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Forget DIY - An Interview with Clinton Hummel

If you're thinking of reinventing your home, the challenge of making your design dreams a reality can be overwhelming, particularly when tackling larger projects in a home. Where do you begin when you want to create a well thought out space, yet keep your project on schedule and on budget? Do you have the time to worry about all the necessary details?

Avoid costly mistakes and headaches by hiring a professional interior designer. At the end of the day, you will be saving time, aggravation and money. Above all, you'll be getting it right - the first time.

Good design begins with you. Common areas are the heart of your home and should reflect the way you live. A professional interior designer's primary objective will be to get to know you, understand your project requirements and develop a design concept that will fit your specific needs. I am passionate about assisting my clients in realizing their goals and giving them a functional space they are going to love.

When selecting the many components including faucets, cabinetry and electrical, a professional interior designer will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. It's our job to source the right materials, coordinate the implementation of the design and follow up on the quality of the work until the project is complete. Remember, design is creativity with a purpose; it's not just about aesthetics, good design is how it works.

You may wonder if hiring an interior designer is within your budget. What many don't realize is that hiring a professional is not expensive - fees represent a small percentage relative to the overall project. We prepare complete and detailed plans and contract documents, which allow contractors to provide accurate pricing at the onset of the project, reducing the probability of unforeseen costs and delays. Most importantly, a qualified interior designer will keep costs in front of you during construction because we are accountable to you.

Ultimately, you're saving money by doing the job right the first time. Design professionals across Canada - represented by Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) - are required to meet the highest standards of education, examination and experience as set by their provincial association and government. As a member, we must carry liability insurance, participate in ongoing professional development and uphold a professional code of ethics and standards of practice. That's what makes us professionals. It's not just about saving you money; we're here to protect you and your investment.

Clinton Hummel

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Published on July 25, 2011

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