Why Hire A Designer?
Once, the husband of a client of asked me, “What exactly are we paying for?” The truth is, interior designers often get a bad rap. Many people don’t understand what we do, how we do it, or why our job is important. It’s also a much harder job than most people realize, and often think they can do it themselves.
The bottom line—designers help you make good decisions.
A good designer has the ability to visualize the end result—and therefore can be very intentional about which furniture, art, and colors to choose. Without the help of a designer, the majority of people may make some good design choices, but likely won’t end up with an end result that looks cohesive. The bottom line—designers help you make good decisions.
With so many options available on the market today, the task of eliminating options and making choices is overwhelming. It can be tough to know what to search for or even where to begin. A designer’s job is to know the market and streamline your choices down to a few that are manageable, fit your taste, and are within budget.
Perhaps the most important reason to hire a designer is saving you from making costly mistakes. One bad paint color choice could cost you thousands of dollars. You will be stuck between repainting—costing you twice as much—or waking up to to something you hate every single morning. A designer’s professional opinion can help walk you through the options so you can make an informed decision that you will be happy with for years to come.
Designers have the local knowledge of where to shop and who to call and have a long list of trusted vendors and subs. These vendors show up and do a good job because designers bring them repeat customers—whereas you may only remodel your home once or twice. This is what designers do every day and have learned through experience what works and what doesn’t.
Designers save you time and aggravation and keep you from making costly mistakes.
A designer’s job is to take into account your budget, needs, and desires before guiding you through the design process to end up with a successful result. This vision is one they have probably already seen in their mind, but takes time to flesh out into reality and tailor to a client’s tastes. A lot of people go on this journey “kicking and screaming” without trusting in their designer’s vision and ability to get the job done. As scary as it seams to trust another person with your home, a little trust goes a long way. After all, you trust your dentist with your teeth don’t you? Trust us too… we are experts in our field as well.