When Should I Hire an Interior Designer?
So, you have an interior design project at home that you need help with, and you’re debating whether or not you need to hire an interior designer for help. I completely understand the uncertainty. After all, I’ve worked with countless clients who, at first, believed that their project was too small for me to manage and not worth the time—kind of like going to the doctor with just a small cold. Others were simply too intimidated to ask for help, or worried that they couldn’t afford it.
As a professional interior designer, my truest-held belief is a simple one: everyone deserves to live in a space that inspires their happiness. But that’s no easy task. A perfectly curated dream home needs to reflect your unique aesthetic, serve as a relaxing refuge from the stresses of the day, and act as a space for convening and celebrating with loved ones. That’s a pretty tall order!
And that’s where professional design comes into play. As an interior designer by trade, I help my clients achieve the sweet spot of style and function, with the help of a trained eye and a professional background. I believe that inspiring spaces are created with exploration, planning, and curation, and that no job is too big or small to be worthy of beautiful design. Here are some situations in which you may benefit from the help of an interior designer.
You’re Too Busy and Don’t Have the Time
It’s the very reason why we’re living in an age when we use apps to automatically rent our movies, pay our bills, and buy our groceries. We’re busy people. With hectic jobs, long commutes, families to feed, and social events to attend, it’s no wonder that redesigning your living room is at the bottom of your to-do list. But your to-do list is going to keep growing, and that room is going to remain bland and uninspired.
That’s where I step in as an interior designer to help take a load off your plate. With years of experience, I design and manage interior design projects every day for busy folks just like you.
As an experienced professional, it’s my job not just to keep up with the latest design trends and exclusive resources, but to manage every last detail of projects on a timeline that works best for my clients. My professional experience and network of industry contacts make my work efficient, which means your project moves forward without months of wasted time.
You Want to Save Money
As a professional designer, I’m privy to all the mistakes my clients made before we collaborated. There was the woman who bought an outrageously expensive sofa, only to find out too late that it didn’t fit in the room she wanted—and wasn’t returnable. Then there was the gentleman who painted his bedroom four different times because the color hue in the daylight looked completely different than at night with the curtains closed.
My point here is that often, DIYing a project can be more expensive than hiring a professional—and not just for the simple cost of materials, but for the amount of labor, too. Time is money, and when you’re already busy, time is a precious commodity that you can’t afford to waste. When I partner with a new client, my priority is to help them avoid costly mistakes and guide them into design decisions that will bring their home vision to life. I work with clients of all different backgrounds and tastes, so I’m well versed in designing a uniquely beautiful home that manages to align with your budget.
You’re Selling Your Home
If you’re ready to list your home on the market, you want to ensure that it’s looking its very best in order to receive the best ROI possible. When a potential buyer visits a home, they want to envision sharing that space with their loved ones for years to come. That’s not easy to do with a home that looks cold, uninviting, or even uninspired. There’s an undeniable psychology at play in interior design—it’s why yellow and orange make us hungry. This is especially true when selling or buying a home, and as a professional designer, I play to those rules with strategic layouts, color scheme, and home styling for a first impression that says, Wow!
You Want the Help of a Professional
The bottom line is that many times, clients just want the help of a professional with plenty of experience. Several distinguished apprenticeships and many years of professional design have led me to be named one of Austin’s 20 best interior designers for two consecutive years—a title I’m proud of and have worked hard to achieve.
Whether you have a specific vision in mind or have no design plan to speak of, my priority is to be your guide on the journey in making your dream home a reality.Contact me today and let’s get started on breathing new life into your home.
J.Fisher Interiors’ studio is located in east Austin. To schedule your consultation appointment, please fill out the contact form or call us at 512.954.0904. We would love to hear from you!