Why does one need an interior designer, when one can design their own space with aesthetic common sense and a fit out contractor??
Congratulations !!.. You have your own space/ project. It could be a villa, apartment, hotel or an office. But before you make your dreams turn into a reality, there is a process that every dreamer ( yeah we call all the owners - dreamers, because we absolutely love turning dreams into reality) must go through a design direction process in order to attain a fully efficient and functional design.
Now the first question that might come into one’s mind is “Should I engage with a designer or a contractor? What is it that differentiates them from one another and why should I invest extra on a designer, when an aesthetic common sense could possibly do the job?”
Well that’s a thought that could go through anyone’s mind, especially because one needs to invest extra on an interior designer. Well for starters, let’s break down the design process into two parts – Heavy load and Light load. Interior designers bear the heavy load shoulder to shoulder with you, while as contractor bears the light load that you assign them. Here are some of the factors that help you decided between the two:
1). Pricing Pricing!!
An interior design will provide you with a fully detailed floor plan and 3d drawing of exactly how the space would look like. They give you professional advice based on their extensive experience in the field aligned with your personal interest. In basic terms, its literally a beautiful amalgamation of your thoughts with that of the designers!
A contractor would provide the above, but will act based on your specific instructions! We would suggest you to go with one, if you are working on an extremely tight budget and a very small space (like an apartment).But your ideas ought to be crystal clear.
2).Design a Huge space or minor renovation ??
Are you looking into over hauling an entire space? Or just a minor renovation? Well if it’s a big space, clients generally prefer working with designers, as they would be equipped with the relevant experience to guide them through the whole process. Contractors are the best choice when the space is small.
3).Accountability and Peace of mind!
What’s most important according to us is that, one should never regret in a space. There should never be a moment of thought such as “ should we have done this renovation?” Whether be it a contractor or designer, ask yourself always if you can entrust your project with either, based on complete confidence. Renovation, and designing is something that can drastically change the quality of your life. There should never be an element of doubt in such scenarios- WE SAY!
If you are working on a small space with a tight budget, then hiring a contractor should be your preferred choice. We always love to find value deals that work well, like grocery shopping. But when it comes to design we have heard of design nightmares based on these package deals. Always do your due diligence, in checking about feedback from MULTIPLE past owners.
Happy Decision Making !!