Design Brief | your renovation

How to Communicate YOUR Design and Get The Design You Want!

You have now completed your Questionnaire & you want to move on to the next step. You have a few choices here, either you are going to do everything yourself briefing suppliers directly or brief the main contractor or an interior designer to manage the project for you. Either way, you need to be able to communicate your desired end result clearly to all.

Your completed questionnaire provided at the end of the previous blog post will contain all the information required for YOUR design brief

If you haven’t done so yet, please request your FREE questionnaire now. Complete your questionnaire to follow the steps below.

There are 15 topics covered in the questionnaire from room function to budget. We also provided areas for sketching your existing & new layouts + recording measurements.

OPTION 1

You can use the completed form as it is, together with your Pinterest boards (topics 13+14) to brief an interior designer. The most time efficient option. Your interior designer will manage the renovation for you from start to finish & will charge you a % of the project cost. This % is in the range of 10 – 15% depending on the total value of your project. Interior designers receive trade discounts from suppliers which result in savings. Your interior designer will confirm all final design & budget decisions with you prior to implementation.

OPTION 2

You can use the completed form as it is, together with your Pinterest boards (topics 13+14) to brief the main contractor. Your main contractor will manage the subcontractors throughout renovation from start to finish. Your main contractor generates a program for the works. You will be responsible for all the material & finishes selections & the supplying thereof to the site on time as required as per the program.

OPTION 3

You can use the completed form as it is, together with your Pinterest boards to brief all the various contractors & suppliers. You will manage the subcontractors throughout renovation from start to finish. You will be responsible for all the material & finishes selections & the supplying thereof to the site on time as required as per your own program.

The OPTION you choose will be determined by the following factors:

  • your time availability
  • your skills
  • the size & intricacy of the project
  • your budget

If you choose to go with OPTION 1, please see our next blog post | DESIGN PACKAGES for your consideration.

If you have any questions for us or would like to suggest topics you would like some input on, please send us a mail at hello@stint.co.za & we would be happy to help you.