For most of us, our home is our biggest investment. It’s also a reflection of who we are. Whether you're building a new home, renovating your existing, or just need help styling a room you've probably asked yourself “Should I use an Interior Designer?”
In this post you'll discover the 10 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer and the value their services will provide to your project.
As an Interior Designer, I want you to love your home - it's the reason I do what I do!! Your space should not only look amazing, it should be a reflection of your personality and style while functioning in a way that best fits your lifestyle.
Designers are well-versed in understanding how scale works in a space, how floor plans should flow, and how to carefully curate each piece in a space so that everything feels right. We don’t piecemeal homes together - we intentionally set out to create incredible designs for our clients and design a one-of-a-kind space that perfectly balances beauty, functionality, and comfort.
While there is no question that hiring an interior designer is a big investment, the value we bring to the table is often the “insurance” and peace-of-mind you need. We come with a wealth of knowledge, expertise and immense experience that allow us to recognize potential errors early on. Interior designers can act as the liaison between you, the architect, and the contractor…all while keeping your collective design vision on track.
2.Maximize Your Space
Interior designers are spatial thinkers - we view room dimensions differently and visualize how to aesthetically use every square foot of space to its best advantage. The process of designing an interior space isn’t as glamorous as the end result. It involves truly understanding how a space will be used. We develop detail interior drawings to maximize the potential of your space while creating a cohesive design for your home.
In addition, if you have any item in your home that you would want to keep, show it to your interior designer. When assessing your design plan, we will have into account those pieces that you want to include in the design. An existing sofa, a vintage bookcase, cabinet or a family painting… Everything can be beautifully integrated into a new design with a professional eye.
An Interior Designer see the "big picture" - because it is essential to think about the totality of the space - every room detail will be measured, planned and carefully chosen to work beautifully together and best suits the layout.
3.Refine Your Décor Style
We've all been there: trying to describe your interior design style and you just cant seem to put it into words. An interior designer can help you hone in on the style that most speaks to you while incorporating touches of individuality to create a one-of-a-kind space.
Most peoples design style is more that just a technical term - its a feeling that want to achieve in their space. Part of the the design process, a designer will take the time to get to know you - how you live and what you gravitate towards - so that we can design the best space for you.
Once you've defined your home style design, designers will make all design decisions, help you edit your choices, and will allow you to know which ideas and inspiration to incorporate in your home.
4. To Make Every Penny Count
At the start of every project we establish your project needs, design deliverables, timing and budget. It is really important for us to know how much do you want to invest in your project so we can map out how to achieve your overall look.
Interior designers know which pieces are more expensive, and with which ones you can save some money on. We discuss the options with our clients creating a balance in your budget and design to achieve your overall look - expending money when you have to and smartly saving where possible.
5. Save Time & Money
Of course, you have to pay a fee for an interior designer’s services, but having a professional who knows where to source from, what items to procure, the right subcontractors and craftsmen to hire provides cost savings.
As experienced designers, we understand that your time is valuable and that hours needed to pull a home together can literally be and feel infinite. That’s why hiring an expert is key, we don’t simply “shop” and “decorate” for you - it’s so much more than that. Outsourcing and hiring a designer ensures that even the smallest of details are intentionally selected and purposeful. We save you time while investing your dollars in the best way possible so that you and your family can enjoy your life at home.
6. Avoid Costly Mistakes
Have you ever been in a space and thought to yourself, “I wonder why the chandelier is not hung directly over the dining room table, it makes the whole room feel off balance”. Architects and contractors can be amazing at their jobs, however oftentimes they don’t work through the details of ideal furniture layout in junction with electrical outlet placement and lighting.
That's where a designer's strength comes into play - we conceptualize the space in it's entirety, thinking through all the details and how each design component will cohesively work together in your home. We deliver this conceptualization to our clients through digital documentation; such as floor plans, details elevations, and FF&E presentations.
The process of designing an interior space isn’t as glamorous as the end result. It involves truly understanding how a space will be used, helping you make decisions on questions that come up on site while offering a trained eye to bring your vision to life.
7. Access To Exclusive Trade Pieces & Resources
One of the big advantages of using an Interior Designer is their wide network of resources and contacts that can add value to your project. Interior Designers have access to trade-only resources, like furniture suppliers, fabric vendors, and home accessories. By using the goals of the client along with these resources and contacts, an Interior Designer helps to make the house look unique, collected and professionally done.
Interior designers not only have relationships with vendors and stores. We are always working closely with builders, electricians, carpenters and all types of subcontractors. The contacts of an interior designer are valuable because we trust our experience with them, know how they work, and can happily recommend these professional workers to our clients
8. Less Stress
Building or renovating is stressful, especially when you are inexperienced or trying to juggle your career, family and everything else life throws at you. There’s a lot of important decisions to be made to ensure a successful outcome and freeing up your time to focus on your busy life.
When you hire an interior designer, you get an immediate plan of action for your space. An Interior Designer takes the guesswork out of decision making and provides reassurance that your project is on track for your desired outcome. We excel at extracting the elements of your ideal aesthetic and stretching your vision beyond the limits of your imagination to design a home you'll love. Your home will be personalized to suit you and your lifestyle, and the details will be well thought through and look just right.
9. Achieve The "WOW" Factor
Your home won’t look like everyone else’s and it will be personalized to include your treasured items along with new pieces that suit the look you’re after. An Interior Designer can also open your eyes to choices you didn’t know existed and give you the confidence to try something out of your comfort zone.
As designers, we bring your home together exploring your lifestyle, preferences and tastes. We study how you want to live and we make your interiors cohesive, practical and beautiful.
10. Increase The Value Of Your Home
You maybe didn’t think about it because you are not planning on selling your home. However, it is always a good move to increase the value of your property, either if you are selling it or not. A well-designed home means a more enjoyable space for you to live in now, and better profit if you want to sell it in the future.