When builders partner with an interior designer, they can rest assured that everything in the home will be well planned and equipped with the finishes that will let the home shine!
Whether you are building from the ground up or doing a remodel on a home, working with a designer quite simply makes your life and your client’s life easier. Working with customers and clients can be a daunting task for any builder. Clients expect their contractors to be aware of every option available to them and to offer designs that exceed their expectations. By offering design services to your clients, you are giving them immeasurable value. An interior designer’s job is not simply to make a room pretty, they also bring much planning to the table. When the designer and building team collaborate on the front end, that’s when the design magic can truly happen.
Generally I start at the beginning of the building process, sometimes as early as the architectural stage. I work with the client through every aspect of the building, helping them with design options through completion.
Pricing: I can get paid either by the builder or the homeowner. A builder and I can decide on a design fee up front for the whole job. I can also work independently with the clients and charge them an hourly fee.
Working with a designer allows the contractor to remain focused on completing their projects without getting wrapped up in the smaller, though important details. Also, contractors are always looking for opportunities and by working with an interior designer, a contractor can leverage their valuable relationship with a design professional. Working with an interior designer provides multiple opportunities for contractors to improve and grow their business.
Yes! The interior designer helps guide the homeowner through the hundreds of decisions needed for the project to stay on budget and on time within the build cycle, to keep the project profitable. It is a win-win for all involved!