If you’ve been in your Naples home for a while you may feel like it’s time to make some improvements. But what you have in mind involves more than simply a fresh coat of paint or some redecorating. You like your home and your neighborhood, but you want to make some significant changes that will dramatically improve the way your home looks and feels.
To get those kind of results, you’re probably not going to tackle this task on your own. But do you really need a residential designer to remodel your Naples home? After all, a quick Google search for “remodeling contractors in naples fl” will get you approximately 140,000 results! Why look for a designer? Can’t a contractor draw up a set of building plans for you and get the job done?
Of course. But a contractor and a designer approach the task differently. Designers are trained to make the most efficient use out of the space available. They’re also trained to listen to clients and ascertain their lifestyle, their needs, their budget and their priorities before drawing up a plan. Designers also tend to be up-to-date on the latest trends, and products that help homeowners get what they want from a remodeled home. Designers don’t opt for the solution that’s easiest to build—they suggest the solution that will best serve the homeowner’s needs and desires.
That’s not a knock on builders. But a builder’s main function is to build according to a plan. The better the plan, the better the end result will be. If you simply want to replace an existing room with one that’s a bit more modern (kind of a face-lift for your house as it were), you may be fine using a general contractor. But if you want a home that’s more efficient and comfortable—one that fits your specific lifestyle better—you’ll want to enlist the services of a designer.
As our name (Reed Design Build) suggests, we actually do both design and building/remodeling. That can really work to your advantage because the same company responsible for creating the design you want in the first place is also responsible for executing that design. Nothing gets lost in translation, and if the craftsman doing the remodeling has quesitons, he or she can go directly to the person who drew up the plan for clarification. (By the way, here’s a helpful post that explains the whole concept of design/build in more detail)
Do you really need a designer for the remodeling of your Naples home? It depends on what kind of results you want. If you want significant improvement in the use of the space you have available—and you want a home that better suits your tastes and lifestyle—a designer really makes sense. Great results begin with great planning!