Ok I admit, this post may seem a bit self-serving, but that's because we believe in what we do and our mission is to make your life easier. While DIY can be fun, and save some money, having an interior designer on board with your project will greatly reduce your stress and bring that "Wow".
Here are the 5 reasons why hiring an interior designer is better than doing it yourself!
Designers Can Offer a Trained Eye and Professional Opinion
Everyone thinks they are an expert, and interior design may just seem like something that anyone can do. But as with any field, the trained professionals know what they are doing and they know how to do it best. Interior designers likely went to school for their trade and have extensive experience in the field. As such, they have an eye for what good and bad design is, and can form a vision in their head before you've even picked out what colors you want! Designers know the latest trends in the industry, as well as design guidelines and building codes, making their professional opinion extremely valuable. With an interior designer it is almost guaranteed that your project will look fantastic at the end.
Get the Best Bang for Your Buck.
You may not think so at first, but having a designer can actually save you money. I know what you are thinking, "You have to pay the designer, so how is that saving money?!" but this is not always the case. If you don't know the process as well as a designer does, you may come across a lot of roadblocks along the way, and you may have to spend much more time in making corrections. I don't know about you but my time is valuable, and that alone makes hiring a professional a no-brainer. In the construction industry, last minute mistakes and changes can cost twice as much as doing it right the first time. A designer has a plan, and they know how to execute it. It is heartbreaking for us when we get asked to assist in a project that has already hit many roadblocks in a DIY gone wrong. Involve an interior design from the beginning and avoid many of the pitfalls.
Another way working with an Interior Designer can save you money is through discounts. Many companies offer discounts on products and services if they are purchased through an interior designer. We pass a discount onto our customers to save you money!