What Does an Interior Designer Do?

An Interior Designer’s role is to create spaces that are aesthetically appealing and as well as optimal for the safe occupation of everyone. In other words, Interior Designers study people’s needs to create functional, structural living or work spaces to satisfy those demands. As someone who works across a variety of sectors and materials, an Interior Designer often teams up with architects, engineers, general contractors, consultants for lighting, acoustics, art selection and mechanicals experts to breathe life into a client’s vision.

One of their key roles as Interior Designers is to ensure that all safety protocols are followed while creating beautiful and efficient spaces. To achieve this, they adhere to all the building, health, safety and product regulations.

From advising on the interior layout of a building to proposing various reconfigurations to recommending products and surfaces, an Interior Designer’s role is multifaceted. The following is a list of some of the services Interior Designers can provide:

• Planning and designing of all the interiors

• Coordinating with the construction to carefully execute the plans

• Project management along with budget planning

• Simulate the designs in detailed drawings, elevations, 3D sketches, animated walkthrough and product mock-ups

• Finalizing specifications of architectural plan and details, lighting, materials, furnishings, equipment and budgets

• Collaborate with other design team professionals and consultants to make sure all aspects of the project are properly documented

Difference Between Interior Designer and Interior Decorators

Most people often confuse Interior Designers with Interior Decorators. Not to mention that in some countries the terms are used interchangeably. But an Interior Designer’s job is far different from that of an Interior Decorator. Interior Designers read people’s needs to create living or work spaces that ensure the safety, health and productivity of everyone living inside. Whereas Interior Decorators furnish interior spaces with furniture and accessories to create an aesthetic environment. While an interior designer can also do the job of an Interior Decorator himself, Interior decorators are not permitted to design. That’s because, in order to become an Interior Designer, one requires a bachelor’s degree in Interior Designing along with a license from their state, which is not the case with Interior Decorators.

Types of Interior Designs

The field of Interior Designing has many niches. Interior Designers usually specialize in any one or couple niches—or in some cases, a number of niches—and build their expertise on them. They may actually specialize in some of the niche areas like corporate design, healthcare design, kitchen and bath design, universal design, and sustainable design.

Corporate Design
Corporate Interior Designers create office spaces that are highly creative and that reflect the culture and value of an organization. They design the interiors of offices in such a way that it’s easy for people to move, and work efficiently. They also ensure the mental health of the employees by incorporating the right designs and colors into a space, and also other elements alike to reduce burnouts. Cognizant of this fact, companies spend piles of money in creating ideal working spaces for their employees.

Kitchen and Bathroom Design
Since Kitchen and bathroom designs share similar elements such as cabinetry and plumbing, they are often grouped together. Being the most expensive renovations, kitchen and bathroom interior design jobs can range from modifying the existing space with different colors, designs, ceilings, and furniture, to renovating the entire layouts.

Healthcare Design
Interior Designers specializing in this niche create spaces that meet the needs of healthcare employees, patients and the families of visitors. Based on careful research, analysis and principles of designing for a healthcare environment, Interior Designers develop these spaces by keeping the patient’s well-being and healthcare workers’ ability to care for the patients as the top priorities.

Universal Design
An interior designer who focuses on universal design makes it easier for people with any disabilities, elderly, and people with special needs to live with ease. This can range anything from building a custom bathroom to an easily accessible kitchen, or even easily climbable stairs. In a nutshell, an Interior Designer specializing in universal design will ensure that spaces are personalized to the needs of clients, irrespective of their physical or mental disabilities.

Sustainable Design
A sustainable design is the act of designing a space that uses energy and water efficiently, and also choosing materials and methods that have low environmental impacts. Sustainable design has exploded in recent years with more and more establishments opting to go sustainable. Be it homes, offices or even building whole cities, the demand for sustainable design has risen steadily and seems to skyrocket in the years to come.

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