Why we are an Integral part of the Design Team?
We specialize in helping you with three main overall areas of your project: aesthetics, finances and management. If you are not experienced in all three of these areas, then you definitely need our support.
Being practicing professionals in the industry, we are up to date with trends, developments and reliable suppliers, and are constantly exposed to new information. We transpose this knowledge artistically and technically into visually appealing results, without being shy of style, trend or taking risks, and knowing confidently that our designs will reflect our clients.
We form excellent relationships with other contractors working on the project and often become the key liaising person, keeping communication between ourselves, contractors, architects, builders and the client open and regular, to avoid time and money-wasting mistakes, and keep the project on schedule. We also have access to various suppliers who only sell to trade and not to the public
What is the difference between a Decorator and a Designer?
Decorators and designers are often mistaken for being the same thing. However, there is a crucial distinction between our job titles which is important to know, to ensure that you are hiring the right individual for the job.
A decorator focusses on the aesthetic appeal of the space, stressing more over type, colour, texture and pattern, than structural planning. They don’t always require formal training or education. Their eye is groomed to recognise scale, proportion, colour, size and texture. Decorators will work with furniture makers, upholsterers and décor suppliers etc.
A designer also performs the job of a decorator, however, a decorator is not qualified to do the job of a designer
We have been formally educated in our field for numerous years, and have been awarded with diplomas or degrees following our education. We are trained to look beyond aesthetics, and accommodate the users’ behaviour within the spaces they occupy.
We satisfy the needs and resources of our clients by incorporating aesthetically pleasing technical solutions to the shell of a building, creating an efficiently functional and beneficially enhanced space. We believe a space must relate to its surroundings and user’s lifestyle, whilst following regulatory requirements and methodological processes. We work closely with contractors and provide them with relevant working drawings to follow, which have been drawn on accurate, specialist digital software.
What do we do and what services do we offer?
At Designs by Day, we are involved throughout the entire process, from idea development to final project handover. Our customized process works ideally for us and our clients
PHASE 1 & 2: CONCEPTUAL PLANNING & COST CONSTRAINTS
We Develop conceptual ideas, schemes and layouts
We Work closely with all involved to ensure a smooth-running project from the get go
We Create 3D visual images showing a close impression of the final look and feel
We Compile initial cost estimates to make the client aware of the constraints and to accommodate the clients budget into the design
PHASE 3 & 4: SPACE PLANNING & TECHNICAL DRAWINGS
We Finalize designs according to any changes, requirements or requests
We Draw and submit final layouts to relevant contractors once approved (including floor, ceiling, lighting, electrical, plumbing, finishes, shopfitting and furniture plans etc.)
We Select fabrics, finishes and furniture, or custom design items if necessary
We Submit an item-by-item costing to client for confirmation before payments are made
PHASE 5: CUSTOM FABRICATION & IMPLEMENTATION
We Oversee all work on and off site to insure implementation is according to plan
We Communicate changes or revisions to the relevant contractors
Once wet works and structural elements are complete, furniture, fittings and décor are installed and placed before final hand-over to client
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