Working with an interior designer on your project is beneficial for a number of reasons. Interior designers work on projects everyday—they have a level of expertise that the average person does not when it comes to selecting, planning and managing a design project. Designers work on a number of projects and project types that give them historical knowledge and data to pull from when looking at new projects. They have seen what has worked out well in other projects and what has not, what has been a success and what has been missed. There are hundreds of details and decisions that go into a new build or remodel and having a designer in your corner as part of your team will make the process smoother and more fun!
When you have decided to move forward with an interior designer, you will typically have a discovery call where you will discuss the project scope, budget, timeline, etc. Once enough info has been gathered, a design proposal will be issued. When the design process starts, it is vital for the designer to get a sense of your aesthetic. They are creating a space to reflect you, your lifestyle and your needs.