HOW TO DESIGN MY HOME INTERIOR?
Looking forward to getting your dream home’s interiors done? How to make your home look beautiful while reflecting your own sense of panache? How to design home interior? Whom to hire? & Having difficulty deciding from where to begin?
We know that there are a lot of homeowners out there who would love a designer look, and want it hassle-free. To help you make your dream home a reality, many homeowners seek out designers, for the assurance of quality and maximum comfort, and the systematic way to proceed with the project. We are confident this knowledge on how a designer will design your home interior can make that clear.
With a little planning, and by trusting the steps used by professional interior designers, you will end up with a luxuriously designed home.
Let us take a closer look at how an interior designer will work step by step in detail, and how this all will facilitate you.
- INTERIORS ARE TO DESIGN AN INDIVIDUAL’S SPACE GOVERNING HIS CHARACTER.
To reach the finish line, you first must know where you are going.
Interiors! Where we spend most of our time, where we feel comfortable with something that we want to be customized for ourselves. The interiors of a house are a clear depiction of the occupant’s mindset! As one will be comfortable in an environment that is designed according to their personality and character.
We can say that Interiors are alive and they have been changing our lives ever since, directly. Every interior is uniquely different in its way because it is governed by the occupant’s character or vice versa. All individual’s likings are unique which is directly affected by his character & lifestyle, and so do the interiors that they would love to live in comfortably!
And that’s where designers come into play. The only job of a designer is, to deliver- excellence, a true illustration of an individual’s character and comfort in an accordingly designed enclosed environment. From the very beginning, our society is lacking something in their lifestyle, something which has always been fulfilled by an ever-evolving environment, i.e., interior design. As time passes, it becomes history, and by learning through history we have been constantly learning and sculpting our future accordingly.
Different people have different opinions about what is beautiful and what is not. This is because beauty is subjective.
When choosing a theme, it is important to consider the nature of work for different types of interiors according to relativity. For example, a hospital interior is designed keeping in mind the functionality and the need for hygiene. On the other hand, an interior for a home is designed keeping in mind the comfort of the people who live there.
In addition, colors play a very important role in interior design. Colors in themes are chosen according to the age group of the people who will be using the space. For example, brighter colors are used for children’s spaces as they are known to stimulate the mind. Softer colors are used for adults as they are known to be calming.
Interiors are grounded on the inhabitants, their likes- dislikes, taste, character, etc. That is where themes are presented in design. All design types carry different meanings. Themes are everything when it comes to designing a space.
The God factor! The only reason which decides the outcome is the budget always depends on the client. No matter what the theme or size is, it is never manipulated by these factors. One way to do so is by managing the budget & coming up with better & effective plans to do so, it’s a commodity for which and the developer is responsible. Budget can always be controlled to some extent, by doing market surveys, hiring professionals, efficient designing, etc. the process of budget finalization is, first the budget is decided by the client and the quotation is prepared by the designing team and then all the services and options are opted based on the final quotation.
Once you have created your 3D representation, you can start creating a budget for your dream home. This budget should include the cost of materials, labor, and other expenses associated with building the home. It should also include a timeline for when the project will be completed.
Creating a budget for your dream home is an important step in the home-building process. It helps you stay on track and ensures that you are not spending more than you can afford. It also helps you determine which features you can include in your dream home and which you need to sacrifice.
- MOOD BOARDS VS ACTUAL EXISTING LAYOUT PLAN
After the budget is decided, the process begins! Starting with a few meetings with the client, to know their requirements and taste then comes the stage where brainstorming begins, and mood boards starts taking shape, mood boards are the best way to showcase and deliver the feel of the future design to the client on the initial level, as all the initials are presented in a systematic way to create a sense of reality on a 2D format so that the client can imagine and picturise his dream interiors and by this way, it becomes easier to create a balance of information between the client and the designer, as they’ll be able to edit the options on the very initial stage, that way all the major changes can be made on time so that time can be saved in the future.
Creating mood boards for your dream home is a great way to get a feel for the design you want. Mood boards are collections of images and color palettes that can help you get a better idea of the look and feel of the home you want to create.
You can create mood boards in a variety of ways. You can use online tools such as Pinterest and Houzz to create visual collections of images. You can also use physical boards to create collections of images, fabrics, and other elements. Mood boards are a great way to get a better understanding of the look and feel of your dream home.
