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4 Things to Do Before Calling an Interior Designer

By Talianko Design Group on Jan 27, 2013

Do you feel completely overwhelmed about your remodeling project? Not sure where to begin? Before picking up the phone, here are four things you will want to do before calling an interior designer.

1. Make a list of all the things you LOVE about your home. Then make a list of all the things you DON’T.

2. Write a WISH LIST of everything you thought you would ever love to do to improve your home. Don’t leave anything out. Put it all down. You never know what is really possible until you prioritize your list and start to form a concrete plan.

3. GET VERY CLEAR ON YOUR BUDGET. This may not be easy, but until you are sure about what you are comfortable spending, you’ll be wasting valuable time.

4. SAVE PHOTOS from magazines, internet sites, and anything else you have that inspires you. These will prove to be invaluable when you begin the conversation with your designer.

Now… pick up the phone and call a few designers. But before you dial, make sure you have checked their websites and that you think their portfolios invoke the same feeling you may be after for your own project. Be prepared with your questions and be ready to talk about your objectives and your budget.

All of this will help you to make sure the designer you choose is the right fit for you.

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