One day, you walk into your kitchen, look around, and realize that the space needs new life, a breath of fresh air. It’s time for a makeover! But are you going to tear everything out or just rearrange the furniture? Get new paint, new countertops, or just replace the cabinets?
From contemporary, traditional, minimalistic or country – there are a lot of styles that you can choose from. You’re excited to renovate but you’re unsure where to start, how much it will cost, and what needs to be done to enhance the feel of the space. In times like this, you need to hire an interior designer. Is it worth it?
If you think that you can save money by doing things by yourself, you’re sadly mistaken. Hiring a professional can actually save you money. How you ask?
An interior designer can help you avoid common mistakes in buying items and advise you on the right materials to use. Remember, just because something looks good does not necessarily make it a good choice. Some items are not meant for certain applications and can wear badly or worse, be dangerous if used improperly.
Whether it’s selecting the color palette, furnishings, or the lighting, designers bring a wealth of experience to the table. Just because the fixture looks classy doesn’t mean it will look good in your kitchen.
By advising you on where to splurge and where to cut back, a professional interior designer can help you set a realistic budget before the project starts so you can keep the cost from spiraling. You will have a hard time stopping yourself from overspending if you’re doing things on your own.
Professionals have the experience in working within a pre-discussed budget and they know how to avoid spending unnecessary money. Designers can also pinpoint the things that need to be taken into consideration and prepare appropriate plans.
A professional will help ensure that your renovation project runs smoothly by spotting problems and coming up with solutions that you may never have even considered. Interior designers already have a process and they know what needs to be done and when it needs to be done.
They can communicate with contractors and architects on your behalf as well, and by managing and coordinating all aspects of the work, designers can relieve much of the stress involved in the project. This is crucial in managing time and money.
Also, interior designers can come up with plans for spaces that are beautiful and functional at the same time, so all you have to do is convey your thoughts so your designer will know what you want.
Remember, time is money.
Professional interior designers have access to a wide array of products from wholesale vendors so you know that you will be getting the best quality and price for the materials you choose. They also have access to fixtures and renovation necessities not available to the general public, such as custom-designed furniture, state-of-the-art fixtures, limited edition materials, and exquisite decors.
Aside from that, designers can identify which contractors, plumbers and electricians are right for your renovation project as they already have professional working relationships with these individuals.
Designers can give you expert advice on designing your kitchen or bathroom. They can help you with anything related to making your space comfortable, luxurious and functional without being over budget.
These professionals will make sure everything fits perfectly with the atmosphere of the room you are renovating. You’ll be surprised how each element complements flawlessly with the others, just as you have dreamed of.
Grand Kitchen + Bath is your one-stop shop for all your luxury (and creative!) kitchen and bathroom renovation needs. Call us today to get started on your next remodeling project at (727) 327-3007. Visit our website to check out our portfolio for inspiration.