We Believe In Practical Solutions To Interior Design
What do we mean by practical solutions?
Whether you’re decorating a brand new office or redecorating your existing office, our goal is to help you achieve a cohesive look and blend the elements into an atmosphere that will be inviting and comforting for your patients. Most important, we strive to create an office for you that represents your feelings and values.
To achieve this goal we work with you to determine your preferences, your budget and any special needs like practice specialty. We review every wall, floor, ceiling and cabinet to ensure that we’re covering every detail. We advise you on the most durable materials appropriate to each area and color coordinate all of your selections.
At Interiors By René we have over 20 years experience to help you achieve the look you desire. To help you gain a better understanding of the full range of services that we offer, it might be helpful to clear up some of the confusing industry terminology.
Interior Decorator, Interior Designer, Certified Interior Designer … What’s the difference?
The title of Interior Decorator and Interior Designer can be interchangeable. Since there is no special training or knowledge required, anyone can claim either title. The definitions shown below refer to professionals who have learned their craft either through professional institutions, years of experience, or both.
Paint, Furniture, Flooring
Interior Decorators specialize in the art of selecting, arranging and coordinating furniture, decorative features, colors, fabrics, etc. to provide a certain feel, style or theme. For example: Art Deco, Southwestern, Contemporary, Jungle, etc.
New Walls, Moving Walls, Cabinetry Design
Interior Designers place an emphasis on planning, functional design and effective use of space. They have an understanding of technical issues such as plumbing, lighting and construction requirements. They can complete an interior design project from start to finish including decorating recommendations, preparing construction documents for bidding and permitting, as well as supervising the construction and installation of the work. This person in essence becomes your agent to deal with local building codes, building departments, and licensed contractors.
Plan Check, Access Codes
Certified Interior Designers are competent design professionals who may prepare and submit nonstructural, non-seismic construction documents and specifications to local building departments for the purposes of plan check
Certified Interior Designers have demonstrated through education, experience and examination their knowledge of the Uniform Building Code as it relates to space planning, life safety, flammability and disabled access code issues. For more information about these categories see http://www.ccidc.org
What We Do
Whether opening a new office or redecorating an existing one, there are so many things to consider. Often a new office will begin with a clean slate but redecorating can be more challenging. You’ll need to determine how much of the office should be done, how to match or change some colors and how to schedule the work with the least amount of disruption to your staff and patients.
Be sure to visit this website often where we share our interior design experience and provide plenty of helpful hints with our focus on Practical Solutions To Interior Design.