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1 Developing and Presenting a Design Plan Just FACS

2 Good Design Requires Planning A good design plan is the starting point of designing the interior of a home.

3 Steps in the Design Process Step 1: Identify the project Step 2: Assess the client characteristics Step 3: Analyze the environment Step 4: Develop a preliminary budget Step 5: Compile a design resource file Step 6: Plan use of space Step 7: Choose a style and color scheme Step 8: Select backgrounds, furniture, lighting, and accessories Step 9: Present the design Step 10: Implement the design.

4 Step 1: Identify the Project What is the change that needs to be made? How much will you charge the client? This includes labor, costs of items in the rooms and the house cost of $225,000 (standard for all clients). How much time do you have to complete it? What is the goal of the project?

5 Step 2: Assess Client Characteristics Match possibilities for room design with the habits, likes, needs and wants of the people who will use it. Complete a family inventory- This is your client sheet) – Lifestyles – Activities, entertaining preferences, hobbies and study and work – Preferred Atmosphere – Future Considerations (what are their future plans?)

6 Step 3: Analyze the Environment The Environment Inventory – Number of rooms – Activity Zones (work, private, and social) – Storage Areas – Furniture and Accessories Find out the furniture style that would match with your family – Condition of Backgrounds – Electrical and Lighting – Safety – Traffic Flow Consider Furniture Needs Establish Priorities – Budget restrictions Measure Space & Furniture – Check out locale builder websites to see ex. floor plans Creating scale drawings – ¼ in. =1 ft.

7 Step 4: Develop a Preliminary Budget Write down everything that needs to be purchased- this will help client know how much to expect and will help prevent you from overspending – Remember that those this is not the final cost- going well over is unprofessional and is frowned on Create price estimates based on the size of the room (paint, flooring, etc.)

8 Step 5: Compile a Design Resource File Take before photos of the area to be redesigned. Find sources of ideas: – magazines – Furniture and accessory catalogs – Websites – Sunday newspapers – How to books Organize by separating into categories: – Furnishings – Window treatments – Floor coverings – General for pictures – Product brochures – Wallpaper samples – Paint samples – Fabric samples

9 Step 6: Plan Use of Space A functional room arrangement is one in which the space meets the needs of its occupants. Arranging space: – Review the purposes the room serves – Consider the features of the room itself – On your plan, outline the path people would use to walk through the room(traffic patterns).

10 Step 6 continued A thoughtfully arranged room is functional and pleasing to look at. Keep these factors in mind when designing: – Don’t overcrowd a room – Attempt to balance the room – Create a focal point by highlighting an interesting feature. – Use your imagination

11 Room by Room Living Rooms and Family rooms – Seating – Provide convenient surface for reading materials and refreshments. – Might include entertainment Dining Areas – Allow room for chairs to move and people if there is a dining room

12 Drawing Plans Floor plans give a view from above Elevations show a side view Interior elevations show one wall as seen from the center of the room

13 Step 7: Choose a Style &Color Scheme Style-refers to the overall characteristics of design. – It might reflect a specific period of time, a region, or a designer. – It might also evoke a feeling such as formal, informal, or cozy.

14 Types of Style Colonial-very simplistic style. Queen Anne-very formal style; often large with high ceilings. Use very luxurious fabrics. Victoria-flamboyant and elaborate style; generally have carved wooden panels. Modern-simple and unify technology with art; the focus is on horizontal line and monochromatic color schemes There are many quizzes online to help pick furniture styles- try one but remember to answer as the client would

15 Step 8: Select Backgrounds, Furniture, Lighting and Accessories Backgrounds-floors, walls, ceilings and windows. – Deciding which materials, colors, patterns and textures to use is part of the design process. – The goal is to make sure that backgrounds harmonize with the style.

16 Step 9: Present the Design Floor Plans Elevations Pictorial designs (which are pictures as if you were actually looking at the room) – One point perspective is looking at one wall – Two point perspective is looking at where two walls meet

17 Types of Visual Representations Sample Boards – Contains mounted samples of proposed wall coverings, floor coverings, fabrics, and window treatments. – Separate boards for each room Computer presentations Models: usually 3-D




21 A Professional Presenation Once all designs are complete the presentation must be made. Oral presentations consist of: – Introduction – Discussion of the design – Summary Finally presentation of the budget

22 Step 10: Implement the Design Developing a time line Making purchases Scheduling installations Make sure to maintain frequent communication with the clients!

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