I love beautiful designs. I am always searching for new and innovative ideas for my renovations as well as my own home. Since I enjoy interior design so much, I am always looking at the latest trends and deciding which ones might stay around and which ones will be gone within a year.
SHOULD YOU GET DESIGN HELP FOR YOUR NEXT
Rules of Renovation
You Know What You Want – But
You Don’t Know How to Tell Your
• Home design and construction have their own specialized
language that is very precise and informative. The problem
is, most people don’t know how to speak that language.
You may find yourself in love with the white, rectangular
tiles you are seeing everywhere, but do you know how to
ask for that particular tile when you are shopping for
materials? If you mention subway tiles to anyone in the
business, they’ll know exactly what you’re talking about,
but if you don’t know their name it could take you a while
to find what you are looking for.
• This is one instance where working with a designer, at least
for your first few flips, can be helpful. You can communicate
with them about what you want, and they can help you
learn the language. This way you’ll be able to easily see
everything come together.
You are Working Under a
• If you are trying to finish rehabs and sell your flip
house before you have to start paying off a hard
money loan with a high interest rate, you are
going to be working under a very tight deadline.
The faster you are able to get the work done, the
less money you’ll have to pay on interest
payments. Unfortunately, if you haven’t designed
rehabs, this process can take you a lot longer than
you had planned. When you hire a professional to
work with you on the design process, the work
will get done a lot faster.
Learn to Work More
Smoothly With Contractors
• If you’ve never flipped a house before, working
with contractors can be difficult. If you hire a
designer, you can watch how they interact with
the contractors. In turn, this will help you to work
with them more effectively on future projects.
Designers Pay for Themselves in
Better Quality and Faster Work
• Finally, when you hire a designer, you receive many benefits
that you wouldn’t be able to get on your own without a lot of
experience. Professional designers have already made
mistakes and have learned from them. They have many
connections in the home remodeling and renovation business.
They know how to optimize their time and they can get the
best materials for your project without breaking the budget.
• If you haven’t ever designed a home renovation before, your
designer will practically pay for them self through the time and
energy you will save. You will get higher quality work without
the need to redo anything. Should you get design help for your
next rehab? If the design phase of your last rehab gave you
some extra gray hairs, then yes!