Sunday, November 1, 2015

You've Just Bought Your Dream Home, Now What?

You've just bought your dream home, and you're a busy professional or parent or both!  How do you go about turning your new house into the stylish home you've always dreamed of, especially with your work/family schedule?   Chances are you are feeling more than a little bit overwhelmed and you might not know how or where to begin.  You might be considering hiring an interior designer, but you’re not really sure if bringing someone in to help is right for you because you want your home to reflect your style.  The reality is that you stand to benefit greatly by hiring a designer.  A designer will start by asking you the right questions about the way you want your home to look and feel, discovering your needs, wish list and budget.  He or she will help you prioritize your project by putting the “to do” list in the proper order – for example, space planning comes first, paint colors come last, did you know that?  Once your designer has all the necessary information, the ball gets rolling.  While you are busy at your job doing what you do best, your designer is doing what he/she does best – using their creative, artistic abilities with laser focus on your project, and scouring the marketplace for the most beautiful, current and budget friendly products available.

Your designer will save you time and energy by doing the legwork for you and prevent costly mistakes that you might make on your own.  In interior design, the choices and possibilities are virtually endless, but your designer will happily find that needle in the haystack that’s perfect for you!  Your designer will personally bring the best of the best designer trade samples directly to your home and help you with decision making.  Designers know and work with trusted fabricators, trades people and vendors.  They keep the process moving along toward your goal of turning that empty house into the functional, comfortable and beautiful home you’ve always dreamed of and will be proud to show off.  Don’t hesitate to hire a designer.  If you hire someone with whom you have a nice rapport, you will be beyond thrilled with the end result, not to mention how easy and enjoyable the experience can be! 

I hope this post helped you understand the value of working with a designer!  As always, please feel free to leave a comment below, share this post with your friends and/or contact me HERE if you need design assistance.  Have a colorful day wherever you are!  Thanks for visiting!  Nanette