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The Design Guy's Interior Design:

 

 

We offer all services necessary to design and furnish the interior of your structure.
Programming:

Like architectural programming, Interior Design programming entails the gathering of information before the design process can engage. If these services are being provided as a continuation of a Design Guy architectural commission, then much of this programming will have been completed. However, similar principles apply as to the level of data required to adequately begin the interior design phase. Design preferences for color, materials, fixtures, period of style, etc. are determined during this phase if only in written outline form.

Perhaps the most important information established prior to engaging in interior design services is the outline of a project budget. Additionally, this phase involves the development of a full inventory listing of all furnishings, artwork, appliances, and any other pre-existing items anticipated by the client to make the move into the new project.


Schematic Design:

After the Design Guy team reviews the client’s concepts in relation to the overall feeling or style for the residence, preliminary input can begin to establish a cohesive design from interior to exterior elements, as well as ideas for interior finishes and fixtures. Furniture plans and product samples will also be developed during this phase of work.


Design Development:

In this phase, the preliminary development and selection of finishes for “fixed” items such as floors, walls, ceilings, fireplaces, cabinetry, countertops, backsplashes, etc. will be developed and presented to client for review and approval. The product of this phase consists of plans and specifications addressing the selection of all flooring material, casework (or cabinetry), fireplace mantels and surrounds, all plumbing fixtures, doors, door hardware, and decorative lighting.

The Design Guy team provides material samples and product cut sheets of fixtures, materials, and finishes to be approved by the client before ordering can begin. Further, a comprehensive “Project Binder” consisting of specifications for the approved architectural fixtures, materials, and finishes will be provided for the owner’s records and safekeeping.


Furniture Procurement:

The Design Guy team not only provides selection of furniture, antiques, artwork and fixtures, we can also provide a coordinated effort in procuring them, insuring them, and arranging deliveries.



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