When you begin a home remodeling project, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is whether to hire a professional team or try to do it all yourself. At Thaddeus Drew, we strive for excellent results in every category of construction, and as part of that endeavor, we’d like to share with you all the reasons we recently asked Jodi Banales, an expert interior designer, to join our Dallas, TX, remodeling team.
Planning a remodel is a little bit like planning a wedding—the actual amount of individual elements that must be coordinated and materials that must be selected can be overwhelming (and sometimes overlooked) if you try to do everything on your own. Working closely with a designer enables you to work through all options systematically, ensuring nothing is missed, and keeping you organized along the way so that your final project finishes beautifully.
Your designer will also be able to help you identify your style, present relevant options, and advise you on how to find the best fits. Additionally, the guided use of 3D renderings provides you with visual security in the project’s ultimate direction.
Some of the most frequently asked design questions we receive pertain to color. Many of our clients know what they like when they see it, but they don’t feel comfortable putting together a palette from scratch. That’s where designers come in. They can tell you what works and what doesn’t and empower you to create the space you want but might not have the confidence to pursue on your own.
Staying on Budget
There’s a misconception that hiring a designer will dramatically increase your project cost, but actually, it can save you money. How? Well, imagine you’re remodeling your kitchen: once you’ve installed all new cabinets, flooring, countertops, and accents, you may find that your new space simply doesn’t match adjacent rooms. Now you’re stuck with remodeling, or at the very least refurnishing, the rest of your main floor.
Designers can give your remodeled room the fresh look you like while coordinating its style with the rest of the home for a smooth transition, saving you from spending where you don’t need to. On a smaller scale, designers can also help you determine where it makes sense to invest and where it’s smarter to save.
Filling in the Gaps
Beyond guiding your decisions, designers also often suggest options you might not even know you have, such as ways to reimagine your layout to maximize your space or where to shop for specific materials. Many of us can’t see past a certain set of ideas, and collaborating with an outside expert can be like learning to see all over again. There’s simply no way to know what you don’t know without a little help.
The Design Process
So how does the design process work? It’s very simple. You can start by contacting us at any time. We’ll reach out to you to schedule an on-site visit where our team of experts can actively listen to your goals, assess construction possibilities, and brainstorm design concepts. After the contract is in place, we’ll guide you through material and finish options, create 3D renderings, and begin construction. Visit our website for more information about our interior design process in Dallas, TX.