In the same way that structural integrity is important in residential building, the design of a house’s interior must be based on sound knowledge and careful analysis. Many people think that interior design is only about aesthetics but it plays a key role in functionality.

Unless carefully planned, the interior of the house can impact on the usage, the appeal and therefore the value of the residence. A large house can end up without enough room because there is no flow in the design and storage is limited. Conversely, a small house can be transformed into a cosy residence with enough space for everything because it has been expertly designed.

Whether for personal use, as part of a residential development, or renovating an existing building, hiring an interior designer is a good idea. It’s the best way of ensuring a balance between aesthetics and practicality. The design must appeal to different tastes and it takes the expertise of a professional interior designer to manage all of these aspects.

With a more compact building layout in current residential development, maintaining privacy so that residents feel safe and comfortable is crucial. This is where clever use of space and the design of window dressings give the best result. While homes may be built in close proximity, families still need to feel as though the space is their own and that they can enjoy their day-to-day life without worrying about being watched.

A carefully designed interior also allows for versatility as children grow or the use of the home changes. Rooms should not be limited in their usage by structures such as windows or doorways. If the family wishes to change a room’s purpose, they can do so with ease. All of these characteristics make a house more appealing to home buyers. Such versatility meets the needs of buyers looking to gain longevity in the tenure or those wanting to improve the property for resale over a shorter timeframe.

When building a home, the addition of an interior designer to the project means added cost. However, the cost is far outweighed by the enjoyment and comfort a family experience in a home designed for their specific needs. When compared to the expense of restructuring the interior of the home one or two years after the project is completed, an interior designer’s fee becomes feasible.

Home and commercial builders can gain from using the expertise of a professional interior designer for the key works alone then continue with implementation themselves. This helps to avoid being dissatisfied with the result and can assist with the budget for the project. The interior of a home should look good and be practical so that families enjoy living in the space. An experienced interior designer can assist homeowners and builders to achieve this successfully.



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