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DIY or Hire an Interior Designer

April 7, 2019

 

There are many reasons why hiring an experienced designer is the best thing that you can do during your remodeling phrase.  Let me explain to you 3 simple reasons why.

 

 

TIME MANAGEMENT

Everyone is multi-tasking, trying to balance family and work is a constant challenge for most Americans. Now, adding a remodeling project in the mix, you will not only procrastinate on the project but it will take you twice or three times longer to finish with it.  That’s the reason why your kitchen or bathroom that you hate is still sitting there after 2 years.  We know all too well that voice in your head saying “I want a new kitchen or bathroom but I’ll get do it next week.” The worst part is that every time, you go into the kitchen or bathroom, it reminds you that you failed in getting the remodel done - not a very healthy reminder.  

 

The truth is your life activities takes up time and there are only 24 hours in a day.  That DYI remodeling project will always keep moving to the back burner. That’s usually how it is for most Americans.   Hiring an interior designer will not only allow you to get what you want done in the house but it also allows you to continue with your active lifestyle without sacrificing your family or work time. After all the remodeling is done, you can happily walk throughout your house with the right attitude which is “I love where I live”.  That is the best feeling in the world, to be proud of your home and in return you will feel better about yourself and the general outlook on life.  Just think about the time that you are saving by just hiring someone who knows what they are doing and can do it will ease.  It’s well worth it. 

 

 

VENDOR SELECTIONS

Most DYI homeowners go to the most obvious stores: Home Depot, Lowes, etc. to get supplies which are okay but to truly add value to your house, you’ll need impressive fixtures which are important and vital.   So, knowing what fixtures to purchase is a big advantage.  In order to not have your house like everyone else’s, working with an interior designer will give you that edge over your neighbor’s and friend’s house.  

 

Most Interior designers have a team of vendors that they work with on a daily basis so they are usually the first ones to be notified with new, upcoming styles and color.  Having a designer to be there to help select items for you will make a world of difference on the overall look of your new remodel.   Designers not only have connections with furniture and fixture stores but also have relationships with contractors, plumber, electrician, etc.  For these types of services, designers often get the best prices because designers hire these service workers all year long.  If you were to hire them, they will charge you a service fee but when a designer asks them to go, they will usually go free of charge because of their work relationship with the designers and most likely, they will usually go there faster and on time.  At the end of the day, you’ll not only have better quality fixtures but your project will be done faster and on time.  Now, that’s worth the money.

 

 

REDO’S AND COSTLY MISTAKES

It is natural to make mistakes when you are learning something new.  So, when it comes to your remodeling do you really want to make mistakes with your own home?  Depending on what you’re actually DIY-ing at your house, it can cost you twice as much later on especially if you install something incorrectly.  It all goes back to - is it worth your time to try it again or pay for it twice?   As a newbie, your project might get started but it probably will never get finished especially when you run into issues during installation which will cause further delays and frustration.  

 

An expert can systematically schedule the installation on time and under budget better than most newbies. After all, having a new beautiful remodel home is the end game so why mess around with watching how-to videos online all day.  You’re just wasting more time and delaying your project.  The bottom line is that life is too short to not enjoy your house therefore make every minute count, do it right from the start and hire an expert. The best way to get a remodel completed is by finding the best interior designer for your budget and style.  Let the expert help you achieve your remodel look.  

 

Happy Designing!

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