What does an interior designer do? And a decorator?
The concepts of interior designer and decorator are sometimes confused. So that
our readers have no doubt what both professionals do, we will establish here the
main differences between the two:
- Interior Designer: This is the professional you will hire
if you want to make an intervention (structural or not) in your property. The
interior designer, like the interior architect, plans and organizes the entire
space, needing creativity and some artistic streak to achieve the two main goals
of his work: the optimization of the useful space of the property, always
combined. to an aesthetic aspect. For this, this professional should have
knowledge not only technical but also of the most suitable materials to use in
- Decorator: The decorator is the professional who focuses
solely on the aesthetics of the space, not including in his project
interventions in the structure of the building. Her work is about creating
visually appealing spaces by changing specific elements such as lighting,
colours, textures or other materials. The main objective of this professional is
to create environments that please his client and that are in accordance with
his personal tastes.
I want to do a complete remodelling of my home: which of the
professionals should I hire?
As we said earlier, we must start with the needs of the project. Did it include
or not structural changes in the building? In the case of remodelling, in
principle, you will want to change the floor, tear down a wall to increase room
space or even create a new room by building a new barrier. In these cases, the
intervention of an interior designer or, ultimately, an interior architect will
How much does an interior design project cost? And
This is a sensitive point and we warn you now that the values we will indicate
are only reference values, which you can use to evaluate the
budgets sent to you.
To begin with, and before deciding on any professional, we recommend that you
ask for more than two budgets with the same briefing so that you can compare and
make a decision as conscious as possible.
If we are talking about an interior designer, the average price
of a project at a national level will be around £1000. For a decoration
project, you should not be counting on less than £250. It is important
to realize that these values may vary according to various issues, such as the
degree of complexity of the project, the area of space to intervene or even
the recognition of the professional in the market.
How can I find these professionals in Fife?
To find these or other professionals for your home in Fife, you can choose one,
two or a combination of the following suggestions:
- Social networks: In addition to bringing people together,
social networks can also act as real radars to find anything. To do this, try
making a publication asking for recommendations from interior designers and / or
designers in Fife:
- Search engines: It is the easiest and most intuitive. Open
your browser and search with the correct keywords. Then just look at the endless
list of results which ones you prefer and get in touch with those professionals;
- Speciality Magazines: We do n't always remember to go here,
but the truth is that the decoration and architecture magazines are full of
advertising for the best ateliers, sensation-ateliers or the most awarded. By
consulting such a magazine, you will have access to a wealth of professionals
who will help you make your dream come true! Just keep in mind the date of
publication to choose magazines that are as recent as possible. In addition, you
can also consult online magazines, such as homify ;
- Speciality Businesses: Whether you want to remodel or
redecorate your home, you will surely need to go to stores to figure out what it
is and whether everything fits your budget or not. When you go to these shops,
take the opportunity to ask for professional recommendations. Many of them leave
business cards at the counters for greater visibility;
- Personal contact network: Last but not least, we suggest
that you pick up your mobile phone and see from all contacts who can help you in
this situation. Know any interior designers or decorators? Have any of your
friends needed a professional in this area lately? Ask for help from those who
are always there for you!
What are the advantages of hiring these professionals in
Firstly, if the property that will undergo the intervention is located in Fife,
hiring a professional in the municipality will greatly facilitate the logistics
of visits and meetings between professional and client that will be needed
throughout the process (and mainly at an early stage, to hit all the ends of the
project). By hiring in Fife, you will save time and money on trips that will be
made within the municipality (instead of having to go to Lisbon, for example,
you will take care of everything at home ).
Another reason, which justifies the benefits of hiring locally, is the
possibility of taking advantage of discounts and promotions only accessible
through the professionals in question in the speciality shops.