07 Feb Why Hire An Experienced Interior Designer for Your Landed Home
Recently, we agreed to assist a client who wanted to rebuild his semi-detached home. He already hired an architect, professional engineer and builder.
On paper, all the personnel required to remodel his landed home were present and work could be carried out smoothly. Thus, official work began in March 2022 with slow progress, but it turned out that the three parties were waiting on one another, and work was eventually delayed.
Here are the reasons why:
- The architect in charge of interior design could not perform his role properly due to a workforce shortage.
- The builder couldn’t start work because the internal layout needed to be confirmed.
- The builder was chasing after the owner daily as they had the manpower on standby and were ready to start building the house anytime.
Many homeowners have been in this frustrating situation, especially in Singapore. Unfortunately, a common mistake that many homeowners make is not knowing the right questions to ask and assuming that everything would be covered by the parties that they have hired.
To solve the problems faced, homeowners would need to spend more money and time on architects or builders before realising that they are not full-fledged interior designers and may eventually decide to hire an interior design company to fill in the gaps.
This is where experienced interior designers like SYRB come in. Our experienced team were aware of the rules for space planning and can help you decide where every piece of furniture or fitting should go to successfully complete your dream home.
Interior Designer vs Architect
Interior designers focus on creating an aesthetically pleasing look and feel for interior spaces. They work closely with clients during interior planning, determining space requirements, and choosing essential or decorative objects such as lighting, furniture, wall finishes, flooring and plumbing fixtures.
Part of an interior designer’s design process includes determining the client’s goal and requirements before considering how the space would be used. In addition, they need to consider their client’s needs in terms of their lifestyle preferences and budget.
On the other hand, architects are skilled professionals who plan and design buildings. They must consider building structure and building codes to ensure their occupants’ safety. Interior architects are designers that are more involved in the technical aspects of a design process.
Why Choose An Interior Designer For Your Landed Home Renovation?
Specialised In Creating Aesthetic Spaces
Professional interior designers assist in designing spaces based on their client’s psychological needs and know how to create the ideal balance between attractiveness and efficiency. An experienced interior designer understands how to artistically change even the most difficult of your spaces, which can be difficult for homeowners to do on their own.
Increase The Value of Real Estate
Interior design is important for landed properties to generate more income. Because the property’s practicality, aesthetics and comfort are the key selling points of landed properties in Singapore. Also, homeowners must regularly make renovations to their landed properties. It would not only allow you to repair faults before they worsen, but it would also allow you to update the landed home interior design and increase its value.
When it comes to home renovations, it is important to know and understand what exactly you are looking for. However, when it comes to designing attractive and utilitarian space design, you would likely be better off working with an experienced interior designer.
Benefits Of Working With An Experienced Interior Designer
So, what are the benefits of working with an experienced interior designer for your landed home interior design work and renovation?
1. Experts in Design & Usage of Space
When working with an experienced interior designer, you can be rest assured that they would be able to propose interior design solutions
2. Advice on Suitability of Materials
An experienced interior designer would have the expertise to advise you on the suitability of materials for your landed home property. This would include both indoor and outdoor materials that would be used for the renovation.
3. Save on Time
For a landed home interior design project, some renovation works are very similar to those of HDBs, condominiums and commercial properties. However, when you work with an experienced interior designer, you are able to save precious time and cut down on the overall lead time. For example, experienced interior designers would advise a client who is converting a pitched roof to a usable balcony has to be approved by URA.
4. Save on Cost
Similarly, when you save on time, you would also save on money and reduce the overall cost.
You’ll need an interior designer and not just any, but one that is experienced, qualified and understands the roles of an interior architect and builders well enough to coordinate the entire interior design project.
Instead of skipping the step of hiring an interior designer, let SYRB handle the entire design & construction process for you today!