6 Great Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer

Written by Posted On Monday, 26 June 2017 12:46

Hiring a custom home builder is the right step in making the home of your dreams. It shouldn’t end there though. A home builder makes the body of your house look beautiful, think of it like the fitness instructor whipping it into shape. But it’s interior decorators, dressing the home in the perfect styles that elevates it. If you want that perfect home that makes everyone green with envy, consider hiring an interior designer to work alongside your home builder. Here are 6 great reasons why you should hire one.


1.    You’ll Save Money

Ever heard the saying “you have to spend money to make money?” Well, we’re adjusting it a bit here and instead, we're saying, “you have to spend money to save money”. In the same way that hiring a custom home builder saves you more money, an interior designer does too. A designer will prevent you from making costly mistakes, like buying an expensive couch that’s too big. A professionally decorated home also boosts the home value. You’ll get HGTV level styles and pictures to impress buyers with if you ever decide to sell.


2.    They’ll Help Budget and Plan

Home builders will help you budget and plan, but they focus on building materials. An interior designer will do the same thing but for other aspects of your home. They’ll save you time and money by researching the best products, prices, and deals. They usually have contacts to get better prices too. Your home builder and interior designers may overlap some, especially when it comes to cabinets and countertops in the kitchen  and bathrooms. You’ll get double the expertise and advice for these areas!


3.    They’ll Act As A Liaison

If you think moving is stressful, that’s nothing compared to building a home. There’s constant need for communication and decision-making. It can be stressful for owners because you might not know how to express or the right words to express what you really want. An interior designer will be able to communicate what you want and need to your home builder and other contractors. They can also catch design mistakes early on, things that a home builder might not even realize would impact the final vision you have for your home. A designer thinks about things like outlet, furniture and lighting placement so your home functions at its best. Plus, they’ll be the bad guy for you and tell contractors if you’re unhappy.


4.    They Give You The “Wow” Factor

It’s so hard not to get dragged into the world of Pinterest and HGTV when designing a custom home. We get it- you’re spending so much time and money on this you just want it to look it’s best. Architectural detailing makes your home unique and one of a kind, but interior designing bringing the whole thing together. It really gives your home that “wow” factor. 


5.    Your Home Value Will Increase

A custom built home already has increased value over a standard, cookie cutter one. However, a professionally designed house will boost your home value even more. It can be hard to think about leaving a home you’re still in the process of building, but we encourage all of our clients to keep home value in mind. Even if it is your forever home, it’s good to consider the possibility of selling. An interior designer increased the appeal and aesthetic of a home, increase it's value whether or not you decide to sell it.


6.    It Will Be Functional and Beautiful

Most people assume interior designing is all about looks. While that is a big part of it, functionality and practicality are also equally as important. It doesn’t matter how pretty a place looks if it doesn’t work due to layout or design. A designer knows where to place furniture for the best flow, they think of things like privacy and noise. Essentially, an interior designer makes form and function, practical and pretty, come together harmoniously.


Contact a Toronto Custom Home Builder today to begin designing your dream custom home.


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