1. Save Money.
For some of you it may sound odd that an Interior Designer can save you money because of the cost of hiring them but they can help you from making costly mistakes that you the homeowner may be unaware of. Hiring at the beginning of your project is always a good idea. No one wants to be told that they made a mistake in the middle of a project and has to be redone or worse, that you can’t afford to change it, and now we have to work around the mistake and not accomplish the intent of the design.
2. Professional Assessment.
When I first walk into someones home I take a look at the existing state that the project is in and what my homeowner would like to accomplish. I can give them a realistic budget for what they want to accomplish and what kind of time frame they are looking at to complete the job.
3. Budgeting and Planning.
Once figuring out a budget the planning can start. Figuring out what we can possibly use that you have already acquired to the new items you will need. You could also be starting from a clean canvas in which case we would be deciding on style and color. I will inform you of the appropriate order of the project. If construction is involved there is a definite order on how things are to be managed.
As a designer I will be able to build a stronger bridge between you and your architect or contractor early on and can head off any design misses in your overall plan. Some could be a room not fully taking advantage of a view or a space may be too small for it’s purpose. This is crucial in managing time and money. It’s so important that the lighting and furnishing placement be addressed before construction. If you have a fireplace on one side of the room and a flat-screen on the opposite wall you will want to make sure you have enough space for furniture placement so that you will enjoy both the fireplace and flat-screen.
5. Wide availability of resources.
There are things available to me as the designer that are not available to the general public in terms of connections, resources, and general merchandise. I personally choose my resources to help make your space look more collected, unique and pulled together. I also educate myself on the quality of each piece of furniture, rug, lighting, and art that I use in my designs.
In addition to my vendor resources, I have many home improvement industry contacts that have the same values I have in my business. This can save you the homeowner time and headaches trying to identify reliable, contractors, plumbers, and electricians for their projects.
7. Wow Factor.
I can help to give you the “WOW” factor you’ve been looking for. I think differently, spatially and see an overall picture that clients often cannot. I love finding that special, rare, and fitting piece for your home that be a conversation starter.
As a designer I can potentially add a great deal to the aesthetic of your home, which in turn can increase showings and sales. According to the National Association of Realtors, for every $100 invested in staging, the potential return is $400 . … “A staged home will sell for 17% more on average than a non-staged home, and 95% of staged homes sell in 11 days or less. That is statistically 87% faster than non-staged homes.
9. A trained eye.
As a professional I am trained to tell you if there is something wrong or right with your space. I take a look at color, style, placement, and scale. Often people have things that are too small or pictures that are hung too high as a couple of examples.
10. Visualizing Your Life Style
Telling me about your life style helps me to put together a story and ideas about how to design your space. If you love to play games maybe a game table with comfortable chairs is for your space. If you are a wine lover maybe a wine cellar and bar needs to be added to your design or if you just like hanging out by the pool then long lasting quality lounge chairs is what you need. Whatever your life style, I will make your design specific to you.