Key things to look out for when choosing an Interior Design Firm in Singapore
In the 21st century, there is certainly no shortage of interior designers in Singapore. However, finding the right interior designer firm to create a well-designed home is by no means an easy process, and things will only get harder especially if you are a new homeowner who is about to work with an interior designer for the very first time. Nonetheless, it is never too late to start learning how to identify your future interior designer.
1. Look out for Accreditations of the company
One of the faster yet reliable ways is to find out the accreditations of the interior design firm you are interested in. Homeowners can visit CaseTrust's official website to understand.
Being CaseTrust certified signifies that the company practices good sales practices, standards, and ethics. This means clearly articulated, transparent, documented renovation fees with full accountability for the listed deliverables in projects , fee refund policies, and a well-trained staff force. As these CaseTrust-accredited companies regularly go through workmanship sites assessments by the BCA in accordance to CONQUAS standards, this means that the consumer, you, will be in a better spot when things go south. At Dreamakers Interior, we pride ourselves being CaseTrust certified, and having long standing relationships with our customers.
2. Amount of experience their interior designers have
An interior design firm may be large, reputable or a market leader. However, that doesn't mean that the interior designer engaged to you is the same. In Singapore, most designers do not have any prior formal education on design concepts. Be bold and don't be afraid to ask for their past projects or work experience. Ensure that their experience is something similar to what you are looking for in your new home.
For our case, having been in the interior design industry for years, we have a boasting 25+ years of experience in the interior design. We speak with confidence when we say we guarantee our customers their dream home.
3. The brands and contractors they work with
Some interior design companies have their own factories while others get their woodwork subcontracted out. It is always preferred to go with a company that uses their own contractors and factory as opposed to having the work subcontracted out. Subcontractors usually mean a blurred shift in responsibilities when anything goes wrong, and an increased fee quotation for the go-between.
It is also difficult for design firms to guarantee clients the quality of the handiwork when they are not in-charge of the hiring of qualified workers. Subcontractors may sometimes “cut corners”. At Dreamakers Interior, we have a fully in-house carpentary in SG, to ensure little to no delays, especially during this covid-19 pandemic where delays are increasingly prominent.
4. The warranty or insurance coverage they offer
These days, certain interior design companies offer clients a warranty on workmanship. It may sound assuring at first, but these warranties may serve more as a crowd catcher rather than an actual insurance.
Always be sure to ask about the in-depth terms and conditions towards these guarantees, the agency that audits it, and what they cover. And ensure that all things promised to you (the fine print) are written down in black and white when you sign that dotted line.
At Dreamakers Interior, our core values transparency. While we may not always be the market leader in pricing, we have never had a customer horror story since when we have started. If you are looking to renovate, consider contacting us today!
At Dreamakers Interior we believe that every space has the potential to become unique, harmonial and beautiful. We are proud of what we do and are prepared to work overtime to guarantee that you are satisfied with the way your space looks. From full-scale projects to small renovations, we invite you to take a look at our gallery and see what we have done. Below are some of our favorite projects. If you need professional help for design conceptualization or space planning, let us know
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