With the example of an open-plan apartment in the Mayak Minska residential complex, we will illustrate how the GoodProject studio develops the interior design project. Creating an interior design involves the following steps:
1. Conceptual development.
1.1. Meeting the client, making the budget estimate, signing the contract.
1.2. Taking the measurements, photos, gathering information on the client’s needs (interviewing, questionnaires).
1.3. Creating three preliminary concept layouts, consulting with the client, making the final concept plan.
2. 3D visualization.
2.1. Analyzing references.
2.2. Creating 3D visualizations, consulting with the client, making the final adjustments.
3. Construction documentation.
3.1. Making FF&E specifications and finishes schedules, consulting.
3.2. Making construction documents for contractors, approval.
3.3. Delivering the project, signing the final contract.
4. Making a budget proposal for basic FF&E specifications and schedules.
5. Construction project supervision.
Before starting the designing process, we estimate costs according to the area of the object. We gather information on your specific needs and preferred style and answer all the questions. Also, you can estimate costs yourself using the price calculator at the bottom of every Services page. After agreeing on the budget estimate, we prepare a contract.
All the measurements accord with the actual dimensions of the rooms. On layouts, we include ventilation and heating radiators, communications, etc. Then we take photos of the rooms. At the same time, we’re providing the questionnaires to collect information about the client: family members, hobbies, number of rooms, kitchen fixtures, bed sizes, preferred interior style, and more.
Based on the client’s requirements and wishes, we create three concept layouts with fixtures and furniture placement. We always try to make them as unlike as possible. It makes it easier for the client to see the pros and cons of each option.
All the concept projects should be viable, so it’s necessary to consider interior design standards and communications. Some options may require additional licensing, such as: changing the size of the wet rooms, rearranging the kitchen and living space, extending certain communications, etc.
After discussions with the client, we combine all the layouts into a final concept plan, which goes through the last alterations.
Creating a viable layout is a crucial step of the design process because the following steps (3D visualizations and construction documentation) solely rely on it. Making a correct layout during the conceptual development phase allows you to realize the potential of the environment. And vice versa, purely visual solutions will not fix the wrong design.
To define the visual palette, we do research based on clients’ wishes and references. During this phase, we work on details such as wall coverings, fabrics, color selection, textiles, lighting, etc.
We make enough interior visualizations to capture the room from multiple angles. This phase involves consulting with the client all the way through. The step provides two edits of 3D visualizations. The final 3D visualizations include switches and sockets, plumbing fixtures, and cover questions that may arise during the conceptual development phase. To see all 3D visualizations of this project, click here.
While the 3D visualizations are going through the final stages, we work on construction documents. At this stage, clients would visit showrooms with samples of the wall and floor finishes included in the project schedules: bathroom tiles, wall paint, furniture facades, etc.
We provide consulting on ceilings and electrical work, plumbing fixtures, tile layouts, and finishes. Some documents require side analysis and consulting: ventilation, smart home systems, home theater systems.
During the development of construction documentation, 3D visualizations can go through various changes.
Construction documentation includes:
1. Floor plan with dimensions / Demolition plan.
2. Construction plan.
3. Final concept layout / Furniture and fixtures plan with dimensions.
4. Doors schedule.
5. Floor finish plan / Ceiling plan.
6. Electrical plan: switches and sockets, lighting.
7. Floor heating plan (if necessary).
8. Bathroom elevation drawings and fixtures specs.
9. Interior elevation drawings with room finishes schedules.
Examples of drawings are shown below. You can view the full set here .
After delivering the project and signing the final contract, sellers listed in the project would make a commercial proposal.