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Reason #1 to Hire an Interior Designer:
You’re going to save money.
Ever bought a piece of furniture that looked so good in the store, but was too big once you got it home? Ever painted three or four times trying to find the right color palette? It may seem like like an oxymoron because you’re going to have to pay the additional designer’s fee, but the truth is that hiring a designer can help you avoid costly mistakes and help you make design decisions that will increase the value of your home.
And if you’re on a tight budget, a designer is going to know how to get the best value out of what you can spend. An experienced designer is used to working on a line item budget and will help you understand where every penny is going.
Reason #2 to Hire an Interior Designer:
You’re going to save time.
We’d figure to start off with the two things most people wish they could have more of: time and money. Just like hiring a designer will benefit you financially, a designer will also save you on time. A designer already has a trained sense of what needs to be done and when it needs to be done, and they’ll be able to anticipate any obstacles that may come up.
Reason #3 to Hire an Interior Designer:
You’re going to have better resources and contacts.
Everyone knows it’s difficult to find good resources. But designers already work in the world of home improvement, so they’re going to have reliable connections that you may need. Hiring a designer will help you easily find an electrician, plumber, and/or contractor that you can trust. You get all the benefits of a professional with a design education–designers and decorators understand how to create a functional space that is also stylish. Plus interior designers often work closely with architects, interior design firms, interior decorators, and more, all whom have formal training.
Designers also have access to tons of product and fabric that is not available to the general public. With these resources, an interior designer will create a space for you that looks collected and unique (instead of the big box retailer stuff everyone has in their home).
The first step to designing a kitchen or bath is for the owner to understand the needs and functions of the room. For example, if a family has meals together in the room, the homeowner will want to consider creating a wide dining area. This can be an open space for a table, or a more modern island flowing directly from the main counter. Either way, there needs to be plenty of space for comfort and movement. If the room is only used for cooking, then the design can be more oriented towards task efficiency.
Anybody who cooks will attest to the fact that a well-organized cooking area streamlines the whole process and makes their job far easier. Consider everything: countertop space; storage for pots, pans, and silverware; stove and oven placement; space around the kitchen sink; and easy access to the dishwasher and garbage disposal. Above all else, efficiency is key.
Storage is a key component of any modern kitchen. A walk-in pantry is a convenient storage space for dry goods. A built-in lazy Susan makes finding the right pots and pans simple and easy. Of course, every kitchen needs ample cabinet storage for tableware, cooking utensils, and everything else. The style of cabinetry should also match the existing design throughout the rest of the home.
Lighting is an often overlooked element of good kitchen design. Task lighting under cabinets will illuminate the countertop workspace. Pendant lights are growing in popularity as another great source of task lighting, and also a point of visual interest, especially when hung over a center island. If a dining table is present in the kitchen, a candelabra fixture that casts ambient light may be best hung overhead.
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