Truth About Interior Designers
Buying a house, irrespective of the size is considered one of the most significant achievements. There is much enthusiasm to renovate the house for in our dreams we already have the perfect home. However, in reality, for most of us, renovation of a house is not short of a nightmare. The primary reason is that we have no clue as to what is involved in the process such lights, usage of space, color schemes, types of wood to be used or even be sure as to what will look appealing. Further, tragically there is no scope for trial and error as any ‘error’ can prove to be an aesthetic, functional or financial blunder.
This is where the interior designers come to play. The interior designers have the vision to give the limited space in our homes, a ‘wow’ factor and have the technical expertise to put their vision into reality, without compromising on the functionality of the house.
The job of the designer starts with understanding our requirements and the budget for renovation. Then the plans are drawn up to give shape to our requirements in the most aesthetic manner. These blueprints are conceptualized in great detail for each and every room, taking into account the aesthetics and practical aspects as well such as lights, colors, décor, and usage of space. Then depending on the budget, the materials are decided for closets, flooring, bathroom and kitchen fittings, and lights. The designers are aware of the types of material and what will fit into our budget, look good and be durable. They also have contacts to help us source the material at reasonable prices and in some cases make available décor items that are otherwise not available in the market. The most difficult aspect of the role of the designer is to implement the plans. It involved hiring various teams to undertake various aspects of renovation such as bathroom, kitchen, closets, painting, and electrical work. Further, sometimes the plans may be required to be reworked when it is realized that the original plan is not practically viable.
However, in spite of all the expertise, the interior designers bring to the table, we should not leave the renovation of our house totally in their hands. Our home is an extension of our personality and our home should reflect that. We should get involved in the whole process of renovation. Our involvement starts with listing in great detail as to what do we want from each section of the house such as the kitchen should have room for cutlery, or the kids’ room should have study stable with proper lightening or the master bedroom should have sufficient closet space. This list should be prepared room wise even before we hire an Interior Designer. Post selection of the designer also our involvement should continue as we select the material to be used to build closets or tiles for the bathroom. It is also important to set deadlines for completion of various stages of renovation to be done and we need to continually follow through with the designer to make sure the deadlines are met. Post completion of the renovation, as a consumer and owner of the house, it is our onus to check if the work has been carried out as directed.
It may be argued that if our involvement is so extensive do we really need the interior designers. In my opinion, yes our involvement does not undermine their role in the renovation work which has been deliberated. In all, I think hiring interior designers, help us save time and money and most importantly headaches.
The Scandinavian style or Nordic décor of interior design as well as the hygge type of décor has majorly swept over the design world because of its distinct looks which are featured in various blogs and magazines. With its main focus on Minimalism, simplicity and functionality, this design came about in 1950s and it has added appreciation for the many craftsmen that are understated in elegant homes that are built.
Are you getting bored with the current interior and decoration of your home and you want to decorate it in your own way? Wait—don’t have the money to spend? Yes, this can happen to any of us. In this scenario, we should look for cheap and easy decorating ideas but apart from modifying the door knobs and door handles of our house.
Wall tapestries are the older brother of the bedroom poster and are so simplistically elegant you can do almost anything with them to spruce up your home. After all, tapestry has been a part of art décor culture for near two thousand years.
Electric fireplaces are often seen in commercials and magazines. They can look appealing and they can give any home a certain charm. But those who have never had an electric fireplace may be thinking twice before making the purchase and taking the steps to install it in their homes.
Curtains play a key role, both practically and stylistically. They’re an effective means of controlling light in the home, as well as helping you maintain its privacy. However, they can also help add a little warmth, style, and help you break the monotony in your décor.
The advance in has created a significant trend in the tile sector especially the sizes. Large size ceramic slabs have gotten remarkable new dimensions to cover full rooms. With a small number of pieces, you will create a moving visual and functioning potentials.
The term industrial chic might have gained popularity now but was actually coined several years ago. The unique blend of exposed steel and rustic wood has the potential to achieve an aesthetic balance like never before.
One of the main problems that people now are facing is that they sit too much. We spend most of our day sitting and doing our work and completely forgetting how bad it is for our health. Sitting a lot every day can cause severe diseases like diabetes, heart problems, and others.
Are you planning to host a get together this festive season? Or last minute weekend guests making you sweat? If that is the case, fret not. It might sound a nerve wrecking and daunting task for you to host a large number of people at the last minute.