How to Work With an Interior Designer in Atlanta

Posted by Jim Walker on Sep 26, 2018 3:30:00 PM

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If you’ve watched home remodeling TV shows, you’re used to watching an extremely condensed version of a whole home remodel where a designer’s first plan is within budget and perfectly matches the clients’ preferences. Don’t get us wrong--these shows are a great source of inspiration, but the truth is that working with a designer for your own home remodeling project in Atlanta, GA, is a lot more complex. Here’s what you need to know about how an interior designer can help you and how you can find the right fit.

The Benefits of Working with an Interior Designer

An interior designer can help you get the most out of your money by using their expertise to find unique selections and also ensuring that you’re investing in items that have long-term appeal for future buyers. As a design-build company, Copper Sky Renovations hosts all of our designers in-house, which allows for an improved level of collaboration between construction and design.

Additionally, a designer can help save you time by quickly identifying a color scheme and material selections you’ll love; they can help you maximize your space by identifying arrangements that work well for your needs; they can make sure that your whole home feels cohesive and pleasant. Because they’re intimately familiar with the designing and remodeling process, they can also help facilitate communication with your contractor.

How to Prep for Your First Meeting

If you’ve ever seen an interior designer’s mood board, you’ve seen a beautifully arranged schema of colors, fabric swatches, and architectural drawings. Obviously, uniting your tastes is your designer’s duty, but to help you maximize your time in your initial meeting, you should prepare your own type of “mood board” for your initial meeting by gathering paint chips you like, creating a portfolio on Pinterest, building an Ideabook on Houzz, and deciding which furniture pieces, paintings, etc. simply have to stay.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Collaboration

As you move forward in collaboratively creating a design for your home remodeling project in Atlanta, remember to balance these two ideas: designers like homeowners who know what they like, so don’t be afraid to express your opinions, but at the same time, you’ll get more out of the collaboration if you allow yourself to be pleasantly surprised by ideas you may not have entertained before. The purpose of hiring an interior designer is to give you a perspective you couldn’t have on your own, so keeping an open mind will give you the best long-term gain! Allow yourself to have fun, to learn from your designer, and to explore new ideas.

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