Often times 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?
In the 21st century where the internet has become a beehive of information, with just a click of a button one can get designs, quotations, ideas and technologies that can be applied free of charge to a new apartment or space. However, the practicality and implementation of such designs require the work of professional, climatic conditions, environment, specific regulations and pricing are practical factors that the interior designer analyses 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 so as to reduce the risk of waste of funds, time and energy.
2. SAVES YOU A GREAT DEAL 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 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.
3. 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 the 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.
4. PROVIDES YOU WITH 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 actually 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 skillful hands of an interior designer are needed.