4 Benefits of Working with an Interior Designer

There are so many decisions to be made when building or renovating a home that it can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Does this sound familiar? If so, this article is for you. We’ll talk about 4 major benefits of working with an interior designer that makes designing a home a smooth and enjoyable experience.

No. 1 Organization 

Keeping your project organized is a huge benefit to working with an interior designer. Interior designers have experience working with build and renovation timelines. They know when certain materials such as plumbing fixtures need to be selected and ordered so that these items do not hold up the process. Interior designers will also keep track of each selection and can tell you when something is over, under, or within your budgeted allowance.

Modern farmhouse bathroom with white and black hex tile. Chrome plumbing fixtures and a white freestanding tub.

No. 2 Communication

When building a new home or taking on a renovation communication is key! You can expect to communicate with your interior designer on a regular basis throughout the entirety of the project. Your designer will work closely with you and really get to know your personal style. This is why it is important to hire a designer that you feel comfortable with and really click with. These conversations will also include simple updates, confirmation of or adjustments to selections, as well as updates regarding the status of ordered items. Your interior designer will also work with your contractor on your behalf to help with decisions such as the correct tile pattern, installation of hardware, and placement of lighting so that you do not need to worry about those details. 

Interior designer styling pillows in a moody black paneled master bedroom with a crisp white linen duvet.

No. 3 Making Selections

Once the design concept and floor plan have been finalized and a budget has been presented you and your interior designer can begin making specific selections. Your designer will pull together paint chips, fabric swatches, tile and floor samples, hardware finishes, photos, and other objects to create a mood board for your home. Your interior designer will gather all these items for you alleviating the headache of trying to pinpoint your aestetic and gathering samples yourself. After you’ve nailed down some selections your designer will create a presentation for you to review. This can be in the form of a design board, 3D rendering or both.  

No. 4 Installation

Let your designer worry about the finishing touches. They will place your furniture according to a carefully thought out space plan and will then style your home with all of your accessories, wall decor, and textiles so that when you walk into your new house it feels like home!  

Interior designer arranging pillows on a charcoal gray sofa in a light and bright open concept modern farmhouse with a white kitchen clad with subway tile in the background.

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