The Profession: • Interior Designers create functional, accessible, and beautiful design solutions for your home/family/business/workplace in a collaborative process which considers your vision, your lifestyle, and your budget.
• An Interior Designer will map out your space in a set of technical drawings that include electrical wiring, plumbing, flooring, and the way people move through that space.
• Interior Designers know when building permits are required for projects and they have the knowledge to apply for a building permit on your behalf.
• Interior Designers will work with trusted tradespeople including contractors, plumbers, and electricians, among others, to complete your project.
• A lot of people think an Interior Designer is just responsible for the way things look in a space. But we work on what’s below the surface too. On a project, we will address both form and function. The Title:
• The title ‘Interior Designer’ is regulated in Ontario. ARIDO Registered members may use the title ‘Interior Designer’, as we have completed a rigorous training process to earn this credential. ARIDO Standards
• ARIDO protects the public by setting and enforcing the standards for the profession. To become a Registered member, individuals must meet ARIDO’s current standards, of a CIDA approved Bachelor of Interior Design, supervised work experience under a qualified professional and pass the 3 part NCIDQ practice exam.
• You have peace of mind engaging a Registered Interior Designer on your project because we adhere to an established code of ethics and practice standards, and maintain professional liability insurance". ARIDO
Association of Registered Interior designers of Ontario. 2020
Tracy's comment: As an advocate for the client.
Ask yourself: Who would you rather hire to design and decorate your spaces?
A person who has credentials and expertise or " a contractor alone- without an interior designer"?
" Remember: a contractor does not go to school, does not go through professional training, does not have a certified credential and does not have to maintain a license to practise their trade and does not carry any type of insurance for their design".
Together the projects are great- it is like completing a recipe. You need the recipe and the products to succeed.