• Andrea Hutchman

Prospective Client Questionnaire

Updated: Mar 31, 2020

I’m so glad you are considering me to be your interior designer! Before we meet, it would be helpful if you would check out these questions. Answer directly if you like, but at least be thinking about them!


General Questions

  • Why do you want to remodel, and why did you decide to move forward with this project now?

  • What are you looking to accomplish with this project?

  • What is the age of your home?

  • What is the original architectural style of your home? Do you want to emphasize this style in the remodel?

  • Has the property been renovated since it was built?

  • What about your home currently functions well?

  • What about your home does not function well?

  • Is there a particular area of your home that is a priority?

  • How long do you plan to stay in your home?

  • What do you like about the location of your home?

  • Are you concerned about resale value?


How do you want your home to feel when you walk in the door? Calm? Energetic? Busy? Creative? Quiet?

About The Residents

  • Please provide the names and ages of the members of your household.

  • Do they have specific needs for space, work, or study?

  • Do you anticipate changes for any household size in the next few years?

  • How much time does each family member spend at home?

  • Do you have or anticipate having a member of the family having physical limitations or needing mobility aids?

  • Do you have pets in household? What kind?

  • What family members will share in the decision-making process?

Interior Design Questions

  • What are your design priorities? Achieving a more stylish appearance for the home? Improving the function?

  • How do you want your home to feel when you walk in the door? Calm? Energetic? Busy? Creative? Quiet?

  • Are there any pieces of furniture, window, wall or floor coverings that must be worked into the new plan?

Kitchen Questions

  • Is the kitchen a socializing space?

  • What time of day is your kitchen most frequently used?

  • Does the primary cook have any cooking hobbies / specialty cooking preferences?

  • What type of specialized storage is desired?

  • What small specialty electrical appliances do you use in your kitchen?

  • If you would like an eat-in-kitchen, how many seats should it accommodate?

Bathroom Questions

  • How many bathrooms are in the home?

  • Who will use the bathroom(s) being renovated?

  • Will more than one person be using the bathroom at the same time?

  • Will this bathroom be used by visitors?

  • Do you prefer separate showering and bathing areas?

  • Are there accessibility features required for independence?

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