Is it better to DIY or get someone’s help?
When you’re planning your home’s interior design, you’ll have to make a choice.
Between handling your entire designing journey yourself and engaging a professional’s help, this guide may help you make a more informed choice.
1. Exclusive Expertise
What’s your expertise?
Everyone has one, and an interior designer’s is to make your home look smashing. They’ve studied in-depth about their speciality and sharpened their skills throughout the years. Good interior designers can envision what you want and turn it into a visually spectacular reality.
Valuable experience that they’ve built up from working with different customers means that they’re likely to know how to best work with you. You can expect them to be professional with a trained eye for design and aesthetic flair.
2. Reduce Expensive Mistakes
Some new homeowners have the misconception that doing it themselves can save costs.
However, is that really the case?
A skilful interior designer can tell what would and wouldn’t work. One sweeping glance can also tell them whether a particular design or space is right or wrong. This isn’t achieved overnight, but from the years of first-hand experience gained. This helps to minimise costly mistakes that are realised one step too late.
Like any well-trained professional, certain things can only be realised with the right amount of exposure and understanding. Imagine yourself looking at a faulty car engine with zero knowledge versus a car mechanic – who would be able to determine where the problem lies?
The experienced mechanic, of course.
Additionally, your designer can also help up the value of your home, making it more attractive to potential buyers if you sell it in the future.
3. Contacts and Resources
You can make use of the many industry contacts and vendor resources an interior designer has access to. Rather than sourcing for them yourself and hoping that they’re reliable, you can save time and potential disaster by doing using their network of people.
What’s more, your designer’s connections are likely unavailable to others in general. He/she can give you priceless information like the best deals and pull together resources to make your home even more stunning.
4. Reduce Trouble and Work for You
Instead of being all hands-on and tackling every design detail yourself, you now have a professional with a wealth of experience you can leverage on. This effectively helps to reduce the amount of work and hassle you would otherwise have had.
With your own work matters and possibly family to attend to, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll have all the time in the world to deal with your interior design personally. It’s easier and less trouble for you to directly liaise with your interior designer and leave the nitty gritty details to him/her.
In a way, this also lowers stress and frees up more time and space for you to do other things that matter as well. That helps to contribute to a positive and happy experience designing your ideal home.
Remember that sometimes, it’s better to let go and let another person do the work if it works out the best!