What to Expect When Working with an Interior Designer: A First-Timer’s Guide
So you’ve bought your own house, and are excited to start designing it into your dream home. But while you may have plenty of ideas ready to go, some of these ideas may not be sustainable or even practical in the long run. This is why working with an interior designer is a positive and game changing experience.
It may be an intimidating task to choose the right interior designer for you, but we’re here to help you out with a few things to take note of when you’re working with an interior designer for the first time.
1. Set realistic expectations
While you will be expecting the most lavish and beautiful designs for your home, it’s always good to keep yourself grounded with realistic expectations. Yes, there may be plenty of great designs on Pinterest and Google, but most of these designs may blow your budget out of proportions.
The best way to handle this is to ask your potential interior designers for their price as well as the duration needed. This will give you a better handle of the expectations needed, so that you won’t get shocked when they come up with a quotation.
2. Find the right fit
Not all designers are equal. Each designer may have his or her own uniquely personal taste that may or may not suit your own. However, you should be able to find out more about whether or not your designer is on the same page with you with a simple consultation process. By doing so, you will be able to get someone who has the same ideas as you. Take this time to ask about their work, their process and practices. Your designer will also be able to learn more about you as a potential client.
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3. Communication is key
Above all, good communication is the key to making sure your project comes to fruition the way you’ve been hoping. Sometimes, newer clients are hesitant to make their true opinions known because they feel they’re less knowledgeable than the designer, but at the end of the day, they’re the ones who need to be happy with the end result.
Note that most interior designers actually prefer clients who know what they want, or are very clear about what they require. Definitive opinions make their job easier in the moment and they know that happy clients are more likely to lead to future business.
And that’s all there is to know about hiring an interior designer. These tips may be simple but if you’re looking to hire an interior designer and work well together with him or her, then you should take note of the tips in this article.
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