Financially, you must also be comfortable with the reality that circumstances can alter cases – and change projections. The cost factors for multiple aspects – materials, supplies, labor, equipment, etc. – are always in flux. You must have a financial margin that can accommodate reasonable increases should they occur; and, often they do. When they do, that’s not Fun, and it’s not something your Interior design team contrives, controls, likes or can do very much about. They – like you – can only react, try to negotiate and ultimately accept. Remember that everything from scope to style can be modified.
It’s hard to have Fun in the middle of a minefield of stress.
Before starting, a prospective client needs to take a realistic look at the nature of the project beast: There will be challenges to cope with involving everything from contractors’ schedules to product availability to freight and weather performance – and that’s only the short-and-obvious list!
The way to get in the way of the Fun of a creative Interior design project is to not look at the realities of time, cost and relationships! There will be many providers, representatives, suppliers, technicians, workers and connections. Your Interior design project team is expert and experienced at pulling things together– from inception to installation. What can appear confusing may just be the organized chaos of pulling hundreds of details into focus as the Interior you envisioned!!
It’s hard to have Fun if you view your Interior design team as your adversary, instead of your project partner. Cool your jets and have some Fun!
Robert Boccabella, B.F.A., Certified Interior Designer
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