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Why hiring an interior designer is always a good idea

You’ve been looking to renovate your home or to give it a brand new look. Question is, do you really need an interior designer to help you with this? You might think you can do it yourself and save some extra money, but is this really the case? The reality is that although a DIY project sounds fun, it’s not always the smartest decision to make. Here are our top reasons why it’s always a good idea to hire an interior designer!


1. Save Money

I know what you’re thinking – how is spending extra money on an interior designer going to save me money? Here’s a couple of reasons:


  • A good interior designer will help you avoid costly mistakes. A skilled and experienced designer comes with a network of trusted tradesmen and suppliers who have a good reputation of doing good work within a pre-discussed budget.
  • If you are remodeling your home, an interior designer thinks with a different perspective.  We will think of your furniture layout, placement and how electrical outlets will affect your furniture layouts. We furthermore keep your lifestyle in mind, how light, natural light and finishings will affect the mood of your home. If these elements are not defined throughout the early stages of your remodeling, it will cost you a lot to fix at later stages.
  • A designer will know from point A what furniture and decor will and will not work in your home. You will avoid spending unnecessary money on products that end up being a waste at the end of the day.

2. Save Time

An experienced designer already has a design process and a sense of what needs to be done and when it needs to be done. This will not only save you money but a lot of time as well (time is money, right?). Furthermore, they will be able to anticipate any potential hick-ups in order to prevent unnecessary waste of time.

A strong designer will also be able to assist you with resources and suppliers that adhere to your budget. This will save you plenty of time, especially when you need to research the correct brands, materials and prices for your budget.

Most interior designers will act as a liaison between contractors and suppliers. They are trained to know the correct jargon which eliminates potential mis-communications, delays and complications.


3. Professional Design

Besides all of the above, at the end of the day you will have a professionally trained designer on your side who will spot things that the untrained eye cannot. It will bring a unique perspective to your home with space that is designed to function optimally and practically. An interior designer takes your space beyond just the aesthetic.

Handing your dream vision over to an expert is possibly the best decision you can make to help it come to life! If you’re wondering about any professional services that Interior Edge can provide for you during the remodeling/redesign of your home, take a look at our services!

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About Ilsa van Niekerk

Ilsa is a qualified and experienced interior designer in Ballito,  South Africa. She graduated with her degree in Interior Design from the University of Pretoria and is the owner of Interior Edge with over a decade’s worth of experience in the interior design industry.

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