Interior Designers: Steer Clear for 6 Reasons:
Are you puzzled about what skills interior designers possess that you don’t? Wondering what services professional designers provide that make it worth your money? These are great questions, and we can tell you one thing for sure if our top 6 list sounds like you, you might consider steering clear of interior designers!
1. You Enjoy Putting a Lot of Effort Into Things and Getting a Disappointing Result
When you have a big design project on your hands, you may think, ‘I’ll save money by doing it myself.’ However, the truth is that most people lose money on projects because they didn’t turn out quite the way they were expecting. There’s more to interior design than the fun part of picking out colors, textures, and designs. For example, there are measurements to take, hues to match, lighting placements to consider, custom sizes to find, some construction work, and much more. Sounds like a lot of work right? As a result, If you’re not preparing to take all this on yourself, you may need to hire a professional.
2. You Enjoy Stress
Interior design may seem like it’s always fun, but the process can make you want to pull your hair out! First of all, you can expect to spend weeks or months shopping for unique one-of-a-kind furniture and accessories. Plus, keep in mind that the lighting in your home will change the paint and fabric colors drastically. Therefore, by the end of it all, you’ll be so tired that you may talk yourself into “liking” what you picked out, even if it didn’t turn out the way you were hoping. Interior design should be an exciting, fun, and stress-free process. Chances are you have other priorities such as kids, grand-kids, careers, friends, and family that need tending. If you prefer a fun experience and want to minimize stress, we recommend you consider handing your interior project over to an expert to put your mind at ease.
3. You Don’t Care if Your Designs are Functional
We hear you, Joanna Gaines is a genius, and she doesn’t have an interior design degree. Plus, what she does looks pretty simple right? Yes, there are very gifted people on this earth. However, even Joanna Gaines has been dedicating her life to continuously learning. Furthermore, Joanna designed several homes before she took off as the incredible designer she is today. In addition to a good eye, a designer needs professional skills. You might ask, ‘What skills does a professional possess that I don’t’? First of all, a professional will have a formal degree which includes skills such as space planning, interior structures and materials, lighting design, color theory, interior codes and safety, and interior finishes. Therefore, the professional interior design requires an eye for design, formal skills, and a demanding work schedule to make spaces not only beautiful but functional and sustainable.
4. You Like Having Low-Quality Products that ‘Don’t Quite Fit In’ for Your Home
Designers partner and network with skilled craftsmen, artisans, and fellow designers to be successful. Also, designers draw from many resources to locate products that are just right for you, which are not available to the general public. These relationships take a lot of time and dedication. Thus they are a valuable benefit to you. By growing these relationships, professional interior designers can bring you one-of-a-kind pieces you won’t be able to find anywhere else. As a result, by working with a professional, you will gain unique accessories, one-of-a-kind furniture, and custom window treatments brought straight to you!
5. You Do Not Like Professionals Who Work With Your Budget
Interior designers understand that working within your budget is imperative. Establishing a budget is one of the first things good designers do to efficiently manage a design project. Plus, there are products available that will meet every budget. Working with you to understand your style, needs, and budget is their top priority. From there, they will work to be flexible with you so that you can have professional interior design guidance. Also, you will not have to sacrifice the things that are important to you! Therefore, you can take a deep breath, and let the stress of your interior design projects melt away; they’ve got you covered!
6. You Do Not Think a Designer Will Understand Your Taste and Style
You might have asked yourself, ‘what if the designer doesn’t understand or like my style?’ That’s a valid question. There are certainly interior designers who only choose design projects similar to their tastes and styles. However, a good designer is knowledgeable about the many different design styles and knows how to organize and produce the style the client prefers. Rest assured, a good designer has an extensive portfolio and many years of experience working with a variety of styles and tastes.
Therefore, we want to know! What is your biggest reason to steer clear of hiring an interior designer? Tell us in the comments below or send us an email for a chance to win a free in-home consultation. On May 25th, a name will be drawn, and one lucky person will be the winner!
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