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Remodeling? Wondering what an Interior Designer should provide?

Updated: Jan 10

I recently finished a book called "Remodel Jump Start" 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?


Below is a couple pages from my book "Remodel Jump Start"


 

P.S.

Whenever you're ready, I would love to help you remodel or build your dream home! Here are 4 ways we can work together:

 

  1. My free Live Material Board Workshop is a great place to start! In just one hour, you will have the design for your dream home materializing on paper!

  2. My new book, Remodel Jump Start is packed with 100 pages of valuable information and worksheets to help you create a plan for your design, budget, and team!

  3. Save yourself hours of research with my Remodel Resource Guide! I have compiled all my favorite suppliers for things like flooring, countertops, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, cabinets, and hardware...

  4. When you're serious about starting your remodel or new home, come spend six weeks with me, and I will walk you through the interior design of your project using my signature interior design program!

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