DIY Interior Designing Versus Hire a Professional Interior Designer

DIY Interior designing versus a professional interior designer is a decision that should not be taken lightly if you plan to redesign your space. Should you do it yourself or do you need a professional interior designer?

Let me share a few pros and cons of DIY interior designing versus hiring a professional interior designer.

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Scope Of Work

Hiring a professional interior designer would be more ideal if the scope of work is all-encompassing. Most especially if you follow a tight timeline. It is important that you hire a designer with extensive knowledge and experience in interior design.

DIY interior designing may trigger disorganized and feeble outcomes. In the end, you will still be pushed to consult a professional interior designer.

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Interior designers may have better and easier ways of designing than doing it yourself such as:

  • There would be less room for mistakes and worry about hiring interior designers professionals.
  • They know the right materials that your space needs.
  • They even know the sources of these materials that may help you with your budget.

Space Planning

Interior designers have proper training when dealing with the challenges you will encounter.. They have the capacity to transform a space planning according to the taste and personality of the homeowner.  

Codes and Permits

A redesigning project requires codes and permits that may take time to process if you do it yourself. A professional interior designer knows how to process them that would you can save time and effort. They can handle getting the permits and paperwork. They can even acquire it according to the timeline of the project.

DIY interior designing may cause you to lose valuable time if acquiring codes and permits are required.

Money Matters

Each redesigning project calls for a budget. It can either be a costly or an affordable one depending on the design plan. If you do DIY, you may have the tendency to correct mistakes on the project. Hiring a professional interior designer to correct the mistakes may cost more than hiring an interior designer before commencing the redesigning project.

DIY might be a better option especially if you really don’t have a budget for hiring a professional interior designer.

Timeline Of The Project:

If you have a tight timeline of the project, I highly recommend hiring a pro interior designer. You may DIY if you are not in a hurry on completing your redesigning project.

DIY projects can be completed according to your time availability. It may be stressful to do DIY interior designing projects. Doing It Yourself can also be a weight on the shoulder considering the following methods that are necessary for interior designing:

  • measuring
  • shopping for décor and furniture
  • coordinating deliveries
  • troubleshooting issues and delays
  • researching options and material
  • bargain hunting

You can definitely save time, energy and money if you hire a professional interior designer. You can observe the gradual transformation of the project than doing the legwork of DIY redesigning projects.

Some think that hiring a professional interior designer may be expensive. You can do more research like getting the right professional and experienced designer. Someone that can perfectly understand and blend with your vision on your redesigning project. You may also want to check my previous blog on 5 Things to Ask an Interior Designer Before Hiring Them

Some interior designers offer quality and flexibility according to what you need. Like designstiles that offers full-service residential designs in LA. designstiles has a new program of hiring us by the hour. You may as well check our blog on 5 Reasons To Hire An Interior Design By The Hour.

If you have a living space that needs a makeover, contact designstiles and we will be happy to help you design your living space.  Schedule your design consultation today

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