Save $ 300 from one meter when repairing a house? Easily!

You want professional helpDesigner? Are you sure that this will cost you dearly? You are wrong! We will prove to you in this article that the services of a specialist will help save a large amount. Any repair is a pleasure expensive. Getting to it, almost every owner of a house or apartment is sure that he is able to cope with all the tasks, subtleties and nuances of this difficult event. And if I'm not sure, he is warmed by the idea of ​​tangible savings, which he will receive, without resorting to the help of a professional architect or designer. This is where the unexpected and unpleasant surprise lies: you can, of course, manage with your own resources, but it will be several times more expensive. You will ask why? Our mathematical calculations will show you this clearly and convincingly. We asked the competentMan, the head of the architectural and construction company "SM-Home" Vitaly Lihov. He already knows very well how many unplanned expenses there are in any repair, and can calculate how much money the owner will save a good designer. Vitaly Likhov General Director of the Architecture and Construction Company "SM-Home" Graduate of the Faculty of Economics, Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosov

Customer and designer responsibility areas

The customer of the project never stays away,He receives comprehensive information from the designer, is present on the job site, if necessary. He needs to tell what technologies will be applied, what materials can be used and what is the advantage of this or that finish. He should have the right to choose within the allowed range, based on information received from professionals. Vitaly Likhov has learned from experience that both the time and effort spent on the project from "up and down" pay off sensibly: there is no need to spray forces to connect intermediate performers, to control the quality of their work, the risk of unjustified expenses is minimized, If hired workers purchase the wrong material or not at the optimal cost. And how important it is to agree with the manufacturers of sanitary ware, equipment, furniture! The specialist takes it upon himself, makes an advance payment, controls the deliveries, solves the arising questions with the representatives of the managing organizations and even with the dissatisfied - and where without it! - neighbors. In short, the business of designer-executors is the routine part of the work plus the creative embodiment of the conceived, and the customer's task is the formulation of wishes, the adoption of key decisions and control. I often say at the first meeting with a potential customer: do not fixate on the amount that the designer calls as payment for his services. There are a lot of nuances, thanks to which the specialist can significantly save, minimizing the initial budget!

Vitaliy Likhov Let's look at the calculations made by Vitaly Likhov,To make sure he was right with a calculator in his hands. Word to the master: - I decided to calculate the size of the savings, if we do everything ourselves. Of course, the amount will be approximate, because the optimization of the budget depends to a large extent on many factors, including the needs of the customer, the level and style of work of designers, selected materials, etc. We will take a virtual dwelling of 100 square meters for clarity. Let's say that it is in the segment of the capital's business level. Define the price of the designer at $ 100 per square meter. It is clear that it is also very conditional. Let's move on to the budget. Define it in 8 million rubles, designed to pay for the work of the designer, builders, to purchase all materials, furnishings and decor elements, for the necessary engineering projects, etc. For this price, the landlord can count on the consent of a good designer (3 500 rubles per sq. M. X 100 sq. M. = 350 000 rubles), on an adequate builder-executor (12 000 rubles per sq m x 100 sq. M. M. = 1 200 000 rubles), for decent materials, on a parquet board for 4 000 rubles per square meter. (400 000 rubles), the kitchen of a good Russian or Italian manufacturer, but not pathos (700 000 rubles), two bathrooms with a good tile (2 x 200 000 = 400 000 rubles), plumbing of reliable European brands (300 000 rubles) , A decent sofa and two seats of domestic production (300 000 rubles) and so on. This is only 4 350 000 rubles, the rest will be spent on other furnishings, lamps, decoration and decoration, engineering projects, calculations with the management company, air conditioning systems and other necessary things. Of the eight million, we subtract that which will be at the disposal of the designer - within this amount he can make decisions on the purchase of everything necessary in the framework of his responsibility. Conditionally, this "designer" fund is 5 million rubles. Now we turn to the consideration of specific moments, due to which we will save the customer's money. So, five secrets of Vitaly Lihov.

