Designer Benefits 101

Why You Should Hire a Designer vs. Winging It

Are you gearing up for a remodel, but trying to decide if it’s worth it to hire a designer? After all, there are plenty of tips out there from HGTV to popular interior design blogs. Why not wing it and take on the designing process by yourself?

As simple as it might sound right now, a remodel can get stressful in a snap. Because the truth is that while planning your vision on Pinterest is fun, when it comes down to the nitty gritty, if it’s not done right it can turn into a costly nightmare. Having a pro who can create a design to make it all come together and execute each step seamlessly can make all the difference.

Why put yourself through the hassle of hours spent shopping around for that perfect sofa, or standing in the aisle at the hardware store agonizing over which shade of white to choose? Let a designer handle the legwork instead. Your job is to sit back, relax, and watch the transformation come to life. When it’s done, you’ll have a beautiful and cohesive design that you absolutely love.

So, in today’s post, we’re going to talk all about why it’s so important to work with a designer. We promise that in the end, it’s 100% worth it.

 

Reason #1: Trade-Only Resources / No Cookie-Cutter Designs

Your personal lifestyle and taste are completely unique, so why settle for the cookie-cutter offerings in chain stores and from online retailers? When you work with a designer, you get access to some of the best-kept secrets in the design world: trade-only resources. Instead of being limited to standard shops and inventory, we’re able to source from a much wider range of designers and companies to get you totally unique and one-of-a-kind pieces. And who doesn’t love to stand out from the crowd?

Beyond that, designers specialize in creating that “wow” factor you know and love from your favorite project reveals. They’re trained to think creatively and spatially and can see the overall picture that clients cannot. No detail is forgotten – from proper light and finishes to furniture placement, color palettes, and fixtures – so you can rest assured that your project will reflect your style and truly feel like home.

We select quality, unique pieces from our tried and true trade resources, meaning your remodel has better value and fits your personal style.

We select quality, unique pieces from our tried and true trade resources, meaning your remodel has better value and fits your personal style. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

 

Reason #2: Quality vs. Throw-Away Furniture

We know furniture, and we know materials. We can tell you in a snap if something will last you for years to come or break down within a matter of months. Just because an armchair or coffee table is gorgeous and manufactured from a stylish company doesn’t always mean it’s built to last. Knowing the difference between the two is our specialty. And for a space that’s designed to actually live in, having quality pieces is essential.

In this cozy basement, a fireplace feature wall takes center stage, filled with custom bookshelves that add architectural interest and sleek and high-quality armchairs that provide comfortable seating for guests.

In this cozy basement, a fireplace feature wall takes center stage, filled with custom bookshelves that add architectural interest and sleek and high-quality armchairs that provide comfortable seating for guests. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

 

Reason #3: Details, Details, Details

From project conception to 3D renderings, from detailed plans to a smooth build process, details are everything when it comes to a remodel. Missing even the slightest bit of information can cause schedule delays and issues down the road. So, having a designer who can take that load off of your shoulders makes the remodel process so much more enjoyable for you.

In this gorgeous kitchen, custom dark cabinets are paired with crisp white quartz countertops for a classic and timeless look.

In this gorgeous kitchen, custom dark cabinets are paired with crisp white quartz countertops for a classic and timeless look. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

 

Reason #4: Save Time and Money in the Long Run

Having a designer run point on your project might seem like an unnecessary expense at first. But, to increase the value of your home, it’s an essential step. A designer knows how to get the best value with what you can spend and has a trained sense of what needs to be done; as a result, you save a ton of time and money by avoiding costly mistakes and by keeping the entire process on track.

Imagine, for instance, that you bought a piece of furniture that looked great in the store but got it home only to find out it was too big. Or, what if you’ve had to paint a room 3-4 times trying to find the right color palette? It’s a total mess – and one that can be avoided. By hiring a designer, you can trust your remodel will get done exactly the way you imagined, and there is much less room for those expensive errors. Plus, because we’ve been in this business for quite some time, we’ve built up a list of our most trusted contractors – and trust can make or break your remodel experience.

The arabesque tile in this neutral master bath adds a touch of femininity to this classic design.

The arabesque tile in this neutral master bath adds a touch of femininity to this classic design. / Design by Sneak Peek Design

 

So, as you embark on your upcoming remodel, don’t add that unwanted stress to your life. Let’s talk about how we can help you pull off your dream home. With Sneak Peek Design, you’ll be enjoying your totally customized lifestyle in no time.

 

By Megan Johansson, Contributor to Sneak Peek Design

 

 

About Sneak Peek Design

Sneak Peek Design provides a one-of-a-kind virtual interior design process including kitchen + bath remodels, additions, whole home renovations, and new construction.

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