Design development has become an integral part of residential renovation. Unfortunately, this service is far from free. The designer must correctly draw up technical documentation, redevelop the premises, select new furniture and finishing materials. It’s all hard work that should be well paid.
At the same time, it is not necessary that the best design services will be the most expensive. You can get a decent design project for an apartment for quite reasonable money. After reading this article, you will learn how to find a competent designer who works for a reasonable price.
STEP 1: EVALUATE THE STATE OF THE DESIGN SERVICES MARKET
Each city has a certain level of prices for design services. Having studied the websites of design studios, you can determine the approximate price range for the project apartment design in your city. You should not study every single offer, the first ten pieces will be quite enough to determine the average level of prices for design services.
At the same time, it is worth paying attention to the company’s portfolio. The most attractive offers should be written out. Divide your notebook into three columns with low, medium, and high prices, and fill in the contact details of the studios you like. Typically, design costs are a small fraction of total renovation costs.
STEP 2: EVALUATE THE QUALITY OF THE SERVICES OF THE DIFFERENT STUDIO
After the initial selection of candidate companies, it is worth studying in more detail the portfolios provided by them. Pay attention to the number of works, if there are few of them, then most likely the performer has little work experience. Other things being equal, preference should be given to experienced designers with a long work experience. Such specialists very rarely make serious mistakes.
A very big plus for the contractor will be the publication of the contact details of the customers for whom he worked. Positive references from clients are the most convincing argument when choosing a designer.
The main task at this stage is the selection of candidates to whom you will call. First of all, cross off the list of candidates whose services you consider overpriced. Do not leave on the list and studios that do not inspire confidence in you.
STEP 3: TALK TO POTENTIAL PERFORMERS
At this stage, the main task is to determine the exact cost of design development for your apartment. To do this, during a telephone conversation, you must provide the studio manager with as much information as possible about the apartment and your requirements for the results of the repair:
- footage of the room;
- desired design style;
- terms for the development of a design project;
- nature of the redevelopment;
- and more.
In some cases, you can arrange for a company specialist to visit the apartment to inspect the apartment. The ideal result of communication with representatives of the studio will be if you agree on the final cost of your home design project.
Now, having received maximum information about the companies and the cost of their services, you need to choose a studio with which you will work. Pay attention to the impressions of the portfolio, communication with representatives of the studio. It is best to give preference to a candidate with an ideal ratio of quality and price indicators.