Is an Interior Designer Worth it?

Interior designers are competing more than ever with the vast amount of home decor channels, retail stores, pinterest, DIY YouTube videos, and other resources available at the fingertips of every consumer. It is a skill that is easily neglected in the remodeling process because it can be devalued in comparison to other required expenses in the budget. Yet we here at Resurrect Wood Refinishing have fielded more than a few panicked, night before a project, text or call from a client second-guessing their shade of white.

So is an interior designer worth it?

The goal of interior design is to maintain vision. It is the ability to capture and unify personalities, taste, and artistic concepts in a home. Interior designers work with clients to incorporate what is unique about themselves and replicate it throughout their living environment. An interior designer is able to identify the underlying theme of a room and introduce new ideas that will make sense to anyone who walks into it. That shade of white could be the difference between being a cool addition to the kitchen or getting lost in the bland walls around it. Only an experienced eye can tell the difference.

Is it better to hire an interior designer or do it yourself?

Are you able to visualize a remodel without seeing it? Do you have a background in creating with color? Can you visualize the completed color based on a small swatch? Are you experienced in spacial reasoning and scale? If the answers to these questions are all no, it’s likely worth it to hire a professional. Hiring an interior designer is a great way to gauge the completed project before the investment. If you are only focusing on one small aspect of a renovation, you may be able to get away with it yourself. If you begin introducing new ideas like countertops, walls, accessories–all those things begin to create a big project where every detail can make or break the final impression of the work. Scale and color are so important, and often done incorrectly. The proper use of these two things together can make or break a professional from an amateur design. Most importantly, interior designers are up to date with the latest trends and projected styles. This is an important aspect when considering how best to design the home for resale. 

Resurrect Wood Refinishing’s main business is rejuvenating kitchen cabinets. We’ve recognized the importance of this part of the home as it typically serves as the centerpiece of day-to-day living. Through experience, we have encouraged customers to consult an interior designer, which is why we’ve begun offering the service.

How much should I expect to pay for an interior designer?

Interior designers can charge up to $2,000 for consulting an average sized project. They are valuable for assisting with every intricate detail and lining up recommendations for professionals to execute the vision. Since most of our customers are only wanting to focus on small parts of their home, we have begun offering our own interior design consultation for a $300 rate. Partnering up with a professional designer with over 30 years of experience, our price includes up to two hours of consultation with a sample door of whatever color is decided for the cabinetry. Our designer is more than capable of assisting with other areas of the home and is able to provide a full day service if requested. This could include selecting stone for countertops, floors, wall patterns, and anything else to help unify the desired theme. 

It is our great joy to polish and discover creative ideas within projects. We hope you will consider our interior design service as an added bonus to our experience in cabinet refinishing.