Updated: Apr 5, 2019
Over the past 8 years I have been asked many questions from potential clients, but the question that stands out the most is “Why should I hire an Interior Designer?”
My answer has always stayed the same. I believe that everyone deserves to live in a space that brings them comfort and joy. Your space should not only look amazing, but be a reflection of your personality and style. It should function in a way that works with your lifestyle. Great spaces are carefully explored, planned, and curated by professionals.
Believe it or not, most potential clients are very intimidated by the idea of hiring a professional interior designer. Trust me, I totally understand their concerns. So, I decided to put together some key reasons on why it is beneficial to hire an interior designer and how it will ultimately be the right decision.
Saves Time and Money
It might sound strange that hiring someone to decorate your home would save you money since you have the additional fee of the designer. How many times have you said I can do this myself but it takes you 6 months to 1 year to make a decision on a wall color? And when you finally make that decision you get the color up on the wall and realize that the color is not the right color. Then you purchase furniture pieces for your home and when it gets delivered you realize that the pieces don’t fit in the space. A designer will save you endless amounts of time researching products, brands and prices. A designer will have all this readily on hand, and if not, will spend the time researching the right pieces so you don’t have to. A designer can keep you on budget saving you time and money.
Get Access to All Our Contacts and Resources
Finding good resources can be difficult. Designers already have built business relationships with the home improvement community, access to reliable connections that have added value. Hiring an interior designer will give you access to relationships built with trusted professions such as, painters, general contractors or electricians. There are also tons of products and fabrics that are available to designers at a discount that are not readily available to the general public. Having access to these resources, gives designers the opportunity to make your space look and feel unique and blend well.
Get a Professional Assessment
A designer can give a professional assessment of your space that will lead you to a solid action plan. We don’t invoke our styles on you, but we assess and determine your style, how you live in the space, and how you want to feel in the space. A designer offers an extra set of eyes, but these eyes are trained to see and notice things that you may not. Designers spend time determining a customer’s needs, wants along with budget. With the information we develop a detailed Design Plan that includes all aspects of the project. A design plan creates realistic expectations, eliminates unpleasant surprises and ensures that the project proceeds without detours, backtracking and mistakes that are both costly and frustrating.
You Get a Qualified Liaison
A good designer knows how to speak the language when it comes to architects, contractors, and building owners. This is important in managing time and money. Strong communication between the interior design about lighting, furnishing and architecture is absolutely key. For example, proper outlet placement is going to depend on how you want your furniture placed. These types of issues should be assessed before any construction, and an interior designer will know exactly which issues need to be addressed.
Get the Wow Factor
Interior designers learn to see an overall picture that clients often cannot. Thinking outside of the box is what designers do on the regular basis. Not only will you get a good design sense, but you’ll also get attention to detail from proper lighting, furniture placement, fabric choices and color palette and fixture options. A professional interior designer will create custom-designed pieces to make sure everything is truly special and fits perfectly for your home. Designers can also get you furniture, fabric, and materials that are trade-only and not readily accessible to the public. People notice a well-designed home, it stands out! Try to do it by yourself, and you’re stuck juggling the many elements that go into designing that a designer is specifically trained to do. And when they’re done, not only will your home look beautiful and cohesive, but it’ll be well thought out and highly functional.
Do you need interior design help? Contact Tranquil Designs LLC, for your design needs.