According to the Council for Interior Design Qualification, “Interior design is a multi-faceted profession in which creative and technical solutions are applied within a structure to achieve a built interior environment. These solutions are functional, enhance the quality of life and culture of the occupants and are aesthetically attractive.” In other words, an interior designer brings with them a set of skills that allows him or her to make your home flow better and be in harmony with what you desire for your personal environment. Stone veneer provides the beauty and elegance of stone yet is lightweight, customizable and easy to install. To us, designing expertise and stone veneer sounds like a match made in heaven. As a result, we recently thought about what would make hiring an interior designer helpful when it comes to undertaking stone projects. Here is what we discovered.
You can save money
When it comes to the thought of hiring an interior designer many individuals instantly assume that it is way too expensive and one of those luxuries that is financially out of reach. Believe it or not, this is not generally the case when hiring an interior designer. In fact, by utilizing the expertise of a skilled design professional you will probably save money. Why? Because a designer will help you avoid the costly mistakes like over-shopping or buying the wrong materials, that can sometimes occur with inexperience. Additionally, designers typically have access to materials and merchandise that the general public does not have access to. Moreover, at the end of your completed stone project, chances are if you used the skills of an interior designer, you are going to end up with exactly what you wanted and not something that you are going to have to redo.
You will stay on task
Another benefit to hiring an experienced interior designer is that they will help you and the project stay on task. Because of experience and specialized training, a good interior designer will help save you time with your project. A project you assume could take weeks or more may actually take much less time. A designer will do all the research so you do not have to. In most cases it is your designer that will be working with vendors and contractors to complete your project in an efficient manner. In terms of projects requiring stone, like transforming a den into a peaceful sanctuary or adding stone to a specific room like a kitchen or bathroom, your designer will be the one who teams up with the stone supplier to make sure the colors not only fit your personal aesthetic but work with your homes color scheme. Next, your designer will coordinate with the contractor in making sure installation adheres to the design plan.
A skilled designer will also bring resourcefulness to your stone project. With their experience comes the ability of finding the right materials and people to complete your objective. Instead of having to search high and low for a skillful contractor or finding a trusted stone veneer supplier who will be able to source your project with high quality materials, a knowledgeable designer will know where to go or should know how to find what you need easily.
Create the Desired Effect
Once completed, if you have used the special skill-set of an experienced designer, you should be able to step back and go wow! In other words, with a qualified designer you will have achieved exactly what you had hoped for. In many cases, a good designer, with their ability to work with particular spaces, will probably have exceeded your expectations by pulling the whole project together in a way that a novice, do-it-yourselfer may not be able to.
Increase your Home’s value
Many homeowners find, especially those with the plan to someday sell, that hiring a designer in addition to adding stone veneer, have been shown to provide an excellent return on their initial investments. The expert work a designer does can actually increase the value of one’s home. The smooth transitioning of one room into another in addition to creating a harmonious layout for your spaces, are two elements a designer can work with you on and are both qualities a potential homebuyer will appreciate when trying to find an ideal home. While stone veneer, on the other hand, adds strength, beauty and timelessness. It is easy to see how combining design skills and stone can result in two value-added benefits.
Here at North Star Stone we can help you transform your home with the beauty and elegance of stone. We regularly work with designers to help homeowners execute that unique aesthetic that can only be created with stone. What makes North Star Stone special is how highly customizable it is, which means you can find just the right color, shape and size of stone to meet your home beautification needs. Moreover, North Star Stone is lightweight and easy to install so your project can get off the ground quickly and be completed in a relatively short period of time. If you would like to learn what homeowners in Libertyville, Arlington Heights, Long Grove and other Chicagoland suburbs already know about North Star Stone, please call 847.996.6850 or contact us at [email protected].