One of the biggest hassles in home remodeling and designing is the actual planning of the project. We then have the decision making, and of course our partners opinion that is often different than yours. Did I mention budget? Hiring the right contractor…. wait, do I really need a general contractor? All of those things tend to create a large amount of stress and frustration during the remodeling process. What if I told you that hiring an interior designer will help you with all of those problems? There seems to be a stigma about interior designers and what they actually do… Do they just put some pretty pillows on the sofa? Do they manage the whole process? And the main question of all is….can you afford a designer? I say you can’t afford NOT to hire one and here is why.
1. Hiring an Interior Designer will save you money
Have you ever picked a beautiful paint color in the store, painted a wall and it looks completely different? Have you purchased a sectional that should fit in your space based on dimensions but when you brought it home something just isn’t right?
An Interior designer will help you avoid those costly mistakes. Yes, it seems like an oxymoron because you have to pay a designer’s fee. However, interior designer will carefully consider your budget and work with furniture vendors and trades that meet that budget. A designer will help you avoid additional purchases, restocking fees and educate you on the concept of trends vs style that will last a long time.
2. Hiring an Interior Designer will save you time
The only thing more valuable than money is time! We have all gone down the rabbit hole of searching for that one perfect chair online, just to realize that the fabric is not right with the sofa or that the scale doesn’t work. Fine, you’ll just return it… but that takes a lot of time. You then head back online to reselect. Experienced designers look at the room as one cohesive space and when the room is designed, every little detail is considered. A designer will also provide you with the detailed timeline of all the scheduled trades, as well as furniture arrival. Most exciting part of it all, you will receive all of your furniture in one day. Typically, Interior Designers will store your furniture at a warehouse, inspect it, handle any imperfections or returns all behind the scenes so when you receive your furniture, you will get that true HGTV Reveal Day!
3. An Interior Designer will help you define your style
You probably have an amazing Pinterest board, but when it comes to bringing it to life there seems to be a disconnect. It is probably because you need some help defining your style. Your designer will help you hone down your style and bring that Pinterest worthy room to fruition.
4. You will have a uniquely designed space
Interior designers have the opportunity to review furniture from 1000’s of different vendors before they hit the stores. There are several furniture markets that showcase the latest and the greatest styles. Those vendors often work exclusively with designers and do not sell the furniture in retail stores or websites. Your designer will curate the entire room specifically for you!
5. Your designer is your liaison
Your designer will be in your corner during the entire process. They will be your liaison through communication with your architect and/or contractor. Communication between all the different trades such as electrician, flooring professional and architect are going to be a crucial component of your project. Your designer will use their knowledge and expertise to manage all aspects of your project.
6. Hiring trusted trades
Typically the homeowner spends time to receive three different quotes from each tradesman they are going to hire. This again is very time consuming. When you work with a designer, they will only introduce you with their trusted trades with whom they have experience working with. Your designer is there to represent your best interest and they will only recommend reliable tradesman.
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