Interior Design process & services
J.R. for LUXE Interiors
Thank you for inviting LUXE Interiors into your home to discuss your home improvement needs. You have taken the first steps to improving your home’s value, comfort, and appeal and we appreciate being part of that process. We understand it’s your home, and we strive to deliver the greatest return on your investment.
Step 1: Initial Consultation
The Initial Consultation, generally in your home, includes all parties important to the decision-making process. In most cases this means both husband and wife, or partners. This step involves a thorough interview and time spent listening to your needs. It’s vital for the Client to be presented with a detailed explanation of how we do business, what our capabilities are, and a representation of the kinds of options available from today’s home living options. Often our Clients have limited understanding of the wonderful and exciting features in today’s custom kitchens and bathrooms. Equally important is the opportunity to identify the lifestyle requirements, desires and expectations of the Client. The primary goal of this meeting is to determine if LUXE Interiors, and the Client, are a “good fit” for the project and also to solidify the general requirements of your home improvement plan.
During this time the second Home Consultant will be measuring the space, taking pictures and creating a rough drawing. This process helps us to create the best design layout and estimate specifically for you.
Step 2: Design and Estimate Presentation
LUXE Interiors begins the Design and Estimate process at the Initial Consultation. We usually request an appointment to meet with all the decision makers on your project about a week to ten days after the initial consultation. Our Home Consultant brings the design layout and Specification and Estimate document. We walk you through your free initial design; discuss the scope of work; and the estimated price. If you choose to have us do design revisions or are ready to get on our construction schedule, you will be asked to sign the Specification and Estimate document and pay LUXE Interiors a design deposit of a specific amount tailored to your specific project.
You are asked to review the renderings and inject your revisions or approval. We go back to the drawing board and make the revisions that you request and create the construction agreement and detailed design based upon your requests. When we come to an agreement, and you sign a construction agreement with LUXE Interiors, the design deposit will be applied to your overall project cost.
Step 3: Construction Agreement and Process
Once the Construction Agreement has been signed the LUXE Interiors team goes to work. This is where our smaller size, by design, comes into play. In order to preserve that degree of personal attention, flexibility, and communication required, the owner of the company, your CONSULTANT- J.R, is involved as your Project Manager/Consultant and is NOT CONSIDERED A GENERAL CONTRACTOR as her SUB-CONTACTORS are working on a REFERRAL BASIS for your convenience and they are ultimately responsible for the guarantee and warranty of their individual work performed in the home. You will often see her occasionally supervising during demo work, framing, and finishing work (as needed and at her discretion) and handling the many aspects of your project with her quality subcontractors. They love what they do!
Prior to starting, a pre-construction meeting will be held with you, the homeowner, and your Project Manager. Here we will discuss the logistics of your project. We will discuss the agreement contents one last time to make sure we all agree on what we are building. Once again, our smaller size helps us maintain flexibility during the course of the project, enabling us to present changes as we go. We strive for Design and Build and are flexible enough to Build and Design…the best of both worlds!
We will work with you to prepare a list of decisions you will need to make and when. We guide you through your material selections, what to look for and where. J.R, your LUXE Interior Design Consultant, with you and the sub-contractor team to ensure that all work is done in a timely and professional manner.
• Demolition Phase: Removal of fixtures, cabinets, appliances, flooring, etc.
• Initial Construction Phase: framing, electrical, plumbing, HVAC
• Drywall Phase: hanging, texture, primer, paint
• Trim and Finishes Phase: doors, woodwork, lights, cabinets, counter, appliances, tile, carpet
• Completion & Acceptance Phase
Follow Up: In certain situations a return trip(s) are necessary to touch up finishes or correct issues encountered by Client. We always pay attention to the details. We’re not satisfied until you are satisfied.
Warranty: LUXE Interiors SUB-CONTRACTORS warrants their workmanship for a period of 1 YEAR, to the original Client. Our policy is to honor all manufacturer warranties on equipment purchased from us and includes diagnosis, removal for service if needed, and installation after repair or replacement, at no charge to the Client, throughout the original warranty period. This warranty does not include issues that may arise from the integrity of the original structure (i.e. floor and foundation settling, damage from existing plumbing, electrical, or mechanical systems, and any or all unforeseen circumstances).
Fully satisfied Clients are our commitment and the foundation of our referral-based business. We remodel kitchens, bathrooms and execute whole home redesign projects to meet a wide range of budgets and needs, yet provide a truly inspirational design to enjoy for many years of enjoyment. We truly have fun at what we do and that energy is passed on to the spaces we remodel.
Thank you for considering LUXE Interiors as your home improvement contractor.
The LUXE Interior Design Team
J.R. for LUXE Interiors
PO BOX 462064
Aurora, CO 80046
Interior design describes a group of various yet related projects that involve turning an interior space into an “effective setting for the range of human activities” that are to take place there. An interior designer is someone who conducts such projects. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, liaising with the stakeholders of a project and the management and execution of the design.
Interior design as carried out in the US is an almost entirely different practice to that carried out in the UK. This article describes interior design that relates mainly to the US.
Interior decorators and interior designers in the US
The profession of interior design is not clearly defined and projects undertaken by an interior designer vary widely. Terms such as decorator and designer are often used interchangeably. However, there is a distinction between the terms that relates to the scope of work performed, the level of education achieved, and often, professional accreditation as an interior designer.
Interior Designer implies that there is more of an emphasis on Planning, Functional design and effective use of space involved in this profession, as compared to interior decorating. An interior designer can undertake projects that include arranging the basic layout of spaces within a building as well as projects that require an understanding of technical issues such as acoustics, lighting, temperature, etc. Although an interior designer may create the layout of a space, they may not alter load-bearing walls without having their designs stamped for approval by an architect. Interior Designers often work directly with architectural firms.
An interior designer may wish to specialize in a particular type of interior design in order to develop technical knowledge specific to that area. Types of interior design include residential design, commercial design, hospitality design, healthcare design, universal design, exhibition design, spatial branding, etc. The profession of Interior Design is relatively new, constantly evolving, and often confusing to the public. It is an art form that is consistently changing and evolving. Not only is it an art, but it also relies on research from many fields to provide a well-trained designer’s understanding of how people are influenced by their environments. NCIDQ, the board for Interior Design qualifications, defines the profession in the best way: The Professional Interior Designer is qualified by education, experience, examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces.
Interior design specialties in the US
Residential design is the design of the interior of private residences. As this type design is very specific for individual situations, the needs and wants of the individual are paramount in this area of interior design. The interior designer may work on the project from the initial planning stage or may work on the remodeling of an existing structure. It is often a very involved process that takes months to fine tune and create a space with the vision of the client.
Commercial design encompasses a wide range of sub specialties.
Retail: includes malls and shopping centers, department stores, specialty stores, visual merchandising and showrooms.
Visual and Spatial Branding: The use of space as a media to express the Corporate Brand
Corporate: office design for any kind of business
Healthcare: the design of hospitals, assisted living facilities, medical offices, dentist offices, psychiatric facilities, laboratories, medical specialist facilities
Hospitality and Recreation: includes hotels, motels, resorts, cafes, bars, restaurants, health clubs and spas, etc.
Institutional: government offices, financial institutions (banks and credit unions), schools and universities, religious facilities, etc.
Industrial facilities: manufacturing and training facilities as well as import and export facilities.
Teaching in a private institute that offer classes of Interior Design
Employment in private sector firms