When do people need design studio services?
The first situation
When a person buys a villa or an apartment he usually gets empty space. The only decorations are the kitchen furniture and built-in wardrobes.
This space can’t be used for living or rental. It should be filled with furniture, art objects, textiles, and other items. The interior needs to be like a five-star hotel: beautiful and ergonomic.
It is not so easy to achieve this goal. There are always some limitations: the area and geometry of the rooms are fixed, sockets and switches are installed, and the finishing of the rooms is completed. It will affect the choice and arrangement of decor items: furniture, lighting other interior things.
The owner usually doesn’t have time or opportunity to create a design, solve technical issues, search for suppliers, and select decor items. He wants to solve the problem for a reasonable price and in a short period.
The second situation
The property owner realises that after the construction results often don’t meet the expectations: it is impossible to hang a chandelier, bedside tables don’t fit in the bedroom, and the sofa looks too massive and doesn’t match armchairs.
In this case, the owner has either to put up with interior imperfections or spend time and money on eliminating the flaws. To avoid this risk a prudent owner orders an interior design project before the start of construction or renovation works.
Design project for construction/renovation defines the planning solution, finishing materials, furniture arrangement, and a lighting plan. The design project contains even the schemes of how the parquet flooring, natural stone, or ceramic tiles should be laid. On 3D visualisations, a customer can see how the space will look after the project completion. Moreover, a customer controls the budget and project’s timeline as he gets the complete list of interior items and detailed cost estimation and he can order furniture and decoration items in advance.
As a result, the furniture will fit perfectly in the space and will match the whole interior. The power supply for chandeliers, sockets, and switches will be in their places and won’t affect the furniture and decor items arrangement.
The interior design will reflect the owner’s personality. For example, in one of our projects we built an interior around a collection of electric guitars. In another one, the client’s passion for aviation found its reflection in the room decor.
The third situation
An investor or a property owner wants to increase its value for sale or rental. The interior should be updated quickly and for a reasonable price. In this case, it makes sense to go for the Staging service in a design studio. A new cozy interior will attract more potential customers for apartment or villa. And the owner will be able to sell/rent it out at a higher price.
Once, only by using decor items and textiles, we increased the cost of an apartment in Palma de Mallorca by 20%. The decoration costs were about two thousand euros, and the project was completed within a month.
As a nice bonus, Elle Decor magazine published an article about this project on its website.