INTERIOR DESIGN PROCESS
description of work phases
getting to know the needs
The first and most important stage in the design process is getting to know the client and their needs, plans, and dreams regarding the planned interior. We conduct a detailed interview which aims to essential guidelines necessary to begin the project. We talk about pleasant topics such as the colour scheme, materials, and the desired style. But we also talk about more down-to-earth topics such as what kind of budget the client has allocated for the project. Only an approach like this guarantees that we can create an interior design which meets the client's needs.
At the very beginning, we consider the functionality of the interior and how this can be adapted to the client’s requirements and habits. We analyse the family lifestyle, including all details that the client believes it’s important to share. At the same time, we carefully consider how the separate rooms join and interconnect. It is at this stage that we begin to create the interior architecture and explore the layout possibilities.
Normally, we produce a layout proposal, and discuss all the solutions which appear sensible to us with the client. We present our concept using the 3D model, allowing a walk-through of the space. This helps the client gain orientation in the space, making it easier to understand how it is organised and dependencies between its elements.
At this stage, the model is still simplified and sketchy and supported by a visual moodboard.
FIRST DESIGN APPROACH & LAYOUT
Based on the inventory or designs supplied we create a 3D model of the interior which provides a starting point for our work on the concept design. After choosing the final version of the functional layout, we proceed to the creation of computer visualisations, which are intended to show how the project will look after the work is completed. We choose specific furniture, lighting, colour schemes, and materials.
At Tendenza you will find the option of having your design Visualisation in a Realistic Version even before building, a truly surprising way to decide on your design proposal and fine-tune all details.
*Service available in High-end Design Packages.
quotation & proposal
After the concept has been approved, we generate a detailed cost estimate. This document gives the client detailed information regarding all of the furnishings and finishing along with costs. It is important that the whole concept is created from the beginning within a clearly stated budget. The cost estimate is merely a more precise version of this budget.
After the concept design and cost estimate have been approved, we create a detailed executive design which includes all essential technical drawings required by the contractors and carpenters.
We are available for consultation with all the other designers involved in the project (air-conditioning, smart systems, sound systems, etc). We are glad to cooperate in reaching compromises and striving to create the best design possible.
The executive design is given to the client in the form of a Project Book together with an electronic version of the documentation.
orders & selected brands
Having gained experience from our years of collaboration with countless contractors, we are able to recommend to our clients only the best, reliable brands who can be depended on to provide the highest quality service.
We can coordinate for our clients orders and deliveries from Portugal and abroad.
ASSEMBLY & STYLING ON LOCATION
We are invariably touched every time we complete a project and can stand back and admire the fruits of our labours together with the client, the other designers, and contractors. You can count on our team to arrange all the assembly as Styling on Location until everything is just perfect!
We hope we can part of your dream project, see you soon!