What Do Interior Designers Do?
Create Designs from Ideas. Renowned Designers work with their clients to develop the design concept, including style, mood, color and functional specifications for the project. Our designers use a combination of computer generated 3D Renderings and images with product samples to help owners crystalize their vision.
Generate Design Plans. The next step is for Renowned's Designers to turn that vision into a permit-ready plan. We will recommend specific layouts for a new kitchen or bathroom, map out where furniture and accessories will be in the room. Renowned designers can provide detailed 3D drawings of plans, or we can work with an owner's architect or engineer's drawings.
Estimate and establish a realistic budget and use BuilderTrend, our project management app, to help the client stick with it. If change-orders are required, we document everything in the app, and the owner must use the app to approve them.
Select products, finishes, and materials for the remodeling project. Which can include recommending paint colors, choosing wood for floors, tiles for walls, suggesting custom cabinet accessories (Safety-Susans or docking drawers). Our designers do more than selecting ready-made products and materials from retailers. Renowned's designers work with Cambria for Quartz, Hunter-Douglas for window treatments, our custom cabinet factory for vanities, furniture pieces, and kitchens for our clients. These manufacturers work only with the trade (not directly with homeowners), so our designers can select fabrics and custom detailing that make these pieces unique for every client.
Communications and Project Management
Renowned's Designers are involved in coordinating with the other team members on the project, pros such as architects, HOA property managers, sub-contractors, submitting plans to procure permits, monitoring and documenting the project through the BuilderTrend app to ensure that the right products and materials are delivered on time, installed as required to meet code and qualify for warranties.
Start with a design consultation. Renowned's Designers can work on an hourly basis on a specific scope of work, like color consultations or help with planning. We might ways to take a room to the next level that owners can't. This type of design consultation tends to be more costly than a limited service such as a color selection, since you get a wider range of our designer’s expertise.
If you hire Renowned your remodeling project the design services can be included. Meeting with a Renowned designer for a design a consultation could be a smart way to get started.