As you search for the perfect remodeling contractor, you’ll find significant differences between them. Some contractors are Design-Build firms; some are not. You might wonder what the difference is and why it matters to your project’s success. While there are many differences between these two types of remodeling companies, one of the most significant differences is the presence of an in-house professional designer.
You may think that’s not a big deal. You know what you like and think you can pick out the selections for your project yourself. This might be one of the homeowners’ biggest mistakes when remodeling their homes. Here are the reasons why you want an in-house designer on your team when planning a home remodel project.
They Will Help Keep You Within Budget
your designer knows your budget and will be able to narrow down your choices, preventing you from being tempted to overspend on a selection that’s out of your predetermined price range. There are a myriad of choices to make when remodeling your home. A professional designer will know your style and budget and give you options. This keeps your wallet safe and your decisions limited.
A Functional and Beautiful Space
you may think an interior designer is only there to make a space look beautiful, but that’s just a part of their job. A good professional designer will also ensure your space is functional for the way you live. They’ll discuss how you would like to use the room and what activities it will be utilized for. They will take your lifestyle and personal aesthetic and create a beautiful and functional space that you and your family can enjoy.
Believe It or Not, They’ll Save You Money
This might sound impossible when looking at the price difference between a Design-Build firm and other contractors. However, with a designer on your team, you will be able to save money by avoiding costly mistakes. A professional designer will know what elements should or should not be added to a home, so rather than having to fix a critical design error later down the road, you’ll be happy with the end result.
Keep You From Getting Distracted
One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when they don’t have the expertise of a professional designer is not staying within their desired style. You may say you want a modern-style kitchen, but it can be difficult to know which item will suit the space best when shopping for selections. Most people also tend to buy things they like without considering how they will affect the area’s overall look. For example, that bright blue tile might be stunning, but does it suit your more traditional style bathroom? A professional designer can hold the desired style in their head and help guide you to options that will flow together perfectly to create that magazine-worthy look.
They Will Save You Time
As we mentioned above, there are endless options for lighting, faucets, countertops, light switches, paint colors, cabinet designs, and more. Without a professional designer, you would have the overwhelming task of sorting through them yourself. This can take a great deal of time and cause frustration and decision fatigue. A professional designer knows your style aesthetic and can narrow those choices down, suggesting which option you should go with.
They Speak Contractor
Trying to communicate your dream kitchen vision to a contractor can feel overwhelming. You’re not sure about the terminology, and the vibe you’re going for is not clear enough for them to know how to build it. A professional designer is a perfect liaison between you and your dreams and the people who can make them come true. They’ll walk through all the selections with you and translate those nuanced feelings you’re looking for into a language that a contractor can then draw and build. This takes the pressure off you, and you get to have fun selecting the items for your space!
They Know the Right People
You can easily visit a tile showroom and spend an afternoon perusing the aisles, looking at the vast array of beautiful tiles. But with a designer by your side, they’ll be able to take you into shops you might not have known about or bring samples to your home, so you don’t l feel swallowed whole by the cabinet hardware aisle. Designers work with distributors, tile professionals, and hardware products and designs every day. They will lead you through the process at a personalized level that you can’t achieve by visiting these places on your own.
As a Design-Build firm, Creative Contracting can offer you the personalization, comfort, and ease of mind a professional designer can bring. It’s one of the key elements that sets us apart from other contractors. Remodeling a home, no matter how small the project, can feel like a long and sometimes frustrating journey, but with a designer there to guide you, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the experience.