WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR YOUR CONSULTATION:
One of the most important things you can do before your consultation is to know the scope of your project. If you know the space you’re working with and have a realistic budget, it becomes a lot easier to help you achieve your goals. We will source items piece by piece and work with you on layout, sizing, fabric, and finish options. We will do an in-home follow up to ensure colors and sizing are appropriate prior to ordering.
Things to consider: do you want to entertain in this space? Does everything need to be pet and child friendly? What color palette speaks to you the most? What style do you prefer?
Along with the scope, budget, and goals for your project, we recommend you have the following ready for your consultation:
- Photos – Along with any inspiration images you might have on hand, we recommend you bring photos of the actual space so we can better visualize what we’re working with.
- Measurements – Having exact measurements of your space (including ceiling height) is key so we can have an idea of sizing and scale. Our measuring guide below should help.
CHRISTINE MCGOVERN DESIGN MEASURING GUIDE
STEP 1 – Using a pen and un-lined white paper, sketch the layout of the room. Do not worry about drawing to scale.
STEP 2 – Using a tape measure, measure the entire length of each wall corner to corner.
STEP 3 – After the entire length of the walls has been measured and recorded, measure each wall in detail.
– Starting in the corner, measure the distance to the casing of the first window.
– Next, measure the width of the window (including casings).
– Proceed to measure all items (including depths when applicable) on length of wall. Items important to include are: doors, windows, built-ins, radiators, electrical outlets, sconce(s), etc.
STEP 4 – Once you have completed the detailed measurements, add up the measurements on a calculator and make sure they match up with the entire length of the wall. If the number is off by more than 5 inches, quickly re-measure the length of the wall and details to find error.
STEP 5 – Additional Measurements
– Window height
– Door height(s)
– Fireplace (if applicable): hearth length & width, mantle to ceiling height – Height of ceiling from lowest point of floor.
STEP 6 – Take note of all ceiling light fixtures and approximately indicate existing placement on your drawing.
STEP 7 – Scan or take a photo and upload your drawing to the client portal with all information included from the steps above.
ALTERNATE MEASURING RECOMMENDATION:
Download the app “Magic Plan”…I highly recommend this as an easy way to get a fairly precise room measure and it will create a visual floor plan for you. We use this app and find it to be a great tool. You will also be able to export your plan and upload it into the portal.