As you begin your search, you should ask around for recommendations. Create a shortlist of IDs recommended by your family and friends, or introduced through Code Interior Design, and make arrangements to meet the potential candidates face-to-face.
Show your We various images from design magazines or from Pinterest, and explain what you like about each of them.
Get their feedback about the elements that you like and whether it can be achieved in your home. You don’t need to know the lingo, but you should have an idea of what you want to achieve. Discuss the “feel” that you want the space to have (e.g: a resort atmosphere at home; a zen-inspired minimalist apartment; or, If you have limited budget, ways to incorporate ready made solutions such as IKEA furniture).
Take measurements of your room and mark them out on a piece of paper. Then, add cut-out shapes of your furniture in order to find their ideal placement in the room, keeping in mind how people will move around the room.
Based on the theme and ideas you discussed, we will produce a rough sketch. Initially, this will be the basis of what can be added into the area and give you some idea of how the new space will look like.
View 3D renderings designed for your floor plan and select are novation package, or not–it’s up to you.
The next step is to decide on the quality of materials for flooring, countertops, doors and other areas. A good ID will suggest materials that achieve the look while balancing durability and budget. For example:
- Whether you want natural wood flooring vs vinyl flooring
- Whether you want your walls to stencil painted vs wallpaper
- Whether you want refurbished antique furniture vs new furniture
- Whether you want granite kitchen countertops vs solid surface
- The final choice of materials is up to you, so it’s best to do some research on the pros and cons of each before deciding.
This is when the actual on-site work will start. If it is an existing house with fixtures, there may need to be significant demolition or hacking involved. There may also be time needed to dismantle all the built-ins to make way for the new design.
Once demolition and removal has been carried out, it’s time to prepare the plumbing, wiring and electrical conduits. They will also install the built-ins such as custom cabinets. For the cabinets, a carpenter will be brought in to do the installation, supervised by the us. Other works such as tiling and masonry will also be carried out by the respective experts.
Finally, it’s time to install the lights, aircon units and fans. Painting will also be completed.
Once the work for the permanent and semi-permanent structures has completed, we will proceed to the furnishing work. This includes installation of curtains and blinds, arranging the furniture, hanging artwork on the wall, and accessorizing the rooms with free standing lights, carpets, pillows and such.
Enjoy your new home! You made it! Your home redesign is complete!