You’ve finally got your keys to your new home. Congratulations! The next step is to decide whether or not to renovate your home. If you are like most Singaporean homeowners, you are probably thinking of making a few adjustments to your interiors (More storage compartments perhaps? Or transforming one bedroom into a walk-in closet?) But do you hire a contractor to execute your plans or should you fork out a little more bit for an interior designer? Here are some reasons why you’ll get far more than what you paid for if you go with the latter.
- Incomparable insight
Designers with a strong foothold in the industry aren’t just experts in the craft, they hold valuable insight that far surpasses our long hours spent on research. Tap their expertise and you get to tap into a whole world of possibilities.
- Make no mistakes
Interior experts embark on a project with the end in mind – so they are able to envision if a furniture that you have your heart on will complement your apartment post-reno or end up sticking out like a sore thumb. Thus, saving you the trouble of a return or a redo.
- Time is money
From ensuring precision in measurements and examining workmanship to overseeing the project and coordinating between sub-contractors, there truly is a thousand details in the process that require a considerable amount of time and energy. The experts are supposed to take the rein, so you can spend your time freely.
- Access to a network of professionals
Most designers already have their own team of subcontractors whom they rely on when it comes to specialty jobs. This saves the hassle of sourcing for reliable professionals and having to manage them to get the task done properly and on time.
- Made for you
Although a contractor is indubitably knowledgeable in the craft, his job is to build carpentry. A designer’s job, on the hand, is to help you create a home that’s shaped around your personal taste, preferences, needs and habits.