Most designers start the design process with a phone call or email, but the initial design consultation is when they’ll likely meet the homeowners for the first time and see the home in person(though it’s not always the case if the designer is working with a remote client.).
Topics covered during the initial consultation often include the project’s scope and the homeowners’ vision for their home. For the designer, it’s an opportunity to showcase previous relevant work, share business practices and discuss billing and fee structure.
“The goal is to gain enough information to give them a proper proposal as well as to educate the client on your process and gain a very deep understanding of the clients’ needs and the scope of work.