Learning new DIY skills has never been more straightforward. HGTV has 24/7 programming on luxe home renos, and the internet is a never-ending font of knowledge. With all these resources, some homeowners may feel that they are ready to conduct their own remodeling project without the helping hand – or eye – of a professional interior designer. And while some DIYers may have the time and patience required to pull off a picture-perfect reno, they may not realize that there’s much more involved in designing a beautiful space than choosing colors and finishes.
Seeing Is Believing
Professional interior designers are trained to see the various possibilities in your space. They may come to the table with concepts that never even crossed your mind, or they could make a slight tweak to your own idea that adds that “wow” factor. If you have a germ of an idea, a designer could help that idea blossom and turn it into a reality using her knowledge of color theory, materials, and more.
The Devil’s in the Details
But it’s not just about style, it’s also about leveraging technical skills. As you might imagine, home renos are subject to Murphy’s Law. Plenty of problems arise – and it’s not always easy to solve them with a quick Google search. That’s where a designer can come in. JM Construction’s own Courtney Wall points out that designers come to the table with problem solving backgrounds that can help overcome unforeseen conditions and achieve your vision. She recalls a bathroom renovation from when she worked for another remodeling company in California. The shower was bigger than expected, and not enough mosaic materials were ordered to cover the space. Courtney, being a professional designer, was able to revise the desired pattern – changing it from four vertical strips of mosaic to three – while still delivering the same overall look.
Saving in the Long Run
Even if this isn’t your first DIY rodeo, mistakes may be made. Rather than spending the time and money fixing those problems, you can get it right the first time and skip the costly errors. You might think of a designer as an additional expense, but hiring one could very likely end up saving you money in the long run. Furthermore, they’ll have the experience to base your project’s design around your budget, helping to ensure you don’t go overboard – or skimp on the most important elements of your design.Want to bring that design idea to life, but aren’t sure where to start? Book a design consultation with JM Construction. We have the knowledge, experience, and people to breathe new life into your kitchen or bathroom.