proffessional interior designer, interior renovator, the best interior constructorWhen a company decides to renovate, a fresh new design is usually one of the major factors driving the change. But a new office design has to be constructed with more than a makeover in mind…
A new layout, break room, kitchen, or a conference room can change the structural elements in a building. These changes can cause problems or delays if the interior design doesn’t take the existing structure of the office into consideration. That’s why it’s important to hire a professional interior designer— especially one who has experience in commercial or corporate office renovations.
What Does an Interior Designer Do?
An interior designer is a lot different than an interior decorator. In addition to creating a beautiful design, they focus on the functionality of the space, the intended uses for the space, and the impact the design will have on the well-being of the occupants.
An experienced and qualified interior designer will:
- Meet with a client to identify their needs and goals for the renovation
- Create designs that are aesthetically pleasing, functional, practical, and designed to code and building standards
- Work with engineers to confirm that the design complies with load-bearing capacities, electrical, plumbing, etc.
- Remain in contact with the construction project manager to ensure the project runs smoothly and according to design (they should also be available if changes to the design need to be made)
Carefully Constructed Designs = Problem-Free Construction
If your designer plans the office layout properly, then they can prevent major issues from occurring during the construction stages of your project.
Imagine if a new office kitchen was placed in an area where plumbing is an issue. Mistakes like this cost money, disrupt contractor work, and delay the construction project management schedule. An experienced interior designer will catch those oversights before they finalize the designs.
Important Note: Spend a bit of time hiring a qualified interior designer at the start and save yourself the risk of lengthy construction complications later on.
February 14th, 2014 Posted by John Schrempf