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Planning a Renovation?

Why is a Designer important during a renovation?

If you read last month’s blog, you’ll recall that we said renovating is huge this year. I purchased a home last December and I have learned a myriad of things – such as, designers are so important during a renovation. Especially if you expect to DIY some of the items on your to do list to save every dollar possible, you need to spend some time with a designer and here’s why.

  1. Designers can help you see the future possibilities and make sure your house flows beautifully.

Even if you know what you like, your designer can help make sure everything coordinates throughout the house. Have you ever walked into a house and noticed too much of something – like the same color is in every single room? It can take away character from your house. Or on the opposite side, maybe you have themed rooms but each room is vastly different themed from the other. Then, it may feel like an uncoordinated bed and breakfast. You may think this is pretty simple to avoid, but colors, metals and themes can be hard to coordinate in one room – let alone a whole house.

2. Designers know the good contractors.

This is so important. One bad contractor can really derail your renovation. We knew our house was a fixer upper when we bought it. However, we did not know the previous owners had some really poor contractors and we have had to undo and redo a lot of work with more to come. Designers are working with contractors every day and have high expectations for quality work.

3. Designers can SAVE you money.