Why hire an interior designer?
If you’re considering giving a revamp to your family home, want to make a new place look like a real home, or need to make a business look the well-ordered part, interior designers make that job so much easier - and might I say just plain better!
1. It might actually save you money
How much does an interior designer cost? It obviously depends on the scope of the project, but the total interior design fee (not including the cost of furniture and contractors) will probably be between $1,500 to $12,000, and $5,000 for the average home. While that is a big range and might seem intimidating, It could actually save you money in the long run.
So how could it save you money?
Interior designers are in-the-know when it comes to sourcing furniture and decor. An interior designer who takes pride in their work will try to source high quality pieces that will last for the long haul. That means less replacements and repairs over time.
They also know the best local craftsman, woodworkers, plumbers, electricians, and other contractors who’ll get the project done right the first time. And you better believe those contractors are going to keep showing up with their best work so they can keep working with the interior designer.
Of course, this doesn’t apply to everyone, so make sure that the designer comes well recommended, and be sure to make your budget known up-front to see what you can get for that price.
2. It WILL save you time
It’s going to take you double (if not 5x) the time to design what you want and actually get everything done. For an interior designer, this is their JOB. So if you choose to leave it to the people who do it best, then you can spend more time doing the things you do best and more time enjoying a finished space.
3. Interior designers have the hook-up. (aka all the connections, and all the right terms)
We addressed this somewhat above, but if you want the job to be done right the first time, and what you’re envisioning to take shape, it takes some skilled communication and management. An interior designer is going to know the vocabulary, timeline, and connections needed to make things happen.
4. Your home will be your style taken to the next level
This is probably the most important. Unless you’ve got the time and the skills, it’ll be really hard to get the general ideas you have in your head to a cohesive design that actually looks awesome. You like mid-century modern, you have your eye on a beautiful chandelier, and you want to include your mom’s paintings, but you also want your home to be fun and safe for your little grandkids, and your spouse and you can’t decide on colors you both like… How can you make those things work together? An interior designer will be able to bridge those gaps and help you visualize it too with some kind of vision board.
When everything is said and finally done, your home will tick all the boxes, fit your style, and look very put-together in only a way that someone with a true artistic eye can master.
Interior designers in the NJ area that we recommend:
Here at J Hunter Woodworks we are no stranger to working with interior designers. We’ve made many statement furniture pieces and custom built-ins for local interior designers working on someone’s dream home.