Having a Professional Design in Place for Your Next St. Louis County or St. Charles County Home or Business Improvement Is a Proactive Way to Ensure It’s Success!
The Benefits from having a Design in Place BEFORE you attempt to get pricing:
A Great Home Improvement Design Puts Everyone on the Same Page
Having a Design in Place before embarking upon your next home or business remodel puts your vision and the contractor on the same page. When you work with a designer they interpret your wish lists to create the space you want. The designer should be more about attending to you rather than what they want. Not that a designer does not have an opinion but a GREAT designer listens to all the information they obtain from the client. When you work with a designer in the St. Louis County or St. Charles County area they should be professional but most importantly have the ability to listen. As you, the client, holds the information the designer needs to produce a design that you will eventually be happy with and approve.
A Great Home Improvement Design Educates You to What Products and Materials are Available
A great designer will help you understand your options that you have available to you. While most people do not want to replace their original space with builder’s grade products and materials – (no offense to you great St Charles New Home builders – Lombardo Homes or Payne Family Homes) – you also may not be ready for the top tier items either. That is why a great designer will work flat fee with hourly rates attached. With flat upfront fees a great designer instills the trust that they are looking out for the client’s best interest and bottom line. A great designer will pull you back in if you drift off towards that exotic $100+ slab of granite when your budget is in the $70’s for counters. With that being said, if you just HAVE to HAVE that exotic piece of granite, a great designer should be able to inform you of what you will have to eliminate and do without to get that.
A Great Home Improvement Design Maintains Budget
As we already touched upon, you should be upfront and honest with all the questions your designer asks you. When the ‘What is Your Budget Question’ arises don’t immediately go into Poker Mode. This is your chance to be honest with the designer, so be sure to do so. A great designer can NOT keep your best interests in mind if you fail to be honest and forthright. A great designer can not develop a design for your approval without all the information they ask for. When a great designer asks your budget, tell them! That is the only way you will be certain you get exactly what you want.
When the time comes to improve your backyard into a backyard oasis, finish your basement, add more space to your home or business with an addition, remodel you kitchen or build a detached garage to have as a shop, studio or office – please consider putting it into the form of a design first. Work with a designer that will listen to you and you will reap the benefits for many years to come, I promise you!