Then start the important task, analysis of the site! This must be carried out in detail, so that process of 3D modeling and planning could be executed precisely and easily. Mood boards help depict the vibe or the ambiance of specific spaces.
Mood boards always come in handy and that is a good method to give a demonstration to the client, and its where the initial beauty of the future project can be visualized and felt, by the client. And when the mood boards are passed by the clients then the designing process begins at different stages and on different levels. Because designing is a process where the client and the designer have to go back and through the entire process regularly until the project’s completion, small procedures like mood boards turn out to be very helpful, in terms of time and money.
- SITE IMAGES (SITE ANALYSIS)
Before you start building your dream home, you need to analyze the site. You need to consider factors such as the size of the property, the climate, and the terrain. You also need to make sure the site is suitable for the type of home you want to build.
You should also consider the cost of utilities, such as electricity, water, and sewage. You should also think about the location of the home, as this can have an impact on the cost of living in the area. Finally, you should consider how the home will fit into the existing landscape.
Site Analysis is very important in the designing process, it is usually done before the team starts working on the project, that’s because, first the designing team analysis the space they’re going to work on so that they’ll be able to know and collect every detail about the site, such as- Orientation, sizes, heights, etc. and some simple ways are followed to analyze the site, and some of the very crucial ways are, measuring, taking pictures, 3D scanning, visual analysis, etc.
All these methods combined help collect precise data, on which the design team can rely and work. And one of the best ways to introduce the entire team to the site is via using pictures because it is the simplest way through which one can understand the actual condition of the site and can visualize the site in their head which makes it easier for the designer to decide and plan the necessary steps to be taken, due to this the team can access the data later, whenever they want wherever they want. As high-definition photographs of the work area (site) give realistic information, and because of that it is easy for the team to sit back in the office and work, instead of visiting the site repeatedly for the minutest details, which is not an efficient a way to go with and directly affects the flow of work. This process hardly takes any time but helps save a huge amount of time, and due to this, the design process goes on smoothly with great efficiency and precision.
- 3D REPRESENTATIONS (REALISTIC VIEWS V/S BUDGET)
The designing stage comprises some steps, i.e., site analysis, planning, 3D modeling, etc. All of these come into play at different stages of the design process, and each of these carries a certain significance with them. With time new concepts of presentation have been introduced in the market, through which the communication between designers and clients or workers has become very easy and effective.
When it comes to budget, there is no getting around it: If you will exhaust on a surprisingly expensive chair, you’ll have less money available for the rest of the home. “You want to make sure you’re being tactical about how you spend your money,” said Mr. Ford, he noted, but in order to pay for it you have to be considerate about where else you can save.
One of the best ways a designer can present his design to the client is via visuals and graphics, but the game has been upgraded to 3D representations! Nowadays computer-based applications are used for creating 3D models of the design, by using elements and textures which are designed to give a real-life feel and visual to the clients. 3D representations are beneficial because, in this format, the designer has to explain less to the viewer about the design. After all, the availability of high-end modeling applications has made the 3D modeling part possible, and it is so realistic that the design speaks for itself! and the client is now free not to use his imagination because all the details are thoroughly visible.
Budget can also be planned by this method of 3D representation, as it will provide the actual view of how the design is going to look, and that way one can easily visualize how much it’s going to cost if they’re choosing something. And the design can be changed based on the budget and going back and through at this level helps decide the perfect options which meet the budget requirements.
An added benefit of using 3D representations is that the client can feel the vibe of the design and can imagine himself or the occupants relative to the design up to some extent, due to which now it’s possible for the clients to understand the relativity, functionality, and practicality of every element of design that has been incorporated into the design. and one major feature of 3D representations is that if there are any changes in the design, they are taken care of and corrected during the 3D modeling phase, and if there is something that the client wants to change in the design, then the client can directly point it out, that way the communication gap between the client and the designer is prevented from happening.
That is my “manifesto” on how to design a space. I hope you got some helpful tips that you will be encouraged to try to discuss and benefit your designer with your own home design.
It is a lot of effort to design space but it’s also a lot exciting, and the end result is worth every penny! There is nothing better than coming home to a place you love.
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