The First-Timer's Guide to Working With An Interior Designer
Working and hiring an interior designer is so much more than just having them decorate and style your home. It's more to having to open up about your life, habits and dreams for your housing and how they can turn those fantasies into a reality.
Along with those are a flight of concerns - how do you know if the collaboration would be a success? Or if your designer truly understands how you really want your home to be? We've compiled 3 most important tips to ensure that picking an interior designer is the best choice for you and your home.
Communication Is Key
In building your dream home, the first and most crucial step is to make sure you and your designer have the same end goal. We can't stress this more than enough - communication is so important, and understanding what you want is equally important as well. Don't go telling your designer to 'go ahead' with everything because at the end of the day, it is your home and you should be happy with the end result.
Just because you feel like you're not as knowledgeable in the field of interior designing, be sure to voice out your concerns, expectations and everything along the way - this is going to help your interior designer understand you, your habits and your lifestyle. An interior designer doesn't work to just make a space look nice. Functionality and balance are main points in creating an ideal space too.
It's More Than Just A Budget
Once you've picked out the right designer and feel like you both can work together, the next thing that comes into consideration is to be aware of how much you're paying for the services. Other than that, make sure you tell your designers at the beginning of everything on how much you're willing to spend on your home! This makes a whole lot of difference as they can go scouting for different pieces for different prices.
At C Concept Studio, we provide thorough budgets and fixed fee structures, as well as cost breakdown before making purchases. Not to mention, quotations are always available for free.
Sometimes, Your Designers Know Best
Yes, it is going to be your home and you're the one calling the shots. However, your designer sometimes know you better than yourself. Do you really want that green kitchen top for the next 5 years? Probably, or probably not. While many designers would just create a space based on their customer's requests, we aim to create spaces that truly connects with our client. You may make decisions out of the blue due to latest trends but a skilled interior designer would give proper advice to make sure you're going to love the space for the upcoming years. Be sure to be understanding and open-minded with the suggestions given by your interior designer.
For those that are thinking twice in hiring an interior designer, use the tips given above to help you take the first step. At C Concept Studio, we're readily available to work with you any time, any day. Just contact us through the website or at +6012-5197298.