I was very reluctant when I placed my first order on Amazon. Today, I buy most things online. There is one thing, however, I still prefer to go to a brick-and-mortar store to get: shoes. The thing is I have quite large bunions, a result of corporate life’s stilettos. It is very important to me to make sure shoes are comfortable. The most expensive pair which I have ever owned costs me a couple of hundred dollars. I always try them on before I get them.
When I renovated my first house, it was a painful trial and error process. I had all the ideas of what I wanted the interior to look like. I also took every dimension and ordered every sample I could. The end result left me disappointed. I knew it could have been much better. I had to live with it for the next ten years before I sold the house. My question is why I insist on trying on a $100 pair of shoes but left a $20,000 renovation to chance. Since then I have been trying everyday to learn about interior design, the knowledge, and the skills needed to make better decisions. I also acquire a set of skills which allow me to create photographic 3D images of interiors. In a way, I am now able to “try on” a design before breaking ground. In my rendering, every detail is accounted for. All furniture is scaled to size. All materials look very much like what I see them at the store. Lighting is exact to the hour of day, in case of natural lighting, or to the type of light sources, in case of artificial lighting. Everything is put together, adjusted for total satisfaction, and can be seen from different angles. I am able to leave very little to chance.
I know hiring an interior designer is somewhat intimidating. However, you deserve to see your choices before you commit. Interior renovation is a long term investment. Unlike uncomfortable shoes that can be left unworn, you have to live in the house no matter what. Let’s “try on” your designs and make decisions beforehand. All you need to do is call.