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Using An Interior Designer To Improve Your Home Value

By Lill - Freelance Writer - Article Added ( 03/12/2009 )

If you're ready to upgrade your home, consulting an interior design expert is a very smart first step. Although you may have some idea of what you want your home redesign to look like, a professional can help you achieve your goals economically, safely and with the least amount of upheaval in your life and house.

Whether you plan to live in your home for many years or would like to add value to it for a future sale, hiring an interior designer can add value to your home. At the same time, you'll be making your house much more livable as you work with your Maine interior designer to get just the effect you want. Part of their job is working with their clients to make the home's ambience match the homeowner's taste in furnishings and decor.

Much of the work of hiring an interior designer can be done on the phone or the internet. It's sometimes easier and less time-consuming to ask preliminary questions on the phone, before you set up an interview in your home. It helps if you have some idea of what you want your project to look like, but if you're not sure about the details, don't worry. Part of an interior designer's job is to help her clients discover likes and dislikes in furniture, wallcoverings and flooring.

This is easier if you find an interior designer whose style is compatible with yours. For instance, if you're a free spirit who loves bright colors and bold statements in your decor, look for an interior designer who has created similar themes in other people's homes. While interior designers are trained to create any style their client's request, it's often better if their own sense of style is closer to their client's. Ask for referrals, of course, from satisfied clients, and look at samples of what the Maine designer has done recently.

If your funds are limited, start with a small project - one room or a simple makeover for the main living area. This will help you get a feel for what the designer can do for your home and establish a relationship for future projects. You'll be amazed at how changing one room's decor can make a big difference in your home. Many people start with the kitchen or bath, because these are the projects that add the most value to your home.

Very few people are able to design their own home interior, and get the results they want, without the services of a professional. Homeowners who have worked with interior designers almost always say that they're glad they did. Their homes reflect their taste and style and bring in much more when they sell them.

Source: Self

About The Author: Lill Hawkins

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