Hey hey! It’s time to tackle an important topic today. One that I hear many people talk about and that I get asked my opinion on a lot: Why should I hire an interior designer?
Is it really worth it to hire someone to design my house? I shouldn’t need an interior designer if I have a really good contractor or architect right? Questions like these and many more come my way often and they are questions worth asking! I’ve found that most people simply are not aware of everything that goes into a new build, remodel, or a furnishing project. Speaking from several lived experiences, I’m here to share with you my thoughts on this matter and the benefits of partnering with an interior designer. Ready? Let’s get to it!
1. You will save money
I know you’re probably thinking, “How could hiring another person to execute my home project save me money??” I’m so glad you asked! Bringing on an experienced designer on the front end of your project can help you avoid costly mistakes and having to go back and redo things later. Additionally, they are able to make realistic suggestions and material selections to make the most of your established budget. Lastly, hiring a designer can potentially add significant resale value to your home by creating an updated space and doing the groundwork right the first time. Who wouldn’t love that?
2. They are your spokesperson
A seasoned designer has worked with different contractors, architects, and builders throughout their resume of projects. Because of this, we know how to speak their language, but also yours. By hiring a designer, you get to do the fun parts like sharing your dreams and visions for the space and making the bigger and more exciting decisions, leaving the smaller, more complex questions to the designer to handle.
3. They save you time
Simply put, a designer is the expert when it comes to designing a home and they will think of things that you won’t, saving you a significant amount of time. A designer knows the order in which things need to happen, can curate a project timeline, and guide you through the process as smoothly as possible.*
*One caveat that should go without saying is that there will be something in almost every project that will not go according to plan and is out of everyone’s control. Where it helps to have a designer is that they are your expert problem-solver when the unexpected arises. Seriously - you will thank yourself later when hiring someone else to handle those unique “surprises” with positivity and expertise.
4. They've got the connections
When redesigning your space, you could go pick out the currently trending pieces at Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel to fill out your space; or, you could work with a designer who has access to unique, quality pieces from their trusted vendor partners that are not always available to the public. And the best part is? You didn’t have to spend hours (or heck, even years) finding that “perfect piece,” leaving your project unfinished for way longer than you intended.
5. Your dreams and visions will come to life
Bringing on a designer has so many benefits, but perhaps the most important one is that a designer can help the dreams you have for your space become a reality. If you’re not sure what you want, or maybe you have an idea around the direction but it isn’t totally clear, a designer can help create a clear vision and see the potential for a space that originally you may not have. Your home is the backdrop of your life, where you make memories, and build relationships. Investing in the sacred space that comforts and serves you and your family is priceless.
I’m passionate about the work we are doing at BJI because I have personally witnessed the influence it has had on others in such a powerful and impactful way. Creating homes that inspire beautiful living - I want to give that experience to as many people as possible. If you have more questions that weren’t answered here, I’d love to chat with you! Simply fill out our contact form or shoot me a DM on Instagram. Talk soon, friend!