The internet abounds in wisdom of every kind. And interior designing space especially, is rife with great information and valuable opinions. Why waste money on hiring an interior designer then? Shouldn’t you rather save that money and put it to good use elsewhere?
If this is how your thoughts around hiring interior designers have been of late, then this feature is a must-read for you. We promise you, you’ll come out with a completely different opinion. Go ahead, give it a read.
1. They save you a lot of time (and energy)
Decorating a space is a lot of work and involves way more than internet research. It involves getting into countless big and small details and making many critical decisions, many of which you might not be equipped to make. Hiring an interior designer will take that burden off your shoulders. Not only do you have someone to rely on for all your interior designing needs, but also have the assurance that everything will be completed within the agreed-upon time and with very little effort from you. Sounds like quite a deal, doesn’t it?
2. They bring years of experience and training
Having had training and years of experience getting their hands dirty in this space, Interior experts know things about designing a space that we don’t have any way of knowing. When they look at a space, they see it spatially as well as from an aesthetics angle, something we aren’t qualified to do. So, if you’d rather get things right the first time around, without making expensive mistakes, some of which you might have to live with, seeking professional help is a good idea.
3. They are able to give you a complete visual story
Before anything else, a designer, from his training, will be able to give you a visual story of the changes and/or additions he is suggesting in your space. This will give you a clear picture of what to expect from the entire exercise. If you are working on your own, you wouldn’t know where to begin and wouldn’t know for sure how things will look in the end. Do you still want to take chances?
4. They have better contacts and resources
Out of years of being in the industry and having had both great and not-so-great experiences, your designer will have his own little black book of contacts and trusted resources that they will let you use, while they work for you. This won’t just save you the hassle of looking for and having to deal with plumbers, masons and carpenters to get your job done, but also ensure that the work that you get done is satisfactory.
5. They help you stay within your budget
We’ve all been there. Falling in love with a furniture or décor piece, making an impulse purchase, and realizing when it gets home that it doesn’t quite fit with the décor. Here’s when a designer comes into the picture – in making sure you don’t make these kinds of errors in judgement. Your designer won’t just do this, but also tell you about reasonably priced and genuine stores you can buy from. (sometimes impulsively too)