6 Myths About Interior Designers
Every one of us cares about our homes in one way or another. Most Indian homeowners feel that hiring an interior designer is an alien concept. For them, they find working with the local carpenters is much more budget-friendly than hiring interior designers. They begin the process of designing their homes with the help of a local carpenter. But what they fail to realize is that this project ends up being a mismatched type of project. In this blog, we will talk about 6 myths about interior designers.
So, why don’t they hire a professional you ask? There are two main reasons why. One is that they don’t understand how a designer can help them or the role of a designer. Two they feel that interior designers are only for wealthy families since hiring an interior designer are expensive. We have already covered myths about Architects which you can read it here
So, without further delay let’s break the bubble and begin breaking these myths about interior designers that you have.
1. Thinking that a contractor can function as a Interior designers.
To understand this you first need to understand the role of a contractor and an interior designer.
It is the designer who realizes your ideas, your needs, and requirement. And with their help, you can bring your personality into space while taking into account the area and budget constraints.
Whereas the contractor is responsible for providing material, labor, equipment, and services necessary for the construction of the project.
Do you see the difference now?
2. Hiring an interior designer will only increase the total cost of the project.
This is one of the biggest misconceptions that Indian homeowners have. But what they fail to understand is that an interior designer is on your side. And it is their responsibility to make sure that the cost of the project stays within your budget; without compromising on the look & feel, needs, and requirements you have from your project.
3. Thinking that your project is too small to hire an interior designer.
Whether it is upgrading your bathroom or having a modular kitchen or styling your home, no project is too small. It is all about managing the expectations and find the right person for your project. There are plenty of young, creative mindsets; who put their heart and mind into the project regardless of the size of the project.
4. Hiring an Interior designer will cause you to lose control over the design of your home.
Yes, most Indian homeowners think this. But in reality, the truth is Your home is about you; your personality, and your lifestyle, however, you define it; and it is not about the architect or designer’s tastes and preferences. As a designer, we design your home as an extension of your personality. Something that fits best in the needs of your space. Your space should be a part of who you are and it should represent you; rather than showing the imprints of a designer.
5. A Interior designer just plays with fabric, paint, and accessories.
A large part of an interior designer’s job is to make sure that the space is functional, safe, and beautiful. It may look like playing with the fabric, paint, and decorative items. But they determining the space requirements, layouts, read blueprints, be well-versed in building codes and inspection regulations.
6. I can do it myself, why would I hire an Interior Designer?
This is again one of the biggest misconceptions. You may have a good eye for form, function, and colours that may allow you to design your home and no doubt that you may have an idea of what you want your home to look like but there are still things that only a designer can give you. They are backed up with years of degree and years of experience that will give you more about design than any of us who just have a good eye for colours and function.
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