Are you interested in what it is that the interior designer actually does? The interior designer creates, plans and arranges the space in such a way that it is beautiful, functional, cohesive and meets the client's requirements.The scope of services provided by the interior design companies in London depends on the office and also on the client's expectations. Below is a list of the most popular services provided by London interior designers.
Usually, it turns out that the dimensions given in the flat project provided by the client differ from the actual dimensions of the rooms built. For this reason, the interior designer visits the construction site and verifies the actual dimensions of the space as well as the place of the existing plumbing system, electrical installations, etc. The existing dimensions are then applied to the project. Thanks to this, the interior designer can be sure that, for example, furniture designed for the interior will fit in without problems.
2. Functional design
The functional design determines the layout of the elements in the rooms. On its basis, you can find out where, for example, the bathtub will be in the bathroom and what size it will be. At this time, we do not specify the colours or specific models of the proposed elements. The functional design is most often created by drawings depicting the arrangement of elements on the surface, e.g. furniture layout on the living room floor and drawings depicting the arrangement of elements on the wall, e.g. kitchen cabinets. Most often the drawings are prepared using computer programs. Their advantage lies in the possibility of placing detailed technical dimensions on them that can be used by finishing crews and carpenters. Thanks to the functional design drawings, the selected team takes up work without asking unnecessary questions about their work and the scope of the project. The project also allows for a more accurate estimation of costs by contractors and suppliers.
3. List of materials
The list of materials contains a list of equipment items that should be purchased in order to carry out the project accepted by the client. The list contains the names of the products. Some London interior design companies additionally indicatethe supplier from whom you can buy the materials along with the estimated purchase price. This allows the customer to limit the time needed to purchase products. An additional advantage resulting from the preparation of a list of materials is the certainty that the elements that were indicated in the list will match each other, fit in the room, are available and that their total value will not exceed the client's budget.
4. Budget control
This task is very important to most of the clients who decide to cooperate with an interior designer (See: Cooperation with an interior designer in London - the most important information). The service consists of selecting the interior design elements by the designer in such a way that their total value does not exceed the budget set by the client.
5. Interior visualization
Interior visualizations help the client understand the concept created by the interior designer. They are prepared using various techniques, ranging from hand-drawn sketches to 3D visualizations, the quality of which is difficult to distinguish from photographs.
6. Virtual walk
A virtual walk is a novelty on the interior design market. It allows the client to virtually move around their future interiors just like they would visit any city in the world using special features on Google Maps or Google Earth.
7. Recommendations of suppliers and contractors
The service consists of providing the client with contacts to proven and trustworthy suppliers and contractors. This allows the client to start work more quickly and reduces the risk of employing unreliable contractors or purchasing products from unreliable suppliers. Cooperation between the London interior designer and the contractors is also important - well-coordinated teams work more efficiently.
8. Author's supervision
The service consists of providing the designer with consultations for companies implementing finishing works. The London interior designer supervises the ongoing work, solves the problems that occur during the implementation and also verifies the quality of the work done.
9. Coordination of works
The service consists of coordinating work of teams carrying out particular construction works. As part of this service, the interior designer sets a schedule for the completion of construction works for individual teams in such a way as to meet the deadline for completion of the project expected by the client. The designer also deals with the ordering of materials and supervises their delivery.
10. Turnkey finishing
This service consists in carrying out the whole investment by the London interior designer on behalf of the client. The designer prepares the project and estimates the investment cost. After accepting the project and budget, he selects the finishing crews and then oversees and receives their work. He also deals with the purchase of all interior furnishings and their assembly in the rooms. The client contacts only the designer and receives the finished flat that is ready to live in.