Always start with an Interior Designer, NOT a Contractor.
What Does An Interior Design Company Do?
Working with an interior design company will help take your renovation project to the next level. I provide more than basic functions that can help make you happier with your entire renovation project. I take the time to get to know you, your family, and how you live, better enabling me to provide a more personalized streamlined process.
If you work with me at the beginning of your project, I will offer significantly more advice about what and if your budget is realistic with a detailed list of most know costs. I will provide key advice about how to shape your project based on your budget. I often walk into a project with the homeowners very excited and optimistic about what they want to realize the cost of labor and basic materials has risen so much and so fast it is hard to keep up. They have kitchen cabinet quotes from 2015 or do want a zero-entry shower and heated floors in the bathroom for 10K.
Improved project management.
When you work with me you will receive improved project management services. I will guide the contractors and subcontractors, keep the project on track, and make sure you aren’t blowing your budget or costly mistakes because you forgot something.
Enhanced design services.
When you work with an interior designer, you will be able to walk through your project in enhanced detail. I create both 2D and 3D drawings, in addition to creating and walking you through a materials list specific to your project insuring each item is currently available in these CRAZY COVID SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUE TIMEs before we order so that you can better understand the value of each potential material used for your project. I have a full team of contractors I know and rely on; we work together often assuring a seamless and timely process. We will work hard to ensure that your renovation fully reflects your personality and preferences for a personalized look that is intended to reflect your dreams, not a generic look out of a catalog. Most importantly I make sure everything functions ideally.
Increased supervision over your project.
I am responsible for the entire project, allowing you to be more hands-off about the renovation, but still, make important decisions regarding design changes that always happen. You can leave things in my capable hands, freeing you up to take care of other tasks.
A better idea of what you really want and need.
When you work with me, you’ll get advice and expertise at every stage of the project—and I will take responsibility for ensuring that your renovation is functional as well as beautiful. Often, working with a general contractor means that you will end up with exactly what you asked for and nothing more—and that may mean living in a space that isn’t as functional as you had hoped. From understanding the technical issues that go along with your project, including door positioning and lighting, to developing a better picture of what your design needs to fit with your theme or to follow safety standards, I will provide advice during every stage of the process—and I'll let you know if your design can’t be executed according to your plans without sacrificing function or form along the way.
I will help take care of all the paperwork.
Including sourcing, ordering, handling all returns, and changes to any detail as we progress through a project. I deal directly with local contractors and vendors, which means you'll have a better idea of exactly who you are working with to create the renovation of your dreams. In addition to assuring you only top-notch quality craftsmanship.
Enhanced beauty in your design.
General contractors are often more concerned with function than form—and it very often shows. While many consider the work they do an opportunity to express themselves creatively, others simply want to execute the designs you’ve already created or have limited tile, lighting, or cabinet choices for ease of ordering and execution. As an interior designer, on the other hand, I will focus on creating an aesthetically pleasing space, sourcing lighting, tile, or furniture you may not know even existed which means you’ll be more likely to fall in love with your renovation.
Do you need an interior designer?
Whether you just know that you want something different, you have a specific theme that you’d like to work with, or you’ve already imagined your new space and just need some help executing your plans and turning your dreams into reality, I can help! Contact me today to learn more about how I can help transform your space and create the design you’ve been dreaming of.
Afraid of the cost?
Don't be. How many times has someone told me after the completion of a renovation or remodel they wish they had known... and now they have to live with the light switch behind the door, the trash can in the way of the sink, or the refrigerator door won't open because of the wall the didn't realize would be in the way. Don' live with unforeseen long-term poor design issues or delays because of an unreliable contractor or the dreaded I had to have the whole bathroom redone sernerio. You get what you pay for.