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Have you ever considered employing an interior designer to assist you when undertaking a decorating or refurbishment project? If not, why not?

You may have certain perceptions about interior designers – you may think that they are expensive, that they are going to impose their ideas on you, that if you can afford their services the results will be tacky and cheap. You may simply not have considered using one at all.

In this blog, I want to outline some reasons why enlisting the services of an an interior designer can be beneficial.

Saving You Money.

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If you are undertaking a refurbishment or decorating project you have probably set a budget and don’t want to exceed it. That is absolutely the thing to do. However, working with an interior designer can actually save you money. They can help you avoid costly mistakes. We’ve probably all made mistakes when undertaking a project – buying all the paint then deciding that we don’t like the colour, planning a layout that doesn’t quite work, choosing the wrong kitchen or bathroom for your target audience. This could cost you money either because you have to change what you have done or because you fail to achieve the selling price or rent that you wanted. Working with an interior designer can avoid those expensive design errors and can also point out ways of adding value that you might not have thought of.

Saving You Time

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When confronted with the prospect of a decorating project do you find yourself saying “Next weekend, next week, next month – I haven’t got time” Time is a commodity that we all seem to lack. Other things have a greater priority – work, family, leisure even. When confronted with a refurbishment it can be overwhelming and you may even regret taking it on. Employing an interior designer will save you time. They will do the leg work. It might be a simple mood board to provide you with the concept, it could extend to project management. Leaving you to do what you have prioritised, whether that’s work, more time with the family, time to relax.


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You may have a clear picture as to what you want the finished result to look like or only a very vague idea. An interior designer will take the time to sit down with you, get to know you, how the space or spaces are to be utilised and what you like and don’t like. You may be one of those people who struggle to visualise, perhaps you have a fabric, piece of furniture or artwork that inspires you but you struggle to translate that into a complete scheme. The designer will interpret your ideas and offer suggestions.

So if you are afraid that you may make wrong choices and waste money, you lack time or you struggle to visualise then call me on 07745 876182 or email me on judith@homestyle4u.com. I cover the Wirral, Cheshire and the North West.