Why Hiring an Interior Designer Is Worth the Money

You’ve searched Pinterest, online shops, design magazines and more. You’ve created your mood board. And if you’re like many homeowners, you haven’t even gotten as far as putting a mood board together. All of these design and redecorating decisions can be overwhelming. Where to start?

For even the most design-savvy homeowners, hiring an interior designer can help turn your dreams into reality. Your space should reflect your tastes, as well as bring you comfort and joy. But getting from the planning stage to the joy stage can mean a lot of headaches.

While it can be intimidating to hire an interior designer if you’ve never done so before, the benefits are worth it. Here are our top reasons for working with a professional designer.

Interior Designers Have Professional Training

Interior designers have undergone professional training, and have a formal education – likely either a 2-year or 4-year degree. They have studied all of the aspects of interior design, and also have work experience.

Because of their training and work experience, designers have the inherent ability to visualize the finished product and create a plan to make it happen. They may use computer-aided design (CAD) programs in design projects to show you the possibilities.

Mary Jo studied Art and Interior Design in Italy as well as continued her design education at Rochester Institute of Technology.

A Professional Designer Will Bring a Fresh Set of Eyes

A trained pair of eyes will see potential issues you may have missed. Those same eyes will also see opportunities you may not have thought of. And they will have creative solutions, such as upcycling family heirlooms, or how rearranging a space will make it more functional.

With an eye for color, texture, and overall interior design, a professional can get you thinking about combinations you never would have considered before. They will take the time to get to know you and your style and needs before making suggestions for aesthetically pleasing interior spaces.

An Interior Designer Can Save You Money

Yes, this sounds like an oxymoron. You will have to pay an interior designer their fee. But they will more than earn it. A designer will get it right the first time. We can’t count how many times we’ve heard about someone buying a piece of furniture only to find it won’t fit through the door. Or bought gallons and gallons of paint while struggling to find “just the right color.”

A professional designer has the space planning expertise to help you avoid costly mistakes and help you make design decisions that will not only increase the value of your home, but will increase your enjoyment of your home. And if you’re on a tight budget, we can help you get the biggest bang for your buck.

Interior Designers Will Save You Time

Because they already have the training to know what needs to be done and how to do it to achieve your design dreams, an interior designer will save you time. They know where to find the furnishings and custom features you might spend hours (or days) trying to find.

An Interior Designer Has Important Connections

Interior designers work with top architects, custom home builders, the finest craftsmen, the most dependable contractors, and a slew of other tradespeople in your area. They know who to call to get a job done right. When you hire a design professional, you get access to their network.

They also know the industry jargon, and can communicate clearly with electricians, plumbers, and master carpenters alike. There will be no “miscommunication.” All building codes will be followed, and there will be no cutting corners.

Choose an Experienced Interior Designer

So now that you know why it’s worth it to hire an interior designer, you need to choose one with the knowledge and experience you deserve. Mary Jo has decades of experience not only as an interior design professional but gained valuable experience in the Family Furniture Business that operated for 45 years. Growing up in the furniture industry, she was in charge of ordering textiles/fabrics, worked directly with manufacturers and contractors, and refined her knowledge of designs and color choice.

At Ambiance Design Gallery, we give you direct access to the finest furnishings, fabrics, custom window treatments, and home décor selection. We have all of that and more in our showroom. It’s one of the things that sets us apart from other designers.

Schedule an Interior Design Consultation

Schedule an interior design consultation to find out how we can help you. Ambiance Design Gallery is based in Rochester, NY, and we help homeowners and home builders throughout the Finger Lakes region as well. Over the years, we’ve helped hundreds of clients achieve results that went above and beyond their expectations, all while staying within budget.

We can do that for you, too. You’re just a step away from getting the interior design of your dreams.