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Why Should I Hire an Interior Designer?

By March 30, 2017 4 Comments

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When people think about hiring an interior designer they often imagine the aesthetics: the wall colors, window treatments, furniture, fabrics, etc.  As interior designers we understand that it can be difficult for our clients to see the value in elements they can’t yet see, touch or feel. It’s our job and joy as designers to get to know our clients and make that process feel less intangible, and ultimately deliver a finished product that is uniquely them.

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We also know that aesthetics only scratch the surface of the value an interior designer can bring to your home and quality of life over the lifetime of a project. This week we will delve into what that value looks like.

SAVING MONEY. Yep, that’s right, the additional money you spend on an interior designer is going to save you money in the long run. Whether it’s an update on décor and furnishings or a full-blown remodel complete with architects and contractors.

Here’s why:

  • Impulse buys on furniture and accessories that you think may work in a room can add up and cost you more in the long run. To combine ideas in a cohesive way that is collected and pulled together (and fits the floor plan) takes experience, talent and insight. That’s what designers do well.
  • In the case of a remodel or new build, an interior designer is going to be thinking about things differently than the builder and even the architect. For instance, we think about how furniture placement will affect electrical outlets. We think about how the selected light fixtures need to work with the natural and artificial light to create the right colors and mood.  Electrical work is a big-ticket item that, if not done correctly during construction, will cost you later.
  • You’ll get access to other skilled professionals. We can’t tell you the number of times we’ve been asked to come in and fix someone else’s mistake. You ALWAYS want experienced, professional people working in your home. This will save you a lot of headache and money in the long run. As experienced designers we come with a network of skilled tradesmen like carpenters, painters and electricians. We’ve worked with them before. We know their work and trust them to do the job well and within budget.

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SAVE TIME. After all, time is money and your time is valuable!

  • You will send and receive thousands of emails (literally!) over the lifetime of a project between builders, vendors and architects. Your interior designer is the liaison between you and them. A designers experience working with vendors and builders will cut the number of calls and e-mails you need to answer in half.  When decisions DO need to be made by you, your designer is going to guide you in making the best choice.
  • The short answer is, we have spent thousands of hours perfecting our craft. We can do something in 15 minutes that might take our clients 15 hours.

ADD VALUE. Do you want to increase the value of your home? It’s not a trick question…off course you do! Interior designers are focused on adding lasting appeal that will add value to your investment for years to come.

Mixing metals, colors and textures for a harmonious form, function and flow is what we do. An interior designer is the key to unique solutions in your home that will ultimately maximize your investment and your quality of life – what better value is there than that?

If you live in the Dallas Fort Worth area we’d love to be your interior designer! Give us a call today!


Join the discussion 4 Comments

  • I can see why an interior designer is a good idea. We’re actually looking to redesign our kitchen soon, so having their professional opinion would be really nice. Like you said, their experience will help us add value to the space, not just style!

  • I really appreciate that you point out that hiring a designer can help you eliminate impulse buying of decorations and furniture. My husband and I are wanting to hire an interior designer for our living room and want to find the best one possible. I’ll have to do some research to make sure we get the right one in our area.

  • You mentioned that interior designers are focused on making our house have a lasting appeal. It would be nice to look for an interior designer because I’m trying to sell my house. It might sell quicker because of how gorgeous an interior designer can make it!

  • Thanks for explaining why it’s good to get an interior designer. It’s nice to know that they can make sure professional people are working on the home. This sounds important if you want to make sure the design work will be done properly the first time.

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