11 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF TO DETERMINE IF YOU SHOULD HIRE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER by Cheryl Sandella

March 17, 2010

 

11 Questions to ask yourself to determine if you should hire an Interior Designer

  1. Do you know how to make the right choices when there are so many options to choose from?
  2. Do you have the time and energy to shop, research and oversee the project?  
  3. Do you know how to best spend your “design dollars” wisely? 
  4. Would you know how to properly schedule the work needed to be done? 
  5. Do you know where to purchase furnishings, fabrics, art and accessories without paying retail prices? 
  6. How would you know what a fair price is and if the price matches the quality? 
  7. What questions would you ask when hiring a tradesman or working with a manufacturer? 
  8. Do you know how to create the proper color scheme for your home? 
  9. How would you know what materials to select for a remodel project? 
  10. Would you know what workroom to choose to make your window treatments, pillows or bedding?
  11. Who would be an advocate for you?

 A good designer doesn’t expect you to know all of the above unless you’ve done those tasks numerous times before. 

By hiring a professional designer, you will get their seasoned advice and guidance as well as access to all of their resources that would otherwise be unavailable to most consumers. 

A designer’s ability and knowledge will prevent costly mistakes and provide solutions to the challenges that often present themselves in every project no matter how big or small. 

Designers know who to contact to execute the job; they have the leverage to get things done on time and within budget.   

Many times couples have different taste and style.  A professional designer will act as the liaison to work though the challenge by offering solutions that will benefit the design program and therefore please both. 

A good designer is mindful of a client’s time and therefore will be the store to you! 

Hiring a professional designer will give you peace of mind; knowing that everything will be completed and so much attention will be given to the overall design plan and the details that go into making a home a special place for you! 

 

Remember a good design is only as good as its execution.  

 © 2010 SANDELLA CUSTOM HOMES AND INTERIORS, LLC.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Want to know how to create a design workbook go to http://www.sandella.net – it’s free!

About Cheryl:

Cheryl Sandella, Interior Designer ASID Allied Member, works with her husband and partner of 30 years, Al Sandella, General Contractor. They own Sandella Custom Homes and Interiors in Fountain Hills Arizona and design, remodel and build homes in the valley. To read more about her go to http://www.sandella.net/aboutus/aboutus.html

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR NEWSLETTER, BLOG OR WEB SITE? You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it: Cheryl Sandella, Interior Designer publishes a monthly eZine called “Bespoke Home”. If you want Tools, Tips and Guidance to design, remodel and build your custom home, be sure to get your complimentary subscription at http://www.sandella.net

Cheryl Sandella

Sandella Custom Homes & Interiors

PO Box 18132

Fountain Hills, AZ 85269

480.836.1543 – office

480.816.4233 – Cheryl’s personal line

http://www.sandella.net

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20 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Designer by Cheryl Sandella

March 17, 2010

 

The following information provided below is to help you make an informed decision with regards to hiring an interior designer for your next project.

20 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGNER

  1. Expertise to plan, schedule, execute and manage your project
  2. Problem solvers
  3. Create a designed space base on your budget and lifestyle needs
  4. Avoid costly mistakes 
  5. A database of vendors, contractors and other service providers 
  6. Obtains resources that you might not be able to find on your own 
  7. Comprehensive knowledge of products, materials and finishes 
  8. Provide specifications and/or purchases for materials, furniture, art and accessories 
  9. Pull together spaces that are attractive AND functional 
  10. Assist in helping you organize your thoughts, wants and needs 
  11. Pay close attention to design and detail 
  12. Arrange a room where color, furniture, fabrics and accessories all flow together 
  13. Skilled in space planning and has the knowledge to balance a room 
  14. Consideration to purpose, comfort, organization and storage 
  15. Assist with new construction, renovation, kitchen and bath remodel 
  16. Customize home offices, theater rooms, fitness areas and other personalized spaces 
  17. Creative eye and artistic flair 
  18. Ability to visualize an idea 
  19. Position your surroundings to positively affect your mood and well-being 
  20. Make your dreams a reality!

© 2010 SANDELLA CUSTOM HOMES AND INTERIORS, LLC.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

What to know how to create your own design workbook go to http://www.sandella.net – it’s free!

About Cheryl:

Cheryl Sandella, Interior Designer ASID Allied Member, works with her husband and partner of 30 years, Al Sandella, General Contractor. They own Sandella Custom Homes and Interiors in Fountain Hills Arizona and design, remodel and build homes in the valley. To read more about her go to http://www.sandella.net/aboutus/aboutus.html

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR NEWSLETTER, BLOG OR WEB SITE? You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it: Cheryl Sandella, Interior Designer publishes a monthly eZine called “Bespoke Home”. If you want Tools, Tips and Guidance to design, remodel and build your custom home, be sure to get your complimentary subscription at http://www.sandella.net

Cheryl Sandella

Sandella Custom Homes & Interiors

PO Box 18132

Fountain Hills, AZ 85269

480.836.1543 – office

480.816.4233 – Cheryl’s personal line

http://www.sandella.net