I receive several queries from homeowners asking for information on finding an architect or interior designer. The reason for this is that there aren’t any comprehensive searchable directory listings for architects and interior designers in India. Most of the top results in an internet search are primarily professionals who are more focused on commercial design. The problem gets compounded for those living in smaller towns where finding a relevant listing is more difficult.
It goes without saying that the best form of recommendation is word of mouth—usually from friends, family and associates. However, there are many times when this does not provide the solution desired by a homeowner.
Although there are several other tools available to help you find a design professional, a recommendation from a trusted source is still the most valued choice. Use this in tandem with other resources and then weigh your options based on what works best for you.
This is an excerpt from the ebook ‘How to hire an architect’
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