“A man is the king of his castle” is a saying that has been more than overused since medieval times. Although it has obvious sexist inclinations, it also has a few valid points. |
A man must always decide in the benefit of his household, and as nature fine-tuned us to be the alpha predators and the protectors of the offspring as well as the mate, we tend to take that role to heart in our day to day lives. And there are those times when the king has to furnish and design his castle.
There is a small problem there. Not all kings are capable of doing that. It might be from being unable to express his wants and needs, or maybe he can’t make up his mind, or maybe he is just not good at it. Regardless the reason, every king that cannot design his castle, is basically screwed. All hail modern times, and with them, interior design companies. These are companies built solely to design and furnish houses. This can come quite in handy, if the king is too busy with work, or just can’t handle furnishing his castle. Here are a few tips in selecting the right interior design company for you.
First of all, they must have a website that gives you a detailed description about the company. Take a look at this Singapore interior design company as an example.
If they do not have one, then they either don’t take their work seriously, or they refuse to go with the times, in which case regardless of how serious they are about what they do, you might end up with some very ugly and unmatched furniture.
Second tip, ask for a portfolio.
How are you to know if that company is the right one for you, if you do not know what projects they undertook in the past? Of course, this is an obvious disadvantage to new companies, however the employees themselves have homes, so why not furnish them and add them to your portfolio? So no excuses there, and if there is no portfolio, then there is no sale.
Another thing to look out for is the time factor.
I’m not talking about how much time it takes to furnish the house, but when they can do it. It is generally recommended that you are home to supervise the project when it is undertaken. If the company can work when you are home, of course not in ridiculous hours like 3 in the morning, but rather acceptable ones like 7-9 P.M. so that you can be home from your 9 to 5 when the furniture comes.
The time factor changes however when you are a doctor and have to work 15 hours a day. In that case, you have to fly blindly and put your trust in them. If you still are not sure, try to track down some of the previous clients or find their feedback. This is important because if they did something wrong, then odds are you might not want them to do anything wrong with your place. Now you have some tips that will help you find the right interior design company for you, so go out there and put them into action.
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