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Interior Design Process


The Design Process at rgkDESIGNS can be “full service” or “ala-cart”. It is your choice, depending on your needs and the needs of your project. The services below are typical for a full service project.

• Initial Consultation

An initial consultation, up to 1 hour, is complimentary. We'll discuss the scope, your ideas, budget and go over your design possibilities.

• Design Agreement

The basic outline of your project scope, the budget, the general timing and our design compensation will be agreed upon. You always control what services to utilize. There may be questionnaire provided, if appropriate to the project, to help guide the design.

• Site Scope

This step involves a more detailed discussion of the space being designed. rgkDESIGNS will assess your current and or new space and discuss solutions per our initial meeting. Initial site measurements will be made and the start of color and material selection will be discussed. Also at this point, any special functions and or personnel will be programmed into the design. This information is the foundation for the design work.

• Preliminary Design Presentation

Based on all prior information a Preliminary Design will be presented which may include plans, elevations, color material samples, reflected ceiling, lighting plans etc., pending depth of project scope.

• Final Presentation

All comments and suggestions from the Preliminary Design input will be included in the Final Design Presentation. Once the Final Design Plans are approved, a full set of Design Plans and schedules necessary to attain bids, if necessary, from contractor, fabricators, etc., will be issued. ( Client has discretion of taking over fully from this point or proceed with rgkDESIGNS through the Implementation phase)

• Implementation

Construction administration services are contracted on an as-needed basis. Contractors/fabricators will be selected, all furnishings and materials will be ordered, if in scope, and all painting, construction and other work will be scheduled, if in scope. rgkDESIGNS will oversee the trades and verify the work is as per approved Final Design Plans.

*Please note individual project workflow and responsibilities may vary depending on scope. The exact process will be outlined in the agreement stage following the initial consultation of project needs.

If you have further questions, comments or are ready to start your project with a professional designer Contact rgkDESIGNS today!

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