5 Reasons Why Your Should Hire an Interior Designer
January 30, 2023 - Michelle Murphy
Are you looking for interior design ideas to spruce up your home?
Interior designers strive to balance form, function, and beauty in order to create interior spaces that are inviting and comfortable. Above all else, an interior designer will account for your lifestyle, preferences, and needs when creating a custom interior design plan tailored just for you.
If you’re ready to make a change in your interior space, allowing an interior designer to be your guide is sure to put a smile on your face 🙂
Wondering what exactly it is that an interior designer does? Get all the details!
Interior designers have the skills necessary to create stunning spaces based on your needs and aesthetic, but the advantages of hiring one extend much further than that.
Here are some benefits of hiring an interior designer:
1 - Saves You Money
One of the benefits of hiring an interior designer is that doing so can save you serious cash and help maximize a limited budget.
Interior designers are equipped with knowledge regarding affordable solutions, allowing them to offer advice on interior design trends that are cost-effective, as well as suggest ways to reduce costs while still creating a beautiful interior space. They are also well versed on the quality, warranties and other finite details on products in the industry to be able to recommend what’s best for you and your lifestyle.
Trade (Supplier) Discounts
Most professional interior designers have access to discounts from suppliers for items such as window coverings, furniture, kitchen fixtures, decor items, etc. These discounts give clients the opportunity to include their preferred materials in their design without breaking the bank.
Many interior designers who have been working in the industry for some time have a roster of verified tradespeople whom they trust and have worked with in the past. Not only does knowing that your tradespeople have been pre-vetted give you peace of mind as the client, but it helps you avoid potentially costly mistakes from unqualified service.
2 - Makes You Money
Another benefit of hiring an interior designer is that it can actually make you money by increasing your property value.
In fact, a kitchen remodel carries an average ROI of 75% - 100%, while shifting to an open-concept layout can result in an ROI of 100%+!
Now that’s what I call a return on investment!
Whether you’re looking to modernize your outdated home or remodel your living room, working with an interior designer can skyrocket your home’s curb appeal, ensuring you get the most bang for your buck should you ever choose to sell.
3 - Saves You Time
Hiring an interior designer can save you a lot of time and effort in the interior design process.
While the majority of people may hum and haw over design decisions, interior designers have the expertise to quickly identify the best furniture, fixtures, materials, and colour palettes for your space.
Interior designers are you go-to resources and they can be your “Google” when it comes to renovating or redesigning a space. Rather then running from place to place and spending hours on Pinterest trying to find just the right picture to bring to the tile store, let your interior designer help you and eliminate these time wasting obstacles.
From software to industry connections, interior designers have access to resources that can help speed up the process and get you the results you want faster.
With their help, your interior design project can be completed in a fraction of the time it would take to do it alone - all while saving you from making mistakes that could otherwise set back your project’s timeline.
4 - Access to the Best Products & Vendors
When it comes to interior design, having access to the best products and vendors is essential, and an interior designer can provide you with that access.
Experienced interior designers spend a lot of time developing valuable industry relationships with reputable vendors and tradespeople, which results in them knowing exactly where and how to source the highest quality materials and services at competitive prices. They know who offers the best customer service and solution based results to avoid any issues during the process.
They also have exclusive access to trade-only vendors that offer high quality products, the best customer service and best prices.
5 - Saves You the Headache
As an interior designer, my goal is the same as my client’s goal…
To complete the project on time and within budget.
The renovation or home building process is not for the faint of heart - it can be stressful and convoluted, especially if you are unfamiliar with it. Involving an interior designer in your project means that you have a dedicated teammate on your side that is available to answer questions and provide expert advice. A professional interior designer will work WITH you throughout the entire process to ensure that all of your needs are met and that any issues or concerns are addressed promptly.
Hiring an interior designer is also beneficial because they act as your advocate. They will work directly with contractors and manufacturers to certify that you are getting exactly what you need for your project. (This means that they will have all the tough conversations for you, should any problems arise - bonus!)
Achieving the Design of Your Dreams Doesn’t Have to be Hard!
At the end of the day, interior designers are professionals who know how to create beautiful interior designs that make any space look great and address functional needs.
If you’re looking for a way to transform your interior space faster, more affordably, and with the added touch of exceptional customer service, don’t hesitate to hire an interior designer today - you won’t regret it!
Ready to discuss your project with an experienced interior design professional? Contact me today!