HOW TO CUT COSTS WHEN HIRING AN INTERIOR DESIGNER AND NOT DISAPPOINT THEM?

To save – is a natural desire. We all love a good bargain and getting discounts on our purchases. We wait until the season ends to buy our favorite item for half price

So, when it comes to hiring an Interior Designer, is there a way to save costs? Let’s admit, we want the advice on our approaching refurbishment project, but don’t want to pay high fees that go with hiring a professional.

Let’s have a look at what the Interior Designer does and decide whether you can replace the professional in some areas of the project.


INTERIOR DESIGNER

YOU

  • An Interior Designer is responsible for a full service from taking measurements to final touches.
  • I am sure you can measure your home with this easy guide.
  • You have a scheduled number of personal meetings with your Designer throughout the project.
  • Ask your designer to order all the samples to your home address and then discuss it on Skype. Have a meeting in case something remains unclear.
  • Accompanied showrooms visits.
  • Have a list of showroom items you need to see, prepared by your designer, so you can visit by yourself.

However, there are some areas that will need to be done by a professional only, like:

  • Mood Boards
  • 2D layouts (Building plan, Furniture, Electricity, and Light)
  • Sample Boards
  • 3D visualization
  • Shopping list

 

There is also a way to save here if you are able to provide you Interior Designer with a number of images of your preferred style, furniture, materials etc.

Remember, the more information you give them, the less time on the project.

 

Another tip is trying to fit in 2 revisions of each documents, if you really want to save on those professional services.

Good luck with your refurbishment project!

 

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