What questions you need to ask before hiring an interior designer?

You are excited and eager to start your new home and have decided to hire an interior designer. You made a wise decision, but now you need to make sure that the designer you hire will be the best option for you and your home. This selection process can be daunting. In this article, we bring you the essential questions you should ask an interior designer.

Steps to follow before hiring

Before hiring Kalluna Interior Design for any project, it is important to have a basic understanding of the interior architecture process to get the most out of your money. To avoid disappointment it is wise to learn the basics of choosing the right design professional, setting a budget and contract terms, and communicating your ideas, goals and challenges. Before hiring an interior designer, it is essential to make sure in what areas and in what styles the interior architect has specialized and what his personal touch has been in the projects carried out.

No matter how much money is available to accomplish a project, the designer should help you get the best value and highest quality possible. You must include the following aspects in the budget – the planning of the space, the design and approval of the design of the relative public powers, the lighting, materials, furniture, accessories and decorations, the coordination and supervision of the project until delivery. An interior designer works best if the client shares their “wish list”, expresses their ideas, and keeps an open mind. Be sure to read and sign an official contract before any money exchange and before work begins.

What are your references and credentials?

Make sure who you hire has legitimate references and credentials. If the budget is limited, you can consider hiring an interior designer with no experience, but be sure to check their references and examples of work done.

What interior design services do you offer?

Not all designers offer the same service package. You must know what you are going to get. 

  • Design consultation
  • Site measurement and evaluation
  • Space planning
  • Design concepts
  • Purchase or acquisition
  • Project management

How do you structure your interior design projects?

The way the designer structures a project will give you an indication of their time management and what you can expect from the process. It is a good idea to start with an initial consultation and then discuss fees before beginning the design process. 

Have you done similar projects?

This is how you will learn how experienced the designer is. If you were looking for a designer for an apartment, it would be beneficial to see other apartments that the designer has done. If you have worked on similar projects, you could request a before, during and after photo of the project to see if you like the result.

What is your favorite interior design style?

Determining your style preference is crucial because even though an interior designer should be able to work with any style clients want, that is not always the case. If the designer’s preferred style is the same as yours, the process will be much better.