Working with an interior designer from a design firm or a commercial furniture dealership can be one
of the best ways to ensure your project’s success. However, because of popular misconceptions like
higher cost and hassle we frequently see end-users attempt to go it alone. With expertise in furniture,
fabrics, and finishes, a designer can provide guidance and creative ideas for the appropriate
functionality, budget, and look for a space. And there are additional benefits:
1. SHORTER SCHEDULE
You’ll save time by working with a designer. A designer’s expertise allows for faster sourcing and
decision making. A designer has a network of trusted vendors with proven track records. They also
know the ones to avoid.
2. HIGHER QUALITY
Not all furniture is built the same or with the same materials. Based on the intended use, your
designer will know which specifications to include to guarantee an extended life and performance of
the furniture. While the manufacturer warranty is a good indicator of quality and durability, the
materials and construction tell the whole story.
3. MITIGATED RISK
Designers understand both local and national codes that affect your location, and can prevent you
from making an error that may delay your occupancy permit. A designer will also specify products
designed to perform better over time. However, once you own the product you are responsible for
routinely maintaining it to guard against damage, staining, and misuse.
4. RIGHT SOLUTION
Designers have access to furniture manufacturers and products that consumers don’t. If a consumer
purchases a retail or on-line item and decides they don’t want it, they can often rectify their mistake
by returning the product. Commercial furniture is made to order and can’t be returned. A designer
will research and ensure that the item will look and perform the way you expect before you make the
5. BEST OUTCOME
Business interiors are more important today than ever. When done well, they tell your story and
express your brand. What message do you want to convey? The designer makes sure your design is
appropriate for the target market. An attractive work environment enables you to compete for the
best employees. It’s also true that well-designed interiors promote employee pride and are better
cared for, as a result.
In short, hiring a professional interior designer will save time, headaches and money, insuring you get
the end result you were hoping for.
Need help finding a designer in your area? We work with designers all over the US and can recommend one who would be a great fit for you and your project. Check out our Authorized Dealers in the ABOUT section of our website or contact us. We’re here to help!