Is it worth hiring an interior designer?


Finishing touches 

Now comes the interesting part. After selecting the house plan, hiring a builder and having the bank loans granted, your dream house begins to take shape. There is no time to sit and relax. Final small touches are very important and will turn the house into your home. Therefore, now you must ask yourself whether hiring an interior designer makes sense.

The experience of the certified interior designer extends far beyond aesthetics. Apart from knowledge in space planning, lighting design, color coordination and materials, furniture, installation tools and finishing selection, the interior designers also have a working knowledge of the interior decoration, building fire safety, energy and environmental issues.

Of all potential designers ask for a list of their 3-4 previous clients list and ask customers about their satisfaction with the designer's work and the work style. You must arrange a meeting with the designer, review his design portfolio and discuss your expectations. Ask about the designer's education, training, experience, professional memberships and other qualifications. He or she will explain the design process and payment method for design services. Ask about the services, cost estimates and what the designer can do to increase your budget.

It does not matter whether you decide to consult with a professional or if you will follow your intuition. A good plan and a realistic idea of ​​what you want to achieve will help to complete your interior design project. First, determine what you like and what you do not like. Knowing your own taste is very important in creating the interior you like. Walk around your current home and identify which items are right for you and which are not. Observe furniture, antiques, special items and decide what you want to keep, so that you and your interior designer will be able to incorporate these items into the new design. Then, review your favorite books and magazines and pick style design and technical ideas. Visit furniture stores, department stores and get additional ideas and inspiration. Take pictures of what you like. Most importantly, before you spend money on furniture or interior design services make sure that family members agree with the plan.


Implement your design project gradually. Decide what and how to use it each space. It is important to align the design with your way of life. Whether the room will be used for recreation, entertainment or work, its use will determine the design and the elements that will be in that room. Remember to be realistic about the space size and volume. Select a design that reflects the mood and is in harmony with the functional needs.


Explore the features of the rooms and their possible shortcomings. Is the ceiling too low or the room is too gloomy room/boring? Do you need more space for storage, a special space for computer or hobby? After you have answered a few basic questions and critically evaluated your needs - highlight the specific idea of the operation. Locate a cornerstone of each room, according to which all room design and decor will be created. If the room does not have something that naturally draws attention, for example, a window with a great view, you can highlight the room with bright furniture or smaller groups of elements, such as flowers.

Finally, decide what you want and what you can live without. Go to the shops and buy the best design elements. Set priorities in terms of your time and money constraints. Also, keep in mind the size of the furniture range. Make a sketch of the room on graph paper; one square on the paper must be equal 1 square centimeter. Mark the doors, windows, heating and cooling systems, locations and other important areas, which help determine where you can build furniture. Take your plan and measuring tape when you go shopping. Sofa, which looks perfect size for your spacious living room may be too massive for a modest-sized room.

Keep in mind that some of the internal layout solutions must be completed during the planning process. Especially kitchens and bathrooms require that devices, countertops, faucets and water installations, which can influence the builder's estimate of the cost to be ordered as early as possible.

The ambiance of construction experience depends on your ability to be proactive, not passive. Careful planning is the key that will unlock the door to the house of your dreams.