You’ve got a house project you want to start. Maybe you’re ripping up floors, changing walls, or just getting new furniture and appliances. Or your office needs work. Everyone needs new cubical workstations and your break-room could use some new counters. Then someone suggests that you hire an Interior Designer.
And you think, “Why on Earth would I want to do that? Why pay someone for something I can do myself? I can handle all the details just fine.”
Maybe you can.
But I think that hiring a professional designer is the smart move. And paying a little now could save you lots in the future. For now, it’ll definitely save you time and stress; especially during the design process.
There are many reasons to hire an interior designer. Here are a few that top the list.
1. An Interior Designer will save you money.
Designers have extensive education and experience that will help prevent costly (and common) mistakes. We’re trained to do this. Would you fix your own cavity? Or call a dentist?
In designing, there are many choices, too many options, this product over that product. There are so many things that are hard to know unless you have encountered those dozens of times before. We have, so we can nip any issues in the bud.
2. An Interior Designer will save you time.
In the design process, our expertise will help you quickly reach a design solution for your space. An Interior Designer knows sources well enough to edit the options and offer seasoned advice to guide clients through the myriad of design choices. Interior Designers save you shopping time and work on-site. An Interior Designer will bring the “store” to you.
Once you hire an Interior Designer and make a plan, he or she does most of the work. We call the contractors and sub contractors. We make sure that deliveries happen on time and that you get what you ordered. No pressure for you.
3. An Interior Designer has access to resources that you don’t.
There’s a world of furnishings, fabrics, case goods and accessories that are “to the trade only.” Designers have access to local and national manufacturers and products that would otherwise be unavailable to most consumers. And any design is only as good as its execution. Designers work with the best workrooms, carpenters, and painters and have the clout to make sure the price matches the quality.
4. An Interior Designer will help you set priorities.
We like budgets. Believe it or not, having a frame of reference to work within makes everything easier. An Interior Designer will help allocate your “design dollars.” We can advise you how best to spend your money now and how to plan for future phases of your design project.
5. An Interior Designer will be your liaison/advocate.
Interior Designers work with tradespeople and manufacturers regularly, so we have more leverage to get things repaired or replaced when necessary. Even after the job is done.
6. An Interior Designer will work through opposing taste.
Interior Designers can be the third party to join taste and style between husband and wife or significant other. Think of it as a little additional marriage counseling!
7. An Interior Designer gets the job done.
Interior Designers see to it that everything is completed. Often when a project drags on for months, clients might be inclined to leave those few details undone if they are doing it themselves. It’s the Interior Designer’s job to see to it that every aspect is completed to your satisfaction.
These are just a few of the reasons to hire an Interior Designer. Have others? Let me know! Or if you still have questions about why, ask me!