Why Hire An Interior Designer?
On the fence about whether to hire an interior designer to help you craft your space? Choosing to work with an interior designer is a significant financial decision but ultimately an extremely worthwhile choice to ensure a successful project outcome. Below, I’m outlining six of the major benefits that come with hiring a pro.
Benefit 1: You’re going to save money. Paying a professional doesn’t come cheap, but it will ultimately save you money in the long run. Interior designers have been trained to make furniture, paint color, and construction decisions that will stand the test of time. Once you invest in design services up front, your home will shine for decades to come—there won’t be a need to replace furnishings and decor year after year, as designers know how to select pieces that are durable and classic.
Benefit 2: You’ll save time. Interior designers have a trained sense of what needs to be done and when and can anticipate roadblocks and decision points before they pop up. This skillset is especially important at the moment, when lead times are quite extensive due to global supply chain disruptions resulting from the pandemic.
Benefit 3: You’re receiving a professional assessment. As noted earlier, designers are trained in putting together a plan of action that will work for you and your space. They will ensure that your home is custom-tailored to your design goals and target design aesthetic. Designers have a trained eye and will spot things that only they know should be addressed based on their experience. Interior design is a delicate balance of art and science—good designers have studied both, and this will be reflected in their approach to your home.
Benefit 4: You have a qualified liaison on your team. Good designers speak the language of architects, contractors, and homeowners, resulting in efficient, clear, and timely communication between all parties. Such communication is critical to ensure the seamless management of time and money on the project and overall project flow. An interior designer also manages communication with vendors to ensure that products are ordered, shipped, and customized to carry out the intended design.
Benefit 5: You can create a custom home. As touched on above, designers have a sourcebook of reliable vendors who are equipped with goods not available to the general public. There is no need for you to worry about the reputability of a certain furniture company as they’ve already been vetted by your designer. Additionally, creating a custom home requires careful selection from a myriad of options; designers will manage the entirety of this process for you and come equipped with valuable recommendations and personalized suggestions.
Benefit 6: Your home will shine. Now—as we spend more time at home than ever—it is key to love the space in which you live. The most seamless way to achieve the home of your dreams is by working with a professional who can bring all of your needs, wants, and aesthetic choices to life. Sit back, relax, and get ready for the compliments to roll in upon project completion.