Hiring an interior designer: How it works?
At zero inch, we would first talk to you about the project via phone or email or face-to-face, whatever suits you. We would try to figure out how to help you & evaluate the project. Then we would provide a consultancy free of design fee. During this consultation, we would visit your office or home & figure out the specifics & details. You can review our portfolio and learn more about specific projects in it. After this consultation, if you choose to hire us, we would send you a design proposal for review, so that you can give us your opinions before going to the construction phase. You can check out our projects In the link specified as work.
How do you charge?
We are usually remembered for our competitive or reasonable fees. Our total fee is the combination of design & construction fees. We also offer options when it comes to purchasing products and furnishings.
What will our project cost(faq)?
It depends on the level in which you wish to take your project. If you have a specific design budget in mind, we are more than happy to prepare a proposal stating what we can offer while keeping it within your budget.
How does the consultancy work?
When you decide to hire us, after the initial free consultancy, we require a design fee retainer (deposit), which is applied to your design fee. The we go into the specifics & we find out in detail how you like to live or your preferred architectural or design styles or what are your expectations from this project. We will photograph the space & take measurements & then we will show you an initial design Presentation with drawings & material selections.
Can I see samples of your work?
The our work page on this site has great samples of our interior design work. Feel free to contact us to see more images of other projects.
What is Your architectural style?
At zero inch, we mainly work with contemporary modernism. But our main focus is on what the clients want & the existing architecture of the project or the existing surroundings, environment & architecture of the site. We work with clients with the given budget. We do not impose our design styles on anyone & we try to bring out the client’s personality & life-style within our design scheme. We work on the details so that the budget remains optimum
Where do you get your furniture or other products?
We also have carpentry or construction factories, so that we can control the quality of the furniture or products. We can also deliver the furniture or other products for your interior if you want.
What is the difference between an interior designer and an interior decorator?
Interior decorators typically focus on the decorative elements of a home, such as paint color, furniture, decor, window treatments, bedding, etc. Interior designers have formal or educational training in their chosen discipline. A professional designer would have ideas & knowledge about general building code regulations, design principles, drafting skills & massive construction knowledge. We also have professionally trained architects, working with us on various architectural projects.
What kind of experiences do we have(FAQ)?
From residential to commercial to educational buildings, our designers have done it all. We are a trained team of professionals, comprising of Architects, Interior designers, Construction specialists.
How long will your project need to be completed?
Again, this will vary per project. A typical kitchen remodel may take approximately one month to design and build. A living room remodel may take a month to design, and another month to receive and install all products and furniture. If you are remodeling your bathroom, the process may take also about a month from start to finish. A custom home design from start to finish may take up to three months to layout and plan the details.