What is a Residential Interior Designer?
Getting started on a new design project can be confusing when it comes to residential drafting and interior design. What does a residential design project entail and what can you expect from a residential draftsman or designer? There are some key facts to consider when designing your dream home, so here are a few helpful tips to get you started on your design project.
What is Residential Interior Design?
Just as the name entails, residential design is concerned with private homes instead of commercial property with designers and draftsmen designing the interior space. The interior design encompasses the layout, décor and design of the home with a draftsman or designer drawing up a detailed floorplan to visually represent the changes to the space. There is some cross-over between a residential draftsman and an interior designer, but both will be concerned with the function and layout of the space.
Residential Draftsman or Interior Designer?
A residential draftsman and interior designer are essential in the planning of your dream home, but a draftsman has particular skills in the drawing and planning phase. A residential drafting service will produce the floorplans, or the blueprint, for any building changes which is needed for Development Approval and to guide your builders through the construction phase. Similarly, an interior designer has skills in producing floor plans but does so to plan the interior placement of furnishings such as lounges, tables, outdoor features and kitchen islands. Both are technical drawings; however, a draftsman will provide in-depth details such as the building elevation, foundation plans and roofing to calculate the materials and skills needed. If you’re looking to revamp your interior space without large changes to the room sizing or layout, an interior designer will be your best bet.
Consider Design Options
While residential interior design and drafting are on a smaller scale than commercial projects, it’s important to keep in mind the size of your additions and if your home might be better suited to a smaller refurbishment. During the ideas phase of the design process, it’s a good idea to consult your designer or residential draftsman on the best way to enhance the space in a cost-effective way. Often, rearranging a space, adding windows or new furnishings can invigorate a home and be easily achieved with an interior designer. Or for larger-scale changes extensions, additions or conversions of a living space are a little more complex but can upgrade your home in consultation with a residential drafting service for a long-term investment.
Ask a Professional
Not sure which types of changes you’d like to make to your home? At Go Design Solutions our residential drafting team based in Penhurst can help you through the design process to make your dream home a reality. From ideas to completion, we take the complexity out of home design. To learn more about our easy five-step process, get in touch with our professional team here or call us today on (02) 8091 0588.