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What You Need To Know When Hiring An Interior Designer

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If you are planning to update your home, you have probably pondered whether to hire an interior designer.  If that is the case, you have weighed the pros and cons of making that decision. So, why should you consider hiring a professional for the job?

An Interior Designer Thinks Out Of The Box

Interior designers are professionals that are trained to think outside of the box.  They utilize their creativity, objectivity, resources, training and talent to bring a unique design aesthetic to each project. Interior designers are able to see the overall picture that client’s often cannot.  They will come up with ideas that you wouldn't normally think of, no matter how many blogs you browse.  A designer can create a space for you that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also extremely functional for how your family lives in the space. Most importantly, your interior designer will take your personality into account and come up with a unique solution that focuses on all of the details, large and small, to help you avoid costly mistakes.

An Interior Designer Can Save You Money

An interior designer’s years of practice means that they have experienced most of the renovation mistakes and figured out the most effective ways to save you money. This may not sound logical, but spending the money to hire an interior designer can help you to avoid costly mistakes. Most people can appreciate buying a sofa or chair that looks fantastic in the store, but was totally out of proportion once they got it home.

A designer helps you avoid mistakes and will bring the design of your space to the next level. It does not matter whether you are on a tight budget or have a large budget, an interior designer is going to know how to get the best value for you. Their experience will help avoid paying too much for something, wasting money on vendors that are not qualified for the job, ordering the wrong sized item or one that would not fit the design aesthetics.

An Interior Designer Can Save You Time  

Since it is an interior designers job to make sure that your project is on budget and on time, this will save you time. They will be spending the time researching so that you don’t have to. Interior Designers know where to go for resources, who to contact to complete the project, what are the right questions to ask contractors and where to push the boundaries of your design project.  They will be anticipating any obstacles that may come up since they are used to working with contractors, electricians, and inspectors to get the job done.

An Interior Designer Can Offer a Professional Assessment

Everyone loves to be an interior designer, and the truth is that everyone can appreciate the things that they like or dislike. But as a result of years of experience, an interior designer will look at the project in its entirety, will spend the time to understand your functional needs, and ensure that the overall layout, look and feel of your home is consistent. Designers eyes are trained to see and notice things that you may not and can automatically tell you if there is something wrong or right with a space. Now that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t look at Internet sites or visit stores to get ideas, but you are not going to get the best advice by just asking for tips here and there. Avoid the hassle of trying to do it all yourself and getting frustrated.

An Interior Designer Has Many Resources And Contacts

Interior Designers have resources, home improvement industry contacts and have relationships with vendors that are not available to the general public. They have experience with these vendors and have built up reliable connections and relationships that you can immediately take advantage of.  This will greatly simplify the process of securing reliable contractors that you can trust, and getting access to merchandise, fixtures, furnishings and fabrics that are not available to the general public. This means that you will save time and money, and have a better shot at getting the best design solution.

An Interior Designer Can Help If You’re Planning On Selling

Your interior designer will have the ability to turn your home into a space ready for a magazine or showcase – especially valuable if your goal is to sell your home in a few years. If you know you are going to sell, your interior designer can help by making sure you focus on areas that will add value to homes value, and design in ways that enhance your home for photography. 

Interior design is a skill and an art. It takes training and experience. While you may be able to save money by doing it yourself, hiring a professional is the best option to enhance the space and the quality of your life in your home.