Why hire a qualified Interior Designer?

Why hire a qualified Interior Designer?

Hiring a qualified Interior Designer for a project is an important step, no matter the size or budget, whether you are renovating an existing space or building a new one.

Qualified Interior Designers have extensive training in designing interior spaces. They are skilled and experienced through a rigorous path that includes a four-year degree in Interior Design, supervised work experience under a qualified Interior Designer, and the successful completion of the North American Interior Design exam, NCIDQ. This is similar to other professions like Architects, Lawyers, and Engineers.

Interior Design is about much more than just the aesthetics of a space. Through the interior design process, a qualified Interior Designer can help you realize your goals and make the interior environment functional, accessible, and attractive. They also ensure that the design of your space complies with all regulatory and legal requirements such as Ontario Building Code (OBC) and accessibility standards. A qualified Interior Designer ensure building permits are submitted correctly, and the design is implemented properly by a contractor or construction team.

Laura Martin -Woodbridge
Project: Woodbridge Private Residence; Laura Martin, ARIDO.

What is a qualified Interior Designer?

The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) is the professional association representing Interior Designers in Ontario. Only registered members of ARIDO are authorized to use the designation ARIDO and the title Interior Designer in the province. ARIDO ensures that Interior Designers are highly trained through a rigorous process of education, experience and examination. All Registered Members are required to:

  • Comply with the Ontario government’s qualification and registration requirements under the Ontario Building Code
  • Maintain professional liability insurance
  • Participate in ongoing regular professional development
  • Comply with a professional code of ethics and standards of practice

 

Laura Martin -Woodbridge
Project: Woodbridge Private Residence; Laura Martin, ARIDO.

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