4 Tips For Hiring An Interior Designer

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In a few, short months, I’m building a family room onto my house. When the construction is complete, I’ll have both a formal living room and a casual family room. I want to make my family room a fun place for everyone to hang out in. I plan to buy a comfortable couch and a couple of oversized chairs to put in the room. My husband is also interested in mounting a large-screen television on the wall in this new space. One side of the room will be dedicated to exercise. I’ll be placing my treadmill, elliptical trainer, and stationary bike on this side of the room. To add interest to the space, I’m purchasing some whimsical wall hangings. On this blog, I hope you will discover some stress-free tips for designing a family room. Enjoy!


4 Tips For Hiring An Interior Designer

22 August 2017
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Most people want a beautiful and comfortable home to live in. However, a lot of people lack decorating skills and don't have a good eye for choosing the right furniture and decorative accents to pull a room together. If you don't have a good eye for design, hiring an interior designer is the perfect solution. Use the following tips to choose the perfect residential designs professional for your project:

Figure Out What You Want

Everyone has their own unique style and idea of what is aesthetically appealing in a home. Before meeting with potential interior designers, take some time to figure out what you like and what you want the interior of your home to look like. Take the time to tear photos out of magazines or print photos from the internet. Having photos on hand will make it easier to discuss what you want when you're interviewing potential interior designers that you're considering hiring.

Create a Budget

Before hiring an interior designer and starting the project, it is essential to have a budget. Remember, when you hire an interior designer, you are responsible for paying for his or her services as well as covering the cost of any furniture, decorative accents, paint, etc., that is purchased for the project. Make sure you know exactly how an interior designer that you plan to hire charges-- some offer a flat fee for a project while others charge by the hour. You may incur extra costs if you choose to have the interior designer shop and source things for you.

Be Honest

In most cases, an interior designer will visit your home before you hire him or her so he or she can see the space, discuss your vision, and answer questions. It is extremely important to be completely honest when talking with an interior designer that you may potentially hire. If he or she is making suggestions that you don't like, don't be afraid to politely tell them so. The more you can explain your vision and what you want, the easier the entire project will be.

Talk Scheduling

Many popular interior designers are in high demand and have very busy schedules. After you find an interior designer that you would like to hire, don't forget to talk to them about their schedule so you are on the same page. If you need your project completed as quickly as possible, you may not want to hire an interior designer who can't begin working until another project is completed.