Came to know our ID, Royston, who’s a friend of a friend. Prior to 5th Ave, we met up with quite a number of IDs to get a gist of the market rates and what they offered for kitchens. We decided to go with him because:
1) price – what’s quoted was reasonable (not the highes, though not the lowest either)
2) design – he had his own strong opinions on aesthetics (what we’re paying an ID for) takes pride in what he’s previously done for his clients. For me, this is important because when there are too many parties (and opinions) involved, the ID has to be able to find the right balance or get pushed over.
While it’s true that Royston is young and isn’t the most experienced of the bunch – our hiccups here and there throughout 6 weeks were largely resolved in a responsive manner. Now we’ve got a unique kitchen that we are all happy with.
So if you’d like to give a young ID a chance to conceptualise something that doesn’t look run-of-mill, you’d consider Royston. 🙂