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4 Questions Your Interior Designer Should Ask

House 2 min read

29 Jun 2020

House2Home: The Complete Guide to Renovating or Redecorating

As restrictions lift, builders dust off hardhats and homeowners don paint rollers, decking tiles, grout filler - hoping to rejuvenate spaces they’ve spent months inside – we’ve partnered with Roisin Murphy; architect, interior designer and presenter of RTE’s Home Rescue, to bring you the House2Home Series on Credit Union.ie.

Below, Roisin shares her four main questions she always asks a client before starting a project.


1. Budget

‘It sounds really boring, but the main question I ask any client and the first question I have is how much money do you have to spend?’


2. Consultation Type

‘And the next question I have is also budget driven, I say if you don’t have a lot of money do you want me to give you just a one off consultation? Because there's an awful lot of that around, where an architect will come in and do a couple of hours and you take their sketches and drawing and go off and do it yourself. It’s a very budget-driven away of doing it, you can plan it out in various stages.'

3. Space or Light

'The third thing I always ask them is are they interested in space or light? It’s a really important one, because sometimes people want to spend their money buying space in their house versus buying a kind of a really cool interior or better working house.'


4. Scrapbook Styles

‘And the fourth thing I ask them to do is to start making images in a scrapbook - not writing down specifically they want, but pictures of the kind of house or home that they’d like.’


Click here to read Roisin’s advice on four things you should think about before planning a renovation.

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