Interior designers 

The savvy home renovator’s best friend

You might think interior designers are a luxury reserved for the super-rich. In fact, they can often end up saving you money. Andrew Morton discusses why it’s always worth considering hiring an interior designer when starting a home renovation.

Because they’re worth it

An interior designer offers an extra set of eyes, but these eyes are trained and notice things that you may not. The role is more than just the ‘look’ of a room. You’re paying for their time, eye, experience and contacts. They work with your space and layout and ensure a cohesive flow works. They look at the function of the space and make sure a room is being used to its maximum potential. An interior designer will juggle the budget, time-frame and do all the research.

A designer can give you a professional assessment of your situation, that will lead to a solid plan of action. The order of things in a design plan is key in determining what can be repurposed or should be edited. This will not only affect the budget but help you to spend it more efficiently.


Money matters

The cost of hiring an interior designer varies greatly as there are no standard fees within the industry. You’ll be paying for the designer’s experience, skills and time they’ve spent working in the field. The scale of the project, brief and location will also be a consideration.

Interior designers can work with different budgets and help you get the most out of what you have to spend. Some interior designers might be happy to consult on your project for a couple of hours and then armed with these ideas you could tackle the job yourself.


Choosing the right interior designer for your project is key – you want to not only like their creative style but also be able to communicate with them well to ensure you both understand what it is you want to achieve. And this is where Andrew Morton Furniture can help. We’re lucky enough to work with award-winning, talented and innovative interior designers. Our little black book is full. We can help you connect with a designer that will suit your needs, style and budget.