When it comes to interior design in our own home many of us can overestimate our own design abilities, and underestimate the amount of work involved. Creating a beautiful space that is both functional and safe can be challenging and time-consuming. Even for the most design orientated amongst us, an interior design project can take significant planning, execution, and experience to get right. For those reasons and more many people chose to use the services of a professional interior designer to help with their home.
You may be determined to complete the project yourself. Or you could be contemplating using the services of a professional interior designer. What you may not realise is a residential interior designer will actually save you both time and money. Once you’ve made the decision to recreate a room or renovate an entire home the use of a designer can make a significant difference to the timeframe of the project and the amount of money you spend. This is how a residential interior designer will save you time and money on your project.
How A Residential Interior Designer Will Save You Time On The Project.
Let’s face it. The research, planning, design, and creation of the perfect space for you is going to take time. There’s a lot involved. Whether you are doing a full renovation on your home or a smaller project there is going to be days, hours, or even weeks involved spent on things like searching for the perfect window treatments. Or picking a range of furniture that works together. Or finding the perfect bedding, cabinets or accent pieces.
An experienced and competent interior designer will already have a trained sense of what needs to be done and when it needs to be done, and they’ll be able to anticipate any issues that may arise during the process. They would have already done the research you may spend months trying to complete yourself. Or have the information readily available through years in the industry.
They’ll also know where’s the best place to find the exact materials you’ll need. They’ll have relationships and experience working with trades and suppliers. They’ll stop you making significant mistakes like purchasing the wrong type of furniture that doesn’t work, or things that don’t meet building requirements. and most likely be able to get discounts as well as items not available to the general public.
How A Residential Interior Designer Will Save You Money.
There’s a common misconception that hiring a professional interior designer is a very expensive experience. Of course, there will be costs involved in hiring a professional interior designer. Each one will have different rates based on their skills and experience, however, the amount of money you agree on from the beginning may work out a significant amount less than the savings you make from using a residential interior designer.
Firstly, a residential interior designer will help you avoid expensive mistakes like buying items that don’t fit or perform well. Or painting using the wrong colour palette. Or don’t meet building code requirements. Or simply don’t work with the original goal you had for the space.
As mentioned above a residential interior designer can also get you discounts from trades and suppliers not available to the general public. They’ll be able to pick products that are quality, instead of cheaper alternatives that will need to be repaired or replaced in the future. And a designer understands your budget and will have pricing of various elements readily available, so can ensure that your project stays within your affordability and there are no hidden surprises.
If you’re ready to get started on your residential interior design project, why not get in touch with our friendly team today?