The most successful projects are born with the right design team in place from the very beginning.
Remember the old saying “Two heads are better than one”… this is certainly true of the interior design process! We intensely believe that you will benefit by engaging the right TEAM of professionals: a gifted architect, a talented builder who understands good design, and an interior designer who brings your home to life.
Bringing the team together at the beginning guarantees that the architectural plans you end up with will represent the best possible design for you. The combination of the right interior designer, builder, and architect who collaborate easily and work together is sure to provide a winning outcome and help avoid construction bids that are way over budget.
How to find the right design professionals!
Hiring a designer, architect and/or builder can feel very overwhelming, especially if you have never worked with one before. The internet and its many design directories are excellent resources to find talent in your area. However, looking at website after website can become daunting.
Designer Premiers complimentary matching service simplifies the process and assures the match of the right design professionals for your personality, the project scope, and design style. Since Marina knows all of the professionals she refers, it also assures that your team will get a long well together.
Our Interior Designers act as your Advocate:
Through the interior design process, our designers will act as a liaison between you, your architect and your builder/contractor to provide timely and applicable responses to any adjustments and design detail issues that come up during the process of building/remodeling your home.
Regular job site visits are implemented to assure quality and clear communication with your builder/contractor and the various trades, to make sure all design details are being executed accurately.
Do you need an Architect?
Not all projects require the use of both an interior designer and an architect. Typically an architect is not required unless it is an extensive remodel that involves roofing changes and/or adding to the existing footprint of the home.
Most clients have no prior experience nor do they understand the complex process involved in building or remodeling a home. Rarely do they comprehend the somewhat mysterious roles and responsibilities of the design parties involved in a building or remodeling projects.
The Architects Role
An architect crafts your functional requirements, your wants, and wishes as well as the conditions of your new site or existing dwelling, your available funds, and the requirements of your schedule into a three-dimensional expression you will come to call home.
The largest investment of an architect’s time takes place after several months of design work when they produce the construction documents. Which are used by builders as a step-by-step guide on the details of the building, including plumbing, heating, electrical, ventilation and structural systems.
The Builder/Contractors Role
A Builder/Contractor typically manage the entire project. They bring the various players and parts of a project together in the most logical and economical sequence. The Builder/Contractor has to make sure that everything happens just when it’s supposed to, within budget and that the end result is exactly what the clients envisioned.
Some Builder/Contractors will complete concrete, masonry, drywall, plaster and painting, themselves but in most instances, they hire subcontractors to accomplish those trades they do not perform.
The Interior Designers Role
The role of the interior designer is to interpret your desires, offer creative ideas and to communicate their designs with you in a way that you can understand. They select all of the materials, design the function of the interior spaces, and bring together your vision.
They collaborate with the Design Team to ensure the finishes and designs complement the overall architectural theme of the project, as well as budget for construction. They will save time, frustration and money by guiding you through the process.