An interior designer and a carpenter or contractor are often perceived as interchangeable by the untrained eyes. Is this really true, though? Why should you select an Interior designer over a carpenter?
Would you buy clothes – say a dress/suit without trying? I am sure 95+% of us would need a trial to see how it looks on us. For an investment of a few thousands which can be replaced very often we look at a trial, should we not then look at a “trial” for our homes, something that is irreplaceable and costs multitude times more than clothes purchases.
Let us delve slightly deeper into this:
You have a wedding to attend; you go to a store to buy a dress. You try 4-5 different outfits and buy 1 that you really like. You come back home, show it to your friends/family and if they don’t like it you go back and get it exchanged. Simple.
On the other hand – the process of renovating a house or building a new house can take anywhere between a few weeks to several months and cost several lakhs. You wait for completion, and then if you don’t like it, what can you do? Can you “replace” or “undo” it? No, you cannot. Time, money, and effort is wasted, and there is immense dissatisfaction!
That’s where an Interior Designer comes in
An Interior Designer helps you to practically understand how the look and feel of what your newly built home would look like. They also lead the entire process right from planning taking into consideration your individual preferences/tastes, aesthetics to the completion. No surprises, no disappointments – you know the final output even before starting. In addition, a professional team can guide the various people who are working on the site in a better way without you worrying about quality and other such aspects.
Carpenters, of course, are needed to carry out the building, renovating work but they in no way can replace the role of an Interior Designer.
Difference between ways of working of an interior designer and a carpenter
So, “Spend a little more money and hire an interior designer or just avail services from a carpenter, after all, the actual work is done by a carpenter”. The answer should be clear from above but let’s look at an analogy to reinforce it – “Why do sports teams need coaches? Why does Mr Ambani, for Mumbai Indians, invest in coaches (and coaching staff) even though it’s the Sharmas and the Pandyas who play matches?” A coach understands strengths/weaknesses of players & competitors, brings the team together, defines the plan and builds the strategy, while the players are executionists. Interior Designers, similarly, are specialists who are needed to build or renovate homes – the better part being, they often come with their own team of carpenters reducing the burden on you. check out more information about Modular Kitchen finishes