Naperville Interior Designers – Frequently Asked Questions

What does an interior designer do?

Interior designers optimize indoor spaces by making them functional and aesthetically pleasing. They can work in either a commercial or residential setting. They must be able to systematically draw out a design plan similar to an architect and then execute on the plan. They assist the client with coordinating communication with furniture suppliers and contractors. 

Why should I hire an interior designer?

Taking on an interior design project yourself could be quite a stressful task. An interior designer coordinates a lot of moving parts. Not only is there process of buying furniture, the process may involve working with contractors such as painters and home remodeling experts. Not only will an interior designer handle the process of coordinating the moving parts. They will also be able to use their expertise and connections to get you a better deal than if you were to do it all on your own. They can also give you access to furniture pieces that others don’t have access to. Hire an interior designer if you value your time and your home. 

When should I hire an interior designer?

If you are a homeowner, you should hire an interior designer when you want your home to look and feel as nice as possible. If your household requires certain functionality out of the home, then an interior designer can use their experience to include that functionality as seamlessly as possible. If you are launching a new business where either the clients or employees spend time in the physical location, then an interior designer is highly recommended. You need to show customers that you are serious about your business. The interior design of your business leaves a lasting impression on every customer. They way that the place of business makes them feel will determine how many repeat customers you get. If your employees are constantly working at the business location, then it is imperative to design a workplace that promotes productivity. An experienced interior designer can maximize the benefits your employees gain from the workplace. Therefore, an interior design service can be highly be an investment that makes you money in the long run. 

How do I choose the right designer for me?

The process of choosing an interior designer can be summed up into a few basic steps.

  1. Figure out what you want.
  2. Browse around.
  3. Meet up.
  4. Make your decision.

You need to have a rough idea of what the end product should look like. You also need to meet up with at least 3 designers and talk to them. The whole process of interior design involves heavy communication and trust. You must get to know the interior designer before you work with them. We go much deeper into the process of choosing an interior designer in this article: How To Choose an Interior Designer – Interior Designers in Naperville, IL.

What cities do you work in?

We provide services to Naperville, Chicago, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Woodridge, Downers Grove, Wheaton, Warrenville, Lisle, Darien, Lemont, Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Glen Ellyn, Joliet, Romeoville, Batavia, Oswego, and anywhere else in the Chicagoland area.

I live outside of the Naperville or Chicagoland area can you still work for me?

Contact us here and we will let you know if you are in range. 

Why you instead of an in-store decorator?

An in-store decorator is motivated to push products in the store. By the same logic, they are also limited to products or services offered by the store they work for. An independent interior designer can provide more possibilities to your project. They also can work with multiple suppliers so they can leverage their connections for your benefit. 

Hiring an interior designer: How does it work?

After speaking on the phone, we will schedule an in person consultation if we feel that we are a good fit. The interior designer will then walk through your home or business while you explain them your needs. No concrete design concepts are created during this meeting. After the initial consultation, a proposal with a defined price will be sent to the client. From there, it is up to the client to decide if they want to continue with the project. 

How do we get started?

Contact us here!

How long will our project take?

An interior design project cannot be rushed. However, we still value your time so we will streamline the process. Due to the nature of the business, project times can vary greatly. Therefore, this question cannot have a blanket answer. The answer depends on the factors involved with the project. 

How involved in the process will I need to be?

This is completely up to you. Like with most things, the more involved you are, the more the project will cater to your needs. Our designers will be able to satisfy you even if you decide you don’t want to deal with any of the hassles associated with interior design. However, if you want to be with us throughout the whole step of the process, we will definitely accommodate you. 

What type of projects can you do?

We work on homes and businesses. Click here to check out more detailed info on our residential and commercial services. 

What other services do you offer clients?

Besides interior design, we offer home staging services for those who want to sell a home or property on the market. 

What if an interior designer suggests a style I don’t like?

If this happens, you are free to voice your opinion to the fullest. Our goal at SSD Interior Designers is to make the client’s vision come to life, not the interior designer’s vision. Our designers can provide a variety of styles to base as options. This is integral to our company’s mission. We don’t enforce our opinions onto you.