Lara serving breakfast in bed, designed by LUX decor

Why Hire a Designer?

If you are planning an upcoming renovation, whether it be a whole home or a single room within your home, you are about to embark on an exciting adventure! There are so many possibilities—tile selection alone offers us an endless array of colours, textures, and finishes. Throughout the process, there will be an almost overwhelming number of decisions to make. While this can be tremendous fun, and some of us will thrive in the process, many of us will end up needing support. In the following blog, we will address the many reasons why you should consider working with an interior designer to help make your design dreams a reality.

Lara serving breakfast in bed on the Embossed Aluminium Tray, designed by LUX decor
Lara serving breakfast in bed on the Embossed Aluminium Tray, designed by LUX decor

Need help establishing a top-notch floorplan?

Designers will have the experience and training to help establish a floorplan that will allow for maximal use of your square footage and can help create a flow both within a room and from room to room. While we may have a vision of how we would like a space to work and move, it can be difficult to put this vision on paper, much less replicate it in our home. A designer can help you achieve this! It’s like planning the perfect outfit; You have an image in your head of the perfect combination of shirt, shoes, and accessories, but when you put it on it’s a hot mess… don’t make the same mistake with your space!

Living room, Victoria Project, designed by LUX decor
Living room, Victoria Project, designed by LUX decor

Major life-savers, major time-savers

Another reason for hiring a designer is the hours you will save aimlessly wandering through the aisles of furniture stores, appliance showrooms, plumbing warehouses… you get the idea. The one most common complaint we hear nowadays is our utter lack of time to recharge on the weekends. When working with a designer, they will be able to source many of the necessary items for your renovation and present you with their top picks, thereby saving you tons of time. Additionally, they will often have access to many products that are not easily available on the market, as well as connections with specialty trades.

Kitchen, Bishop Project, designed by LUX decor
Kitchen, Bishop Project, designed by LUX decor

Keeping the end-goal in mind

Just because our lives have seemed all over the place recently, that does not mean that your space should be. Working with a design specialist can keep the decor cohesive and help you realize what you had initially envisioned. While this can seem like an obvious and simple process, it is easy to become distracted, overwhelmed, and to lose sight of your end goal. When decorating a bathroom or kitchen, there will often be multiple tile and stone finishes to choose from, and pulling them all together can be tricky. A designer can prevent you from making a costly and regrettable furniture purchase or a major design error.

Bathroom, Boisbriand Project, designed by LUX decor
Bathroom, Boisbriand Project, designed by LUX decor

Avoid getting unnecessarily overwhelmed

You would also be surprised at how mathematical and rule-based design can be. Every set of decisions comes with its own set of rules. For example, the question “what height should I hang my chandelier at”. If we’re talking pendant lights over the kitchen island, it’s a whole new set of measurements. Artwork is often displayed too high in a room, and what about those curtains? Should they be hung just above the window or as high and close to the ceiling as possible? The kitchen is such an important space, so if your family is tall, what is the ideal counter-height, and what are the measurements of your kitchen triangle? And let’s not forget that sofa—is it too big or maybe too small for your living room? We could go on and on, as there are many other key measurements involved in planning your space, but this is where a designer is worth their weight in gold. They will be able to guide you and save you a lot of frustration, disappointment, re-hanging, and maybe even a few tears.

Kitchen, Boisbriand Project, designed by LUX decor
The Boisbriand kitchen and its elegant Eldridge 1 Light B Pendant, designed by LUX decor

Consider booking an in-studio consultation

If you are unsure whether you wish to work with a designer for your whole project, it can be worthwhile to book a consultation to review your plans and discover all that a designer would have to offer. Working in tandem with a designer will not only save you money by avoiding mistakes both in design and finishing choices but will also help to complete a project that remains cohesive with your initial design vision. If you are interested in working with an interior designer, speaking to friends and family can provide you with excellent references for a professional in your area.

LUX decor showroom, designed by LUX decor
LUX decor showroom, designed by LUX decor

As usual, we hope that you found the design tips in this blog useful and feel more comfortable reaching out to a designer for help. Until next time!

So… why now?

So, if you have been hesitating to embark on a renovation project, now may be the time to get started. While supply chains are opening up, it may still take several months from the planning phase to the beginning of construction. Recently we have seen a decrease in renos as people have become discouraged by the high prices and long delays. Taking advantage of this slightly quieter moment will help you get ahead of the curve. What are you waiting for, contact a designer!

Thanks for reading!


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