Interior designers are the artist of spaces. They integrate the design, function and lifestyle of their clients into the spaces that they were given to work with. The importance of interior design has been ignored by the uninitiated. Many are turned off by its high costs – they just refuse to entertain salespeople trying to get them to spend their hard-earned money on something that is considered unimportant. Others believe they can live with the basics.
However, for those who understand its significance, they are usually rewarded with great satisfaction and a sense of belonging that others cannot grasp. Just look at how this couple below has a hard time storing their stuff at home.
Whether it is for a residential or commercial space, interior design companies provide end to end service from design conception to space planning & building completion. So, how does interior design benefit you?
1. Space Planning & Layout
Having an experienced interior designer design, plan and execute the renovations for your dream home is a long-term investment.
Have you ever thought of having a space in your home for a specific purpose? Maybe you need a home office but you live in a small flat with no extra room to spare. A lot of people make do with doing their work on the dining table or in the living room in front of the TV but how does this work? Where do you put your work stuff? This is where interior design comes in.
You can customise your home to suit you and your family and they’ll easily make it happen for you. For example, interior designers can plan the layout of your home so that you can include the home office area for you to work in, without compromising your family’s needs. It may not be an entire room but smart designs can be proposed by taking advantage of just a wall to create your home office space.
With the interior designers’ vast knowledge, skills and experiences, your renovation journey can be as stress-free as possible!
2. Marry Design & Function
Design and function works hand-in-hand. Functionality is very important when it comes to making a space work as intended. Design alone is not enough, especially for a space that you are going to use everyday for many years.
For example, you’d need a home with all its wiring in place so that it won’t be a safety hazard. With great design, all of these wires can be tucked and hidden safely under beautiful false ceilings lined with energy-saving LED strips and down lights, giving your home a clean, well-designed look.
Only an interior designer will know how to weave these two important factors together due to their expertise.
3. Cut Costs
You can attempt to cut costs by DIY-ing some of the work yourself. Or maybe you feel inspired by Youtube tutorials on how to do your own home improvement projects.
However, the materials needed to renovate or improve a home can be expensive and by doing it yourself, you can rack up a huge cost in the end because you will obviously make mistakes.
Tap on the industry players’ resources – you can be sure that they have better costs. It may be due to bulk buying or they probably own their own value chain, thereby, cutting costs on materials.
Also, what‘s the chance of things breaking down when you do it yourself? A few years down the road, you may find your vinyl flooring buckling or the plumbing clogged. An experienced interior designer may be able to foresee common issues way before it happens and advise you to avoid it, therefore, cutting costs in the long run. Furthermore, they know the quality of materials to use, so you don’t have to trial and error or take bad advice from the internet. Make your money work and have furnishings that’ll last you up to 20 to 30 years. Good investment indeed!
4. Cohesive Theme
Have you ever been to someone’s home and find it confusing? Each room is painted a different colour, furnitures and textiles that don’t match, things and personal belongings that don’t have a space for due to lack of storage, amongst other issues. Imagine living in it.
Your home doesn’t have to be confusing. Finding things in your home should be easy. Having an overall theme in your home speaks volume about your interests and personality, maybe even your experiences in life.
An interior designer can help you come out with a specific design that matches your personality, lifestyle, interests and experiences and make it cohesive throughout the house. For example, you love cycling and have a bulky bicycle to store and all its paraphernalia and you also love a contemporary designed home. Your interior designer can combine these two and make it work, including having enough storage for everything! What’s more, they can show you their vision for your home via a 3D rendering so that you can see how it would look like.
5. Do Nothing
The best part of hiring an interior design company to take on your renovation projects is that you do almost nothing!
Just tell them what you want, give them a budget to work with, approve their designs and wait until the project is over! Other than the monetary cost, which, as we have mentioned before, is a long-term investment, there are literally no other costs such as time and effort on your part. Hassle-free, worry-free and stress-free!
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