An interior designer or decorator is a professional consultant who can help you make design and space-planning decisions for your home, purchase furniture, manage large-scale renovation projects, or work with you and your architect from the earliest planning stages. The best firms have access to unlimited resources worldwide and offer extensive services that include interior architectural design, lighting design, light fixture selections, plumbing fixture selections, custom millwork design, space planning, materials selections, paint color selections, furniture selections, and window treatment design. The best interior designers spend thousands of hours of research, education and practice to be experts in their field.
There are several important ways working with an interior designer can save you money.
Avoid Costly Mistakes
One of the first ways working with an interior designer can save you money is that you avoid costly mistakes. Most often, the process begins at the start of the overall project - even as the architect is working on the preliminary plans - assisting with space planning and developing preliminary budgets. This is the most effective way a designer can assist a client. In addition to the myriad of details to be considered and all the decisions that must be made, interior decorators know how to organize the project and edit the process. Working on your own without an interior decorator, costly mistakes can be made in the preliminary planning by selecting inappropriate materials, lighting, finishes and furnishings.
Luxury Furniture at Trade Prices
Secondly, many resources are only available to the trade and interior designers purchase from them at wholesale prices. Designers charge a service fee, but the end result is much less than the retail cost.
Let's face it. Designing a home is a stressful process. There are many things to worry about. You can worry about timing, cost, details, the finished product, etc. By managing the entire process for you, interior decorators try to eliminate or minimize the stress, making the whole process easier and more enjoyable for the client.
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