A lot of people are intimidated by the thought of hiring an interior designer to furnish their home, but why is that? Perhaps they’re worried about the cost, unsure of how the process works, or maybe they feel having one more person involved in the project will only add more stress to the project.
Here’s what they don’t know: extraordinary interior design doesn’t just happen by coincidence.
Realistically, if you are worried about the cost of a designer given your small budget, that should actually encourage you to work with an interior designer; less room for mistakes means less freedom to take chances on how to spend your money–this is where the value of a designer can really kick in.
And if the designer you chose is any good, they will help reduce the stress of the project and help you be more assured of the decisions you need to make.
A designer will have a well-trained eye for good design. They will see things you don’t see and will be able to make recommendations on how to address common mistakes like the best layouts for your room to optimize space or the size and scale of the items you need for your room.
Designers also have knowledge of products that help your room function best and also know where to buy them including access to wholesalers or vendors who sell to trade only. You’ll have access to dependable brands that you cannot otherwise buy or may not even know about!
They know what kind of finishes, hardware, styles and colours would look the best in your home. With the help of a professional, you can use your space the way you envision and make it look beautiful at the same time. They will help balance the function and the aesthetic of the room for you.
Most homeowners will have to go from shop to shop or website to website to find items they need and may only be aware of a few stores where they can find items in the style and budget they prefer. This can lead to frustration when they can’t find what they are looking for in their budget and style.
Because they shop for client projects on a daily basis, designers are aware of the latest offerings from furniture vendors and wholesalers to know exactly where to source products for clients based on their preferences.
Designers are also keenly aware of the quality of the vendors they deal with and the products they sell. This knowledge will greatly benefit you in reducing any anxiety around key purchases and help you furnish your home more confidently.
We’re currently working on a dining room where the homeowner wanted to seat 10-12 people at the table, but their space wasn’t quite big enough. Through our design process, we were able to find the right size furnishings that would work for that many people.
Since they were able to see the design in 3D before they spent any money on buying furniture, the client was able to balance their expectations with the size limitations of the room, saving them from time and energy that they would have otherwise wasted. They are going to end up with a dining room that not only looks beautiful but also functions well for their needs.
2. Lower Risk
The dining room project above is a great example of how having a designer on your side could lower the risk of your home furnishing project.
Designers know what they’re talking about. They get things right the first time around, so you don’t go through the painful experience of returning furniture, scrambling to sell it on online marketplaces, or worse–storing it in the garage because you don’t know what to do with it!
Especially with larger projects like repainting a room or other installations where you have to hire someone for a service, you don’t want to go through that whole process twice. It’s better to work with a designer who will help you visualize your design, rather than take a chance and hope that you’ll get the result you wanted.
At Daakor, when we create our digital design plans for clients, we include all the details like what paint colours to use in addition to giving them the ability to see their newly designed room before they invest any significant time, effort and money towards it.
3. Reliable Relationships
It can be a huge hassle to personally seek out all the vendors and services that your home may need. Researching, looking at reviews, calling to get quotes–it’s a lot of work!
With a designer working closely with you on your project, you have the benefit of relying on their connections to trades like electricians, carpenters, painters and the like. Not only will you get your money’s worth, but you won’t have to take a risk on someone you’re unfamiliar with.
Designers know how to communicate your needs and even negotiate a better price so you won’t be left wondering if you’re getting a good deal or not. They’ll make sure the end result will not only make your home stylish but also how you get there, is effective and practical.
4. Wow Factor
One of the most underrated pleasures of using a professional interior design service is the inevitable “wow factor” that your home will have!
Choose a designer who pays attention to details, thinks outside the box, and provides service specifically tailored to your needs and you will be well on your way to the home of your dreams.
Your home needs to be your place of refuge, even when the world is not going through a pandemic. During this time of COVID-19, our homes have been called to play our school, our office, our gym, our restaurant, our movie theatre and more. It’s more important than ever to have a sanctuary you can retreat to when things get tough.
Interior designers will help you make your house into a home and level up how you feel in your home. They will help you tell your story through your home and enhance your quality of life. We can’t think of a better reason for why you should use an interior designer for your home furnishing project.
5. Why choose an eDesign service like Daakor?
During this pandemic, more and more designers are choosing to offer eDesign services. So when should you choose an eDesign service over the traditional interior design service?
An eDesign service could work for you if you are looking to furnish and decorate your home or are looking to make cosmetic updates to your space. For the most part, with an eDesign service, you get the same benefits as a traditional in-person model for a fraction of the cost.
It’s a more accessible way to get the same beautiful results without the worry of planning around a busy schedule. The 24×7 availability that comes with an online business means pure convenience and the freedom to move as fast or as slow as you like, on your own time.
Online services are also best for people who are able to do some of the work themselves like measuring and photographing your space and you prefer messaging as a way to communicate with your designer.
Daakor was founded with the objective to make interior design services more accessible and affordable to a larger group of people. We do this by shifting some of the work from the designer to the client.
Our design process is a collaborative one where our designers (we call them Daakorators) take your initial input and create design concepts customized to your style and budget and present them via online style boards–an easy visual experience that makes the process a whole lot simpler.
You can see exactly what your space will look like and work with your Daakorator to fine-tune your design concept by giving practical feedback that is incorporated easily into your revisions.
Our high-quality 3D renderings will enhance the visualization of your space to help you see how your room will look and function. We’ll give you a curated shopping list of items you need to bring your vision to reality. Shop confidently and turn your house into your dream home, one room at a time.
At Daakor we pride ourselves on providing an honest and helpful experience for our clients, meaning there are no crazy markups on the furnishings we recommend. We also believe in transparency and that means you will know our design fees upfront. We charge a flat fee per room and have multiple design plans that range from $399 to $999 per room.
If you are interested in our installation services, we will give you a quote based on the work that is needed for your project, once we finish your design plan.
For us, it’s all about making it work for the client because everyone deserves a home that they love and are inspired by.
Create a design plan for your home with Daakor
Looking for ideas and inspiration to refresh a space? At Daakor, we provide our clients with customized interior design plans that will help you shop confidently and furnish your home beautifully. Find the perfect look for you and we’ll order and deliver all items. Start creating your new space today.
Written by Nabeeha Baig.