There’s a darker side to building a new home that only a few know of. For others, it is packed with joy, happiness, and celebrations. For some, it’s all that and…endless running around. How, you ask? Let us tell you a story.
This is the story of two friends Mr. Iyyer and Mr. Nathan, who bought their first home/apartment last year. How to get the interiors done is the one question they have before the builder handed over the flat. Then Nathan suggested, it is better to hire an interior designer to get it done, but Iyyer was worried that interior designer will charge high for their designs. So, it is better to hire a carpenter and get the work done.
Nathan was not convinced with the idea of Iyyer and approached a reputed interior designer in the city to get the job done. He along with his wife went to the interior designer’s office and discussed about his requirements and ideas and was convinced with their professional approach to the design process and finalized contract with them for his flat interior design and build services.
But Iyyer was confident because one of their far relative from his native town told him about Sharmaji, a carpenter turned contractor who worked for his home interiors few years back. When Iyyer met Sharmaji, he spoke about his experience and workmanship.
And said he can manage to do complete interiors just by seeing reference images from different magazines or internet so, that he can save unnecessary interior designer charges, finally Iyyer trusted him blindly and decided to go with him to cut down designing cost.
Days and week passed by and Nathan got all paper work done like 2d designs, 3d views, working drawings and estimate for his interiors from the designer’s office and then he finalized all the finishes and materials as per the concept and given approval to start the work on site.
Iyyer was excited when Sharmaji the contractor, came in with a couple of junior carpenters who had measuring tapes and several other tools that made them look totally professional. Iyyer had efficiently goggled and shortlisted several images, designs, taken printouts.
Sharmaji appreciated Iyyer’s designs and said he will come back and tell them how those designs can be accommodated in the home/space that they have. However, the next day happened five days later Sharmaji told him that they might have to make slight changes here and there to the design to fit the specifications/on site sizes.
Two months later the Nathan was happy and was satisfied with the outcome as it is exactly as what he wanted. Whereas Iyyer is still following up with Sharmaji to complete the pending works and fix their cabinets and bending wardrobe shutters. Sadly none of his dream home spaces looked anywhere close to how they had envisioned their home to be.
Later when Iyyer went to house warming function of Nathan, he was really surprised and impressed with the interiors for their designs, material quality and finishes. He felt that he would love to rewind and go back a year and start it all over again but this time with a professional interior designer with commitment to time, quality and value for money.
Well Iyyer’s story was just an example. But is it really worth spending all the money, time and effort when you are not really sure what you are getting. For just ‘something’? Customize your interiors according to your style, see the 3D views of how it will look in your home and get the accurate estimate for the design along with project completion schedule.
If it’s too late by the time this reached you, don’t worry, there are a lot of dreams you can still save! Don’t forget to tell your friends.
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