Luxury interior design projects tend to vary in complexity, whether they’re renovations or refurbishments. However, one common theme that runs across luxury interior design is every installation is executed to the highest quality by specialists in their field. Specialist consultants being hired across luxury projects shouldn’t be underestimated. In fact, hiring specialists is what can truly make an overall project luxury and the way the client wants it. If a client is interested in complex landscaping, installing a swimming pool, good lighting to create great spaces then it’s important that specialists are called in to support the design team to help deliver these aspects of the project to ensure its overall success.
If you’re interested to understand the importance of specialist consultants further, then read on and take a look at some key specialists that are commonly used across high end luxury interior design projects. landscaping What is landscaping? Landscaping is an extremely important part of any luxury interior design project, and refers to the process of ensuring outdoor areas like the garden, porch, driveways and any other areas of land are visually more attractive in their appearance. Across luxury interior design projects landscaping usually entails improving the appearance of rather large areas based on a client’s requirements and thinking creatively about them. It’s for this very reason landscaping consultants who are specialists in this area are needed for the design and the installation. Not only do they have the expertise to deliver landscaping projects across large spaces, but they also know how to create and deliver smaller areas by looking into the detail.
What does landscaping include? Landscaping has an array of names such as landscape design and landscape architecture, both include services such as:
Ponds and Water Feature installations
Driveways and Paving
Turfing, Seeding and Artificial Turf
Fencing and Pergolas
Pathways and Entrances
Hard landscaping construction
Soft landscaping installation
Landscape Planning and Design
Furniture layouts and general master planning
Why you need a landscape specialist? The purpose of using a landscape designer across your luxury design project is to ensure you have the highest level of expertise in this specific field. The client’s dream idea or concept of their garden, or external areas to the building require an experienced contractor who can deliver high end workmanship to a very high quality. The landscaping industry have award winning companies in this sector who all deliver dream gardens, driveways or external spaces.
swimming pools & spas Swimming pools and spa areas have become ever increasingly popular throughout 2021 whereby client’s want these leisure facilities within their homes. This allows them to have everything they need for daily life within their own private home.
When it comes to swimming pool installations, we all very much know the complexity of such a project so it’s important your project appoints a specialist swimming pool contractor who has the experience to complete the project to an extremely high standard and can advise on the best and most suitable design options for the space.
Choosing a swimming pool consultant? Choosing the right swimming pool consultant and then contractor comes down to a few factors including cost, reputation, experience and design. Ensuring your swimming pool consultants are well versed in these areas will ensure you help choose the best swimming pool company for the task ahead. So, it’s important that a broad selection of swimming pool specialists are asked for quotes. Read on to understand the key factors:
Cost – It’s important to understand what this figure is, so approach a broad selection of swimming pool contractors. Costs can vary so the requirements in terms of budget are crucial.
Reputation – Track record is extremely important when it comes to choosing a swimming pool contractor. Ideally you almost always get better results when you look for companies who are fully dedicated to installing swimming pools. They’ll have the knowledge, expertise and skills needed.
Experience – Swimming pool contractors tend to specialise in certain type of pool types while others have a wider range of experience. It’s important a contractor with experience regardless of the complexity is chosen, as experienced company can help resolve complicated issues.
Design – The design of a swimming pool comes down to the conceptual design the client has, and this is extremely important to ensure the clients vision and requirements can be met. It’s important to ensure the swimming pool contractor can design your client’s dream swimming pool before the work is actually carried out.
lighting What do lighting designers do? Lighting designers are specialists who help make any space look light and bright or moody and atmospheric. Lighting is such a key component and can dictate the ambience of a room or outdoor space. Across luxury interior design, ensuring the latest technology is used alongside great innovative design is extremely important to a successful project.
What are 4 types of lighting? Lighting specialists are important to bring onto projects as they’re experts who can help coordinate and plan a perfect lighting design. For example, a lighting expert can bring great experience onto a project to help create the moods and ambience you are looking for in certain spaces. This means getting a detailed plan as to how and where to implement certain types of lighting including:
Ambient Lighting – Also referred to as mood lighting. This type of lighting requires specific measurements to be able to create the perfect ambient lighting for the space it’s required for. A lighting designer will also have great ideas of how the lighting can be installed such as on the ceiling, within recessed coffers, or through decorative FF&E.
Task Light – Lighting which is required for a specific function that likely requires great visibility. A pool of light is needed for task lighting and a specialist would be able to calculate the relevant levels needed for each space and position the fittings appropriately.
Accent Lighting – More of a decorative functionality for the space. Its purpose usually is for highlighting architectural elements or features of the room or key joinery elements or artwork. If you’re looking to build a home with statement areas and pieces, then a lighting expert will be able to design how certain elements are emphasised in the space.
Natural Lighting – Often underestimated and definitely shouldn’t be. A lighting expert will ensure key spaces throughout your project focuses on letting in natural light exactly where you need it, so this expertise is invaluable.
audio and visual What is an AV professional? An AV specialist or consultant is someone who focuses on designing, installing, monitoring and maintaining sound and video equipment. These are items such as TVs, Speakers, Video Monitors, Security Cameras, Projection Screenings and so on. When working across luxury interior design projects ensuring audio and visual equipment is installed but installed so it’s discreet is very important. A lot of clients like these elements to slot into the structure of the building without knowing it’s there.
Accomplishing such a task is not simple and this is the reason why specialists are required, and we definitely recommend high end AV systems being installed. There are many control systems out there such as Crestron and Savant, these systems help to control lighting, audio, visual and even motorised window treatments.
What does AV planning include? Luxury interior design projects usually require detailed installations, so its important AV specialists are brought in early on in the design phase. The type of AV systems they can install include:
Audio and Visual Distribution
And much more…
AV consultants are recommended as specialists where possible as luxury projects require the highest level of expertise, and we believe that this can only be delivered by the experts themselves. Those dedicated to AV installations on a daily basis have the knowledge, expertise and reputation to install common AV systems as well as custom ones to meet clients demands.
conclusion Hopefully this gives you food for thought across understanding why specialist consultants are needed. They truly do support in bringing a luxury high end project together to ensure every detail the client needs are completed to their exact specification.