How Do You Hire An Interior Designer?

Team Interior Design

There are many things that you can do yourself, but should you? Tracking down samples, coordinating color schemes, reviewing paint finishes, determining the right cabinet style, and every other step needed can leave you short on time – and with a huge headache. Not to mention that you have no idea whether your chosen selection actually flows well together – or if you are making the most of your space. 

Hiring an interior designer can change all of that. You can free up your time and bring your space a sense of function and continuity, as well as beauty. So, let’s talk about how you hire an interior designer. 

Benefits of Working With an Interior Designer

Remember, you aren’t going to try to do things on your own, but rather hire an interior designer. And these are just a few of the benefits you get when you do:

  • Increase the value of your home
  • Save yourself time and money
  • Gain access to top contacts and better resources
  • Receive custom designs
  • Uncover ideas you may not have considered
  • Have someone to manage or oversee the project details and sub contractors

These benefits can be applied to both commercial design and residential design.

How to Hire an Interior Designer

You don’t want to hire just any interior designer. Instead, you need someone with a creative style that you like as well as someone you easily communicate with. These are both necessary to make sure you achieve what it is you are looking for. After all, it takes the right person to be able to see someone else’s vision – your vision.  

So, on your quest for an interior designer, try asking for recommendations from friends, neighbors, colleagues. Then check out their website and social media pages to get a feel for who they are and what they do. Doing a search on your own will help you find local interior designers. Check their work out online, too. 

Once you have a couple of names that you think may be a great fit, schedule a consultation with each. This will give you the chance to discuss the project, what you are looking for, an idea of the budget, how involved you want to be, and the like. It is also the perfect time for the interior designer to share what they think works/doesn’t work in the space and what they may briefly envision for it. 

Pay attention to how you communicate with one another as this is going to be very important going forward. You want someone who is going to listen to you, ask you questions, and discuss planning the project. And while you are chatting, feel free to ask for references. Most successful interior designers won’t hesitate to give references. Believe it or not, they want to feel like a good fit for your project as much as you want them to. 

Questions to Ask Your Future Interior Designer

If you aren’t sure at all what you should be asking during your consultation, that’s ok. Below you will find a few questions you can ask to get the ball rolling – and to give you some good information. 

  • What interior design services do you offer? Do you provide project management, too? 
  • Do you have connections with local contractors? 
  • What is your favorite design style? 
  • Tell me about one of your recent design projects. 
  • Have you ever done a project like mine? 

Interior Designers at The Inside View

At The Inside View, we offer interior design services for both commercial and residential design. We have extensive experience in construction and project management, as well as space planning and design, and furniture and finishes. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your need for an interior designer. 

Contact us today at 978-373-1800 . Or, request more information.