Hiring an Interior Designer is not for everyone and many people can feel intimidated or confused by the idea of hiring a professional Interior Designer.
Perhaps you’re asking yourself “Should I use an Interior Designer?”
As Interior Designers, we want you to Love Your Home. It’s the reason we do what we do. Your space should not only look amazing, it should be a reflection of your personality and style, and it should function in a way that works with how you want to live your life.
In this article you’ll discover 10 Reasons Why You Should Hire an Interior Designer, but first, it helps to understand that great spaces don’t just happen, they require thorough exploration, disciplined planning, and careful curation.
Many of our clients don’t have the time or inclination to manage their own renovation or decorating project and that’s why hiring an Interior Designer was one of the best decisions they made during this process.
Here are our Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Hire an Interior Designer
- You’ll save Money
It may seem crazy because you’re going to have to pay the additional designer’s fee, but the truth is hiring a designer can help you avoid costly mistakes, reduce unnecessary spending and help you make design decisions that will increase the value of your home.
Having accurate, detailed plans avoids delays, mistakes and last-minute purchases to keep a building project progressing. We know how to get the designer look using more cost-effective methods or materials in kitchens, bathrooms and for custom joinery.
If you’re decorating, have you ever purchased a piece of furniture that looked so good in the store, only to discover that it was too big once you got it home? Waste of money!! If you’re on a fixed budget, an interior designer is going to know how to get the best value out of what you can spend.
- You’ll save Time
We all need more time. Not only will you save time by engaging a professional to do the leg work for you, an experienced Interior Designer knows in what order things need to be done and can anticipate any obstacles that may come up.
Many delays on site can be avoided by having detailed plans and selections prior to commencement of the project.
One of our most valuable roles is to liaise with builders and trades to keep thing on track and plan for things you may not consider such as where to position power points or whether you would like 2-way switching.
- It’s Less Stressful
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.
An Interior Designer takes the guesswork out of decision making and provides reassurance that your project is on track for your desired outcome.
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.
- Professional Expertise
When you hire an interior designer, you get an immediate plan of action for your space.
Professional interior designers spend considerable time to gain their design skills, and once trained, tend to live and breathe interiors constantly looking at new products, visiting showrooms and studying the latest trends from overseas.
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 personalised to suit you and your lifestyle, and the details will be well thought through and look just right.
- Proper Budgeting and Planning
An Interior Designer knows how to manage the expenditure to suit the budget of the client.
An experienced designer knows where to find all the products required for a project and can provide all the necessary details and information for managing the budget.
We follow a well-documented process to ensure a project remains on time and on budget providing certainty for our clients.
- You’re going to have a Qualified Liaison
Having a detailed set of plans and specifications before any construction commences is essential for seamless execution of a new build or renovation project.
A good designer knows ahead of time what the builder and trades need to know to successfully complete their jobs. They speak their language and can provide the detail they require to execute your project to a high standard.
An Interior Designer sees the ‘big picture’. They know where the furniture will be placed and exactly where power points and lights need to go to best suit this layout.
An Interior Designer is also going to be able to help you to make decisions on questions that come up on site freeing up your time to focus on your busy life.
- Better resources and contacts
Interior Designers have access to trade-only resources, like furniture suppliers and trades people which means your project will be finished sooner and to a higher level than you can achieve on your own.
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. 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.
- Your house will have the ‘Wow’ Factor
Your house not only needs to function in a way that suits the way you and your family live, it needs to have that ‘wow’ factor.
A good Interior Designer can deliver this. Your home won’t look like everyone else’s and it will be personalised to include your treasured items along with new pieces that suit the look you’re after.
- A third-party decision maker
An Interior Designer has the delicate job of delivering a home that suits the needs and taste of all the individuals who live there. Successful balancing of this aspect ensures that everyone will love the new space.
An Interior Designer is able to provide an independent, practical decision minimising challenging situations particularly between couples, that can arise when renovating.
- Someone else will do all the tedious tasks
Building, renovating and decorating projects are made up of a whole lot of tedious tasks that for the most part, are not at all glamourous. Researching, comparing and purchasing all the items for your project takes a lot of time.
Ensuring all the details are correct, keeping track of deliveries and coordinating installation are all tasks that an Interior Designer can undertake to ensure your project runs on time and on budget.
Interior Designers offer a trained eye to bring your vision to life and because they do it full-time, they will be more efficient than you can be on your own.