There are several home projects you could get through without the aid of an interior designer, but the kitchen probably isn’t one of them. Your kitchen is the heart of your home and you’ve been waiting to update it for years now. Let’s look at a few of the benefits of hiring an interior designer to help you get that project right.
1. Out with the Old – In with the New
This is where you will find a great number of appliances. Depending on the space you have to work with, there are only so many options you could manage without new plans being drawn up and some major plumbing and/or electrical work. That’s what interior design is all about and why you probably need a specialist, especially if you want to fit new appliances into an area not designed to accommodate them. It’s all about space and an interior designer can make the most of the space you have available. If not, they can show you how to get more!
2. It’s All About Energy Efficiency in the 21st Century
Another benefit of hiring an interior designer is that they can help draw up plans to build the most energy efficient kitchen imaginable. Remember, it’s about more than just those Energy Star rated appliances but also about the use of natural lighting and ways to conserve energy with reduced dependence on HVAC. Sometimes it has to do with the filtration system and other times it’s working with energy from the sun. An interior designer can help you draw up one of the trendiest kitchens in town while seeing to it that your energy bills are lower than ever. That’s a nice little benefit, isn’t it?
3. The Creativity of an Artist
While the kitchen is no longer the heart of the home it once was, it is still the one place where you want your family’s personality to shine through. You can tell a lot about people by the food they eat and the customs they enjoy. You may not be a world class chef, but to your family, you are the next best thing. An interior designer does more than work with spatial concepts. An interior designer captures the personality of the person that space is being designed for, bringing it to life as an extension of the inhabitant/s.
Finally, the one benefit that most people miss is in fixing those mistakes that are bound to happen when projects are undertaken on a DIY basis. Sometimes it costs more to fix a mistake that it would have to start from scratch with a talented interior designer and a design team working under their direction. It isn’t out of the realm of possibility that you can have some part in the rebuilding of your kitchen, but it is much more logical to leave the intricacies in the hands of an experienced designer. Just remember, you get what you pay for so pay for the best!