Asking the right questions upfront, before you start a fresh house design, can save you thousands of dollars, a truck ton of time and a lot of mental energy.
That is why we are sharing our list of five essential questions that every Brisbane homeowner should ask a building designer before engaging their design services. Whether you are planning a major renovation, major house raise or simply looking to update a few rooms in your home, choosing the right designer is crucial to the success of your project and your hip pocket.
The 5 critical question to ask:
- What is your design process and how will you involve me in it? It’s important to understand how the designer will work with you to ensure that your vision and needs are incorporated into the design.
- What is your experience and qualifications? Look for a designer who has the necessary education and experience to handle your project (as well as great reviews online).
- Can you provide references or examples of your previous work? It’s helpful to see examples of a designer’s previous projects to get a sense of their style and capabilities.
- How do you handle changes or modifications to the design during the process? It’s important to understand how the designer will handle changes or modifications to the design, as well as any associated costs.
- What is your fee structure and what services are included in the design process? Make sure to discuss the designer’s fee structure and what services are included in their design process, such as site visits, meetings, and drafting, so that you have a clear understanding of what you can expect.
We hope that you found the information and ideas we shared to be helpful and inspiring. If you have any questions or would like to share your own experiences, please feel free to reach out to the Designer Planning team. We love hearing from our readers and are always happy to help in any way we can.