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The Complete Interior Design FAQ

What is Change Management in Interior Design?

Change management is a collective term for all approaches aimed at preparing, supporting, and facilitating individuals, teams, and organisations in making organisational changes. It involves strategies, processes, and techniques to manage the human aspect of interior design change effectively.

What is a Tall Boy?

A tall boy is a piece of furniture primarily used for storage, typically consisting of drawers stacked vertically. It is taller than a chest of drawers, providing more storage space while occupying less floor space.

What Does Fit-Out Mean?

Fit-out refers to the process of finishing a space according to a specified design, including interior finishes, furniture, and soft furnishings. It involves customising the interior of a building or room to meet functional and aesthetic requirements.

What is Hot Desking?

Hot desking is a practice in office environments where desks are allocated to workers as needed or on a rotation system, rather than assigning each worker a permanent desk. It promotes flexibility and efficient use of workspace.

What is T.I. (Tenant Installation)?

T.I., or Tenant Installation, refers to the customisation of a leased space by the tenant, including layout and finishes. Landlords typically provide an allowance for such customisation, known as T.I. Allowance.

What is an Occupancy Certificate?

An occupancy certificate, also known as a certificate of occupancy or use certificate, is a document issued by local government authorities indicating that a building or property has been inspected and deemed safe for occupation.

What are Pendant Lights?

Pendant lights are lone light fixtures that hang from the ceiling, typically suspended by a cord, chain, or metal rod. They are often used in multiples, offering versatility in interior design and lighting patterns.

What is a Server/Credenza?

A server or credenza is a furniture item similar to a sideboard or cupboard, providing a horizontal surface with or without storage options. It is commonly used for storage and display in dining rooms, offices, or living spaces, including interior design settings.

What Does Collaborative Work Mean?

Collaborative work refers to the joint effort of individuals or teams on an activity or project in interior design, where participants share ideas, resources, and responsibilities to achieve a common goal.

What is HVAC?

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. It refers to the systems used for controlling indoor temperature, humidity, and air quality in interior design projects and buildings.

What is a Mood Board?

A mood board is a creative scheme that visually represents intended items, colours, textures, and finishes for an interior design project. It provides a sense of the desired look and feel, helping to convey the aesthetic vision to stakeholders.

What is an Organogram?

An organogram, also known as an organisational chart or organisational breakdown structure, is a diagram that illustrates the structure of an interior design organisation. It shows the relationships and relative ranks of its parts, including positions and jobs.

What is Re-Densification?

Re-densification refers to the process of compacting buildings or areas while staying within the same footprint. It involves increasing the use of space, including core facilities, to maximise efficiency without expanding the physical size of the interior design structure.

What are Renders?

Renders are images generated through the process of rendering, which involves creating photorealistic or non-photorealistic representations of 2D or 3D models using computer programs. Renders provide visualisations of architectural or interior designs before they are built.

What is Space Planning?

Space planning is the process of organising and arranging furniture, equipment, and other elements in a space to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing interior design layout. It requires skills and knowledge in optimising spatial environments for specific purposes.

What Does Turnkey Mean?

Turnkey refers to a product or service that is provided complete and ready to operate. In the context of interior design, it may refer to buildings or spaces that are built, supplied, or installed with all necessary components, requiring no additional work before use.

What is a White Box?

A white box refers to a partially completed interior design space with basic fittings. It typically includes perimeter walls painted white, an exposed floor slab, some electrical infrastructure, a ceiling grid with lighting, an HVAC system with ductwork and controls, a sprinkler system, and a finished bathroom. It is prepared and awaiting customisation by the tenant (T.I.).

These are just a few of the terms commonly used in workplace interior design. If you have further questions or need clarification on any term, get in touch with our team!

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