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Why you should engage an Interior Designer at the start of your project

A section dedicated to unveiling Interior Design tips and solutions to dilemmas

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The Importance of Early Involvement: Why Interior Designers should be part of your home renovation from the start.

Embarking on a home renovation project is an exciting journey filled with endless possibilities. However, success lies in the details and the planning. Unfortunately, some clients may find themselves in a dilemma where decisions are made on the go, leading to unexpected costs and design dilemmas down the road. 


Picture this: The builders have already started knocking down walls, and suddenly, you're bombarded with questions about floor tiles, lighting placements, and wall colours. To make matters worse, the initial budget has been blown out of proportion, and you're now scrambling for solutions that won't break the bank. It's a scenario that many homeowners face, but it's one that can be avoided with proper foresight and involvement from the get-go.


As an interior designer, I've encountered numerous clients who have found themselves in similar situations. While I'm always eager to lend a helping hand, it's essential for clients to understand that interior design is not just about picking out pretty furniture or paint colours – It‘s  about designing cohesive, functional spaces that reflect your personality and lifestyle.


One of the most common misconceptions is that interior designers can swoop in at any stage of the project and magically fix everything without breaking the bank, and this already creates a barrier for designers. While we certainly possess the creativity and expertise to enhance any space, the reality is that our effectiveness is greatly diminished when we're brought in late in the game.


Here's why early involvement is crucial:


Cost Management: When an interior designer is involved from the outset, we can work closely with builders and contractors to develop a realistic budget that aligns with your vision. By identifying potential pitfalls early on, we can help prevent costly mistakes and keep your project within budget.


Coherent Design: Designing a home is a beautiful process that takes a lot of thinking, research, and planning. From the floor tiles to the lighting; from wall colours to furniture pieces that will work well in a particular room – everything needs to be planned. Without a cohesive plan in place, you run the risk of creating a disjointed space that lacks harmony and flow.


Efficient Decision Making: Making rushed decisions may seem convenient in the short term, but it often leads to regrets later on. When an interior designer is involved early in the process, you'll have the opportunity to weigh your options carefully and make informed decisions that you'll be happy within the long run.


Value for Money: Contrary to popular belief, hiring an interior designer from the start can actually save you money in the long run. Interior Designers have the right connections and expertise, and we can help you source materials and furnishings at competitive prices, maximizing your budget without sacrificing quality.


So if you're embarking on a home renovation journey, don't underestimate the importance of early involvement from an interior designer. While it may seem like an added expense at first, the value we bring to the table far outweighs the cost.

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