One of our core beliefs at M&Y – Interior designers St Albans is that everybody deserves to live in an incredible place that brings you joy and comfort. Your space should not only look beautiful, but it also should be a reflection of your personality and style and should function in a way that works with how you are living. This might sound impossible, and that is because the interior design doesn’t happen by chance. Great spaces are carefully explored, arranged and curated by professionals.

Unfortunately, many people get intimidated or confused by the idea of hiring interior designers. You might be concerned about the process of working with a professional interior designer as well as the costs involved in doing so.

At Interior designers Hertfordshire, we totally understand these fears, and we have done our best to alleviate them by providing access to our full interior designers and top design experts. But if you need more on the reasons for hiring an interior designer, here are our top 3 reasons why hiring an interior designer is the right move to make.

  1. Value

There are lots of homes out there that just don’t grab you. They are predictable and boring. There are also many houses that are disjointed with poor design features and layout. There are also a handful of amazing homes. 

So, what makes a house amazing? Design. Somebody with the ability to take your needs and wants and put them together in a plan. It’s not as simple as it looks. You have to deal with the building restrictions in your area, the geography of your lot and the other homes around you.

One of the toughest areas to deal with is choosing all of your finishes. It takes talent in this area to ensure that all your finishes complement with one another. I can be a bit nerve-wracking choosing and committing to plumbing, flooring and lighting. Add in ceiling details and wall coverings, and you may find yourself rocking in the corner of a fetal position.

A professional interior designer will help you in choosing the right finishes and should be able to provide you with 3-D renderings. When you nail your design, we guarantee you will increase the value of your house. There are many things involved-selection of finishes, review of your plans, furniture planning and weekly site visits. Your interior designer can work on all or just parts of your project. This depends on your budget and, of course, what fits your need.

2. Sanity

Let’s face it. Building or undertaking a home renovation is hard. You have a lot of decisions to make and to top it all, and you also need to find the right products to work with. Then, throw in negotiation some of your choices with your spouse, and you have the makings of a perfect storm. 

Interior designers’ job entails little mediation. We can help out couples over some major hurdles, which means relieving stress. That is really what interior designers do. 

There are many choices out there on the market today, and it can be very overwhelming for many. Even if you are great in design, it’s beneficial to work with a designer because they can help confirm that you are making good choices.

3. Experience

This is not a designer’s first project. There are so many things they learn along the way that can save you both money and time. Materials that are of good quality, trades that do better work and many other details. Going on your own is a long and experiential learning process. And when it comes to an investment as big as building or renovating your home, you just can’t afford to learn from mistakes.

An excellent example of this is room size. When you look at your house plan, it’s often hard to tell whether the room sizes are going to work for you or not. We place furniture to scale in each room to show how it feels. This can eliminate lots of problems. Just like the old saying: ‘’if you fail to plan, you plan to fail’’.

As interior designers in Hertfordshire, one of our favourite parts of the job is when we provide that extra something-that surprise element that can make your home truly unique. And the look on a client’s face when they see it. That’s why we do what we do!