Interior designers truly serve a purpose for everyone. Whether you have no idea where or how to begin designing your space, or whether you have an idea but need help putting pieces together, or you simply haven’t the time to execute your style and desires due to your busy schedule, interior designers can help.
Forget the idea that interior designers are only for the rich and famous. In reality, they save you a great deal of time and money and headache medication! Here are seven reasons why you should hire an interior designer.
1. Saves Money
You might be thinking, “How does hiring someone to design and decorate my home or space – with the added designers’ fee – help save money?” Hiring a designer can help you increase the value of your home with renovations and upgrades and help you avoid making costly mistakes. Interior designers can be a vital liaison between you and contractors and architects. Designers can avoid design misses in your overall plan, which is crucial in saving you time and money. Lighting, furnishings, and so many other details need to be addressed before construction begins. Designers are trained to think about steps that can be easily overlooked. Have you ever purchased a piece of furniture only to have it delivered and realize that it was the wrong size for your space? It happens very often.
2. Budget and Planning
One of the most important aspects of the design process is your budget. A designer can help you stay on budget which will save you time and stress. It often takes an endless amount of time researching products, brands, and prices. A designer will have resources readily on hand, so you don’t have to spend the time researching yourself.
3. Professional Evaluation
An interior designer can evaluate your situation and develop an effective plan of action. The order in which you develop your design concept and then proceed with the different layers of your plan is key to the success of the overall project.
4. Trained Eye
Designers’ eyes are trained to see and notice things that you may not. They offer an extra set of eyes. Interior designers put design principles (scale, proportion, balance, rhythm, harmony, etc…) into action to produce an environment that it pleasing and inviting.
5. Abundant Availability of Resources and Contacts
Designers have access to vendors and products that are not available to the general public and are not sold in retail stores and are often deeply discounted from retail costs. Hiring a designer allows you to become efficient with your budget by getting the biggest bang for your buck! Also, being in the design/building field they have established many relationships with kitchen consultants, furniture designers, plumbers, electricians, painters, etc. Designers can get the right people for the job!
6. Keeps You Focused
There are thousands of options in paint color, lighting, flooring, furniture, and accessories and they come with a very broad price range. A designer can narrow your vision to products within your style and also within your budget. They can listen to your goals and can create the perfect combination of products to reflect your agenda. Designers prevent you from becoming overwhelmed with options!
7. Wow Factor
Thinking outside of the box is what designers love to do all day long. They love to create. Designers are trained to think differently, and can create a space that can give you the “wow” factor you desire.
Interior design is an art and skill that enhances your space and quality of life within that environment. An interior designer is a visual story teller, and hiring a pro raises the level of experience to help you tell your visual story. Can you think of a better reason than that?