Should you or should you not hire a professional residential interior designer when you want to decorate or renovate your home? Certainly, both options present a series of advantages and disadvantages. If you decide to do everything by yourself you get to save some money but if you hire a professional everything will be easier and you can even learn a thing or two. We definitely agree that hiring a professional is the best option and we have several reasons for that.
- You’re going to save money. Ever bought a piece of furniture that looked so good in the store, but was a too big once you got it home? Ever painted three or four times trying to find the right color palette? It may seem like an oxymoron because you’re going to have to pay the additional designer’s fee, but the truth is that hiring a residential interior designer can help you avoid costly mistakes and help you make design decisions that will increase the value of your home. Also, if you’re on a tight budget, a designer is going to know how to get the best value out of what you can spend. An experienced interior designer is used to working on a line item budget and will help you understand where every penny is going.
- You’re going to save time. We’d figure to start off with the two things most people wish they could have more of: time and money. Just like hiring a residential interior designer will benefit you financially, a designer will also save you on time. A designer already has a trained sense of what needs to be done and when it needs to be done, and they’ll be able to anticipate any obstacles that may come up along the way.
- Some things you just can not do by yourself. If you’re planning a major renovation where walls have to be moved and lighting fixtures need to be replaced, then you’ll definitely need some professional help. Don’t think you can do something like this on your own because you’ll be overwhelmed and will end up paying more just to fix what you’ve broken.
- Interior designers know how to get you quality for your money. There are so many different options out there and when you’re not used to doing this every day it’s very difficult to know where to look for quality. A professional will be able to help you figure out how to get the best items for the money you have.
- Unique ideas. A residential interior designer is capable of coming up with things you wouldn’t normally think of. Designers will be able to come up with unique solutions for your home and again, with the ability to avoid costly mistakes. The more unique the space is, the cooler it is. This is why you want a residential interior designer who gets your personality.
Tip: Don’t just hire any designer! Have a meeting or lunch, see how you get along with that person. They need to “get you”