Why Every Job Needs a Designer
If you have glanced at the news stands anytime in the last 10 years, you have probably seen one celebrity or another represented showing off their latest home design. Diane Keaton even designed her own coffee table book about her home designing adventures with Pinterest. It seems like only the wealthy access designers, but really our help is for everyone, not just the rich and famous. Here’s why.
I once read that Americans spend almost 90% of their lives indoors. If this is true, then wouldn’t you want your indoor environment to be one that makes you happy, meets your needs and is safe and healthy for your family? And if it also saves you time, money and aggravation in the long run? Here are some key points about why hiring a designer like me makes both sense and cents!
Saves time and money. With advances in technology (building techniques, energy efficiency, etc.), building code requirements that are ever changing and just the fact that we are immersed in the business and know what to expect and how to move forward in a cost and time effective way means savings for our clients.
Process Overview. On any project, hiring a designer early on means that he or she can make sure that any of your design choices that are tied to construction (layout, lighting, plumbing) are known and planned for up front. This means a much more thoughtful, intuitive, and smooth process and saves money because elements will not have to be redone mid job. Keep in mind that someone who is good will embrace your needs and tastes, and create something that boosts your overall health and well-being (along with your business if it is a commercial project).
Pro Choices. I had once heard designing compared to cooking: Most people wouldn’t cook a meal without a recipe, right? Well designers are like chefs and they take the right ingredients and combine them to make an amazing space. They know when to spend money (on quality pieces) and where to save it when it comes to design choices in layout or furnishings. Using someone who understands how spaces flow together, how to combine fabrics, and how furniture placement affects conversation, is insurance against having to return itemsor repurchase items to make the space better.
Team Leaders and Advocates. Designers manage a team of architects, contractors and any other vendors needed to complete your project on time and in budget. They make sure that the details of your plans are properly designed, interpreted and carried out. And if an issue arises, they can help verify what the issue is, who is responsible and who should fix it.
Attention to Detail. A designer translates your needs to functional spaces but also makes them beautiful by keeping up-to-date on trends locally. This is good for property values and again back to that pesky overall health and wellbeing thing. If you want a space that has lasting appeal and adds to the value of your investment, you need to hire a designer. We have the skills to include the features that will maximize your house, while making sure your project runs smoothly.
Access to the Best Pros. Being in the design business means a network of skilled professionals who can get the job done within the given budget are at my fingertips.
Please reach out to me if I can be of assistance to you on your next project, big or small!