June 10, 2020 WILDE NEWS
Should I Hire an Interior Designer? 5 Reasons Why it’s the Best Decision You’ll Ever Make
Ideas ideas everywhere, but not enough hours in the day. This is the position most of us find ourselves in when thinking about a renovation project, and it’s also the key reason why hiring an interior designer is perhaps the wisest choice you could make. You might be thinking we’re bound to say that – however, it’s not without good reason. Here are the most important and compelling reasons why hiring a designer is not just good for your own peace of mind, but also your budget.
And on that last point, let’s start by dispelling one of the biggest myths of interior design:
Interior designers are only for the super-rich – FALSE!
It’s a common and fairly understandable misconception, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality of the matter is that hiring an interior designer for a renovation project is not a luxury extravagance, but rather a budget-friendly decision that can actually save you money. This is because a professional designer will help you look out for and avoid any costly mistakes that can occur with DIY projects and impulse buys, while also ensuring that your renovation stands the test of time. This will help future-proof your project and increase the value of your home should you ever wish to sell later down the line.
Now that we’ve tackled that all-important factor, here are 5 more reasons why hiring an interior designer is the best choice you can make for your upcoming renovation:
1. An expert’s-eye view
Interior designers are experts in all aspects of renovations from start to finish, so we know exactly what to look for and what needs to be considered before any work begins. The process starts with a professional assessment that will identify and take into account every last little detail, ultimately making sure that nothing is missed and nothing is left to chance. With this expert’s-eye view, you know that every element of your renovation is carefully planned out to make the most efficient use of your budget.
2. Everything taken care of
When we say ‘from start to finish’, we really mean it. One of the best things about hiring an interior designer is that every last little thing is taken care of, which saves you time and averts many organisational headaches. The nature of big renovation projects is that there are lots of balls to juggle, from planning the design and finding contractors to sourcing new furniture and accessories. When you hire a designer, all of those things are included in the service, so you can relax and get on with your own day-to-day while we get to work in the background.
3. Professional contacts
If you’ve ever sat down to begin a search for a trustworthy tradesperson, you’ll know it’s a jungle out there. Where do you look? Who do you trust? But when you hire an interior designer, you’re not just hiring that one person; you also get automatic access to our trusted network of professional contractors, architects and suppliers who we’ve already worked with and thoroughly vetted. At Wilde Collective, we only work with the very best, most trustworthy local contractors who we can wholeheartedly recommend and commission on your behalf, so you can stop the stressful searching and relax knowing it’s all taken care of.
4. Your vision, and then some
Hiring a designer does not mean you lose the position of creative director – it’s your home and your project, after all. On the contrary, it is a collaborative and enjoyable process that takes on board all of your ideas and your vision, before putting everything together under the guidance of a professional eye. This means that you’ll get the exact finish you were looking for to begin with, but with the added value and reassurance of quality that comes with a trained interior designer. And who knows, maybe with an extra special something that you never knew you needed or wanted until your designer helped you explore the possibilities.
5. The ‘Wow Factor’
We as interior designers are trained to think differently when it comes to renovations. We see things others don’t see, and we spot creative opportunities that might otherwise be missed or discounted. Sometimes it can be tricky to see past what’s there to begin with and visualise the complete picture before it’s in front of you, but this is exactly what we’re trained to do and we really love doing it. Altogether this passion and well-honed creative eye creates a recipe for the ultimate wow factor at the end of your project, giving you that designer finish that invariably comes with designer help.
The initial consultation is where it all begins. If you’re looking for a little extra help and guidance for your next big project, we can help get the ideas flowing. Book your discovery call to get started.