Busted! Don’t Believe These Interior Design Myths!

Author: Laura Grist Interior Design Inc. | | Categories: Commercial Interior Designer , New Construction Designs , Residential Designs


Interior designing is more than just playing with furnishings and fabrics. It’s about creating beautiful spaces that reflect your style and personality. However, to get the best out of the interiors of your home, you need a good eye for detail and a knack for picking furniture, which is why hiring a professional and experienced interior designer is the right thing to do.

Unfortunately, like in any other field, there is a lot of misconceptions about interior design that might dissuade you from enlisting an interior designer for your project. So, if you’re hesitating to hire an interior designer, Laura Grist Interior Design has debunked three of the most widely believed myths about interior design. See what they are to learn the truth about interior design and why working with a professional is advisable.

Myth 1: It’s very expensive to hire an interior designer
Hiring an interior designer to help with your design or materials is probably the best money-saving strategy you can have for your renovation. For a kitchen renovation, depending upon size, in today’s market, it can run up to $250,000.00. With such a substantial investment in your home, mistakes can be not only costly but irreversible. An interior designer relies on their knowledge of flow, form, and function to produce a beautiful and well-thought-out kitchen. They will guide you to pick correct materials on surfaces to create a one-of-a-kind experience that you will enjoy for years to come.

Myth 2: On the television, it only takes two weeks to complete a kitchen
In reality, it takes up to four months for kitchens to be done, depending upon the size and intricacy of the design. Several steps have to come together to finish your space. So, don’t think that this is a fast project. You will be living in your home for several years to come, which means, in hindsight, the renovation period is not a long time.

Myth 3: I think I can do the interior designing job on my own
This is my favorite myth. I have never gone into someone else’s job and thought, oh heck, this is easy. I can do this on my own! As a professional interior designer, I can’t repair my own car, I can’t cook as well as a chef, I can’t keep a classroom learning for ten months of a year, but I do know how to design and use materials to make a space functional and unique. I know the latest products available for use in different spaces. I know where to find the best deals on materials, and I know how to put plans into the city for permits.

If you’re looking to steer clear of more myths like these, reach out to Laura Grist Interior Design. As an experienced interior designer with a team of talented experts, I provide innovative and original design solutions to residential and commercial spaces. I talk to our clients to get to know and understand their needs and offer them design options aligned with their vision. My expertise includes new construction and renovation, concept development, space planning, construction drawings, materials selection, specification packages, and furniture and window coverings. I offer residential and commercial interior design services to clients across Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley City, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Walnut Grove, Belcarra, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, White Rock, and the surrounding areas.

For a complete list of the services my team and I offer, please click here. If you have any questions about interior design, I’d love to hear from you. Please contact us here.

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