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Moving House Tips: When To Hire An Interior Designer

Moving House Tips: When To Hire An Interior Designer

There's a reason experts say that moving homes is one of the most stressful events in a person's life—because it is! No matter how organized you are, packing up all your belongings, transporting them, and unpacking them can be daunting.

And even more so if there are things you'd like to change about your new home's interior design. While you may bring some furniture, decór, and other personal items, making them work in your new space can be challenging.

If you need help designing your new home and you're wondering about the best time to hire an interior designer, here's our biggest tip for moving home: Hire an interior designer BEFORE you move.

If you'd like more advice on interior design for moving house and want to learn why hiring an interior designer before the big transition is the best way to go, just keep reading.

8 reasons why you should hire an interior designer before you move

When you're moving house or relocating from another state, hiring a realtor and moving company to help make your move as seamless as possible is standard. But hiring an interior designer before you move should be standard, too!

Many people will uproot their family and belongings to their new abode first and hire an interior designer afterward to reinvent their space. However, hiring an interior designer first has many benefits. Learn more about them below.

#1 Begin with a blank home canvas

If you decide to move home before hiring an interior designer, it can be harder to visualize your new space down the road as you've already placed your belongings and furnishings into each room.

The best time to hire an interior designer is before you move so that you have a blank canvas to work with, making the design process clearer and more straightforward.

#2 Realize the potential of your new space

Hiring an interior designer before you move will help you see the full untapped potential of your new space.

With 3D designs, well-thought-out floor plans, and carefully selected materials, finishes, and furnishings, you'll be able to create your dream interiors - all before your move-in day!

#3 Design a home that functions beautifully

Your interior designer will help you with much more than just the aesthetics of your new home. They'll also ensure it functions perfectly for your unique needs, lifestyle, and habits.

Whether designing an area for your kids to organize their toys or helping you pick the perfect countertops for easy maintenance, your interior designer will help you create a home that fully supports (and improves) your life.

#4 Decide what to keep, update, or donate

One of the most stressful parts of moving house, especially when you're relocating much further away, is packing up all your belongings and finding a place for them in your new home.

Hiring an interior designer before you move will help you harmonize your old and new interior design features, so you can minimize what you bring and ensure everything matches.

#5 Modernize any outdated elements

When you're not moving into a new construction, there may be elements of your new home's interior design that are pretty outdated.

Enlisting the help of an experienced interior designer before you move will ensure your home feels modern, fresh, and stylish—no matter how old-fashioned the interiors once were.

#6 Narrow down your design selections

"Decision fatigue" is one of the biggest challenges people face when designing their new home's interiors.

With so many products, paint colors, and materials, deciding what to pick can be mind-boggling. Luckily, an interior designer can help you select the best design elements for your budget, needs, and aesthetics before you move.

#7 Get construction work completed

When you bought your new home, you were likely creating a list in your head of all the construction work you wanted to do to make it work better for you.

From knocking down walls to installing new floors and remodeling bathrooms, it's best to hire an interior designer before you move to oversee this. Otherwise, you'll have to endure the stress of living on a dusty construction site!

#8 Design your home while fully remote

This benefit is significant for those of you relocating across the country. Since you need to travel, it's not as easy to oversee construction work, shop in antiques or markets for new home decór, or install new furnishings.

Hiring an interior designer means you have a trusted partner on-site to do the work for you!

Need an interior designer to transform your new home into your dream home?

We recommend enlisting an interior designer's help sooner rather than later. It'll take the pressure off, give you the chance to move into your dream home, and save you a lot of time.

At Sims + Co Design, we help people going through major life changes start fresh with a holistic interior design package that covers everything from 3D design development and floor plans to furniture selection and project management.

Ready to live in a beautifully functional home that creates a sense of calm in your busy life? Covering all of North Carolina and beyond, our interior designers are ready to help you optimize your space with the perfect design to meet your unique needs.

What our

Clients are saying

“I moved into a new house and had no idea how to decorate my bedroom. Jasmine was there to help me with every step of the process. She made sure to understand my preferences with color schemes and aesthetics, and she provided me with multiple options to choose from. Whenever I had questions, she was always communicative and I never felt uncomfortable reaching out to her.

Now I have an amazing space that I love. Thank you, Jasmine!”

Jessica, Charlotte NC

“Jasmine helped take out so much confusion and overwhelm in planning out a move into my new townhome. She is thorough, efficient and a pleasure to work with! It was my first time working with an interior designer, and I'm grateful I found Jasmine. Trust her process and you will not be disappointed!”

Frank, Durham, NC

“Working with Jasmine was amazing. Everything from design to implementation was spot on. My style as we discussed was brought to life.”

Donald, Charlotte NC

“I literally sleep better having beautiful design surrounding me. Thank you Jasmine for your amazing vision and deliberate execution!”

Ray, Washington DC

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