When and how to use an interior designer is something that isn’t common knowledge. Many people think that you call in a designer at the end of a project for finishing touches- deciding where to put a mirror and what colors to paint walls.
You can benefit from a designer during the last phase of a project. But you’ve missed the greatest opportunity to benefit from a designer’s knowledge and skills. Designers don’t simply decorate a space to make it appealing. They also design spaces- plan them- engineer elements to work together so that ergonomics are safe, spaces are accessible, and elements are optimally functional. And to do all of this they bring immense knowledge and resources.
Designers Keep Costs Under Control
An interior designer knows what costs to expect for materials and labor, knows what things are worth, and where to get the best value, and the highest alignment between your goals, budget, and results. A designer’s goals are to keep you in your budget, get you the most design for the buck, save you time and open your eyes to solutions you may have never seen.
An experienced interior designer can also see a space in-process and envision the final product far better than most of us. Almost like they can see how things will look before they’re done. This allows them to head off potential problems that you wouldn’t have anticipated, saving you time and money. A change made early on cost far less than one made later in the process.
Interior Designers can often use ready-made or easily sourced materials that are in common use, but create a custom-looking, unique space with personality way beyond the cookie-cutter look they’re often used in. This in itself can create a large savings during a remodeling project.
They See The Whole Picture
When left to make all our own remodeling decisions, we often consider price, how things look, and maybe whether measurements fit in the space. One valuable contribution of an interior designer, especially one with Universal Design focus like Robineve Cole, is focus on usability. How things work, how human bodies interact with them, and what the space will be like in use will never be overlooked.
Many unfortunate homeowners have found that once their project is done it works well but looks bad, or looks great but doesn’t work so well at all. A good contractor helps, while most contractors will execute whatever vision you provide them with, few are design experts. The specific design knowledge helps harmonize form and function.
A Designer’s Resources Extend Far
With the many resources of a designer, there are ways to achieve your goals that you wouldn’t have otherwise realized. Custom options, semi-custom options, or little-known products, techniques, or suppliers. Designers have access to a wealth of materials that extends far beyond what many contractors usually work with.
One of the greatest resources of an interior designer is their mind. The way they understand the space and see options. They’ll arrive at suggestions that you’d never have come up with on your own. Maybe soothing, energy-efficient lighting or hidden storage solutions to create a better final outcome? Often a designer will solve problems you didn’t even know you had because you’ve grown accustomed to the burden.
Choosing the best layout and materials to provide the functionality and appearance you’re looking for.
Let Your Interior Designer Create a Smoother Experience
The guidance and supervision of an interior designer means an experienced expert is overseeing your remodel process. Each individual upgrade, installation, or replacement is part of the larger budget, larger timeline, larger result. Your interior designer will ensure all the parts fit together properly or action is taken if they don’t.
Interior Designers will have relationships with the best contractors, subcontractors and vendors in the business. In this way, they serve as a hub for all the professionals involved to coordinate efforts and communicate. This also means you’ll be connected to reliable contractors. If something goes awry, your designer can probably find the person, materials, or equipment needed quickly and easily.
Get guidance for your upcoming remodeling project. Contact Robineve Interiors today to see if the help of an interior designer is what you need.