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Do you need an Interior Designer?

The decision to hire an interior designer is a personal one that deserves a little reflection to ensure it is the right choice for your remodeling project. Consider a few factors before signing a contract.

  • What’s your budget?
  • What services do you need?
  • Do you have a sense of your own personal style?
  • Are you comfortable making all the choices?

What’s your budget?

Unless you have unlimited resources, money will always influence your decision as to whether or not to engage the services of an interior designer. There will be a balance between money allocated to the remodel, and money allocated for professional design services. Decide how involved you want to be considering the budget and compare that to the costs of hiring a designer.

What services do you need?

B&W Remodelers depends on the talents of interior designer Sophia Vassiliou of Sophia Designs when requested.

Her design firm has several services depending on your needs:

  • Design consultations
  • Site measurement and assessment
  • Space planning
  • Design concepts
  • Purchasing or procurement

Come up with a game plan outlining areas with which you will need assistance, before having a consultation with a professional designer.

Do you have a sense of your own personal style?

Personal style is another important factor in the decision to hire an interior designer. Whether you plan and decorate on your own, or hire a pro, you need to be happy with the end result. The easiest way to ensure that happens is by having a good grasp of the aesthetics that appeal to you.

Are you comfortable making all the choices?

Some people are comfortable in making all the decisions and others shy away from this task.  If you choose to hire a designer, be prepared for your designer to present you with a series of options for each and every aspect of the room. They will guide you through the process. If you prefer more control, and get excited about choosing paint colors and tile, as examples, then an interior designer may not be needed.

Final Thoughts

Hiring a designer is an incredibly personal experience. Some people wouldn’t dream of starting a project without professional help and others can’t justify the expense. Both options allow you to enjoy being able to contribute your own personal style. Weigh the options considering budget, areas in which you need help , your style, and your comfort level when making decisions. Lastly, speak to interior designers and remodelers and get their opinions on your project. Their experience can help you choose the best path for your unique situation.

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