For interior designer Plamen van Dijk, designing first and foremost means listening very carefully and asking questions. "What is really important? What vision, wishes and ambitions do you have? What are the frameworks of the available space? What is the expected schedule and available budget?"
The first meeting is informative and non-binding and preferably takes place on location. If available, the studio will receive the (digital) construction drawings in advance.
Together we draw up a "program of requirements and wishes" (PoR). We then discuss which specialties you wish to use and an indication of the design costs can be given. The size of the project, as well as its complexity, also influences this.
Plamen van Dijk Design Studio works from concept to the end result.
Based on the conversation, a quote and overall schedule for the overall design process will be created.
The whole design process is called the Design phase, the construction phase is called the Build phase.
After approval, the studio will start the design drawings such as floor plans, supported by views and 3D impressions.
The preliminary design is followed by a review of the layout plans. Is the design realistic and feasible within time and budget? Is everything complete and as required?
In this phase, the construction team also is set up. Together with the project manager, the necessary parties are selected, such as a contractor, an E- and W-installer, a partitioning builder, a carpenter and furniture suppliers.
After approval on the preliminary design phase (VO), the design with any changes is made final (DO). This also becomes the starting point for requesting quotes and preparing a final budget.
Technical drawings and a list of materials are developed and the design is ready for execution.
During the Design phase, our studio already starts planning and coordination with suppliers to ensure quality.
At the start of the Construction Phase, the schedule is tightened, if necessary, the checked quotes from suppliers are commissioned, and the technical drawings are checked again.
The project manager guides you on the final preparations for implementation.
Strong direction and a clear point of contact for you as the client.
During the Build phase, the project manager and interior designer are primarily the client's point of contact and arrange everything related to the project. The studio has a strong network of contractors, project managers and architects. This allows the best suited expertise to be used and preferably with local parties as much as possible.