A Design Brief is a summary of the project from the owners point of view. When you plan a space from scratch it is obvious that you would like it to be personalized to your tastes and individuality. It is a short document of your imagination for your dream home or workspace or place of business.
The process of compiling the design brief will give you more clarity on your vision and expectations of the project as well.
Have a budget and include it in the brief up front. The market today is so vast that Sky is the Limit. Setting a realistic budget will help you make better decisions during the course of the project. This is an essential parameter to avoid redesign and redrawing details after receiving the construction bids.
A few pointers that can help are –
For a Residence – consider the age group of people at home, frequency of guests visiting, neighboring plots and buildings, your hobbies and/or preferences, save images from the internet that appeal to you, make a list of priorities based on your needs & wants, Needs > Wants, etc.
For your workspace – your company culture, age group of teammates, location of the property, specific machine requirements, etc.
For an F&B Outlet – target customer interests & age group, brand identity and colours, store front display opportunities, dining price for two, crockery & cutlery or packaging item storage, etc
Once it is ready, this document can then be shared with architecture and interior design professionals before you meet them in person. This ensures a productive first meeting as it begins with how to execute your vision rather than discussing the mundane requirements.
The Design Brief also serves as a reminder during the execution phase to ensure we do not deviate from your dream.