Should You Hire an Interior Designer?

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Home staging and interior design can be the determining factor between whether your home can transform into the home of your dreams or not. Home staging and interior design can be for the purpose of decorating a home that is on the market to be sold, or a home that is already owned by its residents who are looking to raise the bar on the aesthetically pleasing aspect to their home. Usually, staging is for homes on the market.



What should I take into consideration when hiring an interior designer?


If you’re thinking about hiring an interior designer for your home in Orange County, here are some things to consider:


  • Do you have a plan to cover the expenses?

  • Are you looking for a consultation, project management, or design concepts?

  • Do you know what kind of style you like?

  • Do you have inspiration to go off of?

  • Will you call the shots or will you allow the designer to take free reign?

  • Do you have a time window/schedule?

  • Are you focused on one room or your entire house?

  • Do you have renovations that need to be done?



How do I know who to hire as my interior designer?


Now that you have the basics covered on what you should be thinking about before you make the leap on hiring a designer and starting your project, here is a checklist on what questions you should be asking when finding a designer to hire for your project:


  • What is your personal style?

  • What services do you offer & how much do you charge for each?

  • Can you work within my budget?

  • Can you work with my schedule?

  • Will it be just you or others also working on my home?

  • What is your experience/background like in design?

  • What is some of your best work?

  • Where do you find your inspiration?



Where should I do my research on interior designers?



Lastly, before you make the call on the project and start with your designer, it’s important to do some research on the designer you choose. On the Designing Women of OC website, you can read up on:


  • The designer– Sabrina Philips and her background in design

  • Their prices- 6 way guarantee (price, quality, ten year assurance, appointment, one year installation, and limited lifetime warranty)

  • Testimonials & FAQ

  • Products- shutters, blinds, shades, specialty, solar film, draperies, awnings, and decor

  • Services- online design, remodel plans, interior design, and home staging

  • Portfolio

  • Commercial

  • Specials