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  • Gina Everett

5 Great Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer

So you've moved into a home which needs decorating. You could do it yourself - armed with a million pictures from Pinterest and Instagram and a pile of catalogues from every furniture store you know. Alternatively you can invest in the services of a professional to get the job done for you.

No matter how big or small your home the decision to hire an interior designer is an important investment in your home and lifestyle. Here's 5 great reasons you should take the plunge and hire an interior designer.

1. Interior designers save you money

You’ve already invested a lot of money into buying your property so you’ll now want to make the most of your investment. Making the decision to hire an interior designer saves you money. No matter what your budget a designer will ensure you get the best value for money. An experienced interior designer will work to a budget, have access to trade discounts and avoid costly mistakes. Their designs will make the best use of available space ultimately adding value to your home.

Concept board for a rustic style lounge by Create Perfect

Knowing when to splurge and when to save is a valuable skill. You may have your eye on a one off piece of expensive designer furniture but your designer will know where to get the look for a fraction of the cost. Similarly they can advise when it is best to invest in fixtures and fittings which will stand the test of time, reducing the need to replace them and ultimately saving you money.

2. Hire an interior designer to get it right first time

There are so many choices to make that it can sometimes be overwhelming. Getting it right first time means when it is done you can relax and enjoy your home. Take the worry out of having so many decisions to make such as:

  • Layout

  • Furniture Style

  • Paint colours

  • Lighting design

  • Flooring

Many of our clients choose one of our 3D packages which allows them to see a realistic 3D visualisation of their rooms.

3D Kitchen design and installation by Create Perfect

They can then make final decisions on colours and layout before embarking on expensive purchases, knowing exactly how their finished rooms will look. Working with a designer will remove any doubts that you are making the wrong decisions.

3. Save time in creating your perfect home

Create Perfect work on a wide range of projects from a simple single room layout plan to a whole house with full project management of the suppliers and contractors. Gina and the team work with trusted suppliers and save time by working to coordinate schedules that we know from our experience will achieve the best results. Once you’ve made your design choices scheduling delivery and installation dates is dealt with for you. If you are styling a property for rental or resale an experienced designer will be able to source the best quality fittings for a quick turnaround.

New Build Apartment

A new build apartment with a contemporary design for city life - Create Perfect

For rental this means your investment can start working for you as quickly as possible. For resale your property will be head and shoulders above the competition increasing the value of your home and encouraging a quicker sale.

4. Build your team - Contacts and liaison

It is essential to get your interior designer involved in your project as early as possible to achieve the look you want. Designers are trained to see things that may otherwise be overlooked.

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Country Kitchen - colour planning and lighting design by Create Perfect

As they speak the same language as your architect and contractor there is less chance of misunderstandings. Working backwards from the finished design will ensure your contractors make allowances for built-in furniture such as cabinetry for living rooms or fixtures for built-in wardrobes. Additionally they’ll ensure that your power outlets are in the right places so you can have your lighting and TV exactly where you want it. When you hire an interior designer you’ll also have access to a network of their trusted suppliers and installers saving you time and ensuring a smoother path to the completion of your home project.

5. Get the 'Wow Factor'

Good design doesn’t happen by accident! When you hire an interior designer you are investing in their ability to make your home the best it can be. There is a fine line between an eclectic mix and a muddle of clashing colours and patterns. Too often homeowners make the mistake of considering interior design to just be about choosing their favorite pieces of furniture. Designers consider the scale and proportion of a room, architectural features and lighting design, alongside colour, pattern and texture to get the right overall results.

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Secret Garden Room by Create Perfect

Hire an interior designer and their trained eye will take into account everything that needs to be done to get the finished room you’ve dreamed of. Designers also have a wide range of resources when it comes to sourcing fixtures, furniture, textiles and accessories. Many of these are sourced with trade discounts which can be passed on to the customer saving you money.

Hallway, kitchen and lounge design by Create Perfect

Sourcing furniture and textiles from trade only sources ensures your home has a uniquely curated look which is timeless as opposed to the current trends of the high street stores.

It can be hard to find your style when there are so many influences, styles and trends coming at you, but a talented interior designer will hone down your vision to create a home that has personality and makes an impact. Contact Create Perfect to discuss your plans and turn your house into your dream home.

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