Getting ready to embark on updating your residence because you feel it is overdue for a change? You’ve been watching “Divine Design” or even “Color Splash” and you think I can do this. You see how they mix and match colors and the rooms end up being phenomenal. You believe you are up for the challenge. The first time you go to a furniture store to look a living room furniture, patterns and lamps you get overwhelmed. You say to yourself what was I thinking taking on such an enormous project? What are the benefits to hiring an interior design firm?
A word of caution before hiring any type of design firm be sure you have some idea of the type of style you want for your home. You’ve been looking at design shows, possibly have even read some magazines to get even more ideas of what you like. You want to know if want to go with a contemporary look, modern or even a rustic look. You have to know beyond just wanting something different.
Benefits to Hiring a Design Firm
First and foremost they will save you time and just as important money. They will help keep you in budget versus your being so close to the project that you go over budget. You can also choose an interior design firm that has experience with the style you have requested. Be sure to view their website and look at previous jobs completed. This will give you an idea if they are a fit for your or not.
When choosing a Interior Design firm, you want to make sure they are certified and have had the proper training. This background information will be on their web pages usually under About Us. Make note of all their qualifications and certifications in specific areas of design.
An interior design firm will be able to handle your project every step of the way. You should be able to be hands off and only need to speak with them briefly throughout their project. In the very beginning you want to have the free consultation so you can feel them out and see if they are open to listening to your voice, if they can give you recommendations based on your ideas and if you feel a certain connection to them and would like to move forward.
Once the parties enter into an agreement, the ball is now in the designer’s court and they should lead in managing your project based on your criteria. Now their job truly begins in developing plans and providing you with detailed information and give you a sample model of what is about to take place. They should be able to assist you in choosing furnishings, make color recommendations, accessories and even where to get your accessories. The firm should know what the latest trends are and provide you with that information.
If they are truly on top of their game, they should also provide project+