Designing your home is an important and personal process. Choosing the right designer is arguably the most crucial step to designing your new home or renovation. Read on to discover 5 quick tips to help you find the right designer for you.
Understanding what you and your family need and want out of a home is a key starting point. Begin preliminary research by jotting down your wishes/style preferences in order of priority. Answer the following questions to get you started;
Seek professionals who specialise in your style preferences, goals, and ideals (e.g. energy-efficient homes). Starting the search can be made easier by using online Building Design Platforms such as Superdraft, where hundreds of pre-approved designers/architects are found all in one place. Regardless of where you start, make sure you select potential designers based on location, experience, qualifications, demonstrated capacity to deliver (portfolio), budget, and references from previous clients.
It can be an exciting albeit confusing process, especially if it is your first home or renovation project. The right designer for you should be willing to listen to and answer your questions within reason.
During the designing process, it is likely that you will need to spend a lot of time with your designer. Once you have a shortlist of potential designers, it is important to choose one that you will be able to work well with. It is a good idea to meet your potential designers in-person to ensure you feel comfortable, get on well with them and that they listen to you and understand your vision.
If necessary, collect more than one quote and analyse the scope carefully to understand what service each designer is offering. Remember that the lowest or highest price does not mean the best outcome!
Some helpful questions to consider during the comparison could include;
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