DESIGN 101 – The Perks of Hiring a Designer

As part of being a designer I often run into prospective clients who are unsure about whether they need or see the value of hiring an interior designer. For some, hiring a designer can be an intimidating and daunting experience; however designers serve a purpose for everyone. Whether you have no idea where to start your renovation project, or just need some help putting together your home décor ideas into reality, a professional can be there to guide you through the process. Without trying to blow my own trumpet too much, here are five of the main reasons to consider hiring an Interior Designer.

1. Save yourself money

Now this one might surprise you a little as basic math says the additional fee of the designer will ultimately cost you more. In most cases though, this turns out not to be the case. Designers are trained to look for things that you would not normally think of, like how furniture placement will affect electrical outlets. We can also help you avoid costly mistakes like purchasing furniture that doesn’t fit into the space, ordering the wrong tiles for the bathroom or painting the walls on multiple occasions just to get the right tone for the mood of your room. On top of this many designers receive special store discounts on furniture and appliances that help you keep on budget.

2. Save yourself time

For most of us time is a precious commodity that we wish we had more of. Between work, kids and a busy social life there isn’t much time left to think about anything else. A designer will give you more time by taking care of issues you don’t have the time to deal with. As well as knowing where to go for resources, your designer will be a liaison between your architect and contractor, eliminating a multitude of back and forth emails in the process.

3. Better Resources & Contacts

As mentioned above interior designers have an endless list of suppliers and resources that are not always available to the general public which can help to create a space that is not only elegant but a unique expression of you. A designer will also assist in the process of easily helping you find an electrician, plumber or contractor that you can trust.

4. Increase Your Home Value

A well thought out and carefully executed design can do two things when you eventually come to sell your home. An aesthetically pleasing home attracts more potential home buyers which then in turn speeds up the selling process and puts more money in your pocket.

5. The “Wow” Factor

For most of us, purchasing a home is the single biggest purchase we will ever make in our lives. For something so important why would you not want to create that “wow factor”? Interior designers are creative by nature and thinking outside of the box is what we do. A designer will work with you to create your dream home that is an expression of you and your story. Try doing it by yourself and you are stuck juggling the many elements that designers are professionally trained for. Hiring a designer will leave you with not only a cohesive and beautiful home but a timeless and functional space that will increase your quality of life.

6. Your Dream Home

Whether moving into an old or new home, it can be overwhelming taking those ideas you have and getting them onto paper, better yet reality. Hiring a designer allows you to brainstorm and get those ideas organized by a professional who can tell you which ideas will help or hurt your home. Designers work with you one on one to create the dream home you have been looking for. Whether functionality or just understanding your lifestyle, current or future needs, designers plan out all these details for you!

Well there, I said it! There are many perks! Don’t feel feel intimidated to learn more about design services offered. Explore on pinterest your ideas, and brainstorm what you are looking for in your home. Get started today on transforming your home one step at a time!

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