Updated: Dec 24, 2020
Guest blog by Skylar Ross
A lot has changed in recent times thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic that hit the human race resulting in a lockdown worldwide. With the lockdown came the need and the drastic increase in the number of people working remotely not leaving out the interior designers as well.
If your home needs a makeover, modern technological advancements such as high-speed Internet connection, computers, mobile devices, and digital platforms (zoom, skype, google meet, etc.) have made it possible for interior designers like Kuchar to offer virtual services. This means you can connect and employ the services of an interior designer anywhere without them being physically present.
Have an idea of what you want
Since many people are now working from home, the need to maximize productivity has driven the realization to make home design changes right now. For some, it is the need for quieter spaces to carry out their work without distractions from children running around. However or whatever changes you will like to make, you should take out time to find samples similar to what you want.
Having a physical meeting with an interior designer isn’t as easy as it used to be thanks to a lot of factors, one of which is the effect of the pandemic as many are adhering to social distancing rules. That is why working remotely with one is becoming a popular trend today. When working with Kuchar remotely, having an idea of what you want and presenting a sample (pictures or videos) will not just fast-track the process, but will also mean accurately bringing your ideas to life and making your dreams come true.
Book A Virtual Session and Get Talking
Whether you wish to renovate your entire home or just one room, we are here to help. The Kuchar team will work alongside you using digital platforms to deliver an interior design you desire and will love.
During our virtual sessions some of the things we might discuss might include:
Types of handrails or guardrails for the stairs
The best surface type to be used such as acrylic solid surfaces.
The Kuchar team will work with you to gather any information you have for us to understand your goals and desires. Whatever your ideas are, wherever they are gotten from, our team will work with it to help you achieve the interior of your dreams.
Take the necessary measurements
When working remotely with Kuchar, you will help with the measurements of floors, walls, windows, rooms, etc. This will help in fully understanding what your desires are and also when planning according to your budget.
Put the pieces together
After the measurements, videos, and pictures from the virtual meeting, Kuchar will formulate a design for your interiors that would best suit your budget and home.
As a designer, it's advisable that you create two mood boards, one from the client's suggestions and ideas, and the other from outside the box. This will give the client options to pick from. 3D visuals, photos, videos, and electronic documents should be sent back and forth to conclude on the desired design. There should be a final video session to conclude the pre-design stage
Go Shopping and Design
Once materials like fabrics, wall tiles, and countertops have been agreed upon and a list is made, it's time to shop for the materials. These materials can equally be shopped online. Our interactive presentations are embedded with links and pricing so that you can have all the information you need to make decisions. From there, we will handle the ordering and will also be there during installation to provide help and walk you through every step of the design using digital platforms.
With the above tips, an interior designer can comfortably design another beautiful project, and a client can actively participate in designing their own space.
As a designer, it is important to practice good communication because that is the backbone of working remotely as an interior designer.
Skylar Ross is a contributor to the Innovative Materials blog. He is a content writer for the construction and home improvement industries with an interest in landscaping, outdoor remodeling, and interior design. Skylar is focused on educating homeowners, contractors, and architects on innovative materials and methods of construction that increase property value, improve sustainability, and create a warm and welcoming ambiance.