EP 260 | Commercial vs. Residential with Two Fold Interiors
February 8, 2022
Most design firms focus primarily on residential or commercial projects. But what if you consistently take on both? In this episode, Business of Design® members and business partners, Veronica Martin and Carrie Stinson, share with us the pros and cons of managing commercial projects vs. residential when it comes to the design process, clients, and timelines.
In this episode we learn:
- best advice for transitioning between commercial and residential projects
- answering an RFP (request for proposal) may mean a substantial investment of your time
- Pros and cons of commercial projects vs. residential
- How to get your first commercial project when your focus is residential
- the difference between designing for an individual vs. designing for a company or committee
Veronica | Patience. Patience is critical in this industry. It takes a long time to get to the point where clients will trust you, and give you the keys to fully run their project.
Carrie | It’s so important to work with other people and feel like you’re part of a team. This industry is full of solopreneurs and it can be isolating. If you’re not in a partnership, find and connect with other designers that you can bounce ideas off of and collaborate.
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