You need to hire someone who can speak to you honestly and be on your same level. Someone who will tell you no, so you can believe them when they say yes. Choose someone who will take the time to explain design decisions to you, product pro’s and con’s, and direct you with the entire process. Your home is a physical representation of you and the design process can help you better understand yourself and truly what will make you happy by process of elimination. Projects will be less expensive, and be less of a headache if you hire a designer.
- A designer can give you a professional assessment of your situation that will lead to a solid plan of action. The order of things in a design plan is key in determining what can be repurposed or should be edited. This will not only affect the budget but help you to spend it more efficiently. A designer offers an extra set of eyes, but these eyes are trained to see and notice things that you may not.
- A designer can keep you on budget and save you time and effort. A designer knows where to go for resources for everything related to your home. This will save you endless amounts of time researching products, brands and prices. A designer will have all this readily on hand, and should he or she not, will spend the time researching so that you don’t have to.
- A designer will be able to manage your outside contractor or in house teams of installers early on and can head off design misses in your overall plan. This is crucial in managing time and money. Also designers are trained to think about things we may overlook. It’s so important that the lighting and furnishing needs are addressed before construction. Plumbing, gas, and electrical are moved before enclosing walls. If your sofa in the living room is floating in a the middle of the room you want to make sure you have the proper placement for floor outlets. It is just little details that normally get swept under the rug that can add up to additional cost or slowed projects if you do not have insight.