FAQs About Interior Designers

If you’ve been dreaming about hiring an interior designer for your luxury home at the Lake of the Ozarks, the winter season can be prime time. Chances are likely that your home will be sitting vacant for much of the winter if it is a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks. If this is the case, then now is the perfect time to start looking around for your interior designer, and finding the best fit for you. Before you get started, here are a few frequently asked questions, and even some things your interior designer may want YOU to know before you get started.


Q: What does an interior designer do?

While it’s true that your interior designer will help you choose fabrics and paint samples, that’s only a small part of what will be happening. Your interior designer will, in fact, help you with colors, fabrics, furnishings, and the surface level details, but they will also use their experience and certifications to offer additional advice in building codes, construction standards, project coordination and more.

Q: Does an interior designer need to be local?

There are several excellent interior designers at the Lake of the Ozarks and businesses who can help you take your home to the next level - but you aren’t restricted to hiring locally. If you already have someone you love using where your primary residence is, or you even know of someone halfway across the country, chances are strong that they will be able to help you as well. Many interior designers work out of state, so keep your eyes open and know that distance knows no bounds.

Q: What types of education do interior designers go through?

Some of the most popular are the rigors certifications that they work through and receive. The certifications can be a quick way to decide if someone is qualified to take on your million dollar home at the Lake of the Ozarks. Not only do certifications play a huge role, but many interior designers will have degrees in their field which can help you decide whether they are a good fit for you.

Q: What types of software will designers use?

Interior designers are now well versed in the most modern technology for interior design. This can include AutoCAD, and other tools for space planning, codes, and so on. This provides your interior designer the ability to look at your space, put a new perspective on it, and then visualize a digital rendering so that you can see exactly what it will look like without committing to it first.

Q: Does a designer have to tackle my entire home?

Whether you want a complete redesign or just a new space in one room - your designer will be able to help both large or small. Just because you aren’t building a brand new home or planning to buy all brand new furniture doesn’t mean that an interior designer can help you create your space.

Time to Start Designing!

Whether you’re moving into a newly purchased luxury home at the Lake of the Ozarks or you have had your home for several years and just want to update it - interior designers can be a powerful tool to have. If you aren’t sure where to start or need some suggestions, reach out to us! As the best luxury real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks, as well as being associated with Berkshire Hathaway Luxury HomeServices, we have a huge database of businesses who can help you achieve your real estate dreams.



If you don’t own a lakefront property at the Lake of the Ozarks, there’s still time! End of year purchasing can be a wonderful way to get a few last tax advantages before the new year rolls over. The winter season is also a great time to purchase, and you won’t feel rushed to get the process completed before summer because you still have several months to go! Visit our website to see what’s on the market right now, and please reach out to us, we would love to help you narrow the search based on your parameters. Happy designing and home hunting!



MATTHEW SCHRIMPF
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Lake Ozark Realty

www.LuxuryLakeHome.com

Email: schrimmj@gmail.com

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