Questions To Ask Before Meeting With Your Designer

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Hiring a home designer is the best way to make sure that your home looks exactly like it did in your mind. However, they usually charge by the hour, which can easily start to add up. To ensure that you do not end up overpaying for their services, make sure that you ask yourself these simple questions before meeting with your designer.

  • What will the space be used for? Knowing who will be using the space and what they will be doing in the space can give you a better idea of how to make it function as best as possible. Make sure that you take into consideration how big the space is, or how big it will be if you are adding onto it.
  • What is the traffic pattern like? Any regularly used walkway should be no smaller than 40 inches wide. The smaller the area, the more cramped it will feel. If you feel like you are always squeezing around your house, you may want to consider a design that will help with the overall flow.
  • What should the lighting look like? What you will be doing in the area will have a large effect on how much lighting you will need. If you are planning on adding any recessed lighting, consider adding a dimmer switch so that you have the option of changing the lighting depending on what is going on in the room.
  • How much do I want to be involved? Make it clear to your designer just how involved you want to be with the process. If you want the designer to take charge, let them know. Or let them know if you want to be involved in every part of the design.

For more home design tips when hiring a designer for your Ventura County house, contact Agoura Sash & Door in Westlake Village, California.