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How a consultation with an interior designer should happen.

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You’re looking for an interior designer to transform your house into your dream home, but it can be a little daunting when confronted with all the different options. Designers of every level of expertise can offer their services without any regulation, so it can be tough to know exactly what you’re paying for.

The consultation process is vital to achieving a final design that you’ll love, yet too many designers shortcut this process or just eliminate it altogether. When deciding on which interior designer to use, look into the consultation process and see how much input you’re able to have into your own design.

Mal Corboy believes that an award-winning design begins with extensive knowledge from you. That’s why he offers a complete consultation process for your design project, involving these key steps:

Step 1: Initial consultation

In this initial, totally free, one-hour consultation, you’ll meet with award-winning interior designer Mal Corboy to learn more about the design process. You’ll explain the brief and share some of your ideas, and he’ll outline how the process works and explain the contract.

Step 2: Design consultation

Once you’ve signed the contract, the fun begins. During the design consultation process, Mal takes your ideas and starts to create your dream design. This is also the stage where a site measure is made to determine exact dimensions.

During this design stage, you’ll be asked for your input on every aspect of the design, from kitchen benchtops, fixtures and fittings, to soft furnishings. Bring along images of ideas and interiors and Mal can find ways to tie everything together.

Step 3: Initial concept

Mal will present you with an initial concept for your design, and you’ll be able to give your feedback and suggest changes. You’ll also be able to see and feel samples of colours, door finishes, fabrics, and flooring choices.

Step 4: Costing and drawings

During this stage, you’ll be able to see the final production drawings before work begins, and receive a breakdown of costs. If you’re running over-budget, Mal may be able to source alternatives.

Step 5: Installation

Mal oversees the entire process, and will keep you informed every step of the way. Pre-approved contractors and manufacturers ensure the work meets Mal’s exacting standards.

Step 6: Final sign off

Once work is complete, you’ll be able to walk-through your new space with Mal, discuss every detail and ensure the entire finish is exactly to your satisfaction.

This thorough consultation process ensures you receive a final design that works for your home and lifestyle, and that it’s completed to an exceptional standard. Mal Corboy has honed this design process over years to ensure his clients get only the best – so when choosing an Auckland interior designer, think about what process will result in the best finish.

It’s vital you choose the right designer to create the interior you really want. Let critically-acclaimed interior designer Mal Corboy show you how he can transform your home. Contact Mal for a no-obligation consultation today.

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