The idea of hiring an Interior Designer for some is one riddled with fears of being forced to buy expensive items, paying for someone who bullies you into choosing what they want you to have, and ending with a product that isn’t you. That couldn’t be further from the truth. An Interior Designer is crucial to your project; just as an Architect is for designing your home, an Interior Designer helps you design the interior and help you stay within your budget.
Home improvement shows (and channels) are really good at making people believe they can tackle a project over a weekend. It’s really not that easy. There’s budget, putting together a plan, selecting the new lights, wall colors, floors, décor, the list goes on and on! An Interior Designer will assist you in not only making sure you choose tones and elements that are within your budget and your overall design theme, they’ll make sure you stay on time by handling the orders, deliveries, and acting as the liaison between you and the contractor.
It’s not unusual for a homeowner to think they can be their own Interior Designer, but as is true in many fields, just because you have a general understanding of what needs to be done, doensn’t mean you’re the person for the job (and we say that respectfully). You have a life, a career, a family, and putting the strain of tackling a home improvement job on your own will only add stress to your already stressful life. An Interior Designer has years of experience in putting elements together, and knows what’s considered trendy, what’s classic, and what’s going to stay within your budget.
It really is more complicated than a fresh coat of pain and new floors. We’ve walked through a house where the owner paired what they considered to be trendy black trim with the wife’s favorite color red for carpet, and the husband’s favorite color green sofas. Sure, these were their favorite colors and trendy black trim can look beautiful in the right setting, but the combination of the three didn’t pair as well as the owner’s imagined. An Interior Designer will help navigate through trends, favorites, and personal elements to make the space exclusively yours in a way that compliments your home.
Speaking of style elements, it’s easy for an owner to go to Crate & Barrel for décor items, but did you know an Interior Designer has access to custom design elements the average consumer doesn’t have access to? If you have funky sized rooms, windows, or entry ways, an Interior Designer will create a design and order custom items to fit.
Don’t just take our word for it; give us a call and book your appointment with one of our designers. They’ll take your favorite design elements into consideration when designing the flooring options for your room or home. You’re spending a lot of money on making the perfect space. Hiring a designer will ensure your money goes far and gets you what you want!