Updating and redesigning a space can be so exciting but also nerve-wracking, too. After all, we all watch HGTV, right? Demo day is so exhilarating, but then, don’t they always find something unexpected? Even as professionals, we all hope and say a little prayer that we don’t see water damage, mold, or dry rot behind our drywall or under those floorboards. Although a Salt Lake City interior decorator can’t eliminate surprises found during an interior design project, we can help you to be as prepared as possible before your project starts. Before starting any project, discuss these talking points with your interior designer:
One of the essential areas you’ll want to consider and have a firm decision on before you begin is your budget. Discussing nickels and dimes can be tedious and sometimes discouraging, but for your design’s success, it is vital. Look over and prepare what you can afford as the first step. If you haven’t hit the mark on your budget, take the time to save until you’re at a comfortable place to begin without worrying about whether the budget could stall out. Try and take into account, if you can, those unexpected events you might find. Have an emergency fund, if possible, to keep your project on track.
Another critical point to question is the project’s timetable. Like we already mentioned, unexpected things can pop up and throw monkey wrenches into your work. So, ask how your interior designer might handle such situations, and how they plan to keep on schedule. If your project is on a larger scale and you’re staying elsewhere while your place is under construction, that is a crucial topic to cover. If you are staying in your residence throughout the project, it is still good to know how long you might be dancing around everyone and their tools.
Knowing what particular design style you’re drawn to makes a big difference in how your decor comes together. If you aren’t sure of your specific style taste, your designer can help you determine one. Look through magazines, note things you like while watching your favorite show, and scroll design portfolios; pull them all together so your designer will be able to show you the design style that best suits you. Your designer doesn’t need to have the same design taste as you, but it can be extra helpful when they are similar, as you’ll have an idea of how they might pull ideas and elements together.
While going over what you’re looking for in your design, ask your Salt Lake City interior designer how you can make the most out of your space. Is there anything you could do differently in your home to make it more useful, or multifunctional, or relaxing? Having a set of eyes who’s keen purpose is making spaces look spectacular can help you stage and pull your whole house together with a refreshing breath! At Our Nest Designs, we specialize in creating spaces designed just for you and your needs. Call us at 801-913-8962 to schedule your interior design consult today!
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