How we work – Our design process
Our interior design process is part of what makes working with Homesmiths so productive. We work with our clients flexibly, offering design input and support where they most need it. After an initial discussion of the brief, via phone or video call and a review of the floor plans, we follow up with a fee proposal. We understand that for refurbishments, detailed floor plans are not always easy to come by, so we tend to provide an estimate based on fire plans and site photographs. The next stage would be for us to visit to take a detailed brief, discuss budget and conduct a site survey.
DESIGN AND SPECIFICATION
The development of design concepts follows, taking the format of a PowerPoint presentation which can either be delivered remotely via video call or at a further face to face meeting.
Following feedback from the design concepts, we then start working on the detailed designs for each area. These are then presented at a face to face meeting on boards featuring floor plans showing furniture and electrical detail, samples of all fabrics and finishes and images of everything including in the scheme.
We provide detailed FF&E schedules, finishes specifications and associated CAD drawings for contractors.
PROCUREMENT AND FIT-OUT
We are able to fully coordinate a project, overseeing it from procurement through to fit-out and dressing. For clients wishing to coordinate procurement and fit out themselves, we offer a dressing only service where we come in at the end of the project to check the layout and complete the scheme with accessories.
For your assurance, Jacqui and David will wear masks, sanitise hands before entering the building and if required conduct a lateral flow test before visiting
Jacqui discusses the design process for a recent project
Testimonial from Project Manager
In our capacity as Employer’s Agent, we worked with HomeSmiths on both the Montgomery Court Extra Care and Bonney Court sheltered housing schemes for West Kent Housing Association. Our role was to co-ordinate the implementation of the interior design schemes prepared by HomeSmiths with each contractor. Throughout this process we found HomeSmiths to be extremely professional whilst remaining very approachable and easy to work with. Both schemes benefited from the quality of the interior design. We would not hesitate to work with them again.
I have recently moved into Montgomery Court and may I congratulate you on the wonderful decor. With over clever and innovate blending of colours you have made Montgomery Court a very pleasant place to live. Congratulations.