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Interior Design FAQ and Answers

Successful Projects Begin with Preparation

Still have questions about how to get started on your project? We want to help. At Hatch Interior Design we’ve complied the most common Interior Design FAQ and provided some answers.

Q: What should I look for when selecting an Interior Design firm?

A: Hiring a Registered Interior Designer is important. Refer to our blog post “How to Select an Interior Designer”.

Q: I would like multiple Interior Designers to submit proposals on my project? How do I write a request for proposal (RFP)?

A: Having an RFP is the best way to ensure all submitting Interior Design firms are pricing the same scope of work. Check out our blog post “How to Write an Interior Design RFP”.

Q: How should I go about hiring a Contractor or Builder for my project?

A: At the end of the day your design will only be as good as the Contractor that builds it. Take a peek at our blog post “How to Hire a Contractor”.

Q: How much will my interior design project cost?

A: That really is up to you; it all starts with some research and a realistic budget. Read our blog post “Top 5 Tips for a Successful Design Project Part 1: Budget”.

Q: How long will it take to design and build my project?

A: The earlier you can start, the better off you’ll be. Learn more in our blog post “Top 5 Tips for a Successful Design Project Part 2: Schedule”.

Q: I’m opening a new business or expanding to an additional location. Money is tight, so I want to do the work myself. Do you think that’s a good idea?

A: For so many reasons we highly recommend having an experienced Contractor build your project. Find out why in our blog post “Top 5 Tips for a Successful Design Project Part 3: Hire a General Contractor”.

Q: I’ve hired my design team, how can I make sure my project stays on track?

A: There is no better way to ensure your ideas, goals, and requirements will be met than to effectively communicate with your team for the entirety of your Interior Design project. Learn how to communicate with your design team in our blog post “Top 5 Tips for a Successful Design Project Part 4: Communication, Communication, Communication”.

Q: I really want my space to stand out and wow my clientele. What’s the best way to do this?

A: Hire an Interior Designer who really understands you, your business, and your target market. You’ve done that? Now, trust them. Just as you are an expert in your field, so are they when it comes to design. Find out why it’s so important to let go in our blog entry “Top 5 Tips for a Successful Design Project Part 5: Trust Your Interior Designer”.

Q: Is it really important to hire an Interior Designer for my commercial project?

A: The best way for your business to succeed is to be different. An Interior Designer can translate your company’s brand so it stands out for your target market the second they step foot in your commercial space. Take a gander at our blog post “Interior Design to Enforce and Strengthen Your Brand”.

Q: Is there a difference between an Interior Designer and a Decorator?

A: You bet. There’s also a difference between an Interior Designer and a Registered Interior Designer. It’s important to know the difference so you are able to hire the right person for your job. Find out more through our blog post “What Professional Interior Designers Really Do”.

Q: I require custom millwork for my project. How can I make sure to hire the right woodwork shop?

A: Because custom millwork is often very specific and detailed, this part of a commercial design project can easily go sideways. We have some helpful tips for you in our blog post “How To Plan a Successful Millwork Project”.

Q: Will my interior designer design my commercial kitchen? Specify my highly specialized commercial hardware? Design a complicated lighting system?

A: As much as we like to inform ourselves in all aspects of your project we are not experts in all areas. For the finer details of ensuring your space functions as you need it to, there is a good chance that bringing on an expert will pay off in the end. To find out more about specialty consultants check out our blog post “Specialty Consultants for your Commercial Project”.