A commercial designer is a professional that puts in an effort that will ensure the health and safety of the occupants of space. Sometimes, they are referred to as contract designers. He or she contributes in all the phases of a project.
This is to ensure that the outcome will make their client happy with the work. They, therefore, work towards exceeding their expectations. The designer could also put the project team together like the architect, decorators, the general contractor and consultants for commercial offices I.D. projects like lighting and acoustics. All these people cooperate so as to make the outcome good.
Some of the services offered by an interior designer include:
Defining the scope
This includes activities like planning and designing. This is further subdivided into various categories. The initial stage is very crucial to the whole project. At this stage, the designer conducts feasibility studies; they also do space planning. Moreover, they come up with a budget analysis of the whole project. They also finish up with specifications. These specifications include furniture and art.
This entails bringing the entire project team together and gaining insight into some factors that include;
- The equipment and technology that will be used
- The lifespan of the project
- The workflow
- The plan that will be used or rather the strategies that will be used to come up with a final project that is of good quality.
This is incorporating the insight gained in programming with design to come up with the design solutions. It is conveyed through the following ways:
- Sketched drawings, detailed drawings, proposed space drawings among others.
- Getting material samples
- Making a budget
- Product cut sheets
In this phase, the concepts that were approved in the schematic phase are refined. The specifications of say art and furniture among others are concluded.
Construction and documentation
Here, the whole team comes together again, and they work together each saying what they are bringing to the table. The purpose of this stage is to ensure that all aspects of the project are well documented.
It is the final stage, and it ensures that the project is as was planned and documented. This stage includes activities like,
- Inspection of how the project is carrying on every while
- Reviewing what was submitted
- Giving a go ahead of payment
It is advisable to achieve maximum results of the place one wants to occupy, a commercial designer should be hired. It could be a bit costly but is worth it.