Does your home need some updates? When you want to make changes to your home in some way, it’s a really good idea to hire a professional. Your home should tell the story of who you are and contain a collection of what you love, and a designer can help you to create a space that is customized to your needs. It should function perfectly for you and your lifestyle!  And, it should be a fun and enjoyable process for you! Hiring an interior designer can bring value to the process in 5 key ways.

  1. Help bring your vision to life

One of my designer superpowers is taking your wants, needs, and style preferences and bringing your vision to life. I also use a variety of tools to communicate my ideas for your space to you, so that you can get an idea for what it will all look like before we order any furniture or décor items.

2. Avoid mistakes and save money

One popular misconception about hiring an interior designer is that it only costs you money, but in reality it can actually save you money in several ways! Costly mistakes happen all too often , and hiring a designer can help you avoid frustrating snafus like furniture not being the correct size for the room or painting a color on the wall that looks purple when it’s supposed to be gray! Making appropriate selections of materials for your home can also increase the resale value…which is a HUGE bonus!

To read our blog post about 11 Quick Home Updates to Increase Resale Value, click here.

3. Make it function for you

Creating a pretty space that doesn’t function well for you can be a waste of time AND money! You should be able to feel comfortable, have enough space to store your items and hide clutter, and have things be the right shape for your body and height requirements. I can see the whole picture, which can be helpful with all of the details that go into creating a beautiful and functional space.

3. Manages the budget and the details

Ugh. Did you just roll your eyes? I know project expenses can be overwhelming! Sometimes it’s just hard to know what things cost and how to plan appropriately so that you can have everything you want on your budget. As I mentioned in the last bullet point, designers can see the whole picture and are able to calculate beforehand what will be necessary for the project and how to allocate funds. I know what features to save on and which to splurge on!

3. Manages the project from start to finish

There are quite a few steps that go into creating a new space that looks gorgeous and functions beautifully. But don’t worry! I’ll take you along the process from the initial design consultation through project completion, when everything has been installed and can officially be utilized! I’ll find the perfect products for you and make sure that they arrive on plan and are placed perfectly in their spot. Sit back and relax and watch me bring your vision to life!

So now we know how designers can help you on your project, but how should you go about hiring one? 

Here are a few tips for finding the perfect designer for your project.

Consider Style- Some designers specialize in multiple styles, but some will have a signature style! You’ll definitely want to make sure that the style you want to accomplish is something that your designer feels comfortable creating for you. If you’re not sure what your style is, most designers will be able to help you with that. You can also use Pinterest to find projects in a style you like, so that you can communicate your preferences to them. Whatever designer you select will provide you with a questionnaire, that will help them to understand your style and if you are going to be a good fit.

Check out their website– Read about your potential designer and learn about what their priorities are when it comes to the design of your home.

Services- You’ll definitely want to check if your potential designer offers the services that you’re looking for and has the ability to complete your project in a timeline that works for you. If you’re not sure what they offer, booking a consultation or booking a phone call would be a good idea! 

Book a consultation-The first step to start your project is to book a consultation with your interior designer, so that you can discuss all of the details of your project and they can walk you through the steps from consultation to installation. This is also a great time to ask any questions you may have about budget, timeline, and any other details you need clarification on.

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