One of the most common misconceptions about interior designers is that they are too costly for the average person to use. After all, when you are doing a remodel really all you need is a contractor, right?
Not so fast… contractors are trade professionals trained to build things to specification, not to design them. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule, but mostly they will push you towards making obvious yet bland choices. After all, that ho hum tan wall color you see everywhere is not called builders beige for nothing.
Designers are specifically trained to create interior spaces. We help to tailor a space to your personality, lifestyle, and ensure its functionality to boot.
Have you ever encountered the frustration of having a wall just the right size for your favorite piece of art, but someone decided to plunk the thermostat and light switch smack dab in the middle? Maybe you have a great looking kitchen, except you need to walk 20 feet from the sink to the fridge. That can get old real quick. Designers help put together spaces that not only look good, but function for the end user. The bottom line is that mistakes are costly, and we can save you a lot of money by not making them in the first place.
Most designers have their own team of trade professionals who work for them. We are relentless in our pursuit of functionality and visual harmony, and it is our mission to manage and complete the project to our client’s satisfaction.
Yes, designers do help minimize the aggravation factor associated with a remodel. News flash – we can also save you money. Design professionals have access to quality furnishings and materials at trade discounted pricing. It is our job to find design solutions that fit our client’s tastes, needs, and budget.
Whether you are simply changing up your paint colors, buying new furniture, or wanting to create a new look with what you already have, we’ve got you covered. For decorating jobs, designers are typically paid by keeping their trade discounts on products purchased, plus a modest design fee. That’s much more cost effective than buying the wrong furniture for your space at full retail price, and being stuck with an unsatisfactory result.
Enough said. I will now get down off my soap box, and allow my rant to sink in. I leave you with this point to ponder…most people really can afford a designer!