Do you think your home needs a makeover? Perhaps you need to breathe new life into a dull office space? Whether you need to do one of these or both, you need a professional designer by your side to guide you. Choosing one can be overwhelming the first time around. Here are answers to some questions that can help you make an informed decision:
1. What should I do before hiring an interior designer?
All of us have different tastes which are reflected in our design preferences. This includes interior designers who may or may not have the same tastes as you do. Keep in mind when reviewing a designers portfolio that a great designer can design for any one so their portfolios will reflect this (ours definitely does!)
2. How can I work well with my designer?
It’s a working relationship like any other so you should not be afraid to voice your opinion. Of course, like any challenge, you may have differences of opinion on colors, design elements, style, etc. but that is normal and part of the process. However, if the designer refuses to listen to your needs and/or keeps talking over you, then you should look for someone who you can connect with aesthetically.
3. Which rooms can and interior designer work with?
Most interior designers are skilled when it comes to designing kitchens, office spaces, living rooms, closets, bathrooms along with other home spaces. Some specialize in designing for physically challenged individuals, children, and seniors, while others have their own niche.