If you’re looking to redesign your home, you may be weighing up your options of getting an interior designer in to help.
There are many benefits to hiring an interior designer to assist with the redesigning of your home, whether you’re planning on starting a fresh and want to completely remodel your home or if you just want to give a few key rooms a fresh lease of life, an interior designer can help to transform your home.
Now, many people expect interior designers to be pushy and inconsiderate of your ideas, this simply isn’t true. I’ve worked with many interior designers who have come in to remodel kitchens, redecorate bedrooms and do a bit of landscaping and with only a slight few issues, they’ve all been fantastic.
When initially looking for an interior designer, ask around and see if any of your friends or family have recommendations, this will instantly put your mind at ease, plus its good to see some of their work.
If you’re hiring an interior designer, make sure you get a good look at their portfolio before signing on the dotted line. From seeing past projects in a printed or online portfolio to going and seeing some past projects in real life, there are a number of ways you can see their work. If you have the opportunity, ask to read past client testimonials and even better, ask for contact info so you can talk to them.
You will probably have some idea of what you would like your home to look like after the renovation so as important as it is to stick to your guns and get the renovation you wanted, it’s good to listen to the expert and take on some advice.
Go into your initial meeting with the interior designer with a clear idea of how much you want to spend, and how much you can reserve for any hiccups, which I promise occur more often then not.
Do your research on what kind of look you want to achieve, if you’re doing your whole house you can afford to start a fresh but if you’re doing a single room, you may have to consider how this room will work with your whole house. Unless, of course, you’re making your way through the house in which case this will be fine.
Before you hire an interior designer, be clear on their costs as they can either work by hour or by project. If they do work on an hourly rate, then you may be susceptible to being stung at the end of the job as it will quickly add up, more than you expect. You will have to consider this before you hire an interior designer, and let them know your budget for not only the project but for their expertise.
You will have a number of meetings with your interior designer before a final plan of action is made. You should do as much research and pre-planning beforehand to ensure that you’re going in there with a clear vision of what you want from this project and how you envision your new home.
Hiring an interior designer can be a wonderful thing, it takes the stress away and gives you the opportunity to transform your home! I would definitely recommend it.