1. Why cooperate with an interior designer?
– Saves your time
– Saves your money
– Functional and modern solutions (new ideas based on analysis and market offerings)
– Practical and useful tips (where to buy, what to buy, where to save, where it is important to invest more)
– Positioning of furniture in the space according to the rules of the profession, meaningfully and functionally
– Detailed cost estimations and planning of investment in the renovation or refurbishment
– Development of conceptual design
– The possibility of a complete organization of the project – from the initial idea, through the execution to supervision
– Development of Construction Design
– Development of detailed projects (lighting installation, ..) with authorized, licensed professionals
– Creation of support squares for you and everyone who is staying in the space that is being designed
– Feng Shui analysis of space
– Suggestions, tips, recommendations (contacts – database of vendor)
– Furniture design
2. Interior designer tasks:
1. Establishing the project – setting up of the project (what the client wants as the final result of the project)
2. Conceptual solution (designer ideas for designing the space)
3. Conceptual design (detailed developed project with all the components according to which the client can continue designing or renovating himself)
4. Performance project (execution of tasks according to the preliminary project)
5. Cost estimate (detailed elaboration of costs)
6. Monitoring of task performance and consultation (surveillance)
7. Possible additional tasks (e.g. furniture design)
8. Recording of the existing situation and creation of basis in scale (floor plans and drawings)
9. Visits of the furniture salons, sales offices, showrooms and bathroom equipment stores etc. with the client
10. Participation in the collection of bids and selection of the best contractor
11. Counseling on the possible needs for professionals from other fields
3. Who is an interior designer?
Interior designer is the one who by reviewing the current state of the building (it does not matter what kind of building it is) sets the task i.e. the project that encompasses the wishes and directions of the client. The designer uses conceptual solutions to create the conceptual design (implementation of new ideas into the existing, present situation) according to which detailed projects and performance project are done. Also, the interior designer is the one who runs and organizes the contractors and offers supervision services while performing these tasks. Interior design is not just a final step, i.e. decorating, but a task of complete adaptation of the object, provided that all actors involved in the adaptation process have the required legal authorizations and licenses. What will ultimately be perceived as “comfortable space”, “space with good energy,” “nice place” actually is a carefully thought-out design.
The interior designer is the one who is familiar with the legal regulation, aware of the steps and processes, who knows where to save and where to invest more. The one who knows the suppliers, has the contacts and the database of vendors, the one who educates himself about new trends, materials, design solutions and new technical knowledge. With regards to quality knowledge and experience, knowledge of art and their values, knowledge of décor and materials, knowledge of the current market offer, the one who will offer modern and functional solutions. The one who is capable of creating a space that suits our needs, which positively affects people who stay in it, a space that is pleasing to our eye.
The interior designer’s job is to work with architects, builders, engineers, various designers, suppliers of furniture, carpenters, locksmiths, tilers, flooring installers, plumbers, masons, and of course, investors.
4. What is a conceptual design?
Conceptual design I.e. the designer’s idea of changing / editing / enhancing the current object or space according to the existing/current state. The project involves 3D visualization of the space and the accompanying documentation in the form of a project map based on which it is possible to design the space without further assistance from the designer. With this project the client gets an idea of what the space can look like after the intervention, i.e. the design, as well as the cost estimate and contacts of the suppliers (where to buy everything that is presented in the design).
– New floor plan 2-3 proposals, 2-3 conceptual interior designs in 2D view
– Floor plan with disposition of furniture, equipment, floors, ceilings and lighting
-3D layout of the future state, after the 2D solution is selected
-selection of flooring
-selection of wall covering
-selection of colors for all surfaces in the space
-selection of curtains
-Detailed elaboration of the chosen design solution which includes lighting
– Proposal of the costs for the required works and equipment for the chosen solution (Cost estimate – individual price list of furniture, equipment, material and lighting (table layout per room)
-list of suppliers according to the project, for the purchase of furniture and lighting equipment ( database of contacts for furniture and equipment (catalogs or tables, contact addresses, web sites or phone numbers)
5. What is a performance project?
Performance project is focused on the very performance of the tasks. After selecting a defined 3D visual of the space and accompanying documentation in the form of cost estimate, the designer creates a performance project that will, depending on the complexity of the task, include the full development of the project or making workshop drawings for the performance of all necessary tasks – detailed drawings, projects of furniture design, electricity, installations, lighting>
1. Detailed project for the execution of planned and required works according to a detailed project (walls, floors, ceilings, lighting, carpentry and other necessary works, with the exception of installation projects that are made by construction, electrical or mechanical engineers, architects, etc.).
2. Selection of furniture (collected catalogs)
3. Selection of sanitary facilities
4. Choice of decorations (carpets, curtains, ornaments)
5. Workshop drawings for the development of individual pieces of furniture; kitchen, closets, partition walls, etc …
Together with contractors, the interior designer organizes and supervises the project (monitoring) until the space is fully equipped.
6. Why 3d layout?
In order for the client to truly see (not just visualize) what the space will look after the performance itself, a computer 3D drawing is created. 3D visual includes:
1. layout of the furniture in the floor plan (scaled floor plan with built-in furniture)
2. 3D project with render (where we see what the space will look after the job is completed) which includes: 3D layout of each room unless otherwise agreed, 3D layout in different perspectives, layout of typical views
3. With the render we see the selected colors and materials, the entire selection of furniture, selected lighting fixtures, positioning in space and the final appearance of the space after the designer’s intervention.
7. What is project monitoring?
Monitoring of tasks in the interior once the work begins. We plan and organize the process of tasks, i.e. actual work performance on the project in a way that we organize purchasing, advise in the selection of materials and services, control contractors, coordinate them, define the priorities and schedule of tasks according to the chronology, care about the planned spending.
Collecting multiple offers from contractors, selection of contractors
On-site monitoring with regard to the necessary tasks during the reconstruction of the interior
Doing the purchasing with the client (as needed)
Supervision of the tasks per phases and consulting
Selection of finishing materials and interior equipment (furniture) together with the client
8. What is a cost estimate?
Cost estimate includes a description of all necessary types and amounts of construction, craft and installation works to be performed in the interior design. A detailed cost estimate, with all types of tasks, is made for the purpose of collecting bids for the performance of construction, craft and installation works. Apart from interior designers, it is made by experts from other professions (construction, mechanical engineering, architectural and other). Complex cost estimates, which contain all groups of tasks (construction, handicraft, installation etc.) are made by experts in other fields and are charged separately.