Interior Design Career

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An interior designer is a consultant. In your interior design career, you will be there to beautify any particular environment as well as provide your clients with the service of explaining why you are recommending, and doing the things that your project will require. You must educate your client about interior design as well as design.

You have obviously given the thought of an interior decorating job serious thought or you wouldn’t be here. Of course, like most people, you are probably wondering whether or not it is the right career for you. Whether or not the Interior design salary would be able to help you achieve your dreams?

Interior decorating can be a very lucrative career choice for the right person. You might be wondering exactly what an Interior Designer does. It is really simple. You are supposed to create, organize, and design commercial and/or residential properties. Basically, an interior designer works with the interior of a particular space, such as rooms, offices, boardrooms, and various other internal spaces.

This doesn’t seem very broad, but, think of all of the other types of homes and businesses as well. The possibilities are truly endless in this field. You can get to do more than just decorate a space. In some cases, you can add extra rooms, design patios, and gazebos, add or remove wall space, and you could also spend a great deal of time networking with people.

Working in an interior design career requires you to create a comfortable and relaxed space for your clients to live and/or work in. It is your duty to offer clients the best work that their needs and budget can give. People put a great deal of trust in you, and you must reward that with the best final result possible.

How do you know if an interior decorating job or career is for you?

When trying to decide if Interior Design is the right career for you, it helps to know what that really means. Interior Design is not simply the profession that “makes rooms and places pretty”; it takes a little bit more than that. You need to know how to do some of the technical aspects of design also.

Some of these technical things  you learn at Interior Design School include:

Designing and reading blueprints

This is particularly for the projects that require a great change in the area’s structure like wall removal etc. This is also required in order to make additional rooms, build gazebos, and adding extra rooms. You will need to draw up blueprints of the entire house or read the originals copies so that you can do your job without causing much disturbance to the rest of the house or environment.

Environmental Analysis

Once you can read blueprints, you will have to analyze the information that is listed so that you can best decide where to go with your ideas. You need the ability to effectively create or remove space in a particular environment so that you can cause little or no disturbance to the environment as a whole when making your changes.

Environmental Lighting

Many people forget that lighting is included in any space-changing project. You must have knowledge of how lighting works, and have a general idea of what is needed to install light fixtures in areas that do not have them already. Many homes are not equipped with lighting fixtures in some rooms. Of course, if you wish to change the lighting fixtures from general lamps to say, track lighting, you may have a problem if you do not understand how to install it.

Basic Plumbing & pipe structure

If adding or changing spaces in kitchens and bathrooms, plumbing fixtures are often changed or re-organized. You will need to understand their basic functions in order to effectively plan a change that involves them, or is to be done around them.

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