Category: Interior Design

Why I Prefer To Engage An Interior DesignerWhy I Prefer To Engage An Interior Designer

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Why I Prefer To Engage An Interior Designer

Often a lot of care, energy, funds and caution is expended while raising the foundation of a new house or acquiring a new apartment or property but the more important aspect of furnishing the new property is left to chance and personal knowledge (mostly unprofessional). Most persons do not see the need to hire a professional interior designer leaving us with the question; why do I need an interior designer?

Professionalism

In the 21st century where the internet has become a beehive of information, one can get designs, quotations, ideas and techniques that can be applied free of charge to a new apartment or space with just a click of a button. However, the practicality and implementation of such a design require the work of a professional. Climatic conditions, environment, specific regulations and pricing are practical factors that the interior designer would analyse to give you a befitting space that suits your needs and budget. There is always a professional touch to apartments and spaces designed by an interior designer, you can always tell from the spacing and layout, the harmony, lightings and general decor that expert opinion was sought after and this is important to reduce the risk of waste of funds, time and energy

Saves You Plenty of Resources

Working on an already drafted plan and budget, it becomes easier to implement projects without running the risk of loss because feasibility and practical study had been carried out earlier. The interior designer will balance out a lot of things to ensure that you create the best interiors within your budget and the space restrictions. The important areas would be addressed with expert hands. These architects and decorators make sure that the wastage of materials procured is minimal, saving you a great deal that would have been wasted otherwise.

Quality Assurance

A long list of materials is required for furnishing any standard apartment or office spaces. Without expert guidance, you may run the risk of getting substandard or overpriced materials that may not be suitable for your specific property. The bathroom for instance would need the tiles, faucets, water-closets, hand showers, head showers, lights, and exhaust systems, waterproofing materials, mirrors, towel racks, other hardware, storage furniture and a load of other things in line with your requirement. The market is filled with hundreds of brands for each of these items priced differently also. The interior designer in his expertise would recommend the best for each requirement putting into consideration the price, quality, and design language of your space, durability and feedback from previous clients. This may appear to be a basic task initially but as the project progresses, spending time on each of the materials becomes a daunting task best suited for a professional.

Provides You Updated Trends, Designs And Products

The professional interior designer is updated on the latest trends prevalent in the industry, not just in Singapore but across the globe. While it remains possible to access these designs patterns on the internet, you would be limited to a lack of professionals who can make those designs a reality. You can plan your interiors to the best of your ability, but your efforts can come crashing when you contract the wrong technicians, electricians, plumbers and carpenters to handle your projects, as it remains difficult for a newcomer to gauge the expertise and finishing of these technicians without actually having worked with them. And this is where the skilful hands of an interior designer are needed.

Playing with LightingsPlaying with Lightings

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Playing with Lightings

In the interesting process of turning a house into a home, adding your personal touch especially when it comes to furniture, décor, paint, appliances, space and cabinets is an important step in creating that abode that is most comfortable and appealing to you. The importance of professional interior and exterior lighting cannot be overemphasized, as the light within a room is the main feature for creating that ambience, tone and atmosphere. It is important to note that each interior is unique and should be shaped according to the taste of the owner, it is, therefore, a standard requirement to tailor lightings to suit that need.
Several techniques are available to guide you on your journey towards getting that illuminous space you desire and they cut across both internal and external spaces.

LIGHTING IDEAS FOR INTERNAL SPACES

– Asides from the important role of providing better visibility interior lights play significant roles in creating the desired ambience in a space. One way to achieve this is through the use of direct lights. This ensures that the source is visible and provides the required illumination. However caution must be applied to prevent a direct gaze to the eyes, rather it could be focused on specific objects and floor spaces. This type of light is best suited for reading rooms and spaces, cooking areas, kitchen, dressing tables.
– For large hallways and open floors chandeliers have proven to be best suited for these environments as they draw appealing attention while performing an important role in providing illumination. Mainly used in living rooms, lobbies, open spaces and central stairs chandeliers perform dual functions of providing lighting and beauty at the same time. With a wide variety of options, shapes, sizes, and colours to choose from, chandeliers stand tall among lighting options.
– Living rooms, dining areas, bedrooms, baby cots and other areas that do not require direct lights would fare better with diffused lighting. These led strips are generally hidden with a glowing spread, visible along with the dining tables, television sets, picture frames and so on. Diffused lights create a warm, calm and soothing ambience that is required in every living area.
– To further splurge on your home décor, dim lightings also do the magic when installed in the high ceiling with dimmer control, using a wide variety of colours with tiny intensity and not the loud lights of a disco house you could be on your way to turning your space into a haven, a masterpiece of interior peace.

LIGHTING IDEAS FOR EXTERNAL SPACES

  • Exterior lights are oftentimes viewed as a security necessity, it could, however, be blended appropriately to beautify the exterior, while still providing visibility and serving security purposes. Standing out among external lights is façade lights, these lights help bring out the beauty of the external walls, enhancing elevations and structures of road and footpaths.
  • Pools and small water pots usually placed around a property for leisure and beauty are also not left out in lighting. Adorning swimming pools with waterproof lights not only enhance lights reflections from the water at night but also makes the water body visible giving that visual connection with nature.
  • Landscapes, gardens and open lawns should also get their fair share of lights. In this case landscape, specific lights should be used to illuminate flowers and gardens, buried beneath surfaces, hanging on walls among other creative ideas as pleases the eye.