Hiring an Interior Designer: Here’s Why it’s Worth the Investment Plus 7 Benefits



.    Most of us approach a home remodel for a few key reasons – improved flow, upgraded function, and improved aesthetic. An interior designer will help you accomplish all of these, while also increasing your home’s value. Always a win/win!

.    At Interior Designs Atelier, we believe interior design is worth the investment at any budget. With our expertise, industry connections, access to savings, and budget knowledge, an interior designer will help you achieve your dream home goals.

.    When you consider your interior design costs, I encourage you to think about the project as a whole. How much time will you devote to managing the project on your own? How much effort will be needed on your part to manage a build team? And the biggest question of all, how much will you need to invest? A professional interior designer takes the guesswork out of the perfect design by handling all aspects of the project from start to finish. Saving you time and money.

.    One of the main reasons why people opt for interior designers is to help their homes reach their ultimate potential, both functionally, as well as aesthetically. Interior Designers know how to flip houses into homes, keeping your interests in mind.

.    If you’re not convinced and are still wondering whether or not to hire a good interior designer, here are 7 benefits you should ask or be mindful of –

    1. Avoid making costly mistakes

.    Think hiring an interior designer is costly? Think again. Most people that don’t hire interior designers in the first go, and end up trying to work on their home projects themselves, end up spending not just more money in the long run, but also more time and energy. One of the biggest myths is that hiring an interior designer costs more, whereas professional help can actually help you save money. A common quote heard in the design world, “If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design”.

.    A professional will also design your home in a way that its overall value increases. In the long run, this will have a potentially upward effect on the house’s net worth.

.    Working with an interior designer can actually save you money. As our client at Interior Designs Atelier, you will receive insider access to the interior design world. We have trade discounts, partners in moving and shipping, and the inside scoop on material costs that we share with you. With exclusive access to certain vendors, an interior designer will give you reduced pricing on items you won’t find in a retail environment.

2. Proper budgeting and planning

.    Interior designers have a vast amount of experience when it comes to making a proper plan and budget to arrive at expenses as per their client’s requirements. They know where costs may be cut down, and how best the home can be arranged and organized, in a cost-effective manner.

.    If you are on a strict budget or any budget for that matter, an interior designer will have a great idea on how to utilize that budget to the fullest and make your home many times more appealing at the same cost. They undertake all the research on the latest trends and designs, so you don’t have to. Instead of spending time investigating and finding out about new furniture and decor items, hire an interior designer.

.    The value of a good interior designer extends beyond paying for good taste. Be sure to ask your designer how they will communicate their vision in a way that you can easily digest. If you’re unsure about what you hear, consider it a red flag. Interior Designs Atelier, for example, presents every selection at once—fabrics, finishes, floor plans, renderings, etc. – so that the clients will see how every piece works in cohesion with the next, and how all of the rooms relate to one another. We manage the process from the design phase, through the procurement phase in which we place and manage orders, schedule and warehouse deliveries, and manage contractors, and on to the final installation when clients get the wow factor of the full reveal.

.    With our experience in project management and knowledge of product costs, interior designers help you create the right budget from the very beginning. Setting clear expectations is the starting point to design success. You may find out that you were budgeting far too much or alternatively, far too little. That initial consultation may save you from heading toward a project you aren’t ready to approach. On the other hand, an interior designer will keep your actual costs from spiraling out of control. Being certain from the start is crucial.

    3. Your Liaison

.    One of the biggest challenges of a new construction or renovation project is communication. If we’re working on a new construction or renovation, we liaise with the contractors and architect for you. You don’t have to worry about things falling through the cracks or wonder if information is being communicated to the right people.

.    Having your interior designer be in control and be the “go-to” person allows problems to be caught before they turn into costly mistakes. We work to address any issues quickly and efficiently which helps to keep the project on track. Being able to cut down on labor costs and prevent mistakes saves money and ensures you don’t go over budget.

    4. Reliable network

.    Most interior designers have a large reliable network of people they use to collaborate with. This list is typically formed over the years, as designers work on more and more projects and gain experience. This list includes names of handymen, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, and other vendors – all necessary information when putting together a dream home. Instead of going DIY and finding your own third-party contractors to get the job done, why not simply hire an interior designer who has a trusted network of people they already work with?

    5. Undertake a professional assessment

.    What’s better than an average set of eyes on your interior space? A professional set of eyes! Interior designers have an eye for detail and pay extra attention to aspects of the home that a homeowner may not. This comes from years of experience. At Interior Designs Atelier, we always have a plan of action which helps to avoid any hidden costs and helps homeowners to stick to the overall budget. Interior designers have the ability to carry out a professional assessment of the home which helps homeowners understand what aspects of the home actually need renovation or makeovers, and which parts can be recycled or repurposed.

6. Surprise element

.    One of the biggest reasons people hire interior designers to design their homes is because they love the surprise element. Ever wondered why some homes just have the WOW factor? That’s because interior designers put their heart and soul into the home.

.    Interior designers have an innate sense of style and aesthetic – a skill they use to think outside the box and utilize your interior space more functionally, in a quest to make your home a more appealing place. If you’re looking for a way to make your home look different, artsy, and unique, then opt for an interior designer, who will help in maintaining a vibe check throughout the home.

    7. Get what you expect

.    As homeowners, it’s tough for people to see beyond the home purchase. Not everyone is blessed with an aesthetic vision – and that’s why you hire professional help. With an interior designer, you know that there will be proper property management and you will get exactly what the plan says, within the specified timelines and the budgets. A design professional has the ability to stick to the plan, and deliver what has been promised. They take charge of making the tough decisions, negotiating with vendors and suppliers, and making sure you get your dream home.

.    Interior Designers are worth the investment!

.    Yes, there are interior design costs, but there is also great value in working with a designer. Our insight into the construction process will help keep your project on time and on track. We refine your vision, source all the furnishings and accessories, and manage all the details. Our knowledge about where to source the perfect furnishings for your home saves you time and money. We streamline the process and allow you to make the most of your budget.

.    A professional interior designer takes the guesswork out of the perfect design by handling all aspects of the project from start to finish. Not only that, an interior designer will save you time, money, and energy in the long run.


by Diane Meyer – January 2023

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