There is a myth that the world of interior design is reserved for the wealthy and privileged. Now, whilst this may be true if you’re hoping to hire Kelly Hoppen to design your home, the truth is that there are many more affordable interior designers out there who are accessible to the masses. The question then, is why should you hire an interior designer? Let me talk you through a few of the key reasons why you should do just that!
Many of the clients I work with have the desire for a beautiful home, as well as the financial means to make it happen, however they are lacking in time to make this a reality. Planning a renovation or simply updating your existing home can take a great deal of time in considering options, scouring websites and social media for ideas, finding the trades to do the work and co-ordinating all of that around a busy schedule of work and family life. Hiring an interior designer will most definitely save you time as they will do the leg work for you – designing, sourcing, installing and even project managing if you require it. This leaves you to sit back and enjoy your home as the vision is brought to life.
Let’s face it – unless you have a money tree growing at the bottom of your garden, there is always the need to watch the pennies and work to a budget. An interior designer will work with your budget in mind by proposing furniture, fittings and finishes that won’t cost the earth, and where possible they will try to re-use or recycle any of your existing items, thus adding a sustainable element to your home design.
Many people don’t realise that interior designers also have access to trade discounts, which can be passed on to the client, saving between 5% and 20% off the recommended retail price. In addition to this, they have access to excellent tradespeople who they know and trust to do a great job.
Hiring an interior designer can also save you money by avoiding costly mistakes, whilst at the same time increasing the value of your property. Knowing what order to do things in, what trades to call upon and how to pull it all together is a skill…and one that interior designers have in abundance. So, as well as saving you money, interior designers can make you some too should you go on to sell your property.
With so many options out there and so many decisions to make, the process of renovating or updating your home can often become daunting and stressful when it really should be fun. Interior designers can take the stress out of the situation for you - from presenting you with a choice of schemes through to project management of the entire process – you can be involved in as little or as much as you like.
AN EYE FOR DESIGN
In my experience, clients often have an idea in their mind of what they want to achieve, and they may have given it some considerable thought over a long period of time. However, a fresh pair of experienced eyes is often welcomed, especially when they throw in an idea that the client hadn’t even considered. Interior designers have the ability to take a step back and consider how a space can best serve the people who live in it – from layouts - to furniture - to accessories. They might just have that one suggestion that adds that much sought-after ‘wow-factor’ or simply makes your home work better for you.
These are just a few of the reasons why hiring an interior designer can be so beneficial for you and your project. If you would like to find out more or have a project that you feel would benefit from the input of an interior designer, then why not get in touch today? I would love to hear from you!