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5 Reasons Why You Need an Interior Designer

Updated: May 26, 2023

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Interior Design has become an international phenomenon that has gained popularity over the past few decades. While architecture and the emphasis on the exteriors has been around for centuries, it has only been somewhat recent that society recognized the importance of interior spaces as well. It was once considered to be an extreme form of luxury to have someone tending to the interiors of a home. Most often, architects also act as an interior designer as they determine the flow of the interior spaces. However, as society evolves and more resources become available, the art of interior design has now become a part of everyday life.

What do Interior Designers do?

According to the IIDA, “Interior design is defined as the professional and comprehensive practice of creating an interior environment that addresses, protects, and responds to human need(s).” (Source: An interior designer is a professional who specializes in the function and optimization of interior spaces. It is someone who can help you take your blank slate and turn it into the house of your dreams.

Photo: Tania Blake Photography

Why do we need Interior Designers?

Interior Designers are a critical component to any renovation or home project. Your space should reflect you and your values, and having a professional can help take your space to a higher level. There are a variety of reasons why they are beneficial to you and your project.

#1: Save on Time

There are a lot of factors to consider while managing a renovation project on your own. Is this too trendy? Does this fit the space? Is this the best product I can buy? Interior Designers can help you make some of these hard decisions, which in turn helps you stick to your renovation schedule. We are here to help manage your renovation, coordinate trade schedules, decorative selections, etc. so that you don’t have to stay up all night worrying about all the different factors that can go into your renovation.

#2: Save on Money

While it may seem that hiring an Interior Designer is an added expense to your already-expensive project, Interior Designers are actually a great way to help save you money in the long run. You won’t have to worry about making costly mistakes (including timely mistakes, as we all know time is money), choosing products that are the best value for your money, and can help get the best return on investment in the long run.

Fun Fact: Many stores and fabricators also offer a designer discount if you are using an interior designer or decorator! Make sure you ask your designer this to help receive extra discounts for your projects.

#3: Always get a Professional Opinion

Have you ever wondered if you are doing the right thing with your project? With the assistance of an Interior Designer, you will never have to worry about doing the wrong thing. Interior Designers are trained in their field to know the best things you should do for your project and how to make your space the best it can be.

#4: Better Resources and Contacts

Sourcing items and services for your renovation can be very time consuming and overwhelming. Luckily, Interior Designers work in the field on a daily basis and have become very familiar with what is out there. We are here to recommend you the best products, brands, and even trade-specific contacts to help you to achieve the best renovation you can.

#5: Your Home Will Thank You!

It’s called “Home Improvement” for a reason! The best part of renovations is appreciating the final result. All Interior Designers have one thing in common and that is that we want our clients to love their home. Not only will designers help your home to be beautiful, but your home will also be more functional, valuable, and most-of-all loveable by all those who come through.

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