Below are helpful quick guides in choosing the right interior design company:
1. Ask for referrals
Ask your family and friends who has worked before with an interior design company. Ask the following questions:
-Is it easy to communicate with the interior design company? Is it easy to reach them via mobile or email if you have urgent questions? Are they friendly? Remember, interior design is a very personal matter. Your interior design company should be able to know what you really want and the only way they can do this is if they build a rapport with you.
-Can they do the job quickly yet efficiently?
-Do they take into account your suggestions for the interior design? Do they involve you in the creative process?
-Were they able to translate the pegs they presented to you as well?
2. Do research
After you get your referrals, make sure to do research. It is better if the interior design company has a website. If they have a website, you can look up their portfolio and gauge from there if you like their finished product. Look up also on the company history. It is better if they have been doing this job for a long time. Check also for reviews from old clients.
3. Make sure they are registered
Everyone can do designing. But a Registered Interior Designer will provide you assurance the he truly knows what he is doing. Being registered means that your interior designer is serious about the job that he took time and effort to get certifications and pass exams. When choosing your interior design company, make sure their roster of interior designers are registered.
Registered interior designers should know how to cover issues such as space planning, lighting, state and local building codes, flame-spread ratings, and smoke, toxicity, and fire-rating classifications and materials, among others.