Claudia’s projects are broken down into four stages. The requirements for each of the stages are discussed during a client’s initial consultation meeting with Claudia. Claudia then uses these requirements to provide detailed fees for the project. A detailed fee proposal will be prepared on the basis of the exact details of the design project.
Stage One: Preliminary Design
Once the brief is agreed, Claudia will develop a conceptual design for the space. This will include architectural, as well decorative changes and ideas. Through ongoing discussion and feedback, depending on the scale of the project, a design scheme will be developed. Claudia uses mood boards and other visual references to present her ideas. This scheme is likely to include:
- Spatial planning, floor plans and furniture layouts
- Furniture and lighting suggestions
- Colour and fabric palettes
- Other architectural or decorative changes, as applicable
- Provisional budget costs
Stage Two: Detailed Design (Including Building Specifications)
Once a client has signed off the preliminary design, Claudia will move on to the detailed design stage. During this stage every element of the design is defined and specified in great detail, taking into consideration all proportions and scales.
Through a process of presentations and discussions, all materials, colours, fabrics, furniture, lighting, structural and decorative changes are specified and planned. The documents produced during this stage detail all the works required, so contractors can use them for quotation purposes.
Clients may choose to conclude the engagement after this stage if they wish to manage, source and co-ordinate projects themselves.
Stage Three: Procurement
Once a client has signed off the detailed design and agreed that the scope of engagement should cover procurement, Claudia Interiors will begin to work out a detailed cost plan. This will include quantities, ready for ordering.
In this stage, each element of the design is costed and comparative quotes for works will be obtained from Claudia Interiors’ trusted specialist trades contacts.
Depending on the level and scope of complexity of the project, this phase may involve architects and quality surveyors, and the building project may go out for tender.
To give clients the best value, Claudia will supply all services and goods purchased during this stage at trade prices and charge either a percentage or hourly fee for her co-ordination services, which are vital to ensuring the desired quality and timing of client projects.
Stage Four: Project Realisation
Depending on the scope of works, Claudia either alone or as part of a team, will be involved in the supervision and implementation of the overall project and programme of works.
Timing, scheduling, co-ordination, quality control, site meetings and snagging can be quickly and efficiently carried out if Claudia is involved in the project from start to finish.
Contact Claudia Interiors today to find out more and to book an initial interior design consultation.