Deciding whether or not to hire an interior decorator may feel like a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be. Many benefits come along with having one, some of which include saving money, time and resources. For ten reasons why hiring one can be a good decision, continue reading.
It’s something to think about if you haven’t already done so. Hiring an interior decorator is a smart decision if you’ve invested a good bit of money into your home and want to be able to showcase it to look its best. Decorators truly serve a purpose for everyone. Whether you have no idea where or how to begin to decorate your home, or whether you have an idea but need help tying pieces together, or you simply haven’t the time to execute your style and desires due to your busy day to day schedule. I recently asked Michelle Cortizo of Cortizo Interiors in Boston, Massachusetts, to explain why hiring an Interior Decorator is a wise and sensible choice. Toss aside the idea that interior decorators are only for the rich and famous or those with so much money that they don’t know what to do with it all. In reality, they save you a great deal of time and money and headache medicine!
1. Save Money
It might sound strange that hiring someone to decorate your home would save you money since you have the additional fee of the designer, however, Cortizo makes a compelling point. “Hiring a designer can help you to avoid costly mistakes that will not only help you save money but can increase the value of your home.” Especially when selling your home – interior design is essential when listing your home. It can help boost buyer appeal and set your home above the competition.
2. Professional Assessment
“A designer can give you a professional assessment of your situation, that will lead to a solid plan of action. The order of things in a design plan is key in determining what can be repurposed or should be edited. This will not only affect the budget but help you to spend it more efficiently.” A designer offers an extra set of eyes, but these eyes are trained to see and notice things that you may not.
3. Budgeting and Planning
A designer can keep you on budget and save you time and effort. A designer knows where to go for resources for everything related to your home. This will save you endless amounts of time researching products, brands, and prices. A designer will have all this readily on hand, and should he or she not, will spend the time researching so that you don’t have to.
A designer will be able to build “a stronger bridge between you and your architect or contractor early on and can head off design misses in your overall plan. This is crucial in managing time and money explains Cortizo. Also, designers are trained to think about things we may overlook. “It’s so important that the lighting and furnishing needs are addressed before construction. If your living room sofa is floating in the middle of the room you want to make sure you have the proper placement for floor outlets.”
5. Wide availability of resources
There are things available to designers that are not available to the general public in terms of connections, resources, and general merchandise. By culminating these resources designers can help to make your space look more collected, unique, and pulled together.