Whether you are renovating your home, building a new home, or redesigning a space, it is an investment that involves time, money, and effort. Part of your investment should include an Interior Designer. Interior Designers serve different purposes and services for different clients and can be involved as much or as little as you feel comfortable with.
1. The Big Picture
An Interior Designer can see the whole picture and grand scheme of your wishes and wants and can offer objective advice. Interior Designers will offer suggestions and advice based on not only your wish lists but practicality as well. In the end, the decisions are up you, however you can get to those decisions quickly and easily with the right tools and information.
2. Save Your Money
Believe it or not, an Interior Designer can save you money! I know this probably sounds silly – How can I be saving money when I am paying an Interior Designer? It is true! Interior Designers can help you avoid costly mistakes that saves you money and increases the value of your home. Interior Designers have trusted industry contacts too. For you, this means good work at a fair price (or even contractor pricing).
3. Personal Assessments & Consultations
An Interior Designer can give you a personal assessment regarding your home and your personal taste. Assessments & Consultations can also give you ideas on where to save money by reusing and repurposing what you already have and have it fit in with your personal style.
4. Budgeting & Planning
An Interior Designer can help keep you on track and on budget. A designer knows good resources for the products going into your home and how (and what) little things add up quickly. This will save your endless hours of researching, browsing, and scratching your head in frustration. A designer can also help prepare you for what to expect when redesigning or renovating a space and how to handle it.
An Interior Designer is a great liaison between your architect, builder, or contractor. A designer can address design features that have been potentially missed in the overall plan. This is important in managing time and money. Interior Designers are trained to think of things that many overlook and constantly have ideas and checklists running through their heads. Another great thing and tip about Interior Designers – they are skilled in both the aesthetics and construction/mechanical features of a home. Don’t be afraid to ask your designer for advice or clarification when needed.
6. Wow Factor
An Interior Designer can help you get that “umpf” that you’ve been waiting for. Designers are trained to view spaces and how (and where) the eye moves throughout a space. This gives you the edge and feature that really makes a room pop!
Interior Designers are a fantastic asset and investment for your home. Think you should hire a designer? I sure do! Feel free to contact myself if you have any further questions!
Stephanie Holoien Parks