Before you sign the contract with the designer
The use of professional interior design services is gaining more and more popularity. Such rooms are created exactly according to the customer's guidelines, according to his taste and needs. What is worth knowing before we decide to cooperate with a designer?
Preparation for the first meeting
Even before the first designer meeting you have to decide on a specific professional. Fortunately, in the age of the Internet we have an easy and fast access to the portfolio of many designers on their websites. In the studio's portfolio you will find descriptions of the projects and their photos. It is worth at least limiting the choice to studios that suit our climate and style, so as not to persuade the performer to create something contrary to his or her taste. It will surely be comfortable to have a studio close to the construction site or a new flat. Thanks to this, the designer will be able to meet with us frequently and visit his or her place of work in order to develop ideas and supervise the execution of the project. Of course, it is also worth to take advantage of the recommendation.
Who can know better how to work with a given designer than the person who has already worked with him or her? You can ask your friends about the costs, how the cooperation went, whether everything was done on time, how they liked the final effect.... If, however, we do not have the opportunity to talk to people who have already had to do with a given designer, it is worth at least to prepare photos of inspiration.
This will make it much easier to organize your ideas and achieve a consistent vision. What should be determined first of all at the first meeting? Certainly not the price of the project - there is simply no such possibility, no professional designer will be able to give it right away. On the other hand, it is possible to set a schedule of further meetings.
How much does experience mean?
Of course, when thinking about cooperation with a designer, we usually mean someone experienced, who has already completed a number of projects. An experienced designer knows the market, so he is able to advise clients on the cheapest possible sources, where they will buy good quality materials. An experienced designer is able to persuade clients of not very good ideas and justify their decisions. However, some people decide to hire a new person in the industry, just after graduation or in the last year. Students or novice professionals usually only work on their portfolios and the lack of experience compensates for the enthusiasm and lower prices. Students also often have a fresh, unbroken vision of their work and original, interesting ideas, do not fall into routine.