Sometimes trends can be too easy to follow. Especially when it comes to interior design, people can latch onto trends a bit too quickly. While there’s nothing wrong with considering trends as you’re remodeling or redecorating your home, you have to be careful to not let them influence you entirely. Read more
Everyone wants to save money how ever they can, especially for home improvement projects. When all’s said and done with a remodel, there’s still a need to make the new space feel complete. This means working with an interior designer to find the right decor and furniture pieces to complement the existing color scheme and design features of your remodeled rooms.
So what’s the number one way to save money on your interior design project?
When shopping local for design products, you don’t have to wait for them to be shipped to you. But there’s more to it than just supporting your local businesses. It really will cost you less in the long run.
When you’re accessorizing a space, the design budget can run out quickly. But there are plenty of deals, and even free stuff, out there that will fit right into your space. Coordinating colors and styles is very important in design. Sometimes, for just a few bucks here and there, you can find just be a piece or two that will fit perfectly in your space.
Check local classified ads, such as Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace
It’s incredible how often you can find greatly discounted or even free design pieces locally. You may need a friend to pick things up, but it’s worth it. Sometimes your interior design or contractor will get a piece for you if it’s worth it. You can even save on material costs if your remodeling project is still underway – as free materials are actually quite common.
Of course, shopping local can take more legwork. But if you ask your interior designer or contractor, it’s very likely that they know a place or two that have great deals on design pieces. Also, not only does it feel good to support local artisans, thrift shops, and the like, but it saves you money while also supporting your community.
Shopping online has its drawbacks.
While shopping online can seem to be very fun and convenient, there are two major drawbacks. One that we mentioned already is shipping. The second is finding that when the item arrives, it’s not what you really wanted. There’s also always the chance you receive the wrong product or that (and this does unfortunately happen) the product goes missing along the way.
When you shop online for design products, you’re often paying for the convenience, as well as covering middleman costs and other expenses for the seller. So, again, while you may think you’re getting a great deal, paying a similar price or even a bit more for a local product is actually worth it. You’re more likely to get a higher-quality product locally, and since you see it in person, you know that it’s what you want.
When it comes to any home design project, function and fashion need to work together for a space to feel complete. An interior designer’s job is to pull a room together so that it’s both functional and visually appealing. There are several important things that a designer considers when designing a room.
After you have done lots of research on what you want done in your remodeling project, you want to know how to put all your ideas together. Sorting through what will work and what may not can be an overwhelming process for you. This is where a home design professional can come in handy. Here are 3 reasons to hire a home design professional. Read more
Color coordination is extremely important to interior design. Not only do you want to choose a color palette that works together and reflects your style, but each element has to coordinate with each other. The trickiest part when working with color schemes, especially in kitchens and bathrooms, is choosing the right countertop color. How do you match your countertop to the rest of the room? Read more
When you first bought your home years ago, you always planned for that extra bedroom to serve as a guest room. Years later, that never really happened. Even if there is a bed in there, the room is probably serving as overflow storage. Perhaps it’s time to remodel the space to make it more enticing as a guest retreat, or at least to make the space more functional. Here are some remodeling ideas to make your guest room into a feature rather than a forgotten place.
Announcing Emily’s Interiors!
Emily’s Interiors will work with homeowners and other Interior Designers to help design their home and business spaces. We are in the design and construction phase of creating a state of the art Interior Design Studio location about 1 Mile from the Natick Mall and directly on Rt 9 The goal to open the studio is early this fall.
This studio will also be the designer and seller of Kitchen Cabinets, Hardware, and Plumbing. With its location above an established showroom, it’s the perfect place to select an entire project’s materials within one building.
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