If you are planning a new build, home renovation or an extension, you’ll find valuable support from an interior architect. Most people turn to a traditional architect to help with their building project; an interior architect offers a different perspective. He or she looks carefully at your brief and understands how you intend to live and to use the new space before creating the design.
Interior architecture emerged from the extended range of skills required of interior designers. Many of our clients, for instance, seek an open-plan kitchen-diner which usually involves knocking down walls and extending the home in some way. We need a technical understanding of the consequences and requirements of these changes. This goes beyond the traditional view of “interior design”. Professionals now view finishes and furnishings more as “interior decoration” to distinguish between the services offered.
Interior architects therefore need to account for everything associated with a home renovation; to understand how clients will use the space physically and functionally, as well as their aesthetic wishes. This requires intelligent design of each room, along with heating, lighting, and location of sockets. The floor and wall finishes, kitchens, bathroom suites and associated furniture and furnishings are also specified; and all within the budget.
You can see that interior architects cover everything; if they need specialist support from a traditional architect on building control matters, or from a structural engineer to design a beam, they will manage that for you.
Our reference to the budget is important. Over the past 12 years, we’ve seen too many instances where professionals have paid insufficient attention to the funds available. Why pay someone to design something you can’t afford? We validate our designs against their respective budgets, to ensure that the finished project remains affordable.
You will find an interior architect’s fresh approach to home design 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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