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Tips On Hiring A Good Interior Designer
Hiring an exceptional interior designer for your next project will ultimately save you a good amount of time, as well as a few unnecessary headaches.
Generally speaking, interior designers work out optimal room size, traffic flow and lighting. When it comes to deciding and coordinating the color schemes, paint finishes, cabinet styles and light fixtures that go into that room, that’s where an interior interior designer comes in handy.
An experienced and reputable interior designer will save you months of searching for product samples and other research, and prevent some potential hurdles along the way. In addition, an interior designer can do everything from simply acting as a sounding board for your concepts to undertaking more intricate work, such as purchasing paint and fabric, scheduling an installation and even supervising the job.
Your contractor and interior designer must work closely together. So begin by choosing an interior designer your contractor enjoys working with, preferably someone with experience on your type of project.
Here are some other essentials for getting, and working with, a first-class interior designer.
Have Meeting At Your Home
Once you’ve gathered a few names, spend some time walking prospective interior designers through your home so they get familiar with your taste; express your likes and dislikes.
Make sure you figure out which ones are exceptional listeners; this is crucial for giving you what you want.
Moreover, make sure you hire an interior designer prior to the building plans getting drawn. Things typically work out best when the interior designer is brought in at the inception of the project. That’s when the interior designers input, how much wall space a window treatment needs or the window height required for a certain couch, for example, is pivotal.
Otherwise, an interior designer can create cost overruns by adding or removing a window, changing the distance between doors and windows and adding recessed lights that wasn't wired behind the walls.
These are all costly alterations that a majority of the time involve structural changes. You can always decide on wall and carpet colors later. This is why your architect and contractor must know early on about design elements that affect the structure.