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Five Misconceptions about Architects and Interior Designers

Hollywood has done a pretty good job depicting architects, from the dependable Mr. Brady of The Brady Bunch, the hard-working Michelle Pfeiffer in One Fine Day, the client-favorite Tom Hanks in Sleepless in Seattle, and the problem-solving Tom Selleck in Three Men and a Baby.

In real life, we’re the perfect blend of all those characters and more, and Debowsky Design Group clients learn that quickly. “Oh,” they say. “We didn’t know you could do that.” We can do a lot of things. Just give us a call and we can talk about them all.

In the meantime, here are five misconceptions about architects and interior designers that could be holding you back from moving forward on a renovation:

  1. DIY is the reasonable way to go. Please, don’t listen to HGTV. There’s an entire crew behind-the-scenes making that DIY kitchen remodel look simple and quick, but the reality is not many people have the experience or time to complete a project to their desired standards. Our team at Debowsky Design Group have rescued many mismeasured projects and regrettable color combinations.
  2. I have a general contractor. What else do I need? A general contractor’s job is to build or remodel a space according to the plans created by the architect and interior designer. General contractors don’t offer design expertise or troubleshoot aesthetic issues along the way. We do.
  3. I’m sure it’s too expensive to remodel. Let’s just move. It never hurts to ask. You really like your home, its convenient location, the view out the kitchen window, and all the memories you’ve made there. Do you really want to move, or would you like a fresh renovation to make you fall in love with your home again? At Debowsky Design Group, we offer a free, no obligation consultation to talk about your ideas and budget.
  4. I don’t have time to take on a remodel. It’s not about having time; think of it as making time. By working with a local team with local vendors, contractors, and trusted sources, so we can streamline the process for you.
  5. I need a woman or a gay man to head my design renovation. Not true. The actual skillset required to be an outstanding designer includes spatial reasoning talents; a deep knowledge of color, fabric, and finishes; excellent communication skills; and an unwavering attention to budgets and project management. Sexual orientation and preference play no role in a person’s skillset.

One more myth to erase from your concerns: What if I don’t like their style? Or, worse: What if they hate mine?

At Debowsky Design Group, we believe that good design is identifying and translating our clients’ aesthetic and functional goals. We work together to define, refine, and transform those ideas into a home you’ll never want to leave.

Are you ready for a home like that? Give us a call, and let’s get started.

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