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What is the difference between an Interior Decorator and an Interior Designer?
You may have occasionally heard the terms for interior decorator and interior designer interchanged. However, there is a difference between the two titles. An interior decorator generally refers to someone who deals with finishes, surfaces, furniture, and wall coverings. Also, an interior decorator may work in a variety of venues from a design showroom to a remodelling retail store.
An interior designer is a more specialized career field, requiring a certain combined level of education, work experience, and licensing. An interior designer may create spaces for the inside of a commercial office building, design the lighting for a restaurant, or select the furnishings of a home. An interior designer may also deal with issues of safety like accessibility and building codes.
Why do I need an Interior Designer?
Whether you need a little help or a lot, from answers to a few questions on colour selection or furniture layout to help on planning and completing a complicated remodel or new construction project, the advice and guidance of an Interior Designer is invaluable.
Having a professional Interior Designer on your team who has the knowledge and experience of countless similar projects as well as the information and expertise for finding the exact products and trades-people you need to get the best result for your project is priceless. Working with an Interior Designer will help you to move seamlessly and efficiently through the project, as well as help you prevent costly mistakes or side-steps along the way.
When do I need an Interior Designer?
While a good designer can help you at any stage of the design, it is most advantageous for you to begin your work with a designer at the earliest stages of the design. As with almost any process, a good plan in place as early as possible is the best route to success. Mimako Interior Designs can take your project from the initial point of gathering information on the requirements and needs that you have for your space, throughout conception, development, construction, purchasing and installation for every detail of your project – all the way to completion, the final result that shows the great result of a plan well thought out and well executed from the initial ideas to the final details.
What is your Fee Schedule?
Our fees are based on the scope of work and we charge a simple flat design fee when possible. However, sometimes smaller jobs will be billed at an hourly rate depending on the scope of work. Mimako Interior Designs also offers A-La-Carte Services that add flexibility for your needs and to fit your budget.
The design fee covers such actions as:
Schematics, space planning, lighting design, renderings, working drawings and finish selections of new materials
Design of custom window and bedding treatments, shades or blinds
Preparation of estimates and purchasing
Coordination with contractors, architects and installers
Subsequent consultations with the client and suppliers
Researching sources for materials or products
Overall project management and overseeing installations
What should I have at our first meeting for my project?
Collect clippings from magazines and photos of items and decors that appeal to you. Or the link to your Pinterest Boards of your ideas
Think about colors, styles and effects you like.
Know what you want to accomplish, what the room or house should do for you when finished.
Should it be formal or casual, traditional or contemporary?
Know your objective and lifestyle needs.
Establish a time frame in which you would like to work
Have a budget in mind and be honest about it with your designer. Having a roundabout figure is a good start.
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