When working with an interior designer, sometimes you will have to adjust to the ideas they have in mind for your living space. Unless you’re very clear about what you want, that is.

Real estate developer Louie Santaguida has a lot of experience building beautiful homes and condominiums, but do you know what he and other interior designers have in common? Practicality. A good interior designer will always think about practicality first before anything else.

Here are some useful tips that you can use when working with your interior designer:

  • Be precise with what you want –interior designers need a touch of inspiration from a potential client in order to deliver a concept that their clients will love. It is best that before you start working with your interior designer, you already have a design in mind so that he or she will not have a hard time thinking about what design to create for your home.

  • Know what kind of style you want – Aside from having a clear idea of what you want your home interior to look like, it is also important that you know what kind of style you want, whether it is modern, Zen or a classic design, make sure that you paint a picture for your designer so they can deliver results that you will be happy with. This will also save you a lot of time and money, since your designer will no longer be forced to ask you questions on what you want your interior to look like.

  • Know your color preferences – Knowing your colors is very crucial for an interior designer, since they will be working with colors more to make your home interior look balanced. Of course depending also on your style, the colors that you choose will determine the kind of style that you want for your home.

  • Be straight to the point and realistic when it comes to your budget, timeline and preferences – It is important that you give your interior designer a realistic idea of what you want your home to look like, so that they can start working on your design. They will show you a sketch of the expected outcome so you will be able to picture your home through the designers eyes, based on your preferred style and color patterns. Again this will save you a lot of time, since these are important aspects for them to check off their list. It will also determine the type of materials they will need to use for your home interior, especially if you are working on a limited budget.

Designing your home can be a complicated process but by working with your designer, it will be less of a hassle and you’re more likely to love the results. Good luck!