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Part 2 - Questions you should ask your Interior Designer: Refurbishment Project


As an interior Designer, I spend a lot of time asking my clients questions to understand what their requirements are for the design, and how I can best make their vision come to life, however, as a client, there are key questions you can also ask your designer to ensure you get the the Refurbishment you want. In this blog I have listed seven essential components of an interior design Refurbishment and questions you should ask to embark on a transformative journey that elevates your space and creates a home, retail, or commercial environment that reflects your style and personality.

1. Assessment and Planning:
The first step in any interior design refurbishment is to assess the existing space and plan the scope of the project. Evaluate the layout, functionality, and aesthetics of the space to identify areas for improvement and enhancement.

Questions to ask your interior designer:
- What aspects of the space need to be addressed during the refurbishment?
- What are the goals and objectives of the refurbishment project?
- How can we optimise the layout and flow of the space to improve functionality and usability?

2. Structural Updates:
Address any structural issues or deficiencies that may impact the integrity and safety of the space. This may include repairing or replacing damaged flooring, walls, ceilings, or structural elements.

Questions to ask your interior designer:
- Are there any structural updates or repairs needed to ensure the longevity and safety of the space?
- How can we integrate structural updates seamlessly into the overall design aesthetic?

3. Functional Enhancements:
Improve the functionality and efficiency of the space by upgrading key systems and features. This may involve updating plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and lighting systems to meet current standards and regulations.

Questions to ask your interior designer:
- What functional enhancements are necessary to modernise and optimise the space?
- How can we incorporate innovative technologies and energy-efficient solutions into the refurbishment?

4. Material Selection:
Carefully select materials and finishes that enhance the aesthetic appeal and durability of the space. Choose high-quality materials that are both visually pleasing and resistant to wear and tear.

Questions to ask your interior designer:
- What materials and finishes would best complement the design aesthetic and meet performance requirements?
- Are there any eco-friendly and sustainable material options available for consideration?

5. Furniture and Fixtures:
Update furniture and fixtures to reflect current design trends and meet the functional needs of the space. Select pieces that are stylish, comfortable, and durable, and consider the scale and proportion of each item in relation to the space.

Questions to ask your interior designer:
- What furniture and fixtures need to be replaced or updated to enhance the overall design aesthetic?
- How can we create a cohesive and harmonious look with the selection of furniture and fixtures?

6. Lighting Design:
Illuminate the space with strategic lighting design to create ambiance, highlight focal points, and improve visibility. Incorporate a combination of ambient, task, and accent lighting to enhance the functionality and mood of the space.

Questions to ask your interior designer:
- How can we optimise the lighting design to enhance the overall atmosphere and functionality of the space?
- What lighting fixtures and controls would best meet the needs and preferences of the occupants?

7. Finishing Touches:
Put the finishing touches on the refurbishment with carefully curated accessories and décor elements. Select artwork, textiles, rugs, and decorative accents that complement the design aesthetic and add personality to the space.

Questions to ask your interior designer:
- How can we incorporate finishing touches to add visual interest and character to the space?
- What are some creative ways to display artwork and accessories to enhance the overall design impact?


Asking the right questions will help you get the most out of your Interior Designer and ensure you will get the Interior Refurbishment you envisage. At Ty & Mor, we're committed to helping our clients achieve their interior design goals with creativity, expertise, and attention to detail. Contact us today to learn more about how we can turn your design vision into reality!

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