You may be wondering, “Who do I hire first? the interior designer OR the architect? Would it surprise you if we told you the answer is “Both! At the same time!”
While they each have distinct and different roles, together they can product a seamless design process that brings your dream home into focus.
What We Do – Architectural Drafting
The architect’s training, expertise, and certification are to design structurally sound buildings, including the internal systems, i.e., electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc. Without the education and experience required, their structures may crumble, leading to injury and loss of life.
However, architects may also work on components of interior space design and may request assistance from an interior designer.
Whether you work with Pro Draft for architectural drafting and design or work directly with our architect, we design and create the structure of your new home or commercial property. We understand what’s needed to build in Maui, including local permits and building codes.
The Interior Designer’s Contribution
Interior design is related to architecture since both involve the structure’s design. The interior designer works on the aesthetics and functionality of the inside rather than the structure and construction. Their job is to ensure the interior is comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and functional.
Interior designers nail down design elements such as colors, lighting, and materials while considering the space’s requirements for the structure.
If the interior designer isn’t involved in the design process with the architect, they would have to work with whatever the architect designed and the contractor built. The extra work can lead to additional costs, including updates and modifications to the plans or the finished structure.
Why This Collaboration Is A Benefit
When we work with your interior designer, dual input will ensure that everything works harmoniously. We make sure that everything works together amicably, the plans line up correctly, and everything fits in the space as intended. For instance, if you tell your interior designer about specific bathroom cabinetry you like, they can check with us to ensure that it will fit into the design and not cause a conflict, such as blocking a window.
Communications are also streamlined when you reduce the potential for something “lost in translation” between one party and the other. This streamlining keeps everyone on the same page and reduces errors and costs to remediate mistakes.
When we work with your interior designer, you can make better-informed decisions faster and easier than working with the two separately. We can help you find the best options that fit the architecture and the interior, are within your budget, and work together perfectly.
Working with Pro Draft and your interior designer at the beginning of your new project is a better option to ensure everything goes smoothly. When we begin working with your interior designer, you can avoid delays, design headaches, and expensive mistakes.
Let Pro Draft Design Your Dream Home
Pro Draft has been helping homeowners realize their design visions for over 30 years. We understand the unique nature of building in Maui and will work to ensure that your new construction is as you envisioned.
We can help with architecture, drawings, blueprints, permits, and design and answer all your questions before the first day of construction. We’re happy to help and will work to ensure your project is just right.