1. Optimal product selection

- By studying data on products in different markets, weWe can buy them at a more optimal price. It is assumed that the designer has an idea of ​​all possible proposals, and then he will be able to purchase everything so that the savings were evident. And on materials, it can make up on average 5% of the "design fund", that is, approximately 250,000 rubles.

2. Optimal choice of the seller of the product

- Any product can be bought in several shopsOr on different bases. The price for it, naturally, differs depending on the location of the retail facility and on other factors, which the designer should also know. It is clear that we are talking about goods of exactly the same quality. Find a tile with a difference in price to 5-10% is quite realistic. This is another minus 250,000 rubles. There are amazing cases that allow you to save on this point fantastically - up to 50%! For example, we took one order for the manufacture of furniture, and he proceeded directly from one Italian factory. The work was accompanied by a heap of papers, drawings, approvals, transfer of samples, search of logisticians ... it was terrible to imagine that at the assembling stage the Moscow assemblers of two kitchens, four wardrobes and four bedrooms were waiting for us. However, it cost us even 20% lower than it would cost for an Italian buyer (by the way, many big metropolitan furniture stores multiply the retail Italian price for Moscow consumers by half). This is a huge savings, comparable to the cost of odnushki in a remote sleeping area.

3. The advantage of a regular consumer

It has long been no secret that takes placeA different price for the final buyer and for the wholesaler or designer. Yes, a discount can be obtained with a one-time purchase, but a regular consumer is always in priority. A good, competent professional will allow the customer to save money in this. The minimum is another 5% or 250,000 rubles.

4. Loss of profit from professional activities

I will name only the basic, than the customer very oftenPrefers to study independently, without a designer, believing that he will do it no worse: - measurements are very different; - Drawing options for planning, placement of electricians, plumbing, types of ceilings; - studying the market of suppliers, manufacturers, collecting feedback and opinions about their work; - clarification of all conditions of subcontractors, attempts to control their work and solve emerging problems; - calculations with workers, acceptance of materials and much, much more. How to estimate the time and nerves expenditure on these actions? Assume that the project is being implemented within the framework of the agreement. Then the term of arrangement of the apartment will be about six months. For the customer, his participation will be approximately 1 hour every two days. Of course, he may not appear on the site, say, a week, and then in two days decide to go round the shops in search of something of that sort. Counting. Go for tiles or parquet in the salon for 20 km, spend on the road and talk with the sellers for three hours - simple mathematical actions sum up: 90 hours for six months. And this is the minimum fuss. But this time could be used wisely, for work, to generate income! By the way, about the earnings of the owner - in our case this is pure mathematics, and not interference in the field of intimate interests. So, a 100-meter apartment in a sleeping area costs 15 million rubles. Her purchase or payment of a loan for it assumes (if there are other, vital expenses) a monthly salary of half a million rubles. For convenience of calculations, we take 200 working hours per month for 2,500 rubles per hour. We get 225 000 rubles.

5. The magic of design

About a high level of mastery of the designer you canSay, if the object looks more expensive than it cost in financial terms. A good designer has his secrets, how to achieve it. Here is just one example from practice. We bought a lamp for $ 150 in America for one project, the rest of our fabrics that we used changed the ceiling lights and got a product that looked much more expensive. We will estimate our similar efforts in conditional, but quite adequate 50 000 rubles. Evaluating the results of the designer's work, it is correctWill also assess the reduction of risks, because, for example, for workers, the designer is a controller, and sufficiently competent. But in digital terms, we will not take into account such a saving in our calculations. Calculate the total amount for all the points outlined - this is the savings that the designer can provide. 250 000 + 250 000 + 250 000 + 225 000 + 50 000 = 1 025 000 rubles. Or 10 250 rubles per square meter, which is about 300 dollars. We get an obvious conclusion: after giving the designer $ 100 per square meter, the customer saves $ 300 on the same meter. Impressive, is not it? Do not forget that the designer performs its main function: creates a cozy, beautiful, ergonomic space. And at the same time saves the customer a considerable amount. You have not yet appreciated designers? Then we go to you! The designer of all interiors (except for the wooden house) - Julia Likhova; Photographer Evgeny Kulibaba; Source photo