Interior Designing !
Interior design is not just about how a space looks on the inside. In fact it's a lot to do with the fine aesthetics of that space and also of building that very fine balance which can bring about the exclusive look and feel that truly defines a supremely, classy abode. It also plays a key role in its functionality because even the largest house can lack space if having a poor interior design. On the other hand, a tiny apartment can be transformed into a cosy residence with enough space for just about everything. You would of course need to take the help of the right design and the use of enhancers to re-justify the surrounding space & get it in line with your imagination.
Yes, interior design is much more important than it may seem at first glance and can be easily compared with the importance of architecture, at least when it comes to the interiors of a project. Hiring an interior designer is therefore more than just a good idea if building a new house or remodelling / renovating the existing one. If you keep the one time cost aside, the return on investments would be higher as compared to cost of re-work if you don't have the right designer by your side the first time and this is a fact proven time after time. Let's take a look at this point in greater detail in the passage below.
The house’s interior must be aesthetically appealing and practical at the same time. However, what is aesthetically appealing such as beautiful blinds or great looking modern boiler stoves depends greatly on whom you ask because everyone has different needs and perceptions of beauty widely vary from person to person. As a result, the standard architectural plans rarely meet the client’s needs completely. With an aim to save money for an interior designer and modifications of the architect’s plan, many people make the crucial mistake by accepting the offered plan even if they would prefer for the toilet to be separated from your bathroom or perhaps create a smaller living room to gain enough space for a bedroom maybe. However, when they realise that they are serving the house instead of vice versa, they spend even more money for alterations than they would if hiring an interior designer when starting the project.
It is often difficult to decide which interior design meets your needs and lifestyle the most because most designs usually do not show the need for improvements or alterations until you are actually using them. However, an interior designer will help you avoid finding yourself with a newly built or renovated house that could have been done better because all interior designers are trained to help their clients choose a design according to their lifestyle. In addition, they do not only take care of the layout but they also help you choose the right decor, lighting, paint colour, etc. depending on what you want to leave over to an expert and how much you can afford to spend on the project.
Unfortunately, the best interior designers are not inexpensive but it is far more expensive to tear down the walls or build new ones a year or two after completion of the project. However, if you know exactly what you need, you can design your home’s interior by yourself and ask an architect to make it realisable. Another great idea which will help you reduce the cost for an interior designer as well as to avoid finding yourself unsatisfied with the results of your project is to hire an interior designer only for the key works such as layout and take care of the easier part of interior design yourself.
Think about it but take plenty of time before you make your final decision because the interior of your space should not only look good but also needs to be fully functional while pleasing the eye. Interiors are truly magical spaces so make sure that you get the best out of them, after all, you will be spending a major portion of your life within those confines !
- Extract from Interesting Interiors for a "Bangalore" based client.