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Hiring an Interior Designer: Brief & Budget Best Practices

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 1, 2015 10:59:00 AM / by Deborah McMullin posted in Interior Design

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Best Practices for Working Out an Interior Design Brief & Setting Your Interior Design Budget

It can be exciting but daunting to approach an interior designer for help in redesigning your home. You are ready for change and have an idea of what you want, but worry that your taste and personality will be smothered by a designer impressing their own style in your home.  You fear that somehow you will be convinced to put on an extension or redesign the entire interior of your house when all you wanted to do was modernise your bathroom.

All of us are familiar with the cliché of the bullying designer cajoling the unwilling clients into increasing their interior design budget to pay for a design plan they didn’t actually want. When a client’s expectations are not met or budgets run out of control the fault can usually be attributed to a lack of communication. I believe open and honest communication is vital to the success of any interior design project.

Therefore, regardless of the scale of a project three key items need to be identified at the outset; the interior design brief, budget and agreed project, fee.

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