Hiring a Michigan Interior Designer for the First Time – What You Should Expect
Hiring an interior designer for the first time can be an overwhelming experience. You want your home to look great, but aren’t really sure where to start, or maybe you just don’t have the time to do the work of decorating your Michigan home. This is where an experienced interior designer comes to the rescue. We meet many first time customers who aren’t really sure what to expect from us, and how much assistance we can provide them in designing a beautiful home interior. We’ve put together this article to help you, the first time customer, understand what professional interior design can do for you.
What Does an Interior Designer Do?
An interior designer is an expert on all of the details that make the interior of your home look beautiful. The primary purpose of an interior designer is to help you, the homeowner, with the process of building or renovating your home. An interior designer can help you with everything from paint colors, flooring and window coverings, to selecting budget friendly appliances and the right cabinets to fit your kitchen space. A professional interior designer can handle a new build from square one, or they can help you with that one room in your home you just can’t seem to be happy with.
When Should You Hire an Interior Designer?
If you are building a new home, you should hire your interior designer as soon as possible. Your interior designer can help you make design decisions and work with your architect to ensure that your home’s layout is functional and fits with your needs and wants. If your project is small, or is just a simple renovation, bringing an interior designer on board before you start your project will ensure that your small project fits with the rest of your home, creating a cohesive design.
Why Do I Want Help from an Interior Designer?
There are a few, common reasons why homeowners in Michigan hire an interior designer. Therefore, the reason you are thinking about hiring one is likely one we’ve heard before. If you are doing a complete build or renovation, you may just have too many other things going on to focus on the details. Hiring an interior designer can simplify the process by reducing your options to just a few, that fit your style and vision of your home.
Another reason many of our clients hire us is that they have ideas about what they want, but aren’t sure how to pull everything together. Our job is to take your thoughts and style and make them work in your space, and in your budget. Often times your designer will have a creative idea for your space that you haven’t even thought of.
Can I Afford an Interior Designer?
Certainly you are thinking about your budget. When you hire an interior designer, you can expect to pay them an hourly rate, and in some cases, a retainer. On the outset, this may seem like an added expense, however, an experienced designer can work with you and your builder to find great, budget friendly options that work within your style and budget. Your designer will also know what you don’t want to skimp on and offer places to save, so you get exactly what you want.
For More Information on Hiring a Michigan Interior Designer
An interior designer can be a lifesaver if you have an interior project that you want to look beautiful, but aren’t sure where to start. Patricia Interior Designs loves helping first time clients create a beautiful, individualized space. If you are ready to hire an experienced Michigan interior designer for your home, we are excited to help. For more information on our interior design services or to schedule a consultation, call us today at (586) 739-0080.