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5 Reasons to Consult an Interior Designer About Your Home Renovation

5 Reasons to Consult an Interior Designer About Your Home Renovation

About to renovate your home? If so, you’ve likely spent hours exploring Pinterest boards and looking up interior design blogs for inspiration. 

5 Reasons to Consult an Interior Designer About Your Home Renovation

While you can visualize how you want your room to look, taking on interior design responsibilities can quickly become overwhelming. This is why so many homeowners start out enthusiastic about their renovation project, but end up scrambling to find an interior design firm at the eleventh hour.

Regardless, it’s perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed by the process. Even for expert interior designers, there are many elements to juggle, and it can take years of experience to understand how to get the most out of a space.

Whatever type of renovation work you’re carrying out, consulting an interior designer before starting your project might be exactly what you need. We’ve compiled 5 reasons why booking a consultation with an interior designer will set a solid foundation for your project.

Let’s take a look!

1. You’ll gain more technical support

Have you looked at your home from a technical standpoint? Before getting creative with the design, it’s important for us to know exactly what we’re dealing with. Before we start on any project, we always ask the following questions:

Is there already a timeline in place for your project?

Designers need to have a complete picture of your project before we get started. This helps us adapt our service to suit your timeline. 

If you have other contractors already in place, most interior designers are well-versed in collaborating with these contractors to streamline your project as much as possible.

However, even during the consultation phase, an experienced interior designer should be able to provide you with a general timeline for how your project will be moving forward.

5 Reasons to Consult an Interior Designer About Your Home Renovation

Speaking of contractors, have you hired an interior architect?

Even though hiring an interior architect won’t always be necessary, we like to know if the structural features you want in your space are viable. 

Because it’s much easier to implement structural changes at the beginning of the process, we always prioritize finding out about any changes to your layout or features you want added to your space before we start getting creative!

If you don’t yet have an interior architect, and once your concept is finalized, we can provide you with a full design contract that covers the entirety of your design. We can also provide you with 3D designs or other plans you might need when working with other contractors.

Do you have a preconceived idea of how your space should look?

Even though we’re usually brought on board as part of a complete redesign that involves us building a vision for your home design from scratch, sometimes our clients will provide sketches or mood boards of their ideas. 

This is great because it helps us gain a more immediate insight into how you want your space to look. However, it’s also perfectly fine to have absolutely no idea what you want — that’s what we’re here for! 

2. Your interior designer will answer all your questions

When it comes to making important decisions about your home, there’s no better time to get professional advice and ask all the questions you have. Someone with experience can look at the plans of your home and give you tips on how to make a particular room feel bigger, brighter, and more functional. This advice won’t be a one-size-fits-all; instead, it will be tailored to YOUR space.

It’s only after speaking one-on-one with a home interior designer that you’ll truly appreciate how much they can offer. With years of experience working in different environments, we’ve developed an eye for optimizing and making use of previously neglected space. 

5 Reasons to Consult an Interior Designer About Your Home Renovation

During a contemporary renovation we completed in Scottsdale, Arizona, the owners wanted to have the option of blending the outdoor and indoor spaces together — while still having a cozy environment inside the house. Even though they knew this was the aesthetic they wanted their home to have, they were unsure about how to achieve it.

This was when we began to discuss specially-designed glass windows and doors to keep the outdoor area (and view!) visible, but with the option of keeping the spaces separate if desired. This final concept was drafted and signed off on immediately, with the homeowners viewing the potential for their space in a whole new light.

3. An interior designer can save you time and money

Talking to a professional at the beginning of your project can really save you time and money. This is because we can guide you in the right direction from the beginning. 

No more spending hours browsing the internet for answers to ambiguous questions, or spending money on furniture that doesn’t fit as well as you would have imagined in the pictures. Instead, we help you create an interior that will reflect the image you want, and increase the value of your home.

4. An interior designer will know exactly where to start

When starting a big remodel, it can be difficult to know where and how to start. This is something we help you with by asking questions about your priorities and how you want your renovation to feel.

Before getting started, we always consider:

  • What purpose do you want your space to serve?
  • What practicalities should be considered in the design process? (e.g.Will light-colored carpets be a recipe for disaster with children?)
  • How customizable should your design be? (i.e., are you likely to want to change your homeware and accessories regularly?)
  • Do you already have items of furniture that you’d like to include or feature in your room?

By the end of our Design Review call, we’ll have a clear plan of action for your space and you’ll know exactly where to start..

5. An interior designer can connect you with all the right people

5 Reasons to Consult an Interior Designer About Your Home Renovation

Have you heard stories about people quitting in the middle of a construction project and no longer being contactable? Or maybe you’ve heard of someone leaving work half done and the customer not realizing it for years later.

If you need reliable vendors for your project but don’t already have the contacts, it can take up a lot of time trying to research reputable tradespeople. Sesshu Design works with trustworthy manufacturers, builders, engineers, and other professionals every day.

Having someone with experience recommending names you know you can rely on will make a big difference to how your project flows. Reliable contacts are a crucial part of making your home renovation a success.

How our consultations work:

Get started by requesting a Design Review with us so that we can get a clear picture of your upcoming project.

“Tanya is a phenomenal trade partner to work with, and all of her clients sing her praises!  I have witnessed her create beautiful spaces in a variety of styles, and can attest to her keen eye for detail.” — Eric A

Seek professional advice and bring your home’s renovation to the next level. Request your Design Review today!

You can have the beautiful and luxurious eco-friendly interior you deserve.

Schedule your Design Discovery Conversation today!