5 reasons why you should consult an interior designer BEFORE renovating your home

5 reasons why you should consult an interior designer BEFORE renovating your home

You are about to renovate your house. You have spent a lot of time on Pinterest and blogs and you already have some good ideas about what to do with your space. Or the opposite, you are excited to move forward with the renovation, yet you feel a little lost on where to actually start and you are having a hard time picturing the finished result.

Wherever you are right now, hiring an interior designer for a consultation before starting your project might be exactly what you need. We compiled 5 reasons why booking a consultation with an interior designer can really help you during your remodeling and set solid foundations for your project.

 

5 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer Before Your Renovate Your Home

1. Get more technical support

Have you looked at your home from a technical standpoint? Before getting creative with the design, it is important to know exactly what you are dealing with and an interior designer can help you do just that.

Before starting any projects, here are some questions we ask our clients to consider:

  • How will you use the room?
  • How many people need to use it comfortably?
  • Is there a TV that needs a place?
  • Are there pets and children?

We can also provide you with 3D drawings that will help you see exactly what the final design will look like and will also let the contractors know what we want. This helps to avoid surprises and helps for more accurate quotes by the trades.

2. Get individualized answers

By choosing to work with an interior designer, you’ll get professional answers to all the questions you have. Someone with experience can look at the plans of your home and give you customized tips to make a particular room feel bigger, brighter, and more functional. This advice won’t be a one-size-fits-all. Instead it will be very particular to YOUR space.

For example, one of our clients wanted a quiet escape for reading and wanted a place for her grandchildren’s toys and books.  We took a small study and developed a floor plan to allow for both.  The 3D drawing shows the built-in design.  The layout shows the overall room and how we arranged it to achieve both needs. And the next picture shows the finished room.

 

The 3D design drawing

 

The floor plan layout

The finished room

3. Save time and money

Talking to a professional at the beginning of your project can really save you both time and money as we can direct you in the right direction from the beginning. No more spending hours browsing the internet to get answers to your questions, nor spending money on furniture that doesn’t fit as well as you would have imagined in the pictures. Instead, we help you create an interior that will look like you and increase the value of your home.

 

4. Know where to start

When starting big remodeling work, it can be hard to know where and how to start. This is something we help you with by asking you questions to understand your priorities and plan accordingly.

If you choose to partner with us, we’ll ask you for your preferences and have you list what you are willing to let go of and what must stay.  We also ask you to describe your ideal vision for your home. You may be surprised at how we can make it all achievable!

At the end of the call, you’ll get a clear plan of action, knowing where to start, who to contact, and what to buy.

   

5. Get in touch with the right people

If you need other contractors to work on your project and your address book isn’t full of those, this might get tricky. We work daily with trustworthy manufacturers, builders, engineers, and other professionals. Having someone with experience helping you choose and negotiate will make a big difference. Reliable contacts are crucial to make renovation work a success.

Have you ever heard those stories of contractors quitting in the middle of construction leaving you with unfinished work and no one else to contact? Or someone who isn’t as qualified leaving you with work half done and a lot of consequences for you to deal with…

Knowing trustworthy people to work with helps bring peace of mind.

How our services work

When you partner with Kathy Corbet Interiors, we guide you through the selection of materials, fixtures and finishes with all the necessary specifications your builder or contractor needs.  Our services start at the planning level and carry through to the furnishings to give your project a completed design vision from start to finish.

Seek professional advice and bring your home’s renovation to the next level. Contact us today to schedule an introduction call.