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Why you should ask for professional interior design advice.

Better to ask than Assume

When it comes to our home improvements, many people have the wrong mindset. They think, "Hey, I'll just get on to Google or Pinterest to get an idea, and then maybe after, I'll look for a professional to get the job done." Here's why this is problematic. More often than not, people end up in an endless loop of indecision and ultimately end up making expensive mistakes Instead, make asking for professional advice part of the first steps of the home improvement process so you make an informed decision. You could say something like... "Our living area doesn't seem to be working, so we are looking to get some advice." Just that sentence alone already gets you one step closer to solving the problem. Have the courage at the very beginning, to ask for advice and guidance. Just like you would call the GP or Doctor if you had a persistent problem, the same goes for your home. You spend 90% of your life in your home, why not give it a little TLC too. And remember, asking for advice doesn't make you look desperate. It simply puts you in a position of making sure you get a clear and sound diagnosis of what to do so that you can make an informed decision on how to resolve the problem. You're not asking for a favour. Professionals are there because it is their job to help solve a problem. So don't be afraid to ask for advice. Now, to conclude today's message, I must make one thing clear. Every design professional works differently and offers different types of services. As such whether they charge or not is discretionary to their business setup. If you are not comfortable with one price point, then maybe it’s for the best if you seek alternative services. Not everyone is the perfect fit and that’s okay. You need to go with your gut and what feels right for you.

I hope this has been helpful. I'd love to know what your experience has been. What are your thoughts on asking for design advice from professionals? Have you done it before? I look forward to your comments, I most certainly will continue the conversation. As you read this, I believe you either thought of your own home or a home of a friend or family member. I'd like you to share this post with them, I'd love to get any feedback and thoughts about this. Perhaps, if they find this information helpful, they can Subscribe and join the community too.

Until next time, keep creating the home you love.