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Top questions about working with a designer

Updated: Feb 22, 2020



IF YOU HAVE EVER CONSIDERED HIRING A DESIGNER YOU MAY HAVE HAD SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS.


1. SHOULD AN AVERAGE FAMILY WITH AN AVERAGE BUDGET HIRE A DESIGNER?


I get asked this all the time as a designer.

I might be a little biased, but the answer is YES! ABSOLUTELY!

There is a lot to consider when doing any type of design work, getting professional help can save you from making many types of mistakes.

Plus, you will most assuredly end up with a better, more beautiful design, that will be priceless in the long run.


Hiring a professional versus DIY is a matter of skill. It takes organization and vision to solve a problem and see things differently. You may very well have the skill to build a wall, but if you end up with a 28” hallway when it should be 36”, that is an expensive mistake that you may have to live with for years. It is well worth the extra line item in your budget to ensure your project is getting done properly, creatively and beautifully.


2. I CAN’T AFFORD THAT! CAN I?

While it is true that many designers’ fees are outrageous, there are ways of getting the help you need and still stay within budget. Hiring an E-designer like me may be the perfect way for you to get a well-designed room for a reasonable price.

The internet has changed the way many businesses operate, and interior design is no different.  With a little more work on your end, everything can be done virtually now. You can get a well-designed room for the fraction of the cost. Who doesn’t love that! Hiring a designer is about making sure that the project you’re about to do to your home works out the way you want it to, and doesn’t end up badly. Can we all say “money pit” in unison? Remodeling is a very expensive and permanent thing, and the results impact your everyday life, make sure it is right before you start.


If you’re working on a tight budget, it is even more crucial that you have a good design plan, because you will be living with these decisions for years to come. No matter what your budget range is, it will cost you a good chunk of money. Being prudent with your budget is essential. A designer can help you get the most for your money.


3. I JUST NEED A  LITTLE HELP, DESIGNERS WANT TO TAKE OVER


A designer doesn’t have to be involved in every step of your renovation process.

There are many tasks your designer will be able to offer without having to go ‘all in’ for a full design plan. Be honest with yourself about the parts that are beyond your skill level, and let a designer do that task.


Some tasks you may consider are:

Create the documentation for your renovation