Why you should hire an interior designer

Why you should hire an interior designer

Most homeowners don’t hire professional interior decorators. Most view it as a luxury that only the rich can afford. Many mistakenly believe that they can do everything a professional interior designer can do after reading a few articles online. Sure, there are some projects anyone can do like installing snap-on baseboard heater covers but larger-scale decorating projects require a trained expert. Homeowners with a DIY attitude who really want to learn how to do interior design for themselves may still choose to go that route but for the casual decorator who thinks they can get the look of a professional home design without hiring a professional might want to reconsider. Here are a few reasons to hire a pro.

It may be cheaper in the long run

Probably the biggest deterrent to hiring an interior decorator is cost, but what if it was actually cheaper in the long run? When you decorate your home yourself, chances are you’ll start noticing right away various mistakes. The more you have to go out and purchase new things to keep correcting problems, the more it costs. An interior decorator is likely to get it right the first time.

You don’t know where to start

Interior decorating a space is such a huge undertaking that the average person has no idea where to start. Interior decorators do. They can help you through every step of the process from measuring the space, asking the right questions to determine your needs and interests, and selecting pieces from sofas to picture frames.

Connections

You’ve no doubt heard the phrase, "it’s not what you know but who you know." You might know a thing or two about interior design but professional decorators know people. They may have access to discounts and they’ll certainly know the best contractors for various trades. That means you don’t have to go out and do your own vetting of various workmen.

The third eye

Professional decorators have a third eye, not in a mystical/supernatural sense but in the sense that they can picture a completed space before work begins. You might have ideas for a space but you’ll have trouble visualizing it until it’s completed and then you may not like it. Professional decorators on the other hand can avoid these kinds of mistakes by seeing a space’s potential from the very beginning.

They know what you like

It may seem counter-intuitive but a professional designer will know your wants and needs better than you do yourself. That’s because they’re trained to ask the right sorts of questions to figure out what it is you want and need out of each space in your home.

Attention to detail

Finally, interior decorators’ attention to detail is unparalleled and they can add in all the finishing touches which, though they’re small, tend to make all the difference. If you want a beautiful home without all the stress, you may want to reconsider you decision to not hire a pro.

Source: Chicago Now




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Step 1
HOW TO MEASURE

Always measure left to right, and twice for accuracy

Step 2 
DETERMINE IF BRACKETS ARE NECESSARY

Always measure left to right, and twice for accuracy

Step 3

HOW TO MEASURE LENGTH

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