I have many projects right now, a couple coming to an end (but no pictures yet), a couple just starting that are truly BUDGET centric, and one in a holding pattern for the time being.
Rather than not post at all, I thought I would talk about the many projects I have been asked to do. I think the stereotype for an interior designer is someone who walks in with vases of flowers and accessories who “pretties up” a home. The truth is, we do way more than that. This is what I am working on:
1 – Finishing the design and furnishing of a flooded home, top to bottom. Sneak peek below:
2 – Finishing the design of a kitchen in a flooded home.
3 – Consulting on lighting and fixtures as well as kitchen design in a flip home.
4 – Consulting and providing contractor recommendations on a small project for new home owners.
5 – Consulting and designing on a full gut of a newly purchased home which will include kitchen design and fixtures.
6 – Consulting on a budget kitchen which will include paint and countertops.
There is a wide array of things that a designer can help with, and I cannot stress enough that hiring a designer at the beginning of a project will almost always save you money in the long run and here is why:
If you give a designer the budget from the outset, they can tell you where your money is best spent, where you can cut back, where to find alternatives to big-box store purchases, and what contractors are the best bet for the money. Parceling up the budget is difficult but a designer knows how to do that best and they know where to find the bargains.
So, before you get into a project or spend a dime, call a designer, even if it’s just for advice. If you don’t want him/her there through the whole process, you can just pay for a design plan that you can implement yourself. I guarantee you will save yourself time, money and headaches in the future.