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How Do You Look For A Trustworthy Interior Designer?

If you are about 6 months away from collecting the keys to your first home, congratulations!

We are excited for you! Whether you are going for a Scandinavian or minimalist theme, you will soon find yourself browsing through Pinterest and Googling for home inspiration. The next step would then be finding an interior firm to transform your mood boards into reality!

Image credit: Qanvast | Interior Firm: Space Define Interior

The question is, how do you look for a reputable and trustworthy interior designer in Singapore? It is not uncommon to hear horror stories of interior design firms running away with owners’ hard-earned money, leaving these helpless homeowners stuck with incomplete renovation works.

Tip 1: Do your research on the interior firm thoroughly

Image credit: Qanvast | Interior firm: Habit

Make sure you have read through recent reviews on the firm interior design reviews. It should be relatively easy to search for information online on a particular interior design firm.

Be sure to also check on the firm’s accreditations and their portfolio for projects completed in the last year or so. During the meetup, you can also request to pay a visit at their current site projects to vet the work quality.

Tip 2: Ensure the chemistry is a match

When it comes to selecting a firm, most homeowners tend to focus on the firm’s portfolio and quotation given. However, it is also important to make sure that you are comfortable with the designer’s personality, communication style, and work etiquette. You will be spending a lot of time with them in the next month or two, so make sure they’re someone you are able to connect with easily!

Share your preferred style, budget, and renovation timeline so that they have a better understanding of your requirements. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, even those you might already have an answer to. This can help you gauge if they are on the right track with your requests, and check if their response is satisfactory.

If you don’t feel comfortable working with the designer at your initial meet-up, you may want to consider speaking with another interior professional.

Tip 3: Use a reputable platform for peace of mind

Image credit: Qanvast | Interior firm: Zenith Arc

If you need a third-party opinion on good interior firms, try Qanvast. It’s a local renovation platform that brings together a pool of reliable firms, verified by thousands of homeowners and industry experts.

Instead of spending hours trying to find the right interior firm, save time with Qanvast’s free recommendation service. Just fill up a short form on their website to get a list of 5 recommended interior firms, tailored to your renovation requirements. Rest assured that Qanvast does not receive any commission for this free service.

For a limited time, you can also bring home $600 worth of Philips home appliances for free! Submit a request for recommendations by 31 August 2019 (first-timers only), and sign with a Qanvast-recommended firm by 21 October 2019 to qualify.

Giving your home a makeover is something worth being exhilarated about. At the very least, do your due diligence to avoid turning this experience into a nightmare. Take the nightmare out of your renovation journey with Qanvast! Visit Qanvast to simplify your renovation process now!

About Qanvast 

Qanvast is the go-to renovation platform for homeowners to meet the right interior firm for their home makeover. Submit this simple form to start meeting interior designers, discuss your home design and compare quotes.