When we think about interior design, we tend to imagine choosing matching throw pillows and obsessing over colour swatches. That’s a part of the process, of course, but more important, design brings together all aspects of a space. A huge part of that is the major features of a room.
Interior designers frequently make impressive installations, whether that’s installing a bespoke kitchen, building a freestanding wine rack as a focal point, busting down or building up walls, transforming staircases, and otherwise chopping and changing up the space.
If you’re going to do this kind of intense interior design, here are a few tips to help you get the best result.
1. Source the best team
If you’re going to be knocking out walls, building a kitchen, or doing anything else ambitious, it's vital you have an experienced, qualified team on your side. As well as your interior designer, you’ll need to manage a contractor, electricians, plumbers, specialist installers, painters, and other professionals. You’ll need to give everyone their instructions and make sure the whole process runs smoothly.
Luckily, if you have Mal Corboy on the case, he has already sourced his own experienced team of trusted professionals. Mal will take care of managing the installation process for you, and you can rest easy knowing the experts are on the case.
2. Timeframes can be tricky
With several different suppliers and contractors needing to work in, around, and on top of each other, delays are inevitable, even on the most well-managed installations.
Confirm delivery times when you order products, to ensure you line up the rest of your contractors to fit. Be tough on deadlines and timeframes with contractors, and stay on top of the schedule to make sure the installation runs as smoothly as possible. Or better yet, hire a designer like Mal Corboy to manage the installation, so he can keep the team working on a tight schedule and get you into your new space much sooner.
3. The finishing touches matter
When people walk into a space, they don’t immediately notice the furniture or the colour – they’re awed by the way the entire space comes together. If any area isn’t complete or something is out of place, it stands out like a sore thumb and ruins the entire impact.
Details matter. Choosing the right finishes, getting the perfect hardware to suit the cabinetry, matching shades between the walls and soft furnishings, sourcing the perfect light fitting … it all comes together to create a wonderful, comfortable space.
The phrase “don’t sweat the small stuff” never applies to interior design. Don’t skimp on the details, and make sure your interior designer doesn’t, either.
There are so many reasons to bring on board a designer to work with you from conception right through to installation. Let critically-acclaimed interior designer Mal Corboy show you how he can transform your home. Contact Mal for a no-obligation consultation today.