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8 things developers should know about interior design


Are you getting the most out of your properties? One of the most effective ways to do this is by creating an interior design scheme that appeals perfectly to the target market. Traditionally an architect builds the interior framework of a new construction, and an interior designer would fit and furnish it.

So, why do things differently? Getting an interior designer involved at the early stage of a build can help get the most effective outcome.

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1.LUXURY MEANS LUXURY

Expectations are at an all-time high. What clients / buyers expect goes beyond something just being visually appealing. There needs to be consideration to how every element of a design can be elevated for it to be considered ‘Luxury’ and achieve a premium price. 

2. INVOLVE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER FROM THE OUTSET OF THE BUILD NOT PART WAY THROUGH

This means the scheme will have an expert interior eye at every stage, considering spatial planning, offering creative solutions for storage, and delivering the overall concept with your target buyer in mind.  

3.TRUST THE PROCESS

Usually elevating plans means pushing boundaries outside to what you may be used to doing. But this is what it takes to achieve a strong concept that includes the point of difference that clients look for. 

4.DESIGN CONTRIBUTES TO A RECOGNISABLE BRAND 

A recognisable portfolio will create consistency for future projects and you can become known for ambitious projects that stand out from the norm for quality and elevated vision. 

5.SPACE PLANNING SHOULDN’T JUST BE ABOUT WHAT IS EASIEST TO BUILD

Space should be maximised, and the design should consider how each space will be used. By doing so, this can substantially increase the saleable square footage of a development and add further value to the project.

6.BUYERS WANT UNIQUE NOT BLAND

A ‘blank canvas’ is a nice idea but doesn’t stand out. Stylish, timeless, and turnkey interior spaces are what buyers fall in love with. Finding a balance between neutral and stand out is part of the design process. Tasteful accents, bespoke storage and tailored kitchen and bathroom designs do make all the difference and are noticed.  Where property is sold off-plan, interior design packages can be offered to buyers as an extra luxury perk!

7.CHOOSE GOOD DESIGN OVER COST

Don’t comprise. I have experience in where money is better spent and where money can be saved, for example first impressions are everything and entrances can often get overlooked alongside kitchens and principal bedrooms / bathrooms, invest in these areas to create impact.  

8.THINK BEYOND COMMERCIAL VALUE

Whilst developments are ultimately about delivering commercial value, remember you are creating a home.  Good design sits at the heart of this, giving new life to buildings, enhancing the local area, improving the quality of life and creating a legacy for future generations.

So, how can I help?

I look at an interior space for how it will be used, evaluating the design and reconfiguring the space if needed. I then develop the design specification including everything from fixed lighting, kitchen and bathroom design, materials, decoration, and flooring. 

I play a trusted, fundamental role in advising how to achieve the end objective whilst ensuring the very best return on investment by creating an attention-grabbing design scheme to drive interest in your early marketing.  I work with your team to ensure the design scheme is implemented correctly, providing support and managing the procurement of products. 

Want to know more? lets chat, I work locally and remotely with several like minded developers who are looking to elevate their portfolio.   

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