HOUSE INTERIOR DESIGN PROCESS

At Cigal Kaplan Interiors, we’ll oversee your interior design project from top to bottom, front to back, side to side. Working with private clients and developers throughout the London area, we pride ourselves on making your house a home.

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WHAT ARE THE STEPS OF THE INTERIOR DESIGN PROCESS?

STEP 1: GETTING TO KNOW YOU

Our design journey starts with an initial face-to-face meeting where we hear your design brief. Here, we’ll get to understand what type of service you need, considering the size and scale of your project.

Then, we go through a colour, style and furniture questionnaire. This usually takes around two hours, and it gives us a chance to learn more about your style and aesthetic.

After this we swap design ideas, talk through your must-haves and learn more about you as a person. At this point, we’ll understand your design tastes, personal requirements, and budget.

Then it’s time to create our official design proposal for you. We’ll list all your design intentions, going room-by-room with budgeting details for your approval. Once everything is signed off, we can get started on the fun stuff!

STEP 2: SPACE PLANNING AND RESEARCH

We’ll start by emptying your space, creating a completely ‘blank slate’ to work with. We start to think about materials – such as flooring, furniture, wallpaper, lighting. A concept mood board is created with sample materials, plus a sketch of the proposed design. We’ll usually present these findings one week from the initial meeting.

STEP 3: DESIGN AND FUN

Now that the project planning is done, we prepare an information pack, which we put out to for tender. At the same time, we also start working with furniture suppliers, choosing basic design materials and sourcing products in more detail. As all of this is happening, we will also be introducing specialists like construction engineers and chartered surveyors, for any party wall agreements.

STAGE 4: CONFIRMING AND ORDERING

Builders and tradespeople chosen, we can start placing orders for the project and a specific process begins, known as FF&E (furniture, fitting & equipment). Orders are confirmed and we will be there to ensure they arrive on time, resolving any delivery issues that may arise.

STAGE 5: A HIVE OF ACTIVITY

This is when your dream home finally comes to life. There’s a lot going on in the house with builders and decorators all working away, walls being taken down or going up, plumbing and wiring being installed, floors being laid. We’ll be there at every step to ensure the design project is carried out as per drawings and specifications: on brief, on budget, and on time.

STAGE 6: THE END RESULT

Excitement is in the air! Builders, painters and carpenters apply their final touches and move out, just as deliveries start moving in. Now you can start to enjoy the beauty of everything we have built together as we style all the rooms, install furniture, fix lighting, position soft furnishings, hang works of art, and then…

…handover.

Congratulations, it’s time to move in!