4 Frugal reasons why hiring an interior designer can save you money

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Your home is your sanctuary, but it’s also the place where you can express your style and personality. One of the best ways to achieve that goal is through the design choices you make in your home. Considering some of the mistakes I’ve made when renovating my own home, I can now see how appealing it would be to get it right first time! Whether you are looking to re-do one room or the entire house, there are some times when hiring an interior designer is worth the time and effort…

1. YOU WANT TO SAVE MONEY

It may seem like paying interior designer fees is going to cost you more in the long run, but you might be surprised. There are a lot of pitfalls that people don’t talk about when it comes to doing interior design on your own. These include things like buying furniture that looks amazing in the store but then winds up being too big or too small for your home. There’s also the chance that you will end up buying a variety of different paint colours until you find the right one, and the cost of going back to the store adds up.

You will have to pay an interior designer a fee to make your home look good, but this can save you from making costly mistakes (like I did in my bathroom). A professional will know what changes and additions will add value to your home. If you have a budget, they’ll be able to find the best items, including furniture and paint, that will give you the best value for your money while keeping to your budget.

If you’re serious about making your home look good and saving money in the process, then you need to work with a professional. They have the skills and experience to make any space look good no matter what your budget, and they’ll get it done right the first time.

2. YOU WANT TO SAVE TIME

If you’re like most people in this world, then you already have a full schedule. Whether you are dealing with a family, working a full-time job or trying to find time to spend with friends (or all of these), the last thing you need is to figure out when you are going to squeeze in decorating your home.

Sure, you may be able to do a few projects here and there in the evenings or on the weekend, but how long is it going to take you to complete those projects? If you’re hoping to get your redesign project done in less than three years (yes, that’s how long I’ve been doing my house – and it’s still not finished!) then you might want to hire an interior designer. Since this is their job, they’ll have plenty of time to dedicate to making your space look fantastic, and they’ll get your project done in a timely manner. You’ll get to spend your free time enjoying your newly decorated space instead of dreading having one more thing to do.

3. YOU’RE NOT SURE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO

If you’re not exactly sure what you want to do to your home but you know it needs to be upgraded and updated, then calling in a professional is recommended. A designer will ask you questions and assess your space to determine how to transform it in a way that looks good and meets all of your wants and needs. They’ll be able to show you different options that you can choose from so that you get a home that is exactly what you are hoping for.

Not only will they ensure that your home looks good, but they can help you utilize any space to its fullest potential. If you have a small home, an interior designer will have ways to make it look and feel bigger, as well as add storage and other items to keep the room organized and clutter-free. Should you be hoping to keep your home stylish but kid- or pet-friendly, but you aren’t sure how to achieve those goals, a professional will be able to help.

4. YOU’RE RESTORING AN OLDER HOUSE

Many modern houses have a cookie-cutter feel to them. They seem impersonal and bland. That’s why many people are drawn to older homes. These often have incredibly unique features that can’t be found anywhere else. Of course, one of the downsides to buying an older home is that they are often run down and need some work.

So, if you are hoping to restore an older home to its former glory and you want to stay as faithful as possible to its antique and unique look, then you should call in an interior designer. They’ll have the skills and ability to combine modern amenities and features with the original features of the home. Not only will this ensure that your home retains the elements that make it special, but it will look good and keep you and your family comfortable with modern additions.

Your home is a place where you make memories and have fun with family and friends and it should also express your style and personality. The best way to ensure your home works for you in all of these ways is to collaborate with a professional who knows how to mix functionality with great design. Let me know if you’ve hired an interior designer in the past as I’d love to hear about your experiences.

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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