Hiring an interior designer to help with your redecorating project is a great way to get exactly what you want. Designers are able to help with space planning, furniture layouts, new cabinetry designs, and fabric selection. And even though the process of hiring a designer can be daunting or even a little intimidating for those that have never worked with one in the past, the benefits are well worth it.
Here are 6 reasons why you might want to work with an interior designer—for projects large and small.
INTERIOR DESIGNERS ARE OFTEN PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED
Designers are focused on creating beautiful, functional designs that are also feasible. They spend years studying and honing their skills so they can execute projects flawlessly. If you work with a professional designer, you can rest assured that your project will be completed successfully from start to finish. Designers are skilled at all phases of the design process, and they will be able to handle every aspect of your project, from identifying your needs and developing a budget to delivering and installing the final product.
DESIGNERS BRING FRESH EYES AND UNEXPECTED IDEAS
A designer will not only bring their expertise and knowledge to a project, but also fresh eyes. The best designers will be able to identify the potential of a space or its inherent pain points immediately, and then provide creative solutions.
It may take a neutral party to confirm that, in fact, all of the furniture you inherited from your in-laws doesn’t work very well. Ta-ta, stained sectional sofa! Or you might be surprised that a beautiful vintage table you haven’t been sure what to do with could actually swoop in to steal the show as a bathroom vanity. Hello, chic up-cycle.
WE’RE MORE LIKELY TO MAKE SURE YOUR GORGEOUS SPACE IS ACTUALLY FUNCTIONAL
It’s really important to get to know your client when you’re designing a space for them. We do this by listening carefully, observing, and taking notes during the initial meetings. This way, we can discuss the style, palette, and goals for the project. We always make sure to ask a bunch of questions so we can cover as much ground as possible about aesthetics and function. Things like how often the space will be used, if there are any anticipated changes in the family structure, and favorite patterns or colors are all important to discuss. We want to make sure that the space will meet your needs and taste for years to come. The rooms need to function well and look good too!
YOU’LL GET ACCESS TO OUR INSIDER NETWORK OF TRADESPEOPLE
One of the biggest advantages of hiring a designer is their knowledge of the finest craftsmen, the most careful contractors, and the most reliable subcontractors. If you’ve thought about hiring a contractor to do your kitchen renovation, you may have found yourself immediately overwhelmed by figuring out whom to choose – and then trying to decipher who can actually get the job done, or who will even take your project.
Designers typically have access to contacts and competent craftsmen that they can recommend and oversee during the project. That way, you don’t have to worry about whether your new cabinets will arrive on time or if the tiling has been executed correctly.
WE CAN COMMISSION CUSTOM ELEMENTS NOT READILY AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC
Designers are truly only limited by their imaginations, and the design options we can come up with are almost limitless. Thanks to our access to custom cabinetry, fabrics, wall coverings, furniture pieces, case goods, light fixtures, and more, we’ll know where to have a bespoke rug made that perfectly complements your space, or draw up the closet of your dreams.
YOU’LL GET IT RIGHT, ONCE AND FOR ALL
No question about it: taking on everything yourself means you’re risking a lot, with no guarantee of success. It takes up a lot of time and energy to get things done, and if things don’t go as planned, it can be really stressful. That’s why working with a designer is such a great idea. We’ll make sure everything is well thought-out from the start, and the end result will be spaces that enhance your everyday life.