surroundings can be to our psyche.
One red flag, if you will, are the percentages of those who want to hire a professional, be it an achitect, interior designer, contractor or landscaper, and those who want to do it themselves. There are a lot of very good reasons to redecorate and remodel yourself, but the main reason given was to save money. And this brings up a very interesting point, is that actually a savings of money? Not if your time is worth money.
Many use their home for work, play, entertaining, and even mini vacations. Having any of these functions disrupted for weeks even months creates inefficiency in our schedules and can lead to frustration in our family dynamic. One of the many services offered through a professional interior designer is project management. Countless times I have seen people running around town at the last minute looking for faucets or a particular light fixture, settling for what is in stock because the contractor is waiting, by the hour. One example was a
friend who researched special ordered a fabulous Franke kitchen sink. It was there and ready when the plumber wanted to install it but unfortunately the sink required a 42” cabinet and no one was coordinating between the architect, client and contractor and the cabinet for the sink was only 36” wide! So there they were, scrambling to find any kitchen sink in stock locally that would fit. What a disappointment after all the excitement of seeing that sink in their new kitchen.
So think about what price you are willing to pay, especially if you have waited and saved a long time to remodel,
to ensure that you get what you want, when you want it, with minimal disruption to your everyday life. This holds true for redecorating as well. Sometimes we don’t notice when the bill is $20 here, $50 there, that we have spent hundreds trying to pull a room together only to feel that there is still a glaring disconnect. All do to a lack of professional planning. Planning that you could have purchased with the money spent on the wrong