Whether you’re looking to turn your bedroom into a luxurious suite or planning to overhaul your entire home’s interior, you might want to consider hiring an interior designer. A professional designer has the expertise to help realize your vision, as well as the know-how to ensure you avoid potential missteps of a DIY project.
As HomeAdvisor points out, there are five major benefits of hiring a pro for your interior design project:
1. Spatial solutions. Oddly shaped or cramped rooms are no match for a qualified interior designer. Designers will provide individual solutions for any home, regardless of size, layout and current décor. Make a list of the difficult areas in your home and ask your designer for suggestions.
2. Access to resources. Designers have access to a variety of materials—sometimes at a lower cost. Talk to your pro about ways you can incorporate new, invigorating design elements into your project. Or, ask about stylish updates to your traditional décor. Your designer will be able to suggest the perfect materials for your project, no matter your vision.
3. Attention to detail. Details are what separate magazine-quality designs from mediocre décor. Whether it’s an accent wall, an exposed-beam ceiling or a new living room rug, your designer will know how to tie everything together.
4. Long-term savings. Hiring an interior designer isn’t cheap, costing most homeowners between $1,900 and $11,000. But a design pro will help you avoid costly mistakes, such as mis-measurements or improper installations. Also, your pro’s designs can help ensure your home is outfitted with timeless décor. Opting for trendy decorations might result in a dated aesthetic and an all-too-soon redesign.
5. Boosted home value. Not all design updates add value to your home. Hard-to-maintain or dated décor can detract from your home’s appeal. A professional designer will help you avoid value-damaging decisions and ensure your designs enhance your home’s charm.
Not all home interior projects require a professional, and if you’re on a tight budget, hiring a designer might not make financial sense. Before starting your project, consider whether these five benefits are worth the added expense.