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Is an Interior Designer a Must for Home Renovations

When thinking of building a home addition, or renovating what you currently have at home, one important decision has to be made before starting all of it. Should you get the service of an interior designer or not? If you are fond of decorating or pinning pegs on Pinterest, you might consider not getting one. While that can also work for some people, it is not always the easiest and most productive route.

Let this article help you decide.

Why Would You Need an Interior Designer?

The beauty of turning to an interior designer to help you with your project is that they have the knowledge, experience and industry contacts needed to be able to help you create a functional and beautiful design. They are experts at combining your needs, wants, style and budget to create the best environment for you and your family.

Of course, you can do it all on your own, however a designer has a lot of good ideas, knowledge, and experience to bring to the table to assist you in achieving your design goals. Brainstorming with a professional Interior Designer can bring your design to the next level, with informed, thoughtful and creative input you may not have considered. Working together in this way will achieve the best outcome for your new home space.

A designer can use their knowledge to organise and plan the Design Concept in a way that you can use to your advantage. They can look through your ideas, listen to your thoughts, to figure out what will work for your space on an optimal design level, aesthetically and functionally.

A designer will help you not only with the design of your home but also with the functionality of the design. They will take into account how the design will be used and how the different areas will be used. There is also the benefit of access to reliable quality trades, flow of the project, support, as well as sourcing and access to exclusive pricing on products, of which can save you a lot of time money. The savings you gain will more than cover your Design fees.  

Interior Designer vs. Interior Decorator: What’s the Difference?

These terms are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same.

An interior designer is a person who designs spaces like a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, home office, and the most functional layout for the home, as well as the interior décor aesthetics, like colour scheme, material selections, furniture, decoration, décor selections, sourcing and Design Concepts large and small. An Interior Designer is able to offer complete Interior design planning from the ground up to completing your project. An Interior Designer offers a total service of the Interior of your home, which sometimes stretches to the exterior areas, as these are usually an extension of the interior. On the other hand, an interior decorator is there to improve the look and feel of a space and doesn’t design other elements of the Interior.


Whether adding an addition, renovating an old property, or simply refreshing your Interiors, you may feel you have plenty of experience already to know what you want and how to get it done. If you do or do not have the time to do it yourself, working with an interior designer can be a viable option. However, before you do it, be sure you can handle all of the details and the minutiae of turning your dream into reality.

Should you decide that you need an expert eye to help recreate your space, we would gladly help. Welcome to SAGE Interior Design and Décor, an Interior Design studio and homewares shop. We are your local interior designer in Brisbane that offers interior design consultation and Interior Design project services. Contact us to learn more.

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