Here at Topology we’re strong believers that hiring an interior designer should be normalised. As the landscape of interior design has changed, making it more accessible and affordable, there are plenty of reasons why it should be considered alongside hiring other professionals such as builders, plumbers, electricians etc for your home. So read on to see our 10 reasons to hire an interior designer.
10 Reasons To Hire An Interior Designer…
1 – Save you money
We know what you’re thinking – how are you going to save money when you’re paying an additional upfront cost for an interior designer? If you hire an interior designer, you have access to trade discounts acquired through supplier relationships. Topology has a whole list of discount codes and offers access to trade accounts, saving you money where we can! We have negotiated special discounts with the likes of Arlo & Jacob, Loaf, Victorian Plumbing, Lick. Little Greene – the list goes on. You could even make back the money spent on a design package with larger items bought with the discounts provided.
Designers will also work within a given budget, helping you to plan out where your money should be spent and where you can save. Unexpected costs are inevitable sometimes, but a designer can find areas to save so you don’t have to worry about spending more than you’d planned.
2- Save you time
Renovating or refreshing your home is a hugely time consuming process – after all, it’s our full time job. So although you may have the ideas, ask yourself if you actually have the time to bring them to life. Kids, demanding jobs, life admin – they all get in the way and usually decorating choices get put to the backburner or are made hastily. Allowing a designer to collaborate with you to harness your ideas and make them a reality will save you a lot of time.
3 – Quality first time round
If you have an interior designer, they can help you plan and create your dream home ensuring you get exactly what you want the first time round. It may sound like an empty statement but we cannot stress how many people enquire with us because they’ve made mistakes or worked so hard on a renovation where the final design falls at the last hurdle. It’s worth mentioning that designers also know the best suppliers to find quality furniture and accessories at affordable prices.
4- We check over your quotes
Here at Topology we want to ensure our clients are getting the most bang for their buck! As a result, we’re always happy to look over quotes provided by trades for you to ensure you’re being charged appropriately. Sometimes trades like to miss things off, or keep it vague so that there is opportunity to add on costs in the future, and we know how to spot that a mile off.
5 – Help you identify your style
A designer’s trained eye can support you in identifying your style and also see the bigger picture so your design is cohesive and you don’t make any purchases you may one day regret. We ask for inspirational imagery to demonstrate the look and feel you’re hoping to achieve, and will work up a design specifically for you that works for your home.
6 – Prevent you from making mistakes
Mistakes can be expensive! There are often elements not considered that can have a huge impact on the overall feel or function of a room. For example, considered lighting can really transform a space, and where you place sockets can affect the function of a room – but these really must be taken care of at the start of the design process. A designer will think about the bigger picture right from the get go so you don’t have to.
7 – Give you confidence in your decisions
Sometimes during home makeovers, decisions can feel endless! From colours, to layouts to fabrics and more. Having an interior designer by your side along the way allows you to spring board ideas and have them sense checked. It also allows you to ensure that the choices you are making are good ones, giving you confidence throughout the process that you’re making sound decisions and money isn’t being wasted.
8 – Take the stress away
If you hire an interior designer, it doesn’t mean you’ll loose any control. In fact, we love hearing our clients ideas and seeing their inspiration, and throughout the design process you’ll have opportunities to feedback on the designs ahead of making any solid decisions. It’s a hugely collaborative process making it fun and stress free.
9 – Access to trusted trades
One of the biggest advantages to hiring a designer is that the stress of choosing trades is taken away. Our contacts we’ve acquired over the years ensure you’ll be in safe hands with reliable and quality contractors working on your home. No more trawling over Checkatrade, asking neighbours for contacts or worries that trades will run away with your money leaving jobs unfinished.
10 – It’s really fun!
The Topology team pride themselves on being approachable and positive throughout the design process. Building your dream home can be daunting, but overall we know how life transforming it is once the designs are complete and our clients are happy. Each project we take on is tailored depending on the scope and how much involvement the client would like, but our focus is always a stress-free and exciting experience.
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