Paging through interior design magazines and dreaming up all the changes you would love to make in your home is, in a word, fun. Turning your home design dreams into a reality is still an enjoyable process, but also a challenging one, especially when money and final choices come into play.
The following five tips ensure you hire an interior designer who’s interested in your vision, your budget concern and your happiness with the final product.
1. Determine your expectations of an interior designer.
There’s no right way to collaborate with an interior designer. In fact, the expectations of your partnership with an interior designer set the parameters of your home design project. Thing about the following questions:
- Do you want to be involved with every little design decision, or are you more interested in adding input on big picture issues?
- Do you prefer an interior designer to show you every option available or do you expect them to offer you a narrowed-down selection?
- Are you looking for total guidance, or do you have an eye for interior design and just need help with planning and resources?
By answering these questions regarding your expectations, you create a solid foundation for a successful working relationship with your interior designer.