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Three Things to Do before Hiring a Commercial Interior Designer

by Support Team .

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Attractive designer looking at the camera while a couple is chooCommercial interior design projects can get very complicated, especially when you’re planning a large project. This is why hiring a professional is highly recommended. A professional will help ensure your project goes smoothly. It will eliminate the stress and aggravation of trying to take care of all the details yourself but who you choose for the job is very important.

Hiring a design firm is best for large projects because they will have access to more resources than an individual designer would have. They also offer a variety of services so you don’t have to seek out and hire different professionals for each job. For example, here at J. Design Group, our professional designers provide management support for the entire project from the beginning to the end.

Below are three things you should do before hiring a commercial interior designer that will ensure you choose the right firm for your project.

Check Credentials before Hiring a Commercial Interior Designer

Before hiring an interior designer, check their credentials. Training and experience is important because you want designers that have the ability to overcome obstacles. You also want someone that can make recommendations to enhance your design but that’s only part of it. Commercial projects can get very complicated and they involve much more than just creating a design.

There are zoning laws and building regulations you must adhere to when designing a new structure. The professionals you choose must also have the knowledge to ensure the structural integrity of the design is intact. Since certified designers stay up-to-date with all the rules and guidelines associated with commercial interior design, they can ensure your project meets all of these requirements.

Set Up an Interview

Once you choose a firm you’re considering, set up an interview with the designer to get to know them better. You want to spend a little time face to face with the designers you’ll be working with to get an idea of what kind of personality they have. This is someone you’ll be working with for a long time, so you don’t want your personalities to clash or it will make working together very difficult.

You should feel comfortable asking questions and they should have the communication skills to explain things in a way that makes sense to someone without design training. They should also be a good listener and take time to address any of your concerns. The interview is your chance to get to know the interior designers in Miami better, before making the final decision to hire them for your project.

Go Over the Details of the Project

Before you hire a commercial designer, go over the details of the project. This is your opportunity to go over your expectations and to discuss fees and deadlines to make sure you’re both on the same page. Make sure they are familiar with your particular industry because different types of design projects face different types of challenges.

You also need to find out when they can begin the project along with the expected completion date. Getting these details out of the way right from the beginning, will save you a lot of headaches and delays later. Taking care of these three things before you hire a commercial interior designer will help ensure you find the right design firm for your project.

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