Hiring a professional interior designer is as important to a successful home improvement project or new construction job as the best painter, plumber, or electrician you choose. Actually, since your interior designer drives your project, you’re free from those kinds of choices! That’s what you hired her for!
Talking with Julie Reinecke of Julie Reinecke Designs, she told us, “I love to help transform my clients’ homes so it’s a reflection of their personal taste and style. It doesn’t have to be a huge renovation with tearing down walls, sometimes it’s as simple as updating the paint, rearranging furniture, and adding a few new accessories.”
So, the long-and-short of it? It’s FUN! And, in the end, hiring a professional interior designer will save you time, money, and stress.
How does hiring a professional interior designer save me Time?
A key advantage of hiring a designer is their relationships with the finest craftsmen and the most careful and reliable contractors available. This access to the best painters and other service contractors means you don’t have to worry about the quality of the work.
When a designer oversees your project, you don’t have to worry about the small details, such as schedules, purchasing, or progress.
Your designer provides you with a professional assessment of your project. They have the experience and knowledge of the industry to quickly respond to your ideas and be able to expand and realize those ideas. You’re not spending countless hours researching products, costs, the best painters and contractors, etc. without a clear direction. Nor will you have to devote your days to overseeing the execution of the project.
You’re paying for invaluable professional advice. When hiring a professional interior designer, you are getting a trained eye and an experienced shopper, who will help you avoid costly mistakes.
An interior designer’s expertise can save you money and increase the value of your home. They have the resources and knowledge to find the best products at the best prices.
Hiring a professional interior designer allows you access to resources not available to the public, such as custom cabinetry, fabrics, wall coverings, furniture, light fixtures, and more. Again, their industry contacts are invaluable should the need arise for the best painter, plumber, or electrician.
How does hiring a professional interior designer save me Stress?
For all the above reasons, of course. But, really, this isn’t what you’re trained to do. But interior designers are. A professional interior designer is skilled at all phases of a project: assessment, budget, design, and execution.
They are prepared and excited to meet the challenges in a home improvement project that would be overwhelming to us. In hiring a professional interior designer, you get a passionate person who has been trained to “think outside the box” when assessing your project. Your interior designer sees the overall picture, as well as the details we don’t think about. They know just where to put those outlets and how to increase functionality while making your home beautiful!
When hiring a professional interior designer, enjoy the experience of getting to know them.
Julie Reinecke, of Julie Reinecke Designs, says, “I love to come up with creative and unique ways to transform my clients’ homes or businesses. It’s not always spending a fortune, sometimes it’s just being creative with what they have and thinking outside the box. I personally love to mix high end pieces with flea market finds, brand new items with an antique. Man-made versus natural. It’s all about the mix.”
Your ideas and input about style, aesthetics, palette and goals will be fun to share with them. And it will be even more exciting to see the transformation they accomplish in your home.
They can’t wait to take your exciting ideas and make them a reality!