Must I hire a Certified Interior Designer for my project?
Current California law does not require you to hire a Certified Interior Designer for your project. However,
before you hire someone to design the interior of a new structure, or alter the interior of an existing structure, you should check the designer's credentials and references to ensure they are qualified
and competent to perform such work.
You may also want to consult the local building official in your city, or county, building department to determine whether or not your project will also
require a registered civil or structural engineer to prepare and submit plans and specifications for that portion of the project that may change or affect the structural system or safety of the building.
What can I expect when I work with a Certified Interior Designer?
You can expect to work with a professional who will share their knowledge, experience, and "vision ability" in a creative and
cost-efficient way. They'll provide you with a detailed contract so you know exactly what services you are getting. With project management systems in place, a Certified Interior Designer knows how to
orchestrate your project from start to finish. They'll help meet your project goals whether for a favorite room, a two-story home or a large commercial space such as a restaurant, health club or a
high-tech business complex.