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4 Rounds: Design Consultant vs. Interior Designer

When it comes to remodeling your bathroom, there are many decisions to make. The selection of materials and colors alone can be overwhelming. A design professional can help you make decisions and offer advice on styles and products so that you get the look you want in your new bathroom. But, is hiring a professional the right move? Let’s take a closer look at how Interior Designers stack up against Re-Bath Design Consultants when it comes to price, commitment, expertise and return on investment.

Round One: Cost

If you’ve got a tight budget it can be difficult to make the case for spending a portion of it on a professional designer. After all, you know what you like, right? But the truth is, a professional designer likely knows what’s in style, what products are made to last, and how to get the most out of even the smallest of spaces. And especially in bathrooms, that can come in handy. Interior Designers have to make a living, though, so it’ll cost you to get that expertise. You’ll likely pay an hourly rate of anywhere from $50 – $200/hour or a flat fee for services. And in addition to paying for furniture, fixtures and accessories, you’ll likely pay more for them, as many Interior Decorators mark-up these products in order to make a profit.

When Re-Bath remodels a bathroom, you’ll work directly with a Design Consultant, at no extra charge. In fact, Re-Bath Design Consultants will work to help you stay within your budget. When you’re ready to start your project, the Design Consultant will bring the showroom to your family room, with samples of a variety of materials, colors, patterns and styles for everything you’ll need. Your Design Consultant will you help determine your unique style, and help you select materials, finishes, fixtures and accessories within your chosen budget. Then, before any work is done, you’ll be provided an honest, accurate estimate of your final cost. That means you won’t have to worry about hidden costs or fees—or going over your budget.

Round Two: Time

Tackling a home remodeling project typically means spending several weekends shopping for products, comparing prices and scheduling deliveries. It’s an exhaustive process with more choices than the cereal aisle of the grocery store. Deciding the color, style and material for every fixture and surface in your bathroom can truly be overwhelming.

Interior Designers fit you into their schedule and they may have several clients to work with, which means it may take much longer for your design pro to bring samples, shop for and select products, and schedule follow-up appointments. You may need to do the shopping yourself if you and your designer don’t see eye to eye.

Working with Re-Bath means you won’t have to spend the next three Saturdays driving from store to store. Instead, you’ll receive a no-cost, no-obligation design consultation in the comfort of your own home. Our Design Consultant will bring a showroom worth of products, materials and design ideas right to you, so that you can make educated decisions with the help of an experienced professional.

Round Three:  Expertise

Not only is it difficult to make all those design decisions, but unless you have a design degree, knowing exactly how to get the style you’re after can be intimidating. Is that faucet contemporary or transitional? Does the traditional countertop you love complement the rustic lighting fixtures you’re considering? Working with a professional can ease the pressure and give you added confidence in your decisions. Whether you choose an Interior Designer or a Re-Bath Design Consultant, you’ll be able to take advantage of years of remodeling experience. These pros are trained in both the latest trends and the styles with the greatest staying power. They know the difference between trends and fads, and how to mix metals and other materials to get the desired effect.

The difference is in what you’ll pay for that expertise. Re-Bath’s Design Consultants are backed by 30 years of experience and will consider your needs, the needs of your family, and your overall expectations for the remodel. This way, you can be sure to choose the fixtures, vanities, flooring, and accessories that bring your dream bathroom to life – at no additional cost.

Round Four:  ROI

On average, remodeling projects increase a home’s value by about 57%, according to the 2018 Cost vs Value Report. Kitchens, master bedrooms and master bathrooms are the top three rooms that home buyers look at to determine whether they want to purchase a home. Hiring an Interior Decorator to update the look of any of these rooms would likely help you sell your home faster, and for a higher price. But, the cost to hire a pro may not be worth the return.

Kitchen and master bedroom remodels offer an average return of 59% and 57% respectively. A mid-range bathroom remodel, however, offers an impressive 70% return, on average. Remodeling your bathroom to appeal to modern buyers might be a great idea, but spending too much could backfire. That’s why working with a Re-Bath Design Consultant can make a difference. Quick turnaround and cost-effective pricing make a Re-Bath bathroom remodel an ideal choice for homeowners who are thinking about selling or struggling to sell their homes. A Re-Bath Design Consultant can help you choose the products, materials and colors that will make your bathroom stand out to potential buyers, while keeping budget in mind. Even if you have no inclination to move, knowing that you’ll be able to recoup almost two thirds of your cost is a big win.

Re-Bath for the Win

Designing the bathroom of your dreams should be a memorable, enjoyable experience. When you work with a Re-Bath Design Consultant, you’ll be guided every step along the way to your beautiful new bathroom. Ready to get started? Click here to schedule your design consultation today.