Building Plans

While each project is custom, a full project service would typically include coordination with an architect, contractor(s), creating and coordinating construction drawings, selecting and specifying materials and finishes, space planning, selecting and specifying furniture, fabrics, window treatments, artwork, lighting, plumbing fixtures, hardware, and coordinating finishes for appliances.

In addition, the clients may select to have additional deliverables such as design boards, finish binders, and custom 3D renderings of selected spaces ranging from simple black and white to full photorealistic renderings.

The process begins with a phone call to determine your needs and then we will set up a meeting, on-site if appropriate, to discuss the project scope, budget, timeline, etc. in more detail. From there we will create a contract for you to sign indicating our services, deliverables, and other specifics such as billing. Once signed, we will begin working on your project!

Is this service right for me?

Check the list below to see if this sounds like you. 

  • Commercial interior design services for a new construction project.​

  • Commercial interior design services for the renovation of the interior of an existing commercial building.

  • Residential interior design services for the entire interior of a new construction home.

  • Residential interior design services involving an interior renovation of more than half the spaces within an existing home.

Below is a list of the differences between commercial and residential buildings. 

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A frequently asked question is what is the difference between residential and commercial interior design as the two terms are used in the design and architecture field. Here's an easy breakdown of the differences:

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Residential Interior Design:

This specialization deals with mainly residences or homes. Basically anywhere someone lives, such as:

  • Homes

  • Condo's

  • Apartments

  • Vacation Homes

  • Duplexes

  • Apartments

  • Townhomes


Commercial Interior Design:

This specialization deals with any public non-residence building or workplace such as:

  • ​Offices

  • Restaurants

  • Shops and stores

  • Hotels

  • Hospitals and Medical Office Buildings (Healthcare)

  • Senior Living communities

  • Government Buildings

Why are the differences between residential and commercial so important? Some of it has to do with building codes, fire regulations, and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements. Each specialization and even each building type (office versus restaurant for example) within the codes has different requirements based on use, the number of people in the space, etc. There is also a difference between furnishings and fabric construction and testing. Fabrics and furnishings for your home have much less stringent requirements for its type of use, durability, and construction. Commercial fabrics and furnishings have to meet a set of minimum requirements that includes passing a series of important fire tests and meet minimum durability requirements. At Design Works Studio we can handle all building types and code requirements so if you have a project you need help with please give us a call or shoot us an email! We'd love to help!

Residential Vs. Commercial Interior Design. What's the difference?