What does the interior design really mean and involve?
The interior design is a service and skill that not only includes the arrangement of furniture, wall decoration and the like. This is a service that includes the above, but also knowledge of the implementation and very often people confuse the interior design with a conceptual design. The interior design is divided into 2 main parts – conceptual design and work project.
The conceptual design is something that expresses your desires, ideas, and concepts. This is the first part that makes your idea visible in partnership with our experience. We need to work together here to get as close as we can to reach the main goal.
1. Architectural survey plan.
– Very often (in 80% of cases), the initial architectural drawings are not 100% accurate, and subsequently, there could be some issues when implementing the project. There will be a relocated plumbing installation package, displaced plumbing exits moved/curved wall with 5-10 cm, and more.
2. Preparation of indicative timetable, budget, and necessary documentation.
– Receive schedule and budget.
– Negotiation of the required number of camera views in the 3D model.
3. Functional zoning.
– Differentiation of individual zones.
– Arrangement of furniture and proposal for several options to the client / if necessary /.
– Plumbing outlets for bathrooms, toilets, and wet rooms.
4. Overall concept for interior design.
– Basic layout of the structure of the home – floor, walls, and ceiling.
– Positioning of lighting fixtures according to the possibilities of the house.
– Coordination with the client on colors, materials, and textures.
– Coordination of the furniture types.
– Additional solutions – decorations.
5. 3D rendering.
This process is running parallel to all of the points listed above. Although it may seem simple to create a single image, the quality and from there the impression of the visualization requires a very good knowledge of materials, textures, lighting, and cameras to capture the room. In this way, you will be able to get as close as possible to the reality of your future apartment/house.
Why should we need a work project when we have previews?
When a particular interior project is being executed, drawings should always be included so the technicians can know how exactly to do the work. If you don’t have detailed drawings + previews, your initial ideas about your dreamed home could be quite different. In other cases, your phone could constantly ring and you’ll be asked questions such as “How should this be done?”.
But what does the work project actually contains? What should we get from our designers?
1. Reflective ceiling plan.
– Drawing for the reflective ceiling (if any) with marked features.
– Drawing for lighting positions.
2. Electrical installation plan.
– Drawing for positioning of new or displaced sockets, power cords, and sockets.
3. Furnishing plan.
– Drawing up a detailed plan for furniture positioning.
4. Lighting plan for walls and ceilings.
– Develop a plan for the positioning of new lighting and switch outlets.
5. Plumbing scheme.
– Plan for the positioning or displacement of new hot and cold water and sewage.
6. Heating and air conditioning plan.
– Drawings for radiators (if there are none already), air conditioners, convectors, and adding them as part of the interior.
7. Aspiration plan.
– Preparation of an option for aspiration of the kitchen and the room and their positioning as part of the interior.
8. Floor plan.
– Proposal for floorings, samples, and catalogs for the various premises.
– Proposal for tiles for the sanitary facilities. Selection of a single series to design the premises.
9.Proposal for color palettes for the walls.
– A review of specific color swatches from catalogs and advice on the selection.
– Preparation of guidelines for the treatment of each wall with the specified color.
10. Interior wall elevations.
– Receive a complete drawing with all of the installations over the project – lighting, switches and sockets, plumbing, furniture, and more.
11. Design of the furniture.
– Selection of existing products from shops and/or preparing drawings of furniture for production.
– Preparation of furniture details and schemes.
Given that you will hire technicians, workers, and third-party companies to create your concept, it is a good idea to have the drawings. All these subdivisions are part of the interior design and the lack of some, in case of changes in the current state of the site, would raise additional questions and possible issues. That is why we at Architectural Studio Indorio carefully design every detail of your project.