Interior design in Singapore is a complicated industry to understand. This industry has been around for quite some time and it is constantly ever changing. Today we shall have an overview on the industry itself and some of the pitfalls.
Having been in this industry for about 9 years, it has been an eye opener for me. This industry is a fascinating and challenging sector, often involving a lot of different parties and factors. Due to the size of this industry, there is a lot of myths and rumors floating around. Today, we will unravel some of these myths and get to understand more about it.
Cheap, Fast or Good?
We all know this saying, things that is cheap and fast can't be good. Things that are fast and good can't be cheap and anything that is good and cheap can't be fast. This is certainly true of the interior design industry in Singapore. Interior design requires liaising with multiple parties which will lead to certain problems at times. Some problems includes miscommunication, 'last minute' changes and clash of schedules. Ultimately, these problems can be solved but there are trade offs like all decision making and risk profiling.
Fast & Good
In order to be fast and good, we can 'throw money' at the problem by hiring many good workers to finish the job. This is one of the easiest method as money is a good motivator and many hands make light work.
Cheap & Good
If money is a problem, we can always sort out the problem slowly without compromising quality with time. This is because the process involves the slow bureaucratic process of collaboration and rescheduling appointments.
Fast & Cheap
For a project that is urgent and limited in funds, the only option is a fast and cheap method. This option involves hiring many less skillful workers who are willing to work for less. The increase in workers will help accelerate the renovation but it will affect the overall quality of the design.
Is the price right?
One thing to take note is the pricing of the interior package. Does a deal seem too good to be true? Is the package or deal even possible? As the saying goes: if it sounds too good to be true, it is. Do not be led astray by 'yes' men and overly good deals. Some of these deals may involve a compromise in quality or service. Others may also include hidden costs and other miscellaneous cost not seen in the initial invoice. It is important to do your own research before committing as that might actually save you quite a bit.
It is important to understand what you want before committing to a package. Understand the trade offs and do prudent research into the interior designer before hiring him or her. It will save you a lot of money and frustration in the long run.
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