Updated: Dec 16, 2022
We all want to create our dream home. We often have a specific idea or concept in mind but don’t know where to begin. Turning an idea into a reality requires careful space planning, site inspections, research, permissions, communication with project stakeholders and design execution. An interior designer is indispensable in planning every detail from concept to execution. It’s important not to confuse them with an architect, who designs buildings and advises on their construction, or an interior decorator, who helps with aesthetic decisions, such as furniture, colors and styles.
When it comes to building a new home or space, choosing the plot of land for construction is crucial. Here already, an interior designer can help, since they know what their client wants and can provide valuable advice about what type of land and where to purchase. An interior designer can also help advise on future extensions to the build. There are situations that require changes to an existing building plan. A client may want to install stairs to the first floor in a different area of the house than originally planned. This can be an important challenge for an interior designer, since it involves a fundamental structural change. The adjustment may be easy to make on a building plan, but the execution is much more complicated.
In the majority of cases, an interior designer’s expertise is needed for complicated renovations to an existing or recently purchased home. How can I turn my kitchen into a space that meets all of my needs? Where should the eating area be? Should I have a separate dining room for guest entertainment and large family gatherings? How can I best use the space in my living room, and should I install a fireplace? How can I create an office space at home that’s quiet? Should my bathroom have a separate en-suite area? Would a modern or more conventional ceiling look better in my home? These are all vital considerations when it comes to renovation, and an interior designer can help turn your ideas into a reality with valuable advice and careful planning.
Interior designers can also optimize budgets for a project by knowing exactly what materials to purchase and where to purchase them, so you don’t end up with any unanticipated costs. They take the burden of planning and calculation off your shoulders and have the expertise to see and anticipate things a non-professional can’t. They provide the solutions to realize your concept with their knowledge, experience and expertise. By working with professionals, you not only save time and money, but benefit from their invaluable advice so you can convert your living space into a dream home.
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