Top Five Things To Look For When Hiring An Interior Design and Renovation Expert

Author: Kaleidoscope Designs Inc. | | Categories: Design , Fabrics , Furniture , Home Renovations , Interior Design , Lighting , Paint Colour Consultation , Residential Renovations , Window Treatments


Your home is your personal space and should reflect your lifestyle but sometimes it’s difficult to translate this style into elements of your home. You get a bit lost along the way and end up with something completely different from what you envisioned. This is where you could use a bit of professional guidance.

An interior designer captures the essence of their clients and helps create their dream space, with everything from a color palette to furniture, and accents and lighting. A professional can take away the stress of designing your home and make it a more pleasant experience for you.

While you can leave it to the designer to figure out how to solve design problems, improve the space for the better living and design an overall beautiful space that speaks to your personality, one thing you must do is select the right designer. To ensure you find the perfect designer for you, here’s a list of the top five things to look for in a prospective interior designer and home renovation professional.

1. Reliable reviews.

Research is the first step in hiring an interior designer. Look for reviews from reputable websites for the companies you’re considering. Companies with good reputations usually have several raving reviews, and with the ease of technology, it’s simple to find them. Another way to get reviews is from the people around you - neighbors, friends or family. Maybe they’ve had some work done recently and can recommend a designer to you.

2. A great portfolio.

Next, look through the websites of interior designers you’ve narrowed down to see the kind of work they’ve done and if it speaks to you. You want to hire someone whose aesthetic sense is similar to yours, and the best way to find out is by looking at photographs of their work published on their website. If your style is more traditional, you might not want to hire someone who specializes in minimalist or contemporary design. Pick someone who speaks to your style.

3. Industry experience.

How long have they been in business? Chances are the longer they’ve been in business, the more working experience they’ve had in the field. They might also have better relationships with local vendors so you can be assured of minimum hiccups during the ongoing work.

4. Client referrals.

Ask to speak to previous clients to see how their experience was with the company. A well-reputed company will be more than happy to refer former clients. Speaking with them will give you an excellent insight into how the company functions and relates with their clients.

5. A good rapport.

Finally, book a meeting to see if you have a good rapport with the people you’re considering to either decorate or renovate your home. A good working relationship with your designer is vital! You should be able to trust your designer entirely and make sure that both of you are on the same page and have a good understanding.

If you’re looking for an interior designer or home renovation expert in Eastern Ontario, reach out to Kaleidoscope Designs Inc. We serve clients across Ottawa, Carleton Place, Gatineau, Kanata, Manotick, Arnprior, Kemptville, Orleans, Barrhaven, Nepean, Chelsea, Perth, Smiths Falls, Merrickville, Renfrew, and Almonte. We believe in creating useful and beautiful living spaces by translating the wants and needs of the client into great design. To learn more about the services we offer, please click here. To get in touch with us, please click here.