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About Me

designing a home for pets and kids

I have four kids and three dogs that make keeping my home nice very challenging. I have worked hard over the years to find flooring, wall finishes, furniture, and decor that can hold up well to the things that my kids and dogs can put everything though. If you have kids and/or pets that make keeping your home looking nice difficult, visit my blog. There, you will find some tips to decorating your home in a way that makes it look very nice, but durable enough to remain in great condition while your kids and pets live their lives in it.

Three Reasons To Hire An Interior Designer

Homeowners may be skeptical about hiring interior designers. Many people simply think they know what is best for their home and they know how to achieve the right style. But, there is nothing wrong with letting an interior designer help create your dream home. In reality, interior designers aren't just great for homeowners who don't know what they want their homestyle to be. Interior designers are even more perfect for people who know exactly how they want their home to look. A professional interior designer can help you fully realize your dream style. Here are three reasons to hire an interior designer.

Finding All of the Right Elements

First of all, having an interior designer is kind of like having a personal shopper. You might see photos and videos of homes that look exactly how you want your home to look. But, how do you find all of the separate elements and put them together to create such a cohesive look? The fact of the matter is, most of the things you've probably seen, whether they are on Pinterest, in an architectural magazine, or even in the movie, are probably chosen and curated by an interior designer. In fact, it often just comes down to a matter of practicality. A professional interior designer will be able to find the styles and products that you want in less time.

The Cost of Interior Designers

The biggest concern people have when it comes to hiring an interior designer is how much it will cost. Obviously, you will have to pay an hourly rate for consultation. An upscale designer might charge hundreds of dollars per hour. But, most charge much less.

Interior designers can often get you great prices on the actual product you end up buying for your home. Interior designers pay reduced prices for pretty much everything they buy. They will obviously mark up the product and basically sell it to you at the margin. But, this is still often better value than walking into a store or buying the product from an online retailer.

Ultimately, letting an interior designer help create your dream home is not something you should be afraid of. You can maintain the costs and find a professional who is willing to work with on the overall costs. Most will gladly compromise and make sure you are happy with their service. So, don't be afraid to negotiate to get yourself a better deal. Talk with designers like the team at WOODBOURNE DESIGN for more information.