TOP 4 BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGNER
Doesn’t it look easy on all those HGTV shows? There is a worn-out sofa in a dull room, no interesting features or colors to make the room come alive. Ta Da! - in comes the designer and suddenly there is a sensational room, terrific furniture placement, stunning artwork, and wow factors galore! Wouldn’t you just love to have one of the Property Brothers give your design challenge a makeover?
You can. Hiring a professional interior designer is not just for the select few on HGTV or for just the wealthiest in our society. As a matter of fact, hiring a pro is in your best interest and your budget’s!
Time and again, I hear a client express “We LOVE our [new space] …..wish we would have done it years ago and been enjoying it. You understand our financial constraints and have worked within our budget. Thank you!”.
That is exactly what a good professional will do for you. A designer can save you from making costly mistakes. They will listen to you and discern your needs. An interior designer will help you find reliable contractors, and help you select materials and products that fit you budget and meet your design requirements.
For instance, you are in the midst of remodeling a kitchen and family room. You tear down a wall to open up the space and then let the electrical contractor put in the standard number of outlets. More often than not, you will have furniture in the middle of the space, nowhere near the outlets and no opportunity to plug in a lamp. Correcting such a mistake calls for a costly change order. A designer would have created a furniture placement drawing at the outset of the project noting the need for a floor outlet as well as supervised the contractors to make sure they were following the plan. You can avoid expensive mistakes, not to mention the time and stress, by hiring that professional.
SAVE TIME AND STRESS WITH PROFESSIONAL ASSESSMENT
Yes, Design has a process, and many homeowners don’t know that order putting the cart before the horse. We are trained in the systematic phases
of a project.
As is often said, “You don’t know, what you don’t know.” There is a learning curve to any new project and mistakes made in homebuilding and remodeling can be very costly and frustrating, unless you a willing to spend the time to study. Most people prefer to spend that same time doing things they enjoy. A professional designer is your advocate in this process, working with contractors and resources to keep it on schedule and supplying you with all of the information that fits suits your style and plan.
We are educated to see and enhance details that many homeowners miss – this is an everyday occurrence for a pro. More often than not, we’ve been here before with another project - we know where you need outlets, lighting fixtures, plumbing fixtures, the location of windows and doors and then put a spin on the design beyond your wildest dreams.
EFFICIENT USAGE OF YOUR BUDGET
Have you purchased something on the internet and realized when you received it that it was not the quality nor the size that you had expected? Or was it damaged in shipment? Was the customer service representative helpful or did you have to wait forever to talk with someone to resolve the issue?
Yes, almost everything is available on the internet these days. It is in knowing how to use that information that makes the internet a valuable tool. Interior Designers have suppliers, crafts people and resources that they have used for many years. They have built up a rapport with them and can call the appropriate person to quickly take care of tedious logistics freeing you to do the essential things in your life.
Designers also understand and can translate sizes for the appropriate scale and proportion in your space eliminating costly mistakes. Many people tell me how they regretted purchasing a sofa that turned out to be the wrong size or color for their space. How frustrating and a waste of your valuable funds!
Everything in your home is a major investment. Interior Designers are trained to increase your investment and help you enjoy the process. We have local, national and international resources that have the perfect item for your project and for the best price. So, skip the hours on the internet and get back to doing your favorite things!
INCREASES VALUE OF YOUR HOME, BOOSTS BUYER APPEAL, GIVING YOU A FASTER RETURN AND PUTS MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET
It has been proven that a well-designed home not only improves the quality of life for its’ homeowners, it also increases its resale value. Whether or not you are ready to sell your home, no one wants a home that sits on the market. It can be frustrating, especially when you are ready for your next adventure!
Designers are invaluable. They present your home to its best advantage and you can still live in your home comfortably. We keep the process of preparing your home for showings moving along smoothly while putting money back in your pocket! Now put that in your piggy bank!
PROVIDES ONE OF A KIND “WOW” INTERIORS
Let’s face it, designers customize your space beyond your imagination.
We are trained to think and create from a different perspective. Is it any wonder that your home would be any different? My clients are always saying what a difference my ideas have make to their original vision.
One client sent an email to me saying: “The staircase balustrade was completed an hour ago and it has kept looking more sensational with every detail. What a terrific difference it makes to the room… Thank you for being so creative with us!”
And a longtime client who took some time before agreeing to the paint color selected for their main living area continues to tell me how much their guests love the color and continue the discussion of describing the color – is it blue or green…?
Providing a one of a kind WOW interior is a designers greatest gift to their clients.