What to look out for when engaging an interior designer

What to take note of when engaging an interior designer

If you’re planning for your dream home, chances are you’ll need to hire a good interior design firm to help turn it into reality. No matter how much research you have done for designing your new home or redecorating the old one, goof-ups are bound to happen. So, if you are even a percent unsure of doing things on your own, hire an interior designer and give your house the look that you always wanted. An interior designer would let you showcase your home sweet home far more effectively than the way you would do it.

 

But, before hiring one, there are a lot of things that one needs to keep in mind. Here is a list of important points to consider when hiring an interior designer.

 

  1. First ask yourself, do you really need someone to design your house. Are you willing to spend on one that would be there to service your needs & assist you on your unforeseen problems in your renovation? If yes, then go ahead, do a research on the different designs the you like, ask your friends for some recommendations, find a designer that understands your wants and needs.

 

  1. Before hiring one, prepare a detailed document that clearly shows what changes or additions do you want in your home. This document would help you communicating well with your designer and will also help the him/her understand your requirements well.

 

  1. Don’t commit to a designer whom doesn’t produces plans and ideas during the meeting, it just shows that this designer is inexperienced, and we wouldn’t want to spend a hefty budget for someone who can’t prove to produce.

 

  1. Get in contact with various designers and ask them to send their portfolio to you. Research about them on Google and see what rating other customers have given each of them. Pick the one with the highest work experience and rating. If possible, talk to their previous clients and take the feedback personally. At Stylerider, we have a team of highly experienced interior designers that will put your mind at ease and ensure satisfaction through the whole process.

 

  1. Allocate a budget for your designer and prioritise what you think is important. A good designer will be able to advised on how to use the budget efficiently without asking for more.

 

  1. It’s always good to have a contract or a document that clearly states the requirements, services, payment, and payment schedule. Make your designer sign the agreement, give a copy to him/her and keep one with you.

 

  1. Because you are hiring a designer, giving small instructions is good but interfering a lot would annoy your designer. They are professionals and know what they are doing, so let them do what they know.

 

  1. Don’t prepare a blue print and ask your designer to copy the same. The best projects and creativity comes when you ask your designer to do something totally different, something using their creativity.

 

  1. Once you have hired one, put your worries away, trust your designer and look forward to a beautifully decorated house. In the end, hiring a designer will be absolutely worth it. Feel free to contact us if you have any queries and our experienced designers will be able to guide you through your renovation process.