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Why should I hire an interior designer?

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by ann-marie@frobisher.co.nz

April 24, 2018

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Many people believe that to hire an interior designer will cost a lot of money, is only for the rich and famous, an extravagant luxury or the designer will impose their own taste on the client. However, none of this is true.

 

A qualified interior designer has training and experience in a wide range of projects. Professional designers have direct relationships with the manufacturers and distributors of a monumental range of products, allowing regular updates on innovation within the industry and new products in the market. This ensures each fabric, handle, piece of furniture, interior cladding, light fixture, carpet, tile, bench-top, etc. is applied with extensive consideration to ensure it will fit the use.

 

Qualifications:

A good interior designer has the skills to make the best possible use of the available space. This includes spatial planning as well as surface finishes. A qualified interior designer will have demonstrated through education, experience and examination their knowledge of:

Colour theory

Kitchen & bathroom design

Historical restoration

Principles of design

History of residential housing

Manual drafting and computer aided design (CAD)

Building technology, services, finishes & materials

Lighting and soft/hard furnishings

 

As this list suggests, an interior designer is a master of many skills as this is a multi-faceted discipline. Interior designers can offer an objective view – homeowners can’t always visualise the space the way a designer can. Designers push you creatively too, and encourage you to explore other styles or consider ideas you may not have thought of, or simply do not know about.

 

Affordability:

Interior designers are affordable – just think of the mistakes you may have made over the years – some of which may have been very costly. Dollars invested in expertise saves time, money and disappointment.

Also good design has its rewards. Your interior designer can help you save money by choosing the best value products and services. They can boost the value of your property by creating a professional and attractive scheme, which presents itself in the best possible light.

 

Products:

Using an interior designer gives you access to a wider choice of products through their extensive list of suppliers, many of which are unavailable to the public.

New products come onto the market all the time. A good designer will keep abreast of all innovations and introduce you to them. By using their extensive range of suppliers, you will get a truly bespoke look tailored specifically to you.

 

A relationship between an interior designer and their client is often lengthy, enjoyable and very rewarding. We have some amazing clients we work with time and time again and we consider it to be a great compliment they entrust us with a very private and personal insight into their homes, families and lifestyle.


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