The Value of an Interior Designer
Why should you hire an Interior Designer?
With mortgage rates more than doubling in less than 12 months, more homeowners are opting to stay put instead of moving, choosing to remodel their home to get the space they’ve been dreaming about. So, is there any advantage to hiring an Interior Designer rather than doing the planning work yourself? The answer is. It depends.
If you are simply looking to redecorate, there are plenty of online inspiration sources to get your creative juices flowing. If it’s a remodel you are looking for to rework your space for better functionality, hiring an Interior Designer is a smart decision.
Here are 10 reasons why hiring an Interior Designer is a great idea:
1. Define your style
Share your color, texture, or aesthetic preferences with your Designer and based on years of experience, he or she can synthesize your tastes into a cohesive design direction.
2. Save money
Your Designer has access to wholesale distributors and can show you products that fit your style in a range of prices.
3. Save time
After your design consultation is complete, let your Designer do the legwork to pull the details together in a variety of options for you to select from.
4. Stick to your budget
Designers have a lot of experience in keeping client spending on track. Once you establish your budget threshold, your Designer will help you determine where you can compromise expense while getting the look and feel you are after.
You’re hiring an expert who takes direction from you while offering fresh eyes and unexpected ideas to make the space even better than you imagined it could be, offering materials that are energy-saving, low-maintenance, family, and pet friendly as well as appeal to your tastes.
6. See the vision
Once you and your Designer agree on a direction, based on family composition, pets, and lifestyle preferences, you can opt to have your new space presented in a 3-dimensional drawing so you can envision just how it will look.
7. Add value to your investment
Your home is an investment. Your Designer is experienced in not only what will appeal to you, but what will resonate with prospective buyers once you decide to sell the home.
8. Maximize your space
A great Designer will ask the best questions to get a feel for how you live in your home. Such as your preference for right or left-handed workspaces. What kinds of appliances or gadgets you need to store. How tech-savvy you are. If you want to use the space for more than its obvious intent (homework, crafting, gourmet cooking).
9. Grow your resources
When you work with a full-service remodeling company, not only will you get the expertise of a dedicated designer, but you’ll also enjoy the proficiency for pulling permits, material ordering, demo work, framing, drywall, installation, trim work, and finishing touches to make your new space functional and striking.
10. Lean on an expert
Designers are able to do everything from space planning and furniture layouts to new cabinetry designs and material selections. He or She will know what walls are structural, and what walls are removable. And if you decide on a change you simply can’t live without, your Designer is there to help you make it happen!
11. Plan for the future
If a family member is facing mobility issues, a Designer can help you modify your home to assist with comfort and safety in your home. From wheelchair access to grab bars, rocker switches to motion-detecting lights, living comfortably at home is achievable with the help of a Certified Age-In-Place and mobility expert.
If you’re looking to create a striking new space in your home, we invite you to call on the professionals at Striking Kitchen and Bath by Bell. We’ve been remodeling Denver-area homes since 1950.
Schedule your complimentary design consultation and receive a copy of our FREE Design Guide to help you through the remodel decision-making process.
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