A lot of people have the wrong sense that we were born with this “natural” interior designer and architectural skills, but the reality is that most of us lack big-time in these areas. I know, it’s hard to admit, especially when you have someone by your side saying what you don’t want to hear it when things don’t look as good as you’ve planned – “I told you so. Can we call an REAL interior designer now?” Yep, my friend, now your feelings are hurt, and your bank account will suffer because fixing your “not so bad” designing ideas cost money too!
Unfortunately, this narrative above it will sounds familiar to many of us; the good news is that professional help is not as expensive as you’ve imagined and most of the companies nowadays offer some designing services for free. For example, if you are shopping for new kitchen or vanity cabinets, most companies that sell them it will design your project at no extra cost as long as you buy it from them. So instead of paying a cabinet designer to create a layout and then paying for the cabinets at a different place, you can have your kitchen cabinets designed and sold by the same company with the designing labor free of charge. Of course a retainer amount will be charged up front before the designer jump in on your project – the reason why is because a lot of people will ask for a project layout just to get a drawing to go shopping for their cabinets somewhere else. Most of homeowners have no idea of how much working time, including couple visits to the job site, it will be necessary to put a cabinetry project together – a professional layout should contain all information necessary to place an order in which all the cabinets, toe kick, trims, and all the other details, depending on your style, should fit perfectly into your kitchen space. Any mistakes could result in a significant delay in your project.
Another advantage is that companies like ours have done way too many kitchen and bathroom projects from the get go, helping customers to choose not only the cabinet door style that suits better their lifestyle, but also the right countertop material and color. With so many gorgeous colors and materials out there, a little help to choose the best countertop material it’s a plus. For example, with an impressive demand in 2015, quartz countertops manufacturers such as Cambria, Caesarstone, Hanstone and Silestone are working hard to keep on innovating and inspiring homeowners and the interior design community with new colors that recreate all the beauty of natural marbles. Some of these new quartz designs like Britannica and Ella by Cambria are trending; its veins and movements shows how capable these companies are to making a product so close in look that some will think that it’s really natural. Did you know that Raw Concrete was the number one choice among interior designers last year for the Israeli company Caesarstone? I don’t think so, right. All these information are very useful when doing your own project, and sometimes we don’t know where to go to find them – just to get access to such important information that could change the way your project will develop it’s already worth every penny of your investment.
Hire an interior designer if you are dealing with a major renovation or new construction project. If that’s not the case or if you are working on a tight budget, at least hire a company with good reviews and enough experience to guide you through the material picking and choosing process.