We all know the feeling that there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything we’d like to do.  When you spend Monday through Friday at work, focusing on your career, then attempt to find time for family, friends, hobbies, pets, fitness, and everything else, it’s only natural that the design of your home end up on the back burner.  Not many people want to spend their precious free time schlepping from furniture store to furniture story trying to decide which sofa fits your living room layout, which fabric can stand up to the dog, and what color palette will best complement your growing art collection.  It’s easy to see why busy professionals throw their hands up and go to Ikea, but I am here to tell you that you can focus on your career, have a life, AND have a beautifully designed home!  All you need is the help of an experienced interior designer!

Ridgefield, CT living room by Sharon McCormick Design.

Ridgefield, CT living room by Sharon McCormick Design.

Hiring an interior designer saves you time and money.  When you decide to renovate your kitchen, do you know which contractors have the best reputations?  Can you choose a layout and style that will best suit the architecture of your home and the lifestyle of your family?  Think of your designer as a choreographer, someone who can help guide you through every step of the process from choosing a kitchen island to sourcing textiles to coordinating contractors, electricians, and painters.  Instead of running from store to store, a designer brings the ideas to you.  While you wow your boss with a knock out presentation or land your next big client, your designer is scheduling deliveries and smoothing over any bumps in the road.   Remodeling and construction involve an overwhelming number of decisions about everything from tile and plumbing to light fixtures and window treatments. One role of a designer is to do the legwork for you, then present you with options tailored to your tastes and needs. Your time is valuable and a designer helps you make the most of it.

Vacation home in Naples, FL, by Sharon McCormick Design

Vacation home in Naples, FL, by Sharon McCormick Design

You might be wondering how hiring a designer can save you money, but it’s actually quite simple.  Remodel or construction mistakes can be costly.  It is always less expensive to do a job right the first time than to later go back and fix an issue caused by a careless contractor or even a well meaning DIYer.  A designer helps you choose furnishings and materials that will withstand years of use and makes sure you stay within your predetermined budget.  Your designer gives you access to sources not generally available to the general public and brings years of education and experience to the table.

Durham, CT bedroom by Sharon McCormick Design

Durham, CT bedroom by Sharon McCormick Design

You work hard to provide yourself and your family the kind of lifestyle you can enjoy.  Make the most of it by creating a home environment to love, your ideal sanctuary and gathering place.  It’s possible with an interior designer who will help you reduce stress and get your life back!

 

 

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