how does the designer go about the initial consultations ?
at a retention fee, which is adjusted in the actual fee amount, we take up the site measurement, come up with options for the basic plan and hold initial meetings with the client so as to enable ourselves to know each other better. this also helps us to arrive at the final estimated cost, which is based on the client’s brief and requirement. our fee is generally an amount decided by us in lump sum rather than as percentage, so as to avoid any kind of influence on the total project cost.
is determination of cost possible before the beginning of a project ?
certainly. there are two ways of achieving this. we’ve developed our own hands-on system to take the estimate of the interior design budgeting. using a systematic approach, all the items of work are clearly specified, quantified and budgeted. prior to the starting of the project, we provide the client a final cost estimate. in the event, where there is a limited budget, we can always work backwards and create the best possible design solution within the given cost. we are always sensitive to our clients’ budgets.
is assistance of designer needed in procurement of the materials ?
material procurement is something that we leave to our clients. however, if desired, we can assist the client in procuring quality material at the best possible price. either way, we operate strictly on a fee-to-service basis and pass on all professional discounts and commissions to our clients, therefore protecting the client’s interests at all times.
what will be the duration of time for completion of project ?
once the layout plans are frozen with the client after incorporating all his requirements, the interior designers works out the time required for completion of the project. the estimated time for completion is determined after considering all the factors like designing, procurement of material , civil changes, execution of work by labors etc.
once the designer is finalized ,when can we start work-at-site ?
it is in the interest of the client, to let the designer freeze most of the paper work, identify the materials to be used, as much as the respective contractors, before starting the actual site work. it is advisable than trying to hurry up initially and then increasing upon the costs due to the subsequent delays in work and the ever-changing layouts.
when is the apt time to approach a designer ?
the ideal time should be during the planning stage, i.e. before the actual construction of the building commences. consider creating the doors and windows openings as per the desired layout of the bed, the wardrobe and the chairs, rather than trying to ill-fit the bed in a existing small bedroom with fixed movement areas. this additionally saves upon expenses involved in making structural changes at a later stage.
how true is it that a designer’s influence leads to an increase in the project cost ?
an amateur working over designing your interiors could require the usage of more resources in terms of time and money as he lacks the professional knowledge. with years of specialized education and training, coupled with practical experience in their fields, interior designers are capable of bringing the construction costs down considerably. most importantly, they can guarantee you value for money. at home makers interior designers & decorators private limited, we go a step beyond and even surpass your expectations and leave you in a state of delight. we design solutions that ensure minimum wastage, assisting clients to get discounts from suppliers, and verifying contractor’s bills contribute largely to achieving a reduction in wastage and expenses.
why do one need an interior designer if he / she has the time, money and the taste ?
protects investments : a considerable amount of investment is involved when you are planning for renovating either new premises or your old ones. wrong decisions could leave you with expensive mistakes long after the project is completed. An interior designer is a skilled professional with the requisite qualifications, resources and expertise, who will ensure that the job done is appropriate as per your requirement, within budget and on time. hence the involvement of a professional is advisable .
prevents unnecessary expenses : at home makers interior designers & decorators private limited, we shed light on new ideas, better ways of doing things and ways to save money. we point out critical issues which could have possibly not even passed your thoughts, avoiding which could have left you repenting. a detailed calculation of required time and material resources is done and hence your assignments will be done well before the expected time with all the required functionalities thereby saving time and your money.
exceptionally good designs :home makers team , gives you the complete benefit of our experience and expertise by providing a wide variety of choices throughout the design process, that assure you that your new space reflects your unique personality, and not a standard looking design that anyone could imitate. we create an element of unpredictability in every design. home makers interior designers & decorators private limited goes beyond your expectations to provide ultimate customer delight .the usp of our designs are that they raise spirits and exude life.
collaboration of different expertise : when the cooperative efforts between the client, designer and other professionals meet, it gives rise to a unique concept, simply by sharing of ideas and consensus of minds. you understand your needs, your desires and your surroundings better than anyone else does. we best understand how to give life to those desired visions. thus when both of us meet, it leads to a unique creation. each project is focused and unique – a balance of aesthetics, functionality, ergonomics and economics to suit your culture and personal taste.