9 Things good interior designers do

It seems like everyone these days is calling themselves a decorator or interior designer. But how do we separate the best from the rest? Good interior designers do these things:

They identify and respond to design opportunities

Just because the plan, brief, or moldboard has a material or element locked in does not mean that we should miss an opportunity. Sometimes the best plan is to be open to change the plan. Seize the day.

They focus the big picture as much as the details

The interior design in Singapore is really about understanding a problem, or a goal. Then it is about testing the solutions, and refining the options to find the most appropriate solution. Perfection is a series of small things done really well. So the designer and client need to keep their “eyes on the prize”.

They get all up in our grill-but in a good way

A good interior designer will occupy our personal spaces trying to outline not only what we think we want but also what we do need.

They make us a braver decorator than we would ever be without their help!

A designer is part cheerleader, part motivational coach. We encourage our clients to be brave and question conventional thinking. The goal is to achieve a truly personal space that is perfect for how we live. It is not about recreating chair for a chair a space we saw in a magazine.

They can see into the future

A designer is part clairvoyant. We see things that aren’t there… yet! We see the possibilities that pertain to our space and we can, too.

They know a good kitchen design caters to the person who uses it

This may seem obvious but would d be surprised how many people do not consider the end user. Is our kitchen for an investment property or for a family entertainer?

To design the perfect kitchen we need to think about what we are cooking. Also, how do the chefs work in our kitchen? These things determine how much space we need to pass each other, what size appliances, and how much storage is required, and how to arrange the floor plan.

They help us to design a home to suit our family now and also in the future

Interior designers get to know the needs of our family now and in the future. They help us design and organize our home life around who we are and how we like to live, and what we do. They understand that we need to make the building fit our family, not the other way round, particularly if we are doing a new build or a substantial renovation.

They know well-designed living and family rooms are the key to living well

Everyone knows life is full of compromises but good interior designers make sure the main space of our home is not sacrificed in a redesign. They create a design that ensures the heart of the home is a light, open area in which to cook, eat, live and be social.

They believe how they can improve the resale value of our home

The typical improvements made during a renovation should be adequate to ensure a good sale. Good designers assist us to make the kitchen, bathrooms and landscaping what we want them to be, not what we perceive some unknown future buyer might want. To read more about condo interior design in Singapore click here.

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