Choosing a retail store design firm should largely be based on trust, which is why Iris Construction Management invests heavily in our working relationships.
We take the time to get to know each client so we can provide them with comprehensive designs, conscientious budgeting, and construction management that will maximize their budget and create the perfect space for their business needs. Our retail store design company prides itself on attention to detail, professionalism, and transparency.
Any retail store design services company can help you redesign your workspace, restaurant, home, etc, but if a client can trust a designer to run with their creativity, that’s when the best projects happen.
Here is how to choose the right retail store design company for you:
Think about what you want your space to look like. Create a folder with your favorite magazine clippings, Pinterest images, and saved Instagram posts. The more you have to share, the better the interior designer can get a sense of what you like. It will be hard for either party to decide if you are the right fit for each other if you don’t know what you like.
Have a Set Budget
Not disclosing your budget to your designer is the fastest way to disappointment. Keep expectations clear. Your designer can often find budget-friendly alternatives to expensive finishes, or they might need extra time to source custom items for your space.
Browse Their Portfolio
Retail store design firms provide a range of services from expert advice to structural design expertise. They can often meet any style and budget and a range of trends. They also have styles they are experts at. Make sure to browse their portfolios and see if you can picture yourself living in those spaces.
Prepare a list of questions before you arrive. Make sure you check out the retail store design company’s website for testimonials and services they offer. Be clear on costs, timing, and expectations.
Meet Other Interior Design Firms
Schedule face-to-face meetings with the designers you are interested in. During the build or renovation process you will be required to make hundreds of decisions, so you will be working closely with this person. It’s a good idea to make sure you can envision a working relationship with your interior designer.
Most designers don’t charge for consultations but call beforehand to make sure.
This is for both the interior designer, and yourself! Choose a retail store design company that’s willing to listen and is clear on your wants versus your needs.
Keep in mind that you won’t be on the same page for every detail as your designer. Hear out your interior designer before you brush their idea off — but be aware when someone is trying to push you into a choice you aren’t happy with.
After you have completed these steps, it should be clear which retail interior design company will be able to assist you in bringing your vision to life. Make the design and build process and enjoyable one when you choose a company like Iris Construction Management.