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1.Knowing the user or the client needs
Interior designers work with clients to discuss their vision for an interior space. They meet with their client to examine the space and understand the client’s preferences and budget constraints.A good interior designer will invade user’s personal spaces trying to figure out not only what the user think to want but also what the user’s do need.They negotiate the clients ideas and merge them into harmony.
The first step, known as programming, is to determine the client’s needs and wishes.For example, the designer might inquire about a family’s cooking habits if the family is remodeling a kitchen or ask about a store or restaurant’s target customer to pick an appropriate motif. The designer also will visit the space to take inventory of existing furniture and equipment and identify positive attributes of the space and potential problems.
Clients range from homeowners to large corporations. The spaces and rooms interior designers create are equally varied, ranging from simple indoor and outdoor home environments to hotel lobbies and lavish mansions. No matter the size, every interior designer works to create spaces that are attractive yet functional. Spaces must also be safe while meeting the specific needs of the client.

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Light coloured walls and ceiling helps in reflecting more light and than the dark coloured ones. Using mirrors makes a small room look big and brighter. Keeping small planters in the room purfies the air and also is pleasing to the eyes.

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2.Formulation of plan and design
An interior designer creates a design plan, often using computer-aided design (CAD) software which provides more detail and easier corrections than sketches made by hand.

This plan is usually developed in conjunction with the client, who is shown drawings and product samples for approval. After a rough design is agreed upon, the designer estimates the costs and specifications are drawn for the required furniture, flooring, artwork, and lighting. A project timeline is also created at this point.

Upon completing the design plan, the designer will present it to the client and make revisions based on the client’s input.

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3.Design finalization and specifications
When the design concept is finalized, the designer will begin specifying the materials, finishes, and furnishings required, such as furniture, lighting, flooring, wall covering, and artwork. Depending on the complexity of the project, the designer also might submit drawings for approval by a construction inspector to ensure that the design meets building codes.

If a project requires structural work, the designer works with an architect or engineer for that part of the project. Most designs also require the hiring of contractors to do technical work, such as lighting, plumbing, and electrical wiring. Often designers choose contractors and write work contracts.

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4.Ensuring that the work is completed on time and on budget
Finally, the designer develops a timeline for the project, coordinates contractor work schedules, and makes sure work is completed on time and costs are kept within budget. The designer oversees the installation of the design elements, and after the project is complete, the designer, together with the client, pay follow-up visits to the building site to ensure that the client is satisfied. If the client is not satisfied, the designer makes corrections.

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