Whether you are redesigning a space, remodeling, or building new construction from the ground up, there are many decisions to be made throughout the whole process. Though all of these decisions are very important one of the most critical factors to consider is the design element. What theme are you going for? What colors complement one another, and which clash? Which fixtures match your theme? If a multi-room project, how do you tie the spaces together?
If you have no idea how to answer any of these questions or where to start then it may be a good idea to consult with an interior designer before even contacting a single contractor.
Save Time, Save Money
If you think interior designers are only for those with an unlimited/lavish budget, think again. For a small percentage of your overall budget you will be able to work hand-in-hand with your designer to create your vision in the most cost-effective, efficient way possible. Think of it as a small investment and a major key to the success of your project (and your sanity). This means that you won’t need to spin your wheels scouring the depths of the internet for the perfect deal, and possibly risk compromising your vision by settling for cheaper elements in order to cut costs. Your designer will be the one to keep cost in mind without sacrificing quality or design. They have the resources for everything related to your construction project, and they can use those resources to keep you on budget and save you time and effort, ultimately giving you a finished result you only dreamed of!
It’s a good idea to get a designer involved at the very beginning of the project. Interior designers are trained to look for and consider things that home or business owners, contractors, and architects typically overlook. For example, if you’re remodeling a room that doesn’t receive much natural light, your designer may suggest reconfiguring the windows and/or the lighting in that room to compliment your theme and brighten the space. Another example would be if you wanted to place a couch and end tables (or a conference table in a commercial application) in the middle of a room; your designer would be the one to make sure there are floor outlets placed on the plans in order to accommodate the lamps on your end tables (or the power requirements for your conference table) – something that you, while caught up in the whirlwind of your construction project, may have overlooked. Your designer will be there to guide you through the sometimes overwhelming process and help keep your vision at the forefront.
The “Wow Factor”
Since a designer is a professional with a trained eye for space planning, they will be able to give you that extra something special for your project’s end result. They’ll be able to tie together all elements of the space including theme, colors, textures, and fabrics. When working with a designer for your redesign/remodel/new construction project, the finished product will look high-end, well-planned, and far more enhanced compared to a project completed without utilizing the expertise of a designer. This “wow factor” could also positively influence the after-renovation value of your home/property, resulting in increased equity.
So – should you hire a designer for your next construction project? If you’d like to save time and money, keep your sanity, and appreciate the idea of having someone to guide you through the design and construction process from start to finish, then the simple answer is: yes. The investment you make to get a designer on your team will more than pay for itself when the end result is a project that looks better than you could have dreamed. A designer’s touch can make a $50,000 renovation look like you spent $75,000.
If you need a recommendation for a top-notch designer for a commercial construction or residential construction project in Philadelphia, Bucks County or Montgomery County we would be happy to recommend one of our partners who would be the right fit for you. We’re also always here to answer any questions about the construction process you may have and we look forward to the opportunity to talk to you about your upcoming project!