E-design, also known as electronic, remote or virtual design, is an interior design service that is delivered entirely online. With traditional design services, your designer visits your home, assesses and measures your space, and discusses your design needs with you in person. Similarly, you shouldn’t consider using e-design services if you want top-notch services such as on-site advice, detailed measurements, submission of samples, custom milling, preparation of design documents, and delivery of all your furniture at the same time. DIY — e-design gives you, as a customer, great opportunities to do a few things yourself and learn about design in the process.

The designers, who have aggressively tried to offer e-design as an independent service, are benefiting from a much wider audience and therefore from higher sales potential. There is therefore no better time to use e-design, expand your virtual customer base, open up more business opportunities and book more orders. Not all of your prospects have the budget or need for a full-service interior designer. E-design is therefore perfect for clients who need design expertise but don’t mind spending time preparing, managing, and executing the design themselves. E-design is an opportunity While many designers have conceived their foray into e-design as a short-term turning point, Mitchell cautions against using language that positions virtual design services, which are likely to remain in one form or another, as a temporary shift in what your company has to offer.

E-design is therefore a nice win-win situation both for customers who like to build themselves or are on a tight budget, and for you as a designer who can offer professional help and at the same time avoid the problems of doing it on site. The main difference between e-design and traditional interior design is that e-design takes a DIY approach. If you need the creativity and experience of a design professional, want to work from the comfort of home, enjoy the convenience of working on your schedule without time pressure, and want to save money, then e-design is for you. Each design firm is different in their approach to e-design and every project is unique. As a result, there are a few differences in the expectations you can expect when you start an e-design project.

E-design isn’t easier (or harder) for the designer than traditional interior design services, just different. All of this had led to a growing interest in e-design, an online service that gives customers access to the expertise of an interior designer while appealing to a tech-savvy do-it-yourself generation. There are no federal or state laws that require a specific license or certification or specific qualifications to provide e-design services. Affordable — e-design not only has to pay a single fee for your design, but is also generally less expensive than traditional interior design.

Undoubtedly, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the popularity of e-design services, as both interior designers and potential clients are either unable or unwilling to travel or hold in-person meetings. E-design must be similar to your other services If you ask Mitchell, designers shouldn’t start from scratch when building e-design services.