In todays blog piece we’re going to be giving advice to our fellow interior designers and decorators, although it is also important for clients as well. We’re talking about the need for clear, detailed and concise contracts when starting a new project together. It has only advantages, and very few drawbacks.
Importance of contracts when hiring designers and decorators
One of the reasons why it is good business practice to draw up detailed contracts when starting work on a project, especially a large expensive ones like “Savvy Design West” usually does, is that you prevent either party doing the old “he said, she said” dance. By that I’m referring to situations where client thinks a certain part of the job was your responsibility, and you don’t.
It can for example be, you were supposed to remodel the basement as well, or the attic, or this room as well, etc. Luckily we’ve had the common sense of drawing up decent enough contracts here in the company early on. Especially for more expensive projects. We don’t start any kind of serious work without drawing up the paperwork. It’s a tedious task, but it’s well worth the effort when you have all the basis covered afterwards. So just remember, draw up contracts, they don’t have to be overly complex, just detailed enough to know what kind of tasks fall within your scope of responsibility and what kind of tasks don’t.