Interior Design and Renovation Process

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Designing Your Dream Home

For Essence Designs, a unique opportunity gets underway every time we start a new project and start our Interior Design and Renovation Process. It is another blank canvas waiting to be transformed into an impressive showpiece. In creating the perfect space for you we define our approach as client-centric.

Client-centric means our interior design and renovation process is based on the desires, needs, and challenges our clients experience in their current space. Ensuring that each space we create is a true reflection of our client’s vision. Meeting your needs, and personality. We would like to walk you through our interior design and renovation process when working with clients, designing the perfect space that brings their dream interiors to reality.

Initial Consultation: Your Vision

  • The initial design consultation is a one-on-one consultation where we get to know you, your style, and your goals for the space. We encourage open dialogue and invite you to share inspiration, ideas, and any specific requirements you have in mind. Understanding your vision is our goal.
  • We use this time to establish a strong foundation, building a rapport that allows us to tailor our interior design approach to your unique preferences.

Concept: Bringing Ideas to Life

  • When we have a clear understanding of your vision, our team dives into the creative process. We take your input and inspiration and begin to conceptualize the interior design. We consider elements such as color schemes, layout, and materials.
  • During this phase, we present you with mood boards, sketches, and concept images, allowing you to visualize the potential of your space.

Rendering is a Tool For Concept Use Only

  • Please keep in mind that these concept renderings are not the exact items that will be purchased. They represent our chosen items, updated with dimensions and finishes solely for conceptual purposes. These renderings are intended to serve as a visual representation of your design concept.
  • It’s important to note that certain details may not be accurately depicted due to limitations in the software program. Additionally, while we’ve included images of the finishes, we highly recommend referring to the actual samples provided rather than relying solely on the renderings to ensure the most accurate representation of the final product.

Design Package: Crafting a Tailored Plan

  • With the concept in place, we develop a comprehensive interior design package. This document outlines the project scope and confirmed product selections. It serves as a reference for the entire project, ensuring transparency and alignment. This is a critical step in our Interior Design and Renovation Process.
  • The contractor will refer to the final design package throughout the renovation process as it will include design details such as cabinetry design; tile layout patterns; lighting plans; detailed demolition & construction notes; all product specifications & details, etc.
Interior Design Project Process

Signing Documents: Project Progression

  • Signing documents at critical stages during the interior design and renovation process ensures that the work flows smoothly and any possible supply or manufacturing issues can be addressed quickly and resolved efficiently.
  • There may be a few sign-off points in your interior design renovation project. You will be expected to approve changes before the designer can continue the process. The documents we present will outline specifics for room layouts, cabinetry design, material selections, and hardware. 
  • Design approval and sign-off are important milestones for your project. They help keep your interior design project on track and moving forward, making sure that you are happy with the development and the delivery of your interior design. However, they can also be one of the most challenging elements of the design process. Sign-off typically implies that the interior design is final and no further revisions are required.

Implementation: Bringing Your Dream to Reality

  • When the interior design plan is approved, our skilled team of designers and contractors takes over. We coordinate every aspect of the interior design and renovation project.  Purchasing materials, fixtures, and furniture, overseeing construction and installations.
  • Throughout this phase, we will keep you updated on progress. We want you to be informed and involved every step of the way.
  • Changes or revisions to materials or construction may have to be addressed in this stage. We will discuss these with you and require signatures of approval to move forward.
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Procurement and Material Selection

  • Our commitment to delivering exceptional design services goes beyond aesthetics; it encompasses the seamless acquisition of all designer-selected finishing products and materials that bring your vision to life. 
  • We pride ourselves on specifying only high-quality products and materials. Essence Designs partners with reputable vendors who stand ready to assist us in addressing any potential warranty concerns that may arise.
  • The final, signed, and approved product list, resulting from our collective efforts, serves as the reference for the procurement of all designer-select materials well before your project’s commencement.
  • To ensure a smooth and timely renovation journey, we recommend placing orders for all materials at least 3-4 months prior to your scheduled renovation start date. This foresight allows us to account for any potential backorders or unforeseen delays.
  • We take charge of coordinating the timely delivery of all items, either before or within the first week of your renovation, in close collaboration with you and your chosen contractor.
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Final Reveal: Your Dream Space Unveiled

  • The moment of truth arrives when we unveil your transformed space. We believe in the power of the “wow factor” and our aim is to exceed your expectations.
  • As you settle into your newly designed space, it’s perfectly normal to take some time to get used to the fresh layout. We’ve put a lot of thought into the interior design to make your daily life more enjoyable. We’re here to assist you every step of the way as you ease into your revamped environment.

Essence Designs’ client-centric interior design process is more than just a series of steps. It is our commitment to making your interior design and renovation project an inclusive process. By understanding your vision, working collaboratively, and executing with precision, we create spaces that not only meet but exceed your expectations.

Contact us, and let’s bring your dream space to life, together!

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