by Jeff Culbertson, Culbertson Durst Interiors (Danville, CA)
What does an interior designer do? Are they worth the investment? Can’t I just do it myself? These are common questions received by all interior designers. As a result of this mystique surrounding the interior design industry, many people don’t know the value and real benefit they could receive by working with an interior designer. Below are 5 reasons why interior designers make a valuable addition to your construction team.
1: Insurance Policy — An interior designer acts as a go-between or moderator for the client and crew, minimizing mistakes that often happen during the construction or remodelling process. As a result, they can defuse or altogether avoid stressful situations.
2: Budget Control — While a construction crew can tell you about the costs of features from their recent projects, an interior designer has a better sense of the cost of a wider variety of features. This can help you get what you want and stay true to your budget.
3: Quality Control — To avoid the disappointment of discovering small errors well after a project is complete, an interior designer with an architectural background — such as myself — has an eye trained for architectural detail. This helps elevate the quality and precision of your project, ensuring it will be one you are pleased with for years to come.
4: Design Theme Consistency — Say you plan to remodel your house over a period of several years, tackling one project at a time as your budget allows. An interior designer can help you develop a long-range plan that will keep your design theme consistent, giving the appearance that it was all done at the same time.
5: Saves Time and Money — While the initial cost of an interior designer may seem intimidating, they actually save you time and money. A project done right the first time is always less expensive than one fraught with errors and more timely than one carried out in your spare time. Plus, it will look better and you’ll be more satisfied with the results. Let us help you realize your dream.