So then who is an interior "designer"?
A qualified person, who can
- identify & creatively solve problems pertaining to the function & quality of the interior;
- programme, analyse & plan using specialized knowledge of interior construction, building codes, etc.
- prepare drawings & documents w.r.t interior spaces to enhance & protect the health, safety & welfare of the public;
Choose a designer keeping all these in mind...someone who can co-ordinate everything together in a way which is functional as well as aesthetic. What good is a chair that looks good but is not comfortable to sit on?
It is a misconception that you can save money by hiring a non-professional. People who think so often end up losing out on a lot- valuable resources such as money, time, energy, comfort, aesthetics, functionality, and above all else, peace of mind. Hiring a professional could actually help you save a substantial sum of money.
Why think you are saving money by hiring a non-professional when you can actually save a lot by hiring a professional!