Designing interiors basically involves creating an interior setting in order to meet the requirements of a client with a given space. Every project that is related to interiors involves various stages which need to be followed during the design process. Let’s take a look at these stages one at a time:

Programming

In this stage, interior designers takes care of the design of your home to ensure it meets all functional requirements and your requirements as well. Every space needs to be viewed individually as well as the furniture & accessories required by every facility. This will include site-visits, surveys, research, etc.

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Interior Design Concept Development

When the interior designer has a good idea of the requirements of the client with the help of the information compiled above, the designer will then formulate a concept with the help of designs & diagrams. There are a few sub-stages here:

  • Space planning: This is a very important component of interior designing since it involves trying to use space efficiently. Once programming is completed, designs with space allocations & adjacencies need to be prepared. There are numerous factors that should be considered here including flexibility, comfort, furniture requirements, building regulatory codes and future requirements.
  • Lighting Selection: This is another important factor to be considered. The aesthetic and scientific aspect of light will be considered here. The quality & quantity of light is important. Light can go a long way in setting the atmosphere in a room and that’s why interior designers need to consider lighting which doesn’t just enhance interiors & boosts efficiency but also meets building codes & creates a nice atmosphere.
  • Colour Selection: Colour is important too. Choosing colour schemes is important since colour will elicit a number of emotions & psychological states. A nice colour will be able to improve the mood significantly.
  • Material selection: Lastly, factors like quality, sustainability and product performance is important when it comes to selecting furniture & accessories for the home.

Interior Design Development

This stage has the designer developing floor plans, sections, elevations and various detailed drawing to explain colour, design, furniture & finishes. This phase will involve a budgetary proposal as well.

Design Concept  & Plan Presentation

Here, the designer will present his design to the client for review. This is where any revisions should be made before final approval. The design will be altered based on the feedback of the client and once all changes are incorporated the final draft will be made.

Construction Documents & Procurement

This document is important for the successful execution of any design. It will have all the specifications that a contractor will need to start the project. Apart from floor plans, sections and elevations it will even include the finish schedule, material details, furnishing specifications, etc. Once the contractor is finalised, purchase orders will be issued and the work will begin.

Construction Administration

The interior designer will visit the site frequently to supervise the work. He will ensure that everything is being done in compliance with his drawings & specifications. They designer will have to check for defects & errors as well. The process will be completed once the designer is satisfied that everything has been completed as per the construction document.

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