The Timeline for Your Design Project

You’re ready to start a new design project. This is an exciting time! But it’s important to consider and understand the Timeline for Your Design Project. If you are working with a design profession they will guide you through the process. However, renovating your home can be very emotional. There will be a lot of changes made, decisions on finishes and furniture, and old items that will be going away. Let’s walk through the whole Timeline of a Design Project from beginning to end.

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Concept Board for Living Room Design

First Steps to the Timeline of a Design Project

When working with clients at our design firm the design process starts with them hiring us. They’re super excited to start their project. We are too! We are going to make their house beautiful! The beginning of your design is the conceptual design phase. This will take about 1-2 months depending on the scope of the project. The designer will be using your design goals, the information from the design consultation, and the questionnaire to create a design concept. The next step is the conceptual design meeting. At this time you’ll see the direction for your design. Totally expected, you’re getting excited to have your home transformed. This step will take about 1-2 months depending on how many items are sourced.

The third step is to finalize all the details in a detailed design meeting with your designer. There are so many details to a successful design.  For instance, decisions on all the finishes, the fabrics, the furniture and lighting selections, and any items that will be going away in storage or donation.

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The Project Starts and Things Start to Change in your Home

Up until this point, your design has been all conceptual. However, now the purchasing and execution phase begins. All the elements for your project are ordered. Custom items take time, they are hand made, and then they have to be delivered. Please prepare yourself and your family for your house having tradespeople in it almost every workday. The dust and mess of construction may seem like it will never end. Understandably, this is the hardest phase. Depending on the scope of your project it could be 4-6 months or more. However, the good news is you are seeing progress.

Sandra Asdourian Interiors Upper Brookville NY Lighting, floors and rug completed
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Installation Progress has Begun in the Timeline for Your Design Project

Once all the construction is done. And most of the mess and dust. Finally, the installation progress will begin! You are so happy to see all your new lighting fixtures installed, the rugs in place, drapery hung, and the wallpaper on the walls. At our firm, we like to perform the installations over the course of two to three weeks. It must be done in a certain order so that none of the installations conflict with each other. As an example, we would paint before doing the window treatments.

Next is the delivery of all furniture, table lamps, bedding, and accessories. We warehouse everything and have it delivered all at one time. This is when you will see all your new furniture in its place. Our design team will be styling and accessorizing your finial design to perfection. This is the part where you say “Wow, this is fantastic! I love my home!” Your design project is completed. Total time frame 2-10 months.

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Coastal Living Room

The Aftermath

Once the dust clears and you are living in your beautifully designed home. You look back and think that was not so bad. Maybe we should work on other parts of the house, they look so sad in comparison. As your husband gets that look of shock on his face. LOL

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Commit to a Design and Love it

Has this happened to you? You have an idea of how you would like your home to look. However, you can’t commit to a design style you love? You start looking at Pinterest, shopping, and you find images and things you love. Great, but then self-doubt pops into your head and you say to yourself “maybe I should keep looking”. You travel to several more stores, shops, and even look online. Always comparing or buying things you don’t like and then getting overwhelmed. For some people, thinking about all the details in a project can stop them from moving forward with their design.

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The Right Height to Hang Art

The hanging height of artwork can make or break the effect of the piece’s impact. So, what is the right height to hang art? You walk into a room and notice that all the artwork is hung at several different heights? But somehow they feel balanced? Do you know why? The reason is the center of the overall artwork is hung to the same height.

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Should You Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets?

You’re looking at your current kitchen. And after paging through design magazines and pinning away on Pinterest. You’re thinking maybe you should paint your kitchen cabinets. But there are a few things you must consider before you pull out a paintbrush and go at it. The question is should you paint your kitchen cabinets? Or should you hire a professional?

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Designing around your Needs

Our lives are changing everyday. As a result, there has never been more of a demand for designing your home around your needs. For instance, some people are moving to larger homes from busy cities. Their need to furnish extra rooms with furniture, to scale with their new home is important. On the other hand, some people are moving from larger suburban homes to condo’s or townhouses. They need to downsize the amount and scale of their furniture and accessories.

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