Interior Design: 6 Ways Interior Designers Save You Big
We’ve all been there.
Pinterest has inspired you and provided you with “everything you need” to pull off an amazing home makeover. Two weeks later, your wood floors are destroyed, your walls look like patchwork, you’ve ordered a couch that doesn’t fit, you’re exhausted, and your “budget” is completely gone.
Hiring an interior decorator may sound like a service for the rich and famous, but the truth is, it’s not just for trust fund families. The majority of interior designers, like our team here at Reflections of You, by Amy spend our time helping everyday families in the Louisville, KY area make their homes more livable, beautiful, and functional.
Using an interior design service is a lot easier than you think and may actually save you money.
But how does spending money save you money? That’s where we come in. We can give you the home you want within the budget you’ve already set without the headache of endless DIY projects.
You wouldn’t throw a dinner party for 20 people by randomly grabbing ingredients at the grocery store, throwing them into a pot and “seeing what happens.” The same goes with designing a room.
Here are just 6 of the many ways I can guarantee you’ll save money and love your home again.
1. Stop Throwing Money Away
Every time you head to the hardware store, make a furniture purchase or open a can of paint, you run a risk of throwing money away.
What if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t fit, or you hate the color?
We’ve all been there, and sometimes there are no refunds. An interior designer assumes all the risk. If you don’t like the color, table, furniture, or floors, we make it right at no additional cost to you.
We take into account the size, scale, and style of your home to ensure that each piece of furniture is the right piece, and each color works seamlessly. Our experience tells us what works, and what doesn’t so you don’t have to waste time and money on trial and error.
2. The Value Of A Designers Network
As a professional interior designer, we maintain a network of contractors, builders, suppliers, and vendors that is extensive and unique. This network goes to work for you, to find you exactly what you want that you can’t find anywhere else.
Let’s say you have an odd-sized dining room, or you need a specific shape of ottoman. Finding a contractor or furniture store that is willing to customize your piece can cost you thousands of dollars. Our connections make this easier and cheaper than you ever thought possible.
We can ensure that you get the best quality work at the best price. We only work with people we trust and know do a good job for our clients.
In addition to custom work, we maintain relationships with major vendors. This gives us the privilege of exclusive products and wholesale pricing that is not available to the public.
Not only do you get exclusive pieces, but you get them at the best prices.
3. Stay on Budget
In his book, Apartment Therapy 8-Week Home Cure, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan estimates that most people spend the equivalent to one month’s mortgage or rent payment for small annual updates to their home. That means if you pay $2000/month, you can budget to spend $2000/year on home repairs and improvements.
For most homeowners, that would be 3-4 trips to the home depot and hours of endless projects and repairs. Interior decorators understand how to maximize that budget and get you more than you thought possible. We can make repairs and give you the updates you want without going over budget.
4. It’s About Time
Time is money. And Everyone’s time has a price tag.
Think of it this way: How much do you make per hour?
Multiply that by the amount of time you spend researching ideas, finding contractors, getting quotes, shopping, executing, you may be spending more on interior design than you realize. We save you time by taking the guesswork out of the process.
Don’t waste your evenings pouring over paint colors or sofa styles. Stop spending your weekends looking at showroom after showroom. What takes the average weekend warrior weeks to finish, we can often complete in one day.
Take back control of your time and let us do what we do best.
5. Professional Interior Design Increases your Home’s Value
If you’re thinking about selling your Louisville area home in the near future, we can help you get more value for your property. A buyer’s first impression is made in the living areas, and homes are sold in the kitchens and bathrooms. Enhancing these spaces can get you top dollar for your home, regardless of market trends.
When buyer’s walk through your home, they can tell which areas were a DIY project, and what was professionally done. People are willing to pay more for a home that has had updates completed by a professional, rather than shabby fix-it projects or quick patches.
6. Designers Save You From Costly Mistakes
Here at Reflections of You, by Amy, as interior designers, we do more than match colors and pick out throw pillows. We design a space that works for you and works for your family.
We have the ability to visualize a space in 3D and take into account the way the air flows through the vents, the clearance necessary for doorways and closets, how furniture placement may affect outlets, etc.
For many Louisville homeowners, these seemingly small details come up in the middle of their DIY project, they are the “oops” at the end that throw everything off.
For an interior decorator, we see the end from the beginning, saving you the cost associated with making mistakes that you didn’t see before you started.
Let Us Save You Big!
Doing it yourself is generally the worst way to save money. Instead, put your money in a solid investment with guaranteed results. There really is no substitute for hiring a professional interior designer.
Our interior design services begin with an initial consult which includes a one-on-one session at your location. We will spend up to two hours discussing your needs and wants.
This is our chance to listen carefully to your color ideas, furniture preferences, fabrics, etc. We will ask many questions and take notes in order to obtain a better understanding of the best direction for the project focusing on your individual personality.
Reflections of You, by Amy has established relationships with contractors, builders, and vendors throughout the Louisville, KY area and beyond to provide pricing and purchasing available, as well as schedule any of our vendors needed to complete the project.
Reflections of You, by Amy will oversee all aspects of the installation and see that all groups are working together in an appropriate and timely manner. Together we’ll make your “Dreams in Design Come True!”
Our design team at Reflections of You, by Amy will bring your ideas to life, and our network makes it a reality. Best of all, you can rest assured it will be done on time and within budget. Get started with Reflections of You, by Amy by giving us a call today and scheduling your first consultation, we guarantee you’ll love it before we even get started.
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