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Project Management Tool Must-Haves for Interior Designers

Investing in a project management tool can save you time and money while simplifying your process to allow you to design more and worry less.

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Between communicating with clients, sourcing inspiration and products, managing invoices, keeping track of inventory, and more, interior designers are juggling a lot at once. While project management isn't necessarily the first thing you think of when you think of a career in design, being able to execute your project effectively from start to finish is just as important as choosing the perfect trim and throw pillows. Utilizing a project management tool with everything in one place, from sourcing sections to presentation mode, will help streamline your process.

The good news is that you don't need formal training to manage your projects and have a system that works for you.  Spoak's project management tools are simple and built to make your life easier, so you can spend more time designing and less time worrying about if you are sticking to your timeline and budget.

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Spoak's interior design project management software was built specifically for interior designers to help them manage their projects every step of the way. With our tool, you can compile and save inspiration sources, shoppable products, renderings, and floor plans to execute your project from start to finish. Access to everything in one place allows you to efficiently manage multiple projects, keep track of your progress and budget, and quickly receive client communication and feedback.

Manage your interior design project by keeping track of all the small details — from your product selections to your budget. Investing in a project management tool can save time and money while streamlining your process to allow you to design more and worry less. By keeping everything in one place, Spoak's tool makes it easy to stay on top of all the moving parts that come with working on a design project, whether you're designing for yourself or a client.

Here are a few essential project management tool features for interior designers:

A scratchpad for organizing all of your project elements.

In the beginning stages of a design project, the number of elements you're sourcing can feel endless — from imagery inspiration to color palette ideas and hard and soft material sources. Utilizing a project management tool that allows you to save everything in one place simplifies the entire process. So the next time you're putting together a product board, wondering where that lamp you found was from, you don't have to dig or switch back and forth between tabs to find out.

Spoak's Project Hub has every product, image, palette, and mockup you're considering for your project, hidden from your client so it can be your private scratchpad until you're ready to show it off.

In a design project, distinguishing between areas or rooms of your project is essential from both a process and creative perspective. Once you have gathered your inspiration, creating sections for your project in Spoak makes it easy to visualize everything in separate spaces and share with your client room by room once finalized.

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An intuitive budget tracker.

If you don't like looking at messy spreadsheets and complex formulas, chances are that your client doesn't either. Utilizing an intuitive budget integrated with the rest of your project helps you manage your project as you add pieces so you can track your spending every step. Using Spoak's budget tool, you can collaborate with your clients (and even get their approval) and add tracking links and order numbers, so everything is in one place when needed.

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A simple client communication tool.

Client communication is a vital part of a healthy interior design business, whether you are designing for your client in person or virtually. Instead of explaining why you chose the color of the sofa you did over email or phone call, Spoak's tool allows you to add personalized notes to each piece and even customize product names. That way, when you send your project to your client, they can see everything in writing.

A customizable preview & share setting.

Last but certainly not least, making your project shareable right in the program you use to manage it can save you from hours of transferring your links and presentations to a separate slide document. Spoak's presentation mode allows you to share your designs with your clients and keep them in the loop on everything from live updated product finds to how you are tracking on budget.

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October 3, 2022
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