If you are planning a new build, home renovation or an extension, you might consider contacting an interior architect. Most people turn to a traditional architect to help design their new project; but an interior architect offers a different perspective. He or she focuses on how you intend to live and use the new space before creating the design. If you think we can help, you can read more on our home design services page.
Interior architecture emerged from the extended range of skills required of interior designers. Many of our clients want an open-plan kitchen-diner which usually involves knocking down walls, extending the home, or remodelling in some way. This goes beyond the traditional view of “interior decoration” and steps into structural design and space creation. And so the interior architect was born. Our 3D visuals help our clients to visualise the space and understand how it will work for them. You can read more on our 3D home design page.
Interior architects need to consider everything about a home renovation. They work with clients to see how they will use the space, whilst at the same time creating a stylish aesthetic. This requires intelligent design of each room, covering all its practical needs as well as floor and wall finishes, furnishings and fittings.
Interior architects engage specialist support from a structural engineer where structural changes are required. If specific building control requirements are to be approved, they may consult a traditional architect; but everything is managed for you. In our case, we obtain planning consent, run competitive tenders for the work and manage contractors delivering the renovation. We also supply and fit kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, home entertainment and soft furnishings to complete the overall design. You can read more on our interior design services page.
Importantly, a good interior architect will make sure that the design meets the budget. We’ve seen too many instances where professionals have designed unaffordable projects. It is critical that they listen to you; they need to create a design that fits within your budget. We validate our design options against funds available to ensure that the finished project remains affordable.
You will find an interior architect’s approach to home design fresh and appealing. Traditional practices will design an extension, or remodel your home, for you to live in. An interior architect will start with your needs and design the space around it.
If you think we can help, you can read more about our home renovation services.
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