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Remodeling? Wondering what an Interior Designer should provide?

Updated: Nov 15

I recently finished a "Team and Budget Planner" that I will be offering with a mini-course and I wanted to give you this sneak peak. Here is my summary of what an Interior Designer should provide for your remodel project.


Responsibilities:

Your interior designer will work with you to create drawings, choose the items listed on the following page, and create specifications for each.


Deliverables:

  • As-Built Drawings (if not completed)

  • Floor Plan and Elevations

  • Electrical Plan

  • Flooring Specs

  • Counter Tops Specs

  • Tile Specs

  • Cabinetry Specs

  • Wall Finish Specs

  • Electrical Specs

  • Plumbing Specs

  • Doors & Hardware Specs

  • Millwork & Railings Specs

  • Mirrors & Glass Specs

  • Appliance Specs

  • Closet Interior Specs

  • Window Treatment Specs


Considerations:

  • Be sure that your interior designer has experience in residential remodeling or new construction (depending on your project). A designer with furniture experience or who works in commercial interior design will have a different skill set and is not the best fit for a residential remodel or new build.

  • Look for an interior designer with experience designing homes that fit with the style of your current home or the home you envision.

  • Look for a designer who has good relationships with general contractors. A designer who can communicate well with contractors is key to a successful project.


Key Questions:

  • Can I see an example of one of your past drawing and specification sets? Which sheets and specs are included?

  • Do you have a General Contractor that you typically work with?

  • How commonly do you see clients need to engage in some value engineering (redesign) once the after the construction cost comes back from the general contractor?

  • What cabinetry suppliers do you typically work with, and will they produce detailed cabinet drawings?

  • Do you typically place the material and fixture orders, or does the homeowner, or does the GC?


P.S. If you found this information helpful, I think that you will appreciate our "Remodel Jump Start" course bundle. You can find out more about that here:




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