PROPERTY STYLING, INTERIOR DESIGN, RELOCATIONS and RENOVATIONS
WHEN TO HIRE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER
I have been in the Interior design business for many years and numerous clients have initiated design services with me when they are on the last leg of a renovation or new build. They explain that they thought they could do it on their own until well into the process, when they see multiple things going wrong, they can’t agree with their partner or family and they feel overwhelmed with ‘issues’. Suddenly, once they have made most of their decisions and the house is framed, plumbed and dry-walled, they approach me to try to rescue the design.
It is at that point that I feel disappointed for them because had they even spent a few hours with an interior designer at the beginning of the process, we could have made a huge difference to the outcome of the project. I will always do my best to solve the issues presented to me, but a little voice inside of me says, ‘If I could just have seen these plans earlier, this space could have been much more functional, much more beautiful and I could have saved this client money!’
So why didn’t they hire a designer at the beginning of the project? Many people think that hiring a designer will be too expensive, will go over budget, or the designer will not follow the client’s vision. This is not true with Metamorphic!
Great spaces do not happen by chance. Interior designers have extensive training that accompanies their design studies. We have a degree that combines art of interior design and the science of understanding peoples’ lifestyles and work culture to create functional, outstanding spaces that enhance the client’s quality of life. We follow a systematic approach that includes research, analysis and a wealth of knowledge that goes into the creative process.
WHAT DOES METAMORPHIC INTERIOR DESIGN DO FOR A CLIENT?
WE SAVE YOU MONEY
Having a strong plan at the onset saves confusion during the project. Detailed planning reduces mistakes and that saves you money. We know where to put the most bang for your buck and where less costly materials may be used. We know the pros and cons of different materials that you may be considering. Our expertise can prevent expensive mistakes. We also have knowledge of the newest materials, techniques which can make your space stand out from the crowd.
WE SAVE YOU TIME
We know the sources to go to for everything related to your project. You won’t have to spend your time researching products, brands, and prices. We create detailed plans and finished schedules which can immediately and accurately be costed by your builder. That way, any changes or cost reductions can happen before you start the project.
WE WILL DEFINE AND ENHANCE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
We will pinpoint your lifestyle, work culture and values. Our suggestions will assimilate your personal style and needs into the concept, so your space will reflect your family or your business. You provide the direction and with our expertise, we will guide you to the creation of that dream. We are not there to create a monument to our own particular style.
WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH KNOWLEDGE
As interior designers, we understand the principals of scale, proportion, space, line, balance, mass, rhythm, texture and the theory of colour. Our expertise includes space planning, construction drawings, cabinetry, furniture selections, lighting, electrical and plumbing placement. A designer will make the most of available space and find solutions that work for challenging areas. We are problem solvers! We also will provide the knowledge to adhere to government building codes, regulatory requirements, and construction standards. We have the education and experience necessary to design, coordinate and manage the construction of projects. We also coordinate with other trades, suppliers and other licenced professionals to ensure the on-time and on-budget completion of a project.
WE WILL BE YOUR GUIDE THROUGH THE DESIGN PROCESS
There is a process to building and if some the steps are missed, the result can be catastrophic. We can explain the process and anticipate the next steps. We know the right questions to ask in order to develop the best design concept for your lifestyle and budget. We will also help edit selections for you in order to keep the project on course and on budget. Designers ensure that the process and number of choices do not become overwhelming.
Designers know the best tradespeople and can refer you to reputable resources and suppliers that will allow you to feel confident that your job is getting done properly.
WE INCREASE HOME VALUE!
A great design will increase the value of your home and expedite a sale when you are ready to sell.
WE GIVE YOUR HOME A ‘Wow’ FACTOR
Designers look at a space with a professional approach, usually in a way that the client has not considered. This will give your home that extra something that creates that ‘wow’ effect.