Why You Should Hire An Interior Designer For Your Next Reform
If you are going to make reforms and you are thinking of hiring a professional, we explain when it is convenient to do so.
Often, when thinking about renovating a house, we will be faced with the feeling that we have not reached everything and that we are facing problems that need an immediate solution. Our advice is to you is, always use a professional. It doesn’t matter if the project is big or small, your advice will make the final result perfect: attractive, functional, and without leaving your budget.
We will now analyze eight of the most common situations that users and professionals pose.
1. When you want to save on your reform
There are many people who feel intimidated when resorting to an interior designer. One of the reasons is the widespread idea that working with an interior designer is expensive. However, the average fees may be between 10-15% of the total project budget (although this may vary between professionals).
This amount, in most cases, also compensates additionally for the savings in materials and other chapters of the work that the interior designer is in charge of, who knows the market, the value of each piece or the coatings, and can get some more advantageous prices.
The project of execution of work is more or less fixed, but the subject of the materials can get to be very variable; it depends on the tastes, priorities, and purchasing power of the client. Some prefer to invest in furniture and others in chapters such as taps. Whatever the case, an interior designer can also advise you on how to save.
Most people are wrong about the investment of hiring an interior designer. Working with such a professional can reduce your project costs dramatically. It is true that the item of the interior designer’s fees is added to the total budget, but then they are in charge of trying to save on the rest of the work, in addition to being the ones who move around looking for the best and cheapest materials for each project.
2. When you want to get a unique and different space
In a reform, whether it be comprehensive, large or small, you have to go to an interior designer whenever we want to get a unique space and seek to get the most out of and make the most of the room
The interior designer is going to help you find a space that meets your needs, with special emphasis on distribution, materials, and lighting. These are the most difficult aspects to define and concretize for most of people.
3. When you don’t have time
An interior designer is going to save you a lot of headaches, especially when you do not have time and/ or resources. On the one hand, you will not have to find for yourself the professionals necessary to carry out the reform. In the event that you have to request licenses and have an architect or technical architect, they are in charge of contacting these professionals. They will also be in charge of coordinating the works, the orders, and the deliveries.
On the other hand, you will not have to visit stores or suppliers to locate the materials you need: from coatings to toilets, taps, or fabrics, including lighting mechanisms and household appliances. They will be in charge of making the selection.
4. When you are not very clear about what you are looking for or how to get it.
The process of hiring an interior designer begins with the first contact in which you will meet to discuss what you want to do. Thus, the professional will understand your lifestyle, tastes, and needs. It is very important because everything will revolve around those variables.
This first contact is very important. Depending on needs, tastes, lifestyle, type of family, budget, etc … an interior designer can carry out an exhaustive study to present the best project, which is quite closed from the beginning. Their greatest satisfaction is that the client is happy with the reform when it is finished and there is still no furniture. That is the key that defines their work: it means that the designer has understood and succeeded with what clients needed: distribution, walls, lighting.
5. When you want to capture a decorative style that fascinates you
Think about what you want to achieve with the reform and collect photos that you can show the interior designer as an orientation. It also doesn’t hurt that you look for the professional you think has a style that fits with what you’re looking for.
Reading decoration magazines, searching online, or attending interior design and decoration events opens up a wide range of options. In this way, you can see how they work and identify professionals who may be related to what you are looking for.
6. When there are different opinions on the reform
Interior designers also act as independent arbitrators in those cases in which a couple of different members of a family cannot agree. Their mediation, respecting everyone’s opinion and opting for the most functional and aesthetic solution, makes some decisions more bearable that, in the midst of the chaos that works usually becomes, the client may not visualize in the same way that they do.
7. When you have spaces that are difficult to distribute and you want to get the most out of them.
Sometimes, your home has a complicated layout that you want to redo to get more use of all the meters. An old house, a protected one, another with excessively high, sloping, or too low ceilings … are examples of situations in which they help and the good eye of an interior designer can do a lot for you.
Most of the interior designers have a long career behind them and have encountered all kinds of situations. In this sense, although the creative capacity of these professionals is important, so is their experience, since sometimes the solution to a problem is technical and not decorative.
8. When you need to worry about absolutely everything
An interior designer is aware of all the details, which not only makes your project in good hands, but you can delegate all that work to them. Let’s say you can forget about the heavy tasks of work. On the other hand, his vision is essential to complete a decoration.
They respect the customer’s taste, ideas, needs, functionality, and budget. Even if you want to keep elements of the old decoration. If the client is convinced that he wants a piece of furniture or a finish, the interior designer respects him and his opinions because he is the one who is going to live in that house day by day.
Digvijay Rajdaan is Sr. interior designer at Design By Lavassa. He is an award-winning interior designer of residential and commercial spaces. He strives to design unique interiors that will have a positive impact on his clients’ lives.