ABOUT INTERIOR

■ What is an interior design project and why is it needed?

□ First and foremost, it’s about convenience. The space is designed specifically for you – tailored to your habits, the number of your belongings, and your way of life. It will be easy for you to put your shoes away, hang your coat, warm up your coffee, entertain guests, and all your belongings will fit in the closets. There will be phone charging stations within reach, sufficient lighting over the dining table, and you won’t bump into any furniture corners even at night.
□ Secondly, it’s about the unique aesthetics of the space. It will be in line with your taste and stylistic preferences, and up to date with the latest trends. The beauty will be created exclusively for you.
□ Lastly, it’s about optimization. To avoid being stuck in renovations for years and agonizing over how many outlets are needed and where to place them, whether the tiles match, or if the chandelier provides enough light – all quantities, types, and sizes are accounted for in the project. The budget is calculated to allow for cost planning and to avoid prolonging implementation.

■ When is the right time to start developing an interior design project?

□ When you have access to the property for measurements. But the sooner, the better. Typically, we recommend starting work on the project at least 3-4 months before the planned renovation start date.

■ How long does it take to develop an interior design project?

□ The time required for development depends on the projected area and complexity (tasks assigned). On average, for the design of an interior of 100 sq.m., it is estimated to take 3-4 months.

■ Who develops an interior project (design project)?

□ An interior project is a separate stage of an architectural task to create a space for people. A team of professionals also works on the creation of the interior project.
□ An architect – who creates planning and functional concepts, and subsequently, working documentation,
□ Architect-designer, designer – who creates the stylistic appearance of premises,
□ Artists, decorators – who come up with and create decorative elements,
□ Engineers, estimators, and other specialists can also be involved depending on the tasks.

■ Do you have construction crews?

□ Yes, we cooperate with contractors to implement tasks of varying complexity, both private contractors and construction companies with several crews.

■ How long does the renovation take?

□ The term primarily depends on the area of the object, the complexity of the project, and uninterrupted financing. Under favorable conditions, an object with an area of 100 sq.m can be fully implemented in 3-4 months, including vases and paintings.
□ The renovation process may depend on many factors (the condition of the object, the chosen contractor, the composition of the crew, the number of shifts, the complexity of the project, etc.), as well as directly on the square footage. It is only possible to adequately assess the terms after the project is developed, when the volume of work and all decisions are understood.
□ The waiting time for ordered positions, such as finishing materials and custom furniture, will also affect the overall readiness period (in summer, certain countries have “vacations” that can prolong the implementation period).

■ Can the renovation be started in parallel with the development of the interior project?

□ No, work must be started only after full readiness of the project documentation. If renovation is started during the development stage, at best, the volume of work will not increase, and at worst, unnecessary work can be done or important aspects may be missed, which will result in rework and extra expenses.

 

ABOUT ARCHITECTURE

■ Who develops an architectural project?

□ Usually, a team of different professionals works on creating a project. It is great when the whole object is developed in one concept, including the building, interior, and the surrounding area. However, the architectural project is executed in stages:

  • the architect creates the primary concept of the building and the surrounding area: the floor plans, sections, the 3D look, etc., and subsequently, the working architectural project documentation (Pre-design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Masterplan  etc.),
  • the structural engineer designs and calculates the structure of the building: foundations, concrete grade, reinforcement, floors, roofs, etc. (Structural Engineering),
  • the network engineer designs the heating, water supply, ventilation, conditioning, external networks; the distribution of power networks, lighting, grounding, lightning protection, etc. (MEP Engineering).

■ When is the right time to seek a house project?

□ We recommend starting to develop a house project 6-12 months before the planned start of construction. The project completion time depends directly on the size, complexity, and stage of the project. A complete project even for a small house takes at least 2-3 months to complete.

■ Can you recommend builders?

□ Yes, we can recommend contractors with whom we have successful experience in project implementation.

■ Can we quickly pour the foundation and then design the house?

□ No, it is not recommended. Modern construction technologies allow not to “let the foundation settle.” There is no need to make a break in construction between the foundation and other work.
□ It is worth starting construction when there is a full set of project documentation. Changes to the project can occur at all stages of design. A poured foundation limits the adoption of effective design solutions in the future.
□ Also, engineering networks that are designed at the last stages are laid in the foundation and underneath it.