Five Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer
By David Domenichini
Remodeling projects can be overwhelming. With work, family, and everything else that goes into your day-to-day activities, all the decision-making of re-doing that outdated kitchen or bathroom can seem daunting.
Here's why hiring a designer is a valuable service and a great place to start when preparing for your next project.
1. A designer will help provide hassle-free decision-making because:
Materials are brought to your home for selection.
There is no need to spend evenings or weekends running around town.
They will help you define your design and create a clear focus.
2. An interior designer thinks outside the box by:
Providing creative design solutions.
Being aware of new trends and technologies.
Staying “in the know” with continued education and being members of trade organizations.
3. A designer helps with project management by:
Making sure the design intent is executed properly.
Working with contractors to make sure the project runs smoothly and stays on schedule.
Acting as a representative on your behalf when communicating with contractors and material suppliers.
4. A designer will save you money and will work within your budget by:
Specifying the right materials for your project.
Providing you with trade discounts.
Helping you avoid costly mistakes.
5. An interior designer has resources and connections that:
Help speed the design and planning phase with established relationships with suppliers and specialty trades.
Cater to different design styles and budgets.
Can come in handy in complicated situations.
Although hiring an interior designer can seem like an added cost, it can actually be a huge benefit.
People are often willing to spend a significant amount of money on their remodeling projects but don’t want to pay the additional 5 to 10% for the cost of an interior designer.
Ultimately, this extra design expense is typically absorbed with the trade discounts a designer can provide. Their expertise and advice can also make a huge impact on the overall look, feel, and functionality of the new space. They can give a project that “wow” factor that one is hoping for, as well as help to avoid the pitfalls that inevitably come up along the way.
Design advice is valuable. It provides the client with a resourceful and experienced project management team from concept to completion, resulting in a smooth process and, ultimately, a beautiful new space that will bring many, many years of enjoyment.
About the author:
David Domenichini is the owner and proprietor of D.R. Domenichini Construction, an award-winning kitchen and bath remodeler in Morgan Hill serving all of Santa Clara County. He brings nearly 30 years of experience to his family-owned and operated business. David resides in the Morgan Hill area with his wife, Gina, who owns Studio 38 Designs, an award-winning kitchen and bath interior design studio.