Why You Need An Interior Designer by Natalie Fogelstrom, West London Interior Designer Advice
Interior Designers help you with your budgeting and planning. Hiring an interior designer not only helps you save money; they also help you save your time and effort. An interior designer knows where to go for resources, and anything related to the building of your space. An interior designer saves you time, and time is money.
Hiring an interior designer is often seen as a luxury. But it's not only for the rich. It's actually quite common for savvy, cost-conscious homeowners to hire designers because they know that an interior designer can save you money in the long run. And can save you from costly mistakes.
When we design for a client, we begin with setting the style and create a mood board, inspiration list and ideas of furniture and fittings then we finalise a detailed list of everything we recommend for a room- before a single purchase is made. Every piece is measured, planned, and carefully chosen to work together beautifully. So, your room simply won’t fall victim to any costly mistakes. A professional designer always starts with the end in mind.
Planning a perfect design requires hours and hours of sourcing for the perfect products, colour matching, fabrics and layout plans to the smallest details being researched and thoroughly planned.
Interior designers have already checked lead times, stock, pricing, measurements, finish options and durability. All things that you may or may not have thought about, while at the same time figuring out what would look beautiful too. Good designers make it seem easy to pick out tiles, fabrics and colour schemes, but it is not. Design is about a thousand details behind the scenes that take a lot of time.
Designers have access to more sources than you do for quality furniture. With trade accounts and exclusive accessibility to wholesale brands and furniture designers, to bespoke made to order products only available to you via an interior designer. Quality materials and furniture stand the test of time, reducing the need to replace it after only a few years. We know that not everyone has the budget to take advantage of designer resources, but when you do, the quality is well worth the investment and saves you money in the long run
An interior designer is an expert at working within your budget. We know what pieces are worth devoting more of the budget to and which pieces can be less expensive if needed.
Designers have a good eye. We know how to and where to save and where to spend to achieve an overall high-end, high-impact look. Some things should be extravagant and expensive. But not everything has to be. A good designer knows where to spend and where to cut back, smartly, to save you money.
Designers are able to establish trade accounts with manufacturers and stores that give them anywhere from a nominal discount to true wholesale pricing. It is always our goal to share a portion of the discount we get with our clients. We’re in business, of course, and we have a metric ton of paperwork, taxes, accounting, coordinating, and liability related to purchasing, so we can’t pass along all of it. But as much as humanly possible, we want to make purchasing through us a win-win for our clients. That usually means discounts of at least 20% on designer merchandise. When you spend a large amount on an interior to furnish your home it all adds up and you can end up saving thousands in the end with the discount through your designer.
A designer’s aim is to design spaces as unique and individual as the people who live in them. We love to see a home truly reflect our client’s style. But when we thoughtfully design a space and capitalize on the best of your home’s architecture, character, and style, it cannot help but raise the market value. Win-win situation.
Article from KOJA Design & NU Projects.
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