In my last article, I expressed praise, as well as caution for all you DIYers out there. For those of you who are computer savvy, and also knowledgeable on how the design and renovation …
In my last article, I expressed praise, as well as caution for all you DIYers out there. For those of you who are computer savvy, and also knowledgeable on how the design and renovation businesses have changed over the past few years, you have a leg up on not only completing a design project but getting through it unscathed.
What do I mean by that, you might ask. Well, if you can move effortlessly through the maze of choices, contracts, orders and follow-ups, then you will most likely complete your project unscathed. But if you are the least bit unsure of the best way forward, it may be better to do some research on the subject, and even best to consult with a professional.
Just the term “professional” can cause palpitations. It can often mean dealing with someone who is hard to get a hold of, opinionated, noncommunicative,
or frankly just not on the same wavelength when it comes to subjective ideas like design. So, here are some recommendations you can use, as you consider hiring someone to help you with a design or architecture project.
The architecture profession is fairly succinct in how the professional is compensated. The design profession is less so. In the coming weeks, we will delve into the services offered within an interior design project, and talk about exactly what those services are, and the fees associated with them.
In the meantime, if you are considering an interior architecture or design project, think about the list above, and how it can work best for you!
Patricia Marian Cove is Principal of Architectural Interiors and Design in Chestnut Hill and can be reached through her web site: www.patriciacove.com