning and furniture layouts are developed. Circulation patterns and minimum clearances are considered and applied to the floor plan. Rough sketches and elevations are created, preliminary furniture and finish ideas are developed and then presented to the client for review and revision.

step three - design development

After final approval of the schematic design, the designer develops floor plans, elevations and other related items in greater detail. Colors and finishes are refined, furniture, fabrics and equipment are selected and cost estimates are prepared. The resulting design is presented to the client for review, revision and final approval.

step four - construction documentation

In the first phase, the specific details of the work to be completed are documented. These details include millwork specification, finish selections such as flooring and paint, lighting plans and fixture selection, plumbing location and fixture selection, and electrical layouts in regard to the total scope of work to be completed. In the second phase, bids are obtained, contractors selected, and purchase orders are issued.

step five - construction administration

This is the final stage where things are built and installed. The designer is often onsite during "installation" to ensure items are received in good condition, installed correctly, and that documents have been followed properly.

frequently asked questions

Interior design is the art and science of creating functional spaces in a built environment by applying creative and technical solutions that are also attractive and beneficial to the occupants' quality of life and culture.
Working with an interior designer can help you avoid making costly mistakes during the construction or remodel process. Additionally, you get the benefit of their experience and knowledge as well as their access to the products and trades-people you need to get the best results for your project.
The sooner the better. A designer can help at any stage of the design process, however, the best results are experienced when the designer is involved in the process from the beginning.
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