Pros and cons of hiring an interior designer

If you’ve ever considered revamping or renovating your home, it’s likely that you’ve thought about hiring an interior designer. Whether you fancy yourself a bit of an interiors expert or not, these specialists know a thing or two about design. If hired to tackle a project, they’re responsible for the layout of the internal space in a home, office and even hospitality venues!

Thinking of hiring one for your next revamp or renovation? Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons…

The benefits of bringing an interior designer on board

A bit like a project manager, an interior designer will be able to help you with a wealth of different things in your home, office space or venue. They’re often able to think much more creatively and get the most out of your space as possible. It’s made easier for them as they have no emotional attachment to the particular space that’s getting a revamp.

One thing they’re particularly good at is helping you to avoid making costly mistakes. This could be anything from picking out the wrong furniture to choosing to knock down the wrong wall. Remember that furniture can make or break a space. Your designer will be able to look into high quality ranges such as Hay furniture, to help bring your space to life!

By helping you make the most out of your residential or commercial space, hiring an interior designer could also increase the value and demand of your property, if/when you come to sell it, too. If your space has been professionally changed, it’s likely you’re now making the most of it, using the right colours and introducing the appropriate furniture.

The negatives to hiring an interior designer

Although handing over the reigns to someone else during your project can be satisfying, it’s important to remember that interior designers can be very expensive. Whether you’re taking on a big renovation or opening a new venue, you’ll have to consider if you have the budget or not to hire someone. It may be that if it’s not going to be financially viable, that you invest in a number of interior design books or scour the internet for inspiration instead – although you won’t get that professional finish.

If you’re renovating your home, you may also find that it looses a personal touch too. This is because interior designers aren’t thinking about family heirlooms or adding wedding and family photos to your space. They’re coming at the project from a outsiders perspective. If you do hire a designer, it may be worth expressing the importance of keeping your personal touches there too and seeing if they can work these in.

Chances are that as a professional, they’ll be able to. So, if they’re important to you, make sure you speak up during the planning process!

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