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Process

Step 1 - Initial meeting

The initial meeting helps establish if I am the right designer for you and you the right client for me. Refurbishing, extending or building a home can be an emotional and stressful time for people so it is important to have a good relationship and feel comfortable with the person who is going to help you along that journey. We will discuss your idea’s, your aspirations, your likes and dislikes.  We will discuss budgets and fee's and then determine what level of design package suits your needs.

Step 2 - Preparation of the Design Package

Drawings

Precise plan, elevation and 3D drawings are produced to ensure the best layout is achieved. Spatial planning is critical at this stage to ensure a practical and workable layout thus avoiding making any expensive mistakes. Furniture is drawn to exact dimensions to ensure a perfect fit and eventual placement.

Mood Boards

A mix of inspirational imagery with suggestions of furniture, finishes, fabrics, and paint colours. This is a clear statement of my ideas for your property and can be the springboard to a clear understanding between your wishes and my design idea’s.

Step 3 - Preparation of the Building and decorating quotations and specification sheets

Once the design is approved, you have the option to commission full building and decorating specifications and quotations for each room. This is a highly desirable document used to detail the works required by the contractors while also guiding the activities of the contractor during the project itself. I will meet the contractors on site to talk them through the scope of works and prepare a detailed quotation based on that site visit.  This document is also extremely useful in detailing all the costs associated with the project such as professional fees, logistics and the actual fit out of each room ensuring you can mange your budget and there are no hidden surprise costs.

Step 4 - Project Management

Some people may find they do not want the stress, hassle and headache of project managing the job. At this point I can project manage the work and ensure all elements of the project are executed to the last detail and more importantly working to the agreed budget and timeline. I begin by preparing a detailed project schedule which gives the client a clear timetable of what is happening and when.  I then engage a network of reputable contractors in every imaginable trade from builders & plumbers to curtain makers and cleaners. This gives me the unique capability to tackle every aspect of an interior design or refurbishment project ensuring every last detail is completed to the highest standard.

Interested in my service? Im looking forward to meeting you.

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