One of our core beliefs at Kathy Kuo Home is that everyone deserves to live in an incredible space that brings you comfort and joy. Your space should not only look amazing, but it should be a reflection of your personality and style, and it should function in a way that works with how you live your life. It might sound impossible, and that’s because incredible interior design does not happen by chance. Great spaces are carefully explored, planned, and curated by professionals.
“Incredible interior designing doesn’t happen by chance.”
Unfortunately, many people get confused or intimidated by the idea of hiring a professional interior designer. You (or your client, if you’re a designer reading this) might be concerned about the process of working with a designer as well as the costs of doing so. At KKH, we totally understand these fears and have done our best to alleviate them by providing access to our design specialists and offering a full suite of interior design services provided by our team at Kathy Kuo Home. But if you need more on the benefits of hiring an interior designer, here are our top six reasons on why hiring an interior designer is the right move to make.
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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.
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Reason #3 to Hire an Interior Designer: You’re going to get professional assessment.
When you hire a trained designer, you get an immediate plan of action for your space. Professional interior designers went to school and had several apprenticeships to do what they do. A trained pair of eyes will see things you’re guaranteed to miss. Interior design is a delicate balance of art and science, and good interior designers have studied both, so they know how to put them together. If you want to learn more about what makes an interior designer an interior designer, read our article on it here.
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Reason #4 to Hire an Interior Designer: You’re going to have a qualified liaison.
A good designer will know how to speak the language when it comes to architects, contractors, and building owners. This is crucial in managing time and money. Strong communication between the interior design and the lighting, furnishing, and architecture is absolutely key. For example, proper outlet placement is going to depend on how you want your furniture placed. These types of issues should be addressed before any construction, and an interior designer will know exactly which issues need to be brought up.
Reason #5 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).
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Reason #6 to Hire an Interior Designer: You’re going to have wow factor.
Interior designers are trained to think creatively and spatially and learn to see an overall picture in an interior space that clients often cannot. Thinking outside of the box when it comes to home decor is what designers do on the regular. Not only will you get a good design sense, but you’ll also get an attention to detail from proper lighting and furniture placement to fabric choices and color palette and fixture options. A professional interior designer will create and interior that is custom-designed pieces to make sure everything fits perfectly and is truly special to your home.
Designers can also get you furniture, fabric, and materials that are trade-only and not accessible to everyone else. People notice a well-designed home. Try to do it by yourself, and you’re stuck juggling the many elements that go into designing that a designer is specifically trained to do so and has the space planning know-how and essential design tools. And when they’re done, not only will your home look beautiful and cohesive, but it’ll be well thought out and highly functional.
Kathy Kuo Home Design Services
Feeling inspired? In addition to being a source for beautiful high quality furnishings and decor, Kathy Kuo Home has a team of professional interior designers that are ready to assist with all of your interior design needs. Our services provide multiple layout and design options that fit your style and budget for any room. You will work with a team of designers and project managers to help you love where you live.
Call (888) 908-3486 or email email@example.com today to get started!