Remodeling your home can be an overwhelming venture especially when you don’t have a solid vision. There are a million questions to answer once you decide to remodel your home – Should I add cabinets? What color should they be? Will the cabinet color match the floors or should I get new flooring? It is easy to drown in what-ifs, but hiring an interior designer can relieve most (if not all) of the stress that comes with this decision-making.
Interior designers have the ability to take a step back and look at the bigger picture, they break down this process step by step and make it easier for clients to maneuver. They can completely envision a room by just looking at paint swatches and floor tiles. This is what makes them such a crucial tool in the remodeling process- they act as a guide that listens and understands your own individual style and brings in complementing elements. No need to worry if your style is still undiscovered – that’s another part of their job, discovering it for you. Basically, they can see the future of your home before the construction process has even started.
Maggie, our in-house interior designer, discusses what she does and how she makes the design process easier, and cheaper for those looking to remodel their homes. This kitchen in Mt. Crawford was Maggie’s latest design venture and an excellent example of how she can translate ideas into reality. This particular client was wanting to expand their kitchen and open it into the rest of the house, with one simple change of removing a wall she took a once closed-in overwhelming space and transformed it into an area the whole family could cook together. She also brought in details such as a chrome sink, tiled backsplash, and white countertops to make this space easy to clean for a growing family. Interior designers don’t just consider the now, they consider the future and the direction of your life.
If you are considering remodeling your own kitchen and have no idea what direction to go in you can rest easy knowing that interior designers do that for you. Maggie’s job is much more than selecting colors and finishes, she interviews clients on their lifestyles, hopes, and goals and creates spaces for that unique individual. Aesthetics aren’t everything when it comes to her design process (although they are very important). Functionality takes the driver’s seat when it comes to details, from the way the sun reflects on paint and how rooms interact with one another through the home. Online house plans don’t listen to or understand your lifestyle and home needs, interior designers do.