If you are planning any type of large-scale commercial construction project, hiring a commercial interior designer is not only advisable…it is almost absolutely essential. Largely responsible for creating and directing the construction work done on a specific project, the commercial interior designer serves many important functions that no serious construction project can do without.
Apart from overseeing the entire construction process, the commercial interior designer will also be responsible for choosing the materials to be used in the construction. Although you will have some say in the choice of building materials–being the owner of the building–it is advisable to defer to the greater knowledge and more extensive experience of the designer as far as selecting the materials is concerned.
The designer will also be responsible for designing the interior layout, distributing the floor space, and even determining where each interior wall will be erected. But more important than all these tasks, it is also the role of the commercial interior designer to serve as the key contact person between all the personnel working on the construction project. This is an especially important task, and proper coordination will be necessary in order for the work to proceed smoothly, efficiently, and within time and cost restraints.
Commercial interior designers are actually involved in the construction process from start to finish. Working closely with an architect, he will play a crucial role in drawing up the plans, and conceptualizing the building according to the needs of the building owner/client. Before the construction work begins, the designer will also inspect the construction site, considering the specific demands of the location when drawing up the plans, and dealing with any potential issues before the work begins.
For small–and even some medium–construction projects, you could probably do without a commercial interior designer. For larger and more complex projects however, these professionals are absolutely essential for getting the best possible results.