You are getting your keys to your new house or you have decided to design and renovate your current house and you are not sure how and which Interior Designer you should choose? With so many Interior Design companies listing in search engines and directories, choosing and selecting the right Interior Designer to create your house into your dream home is a challenging task.
While choosing the best interior designer, we would suggest that you shortlist at least three interior designers to understand their previous works, check their qualifications and references. Before approaching an interior designer you should ask yourself the following questions
- What are the goals of this project and your design preferences and style?
- What is your timeframe?
- What is your budget?
- Do you have any flexibility with either timeframe or budget?
Once you’ve got clarity on the above questions it is now the time to approach interior designers who can help you to design your dream house. To help you to funnel and shortlist the Top Interior Designers, Xtrashops has carefully select the best Interior Designers to be listed in the directory based on the process to help: Chemistry to build a relationship and the ability to work well together, Referrals, Artistic ability, Trust and Expectations, or CREATE, developed by Philip Bulone, who oversees the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design at Sanford-Brown College.
You can shortlist the Interior Designers you want to meet after browsing their projects that have the range of works that fit within your overall design preference and style that aligns with your needs and personality, or simply submit a Request for Quote and three of the Top Interior Designers listed will contact you for free consultation.
Once you have short-listed, you need to meet them personally and talk to them about all your requirements. While discussing with interior designers be open minded and do not hesitate to ask any of your doubts about the design process. Request from your selected Interior Designers to show your proof of works and testimonials from their clients. Bring along pictures of inspiration design ideas of what you like to show them.
After your meeting with the three designers, compare notes. Compare their design proposals and the estimates they have given you and make a list of pros and cons. Keep in mind that going with the cheaper option is not always the best choice. Once you have made up your mind which Interior Designer you want to work with, get them to prepare a contract for the work with work and material details, payment terms and project time line and schedules. Read through carefully and if you are good at their proposal, your dream home will soon be ready for you to move in to enjoy.