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Questions Your Interior Designer Will Ask

by Support Team .

Monday, July 7, 2014

A female interior designer looking at rug samples from a catalogWorking with an interior designer is fun, interesting and productive. These professionals have the knowledge and experience needed to help you create the perfect home design, no matter what kind of project you have in mind. However, if you’ve never worked with a designer before you might feel a little nervous about having someone come in and make important decisions about your home.

This often comes from not knowing what to expect. You can ease the tension and get things off to a good start when you know some of the questions your interior designer will ask, so you can have an answer ready.

Questions Your Interior Designer Will Ask During Your First Meeting

Here at J. Design Group, our interior designers will ask you a series of questions in order to determine what you’re looking for in a design. Some of the questions may seem a bit personal but there is a good reason for asking them. Our designers need to create a mental picture of what you want before they can know where to begin.

For example, when designing a bedroom we need to know who will be using it, their age and a little about their likes and dislikes to create a design that is suited for the individual. When designing a dining room or living room, we need to know how many people live in the home, how often you entertain and the type of entertainment you enjoy. These questions will help us create a design that is both comfortable and fully functional for the way you live.

Below are a few more of the most common questions interior designers ask:

  • How much are you willing to spend for the entire project? We need to know so we can determine if it’s a sufficient amount to complete the job.
  • Do you plan to make any structural changes such as moving walls, adding more windows, a new doorway or a skylight? Changing the structure of your home can create dramatic changes.
  • Do you have any special needs such as someone in a wheelchair or walker? Anything out of the ordinary that you can think of will help us create the best design for you.
  • Are there any particular colors, patterns or designs that you love or hate? This type of information is very important.
  • When do you want to begin the project and how long do you expect it to last? Designers need to know what kind of deadlines they’re expected to work with before committing to a project.

Our professional Miami interior designers will work with you every step of the way but these questions are necessary because no two families live exactly alike or want the same things in a design. Having this information is the only way to ensure you’ll be happy with the results.

Don’t Hesitate to Ask Questions

The interior designer is not the only one who should ask questions. Even if something seems unimportant, you should still ask. It may be more relevant than you think. Asking questions upfront will help to make the project go smoother because you’ll know what to expect, so there won’t be any surprises later.

Make a list of any questions you think of before meeting with the designer so you don’t forget anything and be prepared to answer a lot of them, too. The more honest and accurately you answer the questions, the better because it will help to ensure your interior design project moves forward without too much difficulty.


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